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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 2
Training Exp: started competing in 2000
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: bench and squat
Fav Supp: MassPort by Infinite Labs
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Default Retired Fitness competitor, ready for new things!

Thanks for welcoming me to the forums! I heard about it awhile back, so I finally joined up here..Jen Zerwas recommended it, we are friends on facebook (Lisa Butz is my name)...I was a fitness competitor but retired last year. I was really sick of the industry and the image. I took about 8 months and just focused on my strength and really fell in love with powerlifting through following the Westside programs, I finally enjoyed going to the gym again!!!!! I think we all go through different stages in our lives, and it was time for me to acknowledge that I just don't fit into that "mold" anymore...I never was one of those women who liked doing endless cardio and tanning and being a "princess" for a day...however I did enjoy gymnastics and the routine was always so challenging and fun to learn crazy tricks. That was what intrigued me. But, the side I didn't like was the narcissistic, political, ass kisssing to get ahead side, and I hated training "like a bodybuilder"...I despised isolation work, cable machines, etc etc...I always liked compound lifts but was told I wasn't training to maximize my physique. It was a constant battle between what I 'wanted' and what was 'necessary'. I don't know if I will ever return to the stage now, it just doesn't feel right to me anymore. I am hoping to find more people here that I can "click" with, and I am actually doing my FIRST bench and deadlift event this month. Im scared as hell, but its a small non-sanctioned one so theres no pressure and I do believe it is a good step for me. Thanks again...I can't wait to get a log going here!
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