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May 12, 2010 - Down 40 pounds from a year ago and from 23% Fat to 15% here

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May 12, 2010 - Is that actual definition in my back that I see?? : )

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Do not Break and do not waiver, Personal victory is yours to savor. Do not back down from those iron plates what I want hear is "add MORE weight". Progress can only BEGIN after every LAST step TRUE growth develops after that very last rep. 1 MORE REP - always press beyond your boundary Muscle is the tool and your body is the foundry! It is MY choice to live healthy. It is MY choice to eat foods that are good for my body. It is MY choice to exercise. It is what I choose to do. It is who I choose to be. It is ME! I am a 41 year old husband and father of 3 girls. I am looking forward to being active with them as they grow up. I want to be a part of everything they do and learn. I was new to Sparkpeople and if not for my Android phone, I would not have discovered it. I am sure glad I did. SP is even more than what I was looking for. I was just looking for a calorie, carb, protein tracker. What I found was a community site that is totally focused on supporting each others goal. It's a lot like Facebook, but with a purpose other than just trying to prove you have more friends than anyone

Member Since: 3/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 23,992

My Goals:
Taking a little fat off slowly. Eating about 40% Protein and 40% carbs and TRYING to keep fats to 20% and concentrate and good fats.

Still lifting as heavy as I can and pushing for progressive strength gains each week. 3 day split MWF and HIIT cardio TW,S?

Bodyfat % Goals:
1. 18% Bodyfat
***(bypassed - see below)***
2. 15% Bodyfat
15% in May 2010)
13% in April 2011
3. 12% Bodyfat
4. 10% Bodyfat

Lifting Goals:
1. Deadlift 425 lbs
*385lbs on May 13
*385lbs x 5 on May 20

2. Squat 330 lbs
*270 x 5 on May 9
*275 x 8 on May 23
:-) 335 x 1 on July 5

3. Leg Press 750 lbs
*650 x 5 on May 9
:-) 798 x 5 July 5

4. Flat bench 350 lbs
*280 x 6 on May 11
*285 x 5 on May 18

1. Run a 5k

2. Run a 10k

My Program:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I have a 3 day split and each day starts with compounds.
I do 5 sets of warm-ups with the compounds before moving to working sets.

Then 2 sets of 5-7 exercises to concentric failure. I always try to squeeze out 1 more rep :)

Adding HIIT cardio T,TH, Sa?

Personal Information:
I live in Coon Rapids, MN and now work out at the Northtown LA Fitness in Blaine.

Other Information:
I love Volleyball - indoor / outdoor. I am a middle hitter.
I love wakeboarding.
I love music.

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    Fair enough. Although the study doesn't hold much water with me because it was done on mice. I just thought it was interesting. Nothing to sway my opinion on much though.
    3103 days ago
    GOod Morning!
    Hope you have a Great day!!!!!

    3104 days ago
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    Yup! I got a part-time job working at the Guthrie and I love it so far! I just seen Arms and The Man last night and I have to say it was one of my favorite plays! Besides Romeo and Juliet of course! I heard Arsenic and Old Lace was good too! Didn't see the whole thing yet, only bits and pieces while I was working.
    3127 days ago
    Mark, Thank You for the progress pic compliment, I appreciate it very much and have to say that you are certainly one of the folks here who inspire me to train consistently and with greater intensity. Dude - keep being awesome. emoticon emoticon
    3130 days ago
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