View Full Version : Almost there... progress

05-02-2005, 01:11 PM
<begin rant>
Ok I've been working out on & off for 11 years.

I've NEVER REALLY worked out hardcore.

During college it was, 4 months before Spring Break, and maybe a month or 2 after (4 days/week). Then slack off about the other half the year. (from like 94-98)

Then from like 98-2003 I worked out 1-2 days week. Usually chest & triceps. Sometimes a bicep work out, etc.
With a few sporadic months of more regularly working out.

At 190lbs, benching 325lbs I figured I was big enough, and TOO FAT. So I decided to try to cut down to about 10-12% BF and try to maintain that.

So I gradually started working out more, and gradually tapered my calories down and tuned my diet. The past 2-3 months, I've added in some cardio and cut back even more on the diet. I've maintained most of my strength and basically all of my size on arms & chest.

My waist has went down about 1.5" and I've dropped about 20lbs. I think a few more lbs of fat gone and I'll be where I want to be. I have added a little muscle too since I've been working out more body parts, more regularly.

I'm 6' 0", but kinda light b/c my legs lag compared to my upper body. (can't really work them out hard b/c of prior injury)

I need to test my BF again, but I think I'm about 13%, what do you think? I have both a Tanita Bodyfat scale and a cheap 3-point electronic caliper. (I'll test tomorrow after I work out)

P.S. when I started working out at 19, I was 130lbs!!!

05-02-2005, 01:14 PM
nice progress chris!

05-02-2005, 03:10 PM
looking large @ 173lbs.

05-02-2005, 03:12 PM
Damn, looking real good, you cutting right now?

05-02-2005, 03:54 PM
Concur - looking good man.

05-02-2005, 05:31 PM
Your are are so much bigger, that's what i noticed first, and then i noticed the black bow tie. :-)

05-02-2005, 05:44 PM
freaky pecs. nice progress, im along the same track

05-02-2005, 06:57 PM
Yeah, those pecs are killer. Good job.

05-02-2005, 06:59 PM
yeah..13 sounds pretty close, you will be a force to be reckoned with once you get hardcore. Good luck

no regrets
05-02-2005, 08:13 PM
good progress

05-03-2005, 09:16 AM
Thanks, thanx, & thank you

Your are are so much bigger, that's what i noticed first, and then i noticed the black bow tie. :-)
That was after a sorority dance (formal) & afterwards I took the shirt off to look like a chip & dale dancer! :)

Damn, looking real good, you cutting right now?
Yeah, I've lost 20+ lbs the past few months. Luckily, I've kept most of my size. I've also lost about 20lbs of strength off my max. But I look bigger than ever being lean.

looking large @ 173lbs.
Most people guess my weight as 200lbs.

Even my close friends who mostly weight about 200+ lbs (mostly out of shape) all can't believe, I weigh 30-40 lbs less than them.

06-01-2005, 06:47 PM
Ok new pics... both of these were actually taken today... only a few minutes apart.
One was with a flash, one was with out. See what a big difference lighting can make. A bright flash washes out a lot of your cuts...

Anyway, I've been maintaining about 170-172 lbs...but BF% has been gradually coming down as I put on a little bit of muscle.

06-01-2005, 07:02 PM
holy crap, 11 years man, damn, long time, but good progress nonetheless.

06-16-2005, 08:22 AM
I'm going to add a picture of me at my "fattest" 200lbs... and if I can find it my skinniest at about 130lbs before I started working out tonight if I can find them both.

06-16-2005, 05:15 PM
ab outline starting to show in the last pics. Nice work m8.