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    What got you into fitness/bodybuilding??


    Everybody seems to have a different story as of why, but here is my reason. It was my senior year of high school and I weighed about 210 lbs. of fat. I was sick of being pudgy so I started a keto diet (what I thought was one anyways) and started running 18 miles per week. 9 months later I was skinny, 145 lbs. and no muscle. That was about 4 years ago. I've been working up ever since and plan to get back to 210 this year, but with solid muscle and body fat around 10-12%. Right now, I got tested at ~8% BF and I weigh 186 as of this morning. I am now a certified personal trainer who is about to quit my current bio-medical crap, so I can train full time and live the healtly lifestyle I want. My dream is to compete next year at 190-200 lbs. ripped, all while continuing my bachelors degree. Bodybuilding has forever changed me and I will continue until I reach my goals, even then, I won't stop. I look forward to personal training because that's my passion, lifting and helping people, very sweet combo. Well, there's my story. Anyone care to add one??

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    one for the books....naw


    i was always a short think kid never huge but respected anyway.  I am 5'7 by the way.  Anyway i played soccer and was a good high schooler in va so I went to a div 3 team(because of grades not ability)  well the first two weeks of camp I lost about 10 lbs all fat in the gut ripped as hell but man I only weighed in at 148.  So now I was short and small expecially for college soccer.  Anyway I went on for about 3 months making the team and starting for the #3 team in the nation I was on top of the world.  Then it all came down.  I was in practice and a big defensive guy about 210 6'4 hit a shot from about 12 yards out to the corner of the post.  being a young and arogant ****er I went for the save and the ball actually took me wityh it in the dive I wrapped my lower back around the post breaking my l4 and l5 bones spliting the disc inbetween.  Well needless to say I was hurt real bad.  and in college you put up or leave so after about a month of rehab I was done.  I went back home and was really depressed.  This did not do it either.  I moved to a beach town and got a new opp at a university that my parents paid for this time.  there i decided that 5'7 145 was small being at the beach and all I had to look good.  So i started with a bang did my first cycle learned how to eat the hard way and by the end of the year weighed in at 190.  Now i had some respect.  I know that sounds petty but trust me at 21 youlike that ****.  as the years went by I learned the positive influnce that bb brought to my life not only was i healthy but i was getting bigger.  Then after graduating with a ba i started to think as you do that i dont want to teach or work in a library I want to do fitness.  So i went back to school and got my bs in physiology.  Now I am trying to take it one step further and get my masters in nutrition.  This all being said Iguess the fact that i started to get big but now I keep doing it because I love it and it is my profession  I am a personal trainer as well.  And trust me, me standing next to a guy that is 150 will get me more clients than him anyway sorry for the life story but hey you asked. by the way i put the part about the back to let everyone know that even with an injury you can still come back.

     

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    Originally posted by Blazer88
    Everybody seems to have a different story as of why, but here is my reason. It was my senior year of high school and I weighed about 210 lbs. of fat. I was sick of being pudgy so I started a keto diet (what I thought was one anyways) and started running 18 miles per week. 9 months later I was skinny, 145 lbs. and no muscle. That was about 4 years ago. I've been working up ever since and plan to get back to 210 this year, but with solid muscle and body fat around 10-12%. Right now, I got tested at ~8% BF and I weigh 186 as of this morning. I am now a certified personal trainer who is about to quit my current bio-medical crap, so I can train full time and live the healtly lifestyle I want. My dream is to compete next year at 190-200 lbs. ripped, all while continuing my bachelors degree. Bodybuilding has forever changed me and I will continue until I reach my goals, even then, I won't stop. I look forward to personal training because that's my passion, lifting and helping people, very sweet combo. Well, there's my story. Anyone care to add one??
     

