Learn how your weight lifting results create history in the gym and why we're all Oscar winners.
Hooray for Hollywood! I love the Oscars, don't you? From the fun, frolics and fancy frocks to the embarrassing acceptance speeches, there really is nothing quite like it.
No doubt, you will have seen the photograph posted by Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres. In what must be the most star-studded "selfie" ever witnessed, the picture quickly went viral and sent social networking site Twitter crashing.
Reading like a roll-call of Tinseltown's high-achievers, Ellen persuaded some of Hollywood's top A-listers to smile for the camera. (Among them are Stephanie Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt.)
Indeed, such was the picture's popularity, that inside an hour, it had claimed more than a million re-tweets and prompted Ellen to tell the Oscar audience: "We really just made history. We're all winners tonight. See, Meryl, what we did? You and I? It's amazing, we really just made history."
Yet as exciting as this story is, we can't all be Oscar winners. Just like those unfortunate but brave-faced Academy Awards nominees who narrowly miss out on a statuette each year, many more of us are blessed with far more modest talents.
But what does any of this have to do with your training?
More than you might realize.
You see, just because we can't all be Oscar winners in life, doesn't mean that we can't take part and enjoy some valuable successes from our efforts.
Also, just because many of us will never achieve a Mr. Olympia physique like Arnold or a Superman six-pack, doesn't mean we can't step center stage sometimes and make the very most of our abilities.
It's true what Ellen told the Oscar audience: "We're all winners tonight." And just like Hollywood's top A-listers smiling into a camera lens, our weight lifting results help us create our own "amazing" history every time we step into the gym.
To celebrate your success, take a listen to Tony and his Spandau Ballet boys...