Hi T-Nation. I had been thinking about looking for a good bodybuilding forum but never got around to it. Stumbled onto this site looking up articles about bulking. I’ve learned so much from just a few hours of reading. Never realized how important diet and nutrition is and couldn’t figure out why it was always so hard to gain weight.
So here’s my story, I started working out in high school about 10 years ago. Joined the wrestling team and competed at 119lbs for a semester. After that I went into off-season football and really began lifting hard 5 days a week. Weight shot up to 135 by the end of the second semester. I havn’t played any sports since then, just go to the gym off and on. The picture in my av was taken when I was 17, around 150lbs. For 6 years I have told myself that I’m going to bulk up and weigh around 165-185. Procrastination and poor appetite has haunted me far too long. I have always had a high protein diet, but that’s about all the effort I put into nutrition.
Used to weigh 150-155 for years. Then I started eating better and trying to be as healthy as possible. Cut out all High fructose corn syrup, candy, and fast food. Ended up dropping to 145 and that is where I’m starting from now. I used to think I knew alot about bodybuilding and nutrition. I even considered myself kind of big at 155. Well damn this site is a slap in the face. I really know very little and am a complete noob. Wish I knew about this place years ago.
I’m looking forward to finally taking control of my body and I now have the tools to do so. Are there any members reading this that have gone through a similar experience? Weighing a girls weight, then finally taking control and getting up to their goal? I would love to hear anyone’s story. I have so much to learn.
My goal is to hit around 175 - 200 lbs. I don’t want to do this for bodybuilding comps or anything professional. Really tired of being a small guy and want to see what my body is capable of. I’ve always been an easy gainer so that helps. From the few things Ive read, I know that I need to eat much much more, and mix in more liquid meals. Need to expand my workout routine and do more of a variety of exercises. Ill be purchasing Surge and lots of whey (still not sure on brand). All ears for any suggestions.
Attached a picture taken just now.