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Dizzee
01-29-2008, 11:00 AM
My 1st pics and I am a bit comprehensive about putting them up but I should point out that whilst I have been working out I am going to still use these as before pictures. I used to be 18 stone but I am now around 15 1/2 stone and I am around 6ft. I think I have too much fat and also too little muscle but I am asking advice what's the best move from me here to either bulk or cut. I realise it's going to be a long journey to get where I want to be but hopefully I can make it.

Dizzee
01-29-2008, 11:09 AM
Hmm maybe I won't be putting pics up I can't get them below 100kb.

Southern Beast
01-29-2008, 11:11 AM
lol, just upload them in photobucket and link them or something.

Dizzee
01-29-2008, 11:51 AM
Right cheers these pics are a bit of a mess but as I said it's 1st attempt. So what do you think bulk or cut or do you think I am at a stahe where both are possible?

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/cruellade/?mediafilter=images

Southern Beast
01-29-2008, 12:29 PM
I had to look up 15.5 stones ... roughly 217 lbs. At 6ft., and with your frame, I'd bulk, and focus on compound/heavy lifts. Looks like you have potential to get pretty huge.

McIrish
01-29-2008, 03:27 PM
I think it's personal preference at this point, but I would maintain/cut if I were you. You've got a lot of mass on you, but I think you're into the range where you're going to be showing any fat gain in a pronounced way... just my $0.02. What are your routine and goals?

Either way, you're looking thick - hit the weights hard and rest up and you should be on the right path.


EDIT: I'm assumning you're fairly new to lifting weights just based on your posts - don't bulk OR cut. Eat a lot of good, healthy food, and work out like a damn banshee in the gym. You should recomp quite nicely.

Don't worry too much about the whole 'bulking/cutting' thing until you've got some basics down (eating right, drinking lots of water, sleeping enough, getting enough rest between gym days, etc.)

Dizzee
01-29-2008, 04:58 PM
Yes I am fairly new although not totally new. If I am brutally honest I have not been the most committed person and blow hot and cold. last year I was sometimes only working out twice a week. The new year has brought new focus for me and I feel I am now back in the routine and I actually woke up early today because I was excited about going the gym. That's a good sign.

I am currently using this routine and because of my lack of commitent I am not sure as to whether it is working but i've done it all 3 weeks this year and my strength is improving.


Monday

Day 1- Chest(heavy day)

Incline Dumbbell bench presses. 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Flat Bench presses 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Dumbbell Presses 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Lateral raises or upright rows 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Tricep Pushdowns 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Tuesday

Day 2- Back, Biceps, Legs (Light)

Wide grip pulldowns- 2-4 sets of 12-15

Dumbbell Rows- 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Hyperextensions- 1-2 sets of 12-15 reps

Dumbbell curls- 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Barbell curls. 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Squats 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Legs curls 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Calf raises. 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Wednesday - Rest

Thursday
Day 3 (Light Day)

Incline Dumbbell Bench presses 2-4 sets. 12-15 reps

Flat-bench presses 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Dumbbell bench press 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Lateral raises/ or upright rows- 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Tricep pushdowns 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Lying tricep extensions.. 2-4 sets of 12-15 reps

Friday

Day 4 (Heavy Day)

Wide grip pulldowns 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Dumbbell rows 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Hyper extensions 1-2 sets of 10-15 reps

Dumbbell curls 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Barbell curls 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Squats 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Leg presses 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Leg curls 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

Calf raises 2-4 sets of 6-10 reps

My goals are just general to feel and look better and also get stronger. I am not aiming for anything specifically.

Dizzee
01-29-2008, 05:00 PM
I also do 30 mins cardio after each workout but that's only started with the new year.

nhlfan
01-29-2008, 06:33 PM
you need a new routine

Dizzee
01-29-2008, 06:39 PM
I just robbed it from this site:

http://www.criticalbench.com/triple-h-workout.htm

I don't feel I have give it a fair enough crack just yet but if it looks bad I am willing to look at alternatives.

Dizzee
01-30-2008, 09:08 AM
Ok got a bit more confidence from not being flamed for my pics so I added my legs too if anyone interested :-)

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/cruellade/

Guido
01-30-2008, 09:45 AM
Legs actually don't look too bad (though I think you could use some sun :)). Do you play soccer (football), per chance?

Dizzee
01-30-2008, 10:38 AM
Sun in england??? :) I just go red then back white again anyway.

Nah I don't play soccer but when I went back the gym my sole focus was to lose weight and I was doing over 1 hour cardio 4-5 times a week and most of it was against a high resistance, fast walking steep uphill etc. I think I might have always had big legs anyway. They're not really that strong though my max is probably between 120-130 kg although i've never tried. I can do 110kg for 8 reps.

Abe Froman
02-01-2008, 06:29 PM
Right cheers these pics are a bit of a mess but as I said it's 1st attempt. So what do you think bulk or cut or do you think I am at a stahe where both are possible?

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/cruellade/?mediafilter=images

Please get some sun.

Dizzee
02-02-2008, 06:17 AM
Erm no. I am an Englishman and Genetically I am meant to be white.