As any gym rat will tell you, gym time is about far more than what you look like in the mirror. It’s about mindset, mental health, and the way it makes you feel about yourself. An old friend and dedicated gymgoer once pejoratively said about someone, “he only works out the glamour muscles.” It was a withering insult. Only a philistine goes to the gym and just works out biceps and abs. No, to be a true gym bro, you need to be thinking about fascia. Yeah, that’s right, fascia. Ever heard of it?
Enough of the gatekeeping. I’m a proponent of exercising in whatever way feels right to you. That’s the only way it’s sustainable- if it’s fun, and you want to do it. For me, that doesn’t mean powerlifting. But it does for many, and to those behemoth weightlifters, I say, you do you bestie. At least we can all enjoy these gym memes together.