I’ve been bitten by the teeth of iron and the only cure is to bite back.
This salty dog is ready to get serious about documenting the elixir that is the blood, sweat, and tears we get from lifting heavy shit (well, heavy to me). A little bit about me:
I’m a 54 year old who found free weight training about 15 years ago when my son hit high school and needed to start lifting for football. I’ve been weight training on an off since then with long periods of consistency mingled with longer periods of training inconsistency.
My life’s been filled with athletic sports activity since childhood, and then in my early teens sport specific conditioning and training as a semi professional MX racer. My professional life since my mid twenties has consisted of relatively sedentary entrepreneurial work and over the course of many years I’ve at least doubled in size. On my wedding day I weight 160 lbs soaking wet, and today I’m nearly twice that weight. At 5’ 11’’ that’s fat no matter how you look at it.
The good news in this though, I grew up the son of a butcher and my weight gain has been the result of larger portion sizes with a lot of protein as the primary target. A stress test in March 2017 confirmed what I’ve always known, I’m going to live forever so I figure its time to start getting serious about caring more for my heart and systems, and while at it grow more muscle.
This log is the route to that very wide and general goal. a more specific goal is to gain enough strength to begin Strongman training eventually maybe, just maybe, looking towards competing in a local Highland Games (who doesn’t want to compete in a kilt).
My interest are family (wife, son and daughter too) sailing, hiking, and being outdoors.
Log to follow…