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  1. So last fall I was a complete noob when it came to lifting. 135lbs and didn't lift anything heavier than my toddler daughter. Started on Stronglifts. Now I am 150lbs, leaner, and I can squat over 300lbs. I didn't even think I could squat 200lbs. And my wife says after nine years of marriage, I look better than I did when I was in my early 20s. I have noticed that I am starting to stall so I decided to start doing the Texas Method. I love lifting but I am wondering how long it is going to be until I see more definition? I would say that my goals are 60% aesthetics, 40% strength. Should I be add
  2. Hey all. So I started Stronglifts back in September. Started with the bar and gradually progressed. Took my 5'2", 135lb self to 150lbs, and squatting 280lbs. Now as I move forward toward 300lb I am feeling myself stall. I plan on milking 5x5 for what it is worth but now I am wondering if there is anything in particular I should look forward to? I suppose my goals, for the moment, are definition/aesthetics. Any workout program people could recommend? Or anything to supplement 5x5? I have been throwing in barbell curls as well as pull-ups and chin-ups.
  3. I will be the first to admit...when I started weightlifting back in September, I was terrified of doing back squats to the point that I was having dreams of being decapitated or crushed in the power rack. I even attempted to try to find research that this was somehow dangerous and detrimental for your back. But I started with the bar. I added weight. I worked my way up. I have no prior experience with squatting whatsoever. And aside from carrying my toddler daughter around, I didn't pick up anything heavier than a fountain pen before September. I am 5'2" A relatively small guy. I weighe
  4. Hey all. So I started the Stronglifts 5x5 today. So I did my barbell squats. I did about 50lbs for my first time. I guess my question is, when you started doing squats for the first time, did you feel like you were doing them wrong? I mean, I was fine for the first sets of five but as I was getting to my fourth and fifth, I found it difficult to get my arms settled on the bar. I'm not a big guy. I'm about 5'2" and I weigh about 130lb. I guess my concern is arm positioning. It is difficult to get my arms closer together, so I did them pretty far apart. Maybe I am also just afraid of inj
  5. I have seen them before. My wedding band is silver. I put it in my gym bag along with my watch before I workout. I've never had a woman throw themselves at me or flirt with me while working out. Maybe I am in the minority. However, I have also learned from past experience with women flirting with me in the workplace, at restaurants, bars, clubs, etc....if a woman is determined to make a move (as well as a man), a little band of gold or silver ain't going to stop them.
  6. Guess I'll introduce myself. Texican here. Guess if we are going the rpg route here, I'm what you would call a Hobbit. (I'm 5'2", I don't weight that much (135lb right now), but God do I love to eat). Recently got a new job that offers me a little more flexibility in the day to go to the gym. After getting a membership and playing about, I decided I like to lift heavy weights the best. Go figure? I'm a noob and starting at 0, sorta. I was torn between the gym membership in my area or Crossfit. After hearing about some of the not-so-safe workouts with the latter, I took the gym membership.
  7. Hey all! Long time lurker here. So I just moved back to the South and after working IT jobs, sitting at a desk, and feeling like crap all the time, I have decided to use my new found freedom thanks to my new job and go to the gym. I am not a very athletic kind of guy. I don't really care for sports. I did fencing in high school and tennis but didn't really care for the competition. I did like lifting weights though but that usually was reserved for football players. So fast forward. In my early thirties and want to get back to feeling good and well...looking good. I am not a stranger to the ro
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