Just wanted to make an introduction. I have been a member for a short period of time, ~2 months. I figured it would be a little rude of me to just lurk in the shadows and make some post without doing so.
37 yo. Lifting on & off for ~15 years, most of it not too seriously. Ex- abuser of various substances . More serious into the resistance training over the past 6 years but still not as knowledgeable as most appear on this board. I usually do a lot of cycling(bicycle) and that has impeded most of my attempts to gain LBM. End of last summer I couldn't keep the weight on & was struggling to maintain 150#, I am 5'8". I was ycling 3-5 X/wk 3 hours/day and eating ~3000-3500 kcals/ day mostly high CHO. After the summer I decided to cut the cardio and put on some lean mass. My previous max weight had been 175# back in 2001, BF% unknown but waist was ~35".
I have a B.S. in Nutrition, but thermometers have degrees also and you know what they do with those. I am a Clinical Dietitian @ a Hospital, so I have some foundation in understanding of hypermetabolic conditions and their impact on nutrition. I am not as well versed re: weighttraining & nutrition but I am trying to remain teachable.
Most impressed with overall knowledge base of members on the board, Bobo especially. I will do my best to support the board and not be an arrogant dickhead.
Thanks for letting me participate.