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Maki Riddington
08-27-2002, 07:01 PM
I started out at 140 13-14% bf.
In these pictures I'm 165 10%.

Maki Riddington
08-27-2002, 07:01 PM
another..........

Maki Riddington
08-27-2002, 07:02 PM
last one.

Maki Riddington
08-27-2002, 07:08 PM
Sorry, I had to validate them.:mad:

RussianRocket
08-27-2002, 07:12 PM
I thought there was something wrong with my computer for a second. Anywayz you look good. My hat would go off for you ( if i had one)

heathj
08-27-2002, 09:36 PM
Heh..Maxi validating his own posts, no fair! :p

Good progress boi...Gained 25 pounds and lost 4% bodyfat. Excellent! :thumbup: Now I'll just have to come up to Vancouver and whoop up on yo' ass since you weigh next to nothing now ;) Now it's time to clean bulk and get back up to the 200's! Good luck.

Mystic Eric
08-27-2002, 09:40 PM
Uhhh... he wasn't being very clear. He's not 165 right now. He was 165 and 10% body fat after 2 years of training. He's currently over 200 pounds.

heathj
08-27-2002, 09:48 PM
Oh..I thought he was, but I thought maybe he cut down... :D

OverDose
08-27-2002, 10:09 PM
suave work maki :thumbup:


heh, new forum

Maki Riddington
11-17-2002, 08:53 PM
Just wanted to update this although it is not a new picture.

My back at 203.
I took another shot and my back is even bigger and thicker now at 207. But I'll save that for my comparison pic in the new year.

Maki Riddington
11-17-2002, 08:58 PM
An old leg pic at 222.

love2build
11-17-2002, 09:03 PM
..looks like you got caught with your pants down:)

Manveet
11-17-2002, 10:32 PM
You lookin crazy lean for someone at 10% in those old pics eh? I can't believe that's what 10% actually looks like.

You look much better in the new pics imo, good size and you're legs look great.

voodazz
11-18-2002, 12:24 AM
You're lookin' lean and mean, drinkin' gasoline, honey you can make my motor hum!

Sorry, I'm listening to GnR as I type this...

Savannah
11-18-2002, 08:50 AM
Maki, the one thing I love about seeing your pics is how well you are able to manipulate your bf.
You definitely know how to bulk up and then lean right out.
Looking ace:)

ElPietro
11-18-2002, 09:04 AM
Damn, she beat me to it. Was just gonna say, as I've said in the past, that you are the king of BF manipulation. It never ceases to amaze me how you can fluctuate your weight to such a great degree. That's some great discipline. If you can inspire such results in others I think you could become very well off. But regardless, you clearly show that with proper training and diet, changes can be made, and rather impressive ones at that.

If I could only have half the discipline you have...

ElPietro
11-18-2002, 09:06 AM
Oh, and just wanted to add, that you are big man. I see you often saying you are not, or feeling down about yourself, but brother you should have nothing other than a positive self-image as you are.

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 09:15 AM
Thank for the kind comments everyone and to you LP.:)

Ya I wish I could learn how to sell something but I find that many people just don't want to do what I tell them. It's not like I'm telling them to measure their food or eat 7 meals a day, just very simple suggestions to get them going in the right direction so I can have something to work with. But it seems like it's too hard for them, I feel that they don't want it enough. While the ones who do listen love me for it and it makes it all the worth while.

As for feeling small, I have always compared myself to people but I'm getting better now. I guess I don't see what other people see because I see myself everyday.

GeneticallyGifted
11-18-2002, 11:33 AM
Hey Maki,

Looking pretty stout there. Question: Why not show any front shots or flexed shots...of you now that is.

I think that you are doing very well and look tremendous. That Bodybuilding show body is coming through and soon will be ready to be soon.

GG

Black_Curtain
11-18-2002, 01:15 PM
Great progress Maki, your leg and back are looking AWSOME in the new pics!

Reinier
11-18-2002, 01:24 PM
Thats a serious quad!

good stuff

eclips1
11-18-2002, 01:59 PM
U look really lean with a nice build in those pics. How bout some current ones @ 200 + lbs?? Oh...what is that over your face in the ist pic????

