As a high school basketball player, I was always made fun of because I was too skinny. At 6’8 and 175 pounds, my nickname was "Strings". I hated it. When I graduated, I started lifting without dieting, and although seeing results, I couldn’t grow fast enough. I eventually educated myself. I’ve been dieting correctly towards my goals for about five years now, totaling 100 pounds of added weight. I am so motivated by people who bust their ass in the gym, no matter what size they are. It always gives me the drive to keep pushing forward.