Just in case some of you are getting tired of my old ass posts, I've got a story for you. I wasn't always held together by stitches and duct tape.

There was a point when I was one of the best bench pressers in the world. It was no accident. I worked my ass off.

Unlike now where my motto is "If it hurts, stop" back in the day I was like f@ck it! I couldn't push myself hard enough.

One of my favorite stories was about going after a pr 605 two-board bench. I missed it six times in a row. There's no earthly reason, but I got in on my seventh try.

I was fully prepared to spend the whole night in the gym. My crew knew it also, Not one of them told me to stop. I had their full support in my stupidity.

Those are the things you'll hear from top lifters. Yes, we old's will carry on about playing the long game and being smart, but you'll never know what you are capable of unless you really push yourself way beyond your comfort level.

Here's one thing to remember, however, I was fully willing to break myself. I have had my share of injuries and surgeries. So remember there's glory to be had, but consequences as well.