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 03:07 PM
GG the reason I haven't shown a front shot is because my chest sucks. I will however post one in March to show my progress. I'm not satisfied with it just yet.

So since you wanted one, here is a front shot of me impersonating the "fat bastard." It was taken the day I started cutting.

Eclips, I don't like my face being shown on the internet. Although I do have one pic showing my face on this board I do not feel that it represents what I look like now.

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 03:12 PM
Here are a couple more, old except the very last one which is a bout 3 weeks old. I've changed since then so you can expect to see some more changes in my new ones.

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 03:15 PM
Here I am at 222.

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 03:16 PM
I cut down to 200 and the bulked up to about 213 here.

Maki Riddington
11-18-2002, 03:17 PM
Last one at 207.

Aragorn
11-18-2002, 03:19 PM
Looking good bro...I appreciate the help and I'll keep you updated, plus I'll be seeing you around ;)

Aragorn

TreeTrunks
11-20-2002, 06:59 PM
Man you've put some serious mass on man! Awesome! How bought some arm shots? Looks like you got huge guns! Your back is extremely wide! Awesome work. What do you plan on cutting to?

Maki Riddington
11-20-2002, 07:15 PM
Thanks TT. I will cut down to about 9% by my wedding which is next summer. So it gives me a lot of time to slowly cut. Although the last 3 months will be very strict. Sort of a pre comp test to see how good I can be at sticking tomy plan. From there I can really judge if I'm in shape to compete or not.

I'll post an arm shot in the new year. I think they personally are small, for some reason from the shots they look larger then they really are.

Frozenmoses
11-20-2002, 07:31 PM
Maki, you look great, man. Your hard work is definitely showing, my brotha.

Bam Bam
11-20-2002, 07:54 PM
looking good maki mak so whats your plans now eat eat eat or cut cut cut???

paco wilson
11-20-2002, 09:03 PM
you look very good, congrats.

Maki Riddington
11-20-2002, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Bam Bam
looking good maki mak so whats your plans now eat eat eat or cut cut cut???

*** Slow cut. I'm going to start up my twice a day workouts again January to try to really concentrate on losing some more bodyfat. MY cals will be around 2500 a day. For now I'm hitting the gym 5x's a week doing very low volume and some sport specific work.

Thanks for the positive feedback. When I put up my new ones I will be looking for some critiques so don't hold back when I do muster up the courage and post some more revealing photos.:)

GeneticallyGifted
11-21-2002, 08:25 AM
Mak Man, You have nothing to worry about. We shoot it straight here. I don't think you'll have anything to really worry about you look great when you were lean and you look good now.

Bam Bam
11-22-2002, 06:32 PM
MAK DONT Take this the wrong way but i dont want more revelaing photos im not eric


tuttut

G-B
11-22-2002, 06:45 PM
Maki those are some impressive pics man. I would like to see more updates when you cut

Maki Riddington
11-22-2002, 06:45 PM
LOl, ok man. I'll keep the crotch shots to a minimum.

Sebi
12-02-2002, 09:50 AM
awesome progress, maki.

keep it up!

Maki Riddington
12-14-2002, 01:27 PM
A couple new extra hairy quad shots. I'm just to lazy to trim my hair and it's been over a year now since I last bothered to.

Maki Riddington
12-14-2002, 01:28 PM
One more.

CanadianFreak
12-15-2002, 10:42 PM
Nice work man...keep it up. Post some arm shots. Your quads and back are lookin good.

Black_Curtain
12-16-2002, 03:33 AM
those are some quads! damn it

BennettBoy
12-16-2002, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
One more.

Maki, your quads look great dude!

*leaves very jealous*

Workhorse
12-16-2002, 01:26 PM
Lookin' great Maki! Good luck with the cutting and the wedding too! Hope everything's going great!! Keep up the great work!!

*throws book at wall in jealous rage because of leg size and leaves thread

Sayiajin Prince
12-16-2002, 08:37 PM
righteous

Maki Riddington
01-09-2003, 09:41 PM
I'll post an arm shot soon, meanwhile here's a shot of my back from several months ago at 207. Hopefully there is a difference between this shot and my pic in my avatar where I'm 203.

