I’m sure you’ve all gone through this no matter the level of powerlifting you’re in… whether you’re a novice, intermediate or a veteran. I’m sure you’ll get all kinds of misinformed non-gym goers who give you all kinds of unsolicited and misinformed advice like “don’t lift too heavy or you’ll kill yourself” even if when you’re not lifting all that heavy and even if it’s an easy lift, people will say that anyway.
It’s like “hey, it’s called powerlifting, heavy lifting is the name of the game”. What do you say to these kind of people so they’ll understand and leave you alone? I get this a lot and it’s getting annoying, honestly.