Well since we got this subforum up, I might as well start this.
Last year I was a freshman in college. I was about 6' and weight 135 pounds...I know. I started watching workout videos and reading on bodybuilding.com that I could get bigger if I really wanted to. I did. Still do. So a buddy of mine and I started hitting the gym.
I knew how important form was so I concentrated on that. I couldn't bench the bar so I had to use 15 pound dumbells. I curled a 5 in each arm. It was sad, but I was determined.
I went as much as school and my muscles could handle (the first time I did curls my arms wouldn't fully extend for a week).
What we started off doing:
-Bench, Incline, and Decline
-T bar rows
-Dumbell shoulder press
That was it. I didn't do legs for almost an entire year because I was a ******.
Now-a-days I am doing the following:
-Wide and Close Grip Curls
-Close Grip bench
-Bent Over Rows
-Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
-Pulls from Mid-thigh
-P90X for abs
I am sure there are some I am missing, but these are the major ones.
Areas I need to work on:
Areas I am...more advanced for lack of a better term:
I don't really have a set nutrition but here is what I typically eat in a day:
-Breakfast: 2 eggs, 4 egg whites, some low fat shredded cheddar, with half a bagel and cream cheese, greek yogurt, and a protein shake with milk.
-Snack: Usually a fruit and cheese snack. Mostly a couple slices of apples, a handfull of grapes, cubes of cheese, and a water.
-Lunch: I always have chicken for lunch. Most of the time I buy the tenderloins vs. the breasts because the cook better on the George Foreman grill (which I highly recommend for anyone trying to eat better). I have a few dry rubs from a local spice shop that I use and it works. I usually pair that with some veggie, either carrots, celery, or a side salad. And of course a water.
-Snack: I always always always eat beef jerky. 15g of protein with almost no fat. You can't beat it. I usually pair this with a Gatorade because it's my preworkout "meal".
-Dinner: This varies between beef, pork, and fish. However, sometimes it is just premade dinners from the grocery store (not frozen). And a salad and water.
-Before bed I usually have some Snyders pretzels and I always have a Casein protein shake.
-Beyond Raw Chocolate Brownie Mass Gainer in the morning
-Gold Standard 100% Whey Vanilla Ice Cream (amazing) post workout
-Beyond Raw Double Chocolate Re-feed Casein at night
-AMP Glutamine Pills for recovery which I hardly take anymore
-C4 Fruit Punch preworkout, wanting to try the new Gold Standard pre.
Okay, so here is my transformation.
Me last year on the far right:
Me today (3/6/13):
Not huge, but I definitely think I look better. And I feel better.