The following was a note to me from a bodybuilder friend of mine. I loved the passion he expressed and his unwillingness to settle into self pity or weakness after a significant health issue. It made me happy to read and reminded me again how strong the human spirit is. I asked Eric if I could share it here and he graciously agreed.
These past few months have not been an easy path in the summer of last year I got very ill with a mini stroke and could not train anymore it almost killed me. When I started going back to the gym I was so weak and I was a little depressed I almost gave up then then a fire lit in side of me a fire that said I would rather die than be normal I would rather die than be weak. So I started pushing I could barely bench 185 pounds on the bench I was used to repping 315 25 times. But I never gave up and not only got my get my size back and my strength back I became stronger than I ever had in my life and I maxed out at 520 pound on flat bench raw I am so proud of myself so anyone reading this know that no matter what you can do it. The hell with the nay Sayers they want you to be as weak as them the hell with them push hard and push forever.
Warm up 5.4 miles on bike
Flat bench barbell
520 x1 new max YEAH BABY LIGHT WEIGHT AHAHAHAHHAAHAH
Back t bar rows
Mid range cable rows
Reverse lat pull down