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recordgeek
12-25-2005, 04:22 AM
First time poster here, short history: had been working out for a number of years, then my back went kablooey at the gym almost exactly 2 years ago after a set of cable rows. Went to the hospital on a stretcher, whole deal, and found out I had a herniated disc. Luckily, was actually able to get back into VERY CAREFUL lifting a month later. Got a good trainer who helped me out a lot; then six months ago I asked him what it'd take to get me to the next level. He created a program for me where I worked out and/or ran about 5-6 days/week, and has been kicking my ass ever since. I love it. So, here are the fruits of my labor. Be kind.

PS. Could use some advise on how big pics can be here, having trouble resizing old pics..so here are the afters, first.

galileo
12-25-2005, 06:32 AM
Looking good. How tall are you?

WBBIRL
12-25-2005, 09:38 AM
Looking very good... espically after an injury

cosmicdebree88
12-25-2005, 12:00 PM
Lookin pretty large. The back looks like it's laggin a little but you had a herniated disk so that's expected. How are the legs?

Hockey66
12-25-2005, 03:26 PM
That's a sweet patch of hair.

ROMANMAN
12-25-2005, 04:29 PM
Look solid, what are youre stats? ALos get some wheel pics up.

recordgeek
12-25-2005, 07:00 PM
thanks a lot guys--first, would appreciate quick tips on how to resize pix to post here, would be good to give reference point of how I started, then can post some leg pix too.

Will post measurements shortly; I'm 5'8, 169lbs, approx 14-15% BF, started in July at 165lbs, 18%. Would really like to end up around 175, and drop my BF to 11 or so, think that's in reach?

And yeah, have had occasional overall shaving thoughts, I dunno. But yeah, Hockey, I oughta do something about "the patch".

Clifford Gillmore
12-25-2005, 07:59 PM
Highly likely you can acheive that goal. Gaining 50lbs would really make you swole.

d'Anconia
12-26-2005, 10:30 PM
Recordgeek you don't have to be ashamed of your manly 'patch', it's a trophy of your masculinity and a part of you.

BTW your goal is definitely in reach. I'd recommend doing a bulk up to about 180-185lbs or so and then a cut but of course how you do it is up to you. Just pay attention to your diet and, since you already supposedly have a good routine, you'll progress toward your goal.

Definitely looking good though.

Matt04
12-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Your jacked. I reckon you look great.

im with Fatrb38, bulk then a small cut should do you quite well.

recordgeek
12-28-2005, 08:53 PM
ok, here goes....from six months ago. I have a comparison shot, but still trying to figure out how to resize it to get it up here, but here's a link in the meantime:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=262191&d=1135400463

d'Anconia
12-28-2005, 09:03 PM
Damn dude that's quite a comparison. You can definitely see differences all around, especially the traps. Good job bro.

KingWilder
12-28-2005, 10:33 PM
damn, huge improvement

nice work

Canadian Crippler
12-28-2005, 10:43 PM
You really beefed up man, great work.

recordgeek
12-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Hope all of you are enjoying the Christmas week...finally got around to getting my stats up as requested, here goes:

Biceps:15.5, Forearms 12, Thights 22.25, Calves, 14.75, Chest 40.5, Waist 32.25, BF 14.9 @ 169lbs. These numbers WILL be bigger in 8 weeks when i next check 'em (except the BF of course:) ).

-recordgeek

deeder
12-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Wicked transformation! You've made HUGE progress! Keep up the good work!

recordgeek
02-11-2006, 11:26 AM
Am pretty psyched--got up 300lbs yesterday for the first time. Just one rep, but I wasn't totally killing myself doing it. Proof that I am getting stronger, and given that I'm more or less 170lbs, think that's pretty good. New pix beginning of March...take care all, and for those in the Northeast...remember that shovelling show is exercise :)

getfit
02-11-2006, 12:04 PM
great progress, keep up the good work

p0tential
02-11-2006, 12:24 PM
Looking good, keep it up.

Meat_Head
02-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Good progress! Do more pullups and squats if you can!

Bohizzle
02-11-2006, 01:05 PM
Am pretty psyched--got up 300lbs yesterday for the first time. Just one rep, but I wasn't totally killing myself doing it. Proof that I am getting stronger, and given that I'm more or less 170lbs, think that's pretty good. New pix beginning of March...take care all, and for those in the Northeast...remember that shovelling show is exercise :)
Good job! but was it a dl, bench or squat? lol

Andrew

Garrix
02-11-2006, 02:35 PM
woah, great progress man! you got a lot wider.

Back is looking solid.

Gabrielle
02-11-2006, 03:29 PM
thats huge progress, enough to warrant a 'are you on steroids' comments from someone you haven't seen in 6 months. Great job

recordgeek
02-11-2006, 05:14 PM
Thanks--have been doing lots of pull-ups, actually, have made it up to 16 max, hoping to make it to 20 soon. Have only been able to get back to light squats in last 2 months or so, due to back injury. Hoping that I can go heavier eventually...from all I've read here, it makes a big difference in how much progress you can make. And yes, I got my first "are you on something?" this week, which was mighty funny to me.

recordgeek
03-05-2006, 12:03 AM
New pics here--not as much progress as I'd hoped, but still pretty good. Lemme know what you folks think....

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-05-2006, 12:57 AM
Lookin' good, man. You can scare all the other "geeks" away. You hardly look like a geek with your transition into a beast. Keep up the good work. ;) You have made some good progress since your last pics. Your chest looks bigger.

recordgeek
03-05-2006, 08:51 AM
Lookin' good, man. You can scare all the other "geeks" away. You hardly look like a geek with your transition into a beast. Keep up the good work. ;) You have made some good progress since your last pics. Your chest looks bigger.

