A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 13, 2016
“Of course it’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight”

"Of course it’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight” is a jocular one-line saying about weightlifting. The line has been cited in print since at least 1997.


Google Groups: misc.fitness.weights
Creatine, the language of a beginner
LINDA K. MECHAM
8/17/97
(...)
Jesse - “Of course it’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight.”

Google Groups: hr.rec.sport.bodybuilding
Fora recenice
Pepe
9/15/04
(...)
Of course it’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight.

Twitter
tdbrown76
‏@tdbrown76
Tim: “Man, that’s heavy.” Gym partner: “That’s why they call it ‘weight’.”
7:51 PM - 8 Apr 2009

Twitter
eugene
‏@Euggiene
Of course it’s heavy, that’s why they
call it weight
1:39 PM - 23 Aug 2012

Twitter
LDS Muscle
‏@LDSMuscle
Of course its heavy, that’s why they call it weight. #LDSmotivation
10:07 AM - 18 Oct 2012

TheGymLifestyle.com
Top 100 Gym Quotes
By TheGymLifestyle on December 20, 2012
(...)
Of course its heavy, thats why they call it weight.

Twitter
Alex Medina
‏@HellaBuff
Of course its heavy, that’s why they call it weight.
12:59 PM - 5 Feb 2013

MrMinds
Motivational Workout Quotes
DEC 15, 2014 Jay
(...)
Of course its heavy, that’s why they call it weight.

YouTube
Of course It’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight. Sang Nhuong Sai Gon
Published on Nov 10, 2015
Of course It’s heavy, that’s why they call it weight.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 • Permalink