Thread: erndog21971 - about myself
12-09-2004, 01:48 PM #1
erndog21971 - about myself
Hello everyone, I thought I would write a little about myself.
Height: 5'-9 1/2"
Experience: Off and on for 7 years
I was a skinny kid growing up and through much of my young adulthood. I was 135lbs. when I got married 7 years ago. I started lifting with some co-workers and moved up to 185lbs. over 5 years. At one point last year I weighed 203 with 16% BF, not the best mind you but bigger than I ever thought possible. Then some freinds of mine got me into the BMX scene, ramp riding like Dave Mirra and those guys. Anyway we were getting pretty good, so I started focussing on this more and losing weight to help my riding abilities. I built some ramps in my backyard, and we were having a blast. Long story short I was riding a 6' half-pipe with a spline in the center and something went wrong. I was coming down on my face from 8' up, and it was either my face or my only free hand, I ended up breaking 3 wrist bones, and tearing 3 ligaments, one all the way through. After surgery last Febuary and rehab until May, I am back in the gym. I could barely do 135lbs. without it killing my wrist, what an eye opener. Before the accident I could push 275lbs.
I am now working out with 185lbs. on bench and progressing. If I could do it all over again I would leave the "kid" stuff to my friends, I mean riding ramps at 32 was not the best idea. If I would have stuck with lifting I am sure after the 11 months I wasted I could have gotten alot better and somewhat bigger.
I realize now how important lifting was for me, no longer the skinny person with low self-esteem, lifting has been the best thing to ever happen to me, and I turned my back on it to have some fun with my so called freinds, because after the accident, when i could no longer ride, they were nowhere to be found. Imagine that !!!!! I joined this board in hopes of continuing my lifting knowledge, I see that there are alot of great people here to learn from,
~SC~ to name one, most of you I can tell are sincere and positive people, I hope to enjoy my time on this board, Keep up the good work.
12-09-2004, 04:52 PM #2
I never really thought about the racing aspect of BMX. I still have my bikes, but the bike needed for racing is so much lighter and just as expensive. I guess i might have to sell one of my freestyle bikes and get one if I decide to pursue it. I am just a little leary of getting hurt again right now and further hampering my lifting. Thanks for the reply
12-09-2004, 06:44 PM #3
12-09-2004, 09:15 PM #4
12-10-2004, 02:41 PM #5Junior Member
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good to see ya bro!
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