Originally Posted by SecondsOut
hah, this reminds me of the introduction to Pavel's book Beyond Bodybuilding:
"We go to a bodybuilding expo every year. Last few years we ran a challenge at our booth. A one-arm military press with an eighty-eight pound kettlebell. The rules are simple: the fist must be lower than the chin at the start of the press and the knees must remain locked. You don't even have to clean the bell because I do not want any of the 'this is all technique' whining. We'll hand it to you if you insist.
Let us face it, pressing eighty-eight pounds overhead is not a feat of strength. Definitely not for a two hundred-fifty pound man. Yet the overwhelming majority of the big sissies just can't do it. And that is the ones who at least try. Most are plain scared. I call out to the passing muscleheads: 'Do we have a man here?' Most flinch and keep walking. Whenever my challenge was ignored I would smile sweetly and say, 'Sir, I understand. Not all forms of exercise are right for all people. Perhaps you would like to check out Jazzercise over there?'"
I keep meaning to read that book.
But one difference is that Pavel was calling people out, whereas that wasn't my intention. I know
there are plenty of guys on MAB who are way stronger than I am