Thanks, that's encouraging to hear, i'm insanely hard on myself about this stuff...Also, I realized I probably should've posted the actual stats--arms now 16, chest 41, waist 31...not sure 'bout bodyfat

Stumprrp
03-05-2006, 09:30 AM
looking great!

Meat_Head
03-05-2006, 09:46 AM
Looking good, needs some serious back work though.

accuFLEX
03-05-2006, 01:03 PM
GEEK!!!

lookin good....how old are you?

recordgeek
03-05-2006, 05:41 PM
Looking good, needs some serious back work though.

Huh. Kinda thought my back was pretty strong, can you be more specific--happy to take constructive criticism.

Thanks for the support, Stumprrp. And accuFLEX, to an 18 yr old, I am an extraordinarily ancient 41. -rg

Meat_Head
03-05-2006, 06:27 PM
Huh. Kinda thought my back was pretty strong, can you be more specific--happy to take constructive criticism.

Thanks for the support, Stumprrp. And accuFLEX, to an 18 yr old, I am an extraordinarily ancient 41. -rg

It just looks like your shoulders, triceps, and chest are more developed than lats, spine erectors, and traps. This suggests too much work pressing and not enough work pulling.

recordgeek
06-30-2006, 10:03 PM
will post year comparison shots then, but here's some new pics. i'm pretty happy with some stuff i'm achieving--been doing a push-up challenge against another guy my trainer works with, and I made it to 113 today--also 21 pull-ups. also, BF is down lowest ever, chest is up to nearly 43 and waist is down 3/4 in 8 weeks. funniest thing, been lax about working my calves, but they grew an inch fron all the running/sprints i've been doing. huh. --rg

JHolmes145
06-30-2006, 10:17 PM
widen ur stance when u take pics, otherwise it makes you look top heavy

Con
07-01-2006, 06:24 AM
Gj geek, depinate improvement and hard work. Just wondering but did you do a recomposition? Just noticed that your weight went up and bf went down. What kind of routine are you doing?

Stumprrp
07-01-2006, 07:48 AM
great job, how tall are you though? lol you look pretty short.

recordgeek
07-01-2006, 08:10 AM
great job, how tall are you though? lol you look pretty short.
Thanks guys, Yup, pretty short, 5' 8", my routine is 3days running, including intervals and sprints, weights 3 days (chest each week, alternate weeks legs and shoulders, back/bis each week, traps every work out. Very open to suggestions...

Stumprrp
07-01-2006, 08:32 AM
oh lol your taller then me i guess im REALLY SHORT! lol, why alternating legs? recovery/knee issues?

outdoorminerbob
07-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Looks good! And I agree, don't shave. Fat and hairy is gross but ripped and hairy is Wolverine.

Can I assume from your name that you have at least one copy of Tubular Bells floating around your house?

McIrish
07-01-2006, 10:04 PM
great progress so far, Geek. I'm highly impressed... keep it up! :thumbup:

mr2gixxer
07-05-2006, 04:13 PM
What does your diet consist of?

djreef
07-06-2006, 10:27 AM
Go to the optometrist, right now. Ditch those Woody Allen frames ASAP. You look like Elvis Costello on the junk! Awesome transformation, now complete the package!

DJ

Jorge Sanchez
07-06-2006, 08:00 PM
That is awesome progress. It's hard to believe that you are 41. Congratulations.

recordgeek
07-10-2006, 04:37 AM
Jorge Sanchez That is awesome progress. It's hard to believe that you are 41. Congratulations. THANKS; THAT'S A PARTICULARLY NICE COMPLIMENT.


07-06-2006 12:27 PM
djreef Go to the optometrist, right now. Ditch those Woody Allen frames ASAP. You look like Elvis Costello on the junk! Awesome transformation, now complete the package! DUNNO, I'M GOING FOR THE CLARK KENT THING, BUT CONTACTS AREN'T A BAD IDEA.

DJ
07-05-2006 06:13 PM
mr2gixxer What does your diet consist of?

ABOUT 100-150g OF WHEY/DAY, LOTS OF EGG WHITES, CHICKEN AND LEAN TURKEY BURGERS. NOT PERFECT, BUT I'M PRETTY CAREFUL

07-02-2006 12:04 AM
McIrish great progress so far, Geek. I'm highly impressed... keep it up!
THANKS, WORKING ON ABS NOW, THAT'D GET ME TO WHERE I'M CLOSE TO SATISFIED...


07-01-2006 03:07 PM
outdoorminerbob Looks good! And I agree, don't shave. Fat and hairy is gross but ripped and hairy is Wolverine.

Can I assume from your name that you have at least one copy of Tubular Bells floating around your house?

LOVE THE WOLVERINE REFERENCE--I CONSIDER SHAVING EVERY NOW AND THEN, WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DEFINITION MORE, WE'LL SEE. AND YEAH, GOT THE OLDFIELD TRACK (NOT ALBUM THO), AND...ON MY IPOD IS WIRE'S "OUTDOOR MINER", SO I SEE I FOUND A 'NOTHER MUSICHEAD.


07-01-2006 10:32 AM
Stumprrp oh lol your taller then me i guess im REALLY SHORT! lol, why alternating legs? recovery/knee issues?

NOPE, THAT'S WHAT MY TRAINER HAS BEEN HAVING ME DO, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING BACK TO WEEKLY LEGWORK.