One Year and Fifty Pounds Later
- 09-23-2005, 01:10 PM
One Year and Fifty Pounds Later
See if you can figure out which one is the before pic. I started off at 142 pounds around 7% bodyfat. I'm currently 188 pounds around 9% bodyfat. Four months ago, I got up to 192 pounds at about 13%, then I cut down to around 170 at 7% --- I lost a ****load of muscle in the process, due to a combination of getting sick (can't help that) and low-carbing it (never again).
All of my bodyfat measurements were done with a pair of accumeasure one site calipers. They are relatively precise, but I think they put me about 2% below where I really am.
By this time next year, I intend to be well over 200 pounds. My own evaluation is that I still need to focus on general mass, but criticism to the contrary is welcome.
- 09-23-2005, 02:00 PM
Good job man.
Hope you hit that 200lb goal. That's what I'm shooting for before my cut in Feb/March.
09-23-2005, 03:29 PM
09-23-2005, 08:21 PM
09-23-2005, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the support guys. I think I'm 5'10" +/- 1" --- haven't had that officially measured in a looong time.
09-24-2005, 02:53 AM
That's the hard part. My friends and family, especially those who haven't seen me in a while, keep telling me how hyooge I am compared to where I was --- but I can't help but think that they're blowing smoke up my ass. When I look in the mirror, my brain sees the exact same thing it saw 1 year back.Originally Posted by James
If it wasn't for measurements, I would have gone nuts looong ago.
09-24-2005, 03:47 AM
09-24-2005, 04:08 AM
Thanks bioman; although if I had a proper wheels shot, you'd note that I'm a bit bottom heavy. 14.75 inch arms and 18 inch calves! Guess who's got the runner's DNA?Originally Posted by bioman
09-25-2005, 01:04 PM
U will..i used to be really heavy, and i still see that when i look in the mirror......Body image is a bitch....!!!Originally Posted by Nabeshin
U look good
09-28-2005, 01:10 AM
Thanks for the encouragement, WG.Originally Posted by wranglergirl
You're lookin' pretty go---
* Nabeshin sees WG's new avatar *
(OK brain, don't say anything lewd...)
You're looking very good also. Distractingly so.
I think now is good time for me to stop talking.
10-02-2005, 02:45 PM
10-02-2005, 02:49 PM
Lookin' pretty good, you put on some good size and pretty minimal fat gain.Originally Posted by Nabeshin
You may want to assume your BF around 12% though--but I think you already addressed this issue.
Overall mass is a good goal. You've kept pretty lean, so I wouldn't worry about leaning out just yet.
10-02-2005, 03:13 PM
Well, first of all, I really only put on 46 pounds --- fifty is rounding up.
Second, I definitely didn't put on 46 pounds of muscle. I'd say about 8 of those pounds resulted from proper hydration for the first time in my life, coupled with carrying around a far greater quantity of food in my gut than previously. I'd also wager that another 8 or so pounds were fat.
So, all told, we're looking at about 30 lean pounds in a year. This reconciles well with my arm measurements, which have gone from a little under twelve inches to a little under fifteen inches.
Definitely atypical progress for the average lifter, but the average lifter isn't a newb.
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