The befores are taken in the winter of 05 and these others were just takena couple weeks ago. The lighting is off a mirrior but it is a "middle of the road" mirrior I would say. I don't look exceptional in it nor do i look bad in comparison to other mirriors. Only in the past 8 months or so would I say I really got my diet and training down. The front shot is unflexed also, and only the arm is really somewhat flexed on the side.