As someone who has been a serious powerlifter for about 10 years, I know what the power feels like. It feels like a freight train running through your body. It feels like the earth is on your chest. As Arnold Schwarzenegger explains, “it feels like you are cumming!”. We all know he means that it’s like having sex for a really long time, as your body tends to feel great as it releases endorphins and dopamine.
But what they don’t tell you, is about the haters! Their is something to be said about body dysmorphia. Some people think its gross, some don’t. But, if we can learn anything from our beloved Arnold, we know that he was cocky and ignorant of the haters. He knows he’s weird. We have to know that we are “weird” to normal people. We are not like the skinny-boned boys in the school yard. We are the jocks. We should not be the bullies- we should be the bullies of the bullies. It is up to us to decide. what I am trying to say is that we as powerlifters must embrace the oddity that we have become, and let society make their judgements. We are snowflakes- but their are others out there who are like us.
There’s a lesson in love here as well. With women’s bodybuilding becoming a legitimate sport, it’s becoming a lot easier for male bodybuilders to find love. Think about it. It is great because we now have similar minded people to begin relationship with. I can solidly say, that I wake up and drink egg whites with my wife every morning, and get our first lift in together. She does her cardio, while I do my trunk lifts.
This is just a short post, and wanted to say that we, are all with you! We know your routine, we know your dedication and the tough times you go through to get what you are looking for. We know how it feels. Keep at it. Gains don’t come easy. Thanks again for being great people and fans of a great sport- we look forward to providing you with great information! DFWUPA!