Originally Posted by onetiredkris
Welcome to the board DW. Its good to see you here and to hear your insights on powerlifting. You pull like an 18 wheeler, any specific motivation fueling that? how long have you been lifting?
Thanks. I've been lifting since my days in high school, so it's been approximately 10 years because I'm 27 and I started when I was either 16 or 17. However, I wasn't going to the gym nearly as much when I was in the Army (Sep. '01 - Nov. '03) due to field exercises, a combat deployment (Iraq), and being exhausted from the daily grind. After receiving my honorable discharge in late 2003, I started being consistent with my training again in 2004, but it wasn't until 2007 that I fixed my form.
Motivation? I could list a few of the major sources.
1) anyone who said that I was too small or too weak in the past
2) the people who are still talking trash about my old videos even after I became a legit powerlifter
3) one of my best friends as a kid, Roger Ling (R.I.P.), who died in Iraq after I returned from my deployment
4) my brave girlfriend, Suzy, who is currently fighting cancer