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GIS
12-12-2002, 08:18 PM
Here are my 'before' pics. I've lifted for a couple of years and went from 155 to 180. I had an increase in bodyfat during that time but did grow a little muscle. It wasn't until the past month that I figured my diet out and started training hard so essentially this is my first bulk. Before I was only eating 2,500 or so calories and MAYBE 150 g protein but now I'm going for 3,500-4,000 calories and 250-300 protein.

These pictures are also to show any progress from 1-AD.

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:22 PM
Double Bi.

Deffinately need to add some mass... hence my bulk. My arms are long so its hard to get them big... but that's what hard work is for. :)

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:24 PM
Side chest.

These shadows give me more credit in terms of definition than I deserve.

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:25 PM
Oops... here's side chest

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:27 PM
Here's a front shot

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:29 PM
Tricep shot... Where'd my chest go? I'll have to work on that. ;)

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:31 PM
Back shot... bad lighting though. I deffinately need some thickness.

G-B
12-12-2002, 08:40 PM
wheres the wheels? or lack there of...

GIS
12-12-2002, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by G-B
wheres the wheels? or lack there of...

Hehe... uhh... well... yeah. The lack there of applies to muscle in addition to a picture. I'll post them as soon as I can figure out a way to take a picture without anybody's assistance.

beastin v6
12-12-2002, 08:44 PM
Why did you start taking 1-ad? What made you decide it was right for you?

Keep it up.

GIS
12-12-2002, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by beastin v6
Why did you start taking 1-ad? What made you decide it was right for you?

Keep it up.

I was in kind of a rut for a while and wanted a boost. It wasn't until the past couple of weeks that I truely got my diet down straight and my training intensity up so I probably should have waited until I saw what progress I could make naturally. But at the same time I had worked pretty hard before and my diet was okay and I stopped gaining.

Timing was probably the main thing. This break I have pretty much completely open in terms of my schedule and can hit the gym really hard.

G-B
12-12-2002, 09:58 PM
BTW...looking good GIS. What do you estimate your BF% at in those pics?

BennettBoy
12-13-2002, 06:55 AM
Looking good GIS. I hope the 1-AD works out for ya.

GIS
12-13-2002, 12:15 PM
Thanks guys. I guesstimate my BF % is at around 12%? One person said it's more like 10% but I don't think it's that low.

Yeah, I hope the 1-AD works too Bennett. Obviously it's too early to tell any difference after the first day, but the mental effects it has had on my training was incredible. Haha, my roommate could have dumped the 1-AD out of the caps yesterday and replaced them with sugar and I'm sure I would have done just as well.

GIS
12-13-2002, 08:13 PM
Here's one more... not a leg shot (yet) but I wanted a rear double bicep shot.

Constructive criticism is always welcome.

GIS
12-13-2002, 08:47 PM
Here's my ugly mug.

GonePostal
12-13-2002, 08:49 PM
GIS your a whore!
Errr... constructive right... Nice back. Like the definition

BCC
12-15-2002, 12:56 AM
Hmm, I guess I haven't posted here. But what looks real good to me is the tie-in of your traps, chest and delts.

Miss Rezza
12-15-2002, 01:29 AM
You're lookin' great GIS!.... Awesome definition in the "back double bi" shot!!

GIS
12-15-2002, 09:02 PM
Thanks Chase and Rezza.

I took a few leg shots today but I am not going to post them. They are flat out embarrasing. In swimming I never lifted legs because the more mass in them the more likelyhood of cramping, and I've always had this mental issue from a fear about my knees.

Bottom line is it's time to get my ass in gear because there are no excuses, and my legs are now going to get my focus. I'm pissed!

I'll post my leg pics someday down the road when I have something to compare them to and you'll have a good laugh. :)

GIS
12-15-2002, 10:16 PM
Thought I'd show my arm length... and I think my back is growing nicely lately! Pretty exciting... but the lighting is also working in my favor on this one.

Titan
12-15-2002, 10:37 PM
wow long arms you got there!

voodazz
12-15-2002, 11:41 PM
wow. That is an impressive arm span you got there! I like the lighting too! Wish I had that, then maybe my definition would show more. *pinches love handle* hmmm... maybe not.:(

PrinterPaper
12-16-2002, 01:31 AM
GIS you look pretty good for your size i.e. you have more a more muscular look then I imagined looking just at your stats. It'll be interesting to see what you look like with the probable 15 lbs gain :)

Wolfman
12-17-2002, 08:34 PM
Hey man....looking great. I got the same problem with legs, but I'm worse off, my just plain WON'T grow:mad: