I like this genre of stories. Perhaps a preview is in order of Muslim athletes at the World Championships in Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling styles, where Muslims from Russian Caucasus regions, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt and throughout Western Europe dominate the sport. The competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV this year. Also, the World Weightlifting Championships, where Muslims from Iran, the Russian Caucasus, Turkey, Egypt and North Africa, et al., are expected to win many medals.
At the end of the day, making a pointed comment on social media about an athlete using steroids is easier (and more fun) than making a thoughtful comment. Thus, the trolls comment on. Except in a perfect world, we’d realize that the accusation of illegal performance-enhancing drug use in CrossFit is more than a backhanded complement about how “ripped” one looks or about how impressive his or her “gains” are. In our society, it’s demanding and strips (some) hardworking athletes of credit that they deserve.
This article was a great help to me. I have been lifting 5 months now and have gone from 100bench, 185deadlift and who knows what squat since form is critical to good squat and I am still working on it. Im 6'1" 200lbs and am now 1rm are 245bench, 245 squat 335 deadlift. Still far from competition but I was thinking myself small and weak next to the records I have read about. I have a long way to go but at least now I that I should not feel bad if I never triple my current numbers. I should feel blessed if I even manage to double them. My new achievable goal is 365bench, 405 squat 495 deadlift. If I hit that then I will be happy as can be. I am well aware that will be a several year odyssey for me. I am going to stop listening to youtube guys telling me I can gain 30lbs muscles in a few months just by eating and training right. They are full of it. Wish me luck.