I'm glad you decided to come to this page. No one would guess by looking at me that Weight Lifting is big in my life, but just you wait. I started lifting on a regular basis in January 1996 and since then have fallen in love with it. I spend between one and two hours at the gym five days a week and consider it the best spent time of my day. I am looking to someday to be as big as possible, that is not the reason I lift though.
I lift because of the sense of accomplishment that it gives me. I lift by myself and thus have no one to answer to, just the weights and myself. When I complete a lift there are no congratulations or acknowledgments, just the feeling within myself that I can do something that I couldn't do before.
My personal role model is Arnold Schwarzenegger and I practically live in his book "Encyclopedia of Modern Bodyduilding" (I suggest if you are at all interested in lifting that you pick it up). I not only admire him for his many bodybuilding accomplishments but also for his humanitarian side as well as his role as a father. Not too many people can balance as many things as he does and still remain so accomplished in each.
Here are a few places on the web that contain Body Building information:
Muscle Media 2000 A advocate of natural bodybuilding
Much more to come later!!!