I just wanted to give a whole-hearted thanks to both the posters and staff of T-Nation.
Last fall, I weighed 145, was unmotivated, and had failed out of college. . . blah, blah, blah. In a word: lame.
I was desperate for some sort of motivation. Some impetus, a fire in my gut, anything really. I searched google for things like ‘motivational speeches,’ “inspiring books,” and then finally “powerful images.”
(Clever reader, stay with me :D)
Dear sweet mother of all that is holy; I had found T-Nation’s powerful images. (T-Vixens anyone?!)
The men and women featured had a spark of life about them. An intensity, a vibrancy. There was an immediate sense of respect and admiration for them. Zane was just larger than life. I wanted that.
I started reading at 2 in the morning and finished well past sunrise. Thankfully, vroom had a beginner’s guide to the forum. I bookmarked it and then took the recommendation to learn about the site search. No more self help books and porn. I had a higher calling; “squats and milk.” The attitude, the testosterone, changed my life that day.
I now weight 176lbs and studied my ass off to gain re-admittance to college. I start the summer as a full time student in less than 2 weeks. I even have a beautiful girlfriend who works out with me. I credit T-Nation for these accomplishments.
To the authors- THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS! The work is insightful and makes this site what it is. Your cost keeps the knowledge within reach(poor college student) ;D.
To the posters (old guard and new)- Thank you for your banter, candor and the discussions. I learned to shut up and squat from you guys.
To the 110 lb cutters- Thank you for reminding me where I come from.
This is truly a unique site. The community has made excellence obtainable and accountable. You are all appreciated in the grandest of ways. I can see why people call T-Nation home.