Welcome to the Lifting Culture Athlete Spotlight!
Here our goal is to shine the light on the true essence of what brings a Lifting Culture to life. YOU! That's right, YOU are that essence! Because you constantly strive to improve yourself each and every day, our Lifting Culture stays alive! This never-ending project intends to share your WHY with our culture that we love and lift for! Once again, THANK YOU for being that essence!
Every Friday we feature a new athlete. Want to be featured?
Answer and submit the questions in the form at the bottom of the page. Post an image of you wearing LCA gear on Instagram tagging @liftingcultureapparel and we will let you know when YOU will be featured! We are excited to meet you all and hear WHY you lift!
Meet DJ Shuttleworth
Olympic Weightlifter / Earth Fed Muscle / Garage Strength
1. How long have you been lifting?
I have been lifting since June of 2014 so about 3 years now.
2. Why do you lift?
When I graduated college, after 4 years of football, my coach Dane Miller said I have 2 options. I can go into bodybuilding where I will probably have to go on steroids to be good, or I can compete in Olympic weightlifting where I could be good without it. So I choose Olympic weightlifting and fell in love with the sport.
3. How does lifting influence other areas of your life, outside the gym?
Lifting is a huge part, I work at Garage Strength, part owner of Earth Fed Muscle, so a lot of my life revolves around the gym. Through all of my experiences the biggest thing it teaches you is work ethic. You have to go in every single day and decide to get better at 1 thing that day. Then the next day, go in and do it all over again until it is part of you.
4. What are some of your other hobbies or passions besides lifting?
I love playing basketball and volleyball and watching movies in my limited free time.
Fill out the form below to share your WHY.
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