Jump to content

New To The Forum


Gene Taylor

Recommended Posts

Gene Taylor

Hello Joe & Everyone,

My name is Gene Taylor. I'm 56yrs-old and a professional musician. I'm originally from Norwalk CA, but presently live in Neerpelt Belgium.

I used to be a (non-competition) powerlifter (best single gym lifts: bp 365, dl 460, sq 510), but quit training many years ago, due to injuries (torn Achilles, torn pec).

So now, having finally realized that I truly miss lifting, I'm joining a gym (walking distance from my house!) and am interested in older training techniques; focusing on dumbbells for arm work and various types of leg and back training.

I've always enjoyed following (if sometimes only occasionally and from afar) the many different lifting sports (with some interest in their history), and have found -- by randomly surfing the net -- that articles bylined by Joe Roark seem to consistently be among the most factually sound and detailed. And after encountering this site, from time to time, it seemed like it would be good to join up.

Thanks & best to all.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jim eckhardt

Welcome to IH Gene. This is, without doubt, the best place to share and read about the history of the iron game. There is so much info in here, I couldn't imaging going through a day without stopping by. And the best group of folks you could imagine. Enjoy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Gene Taylor
Welcome to IH Gene. This is, without doubt, the best place to share and read about the history of the iron game. There is so much info in here, I couldn't imaging going through a day without stopping by. And the best group of folks you could imagine. Enjoy.

Thanks, Jim.

I've seen many references to this site during my own casual research into lifting history, and just in the less-than-24hrs I've been a member, I've seen some great threads and posts. There's a definite kid-in-a-candy-store aspect to this place.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Joe Roark

Gene, welcome aboard. In musicians' terms this site is like jazz- improv input from various members, and the whole thing comes together with a pleasant stride, set after set.

We have some older members who continue to lift and/or play with the weights. We have members who are experts in various aspects of iron- and who willingly share with other members here.

Thanks for joining,

Joe

Link to post
Share on other sites
Gene Taylor
Gene, welcome aboard. In musicians' terms this site is like jazz- improv input from various members, and the whole thing comes together with a pleasant stride, set after set.

We have some older members who continue to lift and/or play with the weights. We have members who are experts in various aspects of iron- and who willingly share with other members here.

Thanks for joining,

Joe

Thanks for the personal welcome, Joe.

And I must say, considering what I've noticed to be the exhaustiveness of your personal research into lifting history (the Anderson back-lift and Inch dumbbell come to mind), I'm surprised you have much time (or inclination) to do any typing unless you absolutely have to.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Joe Roark
Gene, welcome aboard. In musicians' terms this site is like jazz- improv input from various members, and the whole thing comes together with a pleasant stride, set after set.

We have some older members who continue to lift and/or play with the weights. We have members who are experts in various aspects of iron- and who willingly share with other members here.

Thanks for joining,

Joe

Thanks for the personal welcome, Joe.

And I must say, considering what I've noticed to be the exhaustiveness of your personal research into lifting history (the Anderson back-lift and Inch dumbbell come to mind), I'm surprised you have much time (or inclination) to do any typing unless you absolutely have to.

This site is my passion, and the members who share info make it all worthwhile.

Besides, I type 3,000 words per minute. 50 of them accurately :lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.