Just wanted to thank you guys for all of the info on here. I read the bodybuilding bible, and that put my ass into high gear. I use to do more endurance training until that got boring as hell... plus I have just always been better at being fast/explosive. I've been eating well and working hard, and although I am still small, I have gone from 148lbs in April to 169lbs today.
I am smoother than before but still fairly lean... a visible 4-pack. I had what I thought was an ambitious goal of 170lbs by the end of the summer... now I am aiming to hit that by next week! Not sure if this should be in this forum or the powerlifting since I am not totally focused on either. I just want to be strong and look impressive.
To all of my fellow newbs... just read the bible, eat, and when you think you've had your 4000calories for the day eat some more because you probably only had 2500. Weigh yourself every week, and that scale ought to be climbing or you've got some eating to do. I weigh myself every workout now to keep me motivated and on target.
My Goals for September are now:
180lbs in bodyweight while still somewhat lean
Squat 225lbs for reps (always sucked on squat)
Bench 225lbs for 5