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Old 12-07-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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You know what makes my day?

When someone asks you for advice, you give it to them, and then four months later they come back with this:

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I started in July and have made great gains so far. I am now 5'9", 186 pounds. In 4 months here are my lift changes:

Squats : Start – 95 lbs, Now – 225 lbs

Flat bench: Start – 105 lbs, Now – 165 lbs

Romanian Deadlift: Start – 95 lbs, Now – 225 lbs

Seated Barbell Press: Start – 65 lbs, Now – 95 lbs

Bent over Rows: Start – 85 lbs, Now – 135 lbs

Barbell Curl: Start – 50 lbs, Now – 90 lbs
No whining. No excuses. No complaining. No missed workouts. He just trusted the process and did the work. And it paid off.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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Um,.. Steve,

It took 4, count them FOUR months

for this person to make this happen. I see on TV how they promise AMAZING results in as little as 6 weeks! What do you have to say about that???????

WELL!


Sure you could say, yea, well this is real life, and this really is what can be accomplished with hard work and persaverance.

Not sure who this is, but that is seriously good work on those lifts.


A person my Wife works with has a trainer at a local big name fitness center helping her. CARDIO, CARDIO,CARDIO!! Boso balls, and that crap. She needs to lose about 35lbs, and has been told this will take 9 months to accomplish.

I'd love to get her in my garage, and have her strength train for 4 months.



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You know what makes my day?

When someone asks you for advice, you give it to them, and then four months later they come back with this:


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I started in July and have made great gains so far. I am now 5'9", 186 pounds. In 4 months here are my lift changes:

Squats : Start 95 lbs, Now 225 lbs

Flat bench: Start 105 lbs, Now 165 lbs

Romanian Deadlift: Start 95 lbs, Now 225 lbs

Seated Barbell Press: Start 65 lbs, Now 95 lbs

Bent over Rows: Start 85 lbs, Now 135 lbs

Barbell Curl: Start 50 lbs, Now 90 lbs
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Um,.. Steve,

It took 4, count them FOUR months
And I bet this guy was never counting the days...I bet he just fell in love with the process, and one day woke up and realized...holy crap!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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And I bet this guy was never counting the days...I bet he just fell in love with the process, and one day woke up and realized...holy crap!
YES!

Like I have told you. For myself, it is like church for me out in the garage. I'm focused and in a zone. It's about the whole process of achieving a little more today than I did the last time. When new plates go on the bar, and the bar is pushed for the new set to completion, WIN!

Each session is an experience to be savored, not raced through like some sort of thing I have to do. It is something I get to do.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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That is awesome steve, and amazing results in 4 months.

I know people that have been training for 4 years without those kind of results, because of bad programming.

You da man!
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks Jeremy. I would love to take credit for his progress, but one thing you can never instill in someone is a work ethic.

For every guy like this, I see 20 with excuses and missed workouts. Such is life.
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looks like my starting numbers when i started out lol

great story BTB
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My bench started at 95 for 4 reps. I was epic small-bone failure guy.
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When I was 15 I was convinced I was a hardgainer. Years later when I learned that I had to work consistantly with progression as my goal I was not nearly as hard a gainer. Now in my late 40's I find it fairly easy to put on muscle, even though I still have to work hard at it.

A huge advantage that I have over young people is that I don't have to fight my metabolism. I don't have to eat like a human garbage truck, to stay ahead of the curve. Working around my aging connective tissue is a downside however.
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Kickass man...


I remember being worried I couldn't do 135 on flat bench. Nowadays, I can press 135 up like it's an empty bar. In fact, a few weeks ago I wanted to see how long I could just keep doing it for. I stopped at 34 reps only because my phone started ringing and I knew I had to take the call....

If I only wasn't such a lush at times, I'd be doing PL meets by now probably..lol
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