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Goodbarsix
02-15-2006, 11:55 PM
Here was my first set of progress pics:
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=73602

Heres how i've come along in a little over a month. The lighting is slightly different, as I took these at night whereas the janruary pics were taken in the morning. Overall I'm somewhat pleased with the progress, but it is definatly time for a cut. I've been doing a decent bulk for this last month or so, and have gotten a fair amount stronger, but I really need to start working off the rest of this fat before the summer.

http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/frontflex0216.JPG
http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/sideflex0216.JPG
http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/backflex0216.JPG

I think the biggest need area on me right now (besides the good ol stomach fat) is my chest. I have seen slight improvement, but it is still nowhere near where I would like it to be. I've been doing incline/decline/flat bench everyother day to try and gain some bulk there. Its helping, but its taking longer than expected.

Goal for March progress pics: loose that fatty middle section and continue to grow chest.

Comments very welcome!
Thanks
Tyler

Built
02-16-2006, 12:31 AM
You may be overworking your chest - that one seems to respond well to getting a little older and a little heavier. My husband gets the best gains from flat and incline pressing work, particularly heavy incline dumbbell work.

Your arms look great - thick, vascular, and well shaped. Nice big tris and forearms.

I see a need for shoulder and back work.

What are you doing now for these parts, and how are the leggies?

liv2lift
02-16-2006, 12:37 AM
Nice guns man! I agree with built, try workin chest "max" twice a week one heavy day with really heavy bb's and once a bit lighter with db's but really hammer it both days, make it about 2-3 days apart. Worked pretty good for me! triceps are killen though and nice art work..

Fenrir
02-16-2006, 02:49 AM
I am not to sure where it is at the moment, but somewhere on the site someone wrote an article about overtraining the chest. Give it a read. Otherwise your goals look achievable, and nice tri's!

Goodbarsix
02-16-2006, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the comments/suggestions!

Im about ready to head out and lift. The overworking chest idea might just be the ticket. I do a decent ammount on the chest every other day, and it has marginally improoved, but definatly could use more help.

My shoulders have improved vastly over when i started working out, but I am with you in that they need some attention. Im actually the most happy with my back at the moment, which is opposite what you all are commenting on. I feel my arms are still very small...my tris have always had some size to them (chalk that up the genetics), but my darn biceps are lacking severely. I took a pic of a "double bicep" pose and decided to delete it; between the small chest, and weak bi's it just looked terrible.

After i get done lifting today, ill take some more pics to point out the specific weaknesses i want to work on. Plus ill post the "wheels" pics. The legs really havent improoved much sense i hurt my knee a few weeks back after pulling a 60lb db into it while not paying attention.

-Tyler

Built
02-16-2006, 01:07 PM
What do you usually do for back and legs?

TwiloMike
02-16-2006, 01:14 PM
Very nice progress. I agree with Built on all her comments but want to add that the tummy is pulling in very nicely, considering it's only been a month. Keep up the good work!

p0tential
02-16-2006, 01:18 PM
:thumbup: You have some strong looking arms.
I'd hit the chest and back a little harder. Good work, and keep it up.

Goodbarsix
02-16-2006, 03:18 PM
What do you usually do for back and legs?

For legs I do:
-Leg extensions
-Leg press
-Lying leg curls
-Seated leg curl
-and I run every other day for about 4 miles.
For back I do:
-Front Lat pulldown
-Straight Arm Pull down
-One Arm double row

I think i know what people are going to say: Squat

Goodbarsix
02-16-2006, 03:22 PM
I'm trying to upload the "wheels" pics and my embarassing front double bicep pic, but the Cox server is down for some reason. I'll get those up later.

Today at the gym I completely refrained from anything directly working the Chest. I'm going to start skipping the chest every other time just in case I was overworking it. I did start doing some more shoulder excersizes. Wow, I can really feel my shoulders now :). It was nice to throw in some new excersizes, made the time in the Gym alot more interesting. I'm going to do some more research and get some more new lifts to try out to help the back, chest, and shoulders.

Tyler

TwiloMike
02-16-2006, 03:33 PM
For legs I do:
I think i know what people are going to say: Squat
And Dead Lift. :)

Goodbarsix
02-16-2006, 04:14 PM
http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/calvesflex0216.JPG
http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/legflex0216.JPG
http://members.cox.net/tloewens1/Body/frontdoublebicep0216.JPG

I had to do that goofy face because I found it hard not to laugh at myself as i posed like that :).

Built
02-16-2006, 06:20 PM
For legs I do:
-Leg extensions
-Leg press
-Lying leg curls
-Seated leg curl

I see a need for squats and RDLs


-and I run every other day for about 4 miles.
This is cardio, not leg work. Running won't build up your legs - if anything, it'll make them smaller.


For back I do:
-Front Lat pulldown
-Straight Arm Pull down
-One Arm double row
And here's where you can build your back and bis - you need deadlifts, chinups and pullups here.



I think i know what people are going to say: Squat

Indeed. You've got some very nice genetics from the look of things - bring squats, deads, and chins into your routine and I think you'll be extremely pleased with the result.

Beast
02-16-2006, 06:38 PM
Arms look amazing, although they look like they don't even fit on your body. Hit those other body parts hard.

Gabrielle
02-17-2006, 01:30 PM
yeah, good arms. Bring the rest up and you will look amazing

Clifford Gillmore
02-17-2006, 10:48 PM
Great genetics in the legs department, stacking some mass on them and they will turn heads!

Goodbarsix
02-18-2006, 06:51 AM
Thanks for all the comments!

Im adding more new lifts to my new routine today:
-Standing dumbell Upright row
-Bent over two dumbell row
-Arnold Dumbell Press

I don't want to add too many new things to my routine at a time, but i figure these will give me some good starting points for the shoulders/back. I'm also going to try and start doing squats on legs days.

Meat_Head
02-18-2006, 03:31 PM
There's no such thing as 'trying' to do squats. With that attitude, you'll never do em right. Good progress so far, but worry about adding in the proper leg exercises(squats/deadlifts/cleans/etc) before any other bodyparts. You do have naturally big legs, so that should make squatting even more effective for you!