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Pizzalamp
09-26-07, 11:57 pm
welcome!

dwingman
09-27-07, 10:16 am
Let me introduce myself. My name is Bill and I have been training, seriously, for two years. During these two years, I have taken the Animal Pak...religiously, and I will never train without it. I am a week into my first can of Animal Cuts and I am having amazing results. Water weight already seems completely gone and I am noticing a larger amount of definition within this short period of time. I joined this forum because I am tired of the bullshit replies on other forums I've been on. Stupid replies, same questions asked over and over, huge egos left an right.....but not on the F O R V M. The only thing I see here is unity. I am looking foward to improving my workouts, getting new recipes, and interacting with fellow Animals. I also like the idea of local Animals getting together and training, the F O R V M already feels like home brothers. I live in the SoCal area by the way.

Peace brothers.

Giant Killer
09-27-07, 11:40 am
dwingman, you're absolutely right. You have found a place to call home brother.

BigLee69
09-27-07, 12:09 pm
You guys
been reading the site for quite a few months 34 years old in November and been working out on and off my whole life but recommitted to it in January restarted a stack of Animal Pak M - Stack and Nitro been making good gains and feeling better everyday .... Love the info and inspiration I get here and finally found a place to call home....

Millsy
09-27-07, 5:45 pm
Im 20 and I am a US Army Infantry soldier. I just started lifting again when I got stationed at Ft. Hood. Haven't really been into lifting since high school but now I've went from about 178 to about 190 in the last 4 months and tryin to bulk up to about 215. Animal and Universal products helped me back in the day so thats why Im here, more serious than ever.

ldskenpo
09-27-07, 9:35 pm
Im 20 and I am a US Army Infantry soldier. I just started lifting again when I got stationed at Ft. Hood. Haven't really been into lifting since high school but now I've went from about 178 to about 190 in the last 4 months and tryin to bulk up to about 215. Animal and Universal products helped me back in the day so thats why Im here, more serious than ever.

ok, millsy now where is the rest of them?who knows, maybe start a PLT thread.

czech boy
09-27-07, 9:53 pm
hey fellers, im a 20 yr old dude livin in ft. hood, tx ive been into lifting for about 3 years now but the past 6 months ive been shit baggin it. ive finally been getting back to it. im 5'11 and 220lbs. im tryen to get bigger.

pipski86
09-27-07, 11:06 pm
wat up guys. my name is phil. im 21. im from chicago. and i been trainin for about 5 yrs now. ive done 2 amatuer shows and won 1 of them. powerlifting is my middlename and hopefully i can compete nationally soon. im 6''0 210 lbs and am mastering the skills of all three competition power lifts. i jus started a huge bulking cycle for contest prep hopefully so i cant wait! im excited to be part of the crew! everyone and everything on here thus far has far exceeded my expectations! no bullshit, hardcore, and straight to the damn point! good luck to all and good lifts. and remember wen your tired and exhausted to give it your 200% to finish strong. thats wat an ANiMAL is!

brnrbr911
09-27-07, 11:30 pm
Whats going on fellas. My name is peter, originally from poland but currently living in the chicago-area. Im 19, been working out since i was 14. i go to depaul university--i'm a sophomore. i workout at the school's gym--its decent but theres a bunch of pricks that walk around like their hot shit but i guess its a chicago thing since i get the same thing at x sport where i workout over the summer. i remember reading something in wrath's journey how he went to this one gym and dudes with big arms and no wheels look as if they've been walking with their arms all their lives. don't think i take stock to what they look like or w/e, i just like the moto "leave your ego at the door".

ever since i started reading articles here i got so jacked that i added a thousand extra calories to my diet (clean) and demolished my old workout regime and made a more hardcore one.

i'm 5'9.5'', 178 lbs trying to get nasty. Thanks for reading and everything else.

BigLansford
09-28-07, 9:06 am
Hey guys, I'm 20 years old, from GA, and I compete in Strongman. I was pretty good in teenage years, but an injury set me back. I work at GNC, I'm almost a certified personal trainer, and I'm going to school for my exercise science degree.

JovS
09-28-07, 9:32 am
Whats up guys. Im 28 years old and have been devoted to the gym for the last 10 years or so. Coming out of college I was very hardcore into the sport of bodybuilding, my life centered around it. As the years go on and work and other things take precedent, its tough to stay focused. Im here to get myself back on track and devoted to the gym like I used to be. Ive been around and seen alot, so I hope I can contribute here and there. I'm here to learn, share ideas, and meet some new bros who share the same passion for this stuff as I do. Later.

MooseMan27
09-28-07, 10:20 am
Hey, MooseMan27 here...from Ontario Canada.

Stats:
21, 6ft 245lbs
Max Lifts,
Bench: 350
Squat: 475
Dead: 475

Got started lifting in late High School to get bigger/stronger for sports...Now in last year of University and bodybuilding is my main focus. Lookin forward to learning and hearing from all the bros.



MooseMan27

pepej
09-28-07, 5:03 pm
Its Jorge.
I live in Ft.Lauderdale FL. Still in highschool, and just started training very recently. Very dedicated, and just trying to get big like everyone else in here. Looking forward to hear and read in on some of your workouts and goodluck brothers.

LUCEE
09-29-07, 6:14 am
Sup, LUCEE here...new to the game been training seriously for about 2 months...Currently live and train in Italy along with everywhere else i go. I'm 24 and lookin to make some serious gains with the help of the Animal Pak...holla

Therion
09-30-07, 9:03 pm
It's good to be here... I'm 34 originally from Europe, now in China, 86 kg and 184 cm, lifting for few years but just last few months with some sense and propriety in it. Love the training, love my gym at home, trying to give all out each and everytime, trying to do what it takes to be part of Animal family.

flexter69
10-01-07, 1:02 am
Dont know everything but i know a little. Would be glad to pass on what I have learned. Flexter

LegendKillerJosh
10-01-07, 10:19 am
Welcome to the forum. Go to the yo fellas introduce yourself thread and introduce yourself.

Mastrcruse
10-01-07, 2:02 pm
Hey guys,
I just joined and thought I would say whats up. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio and go to school at OSU. I have trained for about 7 years for football/track. I was recruited out of high school for football but not to the school that I have always wanted to play for, Ohio State.

I am 270lbs, 6'1. Football we lift with 225 so I haven't maxed out for a long time. But I did bench 225lb x 21 and squated 225lb x 45. I have been raised in football so I really haven't focused on being shredded so I am not very happy with physique at the moment, since we really didn't care if I had a 6 pack or not all that mattered is if I could put someone on their ass. I have too much belly/love handle fat. I did try the Nutrisystem diet, which actually didn't work to bad but I lost a lot of strength/muscle and 9 months later have gained about 75% of the weight back.

My stack consists of Animal Paks, NO2, CE2, and obviously a lot of protein. I have tried fat burners and they really haven't worked at all. I have read OX's thread and think I am in the same boat he was in and need to cut ALL carbs.

I have a 39" waist so I really need to focus on my mid section. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. In my senior year of high school I tore my hamstring so I haven't lifted legs on a steady basis for about 2 years. I have heard that lifting legs can aid in cutting the waist line alittle. I am happy with progress of things, minus the waist line problem.

One more thing, I was at the Arnold Classic last year and was told to not waste my time on decline bench from one of the Animal Bodybuilders. I do have a small amount of fat on the lower part of my chest. Wouldn't decline bench eventually take care of that?

Thanks guys and now to begin reading!

MetalAsh12
10-01-07, 2:05 pm
Hey guys,
I just joined and thought I would say whats up. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio and go to school at OSU. I have trained for about 7 years for football/track. I was recruited out of high school for football but not to the school that I have always wanted to play for, Ohio State.

I am 270lbs, 6'1. Football we lift with 225 so I haven't maxed out for a long time. But I did bench 225lb x 21 and squated 225lb x 45. I have been raised in football so I really haven't focused on being shredded so I am not very happy with physique at the moment, since we really didn't care if I had a 6 pack or not all that mattered is if I could put someone on their ass. I have too much belly/love handle fat. I did try the Nutrisystem diet, which actually didn't work to bad but I lost a lot of strength/muscle and 9 months later have gained about 75% of the weight back.

My stack consists of Animal Paks, NO2, CE2, and obviously a lot of protein. I have tried fat burners and they really haven't worked at all. I have read OX's thread and think I am in the same boat he was in and need to cut ALL carbs.

I have a 39" waist so I really need to focus on my mid section. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. In my senior year of high school I tore my hamstring so I haven't lifted legs on a steady basis for about 2 years. I have heard that lifting legs can aid in cutting the waist line alittle. I am happy with progress of things, minus the waist line problem.

One more thing, I was at the Arnold Classic last year and was told to not waste my time on decline bench from one of the Animal Bodybuilders. I do have a small amount of fat on the lower part of my chest. Wouldn't decline bench eventually take care of that?

Thanks guys and now to begin reading!

I've been told the same thing about decline bench; personally, I think it's an 'ok' lift, but I prefer the regular flat bench...just bring the bar down lower on your midsection and you'll get the same feeling in your lower pecs as you would if you were doing decline bench.

stumblin54
10-01-07, 2:07 pm
Welcome to all the new members. Start reading all the threads you can take in and postin' to get some feedback or be heard...

Stumblin

stumblin54
10-01-07, 2:10 pm
One more thing, I was at the Arnold Classic last year and was told to not waste my time on decline bench from one of the Animal Bodybuilders. I do have a small amount of fat on the lower part of my chest. Wouldn't decline bench eventually take care of that?

Thanks guys and now to begin reading!

This sounds like a tale of spot reduction. You will lose that fat on your chest if and when you diet down a little. When your body leans out your chest will follow. Just remember, it may be a little more stubborn on you than it is others so you have to be patient. As for the decline question, they probably told you that because of the limited ROM. It will not take care of that fat on your lower chest by itself though I can guarantee you that.

Stumblin

Mastrcruse
10-01-07, 4:55 pm
This sounds like a tale of spot reduction. You will lose that fat on your chest if and when you diet down a little. When your body leans out your chest will follow. Just remember, it may be a little more stubborn on you than it is others so you have to be patient. As for the decline question, they probably told you that because of the limited ROM. It will not take care of that fat on your lower chest by itself though I can guarantee you that.

Stumblin

Thanks for the info. I definately understand that its going to take hard work and I am definately ready/have been putting it in but it does sometimes get discouraging, my midsection is/has been the worst spot on my body, which is probably true for a lot of people. I need to start read up about dieting and leaning down for my body type.

Thanks again!

sprocket
10-02-07, 2:51 am
I'm hoping to pick up some good advice from the experience of the guys on this forum. I'm 38, male, 87.5 kilos and I'm a keen road cyclist who does a bit of swimming. I am not a bodybuilder, but I have benefitted from using Animal Pak and Animal Cuts. I am interested in building leam muscle for 3 sessions a week on the bike. My sessions last 2.5 to 4hrs in length. I have just started using NOX3.
Can anyone tel me more?

Dumbells
10-02-07, 2:59 am
Whats the craic, dumbells here all the way from Ireland, 22 years of age, currently working as a civil/ structural engineer. have been training for about 2 years now hard. Looking forward to learning all i can from the forum.

violator
10-02-07, 5:37 am
Welcome to the forvm bro...always good to have another experienced hand around....

peace

bigjohnt
10-03-07, 6:45 pm
What's up animals. Big John T from Plymouth,MA. 39 years old, lifetime gym rat. My latest rant:

"Planet Fitness...when you have absolutely no other gym in town to train at"

I hate the f'n place!

Oleh
10-04-07, 4:07 pm
whats up fellas,
names Oleh, been working out for 7 years, mostly powerlifting. Been using animal products for 5 years. Work out at World Gym in Palatine, IL.

AnabolicMass02
10-04-07, 4:12 pm
AnabolicMass02 here. My real name is Jeff. I am CEO for Billboard Connection. I am 25, 215lbs, 14%bf. I have always been in the gym. It just feels great to lift. I love being big and crazy. Now that my job is stressing me out, I have even more reasons to lift. I am in the gym every day and lunch. Please to meet my fellow animals.

Giant Killer
10-04-07, 4:16 pm
What's up fellas? Good to see you guys joining our house of pain. Our FORVM is the definitive place to get hardcore, no bullshit advice. Read it all and soak it all up. There's tons of information out there in each section. Whatever you want to know, or debate on, will be found in the Search box.

You can see the icon under my name as a Watchmen. Any time you guys need help with something, feel free to PM any one of us. We're here to provide a foundation of support and keep this FORVM the haven of hardcore.

jmac82
10-05-07, 1:35 am
hi all, just thought i would say hi. my names john and im from queensland australia. i have been in the australian army for about one and a half years. just got put on to animal products about 6 months ago by a mate now nearly our whole platoon is on them. i am a bit disappointed thou as they are not selling the animal test to us yet, i would love to have a crack at it. anyway fingers crossed i can get some. well ill leave it at that for now.

eddiegreaser
10-05-07, 2:46 pm
Hey guys first timr posting here but been reading this stuff for awhile awesome forum i would have to say.anyways heres my intro been lifting since roughly 16 with a cfew breaks here and there.over the past two years decided to get serious and stop fuckin off.on top of working out i work at a steel mill.i,m 30 years old.anything else drop a line look forward to talkin with folks

markuelese
10-06-07, 8:06 pm
sup bros my name is markuelese from south carolina been lifting 4 about 5 years hoping 2 compete in the near future honored 2 be here love the life of an animal i apply it in every aspect of life this the best bb link on line as far as im concerned every other link is garbage

noefexus
10-06-07, 11:01 pm
Hey. I'm 27. Live in LA. I've been lifting pretty regularly and seriously for about 4 years. I work in the insurance business...I'm also a musician. Nice to meet you all.

Honor
10-07-07, 12:37 am
Hey guys, Im 18, Toronto Canada right here, great products, great forum, great community here. Keep it up and Im glad I can help you with that now

dcesar
10-07-07, 1:19 am
sup bros, giving a shout out from the west coast, california baby. im new in this bbing game n im striving 2 get bigger n eatin like a beast. stay up yall

peace

bushong
10-07-07, 6:50 pm
hey every body just wanted to introduce my self and say hello, im looking forward to meeting every one

Nano_sa
10-08-07, 3:19 am
Greetings Animalpak.com members...

Nano_sa here from South Africa...

Stats:
height - 5"8
Weight - 189lbs
Body fat - gon find out today (prob around 18%)
Age - 28yo
Medical - High cholesterol

Objectvies:
Weight - 190lbs
Body fat - 9%

Conclusion:
Been doing weight training on and off for a few years, the bullshit dabbling story. Today is the start of my 18 week strict diet weight program with a pretty hard core martha fakker training partner for my motivation. Got intro'd to animal a few weeks ago...going to use the AnimalPak and Animal M Stack combo for starters and monitor my gains...looking forward to it. After two cycles I will go for the AnimalPak and Cuts combo...

Look forward to learning from you guys and perhaps even disseminating a few things you guys may find helpfull.

