Friday Inspiration

Again a day early, but I’ve got a busy day tomorrow so what the hell…

Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev - A lifting Legend!Today’s is one of THE BEST quotes I have ever come across, and I have heard and read hundreds.

“The more complex the situation, the more
threatening my rivals, the more I spread my wings in defiance of everything.”

It come from the great Russian Olympic lifter Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev.

Alekseyev is an all time legend in the realms of weightlifting and possesed a burning desire to win.

He set 80 world records as a super heavyweight weightlifter and invented some unsual training methods along the way.

You can read more about him in this interview on

Here’s a video of the legend in action:

Thanks to James Marshall from Excelsior for the links.