Yes, extra weight can be limiting — but so can a lot of other things.
And when it comes to athleticism, sometimes it's more about mind, spirit, and grit than it is about being lean. If your head is in the game and you've put in the work, anything is possible.
Don't believe me? Take a look at these 10 amazing athletes who will inspire you to go hard AF in the gym, on the yoga mat, or wherever you go to get your beast-mode on.
In 2011, Sarah Robles was dubbed the strongest person in America after out-lifting her female AND male competitors. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she became the first weightlifter in 16 years to bring a gold medal back to the US.
This tweet speaks volumes on her spirit and tenacity.
"Things that used to get me bullied are the things that made me become an Olympian. Consider that when some jerk tries to tear you down."
At 275 pounds, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder faced fat-shaming and cruel jokes when he covered ESPN magazine's body issue. If his 314 career home runs weren't enough to shut haters up, this quote should do it...
"Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn't mean you are going to have a six-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability," he told ESPN.