Hi everyone, I know it's been a while but I was in the neighborhood so I'm here to give my little baby thread a nice bump.
For the past eight months I've been continuing to work pretty hard in the gym. I met a new group of friends and began working/hanging out with them more and more, and they have convinced me to take up Powerlifting! I'm not sure when I will compete yet, all I know is that I want to. With powerlifting, I have a chance to win some money, meet some more cool people, and hopefully compete on the National (International?) stage somewhere down the line!
(Powerlifting consists of 1 rep max effort bench press, squats, and deadlifts; competitors are divided by weight class, much like olympic weightlifting)
It hasn't really changed my focus/structure in the gym past the fact that I focus on strength more than I used to. I was dieting down to get a "summer body" from May onward but two weeks ago I said fuck it and - well long story short I'm back at 210 lbs. As for my strength it continues to grow, and I'm very excited to see how far I can take this.
As for cosplay, that never happened LOL but maybe I'll do a group cos with friends somewhere in the future
Anyway this is me a few weeks ago at my peak. Not long after this I said fuck diets and crushed 2lbs of dinosours and a case of pilsner (RIP the summer body....... and my digestive system)
Other stuff: Did a few more mountain hikes this summer. here's a shitty portrait picture of Lineham Ridge in Waterton Lakes National Park (I think that's the name)
Shout out to Nymeria because I know you've been killing it. Hope all is well with you!
Also Farsala.... you reminded me to post here, so I expect you have been working hard too