View Full Version : Skinny Kid Bulking, Pic Set #3

10-30-2007, 01:24 PM
EDIT: Comparison shot at the bottom for the lazy.

Alright, long story short, I ****ed up and didn't lift for a while.

I started again this summer and got back up to where i was this time last year (175 lbs) but I feel that now its a much healthier 175. Let me know if you guys can see a noticeable difference and let me know what i should work on.

Me before: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85648

Me now:

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/9315/imgp2943jn4.th.jpg (http://img118.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp2943jn4.jpg)
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4045/imgp2960bk3.th.jpg (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp2960bk3.jpg)
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5245/imgp2941qr2.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp2941qr2.jpg)

BTW I have no idea how to pose, so these are pretty improvised. :thumbup:

10-31-2007, 10:29 PM
Im new when it comes to weight lifting and body building so i usually dont like to post in fear of leading someone astray. Honestly, though, I think you are making great progress and its good to see you get back on track. I refound my passion for getting healthier and stronger and it seems you have too. So goodluck to the both of us and keep up the good work.


Bako Lifter
10-31-2007, 10:39 PM
How tall are you?

11-01-2007, 12:27 AM
6'1", about 183 cm I think.

11-01-2007, 08:27 PM
I see a bit of asymmetry. Right side looks bigger in the double-bi pic

11-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Funny you should say that, I was actually contemplating if I should put that picture up for that reason, because my back was just a bit twisted in it. Heres the other one I took where it's more realistic, but the actual photo is a bit blurry.

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9494/imgp2942ke6.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp2942ke6.jpg)

11-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Yeah, it must've been the angle. Looking good though :strong:

11-05-2007, 03:21 AM
Thanks man, I appreciate it. I feel kind of bad, because I could have been so much bigger by now, but I guess I'll just put in the real effort from now on.

11-05-2007, 05:16 PM
Don't worry about it. I didn't start weightlifting till I was almost 22. I can't even imagine what a beast I would've been had I started when I was 16, guess the thing to do is not dwell on the past but look to the future. :shoot:

11-05-2007, 09:03 PM
until now, i've been doing the original wbb1 routine. Lately though, I've been hearing pretty good things about Rippetoes. Do you recommend switching over? What classifies someone as a beginner?

11-19-2007, 09:01 AM
Here's a good comparison of where I was halfway to where I am now. In both pictures I'm 6'1" and around 175-180 lbs. Any helpful criticism or suggestions?

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7176/sixmonthsuw5.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sixmonthsuw5.jpg)

11-19-2007, 10:40 AM
Your Erectors have blown up :D

11-24-2007, 11:18 PM
So, should I stick with the WBB1? Is there a latest, greatest routine that you guys think I should check out?

11-25-2007, 06:52 PM
try 5x5 bill Starr

Or just make your own routine. Whatever works for you.

11-29-2007, 03:12 AM
5 x 5 worked great for me as a beginner, not so much now. Nice pics.

12-03-2007, 06:29 AM
Here's a little update after a month... Different angle I think, so it may be deceiving, but I think I still put on some good mass.
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9985/progressionul4.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=progressionul4.jpg)

12-06-2007, 01:59 AM
Well, any thoughts?

12-06-2007, 08:26 AM
Looks like your lats, a-delts and traps blew up. And that rainbow belt still looks silly.

12-07-2007, 11:07 AM
Your Erectors have blown up :D

That's what she said.

Good progress!

12-16-2007, 05:50 AM
Here's a little update after a month... Different angle I think, so it may be deceiving, but I think I still put on some good mass.
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9985/progressionul4.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=progressionul4.jpg)

really impressive, maybe i missed it, what's the weight progression here? - rg

12-16-2007, 06:04 AM
Maybe 175, 180, 185

12-16-2007, 03:56 PM
By the way, I bumped up my deadlift the other day to 300 lbs, 2 sets of 6. A big landmark for me.:burger:

12-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Nice progress in the shoulders, just keep er up man all in time.

First mistake in the photos is the lighting... the shadows screw with the optics and make things appear different then what they really are.

Try to take all your pictures in a static background with good (but not overpowering like in those shots) lighting. Also be sure not to have the camera zoomed in too far... zoom out more then what your shots are and try to have something the same in each picture to judge size differences off of.... say a dresser or a door or something that doesn't change size.

12-19-2007, 05:19 PM
delts looking gooo-ood ;D

01-17-2008, 06:55 AM
alright, thanks for the advice, I appreciate it

01-22-2008, 08:31 PM
keep it up