I’ve been reading articles on T-Nation for a while and thought I’d drop in on the forums and introduce myself.
Not too long ago I was living in complete antithesis to T-Nation principles - a distance running vegan(including too much soy) weighing in at a paltry 150 pounds at 6’0". I even had most of the classic symptoms of low testosterone at 22 years old!
A few months ago as I was preparing to leave college I looked at my body and my athleticism and realized I was unhappy with both. I started searching the internet for strength training/bodybuilding information and I soon found myself reading T-Nation articles regularly and, perhaps more importantly, applying what I read.
I greatly enjoy whole body workouts and am particularly fond of Waterbury’s total-body training(with a couple of extra workouts each week to work on sprinting, grip strength, etc). I usually consume between 4,000 and 5,000 calories daily with each meal either a combination of primarily carbs and protein or fat and protein. Supplements are fish oil, protein powder, and creatine. Standard stuff.
I’m quite happy with my results so far - I’ve gained 30 pounds in 3 months. And those symptoms that I had that could have been due to low testosterone have gone away. The only downside is, with my frame, I’m still 30 or 40 pounds away from starting to look big.
I don’t have any questions and I’m not really looking for advice. I just wanted to introduce myself and give thanks for a such an outstanding group of scientists and athletes coming together and providing their expertise for free.