That was a good read Gamma!
Everyone here has a desire to lift heavy weights, Im sure that desire has been around as long as the world has been around.
I always imagined people lifting random objects (rocks ect), as people thought more about what they were doing and tried to improve on it (again a natural human thing) they got stronger and learned better mechanical advantages. This meant bigger objects and different lifting techniques. It maybe evolved from there.
Thats my thoughts.
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