Jonathan Byrd

The Man Behind the Curtain

Jonathan Byrd
The Man Behind the Curtain

For a fringe sport made up of mainly meatheads, theft is a rampant thing. I won’t name any names, but this  plagues our little community. A lot of your top insta famous celebs you worship are nothing but copy and paste masters who were quick to use someone else’s work. Call them out on the shit and their followers swarm in like fucking stormtroopers and run you off the  internet. We won’t even talk about how these assholes have scammed many on “supplements”.  


One social media hero in particular  has a huge following. Guy was a pretty good lifter until he walked  away. Outside looking in, he appears to be a great guy. Never mind the fact that this shit that put him on  the map was stolen! But, hey what’s honesty  mean in the way of a few bucks, right? 

Or how about the one company that makes equipment? Yeah, they screwed over several of our own. Did one fella really extra shitty. Took his equipment ideas and ran with it as their own, which isn’t uncommon. When he got pissed and lashed out, they just stuck it in even deeper. “Fuck him and his family” they say. Let’s take his idea and run with it and when he bitches about it, we will just keep throwing money at it until we make him squeal like a pig.

Then there is the other guy that “invented” that training device. If you mean stealing what many in the north east refer to as a woody press, then you’re right. What happen to having a little integrity and  ethics? What can you expect though? This ass hole was sponsored by one company getting free stuff and whoring up his gym, and decides to design a bench shirt and promote it for a rival company. Really classy guy if you ask me. I could go on and on about this guy, but you’ll keep buying his shit that’s made in  some other third world country.

They all have one thing in common; all these assholes want to bash Louie and his gym. If not for that man, half the people in this sport wouldn’t be in it. He is the real deal. He’s never claimed anything to be his unless he really designed it. He gives credit to those he picked training ideas from, but all of these pretenders want to bash him anyway. Guilty conscience, I guess. They talk about his lifters and being scared, but they have won whenever they go. And his gym is open to anyone man enough to visit to see if they can hang. You won’t be able too, and most of you know that.  I’ve had my ass kicked in their plenty of times, but I’d go back tomorrow for even more. Oh, and by the way you got into the sport through CrossFit did ya? Guess who CrossFit sought out to learn about powerlifting? Louie! 

To finish, this is a small sport. We used to be a family full of crazy meat heads, but we all helped each other. There have always been snakes out there, but social media gives them a platform to prey on those that don’t know any better. Don’t be a sheep and just follow these people because they talk a good talk have many followers. Ask around to some people that’s been in the sport a bit they’ll fill you in. If this shit hurts your feelings, maybe get away from your device and go look in the mirror. I may not be shit as a lifter, but if you know who I am, you can bet your ass no one has ever said I tried to screw them over!


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