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Introduction Hi, Im Paul Baxendale and welcome to Blog post number 9; I’m grateful that you’re here to watch these videos of my old school
“Silence is a lesson learned from the many sufferings of life.” – Seneca From that first visit I made to Temple Gym just after my
Hi, I’m Paul Baxendale and welcome to blog post number 5. This week we’re going back in time again to…….1993! And yes, we’re going back to the dungeon, we’re going to reminisce about my first back training day with Dorian, but first a few words about improvement….from the Roman philosopher, Socrates, you see it’s nothing new to wish to find a method to improve yourself, whether physically or mentally or emotionally; from the earliest civilisations humankind has been on an never-ending quest to improve oneself….well the leaders have always done so.
This week sees us back to bodybuilding in the early 90’s and the start of my top level competing with the EFBB, the British art of the IFBB, where each year they would give out two pro cards; one for the overall men and one for the overall women’s classes. Back then you really only had one chance a year to claim a Pro card and it wasn’t good enough to win your class at the Nationals but you had to win the overall, a huge task.
I was around 12 years old when I got my first set of dumbbells; I remember it well as my father had picked them up from someone in town and had had to carry them back to his car before driving home with them; he came home with shaking arms and also not very happy!!