To introduce myself, I’m 26, 5’10’’ and about 160lbs. I was doing judo and kick-boxing during high school, hitting gym regularly (I was constantly over 180lbs back then). Later, my huge dream became competing at bodybuilding.
Unfortunately, I had too little time and money during college, so I slowly lost all my condition and now, during my Ph.D. even all the muscles. Add high blood pressure (ok with pills), losing hair, constant stress, break-up with fiancée and you see my current state.
In summary - during the last year I got into a terrible condition, lost all my self-confidence and I’m really not sure, if I can improve significantly now, at 26. I feel, like I’m too old, small, fragile and completely done to be able to get some serious mass back.
In the ideal case I’d love to put on a lot of mass (“bear mode/strongman” look) and now I wouldn’t really worry about putting on some fat.
So, what do you think? Is it realistic to aim for something like that in my situation?
You can see my current photos here: