An extra twenty pounds1

Today I lifted up 180 pounds in each arm. There is such a difference between 170 and 180! Our body is a unit, so the whole body has to take an extra 20 pounds. It is not just 10 pounds. The new total is 360 pounds, not 340 pounds.

Soon I shall try 200 pounds and then I will catch all the boys who weigh more than 200 pounds.

MJW 78. 21 March 1999