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Old 08-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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I have lifted for over 1 year, competed in, and won 2 powerlifting meets, and at 50 yrs old, I am in the best shape of my life, after having a stroke a couple years ago......if it weren't for Steve, I would have packed it in after 3 months, when I was discouraged, lost, unmotivated, and ready to give up. (and it all started with 1 e-mail)

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Old 08-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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Thanks Al. It's been a pleasure taking this ride with you the last several years. You have always supported me and it's helped more than you know.
If it weren't for you I wouldn't be competing and I would be a lot weaker; physically and mentally. Thanks for your help.


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Old 09-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #13
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I echo everyone's sentiments STeve. You have always been on hand with motivation and excellent advice whenever I, or indeed anyone else has needed it. You have the patience of a saint towards a lot of people that have argued (or tried to) and laughed at or ignored some of your excellent advice and words.

You and this site helped turn my life around once, and I have come back here for this exact same reason. You inspre hundreds of people Steve and I dont think you know just how much you have done for so many.

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