My goal is to not be a skinny stick. I want to be strong. Now I do not want to look like a huge body builder but I want to show I am strong. The first pic was taken in November with some weight training and the second was taken last night in January showing my couple months of experience. I do weight training 2-3 times a week. Only real tip I give is to watch a video or go to a personal trainer for help with weights. Also do not do weight training close to a weigh in because your muscles hold water and that causes them to make you gain weight. You will gain weight doing weight training but it is not fat, it is muscle. Muscle makes you look skinnier. If anyone needs tips or help please contact me!