Showing Off For Cahit

This morning it was only a matter of seconds for me to lift the elephant, but how long the preparation took! I needed a half hour to warm up at home and then another half hour at the court. So it took one hour of preparation for a 10-second lift.

Before the lift, Cahit, our champion-runner-friend, was worrying about whether I had a weightlifting belt. So I showed him that I was wearing it. Then I showed off for him. I did 1,000 pounds on my calf raise machine ten times easily. Then I did 1,200 pounds 12 times. He was so amazed; he didn’t dare to try.

— 19 October 1986

Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1986.

This is the 706th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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