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    I started lifting at age 12 when my parents got me a cable machine for Christmas. I'm 22 now, and I'm glad they did because I still use that thing when I come home. It's what got me hooked.

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    I moved in with some friends between my 1st and 2nd year at univeristy. One of them lost ~80 lbs over 8 months and looked awesome. He dragged me to the gym a few times I loved it. We were pretty motivating to each other, even though we were on opposite side of the spectrum. I'd here him from his room "Hey fatty!! Grab some food fatty! Time to eat up!!" I didn't gain much (~10 lbs, then stalled) because I wan't eating enough.
    I lost those 10 lbs over the summer and got back into it in september, this time knowing much more than I did before. So far I'm up 17 lbs in 4 months and my strength is up a lot. Looking forward to another 17 lbs next semester, I hope.

    EDIT: Oh, and I like being a computer geek that's in good shape. I don't like fitting that sterotype any more than I have too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Oh, and I like being a computer geek that's in good shape. I don't like fitting that sterotype any more than I have too.
    Yah! Me too! I just changed my major to a combined major in Computer Science and Math so I need as much help combatting the nerdiness as I can!
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    1978.. When I was 13 and snuck into the back of the pharmacy to read the Playboy mag.. haha.. there was an issue of Muscle Builder that had a picture of Franco Columbo on it.. I think just after he won his first Mr. Olympia..

    Anyway, from a small farm town, I had never seen such a muscle freak before.. I had seen huge, strong farmers and loggers many times, but nothing that had muscle on top of muscle.. I thought it was so cool. So I bought it with the little money I had and got all kind of weird looks from the Pharmacy staff... the older women went "eeewww...".

    But then I read it.. and found out that Franco was strong too.. and he was shorter then me... that was cool. So I wanted to be like Franco..

    So I bought one of those plastic/cement weight sets just after Christmas with the money I made from christmas and working on a neighbors farm. It didn't take long before I out grew that set.. lol. Farm boy strength translates quickly...

    After 13 I started lifting for sports.. but only during the offseason.. the coaches didn't want us to lift during the season for various reasons.. too much bulk, injuries, slowness, etc.. they were so uneducated back then in the early 80s. I even took my coaches my copy of the Notre Dame football weightlifting book, but they didn't care. Only the winter wrestling coach would let us do pushups, pullups, dips & squats with our teamates on our back... no Universal machine or weights or we would get demoted...

    So I busted my arse duing the summers and winter break in my garage..
    I did squat, but I didn't get a rack until I was 17.. so I had to get creative picking it up.. or putting it on saw horses.. I wish I had done DL'ing, but I never read about, there was no WBB back then.. lol

    From 17 until 25 were fun.. and 39 to 41(now) too.. I wished I hadn't have done so little between 25-39.. Life got in the way, but life could have been so much better.. if I had been consistant..

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    I started when I was 19, because I was sick of being called names like skeletor, and 6' 5, 150lbs looked terrible, because I had no visible muscle at all. It was all skinny-fat. Now I lift because I've come almost halfway to my ever-changing body shape/muscle mass goal, and I'm a determined non-quitter. I want to be an unstoppable force that looks phenomenal naked.
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    For me, it was about gaining self-confidence. After looking through my grad night pics I realized how skinny I really was (6'5" 171 lbs), and I just couldn't accept that anymore. I didn't start doing anything about it until a year later, when someone showed me the ropes at the gym. Unfortunately that person was more or less a curl jockey, so I didn't see any gains and quit shortly after. I started doing things the right way at the beginning of my second year in University, put on about 15 lbs, found WBB, and then I got injured. From May of this year onwards, I've been doing things the right way and it's been wonderful.

    At first I just wanted to look normal, but now I just want to be intimidating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tofer View Post
    For me, it was about gaining self-confidence. After looking through my grad night pics I realized how skinny I really was (6'5" 171 lbs), and I just couldn't accept that anymore. I didn't start doing anything about it until a year later, when someone showed me the ropes at the gym. Unfortunately that person was more or less a curl jockey, so I didn't see any gains and quit shortly after. I started doing things the right way at the beginning of my second year in University, put on about 15 lbs, found WBB, and then I got injured. From May of this year onwards, I've been doing things the right way and it's been wonderful.

