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Nicoman
06-26-2006, 06:20 AM
Hi everyone I want to thank you all for the great knowledge about lifting and nutrition. Built you are amazing in the wealth of information and the effort you put forth to get us fatties lookin better.

I know I am not where I want to be but I can sure say that life has definitely changed for the better and I am keeping on track.

Chris and the Staff at At Large Nutrition thanks for the excellent products. I religiously use Nitrean and Opticen (After Workouts) to help my body recouperate and build muscle. Your products have defintely played a huge part in keeping my protein intake at adequate levels.

Some notes:
Yes I know I have a ways to go.
I am 6'1".
I definitely have a man mane going on and I am proud of it. Aside from the usuall trimming, NO shaving for me, my face and head are all I can handle.
Since everyone wants to see leggies I included a pic.
Resolution sucks (used my phone) since my ex girlie stole my digital camera :( Gonna buy another soon :)

Update 11-21-2006: Ok 5 months have passed since I posted my original pictures. I figured I should take pictures BEFORE the holiday eat everything and its mother philosophy kicks in.....hehe. I do not see much of a difference in 5 months, although maybe my arms are fuller and shoulders are getting fuller as well. I am at about 234 right now up from 220. Maybe old age is finally filling in the gaps:) I really should have taken 5 month progression pics from the start but hey I learned from my mistakes.

How about a guess on bodyfat? Could someone maybe help me out on that? I am guessing at least 25%? I have always been a fattie so getting super cut abs are definitely not on my list. I do however would like to get as close to possible as I can. I have been lacking on tracking my fitday but come the new year it will be my goal to keep it as up to date as possible so I can get an idea of my macross. Then I will have to hit up Built to give me a hand.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Holiday Season
~Nico

Stumprrp
06-26-2006, 06:33 AM
super super work dude!! keep it up man

DavyRen
06-26-2006, 06:33 AM
Congrats mate that really is progress, can only see you making even better gains in the future.

How long did it take you?

Bob
06-26-2006, 06:58 AM
Awesome progress Nico...
Great motivation for others..

RBB
06-26-2006, 07:57 AM
very impressive, nico. that's a hell of a change. what's the time span here?

getfit
06-26-2006, 08:16 AM
you've done real well for yourself, keep it up

Keith
06-26-2006, 08:34 AM
Awesome work dude. Impressive wheels. Keep doing what your doing.

laxguy1028
06-26-2006, 09:22 AM
wow great transformation!!

accuFLEX
06-26-2006, 10:35 AM
Stats?

TechMetalMan
06-26-2006, 10:49 AM
*thumbs up*

Great work!

Tofer
06-26-2006, 11:16 AM
You honestly look 100x better. Great work man. Legs are looking very impressive.

thoughtshewas18
06-26-2006, 11:31 AM
congrats

rookiebldr
06-26-2006, 11:58 AM
I echo the others, excellent work. Chest and legs look fantastic... esp the legs.

briancurran01
06-26-2006, 12:01 PM
NICE WORK MAN!!!!

Props to you for the amazing transformation

Hockey66
06-26-2006, 12:17 PM
Awesome progress man, the wheels are amazing!

Keep it up, you'll be shredded soon.

Gabrielle
06-26-2006, 02:25 PM
awesome transformation. You have great muscle maturity, it really shows in your quads and chest. Once you start dipping below 200 you will look sick. Keep it up and keep doing what you are doing because it is working.

Nicoman
06-26-2006, 05:29 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words.

It has taken me about 2 years to get to this point. Weighed myself this morning and I dipped below 220 to 218.

Lets see...

I am 33 years old
6'1"
Bench never max out but I do 325x6 345x2 or 3 if I can. I will try maxing out next time I have a couple days rest.
Squat 365x8 405x3
Deadlift......225x2 Because I had an injury from heavy deads I am doing light weight.
~Nico

getfit
06-26-2006, 05:39 PM
stats-height, weight

muscle chic
07-18-2006, 04:13 AM
Great job!! Stick with it and you'll be even better in two more years!!

Nicoman
07-18-2006, 05:00 AM
I will try my best.

Thank you

chris mason
07-18-2006, 06:35 AM
Great improvement! You really look so much better!

Perhaps we can put your pics up on the site and a user of our products. Give me a PM if you would.

Chris

Clifford Gillmore
07-18-2006, 06:44 AM
Looking 10 fold better! Congrats!

gains2385
07-18-2006, 06:56 AM
Awesome progress. You have done an EXCELLENT job so far and you will reach your goals with that type of drive and determination.

TwiloMike
07-18-2006, 07:21 AM
Great work! The way you started your OP I was expecting a still fat orangutan or something. So disappointed. :(

Your transformation is great. I'd like to see an update of pics in half a year or so. Your legs look good as they are but will look even better in the future if you keep at it.

And the man mane you've got is far from offensive. In fact, it's fairly unobtrusive (unless the phone cam isn't capturing it well). No need to worry about it.

Garrix
07-18-2006, 01:19 PM
just to chime in with the chorus... awesome work man! keep it up!

Nicoman
07-18-2006, 04:56 PM
Hey thanks everyone.....I really appreciate the nice words and it gives me so much MOTIVATION to keep going.

The hardest part of this whole journey has had to definitely be the diet. I absolutely can not have too many carbs and absolutely no sugar so imagine a world without those :(

I do have cheat days and I have been informed to cut those out because 1 or 2 cheat days a week can really hurt me because of my metabolic type. Oh what we men do for the ladies right....

Again thanks to all that have responded I will post more pics up in maybe another month.

Nicoman
11-21-2006, 03:53 AM
Ok I have updated my picture to show a 5 month progress. I am 234 right now and was 220 from a cut. The Holiday bulking is beginning and I am soooooo excited for all the food but not from the fat I am going to pack on :)


Wooo hoooo

SykoBMW
11-21-2006, 03:51 PM
Very nice work.

Invain
11-22-2006, 08:26 AM
:withstupi Insane Progress!

Clifford Gillmore
11-22-2006, 08:28 AM
Looking 10 fold better! Congrats!


Excellent work with your progress Nic, leggies are monsters!

Levantar
11-22-2006, 01:41 PM
BIG legs! wow.

rookiebldr
11-22-2006, 02:11 PM
Legs look awesome. Plus in the updated pics it looks like the shoulders and arms are bigger. Keep up the progress, you're doing great.

Nicoman
11-22-2006, 02:38 PM
Thanks so much for the kind words. It means so much to me to get a positive response from you guys. It helps in the gym as well in terms of motivation and dedication.....

How bout a guess on bodyfat? Do you guys think I might be over 25%? Maybe hard to tell from the pics?

Next year I will concentrate on keeping my mass but loosing the bodyfat as well. I did hear that it is hard to get stronger on a cut which is why I decided to get off and do a clean bulk.....if that makes sense?

Ok thanks again everyone....

Bohizzle
11-22-2006, 02:46 PM
i'd say 20% tops, but more like 17-19%. keep up the solid work. looks like u added size on the cut!

Andrew

Nicoman
11-24-2006, 04:00 AM
Thanks homie, yeah ok I thought maybe 23% tops but I guess maybe a little less is probably about right. The thing that screws me up the most is that when I go on a cut I get weaker. I really do not like getting weaker. My strength suffers and I get sick often ie: colds and stuff. My body likes to be here at this bodyfat. I do love feeling leaner and maybe with a little more muscle I can cut down easier as muscle will use more calories.....at least I think this is right?

The more muscle you have the easier is it to get lean?

Bohizzle
11-24-2006, 06:45 AM
precisely