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Allen Cress
12-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Since I'm new to the forums and sponsored by at large nutriton I figured I should post some pics. These are from My last contest this past March where I won the Light-heavyweight class. I weighed 183lbs and this was my first show as a light-heavy as I had been a middle weight the past 4 years.

Painzer
12-13-2009, 09:18 AM
Very well balanced. Very symmetrical. Great physique!

cphafner
12-13-2009, 09:24 AM
looked great. What show/federation?

Allen Cress
12-13-2009, 09:50 AM
The 2 shows I did this past year were the Northern, KY championships and the Indiana Championships. Its the NPC.

cphafner
12-13-2009, 10:00 AM
both high quality show! very well done.

DMedley
12-13-2009, 06:20 PM
Allen, you look great and have some impressive accomplishments that's for sure.
I notice you also have some pretty good powerlifting numbers as well "560lb squat, 545lb deadlift, and a 390lb bench press at a body weight of 180 lbs"

Question: How tall are you?

Allen Cress
12-13-2009, 07:03 PM
Allen, you look great and have some impressive accomplishments that's for sure.
I notice you also have some pretty good powerlifting numbers as well "560lb squat, 545lb deadlift, and a 390lb bench press at a body weight of 180 lbs"

Question: How tall are you?

I'm 5'10". I took a break from bodybuilding and competed in powerlifting for 2 years.

twm
12-13-2009, 07:03 PM
dude back looks great.

tmor6
12-14-2009, 08:28 PM
Are you in KY?

james_w8lifter
12-14-2009, 08:46 PM
Lookin hayuugeee!

Ironman15
12-14-2009, 09:13 PM
Looking very good, especially the back pic. What do you typically weigh off season?

Invain
12-14-2009, 09:13 PM
I have a feeling the 2 years of powerlifting helped with your back? Looks super thick man.

Allen Cress
12-14-2009, 10:08 PM
I have a feeling the 2 years of powerlifting helped with your back? Looks super thick man.

Thats a myth. I was stronger during my powerlifting days but sorely lacking in muscular development. I really brought up my back the 3 years after I stopped powerlifting.

Powerlifting is about leverages and not muscular size.

Allen Cress
12-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Are you in KY?

Yes. I live in Lexington, KY

Allen Cress
12-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Looking very good, especially the back pic. What do you typically weigh off season?

Last year I got up to 205lbs, this year I'm at 210lbs

Invain
12-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Thats a myth. I was stronger during my powerlifting days but sorely lacking in muscular development. I really brought up my back the 3 years after I stopped powerlifting.

Powerlifting is about leverages and not muscular size.

Interesting. Obviously most guys powerlifting don't worry about having huge lats, but I know at least for me, all the heavy deadlifts/rackpulls I've done has given me way more back thickness than anything else.

Allen Cress
12-15-2009, 04:01 AM
Interesting. Obviously most guys powerlifting don't worry about having huge lats, but I know at least for me, all the heavy deadlifts/rackpulls I've done has given me way more back thickness than anything else.

Deadlifts do help add thickness, but for a well balanced and devloped back you have to work in the higher rep ranges such as 8-15 and train the muscle not the movement.

Irish Pilot
12-15-2009, 08:57 AM
Tremendous physique man. Congrats on your achievements!

amz916
12-15-2009, 03:00 PM
Dude your huge. Your back is crazy. Mind sharing your current routine?

Allen Cress
12-15-2009, 03:31 PM
Dude your huge. Your back is crazy. Mind sharing your current routine?

I've put the type of routine I'm doing in my journal. Remember my current program is designed for what I need at this point and not something just to copy and expect to get a better back or whatever it may be. My developement is due to proper programming over years and months and going from one program to the next for a specific effect and reason.

To achieve your goals whatever they maybe you need a protocol designed to meet your current needs state. A great physique is made thru a collection of programs not one specific.

Unholy
12-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Well balanced physique.

Would like to see what you look like with some split hams and striated glutes.

Coke
12-16-2009, 06:26 AM
Super contest shots, the result of time well spent time in the gym over the years.

David Trantham
12-16-2009, 07:07 AM
Well balanced physique

LOOKEDS VERY GOOD CONGRATULATIONS ON A GRAT PHYSIQUE, ALSO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE ON THE BOARDS.