1 year progress pics...
- 01-22-2010, 12:02 AM
1 year progress pics...
thought I'd post these up, so critique away
I spent about 8months bulking from about 75kg (165lbs) to 99kg (218lbs)... been cutting the last 4 or so months maybe even 5 (its going fkn slow... and im too slack to get a strict diet) down to 85kg (187lbs).
Abs are slowly starting to come through (top 4) when I stretch.
Waist line at 218lbs bloated up to 39" or 99cm and is now at 84cm or 33"
Hoping to get it down below 80cm or about 31"... but I think I'd have to start strict calorie counting
Strength has dropped maybe 10-15% in my lifts in the last 4-5months (all at the start) but has stayed steady since then - not getting any stronger
Am planning to keep cutting to lose another 1-2" off the stomach (why the hell not? I've come this far) even tho I'm still a pencil neck and cannot wait till about March when I start "bulking" again (more clean this time! 18% bf wasnt comfortable)... really want to focus on bigger legs (squats!), shoulders (military press!), benching and deadlifting... compound lifts rule
Anyway here are the pics from just before I started lifting
from 218 to where I am now I've lost about 6" off the stomach which makes life generally a LOT more easier especially in t-shirts... and comfort in pants... I think 15% should be a limit in terms of how fat you get in a bulk
I have side on photos I can add of me looking pregnant with a 99" waist and comparing that to the half-ok 33" I got now... but cbf uploading for now
Any advice for my cut? I wana finish this ****... I hate cardio... and I just wana clamp on more plates on that squat+dead !!
fyi: cut has been 2 HIIT cardio sessions per week (25mins). Originally started with cycling (stationary at home in front of tv) - 30seconds on, 90 seconds rest. Did that for 2 or so months and then tried sprints - 10seconds on - 50 seconds rest. Got a sore knee from that so just doing jump-rope atm - 15seconds on / 45off for 25intervals. Diet is slack - heavy carb days on leg/back day. medium on chest/tri & shoulder day. Zero carbs on 2dardio days and 1 rest day.
Generally just try keeping carbs to the first half of the day (low GI), and keep meal portions to about 150-250g servings max per 2-3hours.
(the left pics - before I started lifting - the quads look like they have some size - this was due to the cycling I did when I was about 16-17. I started my early teenage years overweight at around 200lbs before I fell down to those first left pics @ 160-165 in a 3month period)
Long term goal is to hit a lean 220lbs in a few years...
have a 500lb squat + dead for reps within the next 2-3 years (coz all that matters is squats and deadlifts! fuk bicep curls - I'll live with small arms for life )
- 01-22-2010, 08:44 AM
Nice progress and I know what you mean about T-shirts being easier to wear when you reduce your waist. I've been cutting for a few weeks and have 1.5 inches on the waist and even this small amount makes a big difference.
- 01-22-2010, 11:20 AM
lookin great. quite a transformation. how long do you plan on cutting before you begin a bulk again?
01-22-2010, 11:55 AM
The difference in your back is awesome.
NSCA - CSCS
01-22-2010, 03:31 PM
I might be moving houses at that time too - to some small outback town which may not have a gym... (or at least a squat rack!)... so if that happens I'm in **** creek for about half a year until I return to the city cause I wont be able to eat heavy and lift
01-23-2010, 11:45 AM
01-24-2010, 02:12 AM
too small and too weak!
01-24-2010, 02:18 AM
throw in some e/c to break the plateau
01-24-2010, 02:19 AM
01-24-2010, 07:12 AM
01-24-2010, 09:06 AM
awesome job man
Your fastest weight is your best weight
01-24-2010, 04:37 PM
Ephedrine is illegal here in Australia. No chance as far as I know to get my hands on an ECA stack
I got no clue about taking caffeine, how much etc and if its worth it alone or even with the A-sperine?
I got something from my store called "Meta Slim B2" (I think mainly guarana)... apparently works well for a lot of people and from what I've googled on other forums people liked it.. gives a good energy boost... but if its helping me or not I dont know
01-26-2010, 06:51 PM
Awesome dude, around 205-208 you'll look shredded!
01-27-2010, 03:26 AM
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