Extra Strength Comes From Within

2,000 pounds feels so difficult compared to 1,500. But extra strength comes from within. This extra strength you can see in my screaming. For today's 2,000-pound lift, the noise that I made you can't imagine! It is so frightening!

I concentrate on each weight before I lift it. At the same time, I don't think of it. When I look at the weights, believe me, there is nobody more frightened than I am. I say, "This is the weight I am going to lift!" But then more inner strength comes.

— 27 November 1986