I get quite a few e-mails from you guys about the progress you have made with my tips or advice, and that's the biggest reason I do this. Just to help someone out that was in my shoes once.
But I got an e-mail the other night that really blew me away. I wanted to share it because it really meant a lot to me.
I've never personally met you but I know you met my dad. We worked out at 68's while you were there. But I wanted to comment on the LRB blog but this was a little personal, I just wanted to say I was near 400 pounds my freshman year in college, it wasn't until I saw you working out and my dad had showed me the LRB blog until it hit me I needed to do something with my life.
I had high blood pressure, bad asthma the whole 9 yards, and I even played d2 football, started as a freshman, I read your blog and saw you at the gym and figured hey, he might know a thing or two, I started incorporating your diet, strength and conditioning ideas and now as a "junior" in college im at 290-295 range, bounces around every day I weigh, with my weight where I'm at I feel great and better than before, no asthma problems and my blood pressure is as good as its ever been my entire life, and my numbers as far as strength are as good as they've ever been.
Ive even been talking to some coaches at the University of Arkansas (where I'm at now) and I might walk on in the fall, I don't want to sound like a cheese ball or nothing man but thanks for all the work you put into the blog, I know its done wonders for others, and as we can tell its done great for me, and I don't know where I'd be right now or how healthy I'd be if I wouldn't have had that "intervention".
Thanks for everything again man, I wish you the best of luck with the training prior to the meet, congrats on the 405 incline, and I hope all is going well for you and your family.
This kind of thing really makes my week. Hell, my month. That I ever made a difference in someones lift with a blog really humbles me, and is exactly the reason I write on here.