Robyn Machado


Robyn Machado






67.5kg/148lb 15th in the world


Saratoga, NY

Current Location:

Raleigh, NC


Pam & Rob- mom and dad living their best life on their horse farm in upstate New York.


Gold’s Gym Fuquay-Varina GM

How did you start competing?

In 2017 I worked out with a bodybuilder and she asked me if I wanted to deadlift. I was no stranger to the gym but I had never tried deadlifting. I pulled 300lbs my first session and she said I should try powerlifting. I looked into it, signed up for a push/pull meet two months later and was hooked since!

How long have you been competing?

About 6 years

What is your proudest moment/achievement in your sport?

My 2021 meet which was my come back meet after healing up from a major powerlifting injury.

What are your favorite foods to eat?

Sushi & pizza

What do you like to do outside of the Gym?

Ride my motorcycle and play PS5

Who are your inspirations or people you look up to?

I’m 37, so I love watching strong lifters who are around my age or older (Jenn Thompson, Barbara Lee, Susan Salazar…). It’s not easy but they keep getting better and that’s motivating as hell.

What’s something about you that not many people know?

I used to own a plumbing franchise. Imagine me showing up to replace your sewer and water lines!

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