Where were you at weight wise and age when you started lifting. What are you at now?

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    Sep 09, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    I have always been athletic but never truly started lifting until about 8 weeks ago. I was 122lbs 4.9% body fat when we started and now am at 141lbs with training 5x a week with my trainer. Where were you at when you started lifting? How old, how much did you weigh, how long has it taken you to get where you are at now?
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    I was like 190, pretty much all fat no muscle (not necessarily big though, but it was all flab). Started going up in weight initially, then had a dramatic drop to like 175, then another big drop to like 160. I was super skinny but not necessarily lean. I've gone up and down up and down ever since, back up to 180, down to 165, back to 190, back to 170, shot up to 200, back to 190, back to 175, back to 215, down to 180 and currently sitting at my heaviest at 220.
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    Sep 10, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    At 47, about 260 at 40% bodyfat. At 48, about 175 under 12% bodyfat. At 49, 185 at maybe 10%. If I'm lucky I might actually attain muscle maturity by 60.
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    Sep 10, 2012 3:31 AM GMT


    I was actually at 120 when I began deciding to change my life and now I'm at 145ish

    I haven't really started lifting until here recently (I've now bulked a bit more and have bigger triceps/biceps, chest, and legs) but this is all without visiting a gym. The improvements could have been a lot better but I was homeless from about 2011 so I'm proud with what I did.
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    Sep 10, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    This is in my profile too but when I first started, I was 104 and 21 years of age. Now I am 126 and am 25 years of age. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 10, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
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    gavinw35 saidI have always been athletic but never truly started lifting until about 8 weeks ago. I was 122lbs 4.9% body fat when we started and now am at 141lbs with training 5x a week with my trainer.


    You put on almost 20 lbs in 8 weeks??? icon_eek.gif


    Yeah, I know that sounds crazy but I've been working seriously hard and also the thing is I was so underweight because I wasn't a big eater and was running all the time so I have stopped running for now and have been eating 8 meals a day all chicken, fish, steak, pb&j, protein bars, carb supplement, creatine, mass gainer, Greek yogurt, brown rice, potato. Etc. My trainer has been great at keeping track of everything and making improvements so my body responds to it..
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    Sep 10, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
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    unfounded7 said
    gavinw35 saidI have always been athletic but never truly started lifting until about 8 weeks ago. I was 122lbs 4.9% body fat when we started and now am at 141lbs with training 5x a week with my trainer.


    You put on almost 20 lbs in 8 weeks??? icon_eek.gif


    Yeah, I know that sounds crazy but I've been working seriously hard and also the thing is I was so underweight because I wasn't a big eater and was running all the time so I have stopped running for now and have been eating 8 meals a day all chicken, fish, steak, pb&j, protein bars, carb supplement, creatine, mass gainer, Greek yogurt, brown rice, potato. Etc. My trainer has been great at keeping track of everything and making improvements so my body responds to it..


    Damn, I wish I had a trainer like that. >_
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    Sep 10, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    I have always worked out, but I never really knew how to do it properly. I was always a skinny guy, 5'7" and about 130. When I went to bootcamp, at the age of 23, I weighed 132. I came out weighing 142 and I stayed about the same weight until I turned 32. That Spring, I started training at Krav Maga, and started working out seriously. Since then (2 years) I have gained 20lbs of muscle. It doesn't sound like a huge. difference, but it's a big deal to me.
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Lvmoto78 20 lbs of muscle is huge bro!
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    gavinw35 saidLvmoto78 20 lbs of muscle is huge bro!

    Thanks dude! I'm not done yet, either.
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Started at 5'7 145lbs when I was 17 now I'm 5'9 225lbs, It's been quite the journey...
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    Sep 10, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    Interesting topic. I don't really care about becoming big and muscly since it's counterproductive for me.