Ciao,

Nano

BombTec
10-08-07, 12:25 pm
Hey everyone. My name is Chris. I'm an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist in the U.S. Army. I'm currently serving in Iraq. I started training in high school and finally got serious about it last year. I look forward to learning from all of you, and hopefully I might be help to someone else as well. God bless.

Chris

Elite
10-08-07, 4:08 pm
Click on FORVM tonight, 1006 PEOPLE IN DA HOUSE!!! Tons of new members, is tonight a landmark night??? Never seen the place so buisy!

WORD GETS AROUND.......ITS ALL GOOD, THIS IS HOME!

ItsJustin
10-08-07, 5:08 pm
whats up guys, im justin, 17yo from germany and i hope i can get the information and motivation i need in this forum.

I already trained hard 1 year ago but now i got stuck ( friends, alcohol, smoking, party, etc... )

so im lookin forward to you guys, see ya


greets

justin

wolfsburg2
10-08-07, 5:24 pm
checking in.

New Member here. My name's Mike 28 6'3 250lbs from South Jersey.

I am working towards getting bigger while getting smaller. i am trying to lose a goo dbit of fat whille gaining plenty of muscle.

personal bests are as follows

bench 265X1
dead 365X4
Squat 315X5

A side goal is to hit 1k on these lifts by th end of the year.

Shukin
10-08-07, 8:06 pm
I sent out an intro on other threads cause I was unable to find this one. I have been in the game for a week over a year now and am totally hooked. Thanks to the great products and articles from ANIMAL, all you guys in the FORVM and all resistance training enthusiasts out there. Currently at 80kgs with low body fat, looking to get up to 90 with lean muscle by spring. Looking to build my legs more. I am not looking to get freaky like Jay in this years Olympia, thing Frank Zane is big enough, you see I also do the martial arts and I don't want the size to hinder that.

jordkass
10-08-07, 9:26 pm
Hey guys, I'm 32 yrs old, 6'2" Tall and weigh about 260 lbs. Livin in So Cal and looking to get into the bodybuilding life. Right now I'm a fat ass but I want to tranform myself into a monster. Can't wait!

akarsos
10-09-07, 2:40 am
wussup fellas, im alex from jersey. im just about to be 21, been lifting for about a year now. i train up at my college but when im home i train in my basement gym or in nyc as much as possible with the Pro-Edge Team (my uncle victor munoz). for yall that never heard of him, hes been victor martinez's trainer for the past 7-8 years.

i live by animalpak... awesome supps, great articles and forvm, and of course the sick posters and cloting

mathiash
10-09-07, 3:10 am
Fella, 19, from Sweden (yeah its fcking cold..and we have gyms).
I do the work 5-6times/week, for the last 5 years, U wanna now more, ask.

AnimalPak has caught my attention the last 2 years, and Iam now a proud
user of the products.
And now lookin forward to share som knowledge, and learn som new knowledge here on the forum! Also to talk som shiet!


Take Care All!

/Yours, Northen bro'

mfl5027
10-09-07, 8:08 am
Hi brothers, i'm mike. i'm 18 and i've been lifting for 4 years now and have done 4 powerlifting competitions over the last 2 years. i hope to compete more often and at a higher level now that i'm lifting collegiately with PSU (i was just doing local meets). the no BS philosophy of animalpak is perfect for the way i've been training and i'm looking forward to getting to know more 'animals'.

WookieBaller
10-09-07, 8:13 am
Yo Fellas, WookieBaller here. I'm 6'3" 138lbs(small bastard) throwing genetics out he window.

HKR-Chief
10-09-07, 9:35 am
What's goin on, Animals? Is this the zoo? Great! Then I'm in the right place.

I'm HKR-Chief. I'm 6' tall, and currently 179 pounds. I started hitting the weights at the beginning of August (07) and at the time I weighed somewhere between 160 and 165. I'm 35 years old, and I'm a Chief in the US Navy. Currently I'm in Iraq for 12 months.

Previous to this, the last time I did any weight training was back in '94. I worked out for 6 months back then and only got up to 172 pounds. I didn't know anything about, or the importance of, proper nutrition, proper supplementation, and proper rest/recovery. I drank one shake a day and with the metabolism I had, it didn't really do much for me. This time, I did a lot of reading, a lot of web browsing, and learned as much as I could about those subjects and the results I'm getting this time are much better.

I've always been a thin person, normally referred to as the skinny guy, but now that I'm getting a little older, I've developed just enough fat in my midsection to hide my abs and make some nice little love handles. I've always had poor posture, constantly slouching, because I had no chest to stick out. I am now determined to change that. I am going to work out as long as it takes to develop a thick chest, broad shoulders, bulging arms, and my ultimate goal, abs that say "Look at me!" I want to be able to walk around proud, chest out, and know that I've got it.

I'm in. I'm committed. I'm an Animal!

Mischief
10-09-07, 2:31 pm
whats goin on fellow warriors of iron, im bringin up the fight from washington (state) servin it up in the marine corps, goin back down to cali in about 5 months, got the burn in me to grow just like all of you, if you got questions hit me up, been in thew game for a lil over a year and a half now, and i def. aint stoppin, and none of yall better either!!!!!

" all staions net, all stations net, mindset go- condition red----- Destroy everything----- ( i repeat) ---- destroy everything "

jericoscepter
10-09-07, 8:09 pm
Peace Brothers. I am 35 and a huge fan of the Animal products and hard work. Oddly enough I am stronger now than I have ever been.

Been lurking for quite a while and love the atmosphere.......keep it up!!

nateisw
10-10-07, 4:07 am
What's up guys, my name's Nate and I'm 27 years old and I've been lifting pretty steady now for about 8 years. I'm 6'1" and weigh about 195lbs. I'm a classic hard gainer and have to bust my ass to see any gains at all. I bench around 275 and deadlift around 460, but I can get my deadlift over 500 pretty easy if I lift heavy. I don't even know how much I squat because I only squat light for reps. I lift mostly to keep in shape for work since I'm a fireman and also because I play judo . I'm not looking to put on much size; if anything I'd rather lose a few pounds or stay the same weight and be stronger because I'm kind of soft right now. Judo has weight classes and my weight class is usually 189lbs and I don't like to cut much weight for tournaments.
As far as goals go, eventually I'd like to be benching three plates, but it's going to take some time for me to get there. Another goal is to do 30 pull-ups. I can hit 25 pull-ups now on a good day, but I think I've got 30 in me. I think I'm at a pretty good weight for my body, but I could stand to lose about 10 pounds of fat.
I've tried Animal Stak and MStak before with pretty good results, and will probably try a cycle of Animal Test to see how that works for me.

priority
10-10-07, 12:25 pm
Yo guys, hows it? I been lifting for a few years but only started really seriously in the last year and i fucking love it! It was my new mental attitude towards it that got me onto thios site and i just recognised a lot of what every1 is saying and it just motivates even more than ever. So i thought i might share some of my trial and error over the last few years of what has worked for me!! Thanks

simpleguy
10-10-07, 12:32 pm
welcome all to the forvm... hope you guys will enjoy it

Hoffdogg
10-11-07, 12:48 am
Good to see all the new blood, welcome.

hydrolize
10-11-07, 10:02 am
The name's Joey, but hydro will do just fine. I'm located in Miami, Florida. I've been training for about 3 years and serious for about a year now. I've got my first BB competition on the 27th of October. I used to be a wrestler and i transitioned over to this life. I'm 5 feet, 144 lbs and 12 lbs of fat.

Personal Best:
Bench 285x4
Dead 365x2
Squat 405x3

holz
10-11-07, 11:02 am
well i am getting back into lifting i am 25 and stoped lifting when i was done playing football and became a navy SEABEE which was about 2 1/2 years ago. i have always lifted for the good of the team since i was about 15. so i have been mainly power lifting and doing the teams program. but i never looked worth a shit. i am a big guy 6-3 285 and always get stuck in a rut lifting high weight low reps but now i am trying to break all that. just thought i could pick up some good info here and keep my routine fresh.

Mr.Williamson
10-11-07, 11:29 am
Whats up fella's, Sean here from Akron, Ohio! About to be 41 in the next couple weeks! Recently retired military man, been lifting since High School. Started with the Bodybuilder dream, that didnt last too long, been into the powerlifting and strength sport side of things for a while now (I like to eat! LOL)....Basically here to see what going on in the Iron World!!!!! Looking forward to meeting some of you!

garrettcaveman
10-11-07, 12:11 pm
i just started up looking foward to growing and learning i welcome all the tips on anything i can get

Pizzalamp
10-11-07, 10:32 pm
welcome everybody!!

Blackryn0
10-12-07, 6:16 am
I'm new to the pack. Good to see people take this shit seriously.

B Con
10-12-07, 1:46 pm
Whats up fellow Animals..

Im new around here, normally post sometimes on BB.com... http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/yohead/

Shameless plug of my bodyspace... Im in school up in Virginia and just always hitting the gym up every morning before classes. Besides weights and constant studying I enjoy football.

wconner
10-12-07, 4:28 pm
I work nights, I workout at nights, I eat at night, I fuck at night, I don't wake until the sun is on its way down. I am animal. I put my pants on the same as each of you and I know I can't lift as much as some of you but I bet I can outwork most of you. I wake up to two cans of tuna and a shake, I go to bed staring at two cans of tuna and a shake. I go to work for 9 hours, get off and go to the gym, I'm ready for warmup at 2 am. A nice warmup, an hour and a half ball busting workout, a little cardio and some sweat pouring sauna. I leave around 4:30am. Get home and have my post workout meal and start homework. Shit I'm having my last meal for the day around the time most people are waking up. I love this lifestyle. I don't think i'll ever change it. If I die in my sleep when I'm older my time of death will be when the sun is up.

BigLansford
10-12-07, 4:36 pm
Welcome to the FORVM, bro.

We're behind you.

JUGGERNAUT
10-12-07, 4:48 pm
Cool, you have found home here.

belialx27
10-12-07, 10:11 pm
Alex here. belialx27 is my handle. it means this to me, belial means without a master and i am 27 years old. there ya go. i am from torrington CT. I have been lifting for like close to 3 years now. with little success i might add, always able to get toned and shit, but untill i found the animal pack, was working out just because i loved it.

switman
10-12-07, 10:27 pm
Hi to all just another fellow iron addict here, from the midwest. Lookin for some knowledge, experience, and some motivation to be hardcore in this world of bodybuilding!

KHAN "THE WALL"
10-13-07, 5:50 am
YO fellas
My name's Khan typing from Bangalore ,India.
my stats
age - 20 with a 2 yr weight training experience.
weight - 75 kgs

I consider this place has my new home . Truly motivational .

Regards
KHAN " THE WALL ".

Geek
10-13-07, 5:00 pm
Gentlemen-

Greetings and salutations. I have been lifting on and off (mostly off) since I was in high school. I was kicked out of the Navy about a year ago for being a fat ass, and in just a few short months I shot up to 300lbs. Went to the doc, she said my liver enzymes were messed up and it (my liver) was enlarged. Then I found out my wife was pregnant…

There is my motivation…my son…my wife…me. I have been lifting like a maniac since I found out I was gonna be a daddy. I want to make sure that I’m around and able to be a dad for a long time.

Am I an ‘Animal’, who knows…who really cares? Don't judge me.

The Geek

D-Bomb
10-13-07, 5:07 pm
Gentlemen-

Greetings and salutations. I have been lifting on and off (mostly off) since I was in high school. I was kicked out of the Navy about a year ago for being a fat ass, and in just a few short months I shot up to 300lbs. Went to the doc, she said my liver enzymes were messed up and it (my liver) was enlarged. Then I found out my wife was pregnant…

There is my motivation…my son…my wife…me. I have been lifting like a maniac since I found out I was gonna be a daddy. I want to make sure that I’m around and able to be a dad for a long time.

Am I an ‘Animal’, who knows…who really cares? Don't judge me.

The Geek

good motivation bro, If you need help the community will be right here waiting. Yo, Your animal if you got a fire burning deep inside to change yourself drastically man! WE won't judge ya, only help ya.

jibba511
10-13-07, 7:50 pm
Sup fellas..coming at you from Beantown - Boston, MA. Here seeking a haven from all the 'normal' people who think I'm a weirdo for actually taking care of myself. Non-competitive bodybuilder who also strives for strength. Glad to be a part of the brotherhood.

YOUNG_BB
10-13-07, 10:07 pm
nice post

theharjmann
10-14-07, 4:53 am
Hey guys.

NAME: HARJ
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 5FT 10
WEIGHT: 185
YEARS TRAINING: 2
GOAL: TO GET MASSIVE!

Hey brothers. After reading and printing out every thread on training, diet adn livin, reading em and putting em into practice. My training completely changed: i get dizziness, blackouts and sometimes puke in every workout now. Everyone thinks is a psycho when im in the gym. I say psycho because i do not believe i am an aminal yet. I bought M-Stak and Pak. The only thing left was to sign up here.
The tools are now complete for my journey.

TIME TO GROW!!!!
Peace

Mcdermott1916
10-14-07, 7:30 am
Hey guys

Im new to this so still trying to find my way around the site!

I'm 21 and from Ireland. Been training for about 4 months now and my goal is to get everything tonned up, and drop body fat. I dont want to bemassive but justa nice tonned style. i am currently 152 lbs!

hope to talk to you all soon

Pizzalamp
10-14-07, 11:36 am
hello

Preston
10-14-07, 11:21 pm
I'm new to the pack. Good to see people take this shit seriously.

Is this the start of your journey or what?

BigLansford
10-14-07, 11:25 pm
Hey man, welcome to the forvm.

This should get you started
http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=177

http://forum.animalpak.com/announcement.php?f=15

Train hard bro, and we're behind you.

simpleguy
10-14-07, 11:43 pm
welcome to the forvm bro... follow the links from BigLansford to get started and I hope you'll enjoy it in here

Maccabee
10-14-07, 11:59 pm
welcome bro. Oh shit I dont live to far from you. I am right in queens.

Toni69
10-15-07, 4:16 am
I'm new to the pack. Good to see people take this shit seriously.

Hey,

where in Brooklyn are you from? I was born and raised in Brooklyn...Coney Island Avenue between L and M. I went to Catholic school up until my last year of high school..then went to Midwood H.S.

Im in the UK now..but my heart is always in Brooklyn and New York City. I do visit every year.

Welcome to the forum! This is a great place with more than great members. This forum is like no other...trust me.

Boz
10-15-07, 8:35 pm
welcome to the brotherhood! I am fairly new to the site myself, and I can't even begin to tell you how much you will get from these guys. Glad to have you here...Animal!

jmt92
10-15-07, 9:14 pm
Welcome bro,
Always a joy to welcome a new animal in the pak.

ironshaolin
10-15-07, 10:35 pm
hey dude. Welcome in, tons of useful knoledge and advice, the wisdom really has no limit in this place. Just make sure if you have a question and want to post up a new thread, please use the search function first and see if it hasn't already been asked, because there has been so much knoledge passed here, you can probably find someone with the same question already been answered. Have fun dude!

