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I am a competitive Powerlifter
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:26:25 PM »
Ever say that out loud?

I said that to my boss today to ask permission to continue to serve as the adviser of our Barbell Club. When I said it, he said "well I could tell you are a weightlifter" (1/2 dozen BB.com threads about looking like you lift in work clothes go through my mind) and he gave permission to act in that role again without hesitation.

Was just kind of a funny thing to say out loud to a colleague. 7 years of talking online about lifting weights has come pretty easy for me since I love it so much. Sitting in a quiet corner office, looking my boss in the eye and saying "I'm a competitive Powerfifter" came pretty easy as well.

No thunderclap of realization, no drama, no selfies in the mirror, no bragging, no e-stats, just a level, honest conversation - about something I enjoy.

Kind of like Iron Sanctuary.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 08:36:54 PM by Bando »
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Re: I am a Competative Powerlifter
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 08:26:40 PM »
I almost never say anything to anyone outside of the gym about training. Except my wife, i kinda think she doesnt really care..
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Re: I am a Competative Powerlifter
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 08:30:53 PM »
I've never said that out loud but if I were to make a thread about it I'd make damn sure I spelled "competitive" properly.  ;D

Before I ever mentioned to my colleagues that I'm a "drug tested amateur competitive bodybuilder" I make sure I've wowed their socks off with a work task so I don't get discriminated against.
But I hear ya...the title itself has impact.
Maybe only to us, but it has impact.

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Re: I am a Competative Powerlifter
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 08:45:44 PM »
I've never said that out loud but if I were to make a thread about it I'd make damn sure I spelled "competitive" properly.  ;D

Before I ever mentioned to my colleagues that I'm a "drug tested amateur competitive bodybuilder" I make sure I've wowed their socks off with a work task so I don't get discriminated against.
But I hear ya...the title itself has impact.
Maybe only to us, but it has impact.

Thanks for the spelling correction. fixed.

I'm not trying to "wow" anyone, I was just stating a fact. The club officers were pretty upset when I said I may not serve as adviser, so I grudgingly agreed to ask. I was surprised my Boss was super-supportive.

The very last thing I want to do is call attention to myself with lifting as the outcome would be "why is he doing that when he could be spending those hours working."
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Re: I am a competitive Powerlifter
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 11:32:16 AM »
Ever say that out loud?

Yep.   :)
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