Started lifting in High School for Basketball and Football... Continued off and on throughout college for looks, although I was uneducated on proper techniques. I have been lifting religiously the past three years, as a hobby.
I weighed between 190 and 200 lbs. out of high school. I actually lost weight during my freshman year of college by playing basketball every day. Then, I broke my ankle. I gained a lot of weight throughout the rest of college, starting sophomore year. I began lifting, but with a very uneducated routine. After college, I started reading Bodybuilding.com and developed a far more educated routine. At this point, I have been lifting religiously for approximately three years. However, I had not been monitoring my diet prior to 2014. In the Fall of 2013, I had gained another 21 pounds. A little bit of muscle, but primarily fat. On January 16th of 2014, I began a structured cutting phase. On May 1st of 2014, I had lost 30.6 lbs. I continued lifting throughout the rest of the year, but neglected my diet. I have put a lot of weight back on, and plateaued in my lifting progress. I look forward to the Transformation Challenge.
Why I Love it
Weightlifting - I enjoy experiencing my gains in strength. It is also a enjoyable way to stay active.