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Finally Decided to Join the Nation


#1

I have been reading the articles and other resources from T-Nation since January. I have finally decided to join the nation and no longer be a lurker and introduce myself.

Age: 19
Height: 5'10
Weight: 190 lbs
BF: I'm guessing 15%

As far as my training background goes, throughout high school I played soccer and swam. Never really lifted weights except for a few occasions during high school. During those few occasions I can only really remember benching and doing squats, lunges, and step ups when I sprained my knee for rehab.

Since graduating I've been playing intramural sports and the occasional pickup basketball game.

I started lifting weights around March this year and haven't really stuck to one program per se. But I've decided to just pick a program and stick with it for at least 5 months. I've actually bought Wendler's 5/3/1 book and will definitely be starting to follow it.

My maxes are as follows:
Bench press: 245 lbs
Squat: 275 lbs
Military press: 165 lbs
Deadlift: 335 lbs
Chin up: BW+60 lbs
T-bar row: 4 plates

Obviously my goal is to get stronger and bigger, but leaning more towards bodybuilding.

Btw I have a power rack in my garage at home.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


#2

comments and feedback on what?


#3

Sorry I just realized there isn't anything to comment or give feedback on.

Although I'm wondering if there any substitutes for things like whey for those that are lactose intolerant?


#4

Comments on how awesome he is, duh.

OP... you're awesome.


#5

Such a comment means that you're awesome haha


#6

oh i get it, and feedback to become MORE awesome?


#7

YOU DA MAN!!!


#8

Congrats on the 335lbs dead lift after 5 months of training. In a year you should be lifting 700.


#9

I don't approve of your sarcasm.
If you're not going to give feedback on his awesome-ness, you sir, need to leave.


#10

ahaha this kid is never comin back.


#11

^^Ah man, I was trying to avoid that.
I let the 5 month progress slide, for the sake of having a friend :frowning:

Bye-bye Ex-Potential Friend OP sir.


#12

I was actually hoping to break Andy Bolton's deadlift record by my 21st birthday. But I guess 700 will have to do.


#13

look nikki, hes back!

this forum has a lot of ups and downs. whew.


#14

I hate you........training longer than you and i'm weaker. Atleast i'm training properly now :slight_smile:

How did you get to those lifts so quickly- just out of interest?

BTW i don't actually hate you :slight_smile:


#15

Phew, what a relief. I'm sure glad you don't hate me.

As for how my lifts supposedly went up so quickly, I'm going chalk that up to beginner gains.