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MMEI
08-03-2007, 11:07 PM
Hello all. This is my formal introduction to this forum, despite a few posts already.

My story:

I'm 18 right now and leaving to college soon. Around two years ago, I was an overweight kid that got into dieting. I adopted a low-carb diet and lost about 50 pounds. I basically maintained and focused on just being as thin (and undeveloped!) as possible, which meant obsessive dieting and some cardio. Fast forward to six to eight months ago: I get a gym membership and start doing the typical newbie workouts--copious amounts of SS cardio, and various isolation lifts. After reading this forum, books, and a few other sources, I slowly began learning how to eat, lift, and supplement correctly. Been healthier, happier, and better lookin' than ever. The following pics were taken about a week ago, about two to three months after I really got things in order. Currently cutting now to just show off whatever muscle I gained in the past 5 months (around 12lbs, i'd say) and getting ready for first serious bulking phase.

Stats:
5 10'-11'
Currently cutting for a few more weeks to get to an ultra-lean base then on to slow bulking
W: 165, down from 172; took at caliper test-- says 10.5% but who knows...
32ish waist

BP 195x1 (did this a while ago), Deadlift 245x8 (haven't tested max), Squat- 165x8

Diet:
As I'm cutting, I'm running a 650-1000 cal deficit (a bit much, I know)... energy levels and lifts have been strong (increasing on some, actually) as of yet, losing ~2 lbs/week. Sticking to 6 small meals around 300 cals each, with 2 p+c meals around workouts, and p+f meals otherwise. Cottage cheese before bed, lots of veggies, complex carbs before workout, simple after. Hunger is surprisingly minimal or nonexistant.

Supps:
Nitrean, Designer Whey
Fish Oil
Mutlivitamin
Creatine

Routine:
WBB 1.1- Week 6 now
M: Lower+20-30 min low intensity cardio
T: Upper-20-30 mins low intensity cardio
W:HIIT- 8 of 100m sprints/100 walks
Th: Lower+ 20-30min low
F: Upper+ 20-30
Sat: HIIT

Goals: Within the year, Gain about 15-20 lbs of LBM, while maintaining a relatively lean shape <15% bf. I'd like to keep up a healthy lifestyle and my current level of heart health and fitness.


http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/7364/backdoublebigs6.jpg

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5590/frontaw1.jpg

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1645/backku8.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5210/sidety5.jpg

http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/8908/sidecloseub1.jpg

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/8253/wheelsnc7.jpg

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6563/calveslw4.jpg

BF estimates? Anything lacking? Hows my diet? Routine? Thanks! :redface:

j_man_honda
08-04-2007, 08:04 AM
Your physique really resembles mine before I started bulking 5 weeks ago.... Except you have a better tan...lol... Bulking is a good idea... I would shoot for 20-25lbs. in about 3-4 months.. That would be a nice clean bulk ro start out with.... I don't see anything really lacking. Everything is pretty proportional.:strong:

McVein
08-04-2007, 01:48 PM
legs, lats, triceps lacking in my opinion, nice base though.

Unholy
08-04-2007, 02:01 PM
Your physique really resembles mine before I started bulking 5 weeks ago.... Except you have a better tan...lol... Bulking is a good idea... I would shoot for 20-25lbs. in about 3-4 months.. That would be a nice clean bulk ro start out with.... I don't see anything really lacking. Everything is pretty proportional.:strong:

20-25lbs in 3-4 months is not a clean bulk by any means. 2-3lbs a week is a lot.

Detard
08-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Lats and low back are definitly lacking. You got a good base to start from. Bulk!

Detard
08-04-2007, 02:14 PM
oh and pull up your pants, we dont wanan see your pubes

MMEI
08-04-2007, 02:35 PM
Haha yeah! Sorry about that.

Anyways, deads, squats, pull downs, and pullups should take care of my back and legs in due time! The pictures don't show it but my tri's are pretty proportional. Does anyone have any bf estimates?

Unholy
08-04-2007, 02:42 PM
12ish

McVein
08-04-2007, 02:58 PM
oh and pull up your pants, we dont wanan see your pubes

speak for yourself.

IZich
08-04-2007, 04:03 PM
speak for yourself.

:zipit:

ray34iyf
08-04-2007, 04:07 PM
speak for yourself.
:hump:

McVein
08-04-2007, 04:10 PM
wheh wheh wheh.

Herandi
08-04-2007, 07:43 PM
lower back seems to be lagging the most

Detard
08-04-2007, 11:39 PM
speak for yourself.

Your new nickname is gay boy. :whip:

KingWilder
08-04-2007, 11:45 PM
Haha yeah! Sorry about that.

Anyways, deads, squats, pull downs, and pullups should take care of my back and legs in due time! The pictures don't show it but my tri's are pretty proportional. Does anyone have any bf estimates?

make sure to include T-bar rows or Bent Over Rows

MMEI
08-05-2007, 11:28 AM
make sure to include T-bar rows or Bent Over Rows

Yep, got some pushups and seated rows in there. Thanks for the reply.

phatmonky
08-07-2007, 08:38 AM
your poses are hilarious

markdk86
08-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Start bulking now

McVein
08-07-2007, 08:53 AM
Yep, got some pushups and seated rows in there. Thanks for the reply.

Why pushups? Unless you have some sort of puchup goal to reach, they wont really do much for size or strength.

JaCelica2k
08-07-2007, 09:44 AM
Why pushups? Unless you have some sort of puchup goal to reach, they wont really do much for size or strength.


Not necessarily.....Granted, with his bodyweight it probably won't be enough resistance for much growth, but doing pushups on a balance board/rings/etc. can be very benificial and provide growth especially to the stabilizer muscles.

MMEI
08-07-2007, 02:27 PM
your poses are hilarious

Ha... thanks. Not too much experience with posing.:angel:



Why pushups? Unless you have some sort of puchup goal to reach, they wont really do much for size or strength.

Well I'm following WBB 1.1. As part of my routine i do weighted pushups with plates on my back. I also do variation pushups like feet on chairs, wide stance, diamond, and 'windshield wipers'. Usually done in the higher rep ranges (8-12, sometimes to failure). Does this sound alright?

McVein
08-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Weighted pushups are a good exercise, regular pushups just dont toot my horn as far as size gains go..