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Eric Gonzales  Colorado Native EMNC(SS) Veteran DCS Packster 125KG (moving to 110kg) competitor Proud Owner of an American Staffy

This rang so true for me when I read it. No matter how stoned you are to separate or retire, it is a growing pain. Probably one of the hardest for all military. Verbally correcting someone being the easiest to lose it. Patience has been a learned skill and constant battle.
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This right here is the truest of truths.... STAY IN YOUR FUCKING LANE

Since the day I separated I have sought out veteran initiatives to take part in. Well I found one.
#DCSPack #MFTRTD #noonedoesthisshitalone

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I’d like to welcome Eric, my brother in arms to the Iron Life Family. I met Eric after I moved back to Colorado when I retired. My life was a wreck, I had nothing. As soon as I sat down and started talking to him and talking about what Vets do, there was no judgment, just acceptance and comfort from another man that has been through some of the same shit. I will never forget that day, I gained one of my best friends that day.
Eric’s Bio:
Coming from a family of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension it was no surprise I was 13 yrs old 5'6" and 220lbs. I was entering high school and there was a summer program for weight room introduction for athletes. That summer I found out I could be as strong as I wanted to be, as fast as I wanted to be, I just had to earn it and my fire was lit. I graduated high school and entered the US Navy at 6" 220. I trained to be an electrician in the nuclear power field and volunteered submarines. After a stay on as an instructor following training, I reported to the USS Hampton out of San Diego, CA. they were already on deployment and I met them in Japan. 5 years later I finished my third deployment; divorced, depressed, stressed out, 30 lbs over weight and beaten. I PCS'd to Guam, normally a place to party after deployments. I started a new and dedicated myself to rebuilding my mind and spirit, by taking back control of my body. I severely reduced my self destructive habits, and trained 6 days a week. I used it as a methodical meditation; volume, pain, counting, until I couldn't go anymore. Professionally, I advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, acted as the Squadron Electrical Chief and Certified to work on major Electrical distribution equipment. I ended my naval career at just over 12 years. While processing out I registered for my first powerlifting meet and got a coach. My first year out I got a job traveling, my grandmother had a stroke, my father passed away, and I would have been in shambles. However, there was a constant, my powerliftin

Having a beer with the old man today on the same place I had my first one

#oneyear #pouroneout #mypops

YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS WHEN THIS @ironlife.apparel SHIRT SHOWS UP. 275KG/606# of a 2" block for a 60# PR. These are my stages of my deadlift.
coach: @gracievanasse
Swolemate: @misfitnstrong
#DCSPack #MFTRTD #noonedoesthisshitalone #deadlift #crownofcurls

@joerogan was right about this floating stuff. Did my first go @indigofloatspa and it was amazing. Relaxation, detox, meditation; all wrapped into one. Recommended to all, especially around weight cut time. I didn't think about it being a salt bath, felt great, especially for those of us that don't fit into tubs.

My new gym, we've been working out here for a while, but now new hours and memberships

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Strong Bodies Performance Memberships are Now Available! Key card access 🔑If you’re looking for some place different to get serious with your training, look no further. We have a 3000sqft facility with the highest quality strength equipment on the market. We welcome Olympic lifters, power lifters, Strength Athletes, and anyone else looking to train hard. We have committed to keeping the community small, so first 50 members are in, there will be a waiting list after. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become part of the Strong Bodies family. We are located in Lakewood Colorado, just 2 miles South of I-70.
#strongbodiesfitness #strongbodiesperformance #olympiclifting #powerlifting #strengthtraining #gym #lakewood #colorado #live #life #strong

500# low box wide stance squat! For a 115# PR!
But the second video is what I love. Not only spotting me, but queuing me, coaching me, critiquing me. Then when my elbow decided to freak out on me, she puts me back together. These are the goals, the weight takes work, but the love doesn't make it feel like it.
Coach/match maker: @gracievanasse
Queen: @misfitnstrong
#noonedoesthisshitalone #swolemates #DCSPack #MFTRTD #didntmatchonpurpose

I didn't know this, but we all should know. #nowyouknow
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#themoreyouknow

DON'T FORGET
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Come see me tomorrow for @coloradopowerchics 2nd Annual Power to Empower deadlift party....
We will be deadlifting for a cause... All Proceeds will benefit the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado.
So many items will be up for Silent Auction from our sponsors @maxmuscledenver @ironlife.apparel @bamaburr @mt.garner @fast_fit_foods @spartanbbell @ironwarriorgympowerlifting @unbreakablegear and many more!!! If you haven't registered, don't worry.... Just show up and lift. All are welcome!! I have always said "there is a bigger purpose".... So let's come together to make a difference in our local communities!! #stopmoderndayslavery #humantrafficking #coloradopowerchics #powertoempower2018
#liftyoursistersup #biggerpurpose #legacy #makeadifference #inspiration

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