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mattburns
04-09-2006, 08:26 PM
Heres some progress over the last year, of which i would say 6 months of it was actually spent training due to a lax start to my university life. the last 3 months i have worked very hard and put on 15 lbs.

the first 3 pics are me as of 12th of may 2005 weighing 170lbs at 12%

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/IM000080.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/IM000083.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/IM000078.jpg

These next few pics are me as of today weighing 210lbs at around 15-16% est

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/Photo-0091.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/lat0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/Photo-0096.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/Photo-0100.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/Photo-0101.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/Photo-00477.jpg

I feel my weakest points are my chest, bi's and legs. feedback would be greatly appreciated although please take into consideration im around 6ft 4in so things are a bit elongated lol.

hoping to bulk until the end of may then cut over summer and do a big proper bulk over winter up to a solid 210 at 12%

If anyone has time please check my journal if they have any tips on how to improve. thanks.

Sidior
04-09-2006, 09:23 PM
much larger man...almost a year on? what were you running?

Tofer
04-09-2006, 09:44 PM
Looking bigger overall, but you're right about your chest lagging. Some people have stubborn chests and nothing seems to help the growth. I'm sure as you continue to work out your body overall, you'll see more growth so I wouldn't worry too much.

What you REALLY need to work on, though, are your legs. What are you doing for them at the moment?

Anyways, good job bulking overall. 40 lbs in less than a year is no joke.

mattburns
04-10-2006, 04:19 AM
sidior: thanks mate, by what was i running do you mean drugs? im natural mate, long time before i consider using anything. About maybe 10lbs of the weight was put on when i worked in a dairy factory for 3 months before uni, all i did was lift stock and eat yoghurts lol.

tofer: thanks, i think soon ill try a different training apporach to my chest and see what happens. you're right about the legs, theyre only 24" but i also have a 35" inside leg measurement so they look like long twigs.

ive over-hauled my legs in the last couple of months and it is reaping benefits somewhat so if i stick at it hopefully my legs will be embarassing no more, this is my split:

Squats
Leg Press
Calf Press
Hamstring Curls

Relentless
04-10-2006, 05:58 AM
looks like you have made great progress over the year

repeat that for the next few years and you will truly be a beast

The dairy farm experience sounds like it was essentially your job to do GPP. You should check out Anthony's journal if you haven't already.

Bob
04-10-2006, 07:09 AM
Awesome job Matt.. lots of progress for a year - and only half of that working out...

I grew up on a farm.. it's great for GPP.. not much for muscluar development in the chest area though.. but great for overall strength.

If you want more of that thickness... just keep adding on the squats and deadlifts..

Good luck...

mattburns
04-10-2006, 10:53 AM
callahan: yea i think i remember anthony recommending doing GPP training when i first started and had limited equipment, i'll have to give his journal a check. thanks for the kind words.

bearwolf: your right i noticed a lot of thickness on my back, shoulders and forearms and a big increase in strength. all i used to do at work was basically lift and stack quantities of products 40-48 hours a week, while eating as many yoghurts as i wanted. it was great i hope to get another manual labour job this summer.

i think the main reason my weight has shot up since xmas is due to my dirty bulk, i bulked cleanly a while back with ok results but i think with my fast metabolism the dirty road is the way to go :)

Sidior
04-10-2006, 01:19 PM
Ya I just asked cause the title of your thread was "almost a year on"....looking great none the less

mattburns
04-10-2006, 01:39 PM
ahh lol easy misunderstanding

Skinny Fat
04-10-2006, 01:43 PM
Doing a great job with the transformation, man. In the new pictures, you look like a guy who's always been thick, not a former skinny dude.

PS - this is my new favorite expression of all time.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/IM000080.jpg

mattburns
04-10-2006, 05:26 PM
cheers mate, the expression i think is caused by me straining to try and show some of my vascularity as i had no pump at the time.

heres a pic of me from nov 2004 when i first started before my bulk to may, was very very skinny.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/burnzio/DSCF0005.jpg

Phelon
04-10-2006, 08:48 PM
nice progress man, keep it up

SpecialK
04-10-2006, 10:00 PM
ahh lol easy misunderstanding

Yeah that's the first thing I thought when I read your title, lol...