i hope i can bench 160, when I'm 70
The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all
kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron
will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference
point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in
the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It
never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two
hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.
I saw an article about aging gracefully. On it was an 80yr old powerlifter. He had been lifting for decades and was still competing. He was spry and energetic and could still clean and jerk his own bodyweight for reps easily.
That's what I want for my lifting career.