When I was really young I was always the strongest, fastest and, in some ways, the best kid. If me and my friend tested our athletic abilities I would often come out as the winner. Then it changed and over the years I started eating unhealthy, drinking soda, and generally moving around less. Skip forward a few years.
I decided to change, and realized that I could regain the athleticism I had possessed in my younger years. Before I got myself a gym membership I found T-Nation, and I read as much as I could. I still do. Anyway, when I started I had a certain clue as of what to do, and a very strong will to get it done.
I started training, and like so many others I didn’t have much of a clue in the beginning. It started with benching mostly, even though I was never a fan of curls. Anyway, I kept reading and discovered the joys of deadlifting and squatting. I spent months teaching myself the technique, and eventually nailed it. From then on I just kept on lifting…
I quickly found out that it actually works, and that I had pretty damn decent genetics for strength training and muscle building. I was getting stronger and stronger, which gave me more motivation to keep on lifting. And here I am, still lifting and getting stronger.
I’ve accomplished quite. I went from a bodyweight of around 70kg (155lbs) to 110kg ( 240lbs) in one and a half years of training.
My lifts are getting somewhere too, but there’s always room for improvement.
My nutrition could be better, don’t get me wrong. It’s fairly decent, I get my protein, enough calories etc. But I could get better at eating veggies and fruits.
Also, let me add that I feel blessed to have found such a great source of information at a young age. You know when someone writes “I wish there was a T-Nation when I was 15”. Well, I have that gift. And trust me, I don’t intend to waste it.