    Main reason health, after that all the benefits that brings on the side, look good, attention etcc.. I was 260 lbs lost  the 60lbs fat and gaind 25lbs of muscle BF don't know, but I look good.  
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    good stuff guys. mine was less goal-oriented, and more of a "getting together with friends" thing. but as i got into it, weight training, overall health/nutrition became a passion i guess. started off with HS basketball and manditory cardio/lifting sessions. then entering college, i went from about 150 @ low teen bf% to an ill 125 @ 7-8 bf%. i lifted/ran/situps everyday and didnt eat nearly enough (obviously). so this put me back to the mindset of having weighttraining and the right knowledge of overall health back in place. now at 166 (guessing back to low teen bf% though). im sure many feel like this too , but the people i know (friends, family esp) think i overdo it but love this stuff man.
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    well u asked so i'll tell ya. true story by the way. i had an alcoholic stepdad, and he would make me taste my blood @least a couple times a week while mom was @ work. i was young & this went on 4 years. UNTIL i was about 16 i started working out like a freakin creature. he got in my face 1 day & i grabbed him by the throat and shoved him n 2 the wall. my nose was right on his and i told him if he ever touched me again i would do my very best to kill him w/ my bare hands. the beatings stopped !!!!! ;^) after that i got n 2 wanting 2 b a bodybuilder, but never felt i was good enough. here i am many years later lookin pretty fair, i think. the gym, the rabid intensity, feeling blood flush into the muscles it's an awesome deal. still tryin 2 reach that vision i have of me in my head. i think the T-1 Pro just might help me get there. @217 i would like 2 get 2 230-240 i'm 6'0. that's my story & i'm stickin 2 it.
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    I was just the fatass dude who couldn't get laid (easily), and I wanted to change that. Now I lift because I'm addicted to the feeling of pushing my body to failure. I also have a bit of a desire to be able to live up to my nick a bit better

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    i got into bodybuilding at about 19 years old....i was a 315lbs tub of ****...smoked a pack of smokes a day....ate fast food everyday....girlfriend told me i was too fat so she dumped me....doctor said the same thing. So after my ego and pride was shot to hell i decided to start hittin up the gym....after about 9 months of training, dieting, and doing MMA i dropped down to about 225lbs. And i havent look back since!
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    Originally got into lifting back in high school to help me in gymnastics plus I have always been a hardgainer and was kind of skinny; 6' and 155 lbs.  Didn't worked out again for about thirty years until this past June doing a Body for Life cycle and fell in love with the "feel" of lifting.  Started at around 22% BF and I'm at 14% now working toward 10-12. My biceps have gone from 14" to 17", my chest from 39" to 42", my thighs from 22" to 25".  This is my first cycle and I want to continue my growth but this is hard work for a 47 yr old.  LOL
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    We did a short segment on weight training in my 10th grade gym class, and a buddy and I got hooked on it straight off. We had a gym teacher who had to have been a competitive bodybuilder - he was huge and cut. When that segment ended, we found out they had a weightlifting club after school so we just started going to that.

    I had never been good at any other sports, in part because I never learned the basics back in Elementary and Jr High school due to serious trouble with ADHD. I was a very skinny kid, being hyperactive.

    When I started lifting and seeing the weights lifted increasing and muscles appearing, I thought it was just the thing for me, and it was. Oh I did branch out - made the wrestling team my Senior year of HS, but I never was first-string.
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    ya know...I was thinking about it...and... well...

    Little autobiography by the LG....

    Ever since I was smaller (like 6-7 years old) I was made fun of because I studder. My own friends even make fun of me up to this day...

    ...And also up until 8-9th grade I was chubby, not fat, just chubs...and I started to lift in 10th grade partly because the Marine Corps Leadership summer camp I went through that previous summer (between 9th and 10th grade).  Also partly because I was sick and tired of people making fun of me for:

    1.wanting to be a United States Marine

    2.my speech impediment (studdering)

    3.my overall lack of fitness.

    And there were times when people around me would make fun of me for lifting too.  It was almost enough to make me stop...but I perciviered (spell?). 

    Then came my Junior year and my research paper on "The State of Research on Creatine Monohydrate." and thats were it [supplement knowledge] all began. So you could say that I know about creatine and other supplement to use with it to create synergistic effects.  My junior year was also the frist time I used creatine...I went off it...lost all gains....decided that the Weider Dynamic Muscle Builder (whey and carbs MRP) was the same thing...was I ever so wrong...from that point on I was on a mission to find everything out I could about every supplement on the market. 

    End of Senior Year, I had gained a total of about 40#s of muscle and the attention of everybody that had ever made fun of me...they were jealous bastards...they stayed the same...and I had become the "friendley neighborhood Steroid man" as so the German Exchange Student, Albert, called me (because I wore a Superman shirt with the "S" logo in the center chest)...

    My nicknames were (and still are) Captain America, Superman, Marine Guy...etc.