Maki Riddington
01-09-2003, 09:47 PM
One more in an attempt to show my wings. I figure once I hit the single digits I should be ok.

BCC
01-09-2003, 10:26 PM
Quads are looking freaking bad ass :thumbup:

Manveet
01-09-2003, 10:45 PM
Nice baby picture.

Majestic
01-11-2003, 11:34 PM
Was just gonna say, as I've said in the past, that you are the king of BF manipulation.

WTF are you giving him praise for that?!?!

You can change yourself from a metallic robo-warrior, into a small hand gun, and you're giving him props?!?

Shockwave and StarScream are laughing at you right now.






(p.s. nice work, Maki)

Maki Riddington
01-15-2003, 01:09 AM
This is a quick shot I decided to snap right before bed, the camera was on a low setting so the picture quality is absolute crap.

AstronautJones
01-15-2003, 01:17 AM
Looking good man, keep it up!

WillKuenzel
01-15-2003, 01:19 AM
Wow, man! Looking really big. What are you trying to bulk to?

Maki Riddington
01-15-2003, 01:33 AM
Nothing in particular, just want to bulk for two months then cut for 4 months so I have a six pack again.

Thanks. I was told once more that my chest is till lagging, this bugger is one stubborn mofo that just takes so long to grow a tiny bit.

Rock
01-15-2003, 03:36 AM
God damn your traps are awesome, arms got good size, chest looks good to me.

ElPietro
01-15-2003, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Majestic


WTF are you giving him praise for that?!?!

You can change yourself from a metallic robo-warrior, into a small hand gun, and you're giving him props?!?

Shockwave and StarScream are laughing at you right now.


Haha, metal is hard and strong and I'm practically the opposite. :D

Good shot Mak, still a great physique.

the doc
01-15-2003, 12:36 PM
yes great work mac!

Jack_Ripper
01-16-2003, 10:50 PM
Looking good Maki.

Did you just start working out?

Maki Riddington
01-18-2003, 02:37 PM
No, why does it look like it?:eek:

kimpy225
01-18-2003, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Jack_Ripper
Looking good Maki.

Did you just start working out?

lol maki dont worry :)
you are looking good.
haha jack... even the thread title says "after 2 years of hard training" and this thread was started months ago :) silly

BennettBoy
01-18-2003, 03:14 PM
WOW Maki....looking really big. Your traps look great. Agreed that chest is your lagging part....but you are doing great!

Buff
02-14-2003, 12:10 AM
Mac Sloan you're a crazy dieting freak. You are lookinf awesome bro! It's awesome seeing the people that got into this when I did doing so well. Keep it up man, becuase you're motivating as all hell.

Buff

Maki Riddington
02-14-2003, 01:21 AM
Thanks a bunch Chad, I'm hoping I (or with the help) can put together a time line starting with me then and what I look like now showing the different phases I've gone through.

DelveyBoy
02-14-2003, 02:23 AM
great body,ugly face:)

Maki Riddington
07-04-2003, 06:24 PM
Here is a pic of me at 182 at 11% relaxed. This was taken in November of 2000.

Edit: The picture qulaity sucks, so the tone of my muscles looks bad here.

Manveet
07-04-2003, 08:03 PM
Looking pretty good there Maki.

Btw, is that some sort of ghetto stache you got growing on your upper lip there?

PowerManDL
07-04-2003, 08:09 PM
Clean up your closet too.

Maki Riddington
07-04-2003, 10:13 PM
Nah, I told you the pic was messed up.:)

rookiebldr
07-05-2003, 05:46 AM
Maki, you need to take another now to show the comparison of how much you've grown in almost 3 years. You looked big in that one.

-TIM-
07-05-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Reinier
Thats a serious quad!

good stuff

Yeah, those legs are awesome. Not that the rest of you isn't, it's just not that often we get to see somebody with a good set of tree trunks to support that nice upper body.

Maki Riddington
07-05-2003, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by rookiebldr
Maki, you need to take another now to show the comparison of how much you've grown in almost 3 years. You looked big in that one.

*** I will once I get down to 11%.

chris mason
07-05-2003, 07:18 PM
Take a relaxed shot now and stop blotting out your face on one picture but not the next:mad: tuttut !


