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bentkarnes
03-07-2004, 07:36 PM
first pic is about 4 monthes ago, the second pic is today.

Again, sorry about the quality, digicam pics coming soon.

dxiw
03-07-2004, 07:56 PM
wow very nice improvement - you are very lean keep bulking - I'm curious to see you at 200 :)

The Celt
03-19-2004, 04:03 PM
Eeeexcellent...

Go on... tell us how you did it....

ReturnedFire
03-19-2004, 06:30 PM
good gains dude!

the "after 1 year" pic should be excellent :D

Allenronm
03-19-2004, 07:45 PM
excellent!

Alke
03-19-2004, 07:57 PM
awesome work man, keep it up! looks like your dialed into a good bulk

JTyrell710
03-19-2004, 08:29 PM
good work
How tall are ya bro?
I'm right with ya; hardgaining newbie
4 months ago i was at 152, now at 167- you're a better bulker than I but it's good to be able to relate/compare to someone

bentkarnes
03-19-2004, 08:38 PM
good work
How tall are ya bro?
I'm right with ya; hardgaining newbie
4 months ago i was at 152, now at 167- you're a better bulker than I but it's good to be able to relate/compare to someone

Im about 6 foot 2ish, close to 3. Yeah I had a huge newbie gain of about 20lbs, then it suddenly halted, I have to get back on track because the old diet just doesnt cut it anymore, and since I increased my workout days from 3 to 5 I am acctually losing weight slowly. Strange, most people love bulking, but I find it hard to stuff my face all day.

Max-Mex
03-19-2004, 10:08 PM
Life is to short to be skinny.

Nice progress. Everything looking bigger.

Now for the real question: how bout dem wheels?

bentkarnes
03-20-2004, 10:58 AM
Life is to short to be skinny.

Nice progress. Everything looking bigger.

Now for the real question: how bout dem wheels?

The legs are taking thier sweet ass time gettin bigger. They've gotten stronger, but not much bigger, when I see some real progress in them I'll post a pic

Allyrulez
03-20-2004, 12:49 PM
Youre putting on almost 5lbs a month!!!! Thats really good i thought, im killing myself at the gym and only putting on 4lbs if im lucky... Good work , you look real buff in the 2nd pic

bentkarnes
03-20-2004, 04:48 PM
I should also add when I first started bulking I quit smoking, so naturally my appetite grew enormously, which most people pack on unwanted pounds after they quit, but my gain was all wanted. But I kinda started up again, screwing everything up for me FU<K!!!

CraigVA286
03-20-2004, 05:13 PM
Just smoke green, youll be hungrier and healthier :D


Cigarettes = puke

bentkarnes
03-20-2004, 07:25 PM
Just smoke green, youll be hungrier and healthier :D


Cigarettes = puke

hahaha, done and done

ianack4life
03-20-2004, 07:44 PM
good work
How tall are ya bro?
I'm right with ya; hardgaining newbie
4 months ago i was at 152, now at 167- you're a better bulker than I but it's good to be able to relate/compare to someone


Christ, i wish i was half as good as either of you.

VasDeferens
03-20-2004, 08:09 PM
I dont think you are a hardgainer.

bentkarnes
03-23-2004, 04:17 PM
I recently got the best compliment on my progress. A ex-girlfriend stopped by and we went in the hot tub, and she was amazed with the transformation from when we were dating to now, long story short, I got laid because of muscles, and man is that motivation....

Allenronm
03-23-2004, 07:34 PM
hahahaha

great story!

Beast
03-23-2004, 07:46 PM
You got laid at your age? You sly dog, you. ;)

oldDurst
03-23-2004, 08:00 PM
Looking good!
What kind of routine are you using?

bentkarnes
03-23-2004, 08:03 PM
You got laid at your age? You sly dog, you. ;)

what else are you suppose to be doing when your 20? :alcoholic :hump:

bentkarnes
03-23-2004, 08:05 PM
Looking good!
What kind of routine are you using?

Thx, I just use WBB1 , Ive actually been using it for a long time now, since November, might be time to move on. Need more equipment if I change my routine tho, I workout at home.

Max-Mex
03-23-2004, 08:46 PM
WBB #2. Nuf said.

bentkarnes
03-24-2004, 08:42 AM
WBB #2. Nuf said.

WBB Routine II

Day 1: Chest and Back

Dumbbell Incline Press 2x9-11
Close Grip Chins 2x9-11 *** cant do these need to by that doorway bar I think
Flat Dumbbell Flies 2x9-11
Wide Grip Pull Downs or Deadlifts 2x9-11
Decline Barbell Bench Press 2x9-11 *** cant do decline, only incline.
Seated Cable Row or T-Bar Rows 2x9-11 *** rowing machine in my appartment gym, I guess during my work out session I can run down there and do a few sets

Rest Day

Day 2: Legs

Squats 1x20
Leg Press 1x20 *** cant do
Leg Extensions 1x15
Hamstring Curl 2x9
Seated/Standing Calf Raises 2x25
(Do one of set of each)

Rest Day

Day 3: Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders

Seated Dumbbell Press, Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises, Front Dumbbell Raises
2-3x6 (supersetted) *** whats supersetted mean?
Incline or Decline Skull Crushers 2x9-11 *** cant find skull crushers, what is this exercise?
Incline Dumbbell Curls 2x9-11
Dips 2x9-11 *** might have to be creative and do these on my computer desk....
Hammer Curls 2x9-11




So I think I can manage with this routine, If anyone has and modifications for me and replace the exercises I cant do, my equipment is barbell and dumbells and bench. Nice and simple.

Also, my split will be...

Sunday - Chest and back
Monday - Arms and shoulders
tuesday - Legs
Wends - Chest and back
Thursday - arms and shoulders

Beast
03-24-2004, 11:11 AM
what else are you suppose to be doing when your 20? :alcoholic :hump:
lol oh, I thought you were younger. :)

JD77
03-24-2004, 10:02 PM
Nice progress. Keep it up.