Inspirational Houstonian Member and Personal Trainer
They started a mix of basic strength training and cardio, and Tim started to
see a change in Dick’s attitude. It no longer was a struggle to get him into
the gym. As Dick began to see improvements in his strength, endurance and waist
size, his confidence boosted and he wanted to try more challenging exercises.
months ago, Tim started working with Dick on power lifts: the squat, bench
press and deadlift, and soon Tim suggested Dick enter a power lifting
competition. He decided to take on the challenge and was registered in the
Masters age 65+ category as a 198 pound lifter. Dick did a squat of 132 pounds,
a bench press of about 100 pounds and a deadlift of 231 pounds, all of which
were Texas state records in his age category!
Now, Dick no
longer is insulin-dependent and is down to two of the four meds he previously
was taking. He’s down to a size 36 blue jean, and his granddaughters finally
are able to get their arms around his waist! His newfound motivation and zest
for life are inspirational – a 180 degree change, according to Tim.
While Dick has inspired Tim for his motivation
and commitment, there’s no doubt that it was Tim that inspired Dick as well.