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Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:02 PM
I'm 5'6 and weight about 156. Here are soem pictures of myself and I wondered if I have any good points with my frame ect. Do I have good enough genetics to be a BBer? Let me know what you think.

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/3193/untitled2pr.th.jpg (http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=untitled2pr.jpg)

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4331/picture906nn.th.jpg (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture906nn.jpg)

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6633/picture937lr.th.jpg (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture937lr.jpg)

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:09 PM
My max benchpress is probably over 250 pounds now. I was around 245 - 250 as my max a month or so ago. I've been donig reps with 209 pounds on an old school bench where the bar is smaller so I have to do a closer grip. I can berly use it lol. So it makes the weight feel like its more since it's a closer grip. I'm dont know what my max on legpress is because i've taken all the 45s from a local gym and put them on the leg press which I did 10 times for 3 sets. It was around 600 pounds i believe. I wish they had more room to put weight on their leg press.

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:12 PM
Please reply with your comments. Sorry to bother you I'm a new member.

getfit
07-14-2006, 06:15 PM
looking good Dave, be patient members will eventually see this thread ;)

Gutz981
07-14-2006, 06:15 PM
The weight you move has nothing to do with bodybuilding. Thus your maxes mean next to jack **** on stage. Don't matter if you can curl 2 plates for reps. Comes down to how you present your physique and how conditioned you are.

Looking lean though which is a good thing. No body can tell you if you got it or you don't. Only thing is to get on stage and give it a shot.

KarateBoy
07-14-2006, 06:17 PM
Please reply with your comments. Sorry to bother you I'm a new member.

Reply with a comment as opposed to what?

Anyway, I'm pretty sure genetics for a BB can be divided into 2 things: symmetry and potential.

No one can tell how fast you body can add mass from pics, that I know of.

I can't tell if you're symmetric enough to be a BB from those pics but I'm sure the general consunsus from this board will be to put on much more mass to find out. I agree with it.

Stumprrp
07-14-2006, 06:18 PM
you look good, keep adding on the mass and im sure you will do fine.

oh, and do squats instead or WITH leg presses :D

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:22 PM
Thanks for your critisism. So far so good I suppose. I wonder if I'm symetric enough. Keep the replies coming.

ectx
07-14-2006, 06:30 PM
How old are you? For your height and weight, you look great. What are your goals...When you ask 'what it takes' you're enquiring about stepping on stage?

And how strong you are does have a correlation with how muscular you are. The correlation may not always be direct but they are correlative, Gutz.

Eitherway, from what I can see you do have a great start. Keep at it and I suggest you you try some of the other parts of the forum including(or especially) the journal section.

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:43 PM
I just turned 18 march 1st. I would like to step on stage but I may try to work tward powerlifting if possible. I can get lean fairly easy so I may be more geared twards stepping on stage.

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 06:56 PM
I started lifting around 17 I believe. But I really didn't do any major workout regimens and till this day i've been testing around with different workouts. It's preety random for me. I need to get a little more serious and I figured this forum would help me take it up a step.

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 07:02 PM
Bump

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 07:12 PM
Also I dont have a squat rack so can I just do deadlifts? And should I just train like a powerlifter? I like the compound exersizes more than I do others.

getfit
07-14-2006, 07:13 PM
Bump
Dave, RELAX! people will respond, you'll slowly get used to how things run here.

Bob
07-14-2006, 07:18 PM
Dave, RELAX! people will respond, you'll slowly get used to how things run here.
I think Dave is on speed or something... he did the exact same thing on another thread... http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=82326
Like 10 posts in 15 minutes...

Dave might be just a wee bit impatient.. :bash:

Dave30904
07-14-2006, 07:31 PM
Well on some forums you have to be in order to get any posts.

Gabrielle
07-14-2006, 07:33 PM
You already look like an aspiring bodybuilder to me. I would recommend posting pictures again doing mandatory poses. You have quite a bit of potential.

ectx
07-14-2006, 07:38 PM
Well on some forums you have to be in order to get any posts.

LOL, this isn't 'some forums' this is WBB. no need for speed. Again, welcome, and ditto on what gabrielle said

rookiebldr
07-14-2006, 10:05 PM
I agree, good potential for starting out. Keep lifting and see what the next 6 months have to offer in terms of changing your physique.

Dave30904
07-15-2006, 02:13 AM
I'm more worried about bulking rather than cutting. Maybe I should focus on doing all the compound sept sqaut since I do not have a rack. I deadlift often. I really do need to squat though.

diesel_dan
07-15-2006, 04:31 AM
Clean the weight up and do front squats. Problem solved.

Dave30904
07-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Thanks I will have to use a lower weight untill my upper body is strong enough to hold 200+ on a front squat. Anything higher would be suicide for me so I will start with something lighter.

Dave30904
07-15-2006, 01:38 PM
Now I'll have to figure out how to properly do those.

Davidelmo
07-16-2006, 05:56 PM
A set of the standard set of poses would help a lot more to be honest

But you look pretty good so far!

Dave30904
07-16-2006, 09:23 PM
Well I'm not really sure what the standard poses are. Sorry.

Progress
07-16-2006, 10:32 PM
Well I'm not really sure what the standard poses are. Sorry.
As much as I dislike linking to this site:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson62.htm

Dave30904
07-17-2006, 02:34 PM
Well aside from mandatory poses I'm going to pose some new pictures I took last night. I looked into the mandatory poses and I will probably try to get them down so I can make newer picture. Untill then here are my newer ones.

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8...e106uz1.th.jpg

http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/944...e111me9.th.jpg

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/2...e123tn9.th.jpg

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3...e127yc9.th.jpg

http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/8861/picture110af3.th.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3821/picture114nk6.th.jpg

bjohnso
07-26-2006, 09:07 PM
You look very good. Big compounds are want you want to stick to anyway.

muscle chic
07-27-2006, 07:29 AM
I just turned 18 march 1st. I would like to step on stage but I may try to work tward powerlifting if possible. I can get lean fairly easy so I may be more geared twards stepping on stage.


You look good for 18. I think you'll do well !! Keep lifting and eat your protein!!

PhilsterT
07-27-2006, 05:05 PM
Please use the edit button; it's hard to take you serious.

But, nice build.

Detard
07-27-2006, 05:10 PM
woah dave. you look alot like a guy at my gym. your not from toronto are you?

LivinItUp
07-31-2006, 06:28 PM
My max benchpress is probably over 250 pounds now. I was around 245 - 250 as my max a month or so ago. I've been donig reps with 209 pounds on an old school bench where the bar is smaller so I have to do a closer grip. I can berly use it lol. So it makes the weight feel like its more since it's a closer grip. I'm dont know what my max on legpress is because i've taken all the 45s from a local gym and put them on the leg press which I did 10 times for 3 sets. It was around 600 pounds i believe. I wish they had more room to put weight on their leg press.


In my personal opinion, I'd say you've got good genetics. It took me a few years of hardcore training before I even began to look "big" in clothes. I was naturally tall, lanky, skinny. I played sports my whole life too. It took me forever to get 250lbs bench man. Everything is working out now, however, and I progress really well etc.