ever too late to become pro?
- 04-27-2012, 06:53 PM
ever too late to become pro?
I use to be an amateur body builder few years back. I was 19, all natural because i was 19, 5'10 200lbs 8 percent body fat. I started getting serious about the possibility of competing and then decided to hell with age and I bought a cycle of testosterone enthate.
less than a week later, never took the test, I got in a real bad car accident. I have a chipped c5 and bulging c3 & c4.
Could've been a blessing in disguise by not doing anything under the age of 21 but who knows.
I was finally given the green light to start lifting moderately when I was 21. I've been working out for 2 years taken some weak PH's even though I should've waited until now but it is hard when you were 19 benching 300+ and then being 21 and barely doing 135.
Has anyone ever heard of anyone coming back after an injury similar to this and being successful in body building. I got a spinal injection a year ago for the pain and it's worked relatively well. My doc says since the cip is so small on my c5 my body will eventually get rid of it but if not, surgery will be a discussion. the chip is pinching a nerve causing most of my pain.
I've been lifting consistently for 2 years with the occasional pinched nerve being the only hiccup.
I just turned 23 last month and already feeling old lol, but anyone hear about anything similar to my story and at least be able to compete again. It's just been my dream since I was like 10 and got even more anxious when I wasn't able to set foot in the gym.
- 04-27-2012, 08:03 PM
- 04-27-2012, 08:17 PM
I'm never going to stop trying unless it's a guarantee i'll get injured. it is hard pushing weight just from the strain but with time it should subside. I'm just trying to get feedback.
04-28-2012, 04:58 AM
04-28-2012, 02:11 PM
That's a great story. I'm happy for your mom and your family, that's much worse than i'm going through and it's fantastic to hear someone overcome something of that magnitude.
my injury is nothing compared to that.
04-28-2012, 04:44 PM
As far as too late to become pro, it's never really too late. You can be successful in much of bodybuilding up to around 40, and after that there's still Masters comps too.
As for the injuries I know Frank Mcgrath was in a car accident and still rebounded, granted he was already a pro.
04-28-2012, 11:29 PM
04-29-2012, 05:16 AM
05-01-2012, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the advice man. I've been doing just that for a while now just trying to increase the volume. Just got to ease into the weight and know my limitations. it's beach season anyway but I much prefer being bulky than cut.
05-02-2012, 10:30 AM
I encourage you to train, but not overly much to put your body at risk.
If you can slowly build up that physique again then great, if not at least you will be:
1) in shape
2) proud of yourself for making good gains, not looking like ****, and overcoming your injuries
3) you will still look better than ##% of the population -- probably a very high number.
05-03-2012, 12:01 AM
05-03-2012, 04:25 PM
05-12-2012, 11:42 PM
Never too late.
“Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
05-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Glad your doing well. thats most important. i think in you case its gotta be the mind muscle connection. theres the branch Warren style of lifting and the Jay Cutller approach. Jay doesnt go too heavy but is still huge. that may have to be you. But going pro means tons of gear. I spoke with someone who was trying for his pro card for years. He was saying people on his amatuer level where running tons of gear for life. He said going pro is all about having good receptors to uptake a lot of gear. Its depressing to me to think its not just about hard work, good nutrition and a little bit of gear.
05-16-2012, 11:33 PM
05-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Ya I've talked to a few of my friends who are trying to eran their pro card and their approach is lifting heavy but they know guys who have just perfected the form and know how to create a lot of tension with the lower weight. I'm just working my way there slowly which is ok.
06-09-2012, 09:43 AM
keep up the come back bro,it can be done. i work around 3 bad discs and other back issuses, it makes legs kinda hard but ive seen big inprovements all the time,i thought id be on the bench by now. this is a great sport and much more than geting big comes out of it. work smart and know the limits and the gains will show up....i want to "hey now" to all the members here, im the new guy. looks like a kool place might stick around 4 awhile...thx.........best to ya bro.
06-09-2012, 10:57 AM
never say it cant be done. If no one has never done it before, then great, you will be the first. So go at it. I had plenty of obstacles with my problems, digestive system, and others and I am no pro, but I will try to get into amateur as the first step; just to prove, it can be done.
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