    What I never got was why people made fun of me....I was not mean back to them, ever...no matter how bad the teasing was.   Oh well, that's why there is a word "*******" and that is the term that I give to all of them "*******".

    Now you know a little more about the LG.

     

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    Originally posted by Lifeguard
    ya know...I was thinking about it...and... well...

    Little autobiography by the LG....

    Ever since I was smaller (like&nbsp;6-7 years old) I was made fun of because I studder. My own friends even make fun of me up to this day...

    ...And also up until 8-9th grade I was chubby, not fat, just chubs...and I started to lift in 10th grade partly because the Marine Corps Leadership summer camp I went through that previous summer (between 9th and 10th grade).&nbsp; Also partly because I was sick and tired of people making fun of me for:

    1.wanting to be a United States Marine

    2.my speech impediment (studdering)

    3.my overall lack of fitness.

    And there were times when people around me would make fun of me for lifting too.&nbsp; It was almost enough to make me stop...but I perciviered (spell?).&nbsp;

    Then came my Junior year and my research paper on "The State of Research on Creatine Monohydrate." and thats were it [supplement knowledge]&nbsp;all began. So you could say that I know about creatine and other supplement to use with it to create synergistic effects.&nbsp; My junior year was also the frist time I used creatine...I went off it...lost all gains....decided that the Weider Dynamic Muscle Builder (whey and carbs MRP)&nbsp;was the same thing...was I ever so wrong...from that point on I was on a mission to find everything out&nbsp;I could about every supplement on the market.&nbsp;

    End of Senior Year, I had gained a total of about 40#s of muscle and the attention of everybody that had ever made fun of me...they were jealous bastards...they stayed the same...and I had become the "friendley neighborhood Steroid man" as so the German Exchange Student, Albert, called me (because I wore a Superman shirt with the "S" logo in the center chest)...

    My nicknames were (and still are) Captain America, Superman, Marine Guy...etc.

    What I never got was why people made fun of me....I was not mean back to them, ever...no matter how bad the teasing was.&nbsp;&nbsp; Oh well, that's why there is a word "*******" and that is the term that I give to all of them "*******".

    Now you know a little more about the LG.

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    LG.&nbsp;
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    good story bro! i luv it when you show up people who were *******s to you in highschool...especailly now that you are a big mofo now!

    I got called names in highschool too bro...alot of us go through it at least one time in our lives.

    I remember the time i saw my ex-girlfriend after she dumped me because i was fat...i was 225lbs at about 8% bf...so you know how i got my revenge on her?!?! i ****ed her best friend! man was she pissed! pay backs a bitch aint it!
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    bravo lg. i t's very rewarding 2 c peole that used 2 f(%$ w/ you sort of nervously back away, with that scared smile ah ah hey man how ya doin 2 -day? fine bitch!!!! we ain't running that pie hole now r we?!!!!! you mentioned you were called superman, my highschool chummies always called me clark kent, all through high school. i guess it was the glasses and decent bod.
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    LG,

    I was given alot of grief in hugh school too; goofy glasses, bookworm, skinny.&nbsp; Having my 30 year class reunion this summer and will celebrate part of it at the lake.&nbsp; Can't wait to see the middle age flab on the same jerks while I will be buff and huge from the BB.&nbsp; Actually, I haven't cared what they thought in years but it will still be fun to see them squirm, especially the chicks that passed me by.&nbsp; Also the fact that I was able to retire at 46 should get their goat.&nbsp; Later.&nbsp; BTW, two weeks into the cycle of T-1 Pro and they gains and strength are awesome.
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    ok here it go's.

    i was with this chick and my buddies busted in and took a pic. i thought it was pretty funny my self . well he has tones of pics like this with people doing stupid sh1t or of catching people in bed. well i was a huge beer drinker and when i say huge i mean i didn't drink unless i had a 18 pack to my self. wich was most every day for a while. i left high school 6"3 165 and when this pic was taken i was 205. i got strechmarks from gaining that weight and it sucks. well to get to the point when i saw that pic i was dissgusted and not to mention they were makeing fun of my beer belly that i had worked so hard to get. so i figured people don't like beer belly's so i would work on a flat tummy.

    i have also fell in love with going to the gym and seeing the result of my hard work and diet. and yes i do catch alot of sh1t for my diet but ohwell. and i guess thats about raps it up.
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    heh the good ole beer gut....i use to say when people would make fun of mine was "bought and paid for baby!"
  

  
 

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