Age: 18 Lifting experience: around 3 years, since junior year Powerlifter or bodybuilder?: both, but with an emphasis on low-rep, heavy training Weight: maintaining around 160; started out at 130, was at 175 at one point (winter of senior year) Bodyfat: 10% currently; slowly dropping Diet: Intermittent fasting (1-2 meals a day, eaten in an 8 hour block from afternoon to evening Best lifts: Bench: 235 x 1, 100 db's x 3; Deadlift: 410 x 1; Squat (atg): 245 x 3; Barbell Overhead Press: 155 x 3, 75 db's x 5; Hang clean: 205 x 1; Pullups: 23 BW, +55 lbs x 8; Dips: 30 BW, +90 lbs x 8 I used to hang around the teen forums quite a bit in high school. I'm a freshman in college now so I don't have as much time to misc/piss away time in the wasteland that is much of bbing.com, but I thought I'd come back and share some things I've learned along the way. I'm not huge nor am I massively strong, I'm just your average bro who started off weak as fuk and wanted to get both bigger and stronger. I've come a long ass way and learned a lot, in particular I've learned not to trust everything you read- i know every trainer and his brother says this, but everybody is very different and you have to learn what works for you. That said, I'll offer up some quality advice to anyone who'll listen. As for my background, I started off for pure aesthetic purposes. Got a bit chunky and at one point I was 175 lbs, a bit too large for my frame IMO. Got back down to 160 where I am now, mainly working on increasing strength as opposed to just size. I incorporate a lot of bodyweight and Olympic lifts because I think they work to build a more athletic, functional looking physique as opposed to simply being big and blocky. I've been eating around maintenance for the last year and a half while training hard (5-7 days a week: 4-5 heavy workouts, the rest are light workouts with mainly bodyweight exercises). Been intermittent fasting for about a year, and I love it. Getting gradually leaner while not having to worry about eating during the day and pigging out at dinner. inb4 tl;dr...any questions, shoot!