I remember my freshman year of highschool I could hardly lift the bench bar. It was a sad sad moment . Then my sophmore year a friend sold me his shitty bench set for 20 bucks. I was able to do the max amount of weight 10 times by the end of the year (100 pounds). My junior year I decided to sign up for weight lifting class hoping this would motivate me. When I began the class I was quite scared because the majority of the class was composed of football players who knew what the hell they were doing. I was a cool guy and knew most of them pretty well but still, i couldn't help feeling a bit outta place. Three weeks into the semster I decided that I would stop being shy and finally get to work like I needed to. Its amazing what a bit of hard work can do to you if you really put your mind to it. I started the year with a max of 135 and ended it with a max of 225. Most of those football players who were experienced constantly asked me for advice. It was a good feeling but it still seemed outta place. At the beginning of the year I was 5'8 weighting 135 and at the end I was 155. My body had boomed big time but it wasn't what I wanted. Yeah everyone is afriad of those guys who have huge pecs and biceps but thats not what I wanted. I wanted a nice lean body with ripped abs. The way my body had changed wasn't at all what I wanted. I had gone completely ripped and it seemed like I went from geek to freak. Now im a freshman in college at about 5'9 or so weighting 170 pounds. I decided to take it much easier since junior year of highschool so since then I have just been doing light weight (very infrequently) or push-ups and shit. The added weight only made my stomach stick out and my chest seems to have gotten smaller. What I want is to have a body similar to a professional soccer player. The kind that you see in the movies, nice chest with ripped abs and everything else proportional. It seems to me that my chest has to much mass in the middle but isn't good at all on the outsides (the outter, the inner, the lower, the upper). Also, i want extremely ripped abs (like those in fight club) and good looking arms and back. As far as all around body, I want to be able to stand taller, I feel like I got a stocky look going on and i rather have a long lean body. I see that alot of ppl have info on gaining mass and and bulking up but I just want a nice beach body. One where there is a notice difference when im walking around in a t-shirt. Also, this summer, I plan on doing alot of adventrous sports (i.e. rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming, etc. etc.) so I need to be a flexible as possible. Can anyone help me out here? What kinds of exercises do you recommend? I've been going to the gym for the last 2 and a half weeks doing chest, shoulders, triceps on monday and thrusday then legs, back, biceps on tuesday and friday. I also run and abs on monday, wednesday, and friday. Am I on the right track and am just to impatient to notice? My biggest fear is either bulking up big time or getting to ripped again. I want that ultimate rockstar/beach body. Any suggestions are welcomed, im sure alot of people feel the same.