me and one of my buddies were a little out of shape. one day we were playing golf and he asked if i wanted to join Moore's(local gym) and start working out to get into shape. i said hell yea. so the next day i went and joined the gym and he never did. so i decided i would just workout by myself if he wasnt going to join with me. it was the first time in almost 3 years since i had worked out and from then on i just feel in love with weightlighting. i got into pretty good shape and he stayed fat. well he got skinny now but that was from all the drugs he started doing.
that is how i got into weightlifting.
i got into bodybuilding when a buddy of mine showed me the ronnie coleman video on youtube of him benching the 200 lbs. dumbells. that got me hooked.
My older brother got me started when I was 16...I remember seeing Lee Priest on the cover of Flex ( the one showing him at 13 years old) and that got me hooked, young and naive I know, just like the kid that buys the muscletech supplements so he can look like the guy in the magazine :D
I continued to pursue it for athletic reasons (hockey, football) and eventual found that I enjoyed lifting weights more so than I did training for athletics. 8 years later and I'm still loving it.
Been telling myself I'd do a show, but still haven't stepped on stage
When I was young I always looked up to characters that were large or buff, I was a fan of the incredible hulk and still am. The ninja turtles were buff as hell lol. Popeye was made on getting big forearms to beat the shit out of guys lol. I also grew up being into sports and I found that the weights were a way to transform myself and increase performance.
When I was in high school was when I really fell in love with lifting. I had a weight lifting coach that preached strict form and was probably the best coach you could have as far as learning and creating a love of lifting.