Part XCSC 62-95. Sri Chinmoy answered these questions about weightlifting on 26 August 1989 at Aspiration-Ground, Jamaica, New York.
Question: What is the soul doing when we lift weights?Sri Chinmoy: If we are in a good consciousness, the soul watches us. If we are not in a good consciousness, the soul does other things which are infinitely more important.
Sri Chinmoy, Conversations with Sri Chinmoy, Agni Press, 2007