LHS Monster
10-15-07, 11:21 pm
glad to see a new member dude this is def. the place to learn anything if u read it here esp. from a watchman believe it as the goddamn truth some people carry a bible in times of need i carry my laptop with animalpak as the homepage

Ettinger74
10-16-07, 1:30 am
Hey im pretty new here names Brad im 18 and a student at SUNY Cortland... been liftin since higschool and ive loved every minute of it. Now im looking to get as big and strong as my body will let me. I weight 170 at 5' 6" and i have 10 percent body fat. looking to get that down also.

Im definatly looking foward to seeing what this forum has to offer and i also apreciate and advice that all the other animals can give me.

Maxs

Bench- 295

Squat- 425

Deadlift- 500

jhhornsby
10-17-07, 12:39 pm
sup brothers from the deep south, im 22 in college for health education, looking forward to being able to understand this great game even more in the future. im just now getting more into the dieting part of bodybuilding in hopes of being able to continue making bodybuilding a great part of my life

rob_in_korea
10-18-07, 9:11 pm
What's up my name is Rob and I am 27 years old. I am an American who has been living in Korea off and on for 7 years. Been here this time since 2003. I was in the US Army for five years and I have been a Defense Contractor for the last five years. I have been married for the past year and a half and I don't have any children.

When I was 18 I weighed a horribly thin 130lbs. I gained about 30 lbs in my five years in the military but I didn't really start training to get bigger until 2003. Until 2005 I weighed around 175 lbs and then finally I started eating a lot more and managed to put on 25lbs in the last two years.

I have taken Animal Pak for the last two and a half years. Animal Pump for the last 15 months and Nitro G for the past year. I have done Stak 2 twice and M-Stak once and I had great results with both. My next stack will be the Test Explosion Stack with the inclusion of Pump, Nitro G and Flex. I'll finish it with M-Stak. I'll try to do a log but I am lazy when it comes to updating on Forums so bear with me. Anyway I want to put on about 15 more pounds (I say this now but when I reach that goal I may increase it) and then I will cut some bodyfat.

Currently:
Height: 6' (183cm)
Weight: 200lbs (91kg)
Bodyfat: 12%

One Rep Max:
Deadlift: 375lbs
Bench: 225lbs
Squat (ass to floor): 225lbs

That's the end of my long ass introduction.

trubluegt
10-18-07, 11:48 pm
Hey everyone. Been reading these forums for a few months now and just finally signed up. I'm 23, orginally from Chicago but am in college right now in Indiana. Been lifting for about 3 years now. Got pissed off with being out of shape the summer after my sophmore year in college and started hitting the gym hard. I'm just over 6'2 and was about 295 when I started, down to about 230 now.

I have been using Animal products for about 3 months now and love them and really liked the attitude of people on this site so I finally decided to stop lurking and joined.

Giant Killer
10-18-07, 11:54 pm
What's up to all the new blood...

Read the rules, soak up the wealth of knowledge here, train hard, respect your brethren. PM a Watchman if you need anything at all.

Strength & Honor.

TheBassGuy
10-19-07, 9:43 pm
Hey everyone,

I just got into competitive bodybuilding after I became injured and could no longer wrestle. Looking to enter my first show sometime early next year. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.

MassMonster
10-20-07, 12:10 am
hello everyone and welcome to ya new home... happy to have yaz'

tryntogetbigger
10-21-07, 12:25 pm
sup fellas?

My name is Cody and i'm 19 years old. I currently live in Beaumont TX, and unfortunatly attend Lamar College Beaumont full time, with a part time job. I weigh in at around 260 and i stand 5'11'' according to my drivers license. I've been training since i was 15 years old and continue to train with more and more intensity as the days slowly pass by. The dream? to simply be the best, the biggest, the most shredded, the strongest. Not to boast to man for my acheivment, not to "brag" to others for my feeble accomplishments, but to satisfy the unending, the ever growing thrist thats seems to drive me with each un godly workout i put myself through. I look in the mirror everyday and hate what i see. Fellas, my entire life, my time, my money, my passion, revolves around this concentrated passion i have come to know as anger. I've lost a many girlfriends and recieved many talks from family. My family doesn't understand the passion, the goal that i have set for myself. Regardless of what my family thinks or doesn't understand i will continue to press forward towards the goal that i have set for myself. Guys... your born weak and little, and you die weak and little.... how you look in between is your buisness.


Train hard fellas.

Archie79
10-21-07, 5:18 pm
Hi everyone!!!, it feels great to be part of the Animal family.

My name is Archie, I´m from Spain and for ten years of my life (up until a couple years ago) I have been a semi - pro 400m runner in the sport of track.

I´ve always been on the weights as part of my training, but it hasn´t been until five months ago that I have decided to turn to the bodybuiding way of life seriously.

Its always been hard for me to gain weight doe to my ectomorphic frame, but since I started to take my meals seriously ( 5 months ago), I have gone from 147 to 167 pounds and rising, at 5 ft 9inch.

Still have a long road ahead but I´m really looking forward to it, and thanks to the animal comunity I feel that nothing can go wrong!!!!

mickfootie
10-23-07, 10:37 am
Hi guys how you all doing.

Just like to say a few words about myself. Some of you may know who i am from other Forums.

I'm Mick and i'm from the UK. I have been training for around 11 years now but on a more serious note over the last 3-4 years. I started out at 26 year old weighing no more than 112lbs and just recently managed to get to 170lbs (my heaviest i have been). Steady progress made with little injuries throughout those years. Finding it harder to keep that little bit of fat off though now... :)

I am married (18 years) to Debi with 3 children of which 2 girls of 19 and 17 have left school and my son is an aspiring soccer player at 14.

I am an Engineer by trade and work for Coca-Cola Enterprises but i have been studying in Nutrition and gym instructing and one day hope to become a trainer to help anyone out that needs advice on their health.

Well thats a little about me and i hope my input on here is helpful to all and enjoyable too. :)

Thanks guys

Mick

Zacharicus
10-23-07, 10:31 pm
Just signed up and this forvm looks freakin' awesome and just my thing.

I'm a Norwegian, but working and pumping iron & Animal pills in Hong Kong. I'm 27, been active all my life, but during the last few years, bodybuilding has rocked my world. 6 days a week; I eat, destroy and recover, and the 7th day, I just eat and recover. I'm 6,2 and 200 pound, so I in the process of eating and pumping my brains out with an aim to reach 250 pound some years later.

I've only been on Animal for 4 months, and no other product has worked so well for me as Animal has. Started on just Animal Pak for the basics, now I'm stacking STAK as well which really has given me something extra in the gym, but I'm curious to see the effect of adding PUMP and perhaps Nitro.

Well, I just found myself desperately searching for Tuna at the office, as I realized I was empty this morning, and I haven't eaten for 2 hours, except a protein shake. I had to send my assistant out on shopping. It's all in the name of business. Hardcore fucking business.

All or nothing. Glad to be here.

Z

Brute
10-24-07, 10:06 am
I think compared to the bulk of you I'm pretty green here. I've been seriously lifting for the past fifteen months, with spurts here and there previously at weight attempts. I did football and track in high school. Post college, married and working I found myself starting to go. Previously I was always a hard gainer, but now I was starting to slow down a little bit and one day it hit me: I stood in the hallway at work and saw person after person leaving a meeting with sodas, donuts and other crap food; it was a big assembly of tire guts. The men slumped their shoulders froward and stared at the ground as they walked with no sense of pride or strength in them at all. A voice in my head asked "Is this the kind of man you want to become?" from that day forward I couldn't ignore these things all around me. Television, movies, vending machines, advertisements - the world wants me to be weak, fat and stupid. The world wants to throw its Hollywood models at me on one hand and poison me with its garbage food on the other. I started to get angry. Every day I see these things and every night when I train I find freedom from it. Yukio Mishima once wrote that to embody a heroic ideal, one must adapt a heroic body as its vessel. This couldn't be more true. I found myself smothered in monotony, mediocrity and I found that the temper I have been fighting my whole life has found its natural place against the Iron...to me, it is what I am engineered to do. I found a reoccurring theme with myself in regard to bodybuilding and then I came across the article at this site called Life is a Freakshow (http://www.animalpak.com/html/article_details.cfm?ID=27) by Machine.

YES! THIS is the approach I was looking for! These are the philosophical thoughts I was also experiencing regarding bodybuilding. THIS was the elite, the hardcore; those that approach bodybuilding and life as a battle, a war, a struggle for divine ascension through iron, sweat and pain.

So here I am, it's good to be here. I look forward to learning and growing with all of you out there.

Wasteland
10-24-07, 10:12 am
Welcome brothers. We may all have different goals, but we share the same vision.

littala
10-24-07, 10:36 am
Hey

I’m Damien from the UK.
I’ve been wanting to do this for years but I never had the motivation to do it. I finally decided to do it back in August after I noticed I put on quite a bit of weight. A few weeks ago I discovered this site, read through it as you do and I’m hooked. I’m on my 11th week now and got an awful long way to go, but it makes me feel really good and I love the feeling of aching muscles a day later knowing I’ve achieved something.

This site was the kick in the ass I needed.

Cheers

jiggaman2g
10-24-07, 10:49 am
Thanks for the welcome!!

Let's see I'm a 5'11 205lbs dude that has been working out on and mostly off for about 1 1/2 yrs. When I started I was 220lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal..lol Im playin, I was sloppy and my diet was terrible. None the less I started to get back into recreating my image and started again about 1 week ago. I have noticed a major change in my attitude and some minor changes in the physic as well. I ran to my local nutrition shop and got some Animal Pak, Iso powder and a fat burner to get me started again!! I just recently opened up my own staffing agency and have alot more time to dedicate to me.I'm going to post some pics shortly and look forward to sharing and learning with you all in the future.

JFITZ
10-24-07, 3:02 pm
Whatsup guys. I'm a 25 year-old law student from NY (going to school in DC). I've been training regularly for about three years now, but I feel like I'm only now starting to figure out how to train effectively. I'm always looking for knowledge on how to train, eat and recover better, and this place has turned into my number 1 resource. Glad to be a part of it.

Massivelittleguy
10-25-07, 3:09 am
Hey all i'm 19 and started lifting a couple years ago and loving every minute of it. I don't care about looking pretty as long as I can move some weight.
I am about to leave to be a navy nuke and ready to start my life as they say lol I'm thrilled i found this site of likeminded folks

jaykay22
10-25-07, 10:31 pm
I just turned 18 and i guess im a rookie here,since ive only been doin it 4 barely a year lol i got it in a strange way as my doctor racommended me 2 start liftin as he said that thruout the years "my bones had grown but my muscles had stayed teh same!" since then i started liftin n tryin 2 stay as dedicated as possible as i gotta manage goin 2 skool,studyin,work and soccer. im a huge soccer fan n ive been playin since i was 4 n i hve 2 truly say 14 yrs of soccer werent enuf as as soon as i started 2 lift i was hoooked completely n njoyed it more than playin. im not very weak i guess but im far from strong as i have no limits 2 myself 4 strength n size i wanna get as strng n as massive as i can. ill keep on liftin hard n tryin 2 get stronger n bigger n hopefully accomplish greater things in the future!
My stats: (not a lot, ik lol)
6ft1/2'' 181lbs, bout 12% BF
Bench Press:185 x 1 Goal by the end of the year 225 x 3
Dead Lift: 315 x 1 Goal by the end of the year 405 x 1
Back Squat: 275 x 1 Goal by the end of the year 355 x 1

echofivebravo
10-26-07, 3:52 pm
fellas, what's happening? names pete but my team calls me sarge. yeah just got back from a year in the box, ready to get back to the cage. what else? ok i'm 32 been lifting on and off for a few years now, my buddy tells me i got the "genetics" so i guess i might as well put them to good use...

later...



when in doubt, empty your magazine

curt_james
10-27-07, 8:50 am
heh :)

I saw "The Henchmen" logo and thought I'd name myself.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/curt_james/Animal/stickman.jpg

Just kidding.

Received the welcome message to The Forvm at Animalpak.com and thought I'd offer an intro.

What I do is represent the skinny side of lifting. Not my choice, but seemingly Mother Nature's assignment for me. Actually, I recently lost 20 pounds of fat and dropped my gut from 37" to 32" by eating 1500 kcals a day, lifting three days, and doing cardio 5 days a week.

Consistent work equals consistent results.

I hope the same will go for gaining now without adding fat to the waistline again.

I'm also an elementary school art teacher - the most macho of jobs immediately following lion tamer, fireman, and Army Ranger, of course.

Interests include bodybuilding of any kind and any federation. My introduction to the sport was courtesy of the June 1978 issue of Muscle Builder and Power with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and Frank Zane on the cover.

I'm a fan. I'm what my one ex girlfriend called a "bone biscuit," but I love lifting and SOMEONE has to make ya'll look hyooog. It's all relative. Without the skinny people, without our fat brothers and sisters then those of you who proudly possess the zero percent bodyfat and 22-inch guns would only look ordinary. Thank us.

I'm 6'1" and all of 150 pounds. Most I've ever weighed was 180 soaking wet. Top lifts have been 200 bench (with lift off and mighty bounce from chest), 365 deadlift, 265 ATTG squat. Most recently I was 170 pounds of "skinny fat" and chose to cut big time to remove that fat gut. I began that cut days after my 45th birthday this past August 2007.

Glad to be a new member of The Legion and The Forvm. Looking forward to reading and learning.

Curt

widdlewade44
10-27-07, 9:15 am
to all our new members of the Legion.

This is an awesome site and it runs clean. Hit up a Henchmen or Watchmen with questions if the Search function doesn't find your answer.

Again, welcome. Peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

Jeff Stychin
10-28-07, 3:54 am
Hey guys, Names Jeff. New to the site, and the game. My friend Justin got me into it, have been working out for a month now, I love it, Im from Canada, still in high school. Glad to be apart of this site.

Bchenk
10-31-07, 10:21 am
im bobby, im from PA new to the forVm but not so new to bodybuilding.. bouta year into it but major transformations have been done to my self.. my life.. my story.. i am def interested on talking on the forVm.. sounds and looks like a great place to meet, learn, and discuss.. please feel free to check me out at http://myfittribe.com/user/bchenk

Late

Pizzer
10-31-07, 11:55 am
Just a quick whats up fellas... Ive been a longtime reader and follower of the Animal forvms... I just waited till now to register (dont ask me why). Im 26yo now... Ive been training for 4yrs, but only Animal for the last 2. Funny how I saw my biggest gains and most noticeable changes in this last 2yrs. Anyway... I'll do my best to add quality posts and I'll add threads as I have questions or answers. Lata brothas.

4LIFE
10-31-07, 6:16 pm
Hey guys, live in Indiana and work at a bagel shop. Sucks to make all those muffins and not eat any, but lifting has changed my life. My whole family looks up to me for an example, so i gotta live the life.

