Hi, I've been reading this board pretty intensely for the past few days and just joined up.
I'm 24 y/o, 5'10, 205lbs, and without any muscle on my body. I have skinny arms and legs, and a skinny face. All my fat is around my midsection(gut and lovehandles) and now I have some man boobs in the works. I also have somewhat broad shoulders. Even when I was playing sports in school I had no real visible muscle, but weighed only 175 pounds.
I want to lose the gut and put on some muscle, as I am patheticaly weak. I can't do any pull-ups and can only do 10 perfect-form pushups before full exhaustion. I just started running and am jogging 1 mile ever other day. I have such little experience with lifting weights that it's safe to say I have no experience.
Anyone have any advice/comments for someone who's partially convinced that their body can't produce muscle.
I don't really eat that much food. I usually just eat cereal for breakfast or a sandwich for lunch. I rarely eat both breakfast and lunch. I can also go right to dinner time without eating a meal some days. For dinner it's almost always homecooked(chicken, steak, or pasta is the norm). After dinner is where I ruin it. I'll eat late night meals/junk almost regularly. I realize I need to change my diet drastically, so I guess I'm looking more for help with the strength building.