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A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:59 am
by firelite
Hey everyone!

Glad to join the board. I've been vegan for the last 6? 7? years, but have only recently gotten into fitness. I used to be a total bibliophile & couch potato, but now I get my best rush from weight training (in which I'm a total beginner)...

Generic life specs: 28, queer single parent, still studying (and sometimes translating). I used to be pretty active in animal rights, but now all my volunteering/ organization work has been focusing on founding a free / democratic school in my home town. It's a lot of work! I also love to write, paint, and dive into all sorts of interesting thoughts - surfacing, then, with a crazy idea that needs to get done. I love getting stuff done and am a bit of a time management / organizational freak.

Looking forward to all the discussions!

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:20 pm
by JP
welcome :D

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:02 pm
by kallefs
Welcome!

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:07 pm
by Knight of Albion
A very warm welcome to the forum!

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:00 pm
by loveliberate
Hello & Welcome! :)

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:31 pm
by haisuli
Welcome! That school thing sounds interesting (especially as a parent) :wink:

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:26 pm
by firelite
Ok, after lots of idling, getting active again!

Been weight training with varting intensity for the past year. Now I want to really push myself and revamp my diet + start supplementing: time to see some results!

My upper body still is pretty damn weak. Sigh. Some records so far, in kg: squat 65, deadlift 60x5, leg press 120x10, bench a pitiful 37,5.

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:02 am
by Linnéa76
Welcome back! How come you haven't tried a 1RM on the deadlift? :) I reckon you can pull much more than 60 in a single rep.

Re: A Holler from Finland

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:48 am
by firelite
Hi Linnéa & thanks for the welcome back!

Re: deadlifts: It's because I trained with stiff-legged deadlifts for a long time and only now have started practicing "real" deadlifts pretty recently. I want to be absolutely certain of my form before trying for max weights. Right now I can notice that I really need to work on my core - both in squats and deadlifts, after a few reps with high weights, my back starts to round out... My legs could pull more but my core lacks control. But that should be easily fixed! :)