You Know You’re a Weightlifter When…

by / Thursday, 27 March 2014 / Published in Olympic Weightlifting

5) You become obsessed with the red plates and make it a goal to get them on your barbell. You use to think that bumper plates were cool because they are so big and brawny but there is something about the red plates that is mesmerizing and you must have them and once you have one set on the bar, two sets becomes your goal… the more red the better.

4) You become obsessed with squatting and the size of your legs. You relish in the fact that your jeans don’t fit you anymore and are a little sad at the same time because now you have to go buy new jeans and who makes jeans to fit big legs anyways so you end up wearing lulu’s everyday and hope someone doesn’t say something about your fashion sense or lack there of…

3) You become obsessed with Klokov, Apti, Ilya & Lydia those little fu*$#n foreign weightlifters and their big weights and speed, who do they think they are besides amazing??? Before you know it, two hours have passed while you have been watching videos on your computer and you still cant figure out how they are so effing fast…

2) You curse your parents for not seeing your natural born gift at the age of 6 and finding a weightlifting gym for you to train at instead of putting you in tap class where you had to dress up like a Hobo for your tap recital which got you know where in life and only instilled a deep seeded loathing for Hobos who never did anything to you personally so get off their back, they can’t help their hobo-ness.

1) 10 Reps of Back Squats ARE your metcon and you realize that perhaps you have asthma for a reason and since you don’t like breathing hard and prefer lifting heavy s#*t and putting it over your head maybe weightlifting was made for you and even though you didn’t start at the age of 6, it is better to have found your love later in life than to never have found it at all…

-Barbells & Bunnies

Meshelle

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