It still amazes me that so many people say that they will never be able to do something before they first make an attempt. I can’t help but to smile every time someone watches me train and comes over to tell me how strong I am and their back cries when they see me deadlifting 400lbs for reps.
My response is always the same: Why?
This is where I get a laundry list of excuses including but not limited to: an injury that happened over a decade ago, they don’t have enough time, they are not as sexy as me, they don’t have the genetics, or they could never be that strong.
Another one I really enjoy is “I’m not as big as you.” This is laughable since standing at 6′ tall, I only weigh 183lbs. In some circles I am by no means considered “big” and just last week I was asked if I was 160. I use the term “silent muscle” but I also like a phrase my girlfriend uses, “strength despite size.”