Well, I might as well start one of these to keep up with my progress. Here's the background: Back in high school I weighed in at 145 pounds. I had qualified and passed all state standards. My bench was at 215 and my squat was at 330. Impressive numbers, but I felt that my form was a bit off. I definately plateaud as a result. At the time I was also not eating how I should have been which obviously limited me as well. Now I started working 40 hours a week on top of school and I had no time to hit the gym. I got lazy. All of my lean muscle mass left, but I somehow retained the same weight. I also picked up the habit of cigarettes (I was a bartender) as well as smoking about 5-6 bowls a day. I drank very occasionally. So, I moved down here to Charleston for college. I vowed a few things: 1) Quit smoking cigs 2) Quit smoking teh reefer 3) Hit the gym hard 4) Revamp my diet I've done all of the aforementioned things. I'm sticking to a 4 day upper/lower split based strictly on 5x5 core lifts. It's been working very well so far. I'm also currently bulking up (well shit, it's winter). I started bulking at 5'9 @ 152. I'm currently at 159 I'd like to get to a solid 175 by February or March so I can slightly cut for spring/summer. I have no intentions of being gigantic. I've always had a lean runners build with a bit of muscle so I'm just building off of that. I'm currently taking in about 4000 calories a day, taking about 10g of creatine in and taking in about my weight in grams in protein. Current supplements: Centrum Multivitamin 100% ON Whey Creatine No intentions to add in any other supplements. By May I would also like to put up 240 on the benchpress and 350 on the squat. Those are tentative goals. My current bench is about 200 and my squat about 260 Oh well, I'll keep this updated.