Okay guys I turned 35, September 10th, so I'm a month into this grand old age and now ready to move my training log to this forum.
A little history about me. I work in a physical therapy office in Red Bluff, CA, employed as a Certified Athletic Trainer. I work primarily with orthopedic rehab, specializing in athletic injuries. I also provide sports medicine coverage for youth and high school football, rodeo, and high school basketball. My degree is in kinesiology from Sacramento State. I'm an ATC, CSCS, USAW Level I coach, and a Kinesio Taping certified practitioner.
I've been strength training for over 15 years now, even since high school. Until 2004, I just trained "bodybuilder/muscle magazine" style with no real purpose. In 2004, I decided to learned the Olympic lifts, and trained with a former member of the Albanian national team, Elion Ago. I trained with him for about 18 months and started competing. After he moved back to his home country, I switched to powerlifting because of the lack of training partners in my gym. I competed in powerlifting for a few years, until the use of bench shirts and squat suits disillusioned me. Finally I switched to strongman after meeting Dane Kelly. I instantly fell in love with the sport. I think it is the perfect combination of all the strength sports and the absolute highest form of strength measurement. I've been competing to strongman ever since. I do the occasional raw powerlifting meet sometimes also.
Currently I'm 230 lbs. I plan of dropping to around 208-210, with the intention of cutting to 200 at competition time and dominating in that weight class. I will win the 200lbs. class at NAS national within the next 2 years.
I will start posting my log and progress in this forum for those that are interested.