View Full Version : Some upper body photos

08-03-2008, 01:55 PM
Here are some of my pics. My cut has been going well, I am about 183 right now. Legs aren't special, still small imo!

The only thing I am happy with here is my lat spread, chest needs work as always. On my next bulk I am going to start doing a lot of volume work for my chest.

My back is a lot stronger than my chest... I can probably BB pendlay row almost as much as I bench... puller for life!

Bench- 230

EDIT: Check a few posts down for my back history.

08-03-2008, 02:17 PM
You've added some good mass since you joined the board!

08-03-2008, 02:19 PM
what he said

good job, the progress really shows.

08-03-2008, 02:47 PM
im not sure what you looked like before, but you look good either way! good work, and keep it up.

08-03-2008, 03:16 PM
Here is my back history.

This is my back over the span of two years of hardwork. 145 lbs at 5'11 of fat to 183 (with some cutting/bulking) with some moderate fat. Each pic was taken at completely different times. Top left is furthest back and bottom right is most recent.

Lones Green
08-03-2008, 03:36 PM
your back looks great. you can see a hell of a difference.

08-03-2008, 03:56 PM
Yeh the difference is small when you go from photo to photo but looking at the first and last is just ridiculous lol.

08-03-2008, 07:11 PM
great work Ryan! You are a LOT thicker in these pics than before. Damn I need to start gaining some weight lol

08-03-2008, 10:04 PM
You have a great frame. If you decide to get down into the single digits you will notice this more I think. Your lower back is very impressive in the rear lat.

08-03-2008, 10:27 PM
you look pretty think and your arms look huge in the last picture!

08-03-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks guys! I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am. I am the kind of guy who seem to have to try everything to find the right thing. My arms are huge cause they carry a lot of fat hahaha. It's a weird genetic thing.

I remember when built still roamed the boards she mentioned that I have great potential if I decided to bodybuild. My chest is a bit ****ed, I dont knwo if my nipples are actually not symmetrical or if it's the way I stand lol. My back is my pride and joy. Ive got a tiny waste and a large back yay me! When I get lean enough I will bulk again and looks beaaastly.

08-04-2008, 09:20 AM
My back is a lot stronger than my chest... I can probably BB pendlay row almost as much as I bench... puller for life!

Don't think of it that way. A big strong upper back is critical to a big strong bench. Gives you a great base to press off and will help keep the bar where it needs to be - right in your sweet spot.

08-04-2008, 09:21 AM
Good job, is the progress pic about mid-way when you were 200lbs? Looks like you need to drop a bit more to get more shredded, which is a surprise, I thought you would've looked more shredded at 180.... this is bad news for me because it looks like we have the same build :(

08-04-2008, 09:24 AM
I dont think I have a latspread of me at 200 lbs. And you are always carrying more fat than you think.

08-04-2008, 02:41 PM
I'm guessing I'm around 17%, what do you think youre at now? I may throw up some pics later tonight... I'm going to start cutting too...

08-04-2008, 02:56 PM
you look good, chest is actually of good size IMO..

rear lat spread looks great, low back is definately poppin'..

08-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Thanks! But I think right now it loosk bad but as I cut my chest will look a lot bigger, which I need.

I would say my BF% is around 15, but I dont care about that. If I look good in the mirror than I'm fine.

08-05-2008, 06:17 AM
Wheres the wheels??

08-05-2008, 08:53 AM
Under my upper body.

They look fine but you can't really tell cut progress with wheels.

08-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Lookin pretty good man.

08-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Under my upper body.

They look fine but you can't really tell cut progress with wheels.

Good one :drooling:

08-06-2008, 10:56 AM
Looking pretty good. I'm glad you posted pictures as I'm around a similar bodyfat and it looks like you carry yours where I carry mine. Anyways, keep up the good work.

08-07-2008, 07:53 AM
Great job. You can definitely tell a huge improvement, especially in the width because of your lats.

08-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Thanks guys! As soon as I get lean enough it's time to put on the pounds.