can I hang out with you guys? (was that too ghey?) Seriously, I havent posted much in this area, but I love reading the stuff you guys post. Some the sleds and contraptions welded up in the garages are killer. Wish I had the know how. From what I have read, I dont have much hopes of contributing any knowledge, but I can learn quite a bit from the posters here. My background in s/c is high school ftbll and wrestling. Played 2 yrs at a small college in KY. Couple yrs of comp power after that. Kinda wandered aimlessly in the iron game after that, till a coupla yrs ago. In Jan '07, I had a discectomy/laminectomy(sp?) at l4/l5. Gained a bunch of weight and felt terrible. Buddy of mine runs a fitness/bb/nutrition/training (hair care tire and auto center) business. Hired him to help me get it all together. With his help, lost about 30lbs, leaned out nicely, gained some strength and felt better than I had in yrs. Not in that kinda shape now, but still trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Anyways, really have enjoyed what I've read here and learned a lot so far. So if its cool with you 'real deals', I'll hang out quietly by the smith machine, maybe hit some curls on the power rack. 'anybody see my gloves? Dan Wanna kill these ads? We can help!