I started because I was a failure as a bodybuilder despite devoting years to it. I was unsatisfied with it being so subjective, with success being reserved for the genetically gifted. I learned that strength and conditioning, especially unconventional training could make anyone who is willing to work far better than they were before, despite their bone structure, skin tone, etc.
At the age of 37, I’ve come to let those things roll off my back as I continue to peruse what makes me happy. Typically someone spewing energy like that is unhappy and uncomfortable with themselves. Since recently joining kettlebell sport, I find the community a haven from the negative energy.