I started at 14, quit at 17.
I started again at 24. I am 28 now.
Im still a loser in the end, and to think i quit lifting at 17 to focus on more important things in life, yeah that went really well...not.
I started in high school (around 16) as to circumvent PE. I hated running and PE during class. So if you enrolled at the local community college and did their weigh lifting class it counted as PE credit.
I wish i had taken it seriously then and kept up with it...27 now and had i kept up with it instead being off and on for the last 5 years (military) id be jacked as fuck probably,
I began lifting at 16, but had idea whatsoever about nutrition or proper routine.
I'm 23 and I've taken multiple spells away from the gym.
I wish I had the knowledge I have now when I first started, and I wish I'd never stopped lifting.
I kind of never really started, I just very slowly added more and more exercises until I had a full routine a few months ago.
Anyway, I wish I started taking interest in this sort of stuff at 16 or something. At least a basic routine and running. But there was a lot of other stuff wrong with me back then, so I know that the reason why I changed so late was simply because there was so much to learn.
Sometimes I fantasize about what it would be like if I could go back to when I was 16 with my current knowledge added to what I knew back then.
At 14, like I did. However, I wish that had done sports and bodyweight stuff before that for my whole life, and that I would have started lifting in a level-headed way, not wasting years doing useless bullshit. I would be so much stronger and aesthetic if this was true.
I honestly wouldn't lift if I had a built like him. But I'm fucked with wide hips and all that shit and need to compensate, although I have no proof that it's even possible to compensate for that.
I went to the YMCA a little and lifted in grade 10 (15-16 yrs). stopped after a few times cause I didn't know what I was doing and I liked doing drugs.
I look pretty good from lifting for a year and a half and I am pretty strong too, but what I would give to have found this site 10 years ago.
> important thing in life
Did actually do something worth for you during that time? College? Had good relationships? Developed a career? Traveled? Had fun with friends? Fucked girls? Anything?
Doesnt matter that much anyway. Natty gains will pretty much stop after training 10 years right(1 lbs per year afterwards). 80% of the gains are made in the first 5 years.
I started at 15, I'm 21 now. If I had started a 12 I wouldn't be that much different, maybe 5% better.
Wouldnt lifting at like 12 - 16 stunt growth that's what my doctor said to me when I was 16. he Said how squats erode the growth plate and what not. So I would assume 20 and up is the best age that's why i started at 22.
Currently 19 yrs old. Started doing a few excercises about four years ago when my uncle gave me some old weights. Got excited with my little gains and thought that I could stop altogether.
Started back up last year in April and have been lifting ever since then. Glad that I started up again at 18.
>be 14 dad gets me some dumbells and a barbell
>have a little bench in the basement
>dad wont let me bench more than 50lbs
>have to do count downs, 15 reps, then 14, then 13, then 12 ect. to 1
>get really bored with curls and bench press
>stay athletic as fuck
>every now and then do a little working out
>discover pot, beer, and sluts.. never touch the weights
>get old, get fat
>get serious about losing weight at 33
fuck, what could have been.
i needed something better to do than sulking at that moment of my life