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How They Got Started : Keith Lorino
Written By : Scott Bird
The enigmatic Keith Lorino

The enigmatic Keith Lorino.
I love hearing everyones’ fitness backgrounds, it’s always fascinating to hear how someone got started. Here’s how Keith Lorino began (and returned to) his own training journey.
Scott


I am starting back in strength training after long leave. I use to lift heavy objects and people in order to stay strong being a former volunteer rescue specialist/paramedic.
Now I am getting my wife into strength training and hopefully can help with her fitness goals. Right now though with lack of equipment, our motivation is down but we’re trying to get going. Yesterday I was lifting my SUV tires after changing flat so I kind of enjoyed heaving the tires around even got my wife to learn to pick a tire off the ground. SUV tires are not light.
Keith

Cheers Keith, greatly appreciated. Love hearing from people starting – or continuing – their training journey. It’s a wonderful thing.
I’ve got a few thoughts on how to go about fine-tuning things, as do a great many members of the community here I suspect. Will share them below, as well as in the Google+ area.
NB : I’d also love to hear what everyone else would suggest for Keith. Leave a comment below, or over on Google+. Cheers.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.

Cheers.

 

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Written By Scott Bird
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