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Hi, New Here


#1

Hey guys, thought I'd stop being a lurker and sign up and post a little to introduce myself. I'm 18, 6'0 180lbs, roughly 9-10% bodyfat. From the bay area in Cali.

I started working out almost 6 years, though all together I've had maybe a total of 1 1/2 years of workout experience. (the first 6 months or so being the best, yet worst).

I made progress just doing bench presses, flies, curls, side deltoid circles, rear delt rows, leg extensions, leg curls, and situps for 4 months then slowing down. Since then I did a lot of iso exercises from time to time, adding almost a year of workout experience.

Finally I found some info on more exercises, and I basically stopped all push exercises, and did bent-over rows for a while to balance myself out. I'm at a good point now. I mostly do compounds and am liking the results.

I've been keeping a solid routine and what not. I'm not expecting much results for a while, but I have gotten stronger all around, especially in my deadlifts, and hamstrings.

Thought I'd give ya a history of my workout experiences too to know me a little more. Also, I workout at home, my current goals are to increase my bench to at least 250lbs for 6 reps (currently at 190 for 6), 225lbs bent-over rows (currently at 165 for 6), 350 deadlift 5x5, and squat 400lbs.

(I don't have a squat rack, but I do overhead squats, and I'm gonna be taking a powerlifting class soon). I enjoy all the wealth of info on this site, too. It has helped a lot.
Later

-Darkmind


#2

Welcome, and congratulations on taking things in hand and making progress and aiming for goals! That's the spirit!


#3

Welcome to the site! Keep posting.


#4

not much to say other than read all on this site, then go do it...hope that helps...oh and when you pick a program stick to it, dont change programs every week...good luck. --Gags


#5

Hey, great that you got into things so early... and found this place so you can get all the info you need.

Keep it up!