Well, where to start.
I got into lifting in 2003 (age 20) when a budy of mine introduced me. I have trained off and on for almost 6 years now. while i know that my body comp and strength are much better than what they would have been if i never started, I am no where near happy with myself. I was always active when i was younger. soccer since i was 6. Tae Kwon Do for 10 years (i got my Black Belt and then quit...i hate that i did that). I played baseball for a few years as well.
Height - 69 inches
Weight - 185 lbs
BF% - ? (my stupid scale says ~20%)
ill post measurements tonight (currently at work)
Bench - 205 lbs
Squat - 305 lbs
DL - 405 lbs
Personal best 1RM
Bench - 225 lbs
Squat - 315 lbs
DL - 495 lbs
age 14 - I broke the head of my humerous when a kid twice my size landed on me when i slide tackled him. the bone healed perfectly but i think the supporting structures around it never healed properly as i never did any rehab.
age 23 - has surgery on my left ear (i am partially deaf - about 50% loss in both ears - the procedure was to try and correct that - didnt work) I couldnt lift for 6 months.
age 25 - depression. from many things, one being my girlfriend of a long time and I splitting up ( i had just baught a ring to propose to her, so i was stuck with heartache and a $200 a month bill for a ring i had no use for)
well i am tired of where i am right now. my job. my body. my mental state. I want to make a change. I have had aspirations in the past of doing a bodybuilding show but never followed through. I want to do a show now and I want to do it the right way. I talked to my buddy who has done a few shows and asked him what i should do first...cut/bulk. he says to bulk.
I will post some pics later tonight as well as some details of my diet and workout routine. hopefully i can get some feedback from some here to help me along and to keep my motivation strong.
Let the Journey Begin!!!