Early in my high school years I was relatively skinny. Soccer was my main sport and due to the rough, physical nature of the game, I tended to get pushed around a lot. Two broken collarbones and a torn ACL later, I decided something had to be done.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee. In the quadruped stifle (analogous to the knee), based on its anatomical position, it is referred to as the cranial cruciate ligament.
How I Did It
I started working out with some friends. We would work the same muscles everyday, eat whatever we wanted, and exercise with improper form. My dad, noticing my new found interest, brought home a copy of Muscular Development.
After diligently reading every article, I began to learn more and more about the art of lifting. I would read magazines at work, rent books from the library, and look up tips on the web.
The more I learned, the more efficient I became in the weight room. With efficiency came results. With results came even more motivation to train and live healthy. It's a vicious cycle.
Click Image To Enlarge. The More I Learned, The More Efficient I Became In The Weight Room.