Hi, I’m a 22 year old senior in college. For the first time in my life I’m trying to get stronger and hopefully add weight along the way.
In high school, I spent 4 years on the varsity cross country team. I was in great shape, but by the time I got to college, I was VERY skinny. I’m guessing I was around 150 pounds at 6’0. I completely wasted my first 3 years of college, fitness-wise. Sick of running, I stopped doing it all together. I had a free gym membership at my college but only went sporadically and had no clue what I was doing.
It wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I cleaned up my diet drastically and finally got serious about the gym. Having never lifted weights before, and with the distance running background, I was very weak. After about two months of training, I am now 185 pounds at 6’1.
I am now starting up Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength. I have done the program before, but had to stop during winter break. Now that I’m back into the swing of things, I want to do it again until I graduate in May. At that point I will look into finding a new gym.