I'm sure you've all seen the infomercials about this thing....
Anyone have one, or know anyone that has one? Do you follow the full routine as directed?
Little back story....
I'm 5'9", and currently weigh ~140lbs. This is the largest that i've been in almost 6 years. When i was in high school, i was an active rock climber, both recreational, and competing in regional events, mainly for fun. I didn't have the finesse necessary to be truly competitive, i relied on brute force to get up a lot of routes. I weighed about 170lbs, was 5'7"-5'8" at that point, ran track, played soccer and Ultimate Frisbee, and had a body fat percentage of less than 7%. I was huge. (for a little guy)
I had a series of biking accidents, culminating in one really bad one where i was laid up for a long time, and lost all of my weight, down to 110lbs. I haven't had the drive since then to start working out to try to get back to where i was. Through the normal activities that i do, i've manged to gain back the 30lbs that i've put on since, mainly horsing engines around, working on cars, and rearranging audio gear. ;)
I eat EASILY 4000+ calories a day. I have an extremely high metabolism, and a digestive system like a garbage disposal. Doesn't matter what i eat, i don't gain any weight just sitting around, i actually lose it. I can ONLY keep weight on through muscle. I don't eat a TON of fast food... maybe twice a week. I cook a lot, eat a lot of pasta, poultry, grains, potatos, salad, fish, and probably more red meat than i should, but i love it too much. :D
I'd like to get back to at least 160. I'll be bored most of this winter, i'm moving to the boonies this coming weekend, and will be at least 30 minutes from the nearest major entertainment, and i'm thinking that working out should be good for taking up at least 5-6 hours of my week. But, i don't have space for a full gym, i don't want to drive the hour round trip to the gym, and i'm not real worried about cardio at the moment, i would just like to bulk back up first, then i'll start running again in the spring.
In anyone's experiences, will this thing be a useful tool to help acheive my goal? I'd be happy with anything over 20lbs of pure muscle gain.
Thanks in advance! :)