For those of you that weren't subscribers to Powerlifter Today, here's a brief summary.
My name is Jim Curley and I'm 60 years old. I started “quasi-bodybuilding” in 1975, was introduced to steroids in 1977 when they were cheap, super high quality (no black market existed), and they weren't illegal. I was on about fifteen “on-off” cycles over three years with each “off” cycle being more severe and depressing than the previous “off” cycle. During the last one of those, I decided I could handle whatever life threw at me, but I couldn't do it in a post-steroid “funk”, so I quit for good. I walked into a powerlifting gym about two weeks later and knew that powerlifting was what I had been looking for.
I started training and entered my first meet two months later. I loved it and I've competed at least once a year since 1980, sometimes two or three times a year. I'm an average lifter at best but I know that I can still improve and get better and hope to establish that fact in November. No other sport is like powerlifting where you can train, compete and break PR's into your sixties and seventies.
I became a subscriber to PLUSA and never missed an issue for 32 years. When it folded in 2012, I really missed it. I've been a subscriber to Power magazine since the second issue and enjoy it, but I wanted to publish the magazine that I always wanted to read so I started Powerlifter Today. At the end of twelve months I realized that society had changed – everyone wanted their content for free! Well, most everyone. I like doing this so much and I'm dumb enough to think that I can eke out a living from being involved in powerlifting that I'm launching this – a free online magazine! I'll post up interviews and articles weekly, and I think you'll enjoy this new format.
The last print issue of Powerlifter Today is still on the newsstands at Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Hastings and many independent bookstores.
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Thank you for reading and I think you'll like it!