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The Weightlifter’s Journey Part 3: How Weightlifting Can Change Your Life

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This week on Barbell Shrugged, our 5-part series The Weightlifter’s Journey continues with part 3, “How Weightlifting can change your life.”

On part two, we shared some key habits that will help keep life’s inevitable hurdles from derailing your weightlifting progress. This week we take the story on the road, as the Barbell Shrugged team travels deep into South Florida for the east coasts’ largest sanctioned weightlifting meets – The MIA Classic.

@ctpcam ・・・ About to film part three of #theweightliftersjourney w/ @dannyxsoul at the @miaclassic #barbellshrugged

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The bright lights of the competition platform are a thrill for any new athlete, but the sport of weightlifting is about much more than just chasing PR’s and winning meets. For those who’s journey hasn’t been quite so smooth or stellar, the barbell is more like a shot at redemption and a stronger life.

What do you do when you hit rock bottom? You let the barbell lift you back up. Welcome to The Weightlifter’s Journey, part 3.

Enjoy the show!

And please, share this post with a friend who might enjoy hearing Danny’s story. The more people who join the journey, the better.

To learn more about Danny Soul and his crew, make sure to visit Crossfit Soul Miami. You can also follow Danny on Instagram and Facebook.

Hey, always keep that PMA!




Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?


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