Our athlete William Lee, the winner in both powerlifting and Highland games divisions, sat down with us for a quick interview. Our biggest take away? To get as strong as him, you have to eat...a LOT! And you have to be dedicated as hell.
What does being a Primo ambassador mean to you?
For me it's about getting behind a product you truly believe in. I personally shy away from the ambassador style products as it's not the kind of person I am. If I like the product I use it, I won't just put my name with anything. Primo Chalk is some of the best out there so I use it. Also doesn't hurt that it's a Texas company and that means a lot to me as well.
How long have you been powerlifting?
I started lifting in high school but didn't start competing till 2003 while at Texas State University.
What got you into the sport?
Sports got me in to lifting to be bigger, stronger, and faster. Actual powerlifting was when I had a college football injury that gave me some time to think. A man by the name of Ed Cosner got me into the games. It was a good break from the powerlifting world.
Walk me through a day in the life of William.
A day in the life.. well no two days are the same really. I wake up, eat, go to work, eat, do some more work, eat, get ready for the gym, eat, lift, eat, shower, eat, sleep, repeat.
Most of my time is eating, training, or getting ready to do one of those two.
Can you recall the moment you set your first world record? How did it feel? What lift was it in?
I remember most of my American or World records. The first World record was a bench record and was a shock. It was a number I had not hit in training and in all honesty did not think it was going to happen, but when it did I was excited, it let me know my training was where it needed to be.
What is your go to post meet celebratory meal, if you have one?
Pre meet is always steak.
Post is whatever is around, typically burgers.
What is your #1 tip for someone wanting to start out in the sport? Any big do’s or don’ts?
What are your other passions besides powerlifting?