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BendtheBar 08-26-2011 09:25 AM

Contest - Post Inspiration and Win
Here's the deal...I'm leaving for my powerlifting meet. As a token of thanks to the community for all the encouragement I am giving away:

$30 Coupon to the M&S Store.

Here's how the contest works.

--Last post wins.

But there must be a minimum of 100 posts in this thread for there to be a winner.

You MUST post something inspirational...a quote, picture, workout, story, whatever!

Contest ends when I get back from my powerlifting meet tomorrow night. Not sure when this will be. I will get home, boot up my computer and close this thread.

If there are 500+ posts, last post wins. If not, no one wins.

Spartigus 08-26-2011 10:12 AM

Off Road 08-26-2011 11:05 AM

I want somebody to win this, so here's an entry from me...

On the football front...

My kid had a diasterous practice on Tuesday, which gave me motivation for my squat session. He was playing defensive tackle and going up against the best offensive tackle. Well, my kid has been improving a lot and started to blow up the other kid. The other kid started playing dirty and clubbing my kid on the back of the neck and helmet. After that my kid started getting timid and stopped trying. He got blown up all night after that.

I have a rule for myself, and that is I won't talk to my son about anything he needs to improve on until the day after. I don't want to be one of those dads that puts a ton of pressure on their kids to be good at sports. So I bit my lip all night (didn't sleep well) and the next morning. I used that agression in the gym for my squat session. Then after school we had a little chat.

I told him that I noticed he gave up after the other kid got overly physical. I explained in life we have those kinds of situations all the time and people are going to try to bring us down for their own gain. I explained that those are the times we have to dig deep and fight back. We went over the basics of his stance and firing off the line, and then I just left it up to him.

So last night he really showed me that he can step it up. He was aggressive and stuck to his fundamentals. He ended up getting called out at the end of practice for showing the most improvement and they are going to step him up to the offensive line. I am so stinkin' proud of him for finding the desire to step it up and find a way to fight back, and most importantly, he said it was the most fun practice that he's had.

Being a dad is tough work...

Fazc 08-26-2011 01:28 PM

Offroad, that really is inspirational. I hope I can be that kind of Dad some day.

Carl1174 08-26-2011 01:53 PM

awesome off road...

I have 4 daughters so dont unfortunately have the football side of things (its all netball and dancing), but THEY are my inspiration in themselves.

I want to be the best i can be so they see that no matter what they are dealt, they can make a difference to their life and to the life of others... even if it is just by an example that they set


BendtheBar 08-26-2011 03:54 PM

Don't be afraid to spam lifting pics and videos.

Fazc 08-26-2011 04:10 PM

I'l go ahead and post this classic then. If this doesn't get you fired up to deadlift, nothing will:

Carl1174 08-26-2011 04:16 PM

i love how he approaches the bar :rockon:


BendtheBar 08-26-2011 04:36 PM

Dropped the minimum to 100 posts.

Off Road 08-26-2011 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 165188)
Dropped the minimum to 100 posts.

No faith :march:

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