Newbies! Here’s my story…
Well… I found this site just a little over 2 months ago. 2 months before that, right around New Years, I decided to lose weight. I was weighing in at around 225 (I’m 6’3") and was out of shape. I started doing cardio and wasn’t lifting much. I have a crazy work schedule (I know, not a good excuse). I work from 5:30 to 2 in the morning.
After finding this site and thinking about things, I realized that the best I’ve ever looked in my life is when I was weighing 235. I decided to change my goal and gain weight. I immediately changed my caloric intake and started picking up the weights. I got me some Cytogainer, fish oil, flax seed oil, and a large fork. I’m eating at least 6 meals a day now and take in about 4500 calories a day. I always take in about 1000 immediately after lifting.
Everyone at work thought I was crazy, but I had confidence in the people on this site. I started with the basics (still am using the basics) such as, dead lift, squat, bench, shoulder press, and pull ups. When I first started I could barely do 2 pull ups, I now work in sets of ten. My bench has gone up 80 pounds! I have also managed to gain 20 pounds. I’m sure some of it is fat, but who cares! I look 10 times better than I did 2 months ago. You know you’re making progress when your friend’s dad asks you if you’ve been doing 'roids! It made my day when he asked me that!
I know I’m nowhere near where I want to be, but I know if I follow the advice of the experts on this site, I can get to my goal of 260 in no time. Thank you to all the people that have a positive influence on this site. The knowledge and information I have gained is priceless! My attitude and confidence has increased and I feel absolutely amazing! Thanks again everyone!