Note to Younger self…

When you start lifting at the young age of 12, be sure to be careful not to injure yourself early on so that you don’t wind up breaking your damned body to pieces before you turn 50!

I got my start lifting when I was very young, my dad bought a weight set and I used it the vast majority of the time from then on forward, and was bit by the iron bug early on. This started with seeing powerlifting competitions on ABC’s Wide…