I do work out for strength, but I am not a professional powerlifter. Does that mean I have the right to, and expect a respectable position so forth, to be coining/coined as a powerlifter if I just do powerlifting exercises?
Should I reach some standard in achievements within powerlifting, like one reaching a desired goal, or enter a competition, i.e. and then I'll be labeled as a "bonafide" powerlifter? I mean I do the exercises, but I do not compete as of now, and I'm not quite strong either.
But is someone who writes and has gotten paid for writing a writer, despite having no degree?
Many filmmakers write scripts and did not go to college, but are respected and coined as writers. I want to know at what degree I can be coined as powerlifter.
I mean I can consider myself anything I want, but I want other people to respect it as well, and take me seriously.