My new article this week at Breaking Muscle is entitled, “The Top 4 Ways You Can Look And Act Like A Weightlifter Without Actually Having To Be One.”
I’m both joking and serious … as usual!
Here’s the intro:
One of the many things I love about being a weightlifter is that I get to be a part of a remarkably unique subculture. In my last article on How to Snatch in 10 Seconds I made the claim Olympic Lifters are elitists – in a good way, not a bad way.
In this article I’m going to take that a bit further and say weightlifters are just flat-out weird. Again, I mean this in a good way not a bad way!
Similar to those fun bumper stickers that say, “Keep (*Insert Your City*) Weird”, I’m going to advocate that we Keep Weightlifters Weird.
I am currently going out of my way to popularize the sport and bring it closer to the mainstream. But I’d never want it to lose it’s unique flavor and be watered down. That would ruin what I love about it. So instead of trying to make weightlifters more like everyone else, I’m going to see if I can get everyone else to be more like weightlifters – even if it’s only on the surface.