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Old 09-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #21
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Awesome job man for real!! Congratulations on the new you brother.

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:07 AM   #22
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Awesome job man for real!! Congratulations on the new you brother.
Thank you Ripped, I am the worlds greatest YOYo, I am afraid. Currently in the middle of those pictures.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:36 AM   #23
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Huh? Lifting *IS* my life.

Hahahaha, no, just kidding.

These aren't in any real order

1. I've met a lot of good people through lifting, people I wouldn't have met otherwise.
2. It's gotten my back strong enough that I no longer have issues due to my scoliosis.
3. It's given me goals to work towards.
4. It's made me big (I'm still working on strong), and I love being big, so it's given me a lot of self confidence and satisfaction.

Here's my before and after, the left side was about 3 years ago ( 1 year before I started powerlifting )...

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:41 AM   #24
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Great progress Ox. What made you decide to try powerlifting in the first place?
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #25
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Been involved in lots of different sports but after I looked like a marathon runner from all the suvival runs, and triathlons I though it would be good to add a few pounds so it made me look much more healty haha.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:05 PM   #26
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the gym is where i can be true to myself..you learn grow and learn a lot about yourself living under the bar. Life under the bar makes you dig deep into yourself to show what you are really all about..i try to attack life the way i attack my life under the bar.
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It allows me to be the caveman i really am, grutning and cursing, throwing **** around and yelling at stuff, for a couple o hours a day without getting arrested
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i do similar things..but im not a caveman, my dad was in the navy though...
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You should eat paleo food, grow a beard and go live in a forrest
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