What up everyone. I've lurked in these forums for over a year now and I don't think I've ever posted, so I figured I'd do a big welcome thread.
My name is Mike. I'm 20 years old, attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I've been an avid basketball player my entire life and just recently started getting into weight training. This is due to two factors:
1) My dad was hired as an executive on the WWE (doesn't take too much brain power to see why I turned to the gym).
2) When you play (or attempt to play) basketball in college, you quickly learn that the gym is as important as the court. I had an amazing weight instructor at my old college, and he really got me into strength training (so much that I stopped liking basketball, and started loving the feel of a 45lb plate).
I am 6 2, about 195 lbs. I trained really heavily all of last year, but lost a lot of my gains over the summer when I was working a 10 hour job with a 3 hour commute. After settling into my new school (UNC), I've started hitting the gym HARD again and I know I'm gonna be active on these forums.
That's pretty much my story in a nutshell. Your community is great and I'm glad that I can be a part of it. Looking forward to making some friends around these parts who: