View Full Version : 5'10 250 Any potential under the fat?

09-23-2004, 09:57 PM
Only 3 shots for now hopefully I can get some better ones up. Starting Thermocin and journal hopefully on Monday.

A little info. Started out at 310 in May of 2004, at 250 now, been stuck at 250 for a while though hence the thermocin. Currently am doing cardio 7 days a week, and lifting 3 days a week (WBB1). Current goal is 230, but a solid 230 so I have a long ways to go. Anyway any pointers, bf estimates whatever will be appreciated. Hopefully I may get some better pics up tomorrow.

09-23-2004, 10:41 PM
Certainly some potention under there dude.

Your back looks wide and it looks like you'll have quite the quad sweep.

Damn, may of 04? You've dropped 60 pounds since then? Very impressive.

09-23-2004, 10:56 PM
classic case of over training though. I was doing 4 hours of cardio a day and two hours of weights which was just ******ed.

09-23-2004, 10:58 PM
well not intense cardio just walking, but it was still like 11 miles a day.

09-24-2004, 06:32 AM
loosing 60lb is quite an acomplishment. congratulations. Starting a journal is a good idea. They are really a great source for motivation and accountability. As for potential...everyone has potential; it's all about dedication, which you clearly have. If your progress is stalled, it may be time to adjust your diet.

09-24-2004, 07:02 AM
nice work man...your transfrormation will kick mine's ass...keep up the motivation and the dedication...things will come just be patient ( now this is ME talking the KING of impatience) lol

09-24-2004, 07:39 AM
First off, grats on the progress so far. That's amazing. It looks like you've got the making of an awesome V taper. Keep up the hard work and you'll see the results. I do think you may be overdoing it a bit though. Some rest will do you more good than you might think. Good luck man!

09-24-2004, 07:59 AM
looking at your pics again...we have a very similar body type and are almost the same weight...we also have similar goals...mine is 225-215 yours is 230...i will keep checking your progress...may be we will hit our goals around the same time...i am shooting for novemeber...as long as i can keep up the 2 pounds a week

09-24-2004, 08:41 AM
Thanks for positive comments. Generally as a rule of thumb I do no more than 30 mins of elleptical a day with my goal being 50 mins. I would probably doing over kill on treadmill still, but I messed my foot up badly while doing that. So depending on foot situation I usually get in between 30-50 mins on elleptical daily. Once I started WBB1 I have seen better results, as opposed to doing all the exercises that looked cool in Flex.

09-24-2004, 09:58 AM
definitely looks like there's some potential there

I agree with chase, your natural quad sweep is pretty sick

make sure you go hard on the deads though; your shoulders, back and chest all look about the same level but I can't see your traps. ;)

good luck mate!

09-24-2004, 10:02 AM
Nog been doing deads the right way for about 3 weeks now lol. Before I was doing like a front hack squat type thing. That went on for about a month too =/. Sick traps are like a main goal of mine. I have definately been doing my best to hit deads, shrugs whatever pretty hard.

09-24-2004, 11:13 AM
always potential obsolete, u just goitta make sure u fulfill it :P

09-24-2004, 02:26 PM
there are 2 types of bodies in general...

naturally lean
naturally fat (not tryin to be mean)

The people who are naturally lean have a lot harder time putting on muscle but when they do they look great, if they stay lean.

Then there are the people who are naturally fat. Their metabolism helps them maintain more muscle just like they can maintain more fat. So they have very good potential for being big and strong. Though most don't acheive a body builder (lean) physic.

Your potential is only limited by your dedication. Yeah genes play a factor in muscle shape, body shape, etc.. But you can acheive almost anything with enough dedication. Ok dont think you're going to be Ronnie Coleman.... (unless you happen to have perfect genetics, perfect dedication and lotsa money for every AAS under the sun.)

But look at natural body building contest and you could achieve close to that with years of training and dieting.

I started out at 128lbs and I'm at 185 (been as high as 198)
started out benching maybe 120lbs, currently bench 320lbs

Now that took years.... dont expect it to happen overnight.

Keep written track of your lifts, weight, diet, etc... and it will help you keep sight of your progress.

09-24-2004, 02:51 PM
I think you've got a great deal of potential. All you have to do is work hard, and bring it out!

09-24-2004, 03:07 PM
I have been seriously tracking my food intake, water intake, sleep and lifts since the beginning of July. Thinking of starting a journal to just kind of reinforce the practice. I may be naturally fat, but it took some truly unnatural eating habits to get me up to 310. As far as goals go i'm not looking for bodybuilder type physique, just more like big, burly monster type physique. More pics coming up soon.

Thanks for all of the replies so far.

09-24-2004, 03:52 PM
Added some pics. Fear the bad poses. better lighting though.

09-24-2004, 08:22 PM
Holy ****!! Your legs are monstrous. What I would give for those legs. Nice width on your back as well! Keep up the transformation, you'll be lean in no time!!!

09-24-2004, 09:28 PM
u look pretty good.. just imagining u under 20% bf would be remarkable.. i think ur right bicep is bigger than ur left one but maybe im wrong.. good luck on the cut bro!

09-24-2004, 10:47 PM
Thanks for comments, left bicep is definately lacking. Legs are definately my strong point legs are pretty solid, but I have alot of flab on my inner thighs.

