Constructive Criticism please

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  1. Nelson
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    UPDATE - Constructive Criticism pleaz


    I`m probably one of the smaller members on here, so I`m little embarrassed posting these pics with all you monsterz on here.

    Anyway, can you let me know
    *what I should work on; and
    *what you think my BF is.

    I`ve been bb for about 8 months, after lifting weights for sports training for a number of years.
    I started my first cutting cycle about a month or so ago after bulking from 164lbs in 2002/6 to a max of 195lbs in 2002/12.
    Currently on Day 12 of ONE cutting cycle.

    Age: 28
    Current BW: 187lbs
    Height: 5` 11" (just)
    Last edited by Nelson; 07-07-2003 at 10:43 AM.


  2. The pics??
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  3. Well, if that avatar is you, you DEFINETLY need a tan. Otherwise, your base looks great!!

    I would suggest some wardrobe counseling however..
  4. Nelson
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    Sorry


    This was taken March 21, 2003
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    And another


    Rear View - March 21, 2003
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    Bulking Pics


    This was taken in October 2002 when I was bulking.
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    More


    Another from October, 2002
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  8. You have a ways to go bro, but a good start. Hit your basic heavy compound movements hard, you need some thickness, and they will give it to you.

    Good luck and keep on rolling!

  9. Yep, WD gave you good advice. Hit the compound excercises hard. Also, next time wear some underwear when you take your pics
  10. Nelson
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    Thanks for the honest feedback Wardog.
    I predominantly do compound exercises with some isolation exercises to finish off.
    What do you reckon my BF is in the most recent photo`s?
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  11. You look like your at 14-15%
  12. Nelson
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    Originally posted by windwords7
    Yep, WD gave you good advice. Hit the compound excercises hard. Also, next time wear some underwear when you take your pics
    I`d just applied the ONE in the most recent photo`s and was waiting for it to dry.
    Hence the nudity.
    Besides, it`s nice getting round starkers.
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    Originally posted by windwords7
    You look like your at 14-15%

    I was thinking about 16%.
    I want to get down to 10% & then do a long clean bulk.

  14. Take it from someone who has been locked into thew whole bulk/cut game for years. Bitye the bullet, and take it down to perhaps 7% then when you bulk, you have some BF% to work with. It will make it easier in the long run

  15. Where's the wheels?
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    Originally posted by wardog
    Take it from someone who has been locked into thew whole bulk/cut game for years. Bitye the bullet, and take it down to perhaps 7% then when you bulk, you have some BF% to work with. It will make it easier in the long run
    Thanks for the advice Wardog.
    I`m aiming for 8%, or lower if possible. Followed by a nice long clean bulk.
    As you say, if I get it down to 7% or lower I`ve got more scope to really bulk up without worrying too much about BF.
    My first attempt at bulking was not very good, but I feel that the next time round I`ll be able to do a lot better job with the knowledge that I`ve gleaned from this site.
    At the moment I`m on a fairly steep learning curve & I`ve already made big changes to my lifestyle to help in reaching my goals.
  17. Nelson
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    Originally posted by YellowJacket
    Where's the wheels?
    Here you go.

    Taken March 21, 2003.

    IMO legs are disproportionately bigger than the rest of my body.
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    Last one of legs.

    Sexy, ain`t they?
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  19. Nelson, looks like you're off to a good start. I seldom ever get below 10%, and at 10, you have a good 6-pack. To drop another 2-3% requires real discipline, in diet, training and increased cardio.
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    Originally posted by John Benz
    Nelson, looks like you're off to a good start. I seldom ever get below 10%, and at 10, you have a good 6-pack. To drop another 2-3% requires real discipline, in diet, training and increased cardio.
    Thanks for the encouragement John Benz.
    I`ve always paid attention to your comments, along with YJ, Winwords, Wardog et al, both here and over at bb.com.
    I realise it isn`t going to be easy to get below 10%, especially this being my first attempt to cut.
    I`m ashamed to say that I have never been able to see my abs.
    But I`m determined to get down to at least 10%.
    I`ll post again when I get closer to my goal.

  21. Lookin good so far Nelson. I think you've got a good base and now some experience behind you to really "blast the mass" in your next bulking cycle.

    I remember you commenting back a while ago on my pics that you figured you'd look like me once you cut your BF down a bit.... I'd have to say I agree with that. I'm not a big guy either but I don't think it's something that you should be embarrassed about... everyone's gotta start somewhere. Good luck!

  22. Everyone does start somewhere and you the important thing is that you start! After seeing several amazing transformation pics in the last week or two, I am simply amazed at the humans ability to make a change, even a dramatic change if he/she chooses to do so.

