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    Iron4Life
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    "Old man learning to stay young with iron, stones and tires."

    After a year on WBB.. I'm finally starting a journal.. b/c of a few encouraging words from other WBB'ers and I think it will keep me more honest in keeping a journal.. my personal workout journal, on my laptop, I haven't been consistent with.. so perhaps knowing that I have a responsibility (lol) to WBB to keep an accurate journal, will keep me writing.. hopefully to emulate WBB'ers like Anthony, Built, Sensei, etc..

    Old History:
    • 145-160 lbs in HS (83), same height (5'8"&7/8's) – starting garage lifting @ 13 – HS only had Universal Machine – so I bought a weight set and learned on my own
    • Couple of major injuries – back injury wrestling, knee injury in football, other knee injury motorcycle crash - lifting was a way for a small guy to compete with the bigger guys and recover faster from injuries
    • Went to college - learned about negatives, having a spotter, eating more.. and getting more rest. Gained 40 lbs
    • Personal Trainer 89-90 – Nautilus & Weight training - 195 – lean & mean – 6-8% BF - while finishing college - tried BB'ing, but could not overcome my Pectus Excavatum
    • After college - I couldn't make a living back then PT'ing.. so stayed with computer work I had been doing since I was 17..
    • 90-04 - on and off lifting, sports, etc. - but life - work, marriage, kids - was too good and made me lazy - So I grew to over 270 lbs...

    Recent History:
    • Christmas 2003 - I didn't know who that fat guy was in front of the XMas tree as the family was watching the video - so I always kept a gym membership, went and weighed myself and tried to do a simple 30 minute circuit workout followed by 30 minutes on the threadmill.. needless to say, I was a diaster.. a death waiting to happen.. thinking that my kids would be dadless
    • So I cut out a little of the good life.. less goodies, less alcohol, less couch sitting, less late nights..
    • By Feb 2004 I was down to 270 & 36 BF% - so I starting really working out.. at first, way too much threadmill/stepper/ellipitical/etc... not enough weights.. stuck mostly with doing BW exercises - pushups, squats, etc..
    • Kept the progression slow.. trying to gain muscle & loose fat.. until
    • New Years Eve 04/05 - lost my only parent/Mother to a heart attack @ 62 yrs.. after some depression, it shook my world and I started going more hard core.. harder workouts, more agressive cardio (HIT) along with heavier lifting.. while really starting to eat healthier.. although a lot more food. By Oct. 05 I was down to 226 and only 19% BF.
    • Family also joined the fun.. more family walks, hikes, activities .. wife had already lost 45 lbs..
    • Then I found WBB, crossfit and a couple of other Internet sites.. along with a job working from home.. and then really caught the strength bug. Deciding to see how strong I could get > 40 yrs old.. while also trying some creatine and going though some bulking cycles for more LBM..
    • Summer 2006 - Decided to stop just watching Strongman & MMA.. joined a couple of local groups doing BJJ and Strongman training. Addiction was really taking over my life.. lol
    • Oct. 4th - tore my left biceps while trying to flip a 850 lb tire.. decided against surgery.. and now I finally have a bicep peak.. on one arm.. lol

    Near Future:
    • Trying my first PL'ing competition in Dec. - 100 % RAW
    • Taking OL lifting classes - Jan & Feb 07
    • Trying my first Strongman competition next July '07
    • Get down to 220-225, get to 205 LBM, while continuing to increase strength

    Distant Future:
    • Maximum Strength while keeping athleticism
    • Better GPP & Crossfit abilities
    • Lower bodyfat – weight is not as important – perhaps a steady 220 lbs while in my 40s, then 210 by 50 yrs, 200 by 55, 190 by 60, 180 by 65
    • Being a good role model to my grandchildren..

    Progress:
    Date _ weight _ BF % LBs Fat _____ LBM ____ BP ______ Squat __ DL _____ MP ____ OH Squat
    Feb-04 _ 270 _ 36 _____ 97.2 _____ 172.8 __ 205 x 1 __ 185x3 __ 185x3 __ 95x5
    Oct-04 _ 252 _ 30 _____ 75.6 _____ 176.4 __ 225 x 4 __ 225x8 __ 225x10 __ 135x1
    Mar-05 _ 250 _ 26 _____ 65 ______ 185 ____ 265 x 1 __ 275x7 __ 275x8 __ 135x2
    Oct-05 _ 226 _ 19 _____ 42.94 ____ 183.06 _ 275 x 1 __ 325x4 __ 325x8 __ 135x3
    Jan-06 _ 238 _ 20 _____ 47.6 _____ 190.4 __ 300 x 1 __ 325x6 __ N/A ____ 155x6 __ 95x1
    Apr-06 _ 232 _ 18 _____ 41.76 ____ 190.24 _ 300 x 1 __ 355x3 __ 325x3 __ 175x4 __ 95x5
    Jul-06 _ 245 _ 20 ______ 49 ______ 196 ____ 325 x 1 __ 395x1 __ 395x1 __ 185x4 __ 185x1
    Oct-06 _ 245 _ 18 _____ 44.1 _____ 200.9 __ 325 x 1 __ 405x1 __ 445x1 __ 185x4 __ 185x2
    Last edited by Bob; 10-26-2006 at 07:16 AM.

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