I started weightlifting just like anyone else. I went to the gym and trained everyday, but I also worked fearlessly to become better. Do not ever get in the habit of telling yourself “he is just a naturally great athlete” because this is the first copout to showing a defeatist attitude. Weightlifting is one of the most difficult sports there is (if not the most difficult) and those who are good at it have done a hell of a lot of snatches, cleans, jerks, and squats. The best have confronted the wall you must climb over to become stronger and charged through it instead like a juggernaut.
—Donny Shankle (via 500fairytales)
Do what it takes to win.
Another of my comics for /fit/. We’re all gonna make it, brahs.