Helly everyone. I came across this website while asking a guy at the gym about his supplements. Now I got hooked on the forums. There's a lot of good information on here and some supportive people.
My name is Vito and I go by the name V-Man. I'm from the west burbs of Chicago.
I'm 45, 5-9, 176 pounds. I've been lifting for a while now. I started working out after having a bunch of health problems. I have cardiomyopathy, a damaged weak heart muscle, which will someday will require a transplant.
I also had a problem with my heart rhythm and had a pacemaker and defibrillator put in. When all this stuff settled out I weighed about 150 and was pretty scrawny as you can see in my before picture.
I work at a hospital and started going to the fitness center we have there. I am now at 176. I have attached a current photo. I don't like to call it an "after" photo cause I know I still have a way to go.
I would like to maybe do a master's bodybuilding competition one day. Well that's part of a very long story.
I joined this forum cause I'd like to find a place where there's a lot of information and support from good and knowledgeable people and not trash talkers.
I wish everyone well. Drop me a line. I still have a lot of progress to make but with continued hard work and dedication I'm sure I can do it.
Like I said this appears to be a great forum, you guys really look awesome. I hope I can improve and learn more from all of you.