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diesel_dan
12-25-2007, 04:11 PM
About three months ago after much consulting with Built (thanks again Built), I got my Dad to start working out. He is 40 years old. He started at a weight of 255lbs and it now down to 220lbs.

He's always seemed to have a lot of natural strength, his lifts are as follows:
Deadlift: 400lbs (1RM)
Squat: 315lbs (1RM)
Bench: 250lbs (1RM)

Pretty good for a guy that never touched weight in a gym. Although, all the farm work he did when he was a kid probably doesn't hurt him.

Anyways the reason I am posting his pictures are two-fold... Not only to brag a little (I'm damned proud of him), but he would like some critique as well. Oh and what does everyone his bf% is? We do caliper test which are saying about 20%, but never know with them things.

The pics were taking with a cell cam, so please forgive the quality.

ThomasG
12-25-2007, 04:25 PM
That is very strong for not lifting for all that time. He still needs to lean out more but with that natural strength he has some huge potential

diesel_dan
12-25-2007, 04:29 PM
That is definitely his goal. I've got him maintaining for a little bit though; so he doesn't lose dedication. After that we'll be back to the cut phase.

He's already looking forward to his first bulk, when the time comes.

ThomasG
12-25-2007, 04:32 PM
Yea thats a good idea

TwiloMike
12-25-2007, 04:35 PM
That's a serious weight drop. Congratulations!

diesel_dan
12-25-2007, 04:37 PM
Trying to have him keep it at 2lbs a week maximum, however starting off he had plenty of fat to spare. What kind of bf% would you guys put him at?

Rhesus
12-25-2007, 05:40 PM
Thats beastly, I'd be proud of him if I were you!

Stumprrp
12-26-2007, 08:12 AM
you got a strong pop! i figured he would have those big forearms like most older dudes.

Built
01-20-2008, 05:57 PM
I am THE worst judge of bodyfat for men. Women I can usually guess within a few percent, men ... aaaah, um, 18-22%?

Ask him his target weight - most people have an idea of that. Figure him at 10% bodyfat at that weight, back out his lean mass by taking 90% of his target weight and use that to guesstimate his current bodyfat level.