I don’t mean to brag but I feel the need to do this with this post and can’t help myself. Everywhere I go, some random person would come up to me and say they follow my lifting on instagram like with my bodybuilding and powerlifting stuff that I do. I get some family members that follow what I do and sometimes I even get complete strangers coming up to me telling they like what I do online when it comes to weightlifting. In the weightlifting world, you really can grow a fan following and get supporters which is amazing to me and I’m humbled.
I don’t know what it is. Maybe they like what I do is that they admire the fact that I’m a 40 something lifter who weighs about 147 lbs. and lifting kind of semi-heavy weights. This is kind of one of the reasons I got into powerlifting for is to hopefully win over respect by people and it is already starting to happen.
Just you wait, y’all. This is only the beginning of what I do. Wait until you start seeing me hitting the bigger weights sometime in the future. My goal in powerlifting is to be able to smash a 500 lb. or over deadlift and squat and to be able to smash a 300 lb. bench or over. It’ll take some more years to get up to the real big ones but I’ll get there, though. I’m just taking my time and not getting too ahead of myself in powerlifting.
I would love to do my first USAPL powerlifting meet but I’m not gonna rush for that one. I’m gonna wait to hit the big weights first and then maybe I’ll think about doing USAPL. For now, I’ll just stick with doing powerlifting meets at the local ones like Albany Strength and the YMCA.
When I talk to people in public, I always get compliments about my bodybuilding physique and they are always shocked how strong I am. When people give me hugs or wrap their arm around my shoulder, people always get shocked about my strength. I was told by someone last night that I’m solid as a rock. I can’t tell my own strength so I just let other people do the judging.
People talking about my weightlifting on social media is great though and that’s a part of what helps keep me motivated to keep going to the gym 4 days a week.
I don’t do all of this for myself, though… I’m hoping to inspire others and hoping to motivate people to hit the gym and get into fitness too. Some people have gone to the gym ’cause of me.
It’s all pretty mind-blowing really.
In the bodybuilding and powerlifting world, do I hope to become famous for it? I don’t know. Not really but I do hope to get recognized for it a little bit. I’m not afraid to say it. If I want to get recognized nationally in powerlifting, I got to start doing the national powerlifting meets in the USAPL and I will in the future.
I love powerlifting. It’s an incredible sport and I’m happy that I get to do a sport that I can do.
3 thoughts on “People are catching on with my lifting on social media, there’s a bit of a buzz going around and it’s amazing…”
You won’t get famous, man. I’m 44 and lifting close to those goal weights you have, and I didn’t even place in the master’s division at my last meet. 500 was the opening deadlift for most guys there.
I don’t want to get famous anyway but a little recognition would be cool, though. It be cool to be like those guys in youtube like Alan Thrall, Russell Orhii, Silent Mike, Mark Bell and all those guys. I think that’s what I was trying to say.
It would be cool. I like Alan Thrall, too. But think of all the benefits we get from it anyway. Keep on doing what you’re doing. It will pay one way or another.