09-24-2004, 11:58 PM
Dood if you came down 60 pounds in that short of time, I am sure you can accomplish anything you want. You definately had the right mentality and focus. Clearly you know first hand now how important it is to eat properly.

Its kinda funny I said that. I am a skinny kid with poor eating habits, and instead of learning to not eat alot of food, I have to. It goes both ways :)

09-25-2004, 12:20 AM
Eating habits have improved alot. Once you start recording stuff you just become alot more aware of the crap that is going into you. Im a calorie freak now, I was eating like 900 a day for a while then 1600, but ive uped it to 2500 recently. So go go good eating habits.

09-25-2004, 03:34 AM
Legs look like your strongest part , forearms are also big.

Keep doing what you do bro !

09-25-2004, 04:34 AM
Keep at it man, and more and more of that muscle will start to show through. Make sure you post update pics so we can see your progress!

chris mason
09-25-2004, 09:14 AM
That is an awesome job of fat loss thus far!

Your legs look like they have tons of potential. You should train them like crazy and build them as much as possible.

09-27-2004, 10:05 PM
Thanks all for positive comments, down to 245 as of today... thermocin? who knows

09-29-2004, 11:05 PM
Great progress Bro! Keep it up! :thumbup:

10-23-2004, 11:20 PM
when are you going to take some update pics?

10-23-2004, 11:36 PM
Once I hit 240 gonna take some update pics, which should be very soon.

10-23-2004, 11:38 PM
sweet...cant wait bro...this is cool...looking at the progress both of us are making...

10-24-2004, 12:39 AM
you making some great progress, awesome legs.

11-03-2004, 03:16 PM
240 pics will be up later on.

11-03-2004, 06:55 PM
10 pounds lighter then last time.
Loss of 20" through out body since June

20 pounds lost since joining site.

11-04-2004, 03:18 PM
nice work man..starting to see a lil trap development there calves and quads look sick.

11-04-2004, 06:37 PM
Thanks man, traps will get there eventually I hope =D.

11-10-2004, 01:12 PM
How tall are you, Jabberwocky?

You have exactly the same body type as me, but I'm only 5'8". Anyway, thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work!

Edited: Ignore the question - I see it in the title now :smoke:

11-23-2004, 11:02 PM
You definitely have potential - looks like you're pretty solid underneath the fat. Keep at it, awesome progress so far.

12-15-2004, 10:04 AM
Bumped for update ???

12-15-2004, 10:56 AM
I have been at 230 for a couple of weeks now. Just havent gotten around to taking update pics.

12-19-2004, 06:04 PM
Definite potential. I don't know if you were aware, but you are a very big boy and your legs have the potential to be certifiably beastly. You're making rapid and great progress too. I say keep it up and most importantly- if you reach a plateau (which you will) please don't let it bring you down.

12-19-2004, 06:22 PM
Keep at it; don't lose interest in the iron; you should be able to make a pretty d**n good transformation by next summer & the whole year. Train right, consistent & be patient.:thumbup:

12-19-2004, 11:33 PM
Progress has come to a stand still as of lately, but I haven't lost interest in BB too much. 230 was my original goal and I hit it. After Xmas and New Years I will be back on my regular lifting schedule as well as diet. For now finals are over, got myself a great new girlfriend, and a semester full of easy classes to look forward to. I would like to hit 200 by the end of the summer which is definately do able.

12-22-2004, 03:04 PM
you seem like your on the right track, to losing alot of weight in a healthy way.

Reminds me of myself last year. I was 5'11, 190lbs all fat. This is before i starting lifting, I wanted to loose the weight fast so i changed my diet to a snack a day and a healthy meal once a day. i never exercised once and dropped my weight to 154lbs in 3 months.

12-22-2004, 04:44 PM
I really respect you for losing all that weight, the healthy, natural way.
I've heard of so many people who weigh over 300lbs going "Oh, no diets work" or "Oh I'm just big-boned"... Then the next thing I know, they are on the operating table getting their stomach stapled. It so lazy. If they can put all that effort into putting on weight, they can put the same amount of effort losing it.
So how did you manage to lose all this weight? Do you train at home or in a gym? I currently train at home but I seriously need to get out and train in a gym, to keep my motivation going. A lot of successful weight losses/gains are usually by the people who go to the gym regularly.

But keep going, you are doing incredibly well. Good on you.

12-24-2004, 01:25 PM
Wow, dude, excellent progress. After losing 70lbs. myself, I know how great it feels. You're looking good. Legs are ginormous bro. Keep up the awesome work.

12-24-2004, 01:53 PM
Thanks for the positive comments from all over last few days.

Weight loss has been a combination of diet, and spending six days a week in the gym.

01-05-2005, 11:30 PM
I've finally seen someone with a similar body type to mine. I may just post pics now. Great progress..I've been inspired to step it up again.

01-06-2005, 11:52 AM
You're actually starting to look pretty powerful, like a strongman who better not be reckoned with! You'll be mistaken for a powerlifter soon enough (if you aren't already). You may end up surprising a lot of people when you're recognized as a bodybuilder! Kudos on an inspirational transformation.

01-06-2005, 03:03 PM
Wow, Your looking great man. Keep up the weight loss and you'll be there.