View Full Version : from 135 to 230 to 200

06-07-2008, 10:00 AM
over a long enough time of course.
Don't have any in between pics (ie at 230 or 220) but you can guess from the pics if you really want to.

From 135 to 205 (the 205 pic is about what i looked like at 230, just slightly bigger but same proportions obviously - and i am actualyl flexing in the 205 pic, abs included but you can't tell)


Then now at 208:

8 more pounds to go...
EDIT: I should have clarified in case it matters: I'm cutting to 200 for a strongman show in 2 weeks, and after that will put the wight back on for more strongman and powerlifting.
Squat PR: 555 briefs belt wraps
Bench PR 335 wraps only
Deadlift PR 575 belt only

06-07-2008, 11:10 AM
solid. lookin good brotha.

06-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Legs are ridiculous. Front looks good. Back seems like its lagging is the only critique I can say. Other then that you look pretty solid. Cutting down to a low body fat would have you looking enormous.

Great transformation and good luck with whatever you do.

Also looking pretty lean, I'd put you around 15%ish or so which is a great starting point to cut or bulk so you have a lot of room to go either way.

06-07-2008, 01:01 PM
Wow, you look stronger AND less homeless. Your legs look especially awesome.

06-07-2008, 01:36 PM

Jorge Sanchez
06-07-2008, 02:06 PM
I can't see the "and now" pictures, but that's an impressive transformation from 135-205. How long apart were those pictures taken?

06-07-2008, 02:14 PM
They were about 3 years apart. I have a really good in between pic of me at 165 at about 6-7% bf via skinfold in my transformaion link in my sig. I'll see if i can fix these in a bit.

06-07-2008, 03:18 PM
nice freaging quads!
nice all together!!

06-07-2008, 09:04 PM
is hte only pic of his legs the one mainy of his top half? they look awesome but if thats all people are judging from... i wanna see a bigger pic! theres one that doesnt work at the very bottom for me. and that pic on the right of your 135 pic (says your 205) you look BEASTLY huge... great progress man.

06-08-2008, 11:58 AM
he has been seduced by the dark side of the force

06-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Looking awesome, especially the quads and delts

Ben Moore
06-08-2008, 10:39 PM
he has been seduced by the dark side of the force


06-17-2008, 11:51 PM
Looking strong! You look like one of the rare and strange variety of people who spends more time squatting than bench pressing.
Hey, can you confirm the above rumours?
Have you succumbed to the dark side?

06-18-2008, 06:51 AM
Super job Reko.

06-19-2008, 09:12 PM
aw damn, i was diggin the grizzly beard.

06-19-2008, 09:51 PM
I know I'm late, but that's simply an amazing transformation! You should be VERY proud of what you've done.

Ben Moore
06-20-2008, 09:00 PM
Not that it means much, but Reko is completely drug free as well. He's definitely put the work in!

06-24-2008, 04:39 PM
I know I'm late, but that's simply an amazing transformation! You should be VERY proud of what you've done.

Amen, man, that is awesome. Keep at it! I want to be half that thick. Abs be damned

06-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Dude that is a badass beard....grow that **** back

06-25-2008, 01:17 AM
What was your diet like?

06-27-2008, 04:15 PM
Holy Velcro Batman

06-27-2008, 05:25 PM
Damn, nice work, bro. That's good inspiration right there. The bearded-yeti-ish you looks like it wants to kick the hell outa the old you, lol.

01-07-2009, 11:37 AM
where are you now? it says 240 lbs! Thats huuuge at 5'9"

Ben Moore
01-07-2009, 12:39 PM
He's still at about 239 - trying to get to 245 for his next pl meet. He's gotten big and strong by eating and lifting - who would have thought???

01-07-2009, 07:07 PM
i'd kill to look like reko one day