I think you look good bicep wise.. One thing we do when we do burnout sets that really seems to add definition is to do alternating but have them turned the other way at the bottom and then turn them on the way up.
Truly motivating and inspiring!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
Good god that's one hell of a transformation. Keep up the good work Brad!!
Very impressive !
wow, this is unreal! nice work!
just saw this thread....holly crap batman...what a change..good on ya bro..youre an inspiration!
Amazing job! One word... inspirational!
I knoow you are so mad about high school and college ..all the chicks you missed out. Never too late tho. Good God optimus prime should be yo nick name in two years you transformed yo body. Good job brother
First off, congrats. I too was a big sumbiacth. I hit 320. Im cureently down to 235. Ive actually been at and around this weight for like 4 months. Anyways, how the heck did you get so tight. I mean my upper body looks pretty darn good in my opinion(considering I was obese). But the stomach region has alot of lose skin. Ive tried diet pills, increased cardio, shoot i even went out and bought one of those sauna belts. But nothing is working. Oh well if you have any advice for me that'd be great. Once again good job.
thats gotta be the most impressive before and after results that i have ever seen to date. phenomenal. lookin' lean n' mean. nice goatee too.
Thanks so much guys for all the new encouragement. This week is the 3rd anniversary of the day I started losing weight. I have been working hard on gaining mass over the summer and will prob go for another few months -- maybe 6 before I start to cut and see what I have done.
Here are a couple of new progress pics:
Thanks again to everyone for all the encouraging comments. They all mean a lot and push me harder in the gym every workout. Wanted to respond to all, but have to limit to a few.
WOW.....More props than words can give bro!
Coming from a personal trainer. trust me when I tell you that youre lower than 12-14%. prolly 10-11%
Ya, you are in agreement with a couple of the competitor BBers at my gym about the BF%. It slowly, SLOWLY keeps dropping as I gain mass. Most of the easily done BF measurements do not work well on me, except for someone VERY good with calipers. But, just from the "physiological" signs of where my vascularity and definition are good, the guys have guessed me abt 10%.
Just in the last month, i have started to get some good striations in the upper chest and tri's when i have a pump and some good smaller vascularity in my tear drop of my quads when i am doing squats. And finally just a hint of definition sometimes in the intercostal/obliques. I may have dropped a little more in the bf%, but I have not lost any size in my measurements. Waist is back into my 30" pants tho.
Anyway, I'd like to get down to 7-8 to see if I can, but that will take time. I'd rather get another 15-20 pounds of good mass on me first before try that.
Wow that's probably the most impressive thing I've seen on this sight
The slow bulk continues. I am up about 10 pounds from my previous set of pics and would like to get another 10-15 before the end of winter and the slow cut for summer begins. Playing with the idea of doing a contest if I can gain enough upper body mass. I will be cutting with a friend who is doing a show May 2010.
I have lost a bit of definition, but I guess that is to be expected from bulking this long. Still, I think it has been good for me to do.
Before the progress pics -- A couple of snaps of me in clothes, just to show I am not always in gym stuff, lol. These are all clickable thumbnails, BTW.
Now for a few proper pics.
All I can say is WOW!! well maybe, that's AWESOME too.
great job! Very impressive.
QUOTE=bradspencer74;1005770]Just getting started here, but since I'm finally able to turn my focus toward gaining muscle rather than losing fat, thought it best to get post where I am now, just a couple of weeks into my first clean bulk.
I had been overweight all my life. When it finally clicked with me how close to dying I was, I was 375 lbs@44% BF (maybe a little more). I've poured everything I could into changing my life, and so far so good. Now, I'm at 200 pounds, 12-14% BF, depending on the measurement type that's done, and I feel better than at any time in my life. Hopefully there will be some new muscle on these pics on a few months. I'd like to get to 220 @8%, but that will take at while.
Anyway, Before and After:[/QUOTE]
Just been trying to take some quick vids to see where I am at at the end of the year. Almost to the end of my bulking phase. A few weeks left to go.