Today in Spanish class, we were asked, “Que te gusta?” which means “What do you like.” Everybody in class said either football or basketball. After a few minutes, I was asked, and I said, “Me gusta weightlifting.” Everybody laughed at me. They probably don’t know anything about weightlifting.
I don’t blame them. Weightlifting is more like a cult here in the Philippines. Anybody spending serious time holding a barbell is considered a “freak” which I am not. I don’t know anyone personally who has as much passion as weightlifting as I do. The only other Filipino I know who loves weights more than I is USCTrojan.
Do you have stories about how your weightlifting background gave you a feeling that you are part of a very small minority?