Bill Dittmar

Dawn recently had the pleasure of getting to know LIFT Auburn member Bill Dittmar. I learned that he is has recently back to working out after a long hiatus due to health issues and a demanding work schedule.   This guy is old school body builder and shared with me that he is friends with many of the greats, including Larry Opiela, the original he-man! Here is what Bill had to say about LIFT:

  1. How long have you been a member at LIFT? 2 months
  2. What were some of your goals when you started? Double my strength on a handful of basic compound movements and lose 4 inches from my waist in one year, without getting hurt.
  3. What goals or accomplishments have you recently met? I’m 15 percent stronger so far in 2 months.
  4. What has been your greatest achievement at LIFT? Just walking in the door for the first time.
  5. What or who motivates you? Reading everything by Arthur Jones and John Bogle.
  6. What are your future goals? At 63 years old, just keep getting stronger.
  7. What is your favorite workout or class at LIFT? Favorite is too pleasant of a word.  I work out alone on hammer strength and some free weights.  The last 2 reps are ugly and private, not a very social moment.
  8. What advice can you give someone who is just starting their fitness journey at LIFT?    Consider using a personal trainer or competent training partner; to keep you focused, your form tight, and to motivate you.  Also, remember that medical health is not the same thing as athletic fitness.