Oh, and looking good.

Sinep
07-06-2003, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
my chest is till lagging, this bugger is one stubborn mofo that just takes so long to grow a tiny bit.
I hear ya, I f*ck'n hear ya

Kcck
07-20-2003, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
Thanks a bunch Chad, I'm hoping I (or with the help) can put together a time line starting with me then and what I look like now showing the different phases I've gone through.

That's gonna be really cool to look at...I really wish I had taken pictures of myself from then to now. Anyways, u look big now, lol.

Did you take pictures at regular intervals for 2 yrs, or not?

Maki Riddington
07-21-2003, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by Kcck
Did you take pictures at regular intervals for 2 yrs, or not?


*** Yes I did.

Kcck
07-21-2003, 01:52 PM
how often did u take them?

Maki Riddington
09-27-2005, 09:23 PM
These were posted in my journal awhile back. I was 198 in these pics. I'm now either below or around 190.

The point is, this is my transformation in terms of muscle mass. Now I'm just after overall conditioning and muscle mass is really a secondary goal.

I'll probably post another set in the new year.

Hockey66
09-27-2005, 09:44 PM
Looking great Maki, awesome progress.

Manveet
09-27-2005, 10:26 PM
great progress.

You can really see the difference between the 2000 pic with you at 182, and with the current pic of you at ~190lbs. You look bigger AND leaner in the recent pic.

Maki Riddington
09-27-2005, 10:44 PM
My goal is to stay around 190-195. I want to focus my energy on Judo and hopefully Pankration. My training right now revolves around becoming explosive, powerful and agile.

Relentless
09-28-2005, 11:32 AM
Nice work Maki. Looking lean and solid with good size for your frame.

Surprised there's no wheels in those pics... some of your quad shots from before were impressive.

getfit
09-28-2005, 11:37 AM
excellent work maki

ericg
09-28-2005, 12:01 PM
Nice transformation Maki. :thumbup:

Anthony
09-28-2005, 12:15 PM
You look ****ing awesome, Maki.

Focused70
09-28-2005, 12:40 PM
I'm sure those wheelz are as impressive as ever.

<hint hint>

;)

Owen
09-28-2005, 01:13 PM
You look great man!

ryuage
09-28-2005, 02:04 PM
:thumbup:

looking jacked.

Beast
09-28-2005, 03:13 PM
Wow, Maki, you look great! How tall are you, btw?

Maki Riddington
09-28-2005, 03:36 PM
I'm 5'10.

[[[----]]]
09-28-2005, 04:34 PM
Wow, nice job!

chris mason
09-29-2005, 07:21 PM
You look great in those pics Maki! Very lean with a nice overall shape.

bill
09-29-2005, 07:31 PM
Sure you'll hold your own in the judo.

TwiloMike
09-30-2005, 08:40 PM
Legs look awesome (the rest looks good too). That cinnamon swirl on your face in the early pics looks yummy. ;)

Meat_Head
09-30-2005, 09:09 PM
Great progress.. I assume you'll be doing some form of olympic lifting to help with your explosiveness/agility? If not, you need to :D

ianack4life
10-03-2005, 11:05 PM
These were posted in my journal awhile back. I was 198 in these pics. I'm now either below or around 190.

The point is, this is my transformation in terms of muscle mass. Now I'm just after overall conditioning and muscle mass is really a secondary goal.

I'll probably post another set in the new year.

Looking sick.

I hope to achieve that look eventually.

HelpMeLift
10-04-2005, 12:15 PM
Awesome transformation man! I look kind of like you did in those first few pictures you posted. I hope that I can get to where you're at within 2 years.

Guido
10-07-2005, 03:24 PM
Wow, we are almost the same height/weight, although you probably have 2-3% less bodyfat. Looking great! :thumbup:

IdaMAN
10-07-2005, 03:41 PM
I don't believe the new pics are Maki. Your face looks NOTHING like it did in the first pics you posted. Poser!

-TIM-
10-07-2005, 04:33 PM
Same thought here, that's not him. He's full of s**t!


That's some damn fine progress Maki. It's neat to see how much a person's body can change, staying the same weight, but dropping BF and adding lean mass. Neat comparison.