Beast912
10-31-07, 7:13 pm
What's up every one i'm glad to join my fellow brothers of steel here at one of the most awesome site dedicated to the life style that only we lead and only we know anything about. I'm glad to be here and look forward to talking with the true BROTHER HOOD OF STEEL

jliddle22
11-01-07, 7:48 am
Howdy everyone. My name is Joe, I'm in the Army, stationed at Ft. Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division. I've been lifting since I was a high school freshman in 99, but started getting a little more serious around 2003. Since I've been in the Army, my passion for lifting has only gotten stronger. Now I take my weight training very seriously. I've had a few minor setbacks that forced me to neglect and all together cease training a few times (torn ACL football 03, broken ankle and torn ligaments botched landing 05). But thats just fuel for the fire to come back harder.

I'm 5'11, 190 lbs, with a bf of 9-12%. Right now my main goal is to get as strong as possible, and to hopefully add another 10lbs of lean mass within the next 6-8 months. I'm hear to learn as much as I can, and to share what knowledge I can.

plamen
11-01-07, 8:24 am
What up

My name is Plamen and I live in Sofia, Bulgaria. My goal: to get bigger. Nothing more nothing less. I think that the FORVM is a great thing, you can learn from.

Peace

alfxc08
11-01-07, 8:55 am
hey whats up guys.
Im craig and I've been lifting for about 4 months now so im definately new to the game. Im just trying to bulk up and see where i can go with it. Im 5'8" 155lbs right now and my goal is to hit 180lbs, but still keep my low body fat percentage. I started out at 140lbs so its going good so far.

robinsos
11-01-07, 9:50 am
What's up yall. My name is sean and I am still kinda a newb when it comes to diet and hardcore lifting. I have been lifting on and off since I was in junior high. At that time I was trying to put on weight to be in the next higher weight class for wrestling. I am now 24 and have been back in it since July this year. I was up to 214 at 20% bf. No good. Now I am 5'11" 193 at 11% bf. I will be starting my log soon enough. I havent looked around the forum too much, but what I've seen so far this is the best site for the life that we lead. Thanks again Animal!!!

Universal Rocks!!!!!!!

hjayss
11-01-07, 10:00 am
Just wanna take a little time to say welcome fellas. This is the best forum out there and I look forward to crossing paths with you and adding your knowledge to mines as I will hopefully add to your bodybuilding knowledge. Yeah UNIVERSAL..and ANIMAL...ROCK..HA HA HA...

MNfreak
11-01-07, 11:37 am
hey brothers names leo i'm 25 livin in monticello MN. i'm 6'2'' 235lbs spend most my time
at the Gold's here in town they got all the old school equipment.

caseymoe
11-01-07, 2:54 pm
The name is Mike. I am now in Canton, OH, where I am in the Army full time. I have been lifting on and off for a while. Just recently I have started to concentrate on diet too. I am 5'9" and 150 now. I would eventually like to get up to about 185. With my frame I would be jacked. It's good to see some hardcore lifters and not the posers some of the other sites have.

FNNUTS
11-01-07, 3:09 pm
I started a new job where two fellow employees were ex-bodybuilders. We started talking one day and they started telling me about animal pak and what it did for them. So I tried it and loved the results. Then they introduced me to their gym. I felt like I was finally home. It was a gym strait out of 1975. We had to open the windows and doors and turn on the fans. I can hold my own in the gym at 6'4" 245 lbs (or at least I thought), until they got a hold of me and showed me what I've been missing. The forums, stories, and of course the product that Animalpak.com offers keeps me going back over and over again for more punishment. I'm so pumped and focused that I'm at the gym every morning at 4:30 a.m. and I keep my motivation because of AnimalPak.com. I'm happy that I found a place where I can talk to other people about ideas and problems with workouts and diets, cause I ain't going to talk to you in the gym.

Ironteenrich
11-01-07, 3:26 pm
What's up guys,
Well I'm new here, def. not new to the iron game. I was serious a few years back and starting to prepair for my first competition then i strained a muscle in my side and had a slight hernia so had to take some time off... Well in that time I blew up and back in june I decided it was time to get back in the game. Heres some progress I have made so far:

First pic is may 24, second pic is aug 1st or something like that
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/Ironteenrich/progress.jpg
A few weeks after second pic above:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/Ironteenrich/attachment3.jpg
Few weeks after that:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/Ironteenrich/big4-2.jpg
Chest pump picture: (standing relaxed)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/Ironteenrich/chestpump.jpg

And most recent picture from a few weeks ago:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/Ironteenrich/chest.jpg

Anyways right now I'm trying to finish up my cut before I go to florida and enjoy the sun with a 6 pack. Once I get back it's time for serious bulking, I plan on doing my first competition next year it'll be the last year I'm eligable for teen catagory. Once I get back I'm going to be looking into stacking M-stak and Pump along with pak for my multi.

nice to be aboard

nbrown211
11-02-07, 10:57 am
How ya doing??
I'm beeing training for 2 years now, And I love it. I'm 6' 206lbs.
peace.

Deaner488
11-02-07, 1:31 pm
Hey guys I am Brian from Texas, I go to school at Texas Tech right now. I'm 6'2 about 215 and around 10% bf. Right now I am just trying to really clean up my diet and harden up. Love the website and can't wait to get more involved

bemljeve
11-02-07, 6:13 pm
Yo fellas,

I'm bemljeve from Belgium and new to this forum.
I'm 32 and Animalpak.com did change my live.
Two years ago I was overweight until I discovered this site. I started training following the routines on the site and of course started to the animal supplements.
I changed my died and last month, after two years of hardcore training I did my first show and ended 5th.
Now I'm preparing for my next show and hoping to , thats for losers, will have a better result.

widdlewade44
11-03-07, 3:20 pm
Howdy everyone. My name is Joe, I'm in the Army, stationed at Ft. Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division. I've been lifting since I was a high school freshman in 99, but started getting a little more serious around 2003. Since I've been in the Army, my passion for lifting has only gotten stronger. Now I take my weight training very seriously. I've had a few minor setbacks that forced me to neglect and all together cease training a few times (torn ACL football 03, broken ankle and torn ligaments botched landing 05). But thats just fuel for the fire to come back harder.

I'm 5'11, 190 lbs, with a bf of 9-12%. Right now my main goal is to get as strong as possible, and to hopefully add another 10lbs of lean mass within the next 6-8 months. I'm hear to learn as much as I can, and to share what knowledge I can.


and Congrats on being our 10,000th member of the Legion. Good luck on your Journey and thanks for serving our country.

Kevin
widdlewade44
Sgt '88-93
USMC

Jason London
11-04-07, 1:11 am
reetings,

Just wanted to say hi to everyone.

I started my journey almost 2 years ago when I entered the Instone Lifechange Challenge Contest. I put on a lot of weight after my Father passed away. I just felt it was time to get my life back in order. So, while at the grocery store, I bought a copy of Muscle Mag. In that issue was add for the contest.

I didn't win the contest or even place, but in reality I did win. I've got my health back and I love bodybuidling!

A lot of people asked me what I did to get into shape so fast. I used Wraths Supplement Stack. I'll tell you what, Animal Cuts really helped burn the fat off.

I just bought 2 Tins of Animal Test, now it's time to get busy!

Here are some pictures. One is 284 pounds the other is 224 pounds

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/jitex/296722orig.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/jitex/748orig.jpg

Looking forward to chatting with everyone.

curt_james
11-04-07, 9:54 am
reetings,

Just wanted to say hi to everyone.

I started my journey almost 2 years ago when I entered the Instone Lifechange Challenge Contest. I put on a lot of weight after my Father passed away. I just felt it was time to get my life back in order. So, while at the grocery store, I bought a copy of Muscle Mag. In that issue was add for the contest.

I didn't win the contest or even place, but in reality I did win. I've got my health back and I love bodybuidling!

A lot of people asked me what I did to get into shape so fast. I used Wraths Supplement Stack. I'll tell you what, Animal Cuts really helped burn the fat off.

I just bought 2 Tins of Animal Test, now it's time to get busy!

Here are some pictures. One is 284 pounds the other is 224 pounds

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/jitex/296722orig.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/jitex/748orig.jpg

Looking forward to chatting with everyone.

Congrats on your success. Sixty frigging pounds is bigtime success, too.

Animal Cuts was part of my supplement plan as I lost 20 pounds over the past ten weeks, dropping five inches from my gut.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/photo/data/500/tn31oct07c.jpg

Again, congratulations on your efforts.

Lion
11-05-07, 8:33 am
For a long time I've watched
Now I will speak, ask and discuss. Thank God there is still a sense of the "old" world around, right here.

Name's Lion,

"You watch those nature documentaries on the cable? You see the one about lions? You got this lion. He's the king of the jungle, huge mane out to here. He's laying under a tree, in the middle of Africa. He's so big, it's so hot. He doesn't want to move. Now the little lions come, they start messing with him. Biting his tail, biting his ears. He doesn't do anything. The lioness, she starts messing with him. Coming over, making trouble. Still nothing. Now the other animals, they notice this. They start to move in. The jackals; hyenas. They're barking at him, laughing at him. They nip his toes, and eat the food that's in his domain. They do this, then they get closer and closer, bolder and bolder. Till one day, that lion gets up and tears the shit out of everybody. Runs like the wind, eats everything in his path. Cause every once in a while, the lion has to show the jackals, who he is."

Bigugly1987
11-05-07, 11:32 pm
what up brothers let me introduce myslef
im larry from Cho town west burbs im 20 and lookin to become a police officer i work as a clerk at the cook county sheriffs police. Im 6ft 1 220 with some abbs lol and i cant wait to learn how to use the forvms and met yall but yea im hear to learn grow and bullshit so send me a PM and let me no whats up

jac71
11-05-07, 11:39 pm
what up brothers let me introduce myslef
im larry from Cho town west burbs im 20 and lookin to become a police officer i work as a clerk at the cook county sheriffs police. Im 6ft 1 220 with some abbs lol and i cant wait to learn how to use the forvms and met yall but yea im hear to learn grow and bullshit so send me a PM and let me no whats up

welcome aboard bigugly..you are pretty close to me, I'm in Naperville and train at the lifetime in Warrenville....any time you wanna get together for a w/o just shoot me a PM

mdh84
11-06-07, 3:46 pm
I'm Matt and I've been lifting for about 3-4 years, but i started getting serious in the last year or so. I want to gain weight and strength. This forum is great.

Boz
11-06-07, 8:08 pm
Welcome aboard brothers... Hang on tight cause it's going to be one hell of a ride. You'll find no place like this anywhere!

will
11-07-07, 12:14 am
hi guys from auckland nz started training at 18 now 32 love training if i could grow i would train 7 days a week. thanks for the welcome J-DAWG

ZDetermined
11-07-07, 2:45 pm
Sup guys Im 18 in college and i've been kinda training for the past few years but im ready to start getting serious about my training and possibly start competing in the next couple years. If nebody has any advice about startin out in the game I would greatly appreciate it. Peace out.

Boonetang789
11-08-07, 7:22 am
Glad to be here. Im from Denver, CO and go to the University of Denver. I am 21 yrs old come February. After taking a natural science class i realized my body was on the track of becoming weak, so i picked up weight lifting. With one of my friend's help i learned a lot about weight lifting and have continued to learn; i have now lifted for around 1 yr and 1/2. I used to be a competitive snowboard when the SOS series ran in Colorado. I went to highschool in steamboat springs and used to ride everyday. Now i work out and still ride some but riding is for fun, working out is for life.

Its good to be here and good to be around people who are hardcore about working out and not just sipping water lifting bitch weight for 3 reps and then leaving. I live in the gym. Its my wife.

Coach Fowler
11-09-07, 7:21 am
I am a Coach. I lift every day myself...first iron I rocked up was in 1976. That should give you an idea of my age.

I got tired of others expressing their ideas without any basis of facts or research. So, I went out & got an education in school & life. Now, I pass that knowledge & experience on to others. I teach in the junior high & high school levels. The legacy continues.

I can't lift as much as I could. Injury & age has seen to that. But, I do live my life vicariously through those that have the balls to step up & do the job. There are fewer & fewer in this world today that have what it takes. It seems that dedication has become a dirty word.

No one will regret entering the world of iron & steel. The results of your effort will be there for everyone to see...one rep at a time. There are some who will always wonder, "What could I have become if I actually had put forth the effort?". I pity them. They will live the rest of their lives with clouded unknowing minds.

The mind is a terrible thing to waste and the waist is a terrible thing to mind.

bigdog
11-09-07, 9:04 am
whats up fellows, i am new here, and looking forward to achieving some goals i have set for myself. i am 33 years old, 6'6" tall and went from 419lbs to where i am now(350lbs). i had lost myself for a long time. i played football in high school, and went on to play in college for 2 years until graduation. i got married in 97' and since then, gave up on training. i went from 240lbs at marriage to the big ass 419 within the marriage. my mother had a series of strokes because of her obesity(it definatly runs in the family) she is now left mentally retarded due to the damage from this. my wife finally told me"i love you, and your mom like my own mom, but i refuse to let you destroy what we have together. i dont want to see you end up having a stroke, i need you here for me and billy(my 9 year old son) i love my wife tremendously, and she had a legit reason to be on my case. i said screw it, and gave up on all the bad food, started exercising and weight training based on what i knew from football. i have done pretty good so far, but nutrition is my weak point. which brings me here, so all the help you guys can share, please do. since my weight loss, i have seen a side of life that i really forgot i had.(my wife really likes it too, if you know what i mean!!!) sorry for the novel here, just wanted to tell my entire story so you guys could know the whole me!! thanks in advance, bigdog

kcinnitram91
11-09-07, 9:12 am
Hey my name is Nick, I'm 19 and I'm a freshman at college. I played high school football at 280 pounds and got recruited to play college ball, but hurt my back in a car accident. Since then I've cut down to 221 as of yesterday 11/8/07. I'm planning on doing my first bodybuilding competition within this next year. It all depends on how I look after this cut. Any experienced bodybuilders out there? I can use all the help I can get, trust me i'm not one of those snobby bitch kids who thinks they're always right. So I hope I can contribute the knowledge I have but more than anything learn from all you guys.

krazyassmexican
11-09-07, 9:19 am
whats up fellows, i am new here, and looking forward to achieving some goals i have set for myself. i am 33 years old, 6'6" tall and went from 419lbs to where i am now(350lbs). i had lost myself for a long time. i played football in high school, and went on to play in college for 2 years until graduation. i got married in 97' and since then, gave up on training. i went from 240lbs at marriage to the big ass 419 within the marriage. my mother had a series of strokes because of her obesity(it definatly runs in the family) she is now left mentally retarded due to the damage from this. my wife finally told me"i love you, and your mom like my own mom, but i refuse to let you destroy what we have together. i dont want to see you end up having a stroke, i need you here for me and billy(my 9 year old son) i love my wife tremendously, and she had a legit reason to be on my case. i said screw it, and gave up on all the bad food, started exercising and weight training based on what i knew from football. i have done pretty good so far, but nutrition is my weak point. which brings me here, so all the help you guys can share, please do. since my weight loss, i have seen a side of life that i really forgot i had.(my wife really likes it too, if you know what i mean!!!) sorry for the novel here, just wanted to tell my entire story so you guys could know the whole me!! thanks in advance, bigdog

come on bro let's overcome give a good example to your family
we got your back
welcome home!

gunzforthugz
11-09-07, 10:47 am
What up dowgs. I'm a international brother who is currenly livin in the middle east. Signed up for the forum a day a go. I just wanna get to know the brothers in the forum.
I have been lifting for an year and hoping to continue till I die. So if you just pass by ma post don't forget to gimme a holla.

pwbbi
11-09-07, 10:59 am
happy to be part of the communty. i opened the body builders inc. in 1979. we are not a spa, not a health club...... we are a hardcore bodybuilding and powerlifting gym. in fact we are #6 on animal's hardcore list which is truly an honor not taken lightly. it's great to see such enthusiasm for hardcore training. all of us here have a tremendous opportunity to exchange ideas.
train hard, train smart.

pep

www.thebodybuildersgym.com

gunzforthugz
11-09-07, 11:11 am
Was up brothers. how yall doin. I moved to middle east 5 years back. I have been lifting over a year now & i'm hoping to continue lifting till I die. Currently I'm on Animal PUMP and this shit works great.

