I’m sure most (if not all) of you know me a bit by now. My name’s Mike, I’m a 17 year old junior in high school. I got into weightlifting at the end of spring last year, and since then have really tried to learn all I can.
I was at one time the typical ‘fat-kid’ at 5’3" and 175lbs when I was 14. I dieted down, the stupid way, to 130lbs at 5’9" when I was 16. I was happy to finally not be the ‘fat kid’. But, my mind changed. No one called me skinny, but I saw it, and I was. I wanted to get bigger. So, I started lifting. At first, my only goal was aesthetics. I wanted to change the way I looked. Through OVT, Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy, and Training for Maximal Size, I got a little bit of meat on me.
But I wasn’t STRONG. It sucks to be skinny, but in my opinion, it sucks a lot worse to be WEAK. So, by now, I’ve changed my mindset on training. Sure, I want to look good nekkid, but I also want to lift big weights. If I ate right, and lifted heavy, could I not gain strength and look decent?
Thus transpired my epiphany.
My journey into Westside begins here.