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    A Little About My Background

    Thank you all for the welcome wishes.
    Let me give everyone an intro to tell you about me, my experience, and my training/bodybuilding background.

    I'm in my late, VERY LATE 50's! Some might call me a has been! And they have! LOL! (Gotta have a sense of humor and perspective).

    My brother and I are former amatuer bodybuilders who have had our share of success in the eighties & nineties.

    We cut our teeth back in the day in a region of the Country that was considered one if the most difficult regions in which to not only compete, but achieve success. We competed against, and beat guys many of you would know. We went on to compete nationally, pursuing our pro cards and a professional bodybuilding career. Perhaps more on that outcome in the future... I was sponsored for a time at this point in my career. Yes, we knew and trained with top amateurs and pros back in the day.

    From the sacrifices I made (and there were many), to the decisions I made, to the personal choices I made that supported those decisions to pursue a bodybuilding lifestyle, I wouldn't change a thing! In many ways they were the best and greatest decades of my life.

    My training days are done...
    Recent shoulder rotator cuff surgery to re-attach two complete detachments, as well as left proximal biceps tendon ruptures that where re-attached during the rotator cuff surgery has left me unable to train for the rest of my life. Unfortunately for me, my repairs only healed robustly enough to enable me to perform most daily living activities, and not much more.
    Some of you know what i'm talking about...my injuries were just too severe from the word go.
    I am thankful I can once again do everyday routine tasks such as brushing my teeth, threading my belt thru my pants belt loops,
    and give my Wife a hug...

    Anyway,

    Over the years, I have learned a lot and would love to pass on what I know. The biggest thing I have learned is I don't know everything.


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    Great to have you here man, would love to hear your knowledge and stories
    Size is the prize and swole is the goal

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    Welcome to the group!

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    Welcome, good to have you here you look like you know your shit
    Never wipe your arse with an angry hedgehog

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    Also there is a guy here that goes by the name the gibsonator, he will try telling you someone thought he was a better looking version of The Rock. This is all lies ignore him
    Never wipe your arse with an angry hedgehog

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    Weird double post
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    Nice to have you brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    Also there is a guy here that goes by the name the gibsonator, he will try telling you someone thought he was a better looking version of The Rock. This is all lies ignore him
    bro, give it a rest lol



    Mr Used To Be, welcome, thanks for sharing those pics that's awesome!

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    Welcome! Nice pics. It’ll be interesting to here your stories in the months ahead.

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    Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom... Looking forward to learning from you!

    Sorry to hear about your injuries... never give up though, even moving a little iron is still moving some iron!

    I’m just 6 months into a comeback after a fifteen year hiatus... cuffs, knees, arthritis, tendinitis... in the end I realized it was just vaginitis, I basically started from scratch and muscle memory is taking over, trick is letting the tendons dictate my pace.

    SKOL!

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    Welcome aboard look forward to hearing about ur days and knowledge
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    Welcome brother

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