Tigger
11-09-07, 11:38 am
Hey fellas wats up just wanted to introduce myself to the family. My names Tony aka Tigger. Im 18 years old and 5'7 at 165 pounds and still gainin. If you guys got any advice to giva youngster let me kno Later fellas!

Littlepapii
11-10-07, 11:46 am
Hey guys whats up? My name is Diego, i'm 17 (almost 18), and have been liftin' for 2 years but only taking it seriously for a little under a year. I can't wait to try some of the animal stuff and see if they can help me get past my 150lbs block (i have quite a bit of trouble eating enough to get passed this cause i'm an ecto and it seems like 4,000 cals still ain't even enough). I hope to learn a lot from this forum and reach my goal of 175-185lbs before i go to college, peace out dawgs.

Mackmxz
11-10-07, 2:13 pm
new to the forum wanted to introduce myself. I am 190 and 5'11" and have been working out for 6yrs or so. I first started as a sophmore in high school at 250lbs and completely out of shape. One days just started dieting and got down to about 220 and then finally took up wieght training. So i am finally in shape and ready to really bring up my numbers and muscle size and definition. I recently came off a 8 week program that I saw some awesome strength gains from in all areas and now i am going for a program that will help me pack on some mass. Look forward to browsing the forums and getting help from everyone and try to help others if i can. Thanks

drizzt
11-11-07, 9:35 am
yo bro, welcome...all the advice is already here, you gotta go find it, but if you got any specific questions, we'll be here...do some searchs and you'll find what youre looking for.
again, welcome and we'll be lookin forward to hearing about progress and anything else going on.

Pigpen
11-13-07, 12:31 pm
Just wanted to introduce myself here. 30 years old, compete in strongman, former collegiate thrower (hammer, shot, discus). I've been using Paks since college, and Flex now that I'm old. Glad to be on board.

Big Wides
11-13-07, 12:46 pm
Just wanted to introduce myself here. 30 years old, compete in strongman, former collegiate thrower (hammer, shot, discus). I've been using Paks since college, and Flex now that I'm old. Glad to be on board.

another former thrower.....welcome aboard

mex.i.can
11-13-07, 2:53 pm
how's it going? my name is jose, i'm 30, and i work as a component level electronics technician for the department of defense. i am originally from garden grove, california but i am currently living in just south of omaha, nebraska in bellevue. i am 5'10" and currently weigh approximately 255lbs. i started lifting as a freshman in high school back in '91. i had to stop lifting in 1995 in order to drop from 260lbs. to 176lbs. so i could go into the air force. eventually, i started lifting again while in the air force and gained all my mass back, only to have it taken from me again. with one year left in my enlistment, i was tagged for a weigh-in and my 260lbs. didn't jive with air force regulations which stated i could weigh no more than 184lbs. at my height. i dropped down to 184lbs. and then was honorably discharged upon completing my enlistment early in 2000. since then, it has been hard getting into a routine so i was on and off again for years. i looked at myself 5 1/2 weeks ago and asked myself, "where did that beast go to and who invited this fatass?" since then, i started getting back into the game with no excuses. started at 266lbs. and in 4 weeks i not only lost 11lbs., to drop me to 255lbs., but i lost 3" off my stomach and gained an inch on my biceps. i lift hard 4 days a week and do cardio and abs the other 3 days. i have been eating 6-7 clean meals a day. i decided to join these forums since i found them to be inspirational and helpful. i am currently taking the animal pak and storm via big ant's workout beverage/cocktail. when i started working out again, i had a goal of losing 30lbs. in 12 weeks. i lost 11lb.s the first 4 weeks. it will probably start tapering off with the muscle gains so not losing 30lbs. will not discourage me. i plan on making this a permanent part of my lifestyle from here on out.

tao
11-14-07, 1:37 am
whats up? just an intro of myself. from ky. 36 train iron skills in traditional kung fu, muay thai and kali. have been using universal products for 10 years, the animal pak was first,of course, still use it daily. just started m-stak as of 3 years ago i give up using "chemistry" to make gains. i had aspirations of being a bodybuilder, ut i do not have the genetics and you cannot put 100% into bodybuilding and martial arts, one of them has to suffer so i made my choice and i don't regret it. i weight train to some degree 6 days a week, but only have 4 regular weight workouts a week, ie.bodybuilding/power style. i know to get the real info to come here, i feel i can be "animal" in my martial training.

Hybridtheory2o
11-14-07, 8:08 am
Yo fellas whats up. Just introducing myself...im cmac from upstate NY..been lifting on and off for about 5 years now and just recently started taking it a lot more seriously. Made some pretty decent gains doing so.

My current stats are

height 5'9
weight 187.5
waist 32
arms 17 1/4
chest 46
bf about 15-16%


currently on a quest to hit 200lbs this winter

cant think of anything else to put in here but im sure ill see you bros around here

Edit: forgot my age lol..im currently turning 22 this month

Puke
11-14-07, 10:58 am
This is Puke from the iron state PA. I'm a powerlifter. Lifting 12 years competed three. I lift in the IPA, and train in a hardcore basement gym where the music is loud and the chalk clouds the atmosphere. Right now Im getting ready for IPA Christmas Carnage where im preparing to hit my first competition raw 400 pound bench. Got the name from puking my guts out during heavy squat and bench training.

Theo
11-14-07, 11:13 am
Just wanted to stop in an introduce myself. I've been stopping in on the Forvm for quite some time and finally decided to register and get on board. I am a big-time hardgainer and have struggled for years to put on weight. I went through HS around 6' and all of 155-165lbs. I began lifting weights in HS, but never really took it seriously. I went on to play baseball in college and continued to not take it seriously. I finished college around 170lbs. soaking wet and kept working out aimlessly for years. It took me until my late 20's to really start taking it seriously, but my struggles to put on weight continued. I finally buckled down a couple years back (playing rugby at 180lbs. has a way of motivating) and put my diet in order and increased the intensity of my workouts. Even though I had to get used to force-feeding myself at times, I started knocking back 7-9 meals a day, and kept it as clean as possible. That tied in with getting my crap together in the weight room has helped me put on 20 hard earned lbs. in the past two years. The most significant gains came after I started on Animal products last Winter.

I'm glad to be on board with so many positive thinking people.

Name: Theo
Age: 34
Height: 6'
Weight: 200-205
Sports: Rugby
Goals for this off-season: Increase power, add 5-10 more lbs. before the Spring season

Mr. Dead
11-14-07, 3:30 pm
Mr. Dead from Rainier Washington. 39 y/o
I'm currently on the shelf for 4 weeks recovering from surgery, but after that, it's Game On!!
I plan on competing in my second contest August 2008, and this time, I won't have anything holding me back!!!

clint_pitts
11-14-07, 7:05 pm
Well - I have ben lurking for a few days. I like what I see. I like the dedication everyone here has, and I like the support everyone gives each other. The 11 rules for the forvm read like 11 rules or life as well.

My goal, unlike many here is not to be as big as I possibly can. Though I admire the intensity and dedication it takes for those who want to get there. I simply want to be in amazing shape. My body responds well when I eat healthy and when I workout, but I have never been able to maintian my commitments to make my body great.

I've checked out other websites BB.com and the like, but none of the people there showed the commitment to being the best that I see here. The support I see is great as well.

Here is the plan. Change my eating habits. I enjoy eating good food, I really don't eat a lot of sweets, but I do eat a lot of junk. I also drink a lot of soda. I need to cut that, and start drinking a lot more water. I do not have access to a gym for the next 3 months, so I plan to use those building a good base with basics like push-up, sit-ups, squats. (If anyone has a good workout please share) I want a physique that amazes people, and I'm starting to realize what it takes to get there. Definitely not what I've been doing.

When I am able to start lifting in the gym again, then I will add in the supplements. Any adive on what to use. I've researched a lot of them, and Animal Pak looks like th best choice, but is it really useful to someone who is not bulking and trying to be as big as possible. Are there better options or will I receive the benefits I am looking for from AnimalPak?

Thanks for the info. Look forward to hearing feedback.

widdlewade44
11-14-07, 7:11 pm
all new members of the Legion. Glad to have you and hit up a Henchmen or Watchmen if you have questions that the Search didn't find.

Be sure to check out the various training logs of the Legion.

Kevin
widdlewade44

jonnydunz
11-14-07, 10:57 pm
It's Jonnydunz outta Philly but livin in southaven,Ms right now. I got into bodybuilding really in college, but as the years have past didn't understand or know as much as I needed to in regards to nutrition and rest/recovery. Well I am ready to get back into this lifestyle and keep this lifestyle for the rest of my life. I got away from the life a few years ago and have missed it so much. My personal best was back in 1996 when I was overweight at 255lbs and bodyfat around 20%. Was able to get myself into pretty good shape at that time at 215lbs and 7%BF. This is by far the best site that I have been on and its the only one that I will live by. The information on here is outstanding and the Animals on here are incredible people. Everyone has something to share on here and it has helped me so much. Much love and respect to those in this lifestyle. This life is not for the weak at heart,mind,or soul. Peace

Indomitable Will
11-15-07, 2:49 pm
Hello everybody. After reading The Eleven Rules and browsing the forvm a bit, I decided this looked a place I would be interested in being a part of. So, here I am. I'm from the Northeastern US. I work for a landscaping company, however, this Saturday I am taking a civil service exam to get into the County Sheriff's Department.

I'm 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 203 lbs, and I'm trying to bulk as much as I can until March. I began working out consistently when I was 19. I weighed about 160 then. I look forward to learning and contributing whatever I can.

ryan10
11-15-07, 8:46 pm
wats up guys, im new here. I am 17, and started lifting about 6 moths ago. a little about me: i started out about 6 months ago at about 6' 235-240. my max bench then was about 185. i dont even know about dead lifts or squats. anyway, now, 6 months later i am about 6'1 and weighing in around 182 pounds. my max bench now is around 285, not a lot compared to most of you guys, but hey increasing my bench 100 lbs in 6 months is pretty good for me. anyway, i have been reading this site for inspiration for my lifts for the last month now and have finally decided to join up.
thanks guys.

Hop
11-16-07, 1:48 am
Sup Fellas its Hop, bodybuilding is what i bleed what i breath what i think, bodybuilding is me! My goal is to win the Arnold sometime down the road, then go to the Olympia.

ironjim87
11-16-07, 11:52 am
Hey guys, thanks for welcoming me into this awesome community that truly understands the hardore lifestyle of training, eating, and sleeping. That everytime we step into the gym is a no-holds-barred grudge match with the iron and that bullshitting and going through the motions is a deadly plague. We crush the iron and strive to stay in the zone for the entire workout while blocking off distractions like a dumbass talking for 15 minutes between sets about a stupid football game or his new ride. I can't stand people like that and cannot catch their pussy plague syndrome. To all animals I salute. Embrace this lifestyle! Hell yeah!!

ironjim87
11-16-07, 11:59 am
I, among many of you, entered this game with a purpose, and that was to get bigger in size. I was a skinny kid for my whole life and was bullied throughout elementary school and half of high school, until I hit the weights. I wanted to be stronger than those that pushed me down on the dirt, and make them cower at my presence. From this motivation, I simply fell in love with lifting. The feeling of the pump and getting bigger was the best feeling ever. Now, lifting is in my nature like eating, sleeping, and breathing is. I just try to improve/maintain my intensity in the gym and my lifts. That is the challenge I face. Another challenge is to get 6 meals a day in, but I only get 4-5 in a day. That pisses me off, but I am always striving to get those six meals a day in. I hope to get it down easily some day.

Start of bodybuilding: 7/04, weight: 140lbs. at 5'10''.
@7/05, weight: 165lbs.
@7/06, weight: 178lbs.@14% b.f.
@7/07, weight: 172lbs. @ 10% b.f.
today, I weigh 174 lbs. @ 12.5% b.f.
I'm disappointed with my progress, due to a lack of meals and poor consistency the past year. By being a member of animalpak.com, I will always get all my bodyparts in for the week and strive for 6 meals a day. I want to be 200lbs. by spring 2008.

hallde
11-16-07, 10:24 pm
whats up, i am pretty excited about finding this forum. My story is pretty simple, just got done with my college football carreer and am looking to get into the powerlifting world. I will graduate next fall with an exercise science degree from Moorhead State. I found this forum when I was looking for info on the difference between the stak 2, m stak, and the animal test and thought it looked like a cool group to be a part of. My current stats: ht. 5'10", wt. 210 lbs, bench 380 lbs, squat 515, dead lift 505.

tauras77
11-17-07, 9:24 am
Just got done reading the eleven rules and they are awesome, no bullshit, down to earth.
I am 31 and it has been 2 to 3 years since I have been in a gym. It has been a month and half now that i started going back. I used to use universal products but since the ban on andro i haven't used any since than. I had the best gains from the universal products. You can say that i have been lifting for about 5 years off and on but this time is different. Since going back to the gym i have never trained this intense before. Looking at the animal site seems to get me pumped for the gym. The whole dark and dirty look means that your here to lift not to tan or bs with other people about the day. I hope i can learn alot from the guys here.

widdlewade44
11-17-07, 9:28 am
and don't be strangers...The Legion is an awesome brotherhood. Peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

xpn
11-17-07, 5:21 pm
sup y'all my name is Guillaume im from canada (quebec) i made myself ready for my first bodybuilding contest in 7 mouth now so i bulk haha im 17 years old turn 18 in march and that's it

mgballa4life
11-17-07, 5:59 pm
hey guys i just joined last night.
ive been training for about a yr and a half
i originally started lifting to help me in basketball but ive gotten addicted to lifting so now im just doing it for personal gain
i was about 140 when i started lifting in june of '06 and now im weighing in at around 160.
im lookin forward to learning alot from you fellas and giving you some feedback from what i know since im majoring in kinesiology.
wish me luck and you will all hear from me soon.

