Hi everyone! I'm a 19 year old (male) college student in LA. I have been eating vegan for a few weeks and weightlifting for about the same amount of time, too. I was a pescatarian ("vegetarian," eating fish, milk, and dairy) for a year and half before. Very happy I made the switch; I feel much better about myself. I'm doing the Stronglifts 5x5 program and am loving it! I've put on 10 or more pounds of mass since I started the program. I am noticing a change in my appearance: I appear bulkier. I'm going all out: eating as much as I can and working out hard. Tired of the skinny-fat look!! I just started college. Hopefully there is a good selection of vegan food. (I brought a ton of Clif bars and dried soybeans....) I have yet to see the gym, but I hope it has a power rack!! At home, I was lifting the bar from a bench press setup by sitting down and getting it on my back... fortunately, I was (and still am) lifting a very small amount of weight for squats. I still haven't perfected the technique. If I posted a video, would anyone take a look at my technique? This seems like the nicest and most mature community I've ever seen on the internet! Great to be here! Many of you guys inspire me. Edit: I hope to add some before/after photos in a few weeks.