I may have mentioned some of these, but it’s always fun to reminisce. Power lifting is not a mainstream sport….in case you hadn’t noticed. Once you get involved, you find out that it really is everywhere. It’s just not something that people talk about everyday. When people think of competitive weight lifting…..they run through a long list of things that have absolutely nothing to do with power lifting. As a result, I usually don’t even tell people what I do. And if I do, I make sure that I have the opportunity to explain it. Because, inevitably, there will be a lot of questions to follow. I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
So what kind of diet do you have to be on? I just have to eat and usually a lot. I try to stick with giant chunks of raw meat whenever possible, but I throw in the random pop tart now and then too.
I have a friend who does spray tanning if you need some one. Thanks but….no thanks. Just to clarify…I am NOT a body builder. I don’t spray tan and I don’t get up on stage for a bikini clad flex off. Tempting….but no.
You know that muscle is all going to turn to fat once you quit lifting, right? You’re so right. I should just stop training right now. Since it’s all going to end up as fat, I think I should just focus on getting fat right now instead of prolonging it. Pass the cheez-its lady!!! Personally, I think this is what people say to make themselves feel better about not working out.
I heard power lifters can’t even walk across the room without getting out of breath. Yeah, I’m not in shape at all. In fact, it would really be cool if you could give me piggy back rides everywhere we went today. Because doing 100 squat reps has NOTHING on walking around the office. I’m beat!!
So can you bench press your boyfriend? Yeah, but I make sure he’s facing down so I can get an extra tight grip in the crotch region. And bench pressing a person is just slightly different than lifting weight on a bar with perfect distribution.
Will you flex for us? Again, I am NOT a bodybuilder. My posing skills are garbage. I make the most horrendous faces (almost as bad as my lifting faces). Trust me, you don’t want to see it.
Do you use steroids? I used to, but I got really sick of having to shave my chest. But seriously, NO, no steriods. I lift Raw so I use no gear and no performance enhancing drugs. There are random drug tests at every meet to keep us all on the straight and narrow.
So do you carry around those big cement balls? Pull semi trucks and stuff? Unfortunately, atlas balls are not my specialty. Those are used in the world’s strongest man competition. Big strong guys run around carrying cement blocks, flipping tires, and grunting. It’s a fantastic competition, but it has nothing to do with power lifting.
I’ve mentioned a few about my looks that drive me nuts (here). Thanks for trying to compliment me, but saying that you’re surprised that I don’t look completely disgusting….is not so much a compliment.
Are you lifting that? Why yes, yes I am. And I’m going to do it 10 times. Would you like me to take some weight off so that you can try it too?
You’re gonna hurt yourself sweat heart. This one inspires violent thoughts in me, and I am SO not a violent person.
Got any others? Feel free to chime in!!!