As is customary, here is my introductory post.
I've been lurking on here for a few months, pretty much since I started lifting (Which was back in June)
I figured I had a choice. I could come and hang out with the grown ups, being 36 and all, or go to the beginners forum and lose the will to live!
Anyway, on with the story. Back in February I realised that having stopped playing Rugby, i Had got very fat. I went on a diet. Nothing extreme, just stopped drinking, and eating rubbish. I bought myself a gym membership, and was told to go and get my fat ass on the treadmill and stay there.
After a few months, I had dropped from 275 to 250, still overweight, but I could at least bend down and tie my shoelaces without needing a break between shoes.
I'd been on that treadmill for what felt like months, and was bored. I realised that the weights room looked like more fun, and waddled my way over there. After much reading of this site I happened across WS4SB and started running that.
That was in June. Now i've gained back 15 pounds, but kept the fat I lost off. I'm really enjoying lifting, and have enjoyed reading the over 35 forum, so figured it was time I joined in. (I figured you needed a fat, weak kid in the group).
As of this week here are my best lifts:
Bench Press: 264x3
Close Grip BP: 252x3
Bent Rows: 209x12
Good Mornings: 209x6
Standing Miilitary press: 143x7
I realise these lifts are low compared to a lot of you, but I'm looking forward to learning from all of you.
I'll also be posting my log in here from Saturday when I train again.