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MonStar
03-17-2003, 09:23 AM
Some decent lighting today I think. Did these in the morning when it was nice and sunny outside. Tried to get some decent triceps shots. Also got a crossed-arm forearm pose, lol. Back I can never pose right, for some reason. Whatever.

213 lbs. this morning, without clothes.

By the way, front double biceps pose makes my right arm look smaller than my left. Thats just the camera angle---they measure exactly the same.

Workhorse
03-17-2003, 09:33 AM
Obligatory... *where's the pics?*
:spam:

Ironman8
03-17-2003, 11:48 AM
Wow, your arms are huge! Good job :thumbup:

Silverback
03-17-2003, 11:58 AM
You never cease to amaze me Mike :thumbup:

Every update shows some superb progress, this month the arms look crazy!

your triceps look like youve had implants:)

keep it up mike, phenominal work.

B-R

Mik
03-17-2003, 11:58 AM
Lookin' big Monstar. Your tri's especially are looking huge. Keep up the great work!

MonStar
03-17-2003, 12:16 PM
Thanks guys, keep in mind that my arm is against my body in those triceps shots. So that does give it the added illusion of size. Just like a standard bodybuilding side triceps pose, the arm right against the body.

Thanks for all of the kind words.

LOL, my triceps didnt get implants. :D:D

Skillz
03-17-2003, 04:55 PM
Monstar u swoll son of a b...


oh! i mean nice pics Monstar! definately lookin solid and ur triceps r lookin huge too

Skillz

MonStar
03-17-2003, 05:20 PM
Thanks a lot Skillz, appreciate it man. Yeah I have been trying to put in a lotta hard work with Westside. I think its starting to pay off. Some extra triceps size, little bit of trap size, etc.

Thanks for the support.

Alke
03-17-2003, 06:01 PM
Lookin good monstar! I didnt realize you had tris that huge! I want the belly of my tris to look like that!! LOL Since I started mixing in CGBP's they're doing better.......

Your pics looks great bro'!!!! Shows what hard work and focus can do for ya!

kook
03-17-2003, 07:23 PM
tris are sickening and love the ropes on your forearms

MonStar
03-17-2003, 09:15 PM
Thanks a lot for the comments guys, appreciate it.

Kenn: Yeah man I have been lots of heavy lockouts lately, etc. Westside I think has really really helped out a ton with my triceps size and strength. At least I think, I am not 100% positive just yet about what I have gained from Westside size wise.

kook: Damn, never heard that one before---thanks!

Black_Curtain
03-18-2003, 12:59 AM
As always mike you look graet!

Relentless
03-18-2003, 06:55 AM
looking good, per usual, Mike

where are the wheels pix? :D

MonStar
03-18-2003, 07:19 AM
Thanks a lot guys.

Callahan: Hehe, actually I decided to hold off on the wheel pics this time. Just because I posted leg shots about 2-3 weeks ago. And there is really no reason to post them again I dont think.

Thanks again everyone for the kind words.

Paul Stagg
03-18-2003, 07:41 AM
Check out those Westside triceps!!

Damn!

You've been blessed with a great structure, and you've done an excellent job taking atvantage of it. Keep up th egood work.

Herc
03-18-2003, 08:19 AM
Tri's are looking huge! Nice horseshoe!

:thumbup:

Neil
03-18-2003, 09:22 AM
Awesome front double bi. Tri's look huge too. Keep up the good work.

MonStar
03-18-2003, 10:21 AM
Thanks for all of the kind words guys, appreciate it.

Yeah Paul, I do attribute my recent triceps development completely to Westside. Lockouts, and things like that really beat on my triceps.

Hercule
03-18-2003, 05:22 PM
F-R-E-A-K

MonStar
03-18-2003, 07:15 PM
LOL, thanks Herc. :D:D

Saint Patrick
03-18-2003, 10:59 PM
Yeah, good size and definition on the tri's.

Slowmo
03-19-2003, 12:58 AM
Traps seem to be lagging somewhat. Otherwise you're progressing well.

MonStar
03-19-2003, 08:48 AM
Thanks a lot for the support SP, appreciate it man.

Slowmo: LOL, I kinda want my traps to be lagging at this point. The bigger my traps, the smaller the illusion of my delts. So I dont want huge traps at all. Thanks for the observation though.

Rock
03-19-2003, 10:36 AM
I can see progress, you look big and you have little bodyfat, grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! how do you manage to keep it so low, damnit, why does everyone eat so well, hehe.

MonStar
03-19-2003, 11:30 AM
Rock, my diet SUCKS. Fast food, and sugar, and crap. Trust me man I dont have that low of bodyfat. Its not sky high like a beer gut or anything, but its not as low as I would like it to be.

Exnor
03-20-2003, 01:17 PM
Those triceps are indeed insane :)

Looking at your forearms/upper arms in the pics they look huge, what do they measure in at? Even if its just the illusion of proportion, they are still large ;)

Well done man, respect that you've always been natural. Keep it that way :)

How are the legs coming along?

johnny123
03-20-2003, 01:38 PM
you look about 1000 times better than i did at 215 lbs!

