Every sport gets slammed, most of them even harder as ours. And getting out our negative side by pointing fingers is part of human nature. It’s unacceptable, but it happens. So let’s embrace this dark side of the modern social media way of living and have a little fun by turning things into more humours perspective.
Before reading the comments below, remember:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”― Theodore Roosevelt
We tried to come up with a story, by putting together some of the comments found on social channels.
1. Starting with the most famous one.
“Do you even lift bro?” We definitely need to make a t-shirt with this one.
2. A lot of people worry about our gains.
“This workout will leave you dialling 911 because your gains were stolen.” We especially love the hashtags here.
3. Second most famous.
“Not a single pull-up was done that day.” This comment is so over-used. Please come up with something new.
4. Solution for our pull-ups offered.
“You want to see real pull ups? Go to prison.” If you want to learn something new, go to …
5. Community problems
“It is addictive mainly because it’s social.”. If you’re not social, these hate comments happen.
6. The struggle with definition
“So it’s casual lifting with a bit of endurance and incorrect form?” People still struggle with defining our sport.
7. So that’s why they call it:
“I call it the ability to lose gains.” Here we go again.
8. And for girls who lift.
“She’s the kind of hot, where if she cheated on you, you apologize.” Yeah you’re safer that way.
9. While you could be lifting weights with those girls…
“And I’m sitting here eating chips like…” Why?
10. Back to old school BB.
“I wonder what Arnold has to say about this?” He hosted one competitive fitness event at his Arnold Classic Europe 2014. He kind of liked it.
11. Not sure if he would agree.
“No gains were made that day.” You sure don’t gain anything from typing these comments.
12. At the end it all comes down to bacon.
“Makes me want to go eat some bacon.” Us too!
Please stay respectful!
See this video from Monica Lewinsky on how being abused online actually feels like.