Vendetta
11-18-07, 1:40 pm
Hey, so I have been training for about 6 years, competed a few times in local shows, as a light heavy. I'm a natty, all the way, I'm 5'6" and 225 offseason, and give or take 185 contest. Training is definitly the life for me. When others let you down, the iron is always there, keeping you grounded,it doenst matter if your huge or not, we are all part of the same game.

See ya there

MarlboroMan
11-18-07, 2:43 pm
Hey!

I came across some Animal literature back in time, but never took time to read sum... I went to gym for fun, to be with my friends - then after I got hooked on iron, I've read that literature - and it blowed me away - so here I am - determined to be an animal...
Great forum btw - hope I will learn a lot from you guys... Peace

B-Train
11-18-07, 5:07 pm
Hey all, Ryan here. I found this "forvm" after watching a few of Wraths' training videos. I am quite impressed with the site and the way its run. I have been lifting for about 5 years. 2 years ago I started training like it meant something to me. Right now I am about 210lb, not that lean but I am bulking so I don't care all that much. In two years I hope to compete in my first show. My weakest areas would be my shoulders and hamstrings. Anyways hope to contribute to the site with some quality posts, and look forward to making some new friends.

Lowdown5
11-18-07, 5:09 pm
Welcome to all. Make sure to read J-Dawgs Eleven rules and show respect and this will be a great place to learn, teach and get better.

Thug9
11-18-07, 8:10 pm
wuzza fellaz. I just became a fan of animal products, good freakin products. i was referred here by universalRep i believe it was from bb.com forum. I'll be here checking things out and learning from ya'll. peaceout!

jer
11-18-07, 8:18 pm
What's up Animals?

The names Jer, been a member of a few boards over the years, seems like most turn into a bunch of BS. I like the no BS attitude and approach that this forum is about. Hope to learn and hear some inspiring and motivational thoughts and ideas around here.

Been lifting for about 8 years now. Got a little bit of a late start, but got hooked right off the bat. Don't THINK I'll ever compete, but just really dig the lifestyle that bodybuilding is.

Love to move the heavy slag.

RUFighter1
11-18-07, 10:46 pm
Hey whats up fellow brothers. My name is DJ and im a ex powerlifter turned MMA fighter. Currently 19 and a freshman at Rutgers University. I started my own journey, like many of you, in H.S. for sports. When i started, i was at 105lb, %11 bodyfat, at 5'10. My strength was even less impressive with a 65lb max bench. Three years later, 175lb at %7-8 bodyfat and a max of 335lb bench, 485lb deadlift, and a 465lb squat all of the lifts raw, and all at 6 foot even. I switched into fighting currently and im going to be fighting for the new rutgers Muay Thai and Brazilian Jui Jitsu team. Luckily, the guys at animal were supportive in my new found journey and are helping me out alot this season. Representing what it means to be an animal, not only in the gym, but now the octagon, is such a great privilage. I am proud of who i am, and i know i am my own creator. I'll be keeping a post on my own personal fighting journey for others to follow. Feel free to toss in input, or a little kick in the ass for those 6am training sessions. Until then, be easy fellas..

temp
11-19-07, 12:19 am
hi everyone, i have been lifting for the past three years, current stats are squat 405, dead 535, bench 315 at bodyweight of 220. goal: get stronger. hope to contribute from my experience and learn as much as i can.

ronald1919
11-19-07, 12:07 pm
sup,

I am 21, haven't missed a workout since I was 17. Actually overtrained for a good year or two and wasnt dieting properly ( read: wasnt taking nearly enough calories to build muscles). Got hooked on Animal pak last summer, followed hardcore workout plan and about 7-8 meals a day and my muscle gains were exponential. I am 5'10, my bodyweight is currently 190 with 11%bodyfat. I added about 20 pounds of muscles since the summer started. I have naturally big biceps but underdeveloped triceps. I look much stronger than I really am, my stats are 290 bench, 350 squat, 370 deadlift.

Goal= get to 200 and increase my strenght.

SpartanWarrior
11-19-07, 5:10 pm
Hey Animals whats up, i have been lifting for about 3 1/2 yrs now started late, i just now started using Animal products well just ordered Animal Cuts and Animal Pak, I'm 6,1 225lb and want to get down to 200lb so i hope Animal cuts can help out, then after that i will bulk again, but i have been looking in the forum, in what section do people talk about what supps they are using and so on. And i just saw in here that 22 year old bodybuilder Dan Puckett died i have been trying to search on how he died, did the autopsy report say how?

Angst
11-19-07, 5:20 pm
Welcome aboard guys, looking forward to your contributions.

victore
11-20-07, 1:09 pm
Hey the moderator said I should post-up and introduce myself..so here it is. I am kicking it here in Seatown. I have been lifting since highschool, but only started getting serious this last year. My work buddy Rhys got me to check out this forum, and it was a great lead. There is a ton of information here, and I am trying to sift through it a bit. Since I am a racer my goals are a bit different with lifting. I am trying to gain the most amount of strength with the least amount of size. I pretty much am trying to keep a year round shred/cut with low bf. I think I may try to keep a log on it because I am going to be trying to figure out how to push some weight while maintaining 145lbs-165lbs. I'll be glad to hear feed back. Thanks guys...

culturista
11-20-07, 7:05 pm
hello , i am just a regular guy who lives , eats and breaths bodybuilding . is great to be part of this legion .

Gehlbach!
11-20-07, 8:36 pm
Hey A N I M A L S!!! Brand new to the game, was in the military and never really lifted any weight. Did a lot of BW stuff, of course. After military get a job as a C.O. and decided I needed to get bigger. Started lifting a couple months ago and now Im addicted. Cant wait to start some of these packs and train with some of you guys!

CageUrielkin
11-21-07, 2:07 am
My name is Cage.
Located over here in Arizona.
I've always been a fan the site. Being a mesomorph child Ive been a decent size since I was 16. Ive walked around at very lean 200 since then and I'm only 5'10", not bad, but not good, just a start I suppose. Now 3 years later, and after 8 months of being homeless I lost 30 pounds of muscle. I got shit together and stopped living in the wild(not by choice with the later) and Ive built myself back up to 184 after 3 weeks. This sites been a good supplement to my mentality along with my stint in the wilderness. Its funny, you'd think being back in civilization would be welcoming thought to anyone. But something changed in me and even after 3 weeks I have to sleep on the floor. The only salvation I've found from my prison is in the depths of my mind and in the depths of the gym. At first I thought maybe I had lost a little something upstairs. Then I came to realize I had only woken up. So many people go from day to day in their monotonous routines content in their own rhetoric. They said pity on me, pity on the poor homeless boy who had nothing... How sad, they will never know how truly the situation is. Pity on me? No thank you, save the pity for yourself. Now that I am aware of how staggeringly ignorant they are I train even harder. For awhile I thought I was alone until by chance I happened across the site. I began reading and I came across another startling revelation, I was not alone. There were others who felt the same restlessness inside. Others who see the world as I do. Another stronger form of inspiration grew inside me, one that grows stronger with every second of the day. An inspiration that cannot be broken by the constant barrage of redundant distractions that afflicts this culture like a plague.
This is the place to for me.
This is my home.
I will never be tamed again.
Because now, I truly am an animal.

AC-Slayer
11-21-07, 11:45 am
Hello everyone, its AC here in AZ.

A little about myself:

Age: 21
Job: Sales Associate
School: ASU (Tempe)

I've been lifting for about 2 years now, looking to bulk up to 200lbs this "winter". (AZ doesn't really have winters). This site has been great in keeping motivated and knoweldgable. Keep up the good work guys.

Universal Rep
11-21-07, 11:58 am
My name is Cage.
Located over here in Arizona.
I've always been a fan the site. Being a mesomorph child Ive been a decent size since I was 16. Ive walked around at very lean 200 since then and I'm only 5'10", not bad, but not good, just a start I suppose. Now 3 years later, and after 8 months of being homeless I lost 30 pounds of muscle. I got shit together and stopped living in the wild(not by choice with the later) and Ive built myself back up to 184 after 3 weeks. This sites been a good supplement to my mentality along with my stint in the wilderness. Its funny, you'd think being back in civilization would be welcoming thought to anyone. But something changed in me and even after 3 weeks I have to sleep on the floor. The only salvation I've found from my prison is in the depths of my mind and in the depths of the gym. At first I thought maybe I had lost a little something upstairs. Then I came to realize I had only woken up. So many people go from day to day in their monotonous routines content in their own rhetoric. They said pity on me, pity on the poor homeless boy who had nothing... How sad, they will never know how truly the situation is. Pity on me? No thank you, save the pity for yourself. Now that I am aware of how staggeringly ignorant they are I train even harder. For awhile I thought I was alone until by chance I happened across the site. I began reading and I came across another startling revelation, I was not alone. There were others who felt the same restlessness inside. Others who see the world as I do. Another stronger form of inspiration grew inside me, one that grows stronger with every second of the day. An inspiration that cannot be broken by the constant barrage of redundant distractions that afflicts this culture like a plague.
This is the place to for me.
This is my home.
I will never be tamed again.
Because now, I truly am an animal.


Hello everyone, its AC here in AZ.

A little about myself:

Age: 21
Job: Sales Associate
School: ASU (Tempe)

I've been lifting for about 2 years now, looking to bulk up to 200lbs this "winter". (AZ doesn't really have winters). This site has been great in keeping motivated and knoweldgable. Keep up the good work guys.

Welcome. Some good fellas in AZ: http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=11636

james.b.2000
11-21-07, 2:58 pm
animals, i'm James from London
i'm 18, in my last year of school and have been training for about 4 years now.

i train mostly for rugby- ie. strength weight and speed, but aesthetics too, because it's life.

can't think of too much more to say. other than it's good to find somewhere to be able to dig for some advice and help out a brother etc.

peace

jakeman
11-22-07, 6:21 am
I've only been training for 4 years and got a late start at it. I am 50 and really enjoying lifting. Also looking foward to some great advice from this forum.

Martial.Spirit
11-22-07, 2:09 pm
Hi All,

My real Name is Iavor Zayn, 21 y.o. from Bulgaria, Sofia city,
I`ve been training martial arts for 10years. I workout to achieve my goal, to have the shape that i want to, to get bigger. That`s what i do since 2002.
But for a month now i wanna step on a whole new level. Now i`m 183cm (6foot), 82kg(181pounds), about 6-7% body fats.
My first step is to reach 85kg(187.39pounds) or more pure muscles till Christmas.

Good luck to all

NO PAIN ??!?!? NO GAIN !!!!!!

hayden_28
11-22-07, 7:04 pm
gday all,
glad to be on board, been training for just over a year now and not looking back.

widdlewade44
11-22-07, 7:06 pm
to all our newest members of the FORVM. Welcome home.

Kevin
widdlewade44

Brockw.
11-22-07, 10:12 pm
Hi Guys, I've been a reader of the site for a long time, and I've decided to finally sign up and slowly start getting involved.

I'm 22, 6'0, 240. I used to play college football, but because of some broken bones and a burst appendix, I shut it down and decided to just focus on getting my degree. So now I'm 100% healthy and football is not an option, I think Bodybuilding is for me.

After Christmas, I'm going to start the Ketogenic Diet. I've spent the last couple months reading everything I can find here on the forum about it, and elsewhere on the net. I think it is a good fit for me. I want to get down to 190, then start a bulk. I've got my Animal Paks, and cuts, and I can't WAIT to get started.

cheers,
brock

ldskenpo
11-23-07, 1:31 am
WELCOME ALL!!! Glad to have you here, look around , contribute, start a log of your journey.
we could always use more brothers and sisters.

Adrian Andras
11-24-07, 10:55 am
I'm Adrian Andras, and I'm here to be the biggest fucking Animal I can be.

JackG
11-24-07, 3:29 pm
Well, guess I'm the new guy again. First real animal product I tried was animal flex for my elbow. I play college baseball in the St. Louis area but I'm red-shirting this year. Currently rehabing from tommy john surgery and lifting legs/core until I'm allowed to do upper-body again.

Arbel
11-25-07, 4:41 pm
My name is Arbel and i'm 19 years old from israel.
been in the game for about 4 years now ,still fresh ,but i hope i'll prove over time i'm not a total newbee.

from what i see this place is amazing as far as bodybuilding forums go,And thats great news for me ,since support is hard to find in isarel ,the sport of bodybuilding is a litle behind here ,but there's stiil a half decent sceane going on.

sorry if i miss spell anything or if there is something worng with my grammer ,english is a secend lingo for me , so i might have some trouble.

peace and god bless
Arbel

born0withno0soul
11-25-07, 5:00 pm
welcome. you are right when saying this is the best bodybuilding forum on the net, but its also for powerlifters as well. im not a member of anything else. you will find some great information here that will help you along

GettinFit07
11-25-07, 9:14 pm
Hey fellas
My name is Codi and i'm not here to mess around. I'm 14 and totally determined to gain muscle mass and lose weight with the support of you guys. I play alot of sports and try to keep active everyday. I weighed 215 and thought to myself wow that's alot and unhealthy i am now at 185. My sisteres boyfriend showed me this website and he said he could help and that this website would help me so he made me an account. I grew up with a wonderfull family and i'm going to admit that kids did make fun of me. It didn't stop me though i'm determined to reach my goal of 150 or a little lower. I'm not doing this for other people i'm doing it fro myself. And i'm here to get the help and advice of you guys. I repsect you guys. I've read the ruled to this website and i've read a lot of things in here and its nice to know alot of you guys here are into this for support of others. Man just support me give me advice help me keep it up whatever you guys got can help. I just lifted today with my this guy who showed me the website and gave me a lot of tips yea i'm sore but it's worth it and it feels good. I'm so energized about this thing. So support guyz i'm here to strengthen my life and become a better stronger girl than i am. I'm not here to be better than anyone else i'm here to become successful and be able to learn new things and be stronger. I put my mind to this and its not a game i'm taking this seriously. So whatever you want to say that could help go ahead and say it i could use all advice and support i can get. I've made a promise to you and myself and i'm determined to do whatever i can do get off my lazy butt and workout and lose a few pounds. i'm bound determined.

