I have been lurking for a while now and thought I should introduce myself.
I’m a 35 year old man from Northern Ireland who has taken little to no exercise all his life. As you may imagine combining as little movement as possible with cigarettes, beer and junk food throughout my twenties left me looking, well, flabby at best.
I stopped smoking 3 years ago, joined a gym last year and have been mainly concentrating on cardio (spinning, running machine etc) and core classes to get the old belly in line. So far so good, as along with some light training on the weights machines I have managed to lose 14 pounds or so, however, my strength is very low ( I ‘lift’ 40KG for 3x12 on the chest press machine) and I have poor flexibilty.
Now, I have decided to put on some beef as I am, at the moment, a ‘skinny fat man’ in that I have little muscle mass and lots of flab, though less than before
I have read through some of the articles on the site and have taking a liking to Chad Waterbury’s work so I bought the 10x10 e-book and will be starting it on monday.
I don’t think I’m brave enough to put up a picture just now, but maybe in ten weeks
Anyway, thats me, ambitious and ready to work.