I dug up the original set of photos I took when I started posting in this section and began training under proper instruction.
In the before pics I weighed 52kg, in the after pics (taken now) I weigh 59kg. Body fat amount doesn't looked to have changed in the comparisons, which means I've pretty much gained about 5kg of lean muscle in 1 year (which is shocking yes) but sounds about right.
Physique 'looks' wise I'm pretty disappointed really (not that I have anything to blame, I didn't eat so I didn't grow).
Strength wise I couldn't have asked for more really in my first year of serious lifting, well not even a year really. In October 2006 I had a hernia operation and then it would have been around late December early January I started getting back into it to record a 65kg bench, 105kg squat and 140kg deadlift at the Australia day comp.
In 2 weeks at the mid-September mini-meet I'm aiming for a 140kg squat, 80kg pause bench and dunno about the deadlift. The squat has been my favourite lift and I've pretty much just been focusing on it for the last 6months hence the progress.
In the next year I want to focus on developing my upper body strength. I'm going to be keeping my training simple - the staple of it being overhead pressing and close grip bench press.
Hope ya learn from my mistakes and do better
Can't build a physique whilst working 2 jobs (13hr days), getting 4-6hrs sleep, not eating right, and prolly overtraining in a never-ending effort to lift more and more weight.