I've been on Starting Strength for like 10 years on and off (with calisthenics and sports here and there) but whenever I got to the gym for two weeks in a row, I get sick. Like a cold or flu that is really debilitating and I can't keep going for two weeks. Then I go for two more. Rinse repeat. I just gave up on it and decided to try and find more time for sports but I am getting rekt by uni so now I just wallow in depression from not being able to do anything physical.
Anyone else a failed gymcel? I still look DYEL after 16 months of lifting.
I heard somewhere that real gains come from a balance of 3 things - diet, sleep, and gym. If your balance is weak and you are missing one of the legs, then it's like a 3-legged stool with one leg missing, shit don't hold up.
Better to do something than nothing IMO; even if it doesn't get him laid, at least he will be in better health, have a hobby, and might feel better about himself than someone who just Mountain Dew Cheetos his life away in front of a computer screen, for example.
from your lifts any where from a few months to 10+ years. depends on diet genetics and build.
#1 tip is to eat like crazy. you won't get fat and even if you do the weight will come off quickly as you are naturally lean
*buy a cheap scale to make sure your gaining weight (the weight number doesn't matter just make sure your increasing in weight)*