Sisyphus smiling

TRAINING– Powerlifting gives me purpose. To become stronger than I was yesterday. Gravity doesn’t change. It will remain constant today and tomorrow. I either get stronger or I improve my technique… But gravity never changes. This journey is about overcoming obstacles. I’ve had my fair share of injuries and setbacks. I’ve pushed that boulder up the mountain to only have it roll back down again as soon as I hit an injury. But my character never wavers…it builds. You’ve all been there before. This is my journey and even when I make it to the top of my mountain that mountain will only gain more height and I must push this heavy boulder further…climb higher. The key  to realize is that I enjoy pushing that boulder up this wretched unforgiving mountain…that weight on my shoulders..I don’t wish that this rock were to get lighter..I wish to endure more…..it gives my training purpose.
“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

Sisyphus by Titian, 1549

Sisyphus by Titian, 1549 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normally, I have a Bulgarian mentality when it comes to training. I like to lift heavy and lift often. High frequency and high intensity. In the last year I have learned to be more patient and to bring down the intensity. This is due to injuries.

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