MonStar
03-20-2003, 05:41 PM
Thanks a lot for the kind words guys, really appreciate it.

Exnor: I dont know what my arms measure right now. I know that 4-5 months back they were around 16.5-16.75" or so I believe. Ill have to double check though. I would guess that theyre right around 17" right now, not sure though. About my wheels---there is a link in my profile that will take you to all of my progress pics, I have some wheel shots in there.

Thanks johnny, appreciate it.

Gavan
03-21-2003, 03:55 AM
Monstar you are BIG and look GOOD ! good shape

a little bit leaner and it will be excellent !!! 17'' arms !! how much can you curl ?

I'm smaller and older :cry: I hate you :D

MonStar
03-21-2003, 07:43 AM
Gavan, I can BB curl 135 for 4-5 fairly clean reps. I am going to see how many I do tomorrow actually. Would love to hit 8 reps with 135. My biceps are not tremendously strong at all, they never have been. I mean theyre not a huge weakpoint, but I think my triceps completely overpower my biceps. As they should theyre a larger musclegroup.

Gavan
03-21-2003, 08:07 AM
4-5x 135 that's not bad !!! Viator could do ~10x155 (perfect form)

chris mason
03-21-2003, 09:29 AM
Hey Gavan, now that I can do videos with my digital camera, I can shoot a video of me curling. I can only get about 30 sec on video, so it has to be a lower rep set. What would you like to see for low reps with strict form?

Slowmo
03-21-2003, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Gavan
4-5x 135 that's not bad !!! Viator could do ~10x155 (perfect form)

Yup, I've seen many cases where strength doesn't directly correlate size. Know a guy who never goes above 135lbs on curls (very strict and controlled technique) and he has 19 1/2 " arms. Not a fat ass either.

MonStar
03-21-2003, 12:12 PM
135 for 4-5 isnt horrible, but I really am hoping for 6-7 tomorrow. Well see what happens.

Slowmo, yeah well my 135 isnt PERFECT form. Its not a TON of body English like a friggin' powerclean, buts definitely not perfect.

Exnor
03-21-2003, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by chris mason
Hey Gavan, now that I can do videos with my digital camera, I can shoot a video of me curling. I can only get about 30 sec on video, so it has to be a lower rep set. What would you like to see for low reps with strict form?

Yes. :)

chris mason
03-21-2003, 01:07 PM
Give me a number. Remember, 225 is not strict, it is loose. I can, however, do quite a bit strict.

Courtney
03-21-2003, 02:27 PM
Uh, I don't know what you looked like before, but now... wow. :thumbup:

MonStar
03-21-2003, 06:01 PM
Thanks for all the support guys---appreciate it.

Courtney, if you click the link in my profile youll see that I really have not made a HUGE jump in progress from last month. Month to month progress pics really just help me notice little minor changes.

Gavan
03-22-2003, 02:12 AM
Chris why not try to challenge Arthur Jones Curl ? :)

he said his best performance was 9x165 (strict)

He said he could curl more than Viator but was a lot weaker on triceps extension.

chris mason
03-22-2003, 07:30 AM
The problem is that my video wouldn't last long enough for 9 reps. Maybe I'll try to get a few strict reps with 185.

MonStar
03-22-2003, 07:41 AM
Damn chris, I am still amazed that you can get ANY clean reps with 185. Thats some friggin' crazy BB curling strength. I guess from the years of BB curls with really low reps, huh?

chris mason
03-22-2003, 09:25 AM
It's just genetic. I have always had strong biceps.

Neil
03-22-2003, 09:27 AM
Does your camera have a smart card slot?

chris mason
03-22-2003, 09:34 AM
I have no idea, it is a miracle I figured out how to shoot the movies:D .

Reinier
03-22-2003, 09:36 AM
i think mr narcissus curls more than that

Neil
03-22-2003, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by chris mason
I have no idea, it is a miracle I figured out how to shoot the movies:D .

I know what you mean, my camera instruction booklet is about as thick as a bible.


It would probably be located on the side of the camera and it holds a small flat card that is about 1 square inch.
If you do have a slot you can buy a smart media card for around $20-100 depending on the size (the cheaper one would be fine) which would allow you to shoot movies that are much longer, possibly 5 or more minutes. Just a thought as you are becoming quite the amateur film maker:)

chris mason
03-22-2003, 09:54 AM
Think of it this way, what would they be, 100 meg files:eek: .

Neil
03-22-2003, 09:56 AM
Around there. My card is 128 meg. You may be able to adjust the resolution on the camera to give you more time whithout the addition of a card.

BennettBoy
03-22-2003, 02:06 PM
Looking BIG as always Mike. Nice.

WestyHeadbanger
03-22-2003, 07:47 PM
Everyone has mentioned your triceps but i find your forearms more impressive.

MonStar
03-22-2003, 08:33 PM
Thanks a lot BennettBoy, appreciate it man.

Westy, I dont know man, I dont think that my forearms are all that great. I would take another inch on them in heartbeat!