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Old 01-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Here are my start photos:

1/23/2011

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It is amazing how humbling a picture can be, have to work on my posture. While I look worlds better than I did when I started this journey in the waning weeks of 2007, I still look bad. Guess I have gone from horrible to bad, a move forward but not there yet. I can see improvements compared to past photos, but not what I want. I will be transformed, not conformed!
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Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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It is amazing how humbling a picture can be, have to work on my posture. While I look worlds better than I did when I started this journey in the waning weeks of 2007, I still look bad. Guess I have gone from horrible to bad, a move forward but not there yet. I can see improvements compared to past photos, but not what I want. I will be transformed, not conformed!
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It doesnt matter where you are now, its where you have come from and where you are going that are the important parts... Your doing solid work, be proud of yourself and your achievements so far.

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, as I said, the photos are a bit humbling. That is not always a bad thing, it is a motivation.
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OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Bench 176
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs

Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)

"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:07 AM   #5
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You will achieve your goals. I believe in you and as long as you keep making small steps toward improvement you'll smash your goals. I'm a bit timid to post up my pics trust me.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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Squats
10 x 155
8 x 185
5 x 220
5 x 220
15 x 140
DB Pullovers
5 x 8 x 25

Seated Overhead Press
10 x 100
8 x 115
5 x 125
5 x 125
15 x 75

Incline Bench Press
10 x 95
8 x 105
5 x 125
5 x 125
18 x 75

Chest Supported BB Rows
15 x 45
8 x 75
5 x 95
5 x 95
10 x 95

Closing Triset
Chins
5
4
4
Hanging Knee Raises (using slings)
10
8
8
Dips
6
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OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Bench 176
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs

Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)

"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:50 PM   #7
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Good luck bam! You're off to a solid start!
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
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Thanks NTO. Got to dial in the diet, then I will be off to a solid start.
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OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Bench 176
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs

Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)

"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
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Front Squats
5 x 135
5 x 140
5 x 145
5 x 150
5 x 155
DB Pullovers
5 x 5 x 25

Standing Arnold Presses
5 x 5 x 35

Incline Bench
5 x 100
5 x 105
5 x 110
5 x 115
5 x 120

Rack Dead Lifts
5 x 185
5 x 225
5 x 280

Incline Alt. Hammer Curls
8 x 25
6 x 25
8 x 25
BW Bench Dips
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OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Bench 176
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs

Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)

"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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