Hi, I bought a 300 lbs Olympic weight set along with a bench and an okay rack that came with the bench (can be used for squatting) I'm 33, 140 lbs, 5'6". I'm pretty fucking weak too and hate that I lack basic strength to do shit. I want to get stronger, but don't mind a slow lean bulk. I tried weightlifting a few years ago and got stronger over a 6 month period, but I got fucking fat and the strength gains didn't feel justified by the fat gains. I'm a skinny-fat type person. Anyway, I lost motivation and stopped. Given my psychique I think I would do best on a program that got me stronger while not completely fucking up my physique.
I'm considering starting strength, but I get the sense I'll get stronger and a lot fatter on it. Hate to say it, but having a good phyisque while I get stronger matters to me. Is this possible and can SS even be done this way? I know most people here will say I should eat like a mofo. I tried that before, but like I said the strength I gained didn't feel justified by all the fat so I'd prefer a more moderate approach. Thanks!