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Jared’s gym adventure

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  1. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty

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    So as some of you probably noticed a lot has changed lately from working to not working. From being some what care free to being an anxious mess. So i will start off by saying , when I was younger I was one of those “ o he’s in the gym” guys. I started the gym when I was about 13 years of age in grade 7 till my first year out of high school in 2010 . I was ranked #4 in my weight class across our little island . Mom put me in special olympics because of my physical disorders where I got my first gold medal and was chosen to go to the nationals . But before that happened I got hit by a stupid car. A little red ford from Nova Scotia. And it put a end to all that . I had a bench press of 205lb ,squats of 275lb, and deadlift of 365lb at body weight of 155lb . So fast forward to the last couple of months. I decided if I was going to get my mental health straightened then I would need to get my physical health done too. Over the last two months I have found myself loving the gym ,even more than before. It gives me something to look forward to and to work on . I have been doing some training but I haven’t felt like I was getting any results. When I first joined I tried my deadlift and i failed horribly at 315lb and I found that really discouraging . It would actually be dubbed the monster in the closet . Knowing that once did 365lb and I failed at a 315lb .like I said I felt like I was going nowhere until this week. This week was huge I mean huge . I landed a squat of 295 pounds and finally got my 365 pound deadlift up . And it like I only weigh 170-175 depending on the day . I made my own workout schedule that I will be trying out next week. It’s all timed reps ,and I don’t like those but they work well for muscle control.
    I have also decided to change up my eating and that is going to be a pain . But I am proud I spent $130 on food and only got one unhealthy thing . A bag of chips that I didn’t even eat all of them. My goal is to compete at a competitive level again . My goal for weight to lifted is a bench of 225lb ,deadlift 400-500lb and squat 350-400lb . I have all winter to train for my goals. And I will reclaim my crown. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I just wish I’d have gotten a picture of my 365 lift .


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  2. greco

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    WELL DONE! You have been making a lot of difficult and impressive lifestyle changes recently. Thanks for sharing this.

    I'm sure you will reach your goals.

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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  3. silvertonebetty

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    Thanks and I’m sure I’ll get them . Slowly will lol


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  4. Mooh

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    Sounds great to me. Little steps, big steps, any steps at all as long as they’re in the right direction...the direction you choose.

    Best of luck, planning, and good intentions.
     
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  5. mhammer

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    Well how could you? Your hands were full, lifting the damn weights! :D
     
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  6. silvertonebetty

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    hahaha


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  7. keto

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    All right, you are inspiring me to get back at it. I stopped a year ago while losing 30ish lbs, I couldn’t control my appetite while lifting lol. Good for you. I’m lucky enough to have a well equipped home gym. I’ll start tomorrow (something I’ve said to often, but!).

    my favourite lift is deadlift, but I use a hex bar fo heavy stuff.
     
  8. iamthehub

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    You're an inspiration! I've been meaning to lose some weight and life gets in the way of going to the gym. I know it's an excuse. After reading your post, I hope to use it as motivation to at least start walking on the treadmill... And cut down on some of the unhealthy foods.

    Thanks for sharing your story!



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  9. Wardo

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    Good luck Jared; gotta scrape the shit offa your shoes and keep going . There ain't no easy road for any of us.
     
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  10. Electraglide

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    He's got an iphone. Those things will do anything won't they?
     
  11. silvertonebetty

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    Thanks everyone one . This will be the tough part . Meal preparation sucks . But today will be two pork chops and oven roasted carrots,turnip,potatoes and sweet potatoes. The shake didn’t taste too bad. Still drinking it .who knew one sandwich back of fruit could make two 28oz smoothies. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] no butter just some salt free seasoning.


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  12. bluebayou

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    The only downside to this is having to buy new clothes - shirts to be specific. I went from a medium, then large and am now in 2xl. Winter coats no longer fit either. The upside is that the diabetes society gets a pretty regular donation for their clothing business.
    As an aside, my wife’s sister lives in PEI and we spent September there - got there 2 days before Dorian. Man, that is one beautiful place. Definitely going back.
     
  13. silvertonebetty

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    I can’t see clothes being an issue . Maybe tops but not pants . Lol I have been the same size since I was 13 lol . I actually still have a pair of shorts I wear from them . Man I never thought they where that old . I sounder who makes them ? I should check it out


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  14. bluebayou

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    For clothes, and lots of other stuff, try Rogue.ca. Wouldn’t take too much to find other sites to give you options. Initially Rogue may seem expensive but it is cheaper than sportchek. SBD apparel make squat suits but they are expensive. Various world strongest man competitors have clothing sites as well. You can google powerlifting shoes and see the offerings as well - unless you go sock footed.
     
  15. keto

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    Not to steal thunder, but thank you for the inspiration. I lifted long enough to more or less figure out just how out of shape I am with nothing very heavy doing some front squats, bench, warmup weight conventional dead, and some rows. Other than a hammy tug, felt good.
     

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