I don't want to sound like some kind of enlightened gym rat, but nothing has made me a better person in my life than pushing weight and progressing my body...
I've always been depressed, always looking for a way to make myself feel better. Whether it was drugs or alcohol, or screwing slutty chicks... I dunno.
But I don't know, since I started lifting my life has improved dramatically in all areas, it's like things make sense. I tried seeing a therapist, tried all kinds of medications and shit, for fucks sake I was holed up in a institution for 3 months after trying to kill myself... And all of that feels like another life now.
So I guess lifting keeps me sane?
I got my act together, I finished school, I got a decent job and for once in my life I actually have a plan for the future...
I want to take it further now, after I'm done cutting I want to focus on sheer strength and power. I want to be aesthetic, but I also want to be huge, and I think lifters like Charly and Dan Green prove that you can be both.
I can never see myself on a bodybuilding stage, not knocking those who do it whatsoever, but it's not for me. I want to start powerlifting and competing...
Kind of rambling post, but meh. After cut is complete going to join this gym, it's about a 15 minute drive from my house, could even bike there if need be.
How can I begin to educate myself about how powerlifting works, the different federations and organizations, what does geared and ungeared mean, with without wraps etc.
Also good coaches I can look into, if anyone has any idea. Would much prefer someone who is local, who can coach me in person a few times in person, write my diet, etc
Also, I'll be 23 in August, is that too late to start training and becoming elite?