Gehlbach!
11-25-07, 9:35 pm
Hey fellas
My name is Codi and i'm not here to mess around. I'm 14 and totally determined to gain muscle mass and lose weight with the support of you guys. I play alot of sports and try to keep active everyday. I weighed 215 and thought to myself wow that's alot and unhealthy i am now at 185. My sisteres boyfriend showed me this website and he said he could help and that this website would help me so he made me an account. I grew up with a wonderfull family and i'm going to admit that kids did make fun of me. It didn't stop me though i'm determined to reach my goal of 150 or a little lower. I'm not doing this for other people i'm doing it fro myself. And i'm here to get the help and advice of you guys. I repsect you guys. I've read the ruled to this website and i've read a lot of things in here and its nice to know alot of you guys here are into this for support of others. Man just support me give me advice help me keep it up whatever you guys got can help. I just lifted today with my this guy who showed me the website and gave me a lot of tips yea i'm sore but it's worth it and it feels good. I'm so energized about this thing. So support guyz i'm here to strengthen my life and become a better stronger girl than i am. I'm not here to be better than anyone else i'm here to become successful and be able to learn new things and be stronger. I put my mind to this and its not a game i'm taking this seriously. So whatever you want to say that could help go ahead and say it i could use all advice and support i can get. I've made a promise to you and myself and i'm determined to do whatever i can do get off my lazy butt and workout and lose a few pounds. i'm bound determined.




Good Luck in everything you do in life and lifting and meeting your goals! AND YEAH WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! Call on us when you need anything!

BoomCrane
11-26-07, 9:35 pm
Hey fellas, I'm brand new to the Animal Pak. I hadn't been in the gym for awhile. Approximately four months ago, I got serious. I wouldn't have joined up with the Pak unless I was serious. I lift for myself and to improve my capabilities at my career as a firefighter. 4 months ago I was 165 lbs. at 6'0". After changing my diet and educating myself with literature by Pavel, I am now 182 lbs. I look better and feel great. This is just the beginning!

Carpe Diem P.T
11-27-07, 8:27 am
it feels comforting to be amongst freaks like myself that live and breathe anything gym and health related, without all the poxy p.c crap that comes along with it in popular mags!

Carpe Diem - seize the day as you probably all know. Its how i like to live my life every single day. If a day passes where i have not bettered myself physically or mentally in even the slightest way, that is a day i have failed myself.

I am 27 and from Australia. I am running a gym from down in my basement and dont have all the fancy gear, but i have the determination to get myself there and point others in the right direction. I became a personal trainer initially because i had so many questions and all the replies i got were vague and maybe's. I dont want to 'piss in the wind' and be some mindless gym junkie- I want to do it right and as hard as i freakin can.

As soon as i saw this website i knew i had to show everyone i knew that shares my passion. So much refreshing advice. So many quotes that grab you by the shirt and slap you in the face. I have spent days sitting here reading these articles, the journey and all the forum entries. Its so awesome to hear about everyones experiences even down to the smallest details because there are so many i can relate to. I am a junkie for knowledge and this forum and website seem to be my fix.

ghost
11-27-07, 8:47 am
great to see you have found your fellow freaks Carpe....glad to have you around man.! hit em heavy n hit em hard brother.

TheDarkHalf
11-27-07, 10:03 am
Since I'm a new member I figured I'd go ahead and post here - do the good ole intro.

I'm a 22 yr old male - I am 5'11'', 195lbs, and have 14-15% body fat. I've been lifting weights on and off since I turned 18 and have been on a solid workout routine since I turned 20.

I just recently finished my first cycle of pak, nitro, and pump - I was delighted in the added definition I received in the gym (as well as an increase in my weights) from this great line of products.

This week i'm starting a totally new workout (a blend of workouts 8 and 10 in the training section) and a new cycle (adding cuts and m-stak). I'm so sore from yesterday's workout - greatest feeling ever!

What I'm really shooting for increased definition and mass, while being able to cut off some fat and possibly rock out some abs.

Anyways that's all!

houseofpain
11-27-07, 10:55 am
sup guys. I'm 17 and im fairly new to the game. i got started because of lacrosse. my coach made us start lifting for pre season. it was all good for a while, but then it took on a life of its own. to be honest, i think of lacrosse as secondary compared to my passion for bodybuilding. right now, i'm at 195 with more bodyfat then id like. my chest grows very slowly and i have trouble making it grow, no matter what i do. on the other hand, my arms grow like weeds very easily. By my senior year id like to be around 210 and either maintain or lose some bodyfat. right now, competing is not an option. however in the future, id like to compete. any suggestions you guys wanna throw my way are more then welcome. thanks brothers

peace

simpleguy
11-27-07, 1:00 pm
Welcome everyone on board, it's good to have some new blood around... hopefully you'll enjoy this

MNfreak
11-27-07, 2:19 pm
sup guys. I'm 17 and im fairly new to the game. i got started because of lacrosse. my coach made us start lifting for pre season. it was all good for a while, but then it took on a life of its own. to be honest, i think of lacrosse as secondary compared to my passion for bodybuilding. right now, i'm at 195 with more bodyfat then id like. my chest grows very slowly and i have trouble making it grow, no matter what i do. on the other hand, my arms grow like weeds very easily. By my senior year id like to be around 210 and either maintain or lose some bodyfat. right now, competing is not an option. however in the future, id like to compete. any suggestions you guys wanna throw my way are more then welcome. thanks brothers

peace

you have lots of time

Riesjs
11-27-07, 2:28 pm
To all the new guys out there posting on this thread...MAKE SURE you check out "the board". A great opportunity to meet up with fellow Animals from your area!

biodarwin
11-27-07, 3:18 pm
Hey everyone, my name is Jeremy and I live in Indianapolis, IN ( For 5 more weeks, then moving to Louisiana ) I am currently working out pretty hard in anticipation of MMA fights next year. So far I have went from a weak 300 lbs to a still weak but getting there 245lbs. I used to fight about 8 years ago, but got caught with my career and everything else, turning 21 and partying. I gained about 100 lbs over the last 3 years and I am working hard to get back down to size. After 3 months of weight training (First time lifiting) my current 1RM looks like:

360 Deadlift
275 Squat
215 Bench

Pretty weak I know but I am working on it! Gl to all of you and your goals.

ThaiFighter
11-27-07, 4:08 pm
New here from the great state of Washington! I'm pumped to be a part of this great site!!

TheBigDaddy
11-27-07, 11:29 pm
I'm 40 years old and have gotten back into the iron game after a fairly long hiatus (~8 years). Career, marriage, and being a father of three children took over my life. I resumed casual training about two years ago and started hitting it hard about 4 months ago. I became interested in this forum because I recently started using Animal Pak and love it! It's one of the few products I've used (past and present) where I actually feel a difference. So much so, I now buy Animal Flex to help with my joints. Now I'm looking into other Animal products to round out my nutrition and supplementation regimen.

Arbel
11-28-07, 2:53 pm
Hey everyone, my name is Jeremy and I live in Indianapolis, IN ( For 5 more weeks, then moving to Louisiana ) I am currently working out pretty hard in anticipation of MMA fights next year. So far I have went from a weak 300 lbs to a still weak but getting there 245lbs. I used to fight about 8 years ago, but got caught with my career and everything else, turning 21 and partying. I gained about 100 lbs over the last 3 years and I am working hard to get back down to size. After 3 months of weight training (First time lifiting) my current 1RM looks like:

360 Deadlift
275 Squat
215 Bench

Pretty weak I know but I am working on it! Gl to all of you and your goals.



your never weak.
your stronger now then your first day in the gym right ? then you are allready on the right way.numbers come with time...and they mean jack shit anyway.it's all about building a better body ,not about moveing iron from A to B


props for makeing a change with your self ,i mayself was i fat kid, if you ever need any help ,i'm here for you .



rember , ALL WE GOT IS US ...

peace and god bless
Arbel

mbrennan85
11-28-07, 10:11 pm
Wut up legion? I just wanted to reintroduce myself. I used to be on here as usafpimp85 but I cant log on to that screenname anymore. So I just wanted to say wut up and send respect to everyone. Ill be around here more often, its good to be back.
22 yrs old
180 pds
425 dl
225 bp
315 squat

only improving from here.

DaveK
11-28-07, 10:50 pm
Hello Legion

Thanks very much for allowing me into the membership! Looking forward to giving and receiving a lot of great and valuble information. I am a police officer in the suburbs of Philly. I guess you could call me an old guy. Been in the game since 1979, I competed on and off but never stopped training hard. Just got back into it after a 10 year hiatus while I coached my boys football teams and got them to the HS level. Now I'm back hittin it harder than ever. I got a 5 - 7 year plan and puttin all my eggs in a basket to see how far I can go. I qualified for the nationals this year so I'm even more motivated. Did four shows this year winning one and finishing no lower than 5th. This is the first time I've participated in a forum so I am definitly a rookie and may need some guidence. Again, thank you and I looking forward to giving and getting the most out of this site that I can. I gotta lot of work to do in the off season and I'm looking forward to it. Thanks again.

foxhoundbb
11-29-07, 2:30 am
Hey whats up guys my name is Gus im 21 years old 6'0 and im from El Paso, Texas. I used to be really overweight (295) when I was 19 and of course really depressed. I would party alot and would drink myself stupid at the bars and clubs (fake id). Well one day I just got tired of it and just told myself that I needed a life change. Well here I am 2 years later at 195 and at 15% bf. Ive quit partying and drinking. All I do is go to work and then hit the gym. Ive actually been reading the boards a while I just never got around to joining. Well here I am and actually regretting not joining earlier. Im glad I found a place where there are people like me who just want to improve themselves and go to the gym and live the animal lifestyle. Well its an honor to finally join the animal forum.

norrim1
11-29-07, 3:29 am
Hey whats up guys my name is Gus im 21 years old 6'0 and im from El Paso, Texas. I used to be really overweight (295) when I was 19 and of course really depressed. I would party alot and would drink myself stupid at the bars and clubs (fake id). Well one day I just got tired of it and just told myself that I needed a life change. Well here I am 2 years later at 195 and at 15% bf. Ive quit partying and drinking. All I do is go to work and then hit the gym. Ive actually been reading the boards a while I just never got around to joining. Well here I am and actually regretting not joining earlier. Im glad I found a place where there are people like me who just want to improve themselves and go to the gym and live the animal lifestyle. Well its an honor to finally join the animal forum.

You made a great choice by changing things around for yourself. You will find a very friendly and supportive envoirnment here. Familarize yourself with the rules and welcome to the Forum. Good luck on your journey my friend!

Lowdown5
11-29-07, 6:02 am
Welcome to all the new cats. Make sure to read J-Dawgs Eleven Rules, show respect and conduct yourself as adults. No bashing allowed and if you ask for advice, even if you don't like it remember you asked. If you need any help let us know, we want you to succeed.

Squirt
11-29-07, 9:14 am
Hey All,

I am kinda new to all this hard body stuff. I am a PE & Health teacher who had a recent mental kick in the ass to get rid of some mean fat and get hard. For a short time I became a "big girl" in a not so good kind of way. Now I am small enough to be called squirt but hard ass enough to climb all the way to the top of the ropes in gym class, LOL, if you know what I am saying. I have asperations of doing my first figure contest within the next few years and maybe a power lifting comp somewhere in there. A few of you out there already know me. If you know McFly, I am the lady at his side.

Keep Hard and Keep Strong All, You Rock

Squirt

McFly
11-29-07, 9:52 am
Hey All,

I am kinda new to all this hard body stuff. I am a PE & Health teacher who had a recent mental kick in the ass to get rid of some mean fat and get hard. For a short time I became a "big girl" in a not so good kind of way. Now I am small enough to be called squirt but hard ass enough to climb all the way to the top of the ropes in gym class, LOL, if you know what I am saying. I have asperations of doing my first figure contest within the next few years and maybe a power lifting comp somewhere in there. A few of you out there already know me. If you know McFly, I am the lady at his side.

Keep Hard and Keep Strong All, You Rock

Squirt


oh boy, look who it is. Yes squirt has made a HUGE body transformation. lost about 60 pounds of fat, dropped at least 10 pants sizes, went from Larges to extra-smalls. people don't recognize her or go nuts when they see her. she is a hard working girl who teaches, coaches up and down the eastern seaboard and finds time to train sometimes alone or with the "Delaware Crew" lol....and she's not scared of heavy weight, hence why she rolls with me BigAl, his girl and the rest of us.

Tainted Glory
11-29-07, 10:41 am
What's up fellas...

My name is Mike and I'm from Totowa, NJ. I got into the scene about a year ago when I woke up and realized my 5'11 145lbs frame wasn't cutting it. I hit the internet to research general weightlifting and was instantly attracted to the bodybuilding aspect of the sport. Fast forward to today, a little less than a year since that first day at the gym, and I'm still 5'11, but hover around the 180lbs mark. My progress has been great so far and I can't wait to see just how far I can take this. I may not be the strongest or biggest, but I'm willing to take any and all advice. I look forward to meeting and learning from this site. It looks awesome.

John-TNS
11-29-07, 11:50 am
Hey all I am 23 from Huntsville Texas and have been lifting for about 18 months. The past 6 months I have decided to get serious about it. I made a post in the diet section to get me started! YEAHH BUDDY

sackoffilth
11-29-07, 2:24 pm
i met a guy yesterday from brockport who said he posted here... names matt pm me if you see this

IrishMonster
11-29-07, 4:59 pm
Yo whats goin on my fellow comrads!?
Iam new to this site so i figured id introduce myself. The names Bruce iam 22 years old, 6'2 300lbs, iam a current powerlifter out of Pittsburgh home of the steel curtain!!! I joined up with you boys from animal pak so i can get some new insight on sport supplements and secrets to success! Iam a current record holder in the burgh area for bench press but i totally respect the world of bodybuilding! But its nice to be part of this crowd of animals and cant wait to get more into it! I recently suffered a complete tear of my ACL and a minor tear of my MCL so i wouldt be competing for a while and i find this a perfect time to grow a little bit larger!

Bench Press- 550
Deadlift- 610
Squat- 685

Kruper
11-29-07, 9:24 pm
Hey everyone. This is Kruper from good old Chicago. I'm 26 years old, 6'2", and about 210 and have been in and out of the gym for several years. Only for the past year and a half have I really been hitting the iron hard. I've read tons of post on several different forums but this is the first time posting. I have already learned so much from all of you and respect all you guys. I'll catch up with you later.

Michael Corleone
11-30-07, 3:47 am
Hey fellas,
I live in Japan and the local coffee shop guy pushed me to stop f***ing around and get serious about my workouts. Four days into M-Stak/Animal Pak cycle and broke four PBs today.
Current: 172 lb, 6' 2", 19% BF Aim: 200 lbs, 14% BF
One day I'll look back at this post and I'll be there with a whole lot of new goals to achieve. Keep pushing it fellas, we're all Animals with goals to reach and more to make. Peace.

radford0222
11-30-07, 7:04 am
Hi, Dale is the name, iron is my (new) game. Retired US Navy Senior Chief. Just turned 70. Looking to bench press for records (someday). My new training partners think I can do OK for an old fart. They are (are you ready?) -- Paul Wrenn (that's right- Paul Wrenn). If you aren't familiar with the name, Google it. Other partner (lesser known) is Charlie Greene. He too can be found via Google but it takes some looking. If they think I've got it, I guess I've got it. See
ya!! Bye from Clarksville, TN.

sweetjane57
11-30-07, 6:49 pm
Hello BOYZ
My name is Natalie....and YES I am an ANIMAL GAL :) From CHI-TOWN. 28 years old. Just paying my respects.....I have been a fan since day 1 of MY journey!!!!!

