The message behind this powerlifting t-shirt
couldn't be more simple. You either get the lift or your don't. Unlike bodybuilding, competitive powerlifting leaves little for debate once the lifts are attempted. No judges, no bickering, NO B.S.!
Politics don't come into play so much when your buried in the hole with over a dozen 45 lb. plates and bent power bar on your back. Walk out of the rack, set your feet, take a deep breath, stick your chest out, head back, and SQUAT! This part of the lift is usually predictable. It's the driving up part where we toil in relative obscurity. --And this powerlifting t-shirt pretty much sums it up as we step up to the power rack, eager to lock-and-load.
It's one thing if you train for endurance and work on higher repetition. This common regimen is considered somewhat low-risk. But when your power is pushed to it's single-rep limit, and it's just you up on that platform, it's All or Nuthin'. No more, no less.