Took a bit of a break from the gym but I am now back. I am new to the forum but thought it would be good to get some advice to help me gain even a pound of muscle more efficiently. I am 19 but turning 20 in a week and have not worked out consistently in about a year and a half. I started working out at between ages 13-14 and stopped shortly before I turned 19. I have no good excuses for why I stopped, I just had started college and let school, partying, etc. get the best of me.
I was looking to get back in the gym around September of 2020 and was 15 ibs down from my usual weight after not working out, which is around 165 ibs, but my town was hit by a hurricane which did not end to well. Also lost an extra 10-15 ibs from anxiety related issue after the fact but was able to figure those problems out, but it left me at a whopping 135 ibs.
A new gym in my town has finally opened and I am getting a membership this week. I am looking for any advice on training, nutrition, and natural supplement or vitamins that I could use as I get back into the gym and gain back some muscle. I do not have a training program set in stone yet and am looking to find something simple I can follow to ease me back into the gym. I am currently not recording what I eat but I do plan on starting to do this next week.
Any advice on diet for solid, lean weight gain would be appreciated. I do not really have any history with supplements other than creatine and protein powder back in high school. Would not be opposed to trying a supplement(s) or vitamin(s) that would help with well-being, recovery, or muscle building.
So, I am 5’8 and 135, looking to start my body transformation journey again and looking for any advice. I will be posting updates weekly with logs of what I am doing when I start and progression pictures. I will start in a week or two depending on how quick I can figure out what kind of plan I will start with. Anything is appreciated!
Also, here is a picture of me when I was in my best condition in high school my junior year and I also tore a hamstring not long after this picture just to mention.