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Last edited by heavylifting1; 06-18-2013 at 06:29 PM.
Ok for my story I am going to skip right to me being a personal trainer. Growing Up I was always into sports and working out so it was a perfect fit. So I was 24 years old, loved my job and training for my first natural BB show when the shit really hit the fan. It started with a SLAP tear tht had me out 6 months and I couldn't work for 3 out of the 6 months. Ok whatever it happens, 4 weeks back to the gym I destroyed my back and had all sorts of disk problems. Couldn't even walk for 4 months. Within a years time I went from being very happy, enjoying my Job and In great shape to out of shape, stuck in bed and wondering if I could ever even pick up a weight again. Depression set in and it was a very tough time. I tried rehab and going back to weights and I just kept re injuring myself. I had almost given up completely . I took a solid year off from even thinking about the gym. Just rest and a lot of stretching. After a year I've gained about 20lbs(the bad kind) and looked like shit. I read up on disk injuries and started doing some yoga at home. I slowly felt better and slowly got back into the gym with Light weights. Fast forward to right now where I feel great in the gym and am slowly losing the weight. I've been hitting the weighs hard now for 2.5 months and feel completely reborn. Looking back over the past 3 years its been very tough but also AMAZING! I ended up meeting my now wife at my new job and we had our first child . Looking back if I could change anything I honestly wouldn't. I have a whole new perspective on things and now truly know what happiness is. Anyone who has had children know, all the cliches are true. So I am planng my first cycle which will prob be about 10-12 months from now, figure having the gear on hand is good motivation. When I was natural I was planning on doing a cycle but kept putting it off 3 months, then 3 more months because I was making such good natural gains I wanted to max out most of my natty gains. Anyway I've only been hitting the weights 2.5 months and strength can back pretty quick. Already DB bech 90s for 3x10. Military 135 3x10 and chest support rows 3 plates for 10. Right now just keeping my eye on the prize. I've Learned all you can do is what's infront of you. So every day my diet is in check and giving it my all in the gym. That's my ststory's
edit: I had a bod pod done 3 months ago I was 218 at 27% . Right now I'm 205 and it looks like I'm sub 20. Tons of size increase so not sure where that puts me but very fast progress, ill post some pics
^ one last thing. The conditions I put on myself to do a cycle is 1 year injury free in the gym and sub 12%. Figure a year of hard training is a good indicator I've overcome my back problems and sub 12-% because I want it to be a massive bulker. TEST E, DBOL and 6k cals a day should do it
Keep the posts coming everyone! These stories are truly inspirational and so motivating! Machmood! I read your post before I went to the gym. I am there with you bro. I have pretty bad degeneration in my cervical and lumbar discs. I just started lifting weights again and have been taking it easy after 1 year of tests, physical therapy and depression. I know how you feel. I know that it sucks, especially since most of us have made the gym such a big part of our life. It will get better. I feel obligated to tell you that a low dose of HGH seems to work wonders for my back and my doctors have put me on a 200mgs a week of test depot because it works better than any painkiller and any anti depressant. When men get depressed, our estrogen goes up and when our estrogen goes up, we get depressed. It is a vicious cycle and WE have to take action to get ourselves out of the slump. Thank you brother for you post. Truly inspirational and motivating as well.
Thanks rob. Not sure what specific back problems you have but i attribute core work and posterior chain work to a lot of my recovery, seems to be the 2 problem areas that can contribute to back pain. I've taken out squatting and deadlifts but RDL with proper strict form helped a ton. When done properly u shouldn't feel it in ur lower back at all. Just something that has helped me. Good luck with your recovery it seems we're both starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel
In 2010 my wife got pregnant and delivered my baby boy in December. A big surprise occurred when my wife got pregnant again in the beginning of 2011. With her eating like a pregnant woman, it was hard not to follow along. Also maintaining a full time job and raising an infant made it next to impossible to get to the gym. In October of 2011 my little boy would lie down, kick his feet up and then stand up, he wanted me to do it with him. After about 10 minutes of doing this I was completely exhausted and it upset him that I could not keep up. I vowed from that day forward to never have that happen again. I was 6"0 and 280lbs then, at the time I built a gym in my garage by finding equipment on craigslist. My daughter was born in February of 2012 and my wife was forced to take a leave of absence from work to care for our children since child care is way too expensive. Since she was home I was able to get a gym membership which was needed since I outgrew my home gym at that point. Many people who saw me when I was fat said that I would not be able to look like what I did in college since I was older and my metabolism would not be the same. I took all that negativity and the desire to be able to keep up with my children and now am in the best shape of my life. As of today I am at 210lbs and my abs are showing which is the first time I have seen them in over 10 years.
party like a rock star life style, working on an ambulance (fast food) and always pretty trim but skinny fat
enter...thyroid cancer and my third daughter
gained 60 lbs in three months. watched the other half run every day, lift several times a week...get desperate for a will to live and went looking for phentermine
found a message board instead several years ago
its still my "home" but its full of douchebaggery so I went looking everywhere I could find online, in the gym in school
got my degree in a sub-form of biology, got diagnosed with the thyroid cancer somewhere into the mix and got intensely interested in human hormones
which in turn turned me into a bit of a nutrition freak , a gym rat and someone that can help other people out with a good knowledge base
fast forward a few years, pregnant again..my house burned down and I never missed a beat with the gym or nutrition...actually continued to lose bf while pregnant and rebuilding the house
my weight never drastically changed but I lost 20 or so pounds but lost right around 20% bf
now I look younger, feel better and enjoy life