I posted this status on FaceBook and I thought I'd post it here as well:
Beginning Years of Weight Training
I'm looking back at my very first training years…wayyy back in 2004 and I can't believe the utter crap routines I've cycled through: Arnold's Programs, German Volume Training, anything and everything by Chad Waterbury who came up with a new routine every month, same with Christian Thibaudeau who was the bomb on t-rag, DoggCrapp training, DFHT, Rippetoe's SS, etc.. Zero accomplishments for 3 years just hopping from one program to another. It's a miracle how someone with ADHD like me has been able to stick to Eric Troy's system of programming for 53 months now… The dude that got this ball rolling was Eric Cressey with his Maximum Strength Routine back in 2007.
I got a funny story from the old bb.net days where my handle was "Anuj" and I kept switching programs and being a 16 year old know-it-all I always "modified" these programs that weren't mean to be modified. The experienced folk got so annoyed with me they changed my name to a verb.."Do not Anuj this program!" LOL… But the good news is, that all those programs SHOULD have been modified and it's a good thing I had the natural instinct to change them. The bad news is that at the time I knew nothing so I had zero knowledge to back up my changes lol..
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."