the_bradseacrist So about this whole Seattle has shitty weather thing... Try living in NE Ohio. Oh, their definition of excessive heat is 90 degrees 4d
  •   kt_blinks Rain rain go away I need to get my tan on today 🏻4d

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the_bradseacrist Always great when the three of us can get together. Congrats to my brother Joe (far left) on graduating from med school, getting his second choice hospital in residency and buying his first house in Richmond, Va! Still feels like yesterday we were all just kids playin baseball. #GrowingUp #ThreeBrothers #FamilyIsForever 3w

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the_bradseacrist Finally, another perfect day to hang out in the woods ️😎🌲 #Meg #Hiking #Outdoors #StayingActive #Nature 4w

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the_bradseacrist She's got her spot for the Cavs game #Meg #Pup #Shepherd #Lab #TheRoughLife #GoCavs 4w

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the_bradseacrist Not a PR single but set a new PR for a double by crushing 555x2 on leg day 2/3. This was my 6th and final set. 425x5,455x5,475x3,495x3,525x2,555x2 #PowerLifting #PowerBodyBuilding #Deadlifts #Fitness #StrongerEveryDay #GearFree 4w

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the_bradseacrist What better way to spend #MemorialDay than to tour #WashingtonDC ..... On a Segway 😎 #SegsInTheCity #CoolestOfTheCool #PushingTheWeightLimit 1mon

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the_bradseacrist I can't believe this day has finally come. My little sis finally turns 21 one today. So proud of the woman you have turned in to. Hope you're having fun in Europe (I know you are ) I can't wait to share our first "legal" drink together when you get back! 1mon
  •   destinee_seacrist I'm thinking the night you pick me up from the airport we get a drink in Cleveland! Lol love you! 1mon

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the_bradseacrist Ever see a giant bubble burst in slow-mo? #ProbablyNot #Tbt #NYC #CentralPark 1mon

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the_bradseacrist **** Long Post Warning **** Even the best have to start somewhere. I'm not saying I'm among the elite but the point is I started out not as the biggest, strongest or fastest 15 year old kid but as an "average" one. That's exactly what fueled me to start training. I wanted to be better than average.

The picture on the left was taken in the fall of 2005. At that point I was 16 years old, around 180-185lbs and almost a full year into an unbalanced weight training routine along with a poor diet of Wendy's chicken nuggets, Totino's pizza rolls, CiCi's pizza, sugary cereals and some protein shakes.

Today I'm 25, soon to be 26, at 235lbs with 7.2% body fat while maintaining a relatively clean diet (90% you gotta live a little, right? ) and will hit a solid 11 years straight of weight training by December. What people may not realize is my change didn't happen in a linear progression. Not every work out yielded a PR and I didn't get bigger and leaner every week. I have plateaued many times, have had set backs and put on unwanted weight here and there.
One thing that has stayed consistent, however, is my commitment to living a healthier life. Reading research articles, prepping meals, waking up early to get a lift in and making my fitness routine a top priority everyday even if that means missing out on certain things. My biggest changes have actually only came in the past 3-4 years as I've developed better eating habits and more efficient routines.

Ive seen too many people give up after a month, 3 months or even a year and complain that it's too hard or don't have time. If you find that you just don't like to be physically active or this lifestyle sounds terrible, fine, I understand that.

But I didn't get to where I'm at by taking weeks or months off at time, half-assing my workouts and chowin on junk food. If you want to really make a change work for it and quit whining about hard it is. It's hard for everyone.

Set REALISTIC goals, stick with it through the good and bad, be consistent and work hard.
#Health #Fitness #Nutrition #Goals #Natural #PowerBodybuilding #Progress #BodyBuilding #Strongman #PowerLifting #TransformationTuesday #DadBodFreeSince1989
2mon

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the_bradseacrist Surprised mom with a trip to the Indians game #CLE #Indians #MothersDay #Fam 2mon

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the_bradseacrist First trip to the Lake this summer. Water is still crystal clear 🏻 #Meg #Outdoors #LakeErie #MetroParks 2mon

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the_bradseacrist Well after running up and down too many hills to count, walking barefoot across the stream, crossing over and under logs and getting lost along the way we finally found the waterfall we were looking for! #Hiking #Outdoors #Adventures #OffTrail #Meg #FearlessPup #CantBeStopped #LakeMetroParks 2mon

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the_bradseacrist Had an awesome time hanging out with these guys in #NYC this weekend (and @rachelhannah15) checked a lot off my list in only a few days. Can't wait to go back! 2mon
  •   rachelhannah15 You got some great photos! Had so much fun with you, can't wait till next time! 2mon
  •   brentpekarski Glad you came man! Looking forward to next time 2mon
  •   brunoocampog Nice photo 2mon

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