Sep 10, 2017 Greetings to all. My name is David. I am a 53 year old Grandfather, Father, Husband and Pastor. I started lifting in 2007 because of health issues and not wanting a life of medications. I lost the weight required in 12 weeks, got hooked on they gym and began a journey that I have not looked back from. In 2010 I began a fitness ministry in the church I pastor. Get Fit For the King began in the fellowship hall with a few 2 lb dumbbells, a swiss ball and a few bands. Today we meet in a fully equipped weight room with deadlift platforms, two Squat Racks, 4 bench stations, DB, TRX, dreadmill, eliptical and 4 stationary bikes. Currently I have 8 Senior Citizens that meet with me 3 times a week for a devotion, training and encouragement. I am the youngest one up there and Martha is the oldest at 84. In 2014 I met some teens who wanted to get stronger. Team Dunamis Powerlifting team was started. Girls, jobs and graduation have moved all the teens away, but the Team continues to lift as Master Lifters. Every Team Dunamis member holds at least one 100% RAW Federation State, National or World record, including this old man. My personal goal is to get stronger and to be strong the be able to live long and enjoy my family. I currently compete in full power meets in both the USPA and 100% Raw Federations. I have considered moving to Deadlift only, but my miserly mindset can't accept paying the same amount for one event as I would for all three, so I do full power. This season I have set personal bests on all three lifts, though my bench is usually just to keep me in the competition so that I can deadlift. If all goes well, I hope to pull a 500 lb deadlift by years end. My last meet I enflamed my IT Band, which has inhibited, but not stopped, me from squatting. I have stepped back and lightened my loads, increasing my reps for a bit to try to give my leg some time to heal. If I see sufficient healing in the next few weeks, I will begin prepping for an end of the year meet and shoot to set a new VA State Record in deadlift. Most days I train solo or with my son. Since schedules limit our time together, most of my training is solo. That is where this log comes in. Not being a member of a gym and training solo, this is my source of accountability and learning. I have been blessed to have some good online and personal coaching in the last couple years, but have learned more from the conversations evoked in the logs than any where else. So help me out. Okay, far more talking about myself than I like, let's get into this Log.