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  • hypnoso   •   Mon, Feb 11th, '13 21:48   •   16 replies, 437 views

Well Gents, heres a sneak peak behind the curtain at hypnoso's life. Growing up I was more then a troubled teen, In and out of Juvenile hall, and group homes. At 17 I committed some armed robberies, when the police came to get me I had 2 kilos of cocaine and 1 kilo of heroin. I was sentenced as an adult to 23 years in the Department of corrections. Being that the armed robberies were deemed violent I went strait to a level 4 closed security yard, As a 17 year old prison life was tough. I was 6 foot 135lbs. Over my first several years It was constant b/s fight go to the hole, get out, fight go back to the hole, I even got heavily into heroin. Occasionally I would hit the weights and have no clue what I was doing. Eventually I wound up catching another case and adding 3 years onto my sentence. So now Im in a level 5 "supermax" at 21 years old. AD Seg. Well I began going crazy in my cell all alone, no human contact. So eventually I decided I would start taking my rec time. "which was nothing more then going to a plexiglass bubble attached to the side of a building, with a pullup bar in it. I began doing pullups every other day, pushups body squats lunges you name it I did it. Body weight exercises.
2 years later I was moved out of ad seg back to a level 4 yard. With a whole new demeanor. I hit the weights with a passion, and ordered as many bb mags and books as I could, I couldn't learn enough, From the Arnold encyclopedia to every know BB mag out there. Books on nutrition. As the years continued to tick away, I was moved to lower and lower custody levels, Where access to yards and weight piles was actually a daily possibility.
Learning about bodybuilding inspired me so much, I realized I like learning and got a college degree through corrispondance courses. Business management. Instead of dealing with the politics on the yard. I was either on the weight pile or in the library. Weight lifting literally saved my life.
13 years later at 29 years old. I was finally released from prison. My passion and dedication have only grew more intense. Once I could go to nice gyms with real weights, I knew instantly I could not ever go back to prison. I focus all my time working, and working out, "and of course 13 years without women, Women seem to take up a lot of my time also. :)
Why do I post this? To say there is no right or wrong reason to get into bodybuilding. This sport is one of the most intense disciplines there is, from a diet regiment that seems crazy to some, to our grueling sessions in the gym. There is nothing that takes more dedication and commitment, because you will never realize your full potential. We can always learn and grow within this sport.
Bodybuilding literally. Saved my life, and I thank all of you who took the time to read this.

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  • brandoc84's picture
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  • brandoc84
  • 7 years ago

Wow, what an inspirational story. Thank you for sharing it.

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  • humpnpump
  • 7 years ago

Good to hear this bro. Now use this EBC contest to make a major transformation. Need any help on diet or training holla at me.

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  • thepeakzuru
  • 7 years ago

Very inspirational bro! Sorry you had to go through all that, but I'm glad you made it.

  • hypnoso's picture
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Thanks bro, as they say that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

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  • JOEDIEZ
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Great story, Ive been there. Was in the best health of my life. Learned so much. Did body building young and had the body of a champ. as I got older did some power lifting and now just little weight and MMA. But that kept me sane through the years so I am glad to hear you let it make you not break you. Keep it up. I am still trying to catch up on pussy, sorry to tell you. you will never catch up...but It sure is fun trying.

  • hypnoso's picture
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Hell yeah good to hear, yeah i've been trying my hardest to make up for lost time, I just can't get enough. :). All good though most guys I know who did a bunch of time got married right away and never got to try. I have been trying for a while. And yes it is soooo awesome. NIce to hear you've been successful and haven't used that revolving door so many use.

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Naw, I learned to rape this country and this world for every thing I can. They gave me free education so I have used it to excel in life. I have got so much education people never see my past. I came home after 10 years with perfect credit and no history. Because at the time people only went back 10 years nothing ever showed up so I look like an angel and now it doesnt matter because I own my own businesses. i didnt use it as an excuse to not succeed I used it as a lesson that if I could make it through that I am like a superhero...I cant be held down. I came home and claimed that I was a recent collage graduate, and I was and it checked out cause I had graduated right before I got out. I havent turned back since. I lost all of those years and kids grew up without me so I have been making up a lot.

  • hypnoso's picture
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Hell yeah bro, I agree with your views fully. Unfortunately now the background checks go all the way, and show everything. but I too started my own business and bust my ass to take what the world owes me. Not wanting anything for free, but gonna take what is rightfully mine.

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  • Darktide
  • 7 years ago

That is a great story! And I appreciate you sharing it with us. You should be proud of yourself.

  • hypnoso's picture
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Thanks brotha, life is a beautiful thing. Sometimes we forget just how precious it is.

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  • levelup
  • 7 years ago

Wow man...I'm speechless. I'm bookmarking this so I can refer to it when I need an extra kick in the ass. One of the most inspirational things I've seen in a long time

  • hypnoso's picture
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Thanks bro, wish it wasn't my life but unfortunately it is. Fuck it we make he best of it now right? :)

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No where to go but forward man, u can't change the past but u can change the future

  • hypnoso's picture
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absolutely couldn't have said it any better myself. :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 7 years ago

Appreciate the background, and good to hear about your progress. Keep up the good work and dedication.

  • hypnoso's picture
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Thank you bro, much appreciated from a big guy like you.