Drake West Interview: The Man with the Iron Will
Drake West is the epitome of a fighter. Drake is an inspiration to countless world class powerlifters and everyone who comes into contact with him. Not just because of his powerlifting achievements – achieving an American Powerlifting Association Mississippi state record on April 13th but because of the positivity and strength he displays despite suffering from the crippling condition of cerebral palsy.
One of his most recent achievements being a 60lb one armed deadlift, in a wheel chair!
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to talk with Drake and ask him a few questions:
Q: You’re a massive inspiration to thousands of people including many world class powerlifters, and for good reason but who really motivates you?
A: “I would have to say my personal trainer. He’s not only my trainer but he’s my brother.”
Drakes personal trainer – Joe Morrow is one of the few powerlifters out there able to total 10 times his own bodyweight raw with no wraps:
Q: Personally the “strength game” has taught me many lessons. What kind of lessons has powerlifting taught you?
A: “The strength game, has taught me not to take things for granted! Be very humbled in everything you do.”
Q: As a man who has been through some incomprehensibly difficult circumstances, what words of wisdom would you give to someone going through difficult times?
A: “To someone that’s going though something, I would tell them to hold their head up. To keep fighting because in psalms 144:1 it A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.”
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