Hello everyone. I'm not really new to T Nation, more so just new to actually signing up and saying hello. I've sat and read almost every single article on T Nation. And I'm happy that I have a very reliable source of info when it comes to body building. I'm currently in college studying to be a Hematologist, and an aspiring powerlifter. Most people refer to me as a black sheep, or a flower child. I'm kind of just always relaxing in my mind, and doing my best to see results from the effort I put in, or hugging trees, or doing something weird and random. I am a recovered Bulimic, after struggling for 14 years. And I'm glad I decided to delve into a realm that developes a woman's body into something similar to a female Cyborg lol. I suppose I could share my stats.
Height: 5' .25"
Is afraid of spiders
Back squat: 300 ( 300 is my PR, but there are the occasional days where I just don't have the energy to go that heavy. On a smith machine however I can go well into 320-325, but I know some people despise the existence of the smith machine and call it cheating)
Leg press: 650 ( I feel like pretty much every man can leg press well over that so it's nothing to be impressed with)
Bench press: 140 (pathetic I know)
Deadlift: 200 ( I wish this number was higher)
As you can see my lower body is a hell of a lot stronger than my upper body. My bench press is dragging along at a measly 140. And as you can see in my profile picture, my quads are rather overdeveloped. I've taken this as a cool genetic mix n match to strengthen my weak spots. I'm always wanting to start The popular Olympic lifts, and I will, but for now I'm just tackling everything in order so I don't become overwhelmed with everything.
I currently cannot do a SINGLE pull up. Nope. Can't do more than two dips without flopping and flailing around. I suck at sprinting, I can only run for about 3 solid minutes. So there's TONS for me to work on, and I have an urge to always want to do my heavy lifts only. Nothing else, but I realize I have to do a variety of things to be well rounded fitness wise, hence that's why I've started this journey. I'll keep up with this log and post pics and videos when I can or if I ever get someone to come and snap a few of me in action.
I have slowly incorporated pump work, loaded carries, sets to failure, and drop sets into my workouts. Nothing intense just yet, just slowly melding these practices with my super heavy lifting. And I find things to always be a challenge and I think that's why I've come so far and made so much progress. I've been body building for almost a year and I'm super glad I made the choice to back in December of '15.
I'm REALLY into Transformers. I think they're awesome characters, and I've read too many comics to even count. And one of my goals is to look like i just might be a Cyborg lol. lots of muscle, and complex curves that make people think there just might be tons of hard wiring, and chrome, and flashing lights underneath all that muscle lol. I'm rather nerdy and am always reading stuff. Topics from cooking to Research on the latest medical technology, all read it all. I'm particularly goofy, and always catch myself smiling even if I've had a crap day.
Uhhh...my favorite food is tied between Beignets and perfectly sautéed onions lol.
But that's pretty much my intro. I look forward to becoming apart of this T Nation family. And I hope you guys feel free to talk to me, ask me anything, and can even become internet friends. Or friends in real life.