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What's your weightlifting story? How did you begin? Are you still lifting today?

I began weightlifting when my football team lost in the championships. Not embarrassed to say that I cried, a lot of us did. So I got a gym membership a week later and went into the gym knowing nothing. Like most beginners, I did biceps and triceps only. I began researching on proper workouts and all those shenanigans. A year and a half later and still lifting, I can say that I have come a long way.

Finally, list some stats.

My benchpress isn't impressive, but my legs is where it's at.

1RM
Squats: 505 lbs ATG
Deadlift: 595 lbs
Bench: 235 lbs

Posted 5/1/13
I lifted twice when playing soccer in middle school.

Does that count?
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Of course man. Lifting is lifting.
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>le in the title

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You started weightlifting after you lost championships....?
I don't know bout you but in 'murica most of our teams in HS work out during the season and off seasons.
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I started weight lifting when I was 15. (I was about 5'10" 150lbs) I couldnt even bench press 90lbs at that time. Once I realized how weak I was I quit the whole weight lifting thing till I was 16 going on 17 and I started hanging out with one of my cousins in Atlanta. We used to play basketball and go to the gym at one of the Army bases in Georgia (cant remember if it was Ft. Stewart or Ft. Benning) I started bulking up once I turned 17 and got up to about 175 - 180 but I was still kinda skinny fat. I moved back to my hometown on Long Island and I started working out with friends at school. I used to hang out a lot with guys on the wrestling team and the coach used to bug me all the time to join the team but I was super homophobic back then and didn't want to wear a singlet because I thought it was gay. I continued to keep working at lifting but mainly just worked my arms and chest. I really had no clue what I was doing but I remember when I was first able to move my pecs I went from working out once a day to working out 3 times a day because I was so amped from the improvement I saw. I also started working on my abs and I got super lean... Then I got married and it all changed

I stopped working out once I turned 21 and gained like 100lbs. When I was 23 I got divorced and started working out again and lost the 100lbs but never really gained back the strength I had in my latter years of high school. Since then, I have been just trying to keep the weight off and actually work out properly, hit all my muscle groups and learn as much as I can about nutrition. I have actually been contemplating going back to school for sports medicine or being a part time personal trainer.
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Do you even lift?
Hahaha

But seriously....
I've been going to the gym since I was 14. I go to the classes that they have because I feel like its better motivation. And plus Im not a dude so I dont want huge muscles I just wanna be toned.

Oh and I still go to the gym today. You know what they say! Your body is a temple... and i dont know what they say after that lol
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Elektrawnik wrote:

>le in the title

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B-but...

...You still posted in it...
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mwhitco91 wrote:


Elektrawnik wrote:

>le in the title

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B-but...

...You still posted in it...


Careful before you tear the fabric of reality with logical arguments!
Posted 5/1/13 , edited 5/1/13

DudeItsMark wrote:

What's your weightlifting story? How did you begin? Are you still lifting today?

I began weightlifting when my football team lost in the championships. Not embarrassed to say that I cried, a lot of us did. So I got a gym membership a week later and went into the gym knowing nothing. Like most beginners, I did biceps and triceps only. I began researching on proper workouts and all those shenanigans. A year and a half later and still lifting, I can say that I have come a long way.

Finally, list some stats.

My benchpress isn't impressive, but my legs is where it's at.

1RM
Squats: 505 lbs ATG
Deadlift: 595 lbs
Bench: 235 lbs



I had no problems with any weight lifting except for those dang squats. No matter what I did (using proper technique and all) they still feel so awkward and hurt my back. I mean I believe I was doing them right because my athletics coach said they looked good. I just hated them so much. I still do some exercise here and there but 9th grade was when I was actually doing serious lifting.


deshicray wrote:

You started weightlifting after you lost championships....?
I don't know bout you but in 'murica most of our teams in HS work out during the season and off seasons.


^Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. ^ I mean Goku didn't just defeat Cell without some bad ass Hyperbolic time chamber training. (NERD REFERENCE) (/NERD REFERENCE)
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dude why is ur bench so low the others are solid but damn get ur bench up to atleats 365 or did u hurt urself? either way good numbers
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also most ppl would lie so i respect someone to say there real numbers my hat is off to u sir
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me :
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umm actually this :
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umm actually this :


Haha nice. Can't tell you how many times that happened to me benching back in high school. My right arm and chest are weaker than my left (3 guesses why).
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