Hey guys, I'm new here, and I think me doing one of these journals would be great for me to keep my focus and maybe could get some pointers here and there.
A little background. I'm 19 and about to be a sophomore in college. I wrestled for 6 years until my shoulder couldn't take it anymore. I had a shoulder reconstruction surgery a year ago, took me 6 months to get that back to 100%....then I injured my back badly last fall. I'm in my 4th month of physical therapy and finally am pain free.
Right now, I'm 6'4 and 175lbs. Can you guess if I'm lanky? I've been out of the gym for over a year and a half now....I was trying to heal shoulder and I was really burnt out from wrestling. Then my back went out and I was busy with school and everything. Now I'm ready to make a commitment to myself to pack on the muscle, for my own well-being and to keep myself from injury.
I got back in the gym 2 weeks ago today, lifting light weights, one exercise per body part, just to get my body used to lifting again. I feel well enough now to start to pick up the pace and have begun the WBB #1.
I'd like to eventually be about 200lbs of muscle. I should put the weight on fairly easily. I have had an awful diet the past 6 months due to my pain and all the pain meds...sometimes I'd go 2 days without eating.
Okay, enough of the background stuff...let's get to the good stuff!
Keep in mind I'm coming off being injured and haven't been in the gym in a looooong time....so try not to laugh too hard. My main concentration is using proper form and not hurting myself. It's tough to check my ego.