Monday, January 22, 2007

What BODYBUILDING's all about!!!

We received this e-mail and I wanted to share it with you. A real inspiration - un-edited:

"Hello my name is Darrell T Banks born July 11 1967 in Brooklyn New York as a child i always had a muscular built at the age of 12 touch my first weight and never put it down
just loved the feeling of blood flow thru my veins as i feel the splendid feeling of being pumped muscles bellies filling like there got to pop from working out so hard!!!!!!! i join my first gym at the age of 13 paradise gym in jamaica queens new york 1980 i was surrounded be old skool muscle heads so i at a early age i knew the mean of NO PAIN NO GAIN i compete in my 1st bodybuilding show at 15 eastern metropolis got 5th place most people would be happy but for me angry at myself meaning i needed to train harder in the gym by the time i was 17th i was winning all teenage shows then i competed in my first open mens show at 18 yrs old i competed in the middle weight class got 2nd at that time i said to myself maybe i can be really good at bodybuilding after i took time of being qualified for nationals need to be bigger i hooked up with a ifbb pro john terrelli at natural physique gym by the time i was 20 i was 5'5 in the 240's getting ready for 1988 nationals for heavyweight class but my life had a dramatic changed july 27 1988 a auto accident i became partially paralized !!!!!!! my dream of being a ifbb pro was gone without a trace but the iron game taught me to never give up !!!!!!!!!
in 1992 i got the fever for powerlifting. lakeshore facility in birmingham alabama sponsored me i got the chance to travel the world competeing in powerlifting won a few shows in the 81kg 181 lbs weight class but now back to my first love bodybuilding but with a slight different twist wheelchair bodybuilding right now getting ready for my 1st show wheelchair bodybuilding nationals in palm beach fl march 10th. The iron game tought me a few things never give up and to try try try again until you get it right!!!!!!! and the weight won't move until you put forth the effort to move it!!!!!!!! Iron game and Life game run on the same princpals! the love the effort the persude and the trill of accomplishment!!!!!!!!! to all my ironheads and Ms ironheads STAY STRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!! IF YOU DON'T WHO WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH LOVE

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Now for all the whiners - SHUT UP AND TRAIN!!!

Adrian Burke

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