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lilbuddy
03-02-2008, 04:18 PM
So please be honest....I can take constructive criticism...

1/18/08
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/lilbuddy/1-18-08back.jpg
3/2/08
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/lilbuddy/013.jpg

Is this progress par or sub-par?....sorry for the different pic size...it may be hard to tell.

donnie165
03-02-2008, 04:28 PM
Lookin much thicker imo keep it up.

nhlfan
03-02-2008, 05:21 PM
that's pretty good progress for 2 months

lilbuddy
03-02-2008, 05:22 PM
that's pretty good progress for 2 months
Thanks....I was dead tired when I took the 2nd set of pics so I may try to get some more pics soon.

lilbuddy
03-04-2008, 07:02 AM
I'm really curious if this is normal progress or not. I am new to lifting. I started in November and never hit the gym prior to that....

samj
03-04-2008, 01:02 PM
for a newbie yes

lilbuddy
03-04-2008, 02:17 PM
for a newbie yes

is this b/c I have not plateaued? I have read about that...so are you saying the gains are slow or fast simply b/c Im new to lifting? Should I expect to gain faster the longer I lift or slower...I think I would gain slower in the years to come....is this true?

themidnighter
03-04-2008, 02:33 PM
is this b/c I have not plateaued? I have read about that...so are you saying the gains are slow or fast simply b/c Im new to lifting? Should I expect to gain faster the longer I lift or slower...I think I would gain slower in the years to come....is this true?

For a newbie, it is typical to see really fast gains immediately. When I started working out, I put on 15 lbs in 2 months -- and i had a horrible diet, was drinking a lot, and sleeping... not so much (I was a college freshman, what do you expect? ;) ).

After those initial newbie gains, it will become harder to put on muscle. You'll need to focus on your diet (basically eat 3,500 to 5,000 calories a day -- preferably healthy) and train smarter.