i started lifting weights when i was 13. i was in the same bedroom with my bro and he lifted weights so i gave them a try. i only did 30 reps per excercise only did 5 excercies. did that on and off till i was about 15 then i joined a gym that my bro was in. in the gym there were alot of foreigners (romanians, polish, croations) and these guys were all huge so it got me more into bodybuilding. i got the new encyclopedia of bb by arnold and the pics of the bb's in it motivated me to keep doin more and more. i got to love lifting weights around the other huge guys in my gym cause they gave me loads of motivation. i love trying to go heavier everytime i come into the gym even if its only 1.25kg it makes me feel way better.
after a year in that gym i moved to larger one that had more equipment etc. i like it but i still prefer the people in my old gym. i trained about 4 or 5 times a week and began to eat alot. my training became regular and so when i met TheLuke he gave me a programme that was excelent. .my peak time was when i was 17 last year. in about 2 months i gained 8-10 kg's and my max bench was 120kg, squat 120kg and deadlift 120kg and weighed 75kg's at 5 foot 9,(i know thats pretty wierd all 120kg). but i had surgery on my toe and it all stopped. spent 2 months sitting around eating chocolate and getin fat. now its nearly healed im startin back runnin and fitness to build it up for my future job in army. so once im in i will get back into lifting again.
its been brilliant that i am natural and have done so well (i think i have) and i have had people asking me am i takin juice. i'd like to finish with this
Lifting is something i do for me, its al down to me to make progress, and i love pushing myself, and trying to push myself further and harder every session.
i completely agree davie.