Why I Got Started
The main reason I got really into bodybuilding was after I graduated high school. I was done with sports I needed something to do. In my training for sports in high school, I always enjoyed lifting weights more than I actually enjoyed the sports themselves.
Once I got to college, I was not happy with the way I looked and I felt something needed to be done, so I started devoting most of my free time to weight training; I have not stopped since then.
How I Did It
I started bulking in August because I felt that I was too small. At first, I trained mainly for strength by lifting in the lower rep range. I was getting way stronger and being really consistent with my workouts, but not really noticing results in the mirror, so I finally decided to take on a training split and start watching my diet closer.
I continued to bulk until April and reached 180 pounds. After watching my diet closer, my results went through the roof. After I reached 180 pounds, I was happier with my size but wanted to get more definition for summer, so I started a cut. I'm currently around 173-175 pounds with a lot more definition.
Suggestions For Others
- Diet and consistency are the keys to success.
- Never give up due to lack of results at first, they will come in time.
- Don't get caught up in wondering which training style and diet works best; over time you will learn what works best for you.