I've always liked doing exercises back in high school. I'd run every morning, do push-ups and use one of those bending bars for the biceps (sorry I really don't know what it's called, what I remember is that it's body is made of tough spring covered in rubbery foam). It was mundane so to speak.
In college, I got into Greco-Roman wrestling. Being lean, (probably too lean for my own good) I was always taken as a human dummy whenever our instructor needed to throw someone around. Mind you, my body didn't look all that bad; if I were to look to a comparison, I'd say I look like a gymnast, like this little guy:
But I was too light.
I took working-out seriously back in 2008. I bulked up tremendously, but mostly through dirty bulking. I was only able to get muscularly-lean when I trained for Muay Thai.
Now, I am looking into bulking-up again. I am dead-set on building a hard-muscular body worthy of competition. But it's not just for the pursuit of aesthetics, but because I want to push myself to become better in terms of strength and discipline.
I hope you guys could help me out. I will also contribute should I have something that I think would be helpful.
Let's all keep pushing!