Interview with Moxy Socks Athlete: Jimmie Salyer

We did an interview with Moxy Socks Athlete Jimmie Salyer. Jimmie has been wearing our socks proudly every time he lifts! We will be featuring a Moxy Socks athlete every week. If you would like to be featured, send an inquiry to moxysocks@gmail.com or message us on instagram: @moxysocks. Here we have 15 Questions with Jimmie, asking him about his powerlifting efforts. Enjoy everyone!

Care to introduce yourself?

I’m Jimmie Salyer. I’m currently 21 years old. I have two sisters: one older sister and one younger sister. I was raised in the hills of Grundy, Virginia and now currently reside in Richmond, Kentucky where I attend school at Eastern Kentucky University. I’ll be a senior this Fall finishing my degree in Criminal Justice Studies. I hope to eventually pursue a career in law enforcement.

What kind of athlete are you? What sport are you in?

I’m a strength training athlete and my sport of choice is powerlifting. Prior to this I was soccer player.

How have you progressed?

Progression wise, I’ve come quite a long way in a short amount of time. I’ve been training seriously to compete in powerlifting for about two years now. I first got into lifting to go with my offseason soccer training. Since focusing mainly on powerlifting  style workouts, I’ve added over 100 pounds on my squat, 45 to my bench, and 150 on my deadlift.

Where did you hear about Moxy Socks?

I first heard of Moxy Socks, when I was scrolling through amazon searching for deadlift socks/slippers to help protect my shins because they were getting extremely beat up and bruised on a regular basis from this exercise.

How much can you lift?

My current meet records are a 500 squat, a 340 bench-press, and a 520 deadlift. My gym records that I’ve hit in training are a 500 squat, a 350 bench, and a 530 deadlift. My best meet total is 1340 and gym total is 1380.

 What’s your favorite part about powerlifting?

My favorite part about powerlifting is the people. Powerlifters are some of the nicest people that I’ve met and also they are always willing to help each other. There’s nothing  like having everybody in the room cheering you on to achieve the best lifts you can possibly get.

 Are you on a specific diet? What do you mostly eat?

Diet wise, I don’t really do anything specific and I should. I have on average five meals a day, and three to four of those meals are pretty healthy with the fifth being a splurge of  some sort. My splurge foods are normally milkshakes, hamburgers from Cook-out, ice cream or doughnuts. I mostly eat a lot of chicken, steak, brown rice, carrots, sweet potatoes, and turkey.

 What are your favorite Moxy Socks?

My favorite Moxy Socks are my white grenade socks. They were the first pair I everpurchase and I’ve hit a lot of training PR’s in them.

 What motivates or inspires you to be better?

Motivation for me is failing at a lift. It motivates me to come back in the gym and work harder to get better. In my last powerlifting meet, I missed all three of my last attempts  in each lift. That’s motivated me to come back even stronger and smash those numbers the next time I put them on the bar. A lot of my inspiration comes from my family. They’ve always inspired and taught me to me work hard in everything I do and not take the easy way out.
 

 Favorite music? Movie? Color? 

If I had to pick my favorite music I would say pop punk, but I’m also a huge fan of rap music and country. I love the bands A Day to Remember, Issues, and Sum 41. My all-time favorite movie is The Italian Job. Mark Wahlberg is an amazing actor. I don’t really have a favorite color, but if I had to pick it would be a tie between black and yellow; because I’m a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

If you could make any sock in the world, what would it be?

If I could make any sock in the world it would be a simple sock with the words inspire greatness on the back side going down the calves.
 

 When’s your next competition?

My next competition is planned for October tenth in Louisville, Kentucky. I’ll be competing in the Southern Powerlifting Federations meet called Mafia Mayhem.
 

 What’s your favorite lift/exercise? How often do you train?

My favorite lift is definitely squats; this answer would probably be different on a heavy squat day though. When you put that weight on your shoulders and stand back up with it, there’s no other feeling like it. It shows you that no matter how heavy the burden on your shoulders you can always stand back up with hard-work and dedication.
 

 How do you spend your free time?

My free time is spent between a mixture of things. When I get a few days off work/school I try to go home to see my friends and family. I also enjoy playing golf on my off days from the gym.

 Lastly, any shoutouts to anyone? 

I’d like to give a shout-out to my former training partner and best friend Jeremiah Thompson. He’s been in my corner since day one. Heath Chaffin and John Looney, these two taught me everything I know about the weight room. My friends Ethan Prater and Lindsay Vance, they’ve been my biggest supporters since I started competing. Adam Fritz because he’s made me feel welcome and helped me out a ton since moving to Richmond. Lastly, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to my family. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.
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