View Full Version : Newbie Progress

05-17-2003, 08:33 AM
Started lifting with a routine + diet in late Jan (pics here (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26030)), was approx 69kg (152lb) at 5'11. I'm now around 72kg (158lb).

In the first few months I put on some bf%, since then its been pretty stable and still noticing some clear gains (literally, sometimes I do a WO, come home, eat, sleep for ages, wake up the next morning, and notice actual muscle gain - damn I hope my newbie gains last forever :)).

I think I just need to keep plugging away at the iron, i'm trying to add as much LBM as possible while adding minimal bf% (eating just enough for muscle recovery)... I think it may take a little longer but is possible (I know a BB who has done this). I think the key is listning to your body.

Goal for August is 76kg (167lb).

Okay the pics... I've only taken a couple for now. Ill stand in the same place in August and do a before/after pic or something.

Yes, I know, im in dire need of a tan... my skin is naturally VERY pale! :( Roll on summer sun! (with my factor 20 suncream :p)

Oh and the streaks on my arms are not huge wolverine scratches, the mirror just needs cleaning :)

Front Relaxed:


05-17-2003, 11:30 AM
keep pilin the plates on the weights and keep pilin the food on your plates! u got a good base to work with, low body fat too...just need to keep bulkin, good luck in reachin your goals


05-17-2003, 12:32 PM
looking good, exnor. keep up bulking and i hope you reach your goals

05-17-2003, 12:57 PM

I hope my goals are achievable by summer :)

05-17-2003, 01:11 PM
Looking lean, but i think you need to start pumping up both the food and the weights, id prioritise getting the diet crack on and if you gain some fat on the road (doubtful with your ecto frame) dont sweat it.

Are you training your legs? if not start squating and deadlifting, im sorry if it sounds critical, but im trying to be constructive in order to improve :)

good luck with your goals man.

05-17-2003, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah im training everything, been on the diet since jan.

Heres my routine: (plus calve raises now)


And the diet: (didnt mention all the veggies I eat - rough guide)


It may not look it in the pic, but my legs are definitely my best asset, they have always been bigger/proportionally more powerful than my upper body (runs in the family) and im progressing really fast on the leg press, which is cool. My bench etc. is progressing at an avarage (i think) steady rate, altho im mainly conentrating on gaining in size more than what I can lift.

05-26-2003, 02:04 PM
Some more pics:

Abs Flexed (work in progress):

05-26-2003, 02:06 PM
Flexed back:

05-26-2003, 02:07 PM
Thats about it... I think my arms are finally starting to pick up, i want more than 13 inches :(

Ill just keep plugging away :)

Tiny Arms:

05-26-2003, 02:13 PM
Looking awesome dude! Good luck on your goals.

05-26-2003, 02:28 PM
Thanks man... how did u see the pics? Not been approved yet hmmz :)

05-26-2003, 02:38 PM
maybe he can look into the future? ;

05-26-2003, 02:41 PM
Yeh... I thought so.

Ironman: plz tell me that sometime in my life ill get to have a threesome with two luscious ladies?? Pleeeease :)

05-27-2003, 04:42 AM
yay finally approved :D