A little about me. I am 35 years old almost 36 in November. for about the first 8 years of my journey in lifting I was inconsistent and did not know WTF I was doing. Over the past 3 years I discovered Tnation and all the great people here and learned a bunch.
I also got involved with members of the Team Staley Forums on Charles Staley's site and the crew over there taught me about Powerlifting. Over the past 2 years I have competed in PLing in the 165 class. I am only 5'6' but have made some great progress.
Last July it all came crashing down. Due to a freak event during a regular massage treatment. The therapist that I had was a new one and she got to overzealous with my neck and basically tore my right carotid artery. Over the next 2 weeks I had 2 small strokes in my right frontal lobe. Long story short....I am okay no permanent damage, i.e.paralysis, but I have had to take the past 3 months off of training.
I have kept the diet in check during this time and I have been doing NEPA Walks everday. About 2 weeks ago I started doing Rippetoe's S.S. program to regain some strength and I feel really great. I decided to finally start posting over here because I have been following the Livespill and all of Daryl Gee's training. I love Thibs programs and in about 3 weeks I will be starting his Mechanical Drop Sets Program to regain some size and strength. I have a long journey ahead and I am excited about the future. Sorry for the long intro ,but needed to introduce myself here before I start posting my logs.