Over the past 10 years or more that I’ve been doing bodybuilding and weightlifting in the gym, people have doubted me and criticized me all over. I think all weightlifters go through the same thing whether they want to admit it or not. Yeah, people will doubt you, criticize you and call you delusional… all that stuff. I certainly gotten a lot of that.
It’s one of my biggest pet peeves is when people want to doubt me in fitness & bodybuilding. What’s even more interesting is that some will act like I’ll get hurt doing it and many will act like I don’t know what I’m doing.
Then once I did my first Power Lifting contest and made third place, they’re all of a sudden shocked and surprised about me. I’m like, WOW. After all the negativity I got over my fitness over the years, people wanna act all surprised now.
Yeah, I do know what I’m doing in weightlifting. I do know how to keep myself safe and not injure myself. I also know really good form in my workouts too.
Ya know, you’re going to get this a lot. You want to get into bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman stuff and things like that… you’re definitely going to get critics and haters for sure. The best part is when people who don’t even workout giving you all kinds of advice and I’m like, huh? Best thing to do is just ignore them all and continue to do your thing, no matter what anyone says.
Sooner or later, people will start to see what you do and then people will catch on and give you respect. It takes time but you can earn respect by everyone around you. You just gotta keep doing your thing and keep working hard. They will never criticize and never doubt you again.
Getting into competitions is actually kind of a good thing. I’ll never get into pose-down competitions or anything like what you see in Mr. Olympia, that will never be my thing but for powerlifting, yes!
I know I talk about this a lot but my first powerlifting meet was the best thing I ever did so I deserve to brag on about it. It really was an amazing experience. I can see why they’re getting so popular. There are many different powerlifting federations all over the country and I would like to try different ones too.