    At first I just wanted to look normal, but now I just want to be intimidating.
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    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Yah! Me too! I just changed my major to a combined major in Computer Science and Math so I need as much help combatting the nerdiness as I can!
    !!

    I'm not the only Comp Science major on these boards?!

    You nerds!
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    lol I think ever since i can remember my dad told us we could have the biggest pumpkin we could pick up...that musta hooked me
    -but for real I was always like hmm I wonder if i could lift that about everything growing up...I think I was born to lift

    I started lifiting with a program as a junior in highschool (15) a year after my "big" sister cuz I do everythign she does
    -no not really I just wanted to be strong and beat up the boys
    -I started getting upsesed about it when I was 18 in college
    -always lifted for functional strength for throwing and vaulting and other sports I have done

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    stepto and sister... you guys ever gotten any crap from other dudes?

    prob cause theyr jealous annd well aware of the fact you could probably beat them up, hehe.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    lol I get crap from dudes all the time but most are preety huge dudes who can throw me around like a rag doll

    sometimes the littler one will try and mess with me...my freinds love to tell the story of when one of the pole vault guys was messin around wrestling with me and I put him on his back in about 2.5 secs(I think I just took him by suprise but the look on his face was priceless)

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    Started in 6th grade for sports, started boxing 9 years ago for fun and self defence, nothing more funny than a weightlifter thinking he is tough...easy pickings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Yah! Me too! I just changed my major to a combined major in Computer Science and Math so I need as much help combatting the nerdiness as I can!
    Sorry babe... you may not LOOK like a nerd, but you definately still are one.... *pats back* It hurts... I know....



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    I'm going to be a comp science major here soon, as soon as I get my **** figured out and get in school.

    I started probably in 7th or 8th grade, had a knack for it and nothing better to do pretty much every day of the week from 7th to 12th grade. As it started out I would lift DEC, JAN, FEB with the football team and then we didn't lift until MAY, JUN and JUL which at the end of July we got a week off until football camp and then no lifting again until the next December after the season ended. I did that in 7th and 8th grade, quit football in 9th grade and then played in 10th grade... quit football again in 11th grade and played 2 games my senior year and basically told the coach to stuff it up his rear. I went to a small ass single A school and I was heavier then the next biggest linemen by over 60 pounds and my 40 was .5 faster then his and in the gym he didnt even stack up half as well. So after one game of only playing half the snaps and the next of only playing D I handed back my stuff in and said I have better things to do then waste my time.

    Then I got serious that winter, started lifting continuously and with some form of game plan (our lifting program in school was crap... heavy compounds such as squat and bench on the same day and nothing basically but the big 3 (bench was only emphasized) and curls. Since then I've got everything back and then some, save the squat and as soon as I get my form worked out that wont take long either.

    So I guess basically I started lifting because I did nothing else, came home from school and either sat on the computer/PS2 or just sat there doing nothing at all. Figured might as well do something, so I tried using football as that something but discovered I liked lifting way more then football and its been that way ever since.

    I've probably been training right (with a good split and knowing what I'm doing) for about 1.5 years now maybe a wee bit more. Don't plan on stopping anytime soon and hoping to total over 1500 before I'm 22. It's goana be even harder then it seems too, because I'm right in the middle of a LONG needed cut and I'll probably be cutting another 6-8 months so I lose the first half of one of those 2 years.

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    I started my senior year of high school. I was tired of being called kirby and fat ass and the like. I wanted to do something about my weight and muscle up a little, nothing too big. It ended up a disaster. I lost a ton of muscle and fat by not dieting right so I went from a fat fat to a skinny fat.

    After that though, I joined this site and started becoming more and more addicted to the weight room. Breaking my own hard earned goals was great. I had always idolized Sylvester Stallone, hulk hogan and Arnold Schwarzenegger for their awesome physiques. I told myself that I wanted to look like them someday. I've been busting my ass, eating a ton and getting as much knowledge as I can.

