View Full Version : 130 to 150 Need improvements, opinions welcome

08-24-2007, 05:42 PM
Hey everyone,

I've been on the forum for awhile and I never posted pictures. I'm 18 years old right now and 5'8. I started working out more intensively in '05 when I was 130lbs, but I'm trying to get back into it.

Before on Oct.26 2005:

After on Nov.14 2005:

Then I took a break and I lost muscle mass and became skinny again. So I decided to eat more this year and I'm at 150lbs now. I started my routine again for about 2 months now but I haven't been strict on my diet. I honestly have been wanting to hit 170 and then lean out, I know I should eat and eat but I want to be cut at the same time.

Currently Aug.24 2007:

I know I need to work on my abs and my arms since they lack, I was wondering what else I needed to work on so opinions are welcome

08-24-2007, 05:45 PM
You just need to grow on a global level. 15 more pounds of muscle mass would have you looking decent to good if you kept the same level of bodyfat percentage.

08-24-2007, 06:01 PM
I'd gain it slow and put on lean muscle not bulk up in weight and cut back. With your current frame you could be pretty shredded/ripped! Again, depending upon your lifestyle and workout routine, do what suits your goals and you. Eat right and workout with intensity. Best of luck!

08-24-2007, 08:46 PM
Gain 20 lbs, then ask again.

08-24-2007, 11:28 PM
"Decent to good" with 15 more lbs of muscle mass? Man, if I didn't know any better when reading your comments in these threads, I would swear you must have the perfect body or something.

DeterminatioN13: at 18 years old you look great. Your chest is nicely filled out, your arms are in proportion and you've got a fairly low body fat. Good work.

08-25-2007, 12:46 AM
I don't know if anyone has told you this yet but upper body wise you have a very good frame. Don't worry about gaining weight as much as keeping your bodyfat in check and gaining mostly fat free muscle. Bodybuilding is all about consistency and patience. Over time your gains will come.

08-25-2007, 01:36 AM
Thank you all for the feedback, much appreciated, and I will start being more strict with my diet

08-25-2007, 09:47 AM
Honest criticism, you looked great on Nov 05 picture, combined with that being a good lighting for you. After that, the difference in bodyfat is taking away from your definition. You need to keep your bodyfat in check around that level (its not that hard to maintain to that degree), and start adding muscle a 4-5 lbs a month. After 3 months you will look monstrous.

I have the exact same body as you by the way, here is what you will look like at 160-165 with the same bodyfat levels (I'm probably an inch shorter than you).

08-25-2007, 09:50 AM
160lbs 5'7 with the same body (My abs, pecs, shoulders, arms, are all identical to yours - you will develop like this)

08-26-2007, 09:37 PM
Definitely will be more strict on the diet to maintain the bodyfat% if not, less. Your arms look a lot bigger and more defined, same with your back. Would be nice if I hit 160 as well. Thanks for the inspiration :)

08-26-2007, 10:14 PM
"Decent to good" with 15 more lbs of muscle mass? Man, if I didn't know any better when reading your comments in these threads, I would swear you must have the perfect body or something.

I though the same thing after reading that....

08-26-2007, 11:28 PM
As for the "decent to good with 15 lbs more pure muscle" comment, just don't worry about that. Usually the people with good things to say are more correct anyway.

You have the same proportions by the way, chest , arms, midsection. It will all develop very similarly. I looked like you...