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  • #91
    Originally posted by buffdoll View Post
    Dave and Mr.G,

    I would like seperate opinions on this issue.. Please;.....

    What is the rationale behind the strech of the muscle before and after your

    workout and how imperative is it for muscle development and repair ?

    oops type o ~!
    One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


    • #92
      Congrats to all 6 picked. Good luck guys


      • #93
        Thanks Alex.


        • #94
          Let the games begin!


          • #95
            My Info

            Here are my measurements and pics. Sorry about the lighting.

            Weight: 179
            Age: 24 (Apr 15)
            BF%= 21-23%
            Upper Arm Left: 11 ”
            Upper Arm Right: 11 10/16”
            Forearm Left: 10 1/16”
            Forearm Right: 10 2/16”
            Chest: 39”
            Waist: 39”
            Thigh Left: 20”
            Thigh Right: 19 3/4"
            Calf Left: 13”
            Calf Right: 12 3/4"
            Attached Files


            • #96
              Matt's Story

              Well All,

              Here's my story. It might deserve to be in MD, or it might not. It all depends on how I look in 16 weeks.

              As some of you know, I've been journalling fairly extensively for the past few months with my progress, and have been taking advice from you all. I've started out around 285 lbs, and am down 20 lbs to 265. I'm going to go till I either get under 10% body fat, or till I'm 220. If I hit 220 and am not under 10% body fat, then I'll give my body a small break and maintain that weight while doing a recomposition.


              My story started a few years ago. I was a decently solid 230 lbs, and got married. I was working at a fast food place, and ate there for most of my meals because we were too poor to afford much food. So, after a diet of a large pizza, a jug of koolaid, and a lot of toast every day, I ballooned to 265 lbs. This might seem big to you all, but it's nothing.

              I then changed jobs to try to make some more money and give us a future. My brother in law to be worked for a moving company as a contractor, so he offered to bring me on as one of his movers. I accepted, and went to work. Days were long and frequent, usually 6 days at around 10 to 12 hours a day depending on how long we commuted for. I was lifting for about 8 to 10 of those hours with nothing more than a half hour break, and ate like crap. I was still on the simple carb diet, but managed to maintain my 265 lbs weight. It used to be the joke that I was ballast for all the heavy objects as I could manage my end of a 1200lb grand piano when need be.

              However, after 6 months of doing this, and picking up 30 fridges 2 to 3 days a week, I began to get some pain in my back. The back pain began to shoot to my hip, then to my knee, and then almost to my foot. It began to occur that I could barely move my left leg.

              I had to quit moving. I went to a few doctors, had x-rays, ultrasounds, and examinations, yet nothing showed. Best guess was something to do with the sciatic nerve.

              I ended up taking a lesser paying job in a call center, sitting for 8 hours at a time. At this point, my eating habits caught up with me till I hit 289.5lbs. I was not impressed. However, there were more important things to attend to.

              My brother and law to be screwed me out of $2000 income, which was about a month and a half worth of pay for me when I had quit. We were behind on payments, the creditors were calling, and bills needed to be paid.

              The new desk job was offering overtime, so I jumped on it. I began working 5 days at 12.5 hours each. Then, another place I had applied called and asked for an interview. I accepted and got hired to work in the Walmart Photo Lab for 30 or so hours a week.

              For the next 6 months I worked from 5 am till 5 pm at the desk job 5 days a week, and from 5:30 pm till 11:00 pm 5 days a week. I was working close to 90 hours a week, and 100 hours a week when the desk job would allow me to work a 6th day for a 12 hour shift.

              The godsend came when my wife bought me a 1 month gym pass to a local gym for Christmas, as she knew I was not happy at all about my weight. I quit my job at Walmart as we were getting caught up on the bills, and began to learn how to look after myself. I started a Slimfast diet, because at the time it was all I knew how to do, and began to lose weight going to the gym a couple days a week. I think I lost maybe 5 to 10 lbs doing that, at 1200 calories a day.

              I then discovered Body For Life and began to try to do one of their "transformations", and went from 289.5 to 262. I was making great progress, but then another fabulous opportunity arose - I found a job making double the money in another city - and it was a real adult job. So, I began the moving process, and ballooned back up again in weight to 290 lbs, as I reverted back to my old eating habits, and eating out often.

              For the last 2 years I've been the yo-yo. My weight has gone up and down, up and down.

              This last Christmas I took the bull by the horns, and told myself that 2007 was going to be the year of Matt. I began a meticulous plan to lose 70 lbs, and started out on it. The first couple of months were a bit rough, but I'm on the roll now. I'm currently sitting at 264.6 as of this morning, down from 282.5 2 months ago. I had set a goal for May 14th of 262 lbs, something I'm 6 weeks out on and am set to blow away. I'm focused on my diet, cardio, and training sessions. My concentration in life has shifted from being a computer geek to that of a personal trainer. Once I get my ISSA certification, as well as CANFIT and whatever else I need in Canada, I will become a personal trainer. One day I plan to open my own gym and help others achieve their goals.

              However, until then I learn as much as I can through sites like Muscular Development and my site, SeriousMuscle.Net. I dedicate most of my free time to either helping others with what I do know, or learning more stuff from people who know more or different things than myself.

              I am going to achieve my goals, and I am going to blow my old self out of the water.

              These are the latest progress pics - they're not pretty, but in 6 months I'll be able to look back and see how far I've come.



              • #97
                Good luck you top 6 peeps. Do well, and make the MD community proud.



                • #98
                  Good stuff Matt...

                  Imagine ive been in the moving game for 18 years now and believe me

                  the pianoes and fridges dont get any easier bro lucky you got out...

                  Oh i wish i was educated...
                  Muscular Development Forum Rules :.


                  • #99
                    Ok I been playin with this damn puter 4 hours.. here u go~!

                    stats ~~~

                    Age; 39
                    Height; 5*6
                    Weight; 209

                    Chest 44
                    Waist 43
                    Hips 49


                    (R) 17
                    (L) 17

                    (R) 24
                    (L) 23.75


                    RUA 14.50
                    LUA 14.75
                    RFA 11
                    LFA 10.75

                    PHOTOS ON THIER WAY ~~>

                    One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


                    • DAMN THING WON'T LET ME POST THEM LOOKS LIKE ONE @ A TIME ...i HATE [email protected]#T
                      One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


                      • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


                        • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


                          • Best of luck to the top 6.

                            We are with you all the way!!


                            • finally~!

                              OK; I THINK AFTER 4 HOURS I WOULDA FIGURED THE THING OUT ~....

                              FYI~ I have hidden myself for so long ; I will conquer to achieve my ultimate goals and rid my self of Diabeties . If I can do this so can you ~!
                              Reach to the heavens there are many stars there ; grasp the one that u call your own for it shines so bright, your spirit is strong .. will it and it shall be ~!

                              One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.


                              • Originally posted by huge285 View Post
                                GREAT INSPIRATIONAL STORY.


                                Simplicity speaks for it's self ~~ incredible ; the power of Love~!
                                One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.