I know body fat is high ...but what is lacking and what about shoulders...feel front deltoid are a little bigger than others.
5x5 will be better for strength gain, but there isn't a right or wrong answer here. I would utilize different rep ranges, keep your compound movements with lower reps and heavy weights to start your workouts. Then follow up with higher rep hypertrophy workJust curious would a 5x5 workout be a good workout to go with ..being all compound movements and getting stronger or..a 4x10 compound movement workout
Your back has a natural Y to it, so once you cut some bf that tapper will show even more.Thank you for all the help.. I do need to shape up my diet for sure ..I work shift work ...and son plays baseball a lot so always traveling.. But i know it's possible lol. A lot of great advice ... You say my arms and shoulders ...I want that thick chest and side back also ..I will up my cardio I normally ride a bike about 2.5 miles a week. Will do 5 miles a week from now on and see the change. Thank you ...
You said it perfectly! Don't be impatient, just stick to your plan and stay consistent. It will pay off over time. And if you aren't already, I would also recommend adding in a few staple supplements to help with your progress. Keep it simple though - I think creatine and a joint support (fish oil) would be all you need for where you currently are. For a creatine, I would recommend Powermax XT, as it contains a full serving of creatine and betaine along with some other great daily staple ingredients that can improve performance, endurance, and recovery.Thank you both for the help and guidance. I totally appreciate the help. I am going to stick witht he routine I have for a bit and like I have been reading a lot ....it's a marathon not a sprint .... I will be the first to admit tho I love the horseshoe triceps but goignt to stick with the big movements for now .... The rest will come thank you
Rear delts are always tricky to target. Just do more exercises to target your rear delts and upper back. Its hard to tell if there's an imbalance from your pictures, you need to show a side shot so we can compare the front and rear delt. Don't stress over it too much, just keep working at developing your shoulders evenly, and add in more rear delt/pulling work if you find that your front delt is overpowering your physiqueMy only question or concern is at what point do you think the front deltoid is over worked...meaning I fear mine are overpowering my reardelt so I dropped a little weight on barbell row and doing more repent help them catch up
Good point on the band's. I wish I would have took you advice 20 years ago.Hey mate!
5x5 is an awesome protocol for long term natty gains as it has been shown to affect both 'types' of muscle growth.
For nicely balanced shoulders I highly recommended you purchase at least one light rubber exercise band. There are multiple exercises you can perform with this that will really aid your shoulder gains by keeping them healthy.
Thank you for all the help.. I do need to shape up my diet for sure ..I work shift work ...and son plays baseball a lot so always traveling.. But i know it's possible lol. A lot of great advice ... You say my arms and shoulders ...I want that thick chest and side back also ..I will up my cardio I normally ride a bike about 2.5 miles a week. Will do 5 miles a week from now on and see the change. Thank you ...