To me, things like art, sports and lifting weights all boil down to the same thing. People must be able to express themselves in whatever way they can and no one avenue is better than the other. So by that logic, I compete in Olympic Weightlifting for the same reason that I draw pictures. A good friend of mine once gave me a snide remark; something along the lines of “pretty artsy for a weightlifter.” My first thought was, “Bro! Weightlifting is artsy!” So no, this whole “along the lines of” thing really isn’t about one subject in particular. Whether its art or weights; makes no difference to me.
I am the weightlifting coach at Midtown Barbell club. If you need to get in contact with me, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.