August 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

Here is the link to the BenchPress Nationals next Saturday. I lift around 2:00

I normally do not get to post on the weekend but I found the website Powerlifting Academy and thought this was really funny.

You might be a powerlifter if…

  • The doctor tells you that you need more iron in your diet so you throw in an extra set of lock-outs!
  • You check squat depth when using the john.
  • When you work a desk during the day and you still have 1/2 inch thick calluses on your hands.
  • You think baby powder on your thighs and chalk on your hands looks cool.
  • Whenever a non-PL friend of yours moves house, or needs to move heavy things around the place, you are the FIRST person they call for help!
  • You psych up before lifting your laundry basket off the floor.
  • Most people in the gym don’t like you.
  • You are NOT at a powerlifting gym when during your leg routine, you have all the 45’s in the gym on your own bar and a bunch of guys are watching you waiting for you to share.
  • You dismount the toilet like doing box squats (to perfect that explosive power).
  • You think torn track pants, an old, sweaty, filthy t-shirt advertising a garbage company, and SLIPPERS, are perfectly suitable gym attire.
  • You can’t count above 5 but can multiply by 45 in your head.
  • People at gym tell you someone is looking very “cut” and you think they had a terrible accident in the kitchen.
  • When the word “gear” refers to squat suits, bench shirts, wraps, belts, suit slippers, salts and chalk, not STEROIDS.
  • When you inhale ammonia instead of using it for cleaning.
  • When the amount of weight you lift is more important than how cleanly shaven your legs are or how dark your tan is.
  • When the gym owner kicks you out for bending yet another bar while squatting.
  • You think a 16 oz. steak is a snack to have between meals.
  • It takes 5 seconds for your spirit to re-enter your body after deadlifting.
  • You think that creatine is a food group.
  • You use a 1 kg plate as a paper-weight on your desk at work.
  • You have baby powder in your gym bag.
  • You take your weight belt off in between sets or while going to the water fountain or restroom.
  • You develop “white lung” from the chalk and baby powder.
  • You use the handicap stall at a public restroom for the use of the handrails on leg day.
  • You are annoyed by someone using the power rack for curls, even when the gym is empty.
  • You can’t understand why college wrestlers wear powerlifting uniforms.
  • You have more garments in your gym bag made of polyester than is worn by the whole crew at McDonald’s.
  • You think it is cool the Japanese named a national sport after your deadlifting style.
  • The greeting “Good Morning” makes your hamstrings and lower back ache.
  • You think of helping your neighbors move their piano as “a set”.
  • You drop something, and go into a sumo stance to pick it up. ( I do this)
  • You might be a powerlifting female if all heads turn when you squat.
  • You might be a powerlifting female if you get more excited over squat shoes and new belt than you do over jewelry.
  • You get accused by bodybuilders of taking steroids because you’re stronger than they are.
  • You daydream of pushpressing aerobic instructors to see how high they will fly.
  • You have ever used a Home Depot card to purchase “training equipment”.

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