    I will say, however, that I still lift regularly and have gained 20lbs in 12yrs. My measurements are still the same and can wear my high school clothes. Just a change in body composition, I guess.icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 10, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    I was very skinny for a long time (6' and about 155 - 160 lbs). I started working out about 8 years ago and steadily grew to about 205 lbs two years ago. Cut down to 198 to do a powerlifting meet, but decided I didn't feel good being that big. Going on the paleo diet I dropped about 12/13 lbs and I've been holding steady at around 185 lbs.
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    Sep 10, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
    gavinw35 saidI have always been athletic but never truly started lifting until about 8 weeks ago. I was 122lbs 4.9% body fat when we started and now am at 141lbs with training 5x a week with my trainer. Where were you at when you started lifting? How old, how much did you weigh, how long has it taken you to get where you are at now?


    I was around 230-235 when I lifted weights for the first time. Almost all fat. Could barely do an eight rep set with 5 pound dumbell curls without feeling some serious burn. I was 30. I ended up losing over 50 pounds, and then bulked up and added another 32. Cutting now, and I'm down to a much healthier 200.
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    Sep 10, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    Had always played sports and was lean. Started lifting at 12 for sports. At age 15 was 155 at 5'8" By 17 I was a 5'11" 165
    Now at 29 5'11" 175...still too thin, but will get where I need to be eventually.

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    Sep 10, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    I am 5'1" and started at a scrawny 114 lbs in 1999. Range between 133 and 137 now. With a lot of protein shakes and ice cream in between.
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:18 PM GMT
    I was 21 years old and 245 pounds. Now, I'm about to turn 23 and I weight 175! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 11, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
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    gavinw35 said4.9% body fat
    WTF?


    What? lol like I said at that point I was running minimal 4-5 miles a day 5-6 days a week and biking an hour three times a week with a diet that maybe got to 1200 calories a day. It was really bad looking back to be doing so much cardio without eating more.
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    Sep 11, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    I was a twig at 130 pounds, and I'm 185 as of yesterday at 11% body fat. It's been just over 6 years.
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    Sep 11, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    Great stories here!
    I haven't done as much as I'd like, but I started at a little less than 120 pounds ( icon_eek.gif ) and am so far 162 pounds (bulking). Still wish I could grow my arms better lol, but at least I have something to look forward to.
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    Sep 11, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I was around 135 when I started lifting as a 16 year old. at 20, I got to be around 140-150. At 21, I am around 180.
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    Sep 11, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I started age 22 at a very twinky 135 lb/61 kg. I looked anorexic.

    Just weighed in at 203 pounds. Not as lean as I was at 135 pounds sadly, but it's a start.
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    Sep 11, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    I don't think your body weight is a good measure of strength or fitness but I've weighed the same amount since high school. However, during that time I was in different areas of fitness. I was marathon running fit (155lbs/low bf), kayaking fit (180lbs/moderate bf), law student fit (185lbs/high bf) and hopefully now functionally fit (175lbs/low bf).

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    Sep 12, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    Been athletic my entire life. Had not lifted seriously though in 10 or 12 years..that is until April 1st of this year. I weighed 162lbs. I now weigh 194lbs and still gaining. I am trying to bulk and get up over 200. I will then cut and end up hopefully around 178lbs with a 33 inch waist for competition in April 2013. I am 43. I did bodybuilding in my late teens and early 20's while in the military. This is a lifestyle for me... I work 10 hours a day, eat 6 meals a day, and go to the gym for 2 hours a day. I cook and live out of tupperware containers in order to be able to eat on schedule... takes a lot of work and dedication. Luckily I am at a job which allows me the time to eat whenever I need too. Love bodybuilding...
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    Sep 12, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I've been athletic from a young age. Through my teens and in highschool I played on the volleyball, tennis and golf teams. I eventually coached tennis for a couple of years as well during my first years at college.
    I ended up getting sick and losing a lot of weight. At my lowest point I was 127 pounds (I'm 5'11). It was very unhealthy.
    2.5 years ago I started to really get into working out and weight lifting. I now weigh 170 pounds on average. It fluctuates between 167 and 172. I guess it depends on the scale and what I've eaten or been drinking prior to weighing myself.
    My goal is to gain another 5 to 10 pounds of muscle. I expect to reach that goal by next spring or early summer - as long as there are no major interruptions!! icon_biggrin.gif