Yo, what’s up fellow lifters?! I’m writing this right now and I’m AMPED. I took an insane amount of pre-workout and I can barely sit still. I just finished reading “A Queen of Tears, vol. 1 of 2: Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway and Princess; of Great Britain and Ireland” by Wilkins, W. H. (William Henry) and let me tell you, it was INTENSE.

So, here’s the rundown on this book: it’s basically a historical account of Caroline Matilda, a queen who lived in the 1700s. She was married off to a Danish king at a young age and faced a lot of drama and hardship throughout her reign. The book covers her life from childhood to her eventual exile from Denmark.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – why the heck would a book about a queen from the 1700s be relevant to ME as a weightlifter? Well, let me tell you, this book has a lot to offer. First of all, Caroline Matilda faced a TON of adversity throughout her life. She was constantly fighting to survive and to stand up for herself. As lifters, we face adversity all the time. We push ourselves to lift more weight, we face setbacks and injuries, and we have to find the mental strength to keep going.

But even beyond the theme of adversity, this book is just a fascinating read. It offers a glimpse into a completely different world – a world where queens and kings ruled, where political alliances were forged through marriages, and where there were no cell phones or Instagram. It’s a reminder that there is so much history and so many stories out there that we can learn from.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story and wants to learn something new. And if you’re a weightlifter like me, you’ll appreciate how it ties into the themes of hard work, perseverance, and mental strength.

So, let’s bring it back to the gym – what did you guys think of this post? Did any of the themes in the book resonate with you in your lifting journey? I want to hear your thoughts! And of course, let me know what you did in the gym today. Let’s get that pump on!

Excerpt: Keep liftin’, my friends. I’ll catch you on the next post.


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