  23. Win said it best. We all start somewhere, and you hit the nail on the head when you said you learned some things. This is all about learning your body. I reserched juice for 2 years before trying it. I thought I had my first cycle PERFECT. After that cycle, there were 10 thigs I would have done different. Each cycle, I get it down a bit better..for MY body. Nutrition was no different, and workout..well, I STILL experiment. As long as you keep learning, and never think you know it all, you will keep making good progress.

    Good luck to ya.

  24. Wardog, you obviously live in Japan. Just wondering if you carried the PH into the country or had it shipped to you? I know Japanese customs can be very curious about packages coming into the country. I doubt they'd know what PHs are yet though. Also, do you go to a gym? It's kind of hard to find a decent gym unless you live in a biggish city. I'm just curious. I lived there for about seven years and now that I work out and do a cycle here and there, I wonder what obstacles I would run into if I were to return.
  25. Nelson
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    Originally posted by dejansen
    Wardog, you obviously live in Japan. Just wondering if you carried the PH into the country or had it shipped to you? I know Japanese customs can be very curious about packages coming into the country. I doubt they'd know what PHs are yet though. Also, do you go to a gym? It's kind of hard to find a decent gym unless you live in a biggish city. I'm just curious. I lived there for about seven years and now that I work out and do a cycle here and there, I wonder what obstacles I would run into if I were to return.
    I`m not Wardog, but I think your post was addressed to me.
    Yes, I live in Japan.
    I had the PH shipped to me.
    So far I`ve had two packages from AnabolicMinds sent by USPS which have gone missing.
    Chemo generously reimbursed me for those which was very nice of him.
    And, yes I do go to a gym.
    I live in a village of some 3,000 people.
    There`s no gym here, only lots of rice fields, so I make an hour return trip 4-5 times a week to use a gym in a nearby city.
    The main obstacle which I face is purchasing supps in Japan - supps made by US companies are scarce and when they can be found the cost is way too high. Japanese supps are not too good and are also very costly.
    It works out cheaper for me to purchase supps online from the US & ship them to my doorstep.
    BTW where did you live in Japan?

  26. I lived in a very small town in Hokkaido by the name of Tsukigata-cho for three years. Then I lived in Tatsuno, near Himeji down in the Kansai area for two years. And finally just north of Tokyo in Tsukuba for two years. My wife is from Nagano.

    I feel for you! It must take extra dedication to weight train in Japan and get the necessary supps, nutrition, and training facilities. Hang in there!

    David
  27. Nelson
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    Originally posted by dejansen
    I lived in a very small town in Hokkaido by the name of Tsukigata-cho for three years. Then I lived in Tatsuno, near Himeji down in the Kansai area for two years. And finally just north of Tokyo in Tsukuba for two years. My wife is from Nagano.

    I feel for you! It must take extra dedication to weight train in Japan and get the necessary supps, nutrition, and training facilities. Hang in there!

    David
    Thanks for the encouragement Dejansen.
    I also have a Japanese wife.
    Gotta love the Japanese girls.
    I`m on the JET Programme so I have a lot of free time to train, cook meals etc.
    Nevertheless, it`d be a lot easier being able to have easy access to supps & other food which we take for granted.

  28. well theres really no need for me to add anything, as always everyone else said everything..lol...thast whats cool about this board, pretty much everyone knows their ****, so in no time you have all the info you need.

    i just have one question...who had the "honor" of taking those nudes of you man.... hoping the gf....i mean you wouldnt subject one of your guy friends to that would u?

    lol

    I will say you are off to a good start, lots of people don't take the time to learn ...and jump in the water with both feet (or something like that).....keep us posted

    h19
  29. Nelson
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    Originally posted by hamper19
    well theres really no need for me to add anything, as always everyone else said everything..lol...thast whats cool about this board, pretty much everyone knows their ****, so in no time you have all the info you need.

    i just have one question...who had the "honor" of taking those nudes of you man.... hoping the gf....i mean you wouldnt subject one of your guy friends to that would u?

    lol

    I will say you are off to a good start, lots of people don't take the time to learn ...and jump in the water with both feet (or something like that).....keep us posted

    h19
    My wife took the pics.
    There`s no way I`d get one of my mates to take pics of me in the nude.
    That`s going a bit far.
    To tell you the truth I never realised how difficult it was to pose until these were taken.
    Thanks for words of encouragement.
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    UPDATE


    It`s been about 14 weeks since I last posted my pics.
    I`ve cut from 187lbs to 173lbs.
    I think that I have managed to add some lean mass whilst dropping BF.
    I can`t accurately measure my BF, but I`m guessing I`m about 12-13% - What do you think???
    I`m going to switch over to a clean bulk diet in about a week.
    My aim is to get to 220lbs by August 1, 2004 whilst keeping BF levels under control.
    If I can reach 220lbs under 16-18% I`ll be happy.
  

  
 

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