Actually, I feel kind of bad about my post now. I didn’t realize that Simon was the 14-year-old over on the Pic Forum…
Okay, here’s the modified version:
Simon, you’re 14. Like it or not, you simply haven’t had time to really acquire much knowledge yet - I don’t care how smart you are, it’s a matter of time in the game. Hate to say it, but most of the people on this board have forgotten more about bodybuilding than you’ve learned yet, so it strikes us as a bit impertinent when you say that you know everything you need to know. No one knows that much. No one.
Okay, here’s the advice that you wanted:
Start with T-mag issue 1 and begin reading. Read EVERY article in EVERY issue that’s been published so far - that should keep you busy for at least two years. When you finish, start over and read them again, because by that time your body will have changed enough that they will make new sense to you. Repeat as necessary after that.
And for god’s sake, proofread your damn post next time. No one likes an illiterate. Do you want to sound like a complete idiot? Didn’t think so.
Now go back into the gym and lift. And start keeping a food log so that you know how many calories you’re eating per day on average. Once you know that number, increase it by 10% EVERY day and you will gain some weight. When the gains stop, re-calculate your intake and make another increase. Repeat as necessary. THIS is the way to build a quality body - time in the gym and at the dinner table - not fooling around with steroids.
I apologize for the tone of my first post. But now you know: it pays to be just a bit humble around here (and in life in general).