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BigTA1982
04-22-2008, 12:19 PM
This is me in 2004/2005. I am about 225-245lbs in pictures.

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=2005.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=Muscular2005.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=Picture12005.jpg

Me now at 280lbs.

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=DSCF2008.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=back2008.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=front2008.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=now2008.jpg

I am trying to drop back down to about 250LBS. I think thats a good weight for me. But my biggest problem in my mind are my stretch marks. I took a year off training and just ate a lot of junk food, Taco Bell twice a day and stuff like that. I went from 245LBS to 298LBS. When I almost hit that 300LBS mark I went straight back to the gym. I lost about 20LBS during the past month and hope to loose another 30LBS.

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=stretch1.jpg

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z21/bigta1982/?action=view&current=stretch2.jpg

To fix these stretch marks I am using Coco Butter twice a day and special tanning oils that are supposed to reduce and prevent stretch marks when I am out in the sun.

BigTA1982
04-22-2008, 12:20 PM
sorry for the links but I couldnt post the images and need to resize the other pictures.

fpr
04-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Good luck to you man, is that squat number in your sig a joke -- or do you have bird legs to the extreme?

Nosaj
04-22-2008, 05:05 PM
Damn, that's a massive transformation. Why did you let yourself go like that? At this point any kind of diet/exercise is going to yield results. Best of luck on the cut.

BigTA1982
04-22-2008, 06:24 PM
Good luck to you man, is that squat number in your sig a joke -- or do you have bird legs to the extreme?


It not really a joke. Back in HS I used to squat in the 300s trying to be tough with no form. My back has never been the same since. So now I just take it very light and work for form. I should update it because I do 175 till my form goes out. I can do a lot more but no point in doing it if I dont do it right.

BigTA1982
04-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Damn, that's a massive transformation. Why did you let yourself go like that? At this point any kind of diet/exercise is going to yield results. Best of luck on the cut.

I was really busy with work and school. Work involved me on the rode a lot and no time to spend making good meals. I lost 20lbs just by stop eating fast food and drinking sodas.

Invain
04-22-2008, 06:51 PM
Wow man, great job.

BigTA1982
04-23-2008, 10:37 AM
thanks

BigTA1982
04-23-2008, 10:55 AM
I am going to start taking creatine again. Its going to suck gaining extra water weight but I think it will help me get back to my old lifting strengths. My current max bench is around 325.

Bale
04-23-2008, 03:52 PM
whats reccomended for stretch marks? and does it actualy work?

Nosaj
04-23-2008, 04:54 PM
whats reccomended for stretch marks? and does it actualy work?

You can't do anything to reverse the process. Cocoa butter helps prevent stretch marks and tanning helps hide them. Otherwise, they fade with time, but other than possible surgery :confused: , there is nothing you can do to get rid of them.

BigTA1982
04-23-2008, 04:57 PM
I have been putting cocoa butter on them twice a day for about a month now and noticed very little difference. Some people say it worked for them.

pampama
05-07-2008, 11:47 AM
Why did you gained that much weight was it on purpose? I'm pretty sure that you got a lot stronger by gaining that much ..I saw your old pics where you looked pretty scrawny so I would't go down too much 250lbs sounds right to me

ProLogic
05-07-2008, 10:04 PM
If you were looking for a ridiculous bulk.. you got it. Great job. Cutting that **** should be the hardest.