    So far weight lifting has brought nothing but great things in my life. I plan to keep doing it for years and years. People ask me why I do it? I do it for myself and nobody else. When you finally reach a previously unattainable goal, you can truly call yourself a man and say that you've lived life.

    Plus working hard and taking care of yourself are also important qualities to me.
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    summer right before junior year, well i was fat, 275, started as a cardio jockey afraid to lift, noticed i was strong off the bat (185 bench, 6pps leg press) and got addicted, found this site, researched hours per day (still do)

    and here i am now, pursuing a career and world status strength in the game.
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    Actually recently I've seriously considered getting into competitions. I dont know if I'd make a good powerlifter or not but I've always thought about doing amateur shows....nothing too big. Although, being able to compete with my bodybuilding hero's would be amazing.
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    I jumped in a while back in HighSchool...never made a gain in strenght or size (curl jockey). I took kickboxing for about a year and really liked it, I was always quick, but still look like I was built from bird parts (5 11" @ 135). I always thought I had strenght, but now I know I was weak as hell!

    I'm not at this to prove anything to anyone, or to show anyone up. I am doing this all for me. I dont give a flying rats @ss what people think.

    I have been at it now for a month at a decent level. I am still figuring out how to eat right but I never thought I would see the day that I could bench my bodyweight. I have made some really nice strenght gains and now that I am slowly perfecting my diet I am hoping to see some nice increases.....plus the 2.5 inch increase on my chest definatly helps with the motivation factor!!!!!!!
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    Fuzzy I never did beat his ass.

    Erm lots of poeple try their senor year in HS/1st year uni, hehe i'ma going be ahead of you then.

    My only regret is, I ddin't start seriously earlier, i'd of loved to started squatting theday I got my licease and able to get to the gym/and back.

    I was to nervous to find a lifting forum that would teach me what I needed to know.

    Frankly my parents have stop telling me I need to loose weight (my dad things I need to following Air Force weight standards which would put me at 195) also i'm enjoying my back, and arms, and legs. I don't ever think i've had a back as strong as I do now.

    Chances are i'ma beat my coach best PRs when he was a senior in HS, (480 squat, 260 bench, 400 LB deadlift) Still have another 1.5 year to go to beat it.
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    I started in highschool, but was clueless to what to do. Graduated highschool a Fat wimpy big guy wearing size 42 pants, weighing 270 and could not bench 200 pounds.

    I got tired of getting my ass kicked and pushed around so I got serious after highschool. I met a cop who was a 3 time Police Olympics Gold Medalist in the Bench press. He took me from barely doing 185 to 525 in about a year and half. Then I did some Bodybuilding lost alot of muscle got fat again and now I'm back to lifitng BIG!

    Now I'm dieting again but this time the right way and I'm 345 wearing a size 42 jeans and benching in the mid 800's. God I love this sport!!!! Addicted? HELL YEAH!!!!

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    I did push ups sit ups and pull ups all through high school. I started lifting weights as a freshman in college to meet girls honestly but got hooked on the lifting. I could barely do 135 for 3 sets of 10. I was about 6'2" 170 i believe. I didn't really know what I was doing, I was basically a bench and curl jockey then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwolfe View Post
    I started in highschool, but was clueless to what to do. Graduated highschool a Fat wimpy big guy wearing size 42 pants, weighing 270 and could not bench 200 pounds.

    I got tired of getting my ass kicked and pushed around so I got serious after highschool. I met a cop who was a 3 time Police Olympics Gold Medalist in the Bench press. He took me from barely doing 185 to 525 in about a year and half. Then I did some Bodybuilding lost alot of muscle got fat again and now I'm back to lifitng BIG!

    Now I'm dieting again but this time the right way and I'm 345 wearing a size 42 jeans and benching in the mid 800's. God I love this sport!!!! Addicted? HELL YEAH!!!!

    Wolfy!!!
    185 to 525 in a year and a half? A YEAR AND A HALF? WHAT?! HOW?! This seriously blows my mind. Even if on steroids, eating 10,000 cals a day, and using the absolute best routine in the world, how the hell is that possible? Thats absolutely insane man. You've gained my respect, no doubt.


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