I was thinking about this recently. Like maybe we need a disclaimer tag under out user names. So when Chris_A answers a question, you know he's talking bodybuilding, but when I do, I couldn't care less about bodybuilding. Not to pick on Chris_A, he's just a good example of a person with very different goals than me. Essentially, a "state your biases" situation.
But I'll include a bit more of this stuff in my journal in the first entry. Here is what I'll put:
: 193cm (6'4")
: 85kg (185#)
: Narrow frame (wrap my hand around my wrist and my thumb and index finger overlap)
: Fight MMA better, Improve overall strength and athleticism, fix posture problems.
My primarily workouts emphasize strength and metcon benefits since they most directly translate to MMA.
I'd gargle bees if it made me fight better.
: Exercise induced asthma (running/sprinting/rapid box jumping causes attacks), injury magnet.
: Lifting non-seriously until 1999, lifting on a daily or near-daily routine nonstop since August 1999.
Favorite Training Books
: The Art of Expressing the Human Body (John Little), Starting Strength (Mark Rippetoe/Lon Kilgore), Kelso's Shrug Book (Paul Kelso), Brawn series/Insider's Tell-All etc...(Stuart McRobert), Getting Stronger (Bill Pearl).
Favorite Training Websites
: exrx.net, simplefit.org, www.crossfit.com
: The deadlift.
I've been doing some form of martial arts since my early teens, but I remained a skinny fat kid for a long time. I hated sports except for baseball as a little kid, mostly because I was really bad at them. Bad vision, no hand-eye coordination, etc. But the one thing I was good at was putting a punch on a moving person's face. Tried a soloflex, which was my first real introduction to lifting. Not great, but it got me started and got me my first dip and first chinup. In 1999 I read "The Art of Expressing the Human Body" - a guide to Bruce Lee's quest for fitness. I realized I needed to lift not for some short term goal but forever, for the rest of my life, and strive to always get better. Went out the day after I read it and bought some hex dumbells and began to train in my yard at my tiny apartment.
My 1RMs aren't worth noting, yet, but you can find what I'm currently lifting in my journal. I've done 1 1/2x bodyweight for reps in the deadlift but I can't 1RM my bodyweight for bench press, or squats.