9 months lifting - progress so far
04-08-2009 10:48 PM
04-08-2009 10:50 PM
also, what would you guys guess for my BF, and where will i need to be to get my abs showing more?
04-08-2009 11:48 PM
Just judging from your pics, I would say you look like you are about 12% BF.
At 153, I think you would have to lose many percentages of BF before your abs fully came in. And without much mass there, you aren't going to see a whole lot. You could try recomping (gaining muscle while losing fat simultaneously) before summer rolls around. I have been on a recomp for the last 8 months and have had great success with it.
04-09-2009 01:01 AM
good work. nice definition in your back
I would try doing hanging leg raises, weighted situps, cable crunches, and weighted twists for your obliques
04-09-2009 10:32 AM
Pretty sure these are photoshopped ...
I dont know if it's better for you that they are photoshopped or if you just wear the same boxers, belt, jeans, and stand in front of the same door 9 months later.
04-09-2009 10:54 AM
as i mentioned at the end of the post, they are not before and after, they are all from the same time...
I did not photo shop anything man, i took those on monday...what good would come from photoshopping?
its just flexed and unflexed...
But yea that pretty much sounds like my current ab routine, so i"ll keep workin on it...but it mainly seems like i gotta get the bf down. Recomping is pretty much my goal now, since i don really want to lose weight or anything.
Thanks for the advice!
04-09-2009 04:25 PM
04-09-2009 07:38 PM
thanks man, always nice to hear.
Also, quick question for you guys. So far, I have avoided doing deadlifts since my back is already so much larger then my chest. I still workout my back, but I have been avoiding workouts which add to mass to taht extent, to try and prevent an even greater imbalance.
So should I start doing deadlifts, or do you guys have any suggestions for building fast mass on my chest? I already have a very comprehensive chest workout, but progress is slow...
I think this is partly because of the strength of my delts/triceps, and their removal of pressure from my chest. I am doint some workouts to combat this, but as i said progress is much slower on my chest then the rest of my body..
04-09-2009 08:27 PM
04-09-2009 08:45 PM
we need to see those legs. hopefully you've been doing those squats =)
04-10-2009 01:47 PM
If you don't work out your back, or add mass to your back, the rest of your body will be hesitant to gain any size. If you want to add mass to your chest, you need to add mass to your back as well, because your muscles want to grow in a certain proportion to one another.
Originally Posted by wbted23
Deadlifts are one of the best movements to add size to nearly everything. I would suggest adding them to your routine along with weighted Dips and heavy Bench Press.
04-10-2009 01:51 PM
Dead lifts, squats, Barbell Bench, Military Presses, and a lot of clean calories...Can't go wrong with that mix.
Good Luck man...Traps already look good.
04-10-2009 01:52 PM
If you feel like your Triceps are getting more of a workout than your chest when you do bench, more than likely your bench grip is too narrow.
04-10-2009 04:14 PM
K thanks everyone, def getting some good advice here. Im not gonna bulk for the moment as im focusing more on recomp, but I willd start doing deadlifts and changin up my routine a bit to try and add some all-around mass.
As for the benching, it really seems to be my delts taking over more than my triceps, but I have looked around the forums and found some good advice on that, so I think I should start hitting my chest better now.
As for my legs, I do squat but only more recently, so they are still a bit small. they are actually very toned and strong, but lacking size as a result of my years of crew, and a constant emphasis on low weight and extremely high reps. Im workin pretty hard now to bulk them up tho, and hope to get some good results there soon.
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