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TheLittleGuy
03-23-2006, 09:06 AM
Hi guys - first pics here, so please don't be too cruel. I'm 30 years old, returning to lifting after several months off, and looking for advice. 160lbs, 5'11". And a long way off this (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=73755) (great work, BTW)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Front1-March2006.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Front2-March2006.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Back1-March2006.jpg http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Back2-March2006.jpg

My feeling is that most of my work needs to go into chest and shoulders.

My proposed routine is this:

Day 1:
Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press
Legs: Rest
Arms & Shoulders: Shoulder press & curls
Abs: Weighted situps

Day 3:
Back: Rest
Chest: Rest
Legs: Squat
Arms & Shoulders: Shoulder press, clean & press
Abs: Rest

Day 5:
Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press
Legs: Deadlift
Arms & Shoulders: Overhead press, Tricep pushdown
Abs: Weighted situps

I'm wondering whether Day 3 is too light, although I'm normally pretty shattered after squatting, so I don't want to add any other "big" exercises that day. Grateful for any thoughts or advice.

getfit
03-23-2006, 09:18 AM
you have a good base to work on


work your lower body just as you do your upper.

Gabrielle
03-23-2006, 09:26 PM
your program looks good except I would recommend fitting in exercises like shrugs, bb rows, sldl, and calf raises into your program. You could throw out tricep pushdown and replace with close grip bench, also. By the way you have a great base to build on and your body looks proportional. I would recommend if you are going to hit bodyparts 2 times a week do it for all bodyparts. Just my opinions, take it for what its worth. You could clean bulk and look really great in a couple of months.

TheLittleGuy
03-25-2006, 09:53 AM
How does this look as a modified routine?

Sunday:
Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press, Clean & press
Legs: Rest
Arms: Curls
Shoulder: Shoulder press, DB Shrugs
Abs: Weighted sit-up

Tuesday:

Back: Straight-leg Deadlift
Chest: Rest
Legs: Squat
Arms: Rest
Shoulder: Shoulder press, Barbell row
Abs: Rest

Friday:

Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press
Legs: Deadlift
Arms: Curls
Shoulder: Overhead press
Abs: Weighted sit-up

TheLittleGuy
04-24-2006, 12:30 PM
Well, April's been a disappointing month. I was up to 170lbs at my heaviest, but I went on vacation and lost 10lbs (I know that's not how it's supposed to happen, but I managed to eat something that seriously didn't agree with me. The dysentary diet works wonders for crash weight loss).

Still, I managed to get to the gym on schedule, and my weights are progressively going up, so that's a good thing. And I've got a nice tan. :)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Front1.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Front2.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h216/TheLittleGuy1/Back1.jpg

cosmicdebree88
04-24-2006, 02:06 PM
How does this look as a modified routine?

Sunday:
Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press, Clean & press
Legs: Rest
Arms: Curls
Shoulder: Shoulder press, DB Shrugs
Abs: Weighted sit-up

Tuesday:

Back: Straight-leg Deadlift
Chest: Rest
Legs: Squat
Arms: Rest
Shoulder: Shoulder press, Barbell row
Abs: Rest

Friday:

Back: Chin-ups
Chest: Bench press
Legs: Deadlift
Arms: Curls
Shoulder: Overhead press
Abs: Weighted sit-up

First off, Straight leg DLs work your posterior chain not your back (lower back a little I guess) and Barbell rows are a back exercise that use your rear delts as stabilizers. I also noticed that for arms you list "curls" are you doing any direct tricep work? Personally, I would try the WBB1 routine if you haven't already. It's pretty tried and tested and I know I see good results from it.

Other than that the pics look pretty good. :thumbup:

Andre3000
05-10-2006, 10:37 PM
you might wanna ditch the spiralling chest hair

Thomas
05-17-2006, 01:48 PM
rofl

Eszekial
05-17-2006, 02:28 PM
you might wanna ditch the spiralling chest hair
"You know how to cut to the core of my Baxter, you're like a miniature Budha"

Wholefnshow
05-17-2006, 07:18 PM
you might wanna ditch the spiralling chest hair

Couldent have said it anybetter

Canadian Crippler
05-17-2006, 08:59 PM
You can reach that goal in less than a year.