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Old 02-19-2011, 05:50 AM   #11
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I'm also thinking of doing a log on this site, but am a little worried that I am not really a monster lifter, would what I am doing be valuable to others? I mean that seriously. I read almost all the logs, and they were all monster lifters, or were young guys making monster growth.

I'm 46, family, etc., lift when I can, I personally like to think of myself as inspiring, but don't want to waste anybody's time either.
Definitely start a log mate, im no monster lifter, nor am i young buck making monster growth, but I am making progress and that is thanks in part to my log. I write down my exercises, but also my thoughts on them, what hard and whats not and i have been luck enough to have some of the very experienced members on here helping, encouraging and motivating me along the way...

You get 10x more help and info from your log than you will learn just reading, because it is personal to you...

and 46, lifting with a family that sounds inspiring to me mate

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'm sorry I used the "monster" comments! First of all, I didn't mean it derogatorily, I meant that my expectedly moderate beginner growth might not really be of much value to people who are obviously further ahead and probably know a lot more than me so far in our respective lifting careers. I didn't want to be a net drain, seemingly just wanting expert personal training advice without the inconvenience of paying for it, you know, like to the personal trainers who post to this site. I realize they are already sharing most generously and I've already learned a lot simply cruising around this site the past week. I didn't want to seem presumptuous too.

That, and I just found the fullbody board and training logs (as they were off the bottom window of my browser so I didn't find them until I finally scrolled down). Now that I've started reading those logs and that part of the site, I realize what I would be doing could be valuable to others and myself as you have so perfectly pointed out.

So I will "earn my keep" (hopefully).

Thanks again. Workout goes up tomorrow. Iron starts going up Monday. I really feel positive heading into this. I'm certain it's the right thing for me at this time.

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Yeah, I'm sorry I used the "monster" comments! First of all, I didn't mean it derogatorily, I meant that my expectedly moderate beginner growth might not really be of much value to people who are obviously further ahead and probably know a lot more than me so far in our respective lifting careers. I didn't want to be a net drain, seemingly just wanting expert personal training advice without the inconvenience of paying for it, you know, like to the personal trainers who post to this site. I realize they are already sharing most generously and I've already learned a lot simply cruising around this site the past week. I didn't want to seem presumptuous too.

That, and I just found the fullbody board and training logs (as they were off the bottom window of my browser so I didn't find them until I finally scrolled down). Now that I've started reading those logs and that part of the site, I realize what I would be doing could be valuable to others and myself as you have so perfectly pointed out.

So I will "earn my keep" (hopefully).

Thanks again. Workout goes up tomorrow. Iron starts going up Monday. I really feel positive heading into this. I'm certain it's the right thing for me at this time.
Cant wait to see your log, progress and thoughts mate!! The iron is addictive
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