Passing on the Torch by Greg Panora

Posted on 26 Jan 2016 22:29

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Greg Panora congratulated and gave his seal of approval to Kevin Oak, Brandon Allen and Daniel Bell.

Powerlifting champion Greg Panora made a recent post on Facebook that showcases the struggles competitive powerlifters endure to become the best in this backyard sport. Reading his post I immediately thought of Chris Bell's documentary film "Bigger Stronger Faster". I know a lot of us will not agree to the practical nature of really going all-in into powerlifting but this status is a reflection of Greg on his own life and I think it is really swell of him to congratulate younger stronger powerlifters who are pushing the boundaries of maximal strength to new heights. Without further adue, here is what Greg has to say:

I'm pretty comfortable with the fact that I'll never be as good as I was in 2006-2008. I believe I'm still talented enough to jump into gear and raw and still remain at a top level. I could say that I'm too old now or other responsibilities like taking care of 2 cats is hindering my performance, but I would be lying. Back in those days, all I thought about was winning. I was just removed from basically being a homeless gypsy powerlifter who would live in his car or 35 dollar/night motels in order to stay in Ohio and my biggest fear was losing and going back to that. I usually had to win to pay the mortgage or whatever bill. My Dad used to call me Cinderella Man, haha. Now, Ive become comfortable and a good portion of my life is run by Netflix as opposed to sitting in an empty room staring at my gear and doing weird Aztec blood ceremonies over it (its a long story). Anyway, I love watching these guys like Kevin Oak, Brandon Allen and Daniel Bell attack this sport with the same attitude, domination, and will that I had. Success is the most addictive drug in the world and once u taste that on the platform there is no going back. These 3 young bucks just entered into the realm of greatness and there is no turning back. I definitely silently toasted a glass to each of these successes last night and I dont know these guys personally, but I love watching them lift and think these guys represent a new era in the sport. Thank u guys for bringing back great memories and keep that ceiling up somewhere in space.


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Powerlifter Greg Panora

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Powerlifter Greg Panora





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