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A few photos over the years...

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:38 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I've never really known what my potential could have been like as a BB'er as I've switched sports too much lol. Mainly I bounce between endurance sports and powerlifting, but these two photos here were taken right back when I first started hitting the weights seriously. These two were taken in 2003...

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This one is the earliest photo I have, taken in 1998 in my cabin when I working onboard QE2 cruise liner...

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And this back shot is from about 5yrs later after I'd got a bit of training under my belt, taken during an attempted bulk up phase !!

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Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:43 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
In 2004 I had a go at powerlifting for the first time, somehow ended up winning my first raw meet even though I had no idea how to train for it. I was still training like a BB'er back then, but it was good enough for me to win the "220lb and under" class...

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The next 5 or 6 years I ran a few ultramarathons, 12 full marathons, 30+ half marathons, some cycling races and triathlons before finally getting back into the gym in 2011...

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Arms were always a strong bodypart for me and I think a few people doubted me when I said I trained them once or twice a month. Ain't my fault :?

So now as my late 30's approach, and once my heart issues are sorted I'm really keen to start smashing up the weights and look better at 40 than I did when I was 20...

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** I cropped that photo to use as my avatar, you can hopefully see that it's 'untouched' as in the past there's been a few people think it's been altered or sharpened in some way.

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 am
by rickb
Good stuff brother! You have a great physique and you could easily do natural BB shows. Would love to see a back shot at your leanest. Back and legs win shows. But based on the pics there, you don't need much if any at all. Correct posing is a large part of BB shows. Keep up the great work!!!

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:52 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Thanks Rick, really appreciate your feedback mate!

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:02 pm
by SunWarrior
Damn MF, I didn't realize you were so swole man. You could easily do a natural bodybuilding show. You have great genetics.

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:43 pm
by etonyx
Awesome physique, I aspire to achieve something similar :D

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:22 am
by Dangaboy
Geezzz. You look like this and you are doing ultras!!! Very good going!! :shock:

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:01 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Cheers guys. I think my physique is very achievable, all it takes is consistency and discipline with your nutrition, training and recovery and the motivation to continually want to improve.

I always refer to myself as a 'work in progress'. I might not be there yet but at least I'm not where I used to be.

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:22 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
3 x bodyweight deadlift, December 2012


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Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:44 am
by Steffie
Looking great Mini :)

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:36 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
rickb wrote:Good stuff brother! You have a great physique and you could easily do natural BB shows. Would love to see a back shot at your leanest. Back and legs win shows. But based on the pics there, you don't need much if any at all. Correct posing is a large part of BB shows. Keep up the great work!!!

Don't know if this was my leanest, but this is probably a better shot :?:

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:35 am
by Dangaboy
I am busy with The Great Run - Author: Braam Malherbe

A really good read to see what real endurance looks like. They did a marathon per day for well over 4 months. Ran the complete wall of China!

http://www.kalahari.com/books/The-Great ... 41150.aspx

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:34 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Thanks, looks like I mite have to try and get hold of that book as well.

Re: A few photos over the years...

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:05 pm
by Eksster
Duuuude! You're killin it! Way to hold up the New Zealand Vegan scene!