I’m 20, started going to the gym last year. Ive always been into the fitness thing, and didn’t want to be one of those stereotypical white skinny weak nerds, Ive always wanted to be a little bulky and more importantly healthy.
When I started last year I weighed about 55kg (121 lb), now I’m just over 65kg(143 lb), so I’ve managed to gain 10kg (22 lb) in under a year, while loosing all my fat (which there wasn’t much of to begin with anyways :yes:)
I try to go 3-4 times a week, and do a full body workout made up for me by my gym instructor each time (takes about 1.5- 2 hours) And Id say I try to eat healthily… But na, not yet :no: Eating meals with higher amounts of protein are a good idea, but I personally dont take any supliments or protein shakes etc. My favorite meal is at lunch, where I usually have 2 pieces of toast with loads of cheese, then spaghetti+meatballs or ravioli on top of the cheese, with 2 fried eggs on top of that. Protein+1
Its certainly interesting tho, after a few months youll start to see muscles developing that you never knew existed. For a while there I thought my biceps were, it was kinda funny when I realized that they wearnt, it was just all the muscles around them (like the deltas and triceps etc) which were all growing as well, which made my biceps seem ‘smaller’ to me for a bit there.
The last thing I’d suggest is to get your measurements done, my trainer at the gym measures my chest, waist, legs, arms, biceps etc every 3-4 months to see what progress I’m making, to see if the program I’m on is working for me. Its the best way to review your progress.
So now to my friends I’m not a nerd anymore, I’m a ‘bulky nerd’, which apparently just makes me weirder. Gah, cant win them all I guess…