View Full Version : from lean to big and cuddly

07-16-2003, 08:28 PM
just thought I would update some pics on the pictures forum. Here I am at the start and end of a 16 week bulk.

I started at 174lbs - 6.7% BF (feb) and ended up at 194lbs - 13% BF (june).

I used my own system of switching routines throughout the 15 weeks and got a lot of help from other members comments in my journal on which exercises would be better or worse for each bodypart.

A lot of stuff I did were things I never did before like BB rows, Sumo Deads, box squats, T-rows with a BB, Good Mornings, and Incline BB presses.

All in all I am very pleased and the help was very appreciated!

here ya go - be gentle


07-17-2003, 07:07 AM
Hey bro, didnt see the pics yet, but just in doing some math:

174 x 93.3% LBM (6.7% BF) = 162.3 lbs LBM
194 x 87.0% LBM (13% BF) = 168.8 lbs LBM

You gained 20 lbs, 6.5 in muscle and 13.5 in fat :( Of course the pics may look good, which is the important part :)

07-17-2003, 10:59 AM
okay, maybe I didnt do that right.....here ya go again

y2a thanks for the math bro' I havent figured out how to do that yet LOL

07-17-2003, 05:01 PM
6 lbs of muscle is a very good gain for 16 weeks. Nothing to scoff at, keeping it while you diet will be the hard part though. Good job man, waiting for the pics.

07-18-2003, 02:59 PM
After seeing the pics, you look good man. IMO you looked better at 184, but that COULD be the pic quality/lighting or whatever. All in all you packed on some good mass, way to go :)

*edit - cant spell

07-18-2003, 05:00 PM
Kenn, I have to say, congratz man, you're getting back up there and even though your BF almost doubled, you look hella-better at 184. Keep it up man! What are the plans now? Bulk or cut?

07-18-2003, 07:58 PM
thanks guys, yeah I have to agree that I like the 184 shots better as well. I think that is because at 184 I am still cut but got a little more mass to play with. I start to look to full and fleshy at 194 (although still a tad cut, the top four abs a just starting to fade) and I played around with hitting 200-205 before cuting and thought another 5-10lbs would be pushing it. As tall as I am though at 6'3" I can afford to gain some more I think.

I am cutting now and will cut to 8-9% BF then hit another 20lb bulk (1lb a week)

07-19-2003, 06:45 AM
Kenn, you look incredible. I wish I could pack on mass like that. Good job.

08-03-2003, 09:00 AM
I think you're leaner than 13% bf, you can still see you abs.

chris mason
08-03-2003, 02:26 PM
Guys, you are assuming his bodyfat percentages are accurate. Bodyfat percentages are almost always quite inaccurate.

To me, it looks like he gained a pretty decent amount of muscle with very little fat. Great job!

08-03-2003, 06:42 PM
Kenn, not to get off topic but can ya PM me about your diet, unless its posted in your journal. I'm having trouble finishing up my cut :(

08-04-2003, 04:24 AM
Originally posted by Frankster
I think you're leaner than 13% bf, you can still see you abs.

So at 13% your not supposed to be able to see them? thats not what i always heard