Maxing out your potential isn't a crutch.
I read as...
Maxing out your potential = something that isn't cruch.
I believe that...
Maxing out your potential can sometimes be a cruch
What is important and relevant is the reason for doing so.
And my comment was intended to draw attention to that in relation to the topic under discussion.
He could, of cause, have meant that, while something that maxs out ones potential can sometimes be a cruch, it is not a cruch in so far as it maxs out one's potential, but must therefore, be due to some other cause. But I didn't notice anyone else making that assumption so I didn't see a reason why he would state that. Though I could be wrong.
MAXING OUT YOUR POTENTIAL has a pretty extravagant ring to it. It almost seems to imply dedicating your entire life to something. Because if your not dedicating your entire life to something then your not really MAXING OUT YOUR POTENTIAL on it.
There are valid reasons not to dedicate too much of your life to weightlifting.
There are valid reasons why one should do so.
Some will apply to some people and others will apply to others. But in this particular instance I feel the poster who asked the question should not Max out his potential on weightlifting. One reason is that his gut seems to be telling him that he's doing it as cruch.
Star above, said that what he meant by MAXING OUT YOUR POTENTIAL was simply dedicating a few hours a week.
THIS I HAVE NO DISAGREEMENT WITH. However, my intuition tells me that the poster who asked was spending a lot more time than that otherwise he wouldn't feel that it might be a cruch.