How did I put on size and ultimately build some lean muscle? There are a couple things that went into it but the most important change I made was to stop complaining about my genetics, skiny-fat physique, and lack of resources.
It's quite simple actually and I can break down what I did and continue to do:
Put in the work: This means going in and putting in the time regardless of the weather, my mood, personal issues, and etc. The more you do something, the better you get at it. Right? Right.
Hold yourself accountable: You may have a gym partner initially but after a while you have to hold yourself accountable and that means learning how to manage your time and duties to fit the fitness part in (I'm assuming it's important to you).
Eat: This is pretty self-explanatory. Skinny-fat guy like me thought I was supposed to do cardio but on the contrary; eating more and lifting heavy was what helped me.
Develop a routine: Caloric surplus (I was just trying to eat as much as possible) and a 5x5 routine consisting of the major lifts (bench, squat, deadlifts) served as a catapult.
Keep educating yourself: The internet is a beautiful thing. You need to train yourself to hunt for the good information and look past the "get ripped in 7 days" bullshit that's fed down our throats. Don't stop after you get some good info. Always be on the lookout.
It seems very simple right? That's because they really are. The hardest part was consistency and discipline but over time I developed both those things. To this day I'm sharpening all my skills and learning way more than I ever thought I would when I initially started this journey. At the end of the day, do what works for you but don't complain about not seeing results if you're not putting in the work. On a side note; do ya'll think I went low enough on this 1 rep of 300lbs? - 5 hours ago