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    Started lifting for footy and also had a fucked back that no one seemed to be able to fix.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza20 View Post
    Started lifting for footy and also had a fucked back that no one seemed to be able to fix.
    Has your back resolved itself now from getting stronger?
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a night. Set him on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    Being stronger makes you more useful / better at anything in life. Still should practice skills though for your sport / hobby / occupation.

    This is a mantra ive strongly believed in ever since i first discovered weight training which is why im puzzled by those who train for appearance.
    That's why you're the wingman and not riding shotgun.

    I don't remember being inspired by anyone. I was not satisfied with my physical capabilities or appearance so when I moved to Townsville for uni I joined a gym straight away. I got plenty of inspiration there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    Has your back resolved itself now from getting stronger?
    Yep. My back was so fucked I struggled to do anything physical for a while, couldn't sit in a seat for anything longer than 10-20 minutes. Was seeing physios and chiros up to 3 times a week and not improving.

    After a bit of research started doing Deadlifts and back extensions. Almost game me instant relief. Haven't had back pain for years now.


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    I'm surprised nobody has said 'to get girls' yet. My motivation to lift came from reading comics when I was younger. Bought a 25kg dumbell set at 13 from amart and did curls, rows, and flies on two milk crates cable tied together. Thought I was a beast.


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    When I was in my early 20's I was at my heaviest (97kg) and picked up a copy of Dr Alan borusheks Calorie and Fat Counter book. Taught me to understand macros and how to lose weight. I counted calories for 2 years to get down to a size 12 in time for a P&O cruise.

    About 26 yrs old, (2006) I was at my second heaviest weight (87kg' s) and a good friend of mine was on the tony Ferguson diet and also appeared on the TV advert so started lunching with her. Lost about 16kg in 3 months after she inspired me and taught me about low carb dieting.

    Stacked the weight back on by end of 2010, went on a holiday and was so upset by pictures of myself afterwards, I was about 83kg's. Was seeing a familiar trend happening so joined Fitness First. Met Michelle, a PT who taught me not only how to diet and exercise but how to keep it off. She inspired me to take hold of life.

    I have kept the weight off for a full year.

    I was always uninspired by my mum and sister, both morbidly obese by their early 20's. Really did not have an life at all. My sister is a type 2 diabetic. My mum has lost 30kg's in the last year from a diet I put her on. My sister is still gaining weight.....


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    It's sad when you see the health of loved ones slipping by, all by their own hand.

    When it comes to weight loss, unfortunately I think my mum is a lots cause. Sounds harsh, but sometimes reality hurts. I just have to accept the fact that when her poor diet catches up with her, she was fully aware of the consequences. And being a registered nurse for 40yrs, she bloody well does know better.
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    I wanted to get better at sport (rock climbing). From there I just found I enjoyed lifting as a challenge in itself.

    I like bodybuilding and powerlifting both, though modern unregulated bodybuilding is now a bit of a joke.
    1rms: BP: 140kg touch'n go, MP: 85kg, Weighted Chin ups:60kg+104kg bodyweight. Squats/deadlifts: Injured, maybe 20kg each now (including bar weight).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mick View Post
    Wouldn't practicing slam dunking be the solution to that rather than weights

    A mate of mine a few years ago randomly started doing weights, and I asked him why, as it was out of character for him, he informed me that he could not swim well, and since he goes out fishing he figured he better start doing some weights. When I suggested going to the pool and doing some laps to get better at swimming he thought I was a genius.
    Stronger legs = bigger power output = bigger jump.

    That said I don't think I could jump as high now due to lack of practice + tighter muscles.
    ps it's Graham - not Graeme


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Fucked my back in an accident at work when I was an apprentice, after a year of physio and other shit my brother convinced me to try weight training to fix it. Once I saw the changes I was hooked, had very bad bro fever in my early 20's.

    I still remember how buzzed I was the first time I benched a20kg plate each side, fuck yeah big boy weights.

    FYI Ryan you are a strange character.
    You're not the first person to say so.

    I remember being pretty stoked the first time I benched 60kg, too. Still looking forward to 100kg.
    SQ 172.5kg BP 102.5kg DL 200kg OHP 62.5kg


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