So it was today, one year ago that I began my journey of lifting. I didn't know it would end up like this. I never thought I would be the type of person to be healthy, athletic, and in shape. I came here looking for help. I read the stickies, did my research, asked questions, and you guys helped me out. I am eternally grateful. My Log: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3981672 Oct 27, 2008: 5'11 253lbs Unknown BF Waist Size: 40 Bench: The bar five times Squat: Could barely do the bar five times DL: Couldn't even get my form right with the bar for a few reps Oct 27, 2009: 5'11 178lbs 12.5 BF Waist Size: 31 Bench: 1 x 225 Squat: 8 x 265 DL: 8 x 255 Before: After: Flame On.