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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #91
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The picture on my profile page leaning against my car was when I was in my early 20's. I weighed about 170 lbs. I didn't look very strong, but I could press 600 lbs with my legs over 10 reps. I took a scuba class back then and I almost failed. I had so much muscle that I could not float. I was burning energy kicking to tread water. I could crawl on the bottom of the pool.

The short of it. Skating will build a lot of muscle and you will look lean. Those pants I was wearing were a 30" waist at 170 lbs. I didn't have rippling muscles, but I had no fat either.

Originally Posted by slhallford View Post
Lol! I completely understand wanting to peek.

I actually pulled out my old favorite pair of "skinny" jeans. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I was able to put them on and zip them. I don't think I could get one leg into them when I started skating last year. Which leads me to an interesting observation, I weigh 20 pounds more now than I did the last time I could wear them. That tells me that at least some of the weight I have know is from building muscle from skating. I've still definitely got some to lose but that gives me hope and keeps me from pining over what the scale says.

Jim (The Ancient One)
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