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the golfer
01-02-2004, 01:25 PM
Will,

Your book Priming the Anabolic Environment is still my favorite and has made the biggest impact on my training. I have read and reread certain sections many times and still seem to pick up new bits of info that I have previously missed.

Between your book and the article you posted here in the forum describing your current workouts, you mention several personal best in the "big" lifts. You also mention that your bodyweight corresponding to your best lifts was in the neighborhood of 204lbs at 9% bodyfat.

We are the same height...I am wondering how much you weighed when you first started training and how long it took you to gain to your top bodyweight...and your best lifts. Considering our similar physical frames, your "best" are very impressive from my standpoint.

Finally, your training has obviously changed and you weigh a good bit less today than at your best. If your willing, what happened for you to train down to your current size?

Thanks for your input. Hope you had a blessed holiday season.

The Golfer

WillBrink
01-02-2004, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by the golfer
Will,

Your book Priming the Anabolic Environment is still my favorite and has made the biggest impact on my training. I have read and reread certain sections many times and still seem to pick up new bits of info that I have previously missed.

Between your book and the article you posted here in the forum describing your current workouts, you mention several personal best in the "big" lifts. You also mention that your bodyweight corresponding to your best lifts was in the neighborhood of 204lbs at 9% bodyfat.

We are the same height...I am wondering how much you weighed when you first started training and how long it took you to gain to your top bodyweight...and your best lifts. Considering our similar physical frames, your "best" are very impressive from my standpoint.

Finally, your training has obviously changed and you weigh a good bit less today than at your best. If your willing, what happened for you to train down to your current size?

Thanks for your input. Hope you had a blessed holiday season.

The Golfer

I was pretty young when i started, like 14 I recall. I was around 130lbs i think. Started to take the weight training serious at probably 18 I would say and put on perhaps 15lbs a year or so until I hit like 175, which is what I would say is my genetic natural weight. With extreme focus and dedication to lots of food, heavy lifting, 8-9hours of sleep, and other things, I got up to that max weight. I have decent genetics, but not great. The time and effort it took allows no real time for anything else. I realized there is life outside the gym and I had things to do that simply would not allow me to focus 24/7 on training, like school, social life, etc. It took about 5 years to go from my max weight to about where I normally sit, in the mid 170s. Can't say I like it but I needed to focus on business, school, etc and knew I was never going to be a pro bodybuilder. It was going to be my brain that made me money in the bodybuilding biz, not by body. For my bodyweight, I had some OK lifts, but people I trained with were so strong it was just silly, so I know power lifting was not in my future.

the golfer
01-02-2004, 06:42 PM
Will,

Thanks for the feedback. I started at essentially the same weight at about 15 years old. My introduction to training was to support my efforts as a highschool golfer. I loved to train for the changes I made with my body but golf was always number one so being "He-Man" was never a goal.

I did manage to build up to the low 160's while staying pretty lean and was in the midst of a transition with my golf and training goals when I found "Priming".

Essentially I have stayed with the basic format you laid out hitting everything once a week spread over 4 workouts...at just under a hour each...and have made my best gains. Adding the structured cycling between accumulation and intensity workouts taught by Poliquin has further taken my efforts to a higher level.

Thanks for what you teach.

The Golfer