In as few words as possible, I’m a skinny kid.
More specifically, I’m a 19 year old, 5’10" 155 lbs kid who just finished his first year of university.
I went to high school in a small tow, so there wasn’t a lot to do. Few parties, not a lot of homework, etc. So I went to the gym.
T Nation fueled my love of the gym. I started by working out at home with nothing but dumbbells, a pull up bar, and a bench, obsessed with my abs like so many other skinny kids (maybe because it seems obtainable). Then i discovered T-Nation and stepped up my game.
Using approaches I found on T-Nation, I gained 15 lbs of muscle and doubled my strength. I loved the gym; lived for it even. I wanted to get as big as i could. Then i went to university and i stopped. Too many distractions, too much booze, too crowded a gym…whatever the reason, both my diet and exercise faltered and i lost ten pounds and virtually all my strength. I am once again skinny and weak.
But now its summer, and im determined to get back where i was. My brother swore by a book called the four hour body by Tim Ferris (he’s lost 7 lbs in a week so far). Tim writes about methods for both fat loss and weight gain. My brother said i should try Tim’s weight gain approach.
Its counterintuitive. It consists of short workout sessions twice a week. It kind of reminds me of a mixture between Doggcrapp and Squats and Milk.
I figure i’ll give it a try. If it works, great. If not, the twice a week works out will serve as a way for my body to get used to being back in the gym, I guess.
Posting here seems like a great way to track my progress. Ill post pictures and measurements soon, and my workouts as they come.