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jv63
12-05-2002, 07:33 PM
Nice site and board you all have here. I feel old (40) seeing all these pics of this young fellas, but figured I could use some constructive critisism.

I'm just getting back into weight training after more than a 2 year layoff due to a torn shoulder. The pics you'll see I consider my before pics and are rehab pics using the Total Gym. Yes, I fell for the informercial :)

I'm 5'8" 150lbs in these pics. Even some training tips would be appreciated as I've been out of "the game" for a while.

Peace all.

jv63
12-05-2002, 07:36 PM
As you can see, all my definition is gone. 2 year layoff will do that to you. Amazing how you workout for so long, stop for a while and everything goes bye bye :(

Budiak
12-05-2002, 10:14 PM
Damn, man, you look excellent for your weight. Still pretty lean, I wish I could retain that mass after 2 years off.

BCC
12-05-2002, 10:18 PM
Definitely looking very good.

WillKuenzel
12-05-2002, 10:20 PM
Jeez, that's after a 2 year layoff? You still maintained quite abit of mass without gaining much fat. Post your goals and training routine and I'm sure you'll get whatever help you need, though it looks like you know what you're doing.

jv63
12-05-2002, 10:30 PM
Thanks to all for the encouraging words. Makes me motivated.

I guess I kept the fat off because since I could only use the Total Gym for working out without having any considerable pain, I did have a lot of time to use my treadmill.

I am currently on the following routine:

1. Leg Press (kness are bad so I can't really squat too much)
2. Bench Press
3. Weighted Dips
4. Weighted Chins
5. Bent Over Rows
6. Seated Shoulder Press

Only 2 sets of each, heavy as I can, 3 times a week. Similar to the Mentzer HIT system I guess.

I'm the type that can over train easily because I don't weigh a lot, so I need to get in, lift hard, and get out.

Any suggestions to the above routine are welcomed. I also continue to use the treadmill 2 to 3 times a week. Need to in order to keep up with my child.

Thanks again to everyone who replied. You make a 40 year old feel at least 39 :p

Maki Riddington
12-05-2002, 10:31 PM
5'8 150 pounds in those pics?
Wow.

150 pounds is a tad hard to swalllow though.

jv63
12-05-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington
5'8 150 pounds in those pics?
Wow.

150 pounds is a tad hard to swalllow though.


Believe me I rather be bragging that I weigh more than that. I usually can fool the weight guesser at the carnivals. lol

Tryska
12-06-2002, 07:47 AM
damn...those are your before pics?? :eek:

you go, old man. ;)

Accipiter
12-06-2002, 08:24 AM
Look at it this way, you have a good foundation to vault off of

YatesNightBlade
12-06-2002, 08:47 AM
Back looks ace.

Savannah
12-06-2002, 09:01 AM
You obviously had some solid training under your belt b4 the 2 year lay off.......Good too see you're getting back into it and I'm looking forward to watching your progress :)

Black_Curtain
12-06-2002, 09:02 AM
Looking really good! Very nice mass you have maintained during 2 years layoff.

MBAlifter
12-06-2002, 09:47 AM
Hey man, welcome aboard. You shouldn't feel old, I am 41. LOL I prefer this board to many of the others around...

Reinier
12-06-2002, 02:10 PM
you look very good, specially for your age, specially for your age for someone who had 2 years off, specially for someone your age who had 2 years off who uses the total gym.

constructive criticism- some odd hair on your shoulder

Relentless
12-06-2002, 02:44 PM
you look pretty good for ANYONE, forget about the age crap

and welcome, mate!
:hello:

Lizzie
12-06-2002, 03:30 PM
Welcome to the site and your pics look great. Age is just a number babe. No measure of heart or maturity. Keep up the great work!:strong:

chris mason
12-06-2002, 06:39 PM
Let us see some pics from before your layoff. You obviously didn't sit around and do nothing during your layoff.

jv63
12-06-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Reinier

constructive criticism- some odd hair on your shoulder


Now that was funny. I'm just glad it stopped there and didn't keep going down my back. I don't know how some you guys stay soooo smooth.

I shaved my chest once when I was in college and working out. Never again. The itch was unbearable. I'm sure now they have better ways.

ElPietro
12-06-2002, 08:36 PM
Welcome to the site. Nice physique. :)

rookiebldr
12-06-2002, 11:23 PM
I refuse to believe that I'm old, therefore, you can't be. ;)

As has already been said, great progress and welcome to the site.

AstronautJones
12-08-2002, 02:06 AM
Geez, I agree those are really good before pics. I think you definitely have potential. I can only hope to look that good when I'm your age. :)

vabeefcake
12-08-2002, 08:33 AM
dude looks awsome for just gettin back in..way to go!
I found a great way to lose body hair..a sadistic wife with a can of wax..:help:

BennettBoy
12-08-2002, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by jv63

I don't know how some you guys stay soooo smooth.



It's called Gilette Mach 3 and shaving cream. :D


Originally posted by jv63

I shaved my chest once when I was in college and working out. Never again. The itch was unbearable. I'm sure now they have better ways.

Keep shaving it regularly and it don't itch at all. :p

Seriously, you do look good for someone who took 2 years off. Back looks really wide and ace.

Miss Rezza
12-08-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by vabeefcake
I found a great way to lose body hair..a sadistic wife with a can of wax..:help:

LMAO :p

Lookin' great jv!!

Dan Dragon
01-16-2003, 12:50 PM
Great body, man! I´d try squatting nevertheless, maybe first warming your knees and legs up first with 2 sets of leg extensions. I´d prefer them to leg press bec one can move out of a pain zone better. With leg press your lower back and your feet a in a fixed position, unlike squats.

Mike Mentzers´HIT also is my training routine, he is a kind of role model for me bec he was a very rational thinker and didn´t mind speaking his thoughts out straight. BTW, did i read right, your doing that routine three times a week? Once in 5-7 days would do , i think. But as long your making progress everything goes.

Keep it up then, jv63 !

bigkevin20
01-17-2003, 10:00 AM
Give your self more credit I was especting this old fat guy around 40ish you look good man. Better than most male your age I garantee that.

bigkevin20
01-17-2003, 10:01 AM
Oh yeah and you got a big ass back, people hear like that welcome.

jv63
01-17-2003, 04:30 PM
Thank you all for the kind words. They're very motivating. I'm happy with my current shape especially when I see guys at work younger than me in age but looking much older than me in shape. But there's always room for improvement and I'll just keep at it.

Peace