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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:14 pm
by volleyball_man
Thanks!

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:57 pm
by changeup
Mr VB:

I took the time to cruise through your entire progress log. Wow. What an inspiration.

Impressive total.

Yes go into a Masters meet. I find that my learning curve went through the roof when I raced. Will be interested to see what you do.

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:46 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks for the comments.

I just posted the WOD (puppy scale) to my blog. I did 72 pullups and got rewarded. Check the pics on shoalsfit.blogspot.com

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:37 am
by changeup
Your blog made me laugh. I moved back to Toronto from South Texas this year and your line about it being 98 degrees and thinking it's not hot out was right on the money.

PS: I've been a rower for 20+ yrs. Along with gymnasts and Oly lifters -- we know blisters! The best thing I have ever used for blisters/calluses is vitamin E. Before you go to bed, bite open a capsule, rub it all over your blisters and it will harden up. Seems counter intuitive.. but it works.

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:23 pm
by volleyball_man
Thanks for the tip.

Yep it's hot down here. I am from here originally - it's still hot down here...

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:00 pm
by volleyball_man
December 2007 to September 2008
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Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:15 pm
by cheapo
Allllllright! Pictures. I really approve of pictures. What a transformation!

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:15 pm
by Admin
nice work vbm!

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:01 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks y'all!

I was shocked when I found that "fat" pic. I really can't believe how much I was in denial! I thought "I just have a little bit of a gut to lose." When I think about it now - wow! If I saw that out somewhere and had to describe him, fat would definitely be one of the first adjectives.

I am happy with what I've done, I have more to do. I am most satisfied with how I feel and what I can do! How I look is just a bonus - a great bonus!

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:46 am
by changeup
What a change. Fantastic work. It's amazing what consistency and hard work will do. If anyone wants to see the power of that, they just have to go through your progress log.

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:30 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks changeup!

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:57 pm
by volleyball_man
Found another pic from last winter. Putting in with some from Saturday's FGB.

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:37 pm
by volleyball_man
Did some weighted pullups today and hit a new PR - 65lbs!


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65 LBS!!!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:15 am
by Admin
Holly shit!

Great work man!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:31 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks a bunch Kevin!