The names Tom ~
Gonna try to keep my story short and sweet
My biggest weight was 400 pounds. I've been fat pretty much most of my life, until one night, where it hurt to breathe. I got fed up and stopped everything I was doing and changed everything else. Fast forward I dropped 100 stayed about 200( in the 200-215 area )till this day. Since It was just me, I was a naive kid, no guidance or how I should lose the weight, so now I am cursed with the infamous Loose skin.
I had joined and still am a part of a gym, because I've always wanted too and hopefully try to fill in or snap back the skin, I have succeeded in some areas, my arms still have some skin, but its truly shown some improvement, though I have never really done a focused routine. Sure I take advice from members, the internet, and friends, but nothing has really ever hit home, I do work hard, but I feel like I'm doing some unnecessary stuff. I lack guidance I suppose.
I have decided to use the 1st routine on this site to start fresh with the excellent articles here and the detailed explanations from moderators and members. I have tons of questions I really do, but I'm going to keep it to 2 in this post.
1) I weigh 215-220. I personally like my body size, but I DO want muscle, I do want something nice to show off, and I do want to rid of the loose skin, and if filling it in with muscle is one way to help it, then I'm willing to do whatever it takes.
2) Now I love running. I Go To the gym 3 days a week, and run 3 days a week. I've upped from 2 miles to 4 to 6 now 8-10 depending on how I'm feeling / weather. I heard that doing this can actually reverse what I'm trying to achieve at the gym, but I'm not a big fan of sitting around, I love running. How would running affect my overall path into gaining muscle? Is there a way I can get a little running in?
To review though, my goals are
Gain Muscle and hopefully fill in as much skin as possible without going under the knife. (I'm 20 I don't have that kind of money for cosmetic surgery!)
Thank you to all who could help.
If this is in the wrong area PLEASE move it )