A while back I asked for people to send me their success stories so we can show what static contraction has done for our clients lives. Well Carl Davies sent me his right away and I’d like to share it. He’s a 44 year old male who injured his shoulder and tried SCT. Take it away Carl……
Hi Greg! My name is Carl, I’m 44 years old, I started some form of weight training about 6 years ago, I had what appeared to be a rotator problem in my left shoulder from when I was 19 years old. It had bothered me on and off over the years. Currently I have high blood pressure, which developed about 1 ½ years ago most likely due to stressful situations then – that still seem to haunt me a bit now.
When I started exercising 6 years ago, it was with a total gym I borrowed from my sister-in-law. I pulled out the little booklet that was included with the machine and started the first workout. After about 20 minutes I thought I was going to throw up, so I went upstairs and took a 20 minute nap. My oldest daughter laughed at me because I hadn’t worked out for very long. I’m 6’1” and weighed about 180lbs then. So I wasn’t heavy, but was obviously out of shape and did have some body fat.
I kept using the total gym, working out for 45 minutes everyday, 6 days a week. I also included 30 minutes of bicycling after every workout. I saw results for the first few months, however as you’ve probably already guessed, I started to get sluggish, the results all but halted, and I made myself sick by the 4th month.
I was very frustrated. I then bought a universal machine and started a slightly revised approach – although the workout frequency was still too much. Then sometime in 2006 I just kept looking on the internet for some weight training program that didn’t require buying a bunch of supplements (which I initially did at first also), would help me to reach my goals, and not take up so much time. That’s when I found Pete’s info. To be honest, the single hardest part of his program to get through my head, was the needed rest periods.
The beginning of 2007 I bought free weights and a power rack. I still struggled with cutting back on frequency but the idea of it finally stuck.
Today, I weigh 220 lbs. I still have body fat to lose but I understand that my eating habits play the biggest role in that. I am stronger than I’ve ever been; my wife, family, and friends (and even my kids’ friends) quickly noticed how big and strong I am now, AND that shoulder injury has all but disappeared since using SCT.
Like I imagine others have, I’ve run into my share of “unbelievers” regarding SCT, but the ones I’ve managed to get to try it out at my house, quickly became believers with just a few shrugs, or bench press, or a barbell curl.
My brother-in-law is a traditional weight lifter at one of the local gyms. I had him try the shrugs and his girlfriend told me that he complained for weeks about how sore he was after just a few holds. He won’t lift with me anymore. Lol!
Sorry this is a bit long, but thanks for giving me the opportunity to share. Feel free to ask me any questions, etc.
Thank you Carl for sharing with us. Congratulations on healing that shoulder injury and being a great inspiration!