I’ve been out of the game for a while, a really long time. I left my shoes on the platform at 2005 NAPF meet in Miami. I walked away due to life and the stress of completing school. I dropped everything Powerlifting. I mean completely out of it, even most of the relationships and friends (sorry). I didn’t even know that the weight classes changed.
I have been to ONE Powerlifting meet in 8 years. But wait, now I have a blog and I am writing about Powerlifting. Instead of boring you with HOW I got to this point, let me highlight WHY I got back into Powerlifting.
- I Missed You Guys. I definitely made some great friends through Powerlifting and in the past few months I have reconnected with some of them. I even reconnected with some really nice “enemies” of the past (they never were really enemies, just competitors).
- To Give Back. No way would I be where I am in my career or life path without Powerlifting’s influence. The mentors, the travel, the discipline, the struggles, they have all significantly contributed to who I am now.
- To Democratize Information. I spent many years collecting, analyzing, and HOARDING quality information. Now, I would like to help people share information. This blog is going to challenge Mr. Status Quo.
- To Help New Lifters. My hope is to help produce consistent, quality information for new lifters. I mean, who else is going to read something that I write besides a newbie?
- To Be a New Lens. I can now see the forrest AND the trees. I was an insider, and now I am an outsider. I have a perspective that only a few have. A few new skills that I have picked up will help out.
- To Experiment. I’d like to experiment with emerging communication strategies in sport.
I hope you enjoy it or hate it, either is fine with me. As long as someone is reading this, I really don’t care.
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