My grandma saw how much I loved football, and bought me a workout machine. Later, it got cranked up another notch when I lifted for football. We had a "highly rated" program, so we lifted to win a championship every year. If you look at a youtube video where prison inmates were having a max lift competition, that is pretty much my lifting experience as a sophomore thru senior in high school.
Why I Love it
It separates the real from the fake. There are certain lift numbers that are what they are (can't be cheated). The older you get, the more it becomes obvious who lifts and who doesn't.