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I remember the day when I first touched you, you gave me bubbly, aching calluses. My hands went from soft and dainty to lifting-certified. I鈥檇 spend hour picking at my hand calluses -- this is when I knew, this was how my free time would look like as a lifter.
When I didn't want to bench press, you made sure the fear of being pinned by the weight will drive me to press harder. I learned humility when I was pinned by the weight from bench press, that I can expect to nobody to come to my rescue.
Barbell roll, anyone?
My dear barbell, when I first put you on my non-existing traps to squat, I looked a confused baby giraffe. But after a few years of practice, I learned that traps do indeed grow. Oh, and they grew.
You know what else grew?
We spent time doing awesome things together. From high-bar squats, to the sexy barbell hip thrust. When I couldn't figure out the cable machines, you'd do that rusty smile from across the room, knowing that you will always be best thing I'd ever have.

Thank you bar-baby. We will be bros forever. <3

you right, you right!!!!! :) @DroPuenteAG93
@alywoah we all have to fall in order to stand up again. 1, 2, 3 go!
Personally, being pinned under the barbell on bench press was the best thing to ever happen to me. Made me realize how much I wanted to grow physically mentally. Also gave the haters a reason to hate me all over again lol. 馃憡馃徑 brofist for all the bros out there.
gifs and the write up is hilarious on this one, that fear of being pinned by the bench press weight is real, lol..
@DroPuenteAG93 that's a great way of looking at it! I felt so embarrassed when I was pinned!! lol. But hey, I definitely got stronger too!
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