Elite
11-30-07, 7:02 pm
Hello BOYZ
My name is Natalie....and YES I am an ANIMAL GAL :) From CHI-TOWN. 28 years old. Just paying my respects.....I have been a fan since day 1 of MY journey!!!!!

Welcome to the Forvm Nat. Its allways good seeing the ladies joining up and adding some extra class. Your not alone, quite a few girls here who know their stuff and hold their own. Any q's then feel free to express, its a tight unit here, who all strive for eachother...

BigAnt
11-30-07, 7:02 pm
Hello Legion

Thanks very much for allowing me into the membership! Looking forward to giving and receiving a lot of great and valuble information. I am a police officer in the suburbs of Philly. I guess you could call me an old guy. Been in the game since 1979, I competed on and off but never stopped training hard. Just got back into it after a 10 year hiatus while I coached my boys football teams and got them to the HS level. Now I'm back hittin it harder than ever. I got a 5 - 7 year plan and puttin all my eggs in a basket to see how far I can go. I qualified for the nationals this year so I'm even more motivated. Did four shows this year winning one and finishing no lower than 5th. This is the first time I've participated in a forum so I am definitly a rookie and may need some guidence. Again, thank you and I looking forward to giving and getting the most out of this site that I can. I gotta lot of work to do in the off season and I'm looking forward to it. Thanks again.
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SEE THIS GUY RIGHT HERE...DAVE K...He and I competed with the AAU against each
other---WAY BACK IN THE DAY--IN THE 90'S!

And he comes back better than ever, we also did the NPC Mt Valley together, and the next week, he improved his physique (which he was dead on for the Mt Valley) and placed very well at the Tough NPC East Coast!

Welcome Dave!

Sign up for the NJ Gathering under living for next week!

WeeMan
12-02-07, 11:31 am
im keiran, 18, from scotland and been training for about a year now, i had been rock climbing but ran out of money, time, patience and interest for it! my friend suggested i come and train in the gym he built in his garden so one summer evening i went along. 4 of us trained for about 20 minutes before i passed out doing bent-over rows, came too, threw up, and was hooked, i couldent wait to get back to that gym!

John. K
12-02-07, 3:25 pm
Hello brothers.
My name is Ivan, or John (that's english version of saying it). I am form Vilnius, Lithuania, though I am Russian. I started lifting two month ago, and to tell the truth I am quite happy with my results. I'm 22 years old, 6'0", and about 173 lbs. Looking forward to achieve new goals and keep those muscles growing. Love and peace brothers. \/

lifterkid17
12-02-07, 4:35 pm
hey guys my name is nick.. i just started training hard about a year ago before football season. I am 18 5'10 about 180 pounds and i just graduated and i am always lookin for new tips on how to improve my power. so if anyones got sumtin for me just hit me up,thanks

nycpunisher
12-02-07, 4:46 pm
i started working out in high school. 1998, im never going to stop, i have my lows and down economic, but im a security gurd. im 5'10 200lb and getting there..i been taking animal pak since 1999, from there on thats my supplemens now looking to get the animal test. cant wait.. ...

svt04
12-02-07, 7:37 pm
Yo everyone, My name is Joe and I'm about 6ft tall and weigh about 195. I started working out in August because I weighed about 235. I was in a bad spot for a while broke up with my girl and started drinking a lot. So I turned around and made a life change. Been reading the forums for a while and decided to join. Hopefully I can reach my goal down the line.

mblizzm
12-02-07, 7:53 pm
i am a sponge, here to absorb.

living in the mid-west and going to do the state show this summer, before the nationals. i am 6'3" and 280lbs. about 12 to 15 percent bf. i'm on a massive gain right now, 12lbs. in the last 5 weeks. pushing for 300+ by the end of january, we'll see.

soulspline
12-02-07, 9:00 pm
hi there fellas!
this is Harvey Bunda, im just starti'n up my journey to glory will post some training ill be doin' and the packs i will be using... nuff said lets start trainin!

Flawless
12-03-07, 8:01 am
Hey fellas, recently been doing research for workouts, been using a few universal products, figured I might as well sign up and join in the discussions.

I am 31 years old, and for the first time I am trying to do more than just get into shape. I'm sure I'll see ya around the boards. Good luck in all your goals!

mricozzi153
12-03-07, 10:17 am
30 years old, 5'8" 220 lbs BF ? too much prob in 20's uuuughhh

Hey everyone I am glad to say I am getting back to Bodybuilding. I am ready to get back into it hardcore. I have more knowledge now than before, but am stumbled as to where to begin. I have had a long layoff since some hard training while single and in the military. I am now a cop, married, two kids, mortgage etc, you get my point. Well needless to say my last few attempts at getting back to training have been less than memorable, and I have been plagued by injuries in the past six years (2 broken legs, and 2 car accidents (one pretty serious), all while at work thankfully. Along with some personal pitfalls this has left me unmotivated, depressed, stressed out and I have finally come to the reality that I am now just a fat guy who used to work out and look good. I want to be that guy again not just for myself, but for my wife and kids, I do not want to be the Dad who gets winded or worse after 5 min outside playing ball with my kids (2 very active boys). I want to be able to get out and teach them all about sports and health as I was taught at a young age. Also with my dangerous job I need to be in better shape in case I might need to save someones life or that of my own someday. I have tried many times to get back into the BB life and keep up with info on this site and many others and in mags, I have also started to take a personal training course. But, I still just seem so confused as to where to start myself. I want to get bigger (massive lean mass), but right now I have way to much BF% prob in 20's. SO I do not know If I should do a cutting type diet or a lean mass / fat loss diet. Also training I love hardcore lifting and it seems in my stage and condition I need somewhat of a beginner whole body approach?

If this should be posted in another area please let me know I am desperate. I have been on this iste and others many times and mostly find diets for guys bulking, but not much on guys already big, needing to lose some fat but mainitain size. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Xtasy
12-03-07, 12:24 pm
YO! I`m Ian... From ottawa, canada!

I just got serious into training this year, tried a few supplements but the animal line is by far the best!

18 years old
185 LBS
5''10 :D

i need to reduce my bodyfat by at least 5% :(

Lowdown5
12-03-07, 12:39 pm
Welcome to all, make sure to read J-Dawgs Eleven rules, use the search button and be respectful and you will all find this to be a great place!

Hardcore_vampire
12-04-07, 10:29 am
Hi brothers!! I'm Jonathan from India. I'm new in this game. I've been training for 3 months now and am improving every week. I'd like to hear all kinds of advices or suggestions from u guys out there.

Brick By Brick
12-04-07, 11:31 am
Hey all - I'm a 36 year old mother of a beautiful baby boy. I got back into lifting and later, strongman(woman?) training after I had my son in February of this year. I live in a little town, I train by myself in my garage-all free weights-or at a little gym locally. I'm not a bodybuilder, I concentrate on powerlifting and general physical preparedness in my training. I just started taking Animal Pak vitamins, and I love them. This site is one of the few I've found that has a philosophy as serious and no-nonsense as my own, so I had to check out the Forvm. I look forward to learning as much as possible about training strategies and all aspects of the Iron Life. Thanks for having me!

krazyassmexican
12-04-07, 11:32 am
Hey all - I'm a 36 year old mother of a beautiful baby boy. I got back into lifting and later, strongman(woman?) training after I had my son in February of this year. I live in a little town, I train by myself in my garage-all free weights-or at a little gym locally. I'm not a bodybuilder, I concentrate on powerlifting and general physical preparedness in my training. I just started taking Animal Pak vitamins, and I love them. This site is one of the few I've found that has a philosophy as serious and no-nonsense as my own, so I had to check out the Forvm. I look forward to learning as much as possible about training strategies and all aspects of the Iron Life. Thanks for having me!

another lady in our army!
welcome home
lady

keep it animal
and enjoy your journey!

Meat Puppet
12-04-07, 12:07 pm
I'm the epitome of a hardgainer. I took weight gainer, and lost 10 lbs. I'm the guy you see in the corner of the gym Mon-Fri hitting the weights like I'm the only on in there. I've been lifting for 9 years, and I'm here to learn more. And just maybe, I can help some other hardgainer's out there.

Brute
12-04-07, 12:08 pm
Hey all - I'm a 36 year old mother of a beautiful baby boy. I got back into lifting and later, strongman(woman?) training after I had my son in February of this year. I live in a little town, I train by myself in my garage-all free weights-or at a little gym locally. I'm not a bodybuilder, I concentrate on powerlifting and general physical preparedness in my training. I just started taking Animal Pak vitamins, and I love them. This site is one of the few I've found that has a philosophy as serious and no-nonsense as my own, so I had to check out the Forvm. I look forward to learning as much as possible about training strategies and all aspects of the Iron Life. Thanks for having me!

Cool. Welcome!

jonnydunz
12-04-07, 1:17 pm
30 years old, 5'8" 220 lbs BF ? too much prob in 20's uuuughhh

Hey everyone I am glad to say I am getting back to Bodybuilding. I am ready to get back into it hardcore. I have more knowledge now than before, but am stumbled as to where to begin. I have had a long layoff since some hard training while single and in the military. I am now a cop, married, two kids, mortgage etc, you get my point. Well needless to say my last few attempts at getting back to training have been less than memorable, and I have been plagued by injuries in the past six years (2 broken legs, and 2 car accidents (one pretty serious), all while at work thankfully. Along with some personal pitfalls this has left me unmotivated, depressed, stressed out and I have finally come to the reality that I am now just a fat guy who used to work out and look good. I want to be that guy again not just for myself, but for my wife and kids, I do not want to be the Dad who gets winded or worse after 5 min outside playing ball with my kids (2 very active boys). I want to be able to get out and teach them all about sports and health as I was taught at a young age. Also with my dangerous job I need to be in better shape in case I might need to save someones life or that of my own someday. I have tried many times to get back into the BB life and keep up with info on this site and many others and in mags, I have also started to take a personal training course. But, I still just seem so confused as to where to start myself. I want to get bigger (massive lean mass), but right now I have way to much BF% prob in 20's. SO I do not know If I should do a cutting type diet or a lean mass / fat loss diet. Also training I love hardcore lifting and it seems in my stage and condition I need somewhat of a beginner whole body approach?

If this should be posted in another area please let me know I am desperate. I have been on this iste and others many times and mostly find diets for guys bulking, but not much on guys already big, needing to lose some fat but mainitain size. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.I can truly relate to everything that you are saying. You will have to set in your mind that you will dedicate 45mins a day to an hour to get yourself in the shape that you once had and to go beyond what you accomplished before. You will find no better sight for all of your concerns and needs. I am a big dude my self at 6'7" and 280 and looking to cut down my BF to at least 6-7%. Right now I'm 16%. You have to eat every 2-3hrs of protein/carbs in moderation/fats. Get on here and just search and read other peoples journeys man and you will find the answers you are looking for. Welcome man to the best site in Bodybuilding. If I can help I will do whatever I can or I will point you in the direction of some fellow Animals who can help. Everyone on here loves to help one another because we realize that we are all that we got in this lifestyle.Peace bro

Yolo
12-04-07, 1:27 pm
Hey guys! My name's john, been training for about a year and a half now(new year's eve caught me doing some flat bench:D and when everybody started Happy New Year-ing the blasted thing nearly fell on my head) and i've been in love with the iron ever since i started. I'm 19, from Romania and i hope to one day be able to stand proud amongst you guys as an acomplished bodybuilder. Cheers!

jonnydunz
12-04-07, 1:31 pm
I just wanted to say hello and say welcome to everyone who has joined the forvm. This is by far the best site on Bodybuilding and since this is your lifestyle, live it to the fullest. Nothing short of amazing this site has been. I love it and I will rep the Animal until the day that I die!! You will find everything that you need here and now bros and sis, lets get busy.Peace

BurgerPimp07
12-04-07, 5:01 pm
What's happening you guys. Been supplementing on Animal Pak and Flex for the last few months, and am loving the cans. Been snooping around the forums for quite some time now, just absorbing all the information I can but finally decided to register and make my own contribution. Looking forward to learning from you all. Thanks!

Octopod
12-04-07, 5:02 pm
Wassup newfound brothers!
I'm Octopod, from Croatia (southeast Europe, look it up), 22 years young, 257-260 pounds on a 6'6 frame with 17% bf, training for about three years now, looking to better myself by joining a fine brotherhood of iron community souch as this forum.
Peace!

Biggshawnbbi
12-04-07, 8:09 pm
I have gone to the Animal cage every year at the Arnold, even competed in the bench contest one year, taken the Animal Paks, and stared at the Animal posters in my gym but never knew there was a website. That is until a group of "Animals" invaded my gym. I train at Body Builders in Akron Ohio and have been there atleast 7 years. I am 37, 6' talll and weigh 250 at 8.5bf. Working my ass off to be the biggest and best I can!

nemesisproject
12-06-07, 11:35 am
im from south texas. i started training in the Navy, been more serious about it in the last year. im 25 and going to college.

M00Se_08
12-06-07, 3:53 pm
Hey everybody. My names Sam, i live in MO and im a senior this year. Ive devoted alot of my time to working out and nutrition these past few years, and have loved every minute of it. But now I wanna take it to the next level. So i will definitley have a butt load of questions to ask lol
thanks for the warm welcome

KIRSTEN
12-06-07, 8:09 pm
I am 22 years old. Never was really into the weight lifting part of fitness. I did gymnastics for about 14 years before quitting with a back injury so i was pretty athletic and muscular when i was 16. That all went away for the most part after i quit. Got married when i was 19 to a guy that was crazy about working out (EXTRME) but i was still pretty happy with my body and didn't know much about it. I had my son August of 2006 and just haven't been that happy with my body since even though my body has returned to prebaby. I guess i just want more now and thats why i'm here. Looking forward to working out in PA during christmas time so we will see what happens since it will be my first time "weight lifting". Any advice or comments feel free to PM me cuz i could use all the help i can get.

LegendKillerJosh
12-06-07, 8:13 pm
I am 22 years old. Never was really into the weight lifting part of fitness. I did gymnastics for about 14 years before quitting with a back injury so i was pretty athletic and muscular when i was 16. That all went away for the most part after i quit. Got married when i was 19 to a guy that was crazy about working out (EXTRME) but i was still pretty happy with my body and didn't know much about it. I had my son August of 2006 and just haven't been that happy with my body since even though my body has returned to prebaby. I guess i just want more now and thats why i'm here. Looking forward to working out in PA during christmas time so we will see what happens since it will be my first time "weight lifting". Any advice or comments feel free to PM me cuz i could use all the help i can get.

You came to the right place for absolutely no BS advice. Just use the "search" function before asking something, because chances are it has already been asked.

TDix34
12-06-07, 9:40 pm
Hey its Tdix, Im from Nashville Tennessee. I have been lifting for about 6 years. I started lifting in High School because of football, now it has become my life. The highlight of my day is hittin the gym and gettin the job done. Its an honor to be apart of something like this. Thanks for lettin me join.