Hello. Does anyone experience problems when in social settings with other people, and do you turn to lifting either to replace socialising, or to channel the anger/frustration you feel towards something productive and self-improving?
In the movie 'Pumping Iron', Mike Katz would speak about how he'd leave parties early, resolve to 'show them all', and run laps of an oval or lift weights. I feel much the same way as he felt, and I virtually never attend social events (virtually never get asked either). Last night (Friday night), while people were partying and having a 'good time', I was in my garage, doing overhead presses to failure. Does anyone else do anything like this?
There are various reasons why I'm not skilled socially, the foremost being that I'm hearing impaired and find it hard to talk and listen to people in a loud noisy party setting, but whatever the cause is, I'm most comfortable lifting weights than socialising. Sometimes I harbour a 'me-against-them-all' attitude, somewhat similar to what I imagine Mike Katz would have felt, and I try to use it as motivation to get bigger and stronger.
Does anyone else feel or act like this?
It's Saturday night, and while all of my 'friends' have gone out, I'm going to head into the garage again and force out some more presses (I did deadlifts and presses this morning, and I'm too tired to do deadlifts again!).