You seem really full of yourself. I don't know how 150 @ 5'9" could ever be considered impressive.
Also your sig says 160 @ 5'10"
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
I do it bc I've been playing with iron since I was 10 and I want to see where I end up. It makes me feel useful after a long day of thinking for dumb people. I also like the looks I get when I decide to wear smaller fitting shirts. Generally I wear big clothes people think I'm fat since I dont tuck in my shirt, and they dont believe the numbers I push and pull and I like that too. I also enjoy the rare opportunity where someone instigates and they get the 'oh ****' look on their face when they see me smile. I also do it bc I enjoy MMA and having a well rounded physical capabilities are important.
Some days I do wonder, I mean I think to myself this is a rather selfish behavior and in the end doesn't do anything but use up resources. Its not like drilling for oil where you screw up land and spend money but then you get to sell goods back to people, all we do is eat eat eat, sometimes break the law with our supplement choices then reap benefits that, generally speaking, we the lifter only enjoy.
But then I think about all the overweight, let alone obese, people. Not once do they exert an effort to deserve their size. They don't bust their ass, they don't stand ready to lift an 18 wheeler off an unfortunate child bc they can. They just get fat, and only absorb resources and for what? to simply emotionally **** themselves into happiness. So the way I see it as long as lifting doesn't hinder my other goals, doesn't destroy my family or friend life, and even if it is totally selfish because its only me using resources to be more physically fit, so what, I am alway more than willing to use my strength to help anyone who needs it. And people can think whatever they want, I never asked them for their opinion. Should they give it to me, I will be as generous in return.
400(335) Bench Press
600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
500(495x1) ATG Squat
365 Front Squat
consistency and intensity.
Either way I do this for looks partially I would be lieing if I said I didn't but it's far from my #1 reason. If I had to make a list it would probably this:
1. I saw a 75 year old women dumbbell pressing more then I ever had (when i was 16). At this time I was afraid of being old and weak and had already decided I would just pop vicodin or somas until my eventual death. I realized if a women can do this, that a man could be perfectly healthy especially with HRT.
2. My daughter, I was a weak 18 year old boy who weighed 115-120 pounds I didn't feel I was in the best condition to protect my daughter or family if need be. Also I want to be sure that by the time she is starting to like boys I'm big enough to kick any of there asses.
3. Personal well being, I've just felt so great ever since I started working much better then i ever have in my life I could never imagine not working out.
4. Looks, #4 never even came into my life until I actually figured out how to bulk. When I first started lifting I was convinced that I could not gain weight and I would never get bigger. I had to do this in order to stay consistent and not worry about gains just consistency, so that I could make lifting a habit. Eventually I started to get a lot more looks from girls and more and more compliments from people and vanity did creep it's way in a tad.
Thanks for the input! I lift at home by myself, so I never get to bounce ideas off from people. Fear. Fear paralyzes people. Satisfaction in goals completed. I guess that's what really drives me. Props to anyone who really knows what they are after. Now if we could just shake that meathead stigma....
BTW, I'm HAPPY with my body! It's proportionate, fit, agile, and I count myself lucky for never having any sort of injury. :P
Bench - 225
Squat - 247x5
Deadlift - 315