View Full Version : Newb after 2 months.

12-14-2004, 11:40 PM
Please Critique. I have been lifting for 3 months, not really seriously, I have not been following a set routine (I know, tisk tisk!) and have been working mostly my arms shoulders and back. I do legs quite a bit as well, but my upper body is my number 1 concern. I only really have a bench press, weights and bars, but I use the gym as much as I can (usually 2 times a week) and am getting dumbells and whey for Christmas (Im using rice protein right now, and it tastes AWEFUL.)

This Is BEFORE I started




Pretty Scrawny eh. I was 135 then

...And after 2 months ( I am now 142)





Can someone give me some comments/pointers, etc?

Dont anyone comment on my stupid pants either. I know they are loose.

12-15-2004, 09:11 AM

12-15-2004, 09:26 AM
Try WBB 1 routine, check or search Chris Mason's routine on teenage eating. Not sure of your age, but it should apply. Work legs when at the gym you'll be glad in the long run, nothing funnier than a person wobbling to get two huge dumbells to a bench.
Nice gains otherwise, get serious if you want real results.

12-15-2004, 09:29 AM

I noticed that you said that your upper body is your main concern, well I have found from personal experience, and it has been scientifically proven, that training the lower body will result in an increase in natural test levels (help me on this guys); compared to just blowing the legs off or puting a half ***ed effort towards them.

So make sure you work your entire body with compound movements, eat, eat, eat.

good luck

12-15-2004, 06:11 PM
I am 16 by the by. I try to eat as much as I can, but I guess I'll have to step it up a bit more. What i was trying to say was, I do work my legs and upper body, but I dont have a set routine yet. I was using WWB 1 but found I couldnt do many of the exercises becuase of lack of equipment (cry cry) mostly squats and dips. Any suggestions? Remember I only have a bench, bars, and dumbells(in a week) at home.

If someone could substitute some excercises that I could do at home instead of the ones I cant that would be great.

EDIT: Few more pics here.. My Right arm I am starting to feel needs to catch up with my left arm. Any input? Thanks also for the article Bill.

Thanks guys!



12-16-2004, 01:00 AM
focus on the big 3...bench...squat...deadlift...just make sure you are hitting the smaller bodyparts also....you have a lot of room to grow...just be patient and give it time...make sure you are eating every couple of hours...drinking a lot of water...and sleeping enough...critique wise...I can tell you have been hitting the beach muscles...chest and biceps...I see a great improvement in your shoulders, chest, biceps and forearms...I see a minor improvement in your back..makes sure you are hitting your traps, overall back, and triceps...also make sure you are hitting the legs...good job on the weight gain