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Old 01-10-2014, 12:29 AM   #1
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Back in July of 2012 I began my fitness journey. At the time I had no idea what I was doing and didn't look towards the future. I was 320 pounds and finally came to the realization that I had a problem and decided to do something about it. I worked out for about a month and realized that this was something I really liked. I liked the way it made me feel, it boosted my confidence and was helping me lose weight(something I struggled with for a long time.) Like any novice lifter I went through the stages of trying to find the ultimate workout or ultimate diet. I remember one time I went on a zero carb diet lol. This had serious side effects I had the worst workout of my life and went home and took a 6 hour nap, needless to say I knew never to do that again. As I began to lose weight and shape up a little that helped drive me to keep lifting and I was getting stronger, a lot stronger. The more I lifted the more I got into researching and finding out information for myself. Most of the conclusions I came up with were very different from what the local gym rats were telling me. I started to understand that a bro split may not be the most optimal way to build muscle and hitting each body part twice a week will help increase protein synthesis so I switched to an upper/lower split. By this time I had Almost lost close to 100 pounds and was feeling great and really strong. As I began the upper lower split I noticed a huge change in my physique. I also put a huge focus on the three main compound lifts. I guess basically what I am trying to get across is that, to never doubt yourself and keep grinding. I had people constantly doubting me and saying that I was gonna quit. I used that as motivation. When I started lifting I never dreamed I would be where I was at now. I hit plateaus constantly and just kept pushing. Never quit and know that if you stay at it and be consistent your work will pay off and you will get the results that you are looking for. Do not let anyone bring you down and use them as motivation to reach your goals because you can do it. I am no where near where I want to be physically but I am closer than I was yesterday. If I was able to do it ANYONE can!!!

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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If I was able to do it ANYONE can!!!
Unless they're literally unable (physically), or keen on self-sabotage, then absolutely. Yes.


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Motivation. Is. Success. I went from 232lbs at 16 years old to 192lbs at 17 years old. Anything is possible when you want it. Great job man. Keep living like a champ.
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