For as long as I can remember I've always wanted to be big, which sounds kind of funny considering that I only weighed 135 pounds soaking wet at 6'-1" tall before I ever picked up a weight. I remember growing up always admiring the way that Arnold looked and the way Lou looked in the "Incredible Hulk", muscles just amazed me, you know the feeling.
It was my senior year at the end of basketball season and I didn't know what to do, I needed something to focus my energy and time on. I joined a gym in hopes of getting a little bigger and stronger so I could play some college ball. Well after about 6-8 weeks of training I realized that I really liked this and focused my time and energy on bodybuilding and gave up on the basketball idea. At first I had a lot of people tell me that bodybuilding was about genetics and that I didn't have them and if I intended on making any quality gains I would have to use drugs. Well, it was kind of hard to argue that point since my dad is 5'-10" and weighs about 160 pounds or so. But I would not let this deter my dream of becoming as big as a house. I have long arms and long legs with small joints so I figured that I had a perfect build to look like Arnold it is just a matter of getting there.
The day I picked up my first weight at the gym I was 6'-1" and weighed 135 pounds at 18 year old with whopping measurements: arms - 12 ½", chest and amazing 39" and thighs an amazing 19". My goals were to become a solid 275 or so in the off-season and compete around 250-260 pounds. My goals for my measurements are that my arms will be around 20"+, my legs 30"+ and my chest 52"+. So I took a very radical approach on getting as big as I could as fast as I could. I wasn't concerned with being cut until I reached my goal of 275 pounds, so I ate everything that I could. I would drink 2-3 1000-calorie shakes a day and fill myself with all the supplements I could. Then one day it all started paying off. I started to grow and I have been continually growing at the rate of about 15-20 pounds of muscle every year. I know weigh in at 210 pounds with my measurements as follows: arms - 17 ½", thighs - 27 ½" and chest 48". You can see by my before and after photos I have made an astounding transformation in my body. If I can do this I really believe that anyone can do this, the main key is don't let anything stop you. If you put your mind to it and let nothing deter you stay focused on you goals you will achieve them. But in the world of bodybuilding it takes discipline, if you put forth minimal effort you will get minimal gains.
Just remember that it is not an overnight process, it takes time and patience. But I promise you it's worth it. I really enjoy bodybuilding and every thing that comes with it, clothes not fitting anymore, shirts fitting tight and just being different from everybody else. When you start getting bigger you start separating yourself from the everyday people. But to attain all of this and achieve you goals you have to be consistent. I have known many people that wonder why they can't make the same gains that I have. These are the same people that workout hard for 3-4 weeks then take a couple of weeks off then come back and start over again. I cannot tell you how important it is for you to be consistent; this is the most important thing in bodybuilding.
Each week or so I will update my articles giving detailed information on how I've gotten to this point and how I am continuing to develop my body to attain my goals. I will tell you how to avoid plateaus, different ways to take supplements and different training techniques that will give you excellent results. If any of you have any questions what so ever about any bodybuilding topic feel free to email me at Mblue533@cs.com and I will answer it by my experiences and I will post the answers to your questions in my articles.
I leave you with one last thing and I will post it in every article that I write. This is my bodybuilding philosophy that I follow. To Get Big, You Have to Think Big, Eat Big and Train Big.