What's up guys, Thought I'd give my two cents on working out. I'm an ectomorph. Always been tall and skinny. Right now I'm 5'11" and 172 pounds. I really started working out hard last spring. Most of my friends lift heavy, so I got on Stronglift's 5x5 beginner routine. It works, I put on over 20 pounds of muscle in three months. I ate whatever I could and got really strong. But, I was the fattest I have ever been. I think it is because you need so much fat on your body to build big muscle for heavy lifting. I'm not sure though, science is not my thing. My BMI was around 18 or 19 percent. Usually I'm around 10 percent. I never really liked heavy lifting anyways. I did not like the atmosphere, everyone looking at themselves in the mirrors and I feel like I was always comparing myself to the guy lifting next to me. So I decided to change it up and I can proudly say I will never lift like that again. I got into calisthenics by Bar Brothers and MadBarz and have been doing it for the past four months. I thought I was strong from lifting heavy. But I was very wrong. Yeah, I could lift a lot of weight off of my chest and do some cool squats with weight on my shoulders, but my muscles did not work well together. I could barely do a few sets of 12 pull ups. I could not do a muscle up. And my core was an absolute joke. But calisthenic workouts changed that. Man has it killed me. But, I have enjoyed every bit of it! I have seen a huge change in overall strength, flexibility and my mindset from these workouts. I absolutely love working out now. If anyone wants to try out these workouts, I encourage you to! Here's a link to some beginner routines for calisthenics. I recommend them! http://www.barbrothersgroningen.com/calisthenics-workout-plan/ And if you're very serious, you should invest in The System by Bar Brothers. It is a twelve week workout plan that will change your life! It is about a $50 investment, and very worthwhile for the price. It is very hard though, be warned. You will have to push yourself. http://barbrothersdc.com Also, the Bar Brothers and calisthenics communities are incredible. That is what drove my interest in working out that way. They are extremely encouraging, just as NoFap is. Lastly, I do not think this has been mentioned enough. A total change in weight and muscle build do not come from half-assing anything. You have to have the mentality to WORK HARD. EVERY workout should be a challenge, pushing your limits! NEVER GIVE UP! "Failure is part of the process, giving up is not!"