View Full Version : The new guy, potential and critique?

03-31-2007, 01:42 AM
I'm just wondering what kind of potential I have. I'm 21 years old 6'0", 162lb. Weighed as much as 205 in highschool, of fatty weakness. In the best condition of my life currently.
This is after 2 weeks, doing not much of a set routine just upper body one day, lower the next, 4 days a week. Can't wait to get over this fluish crap so I can get back in the gym.. now here's the pics.


Normally I'd never post pictures of my flabby self, but I figure at least I'm in the gym doing something about it, when so many people are sitting around opening another can of bud.

03-31-2007, 04:54 PM
Welcome to the forums man. You definitely have the right attitude. I don't know enough to give you advice but sure some one will very soon. This site is extremly helpful.

04-03-2007, 12:08 AM
Amen, welcome to the first step in changing your life. Glad to see you're taking it... there's a lot of info here, and I'd say get your diet in check and hit the weights hard and you'll see some incredible results within the first year - you'll check this thread a year from now and you won't evne recognize yourself!

04-05-2007, 12:17 AM
Just wondering what your diet is like currently?
Welcome to the forums and hope you reach your goals!

04-05-2007, 03:24 AM
Welcome........yes what is your diet like? Make sure you get enough protein and make sure you feed your body especially after workouts.

Take care.

04-05-2007, 04:14 PM
everyone can lift a weight, not everyone has a good diet.

key for most new people is diet, so best advice is to get that in check :thumbup:
good luck to you. and remember, its a journey, not a race :)

04-05-2007, 05:54 PM
Here is what you need to do:

Read every sticky thread in the bodybuilding and diet forums
Pick yourself a good weightlifting routine and have it critiqued or approved by the forum
Track your food on www.fitday.com for a week then post it up for critique in the diet forum

If you have a good diet and good routine you'll get your progress fairly quickly.

04-06-2007, 03:15 AM
Man just keep makin yourself stick to it at first too, thats the hardest time to stay motivated. Good diet and the gym will work wonders. Just keep at it.

04-06-2007, 03:43 AM
curious what routine your going to use.

I think you would be the perfect candidate for a "dramatic change" journal. Follow through with this, and show us how you look in 8-9 months.

Btw i suggest you start off with WBB1, and focus in on your diet.


and if there is anything i wish i would have done right from the beggining it would be: SQUAT! and Deadlifts. Do them or else!!:disagree:

04-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Sorry for not replying sooner, been hitting up the sleep pretty good lately, plus I've been sick. Anyhow, my diet right now is not the best, but I'm working on it. Typically I eat pretty healthy, but just not enough. Since I've started lifting I've been adding an extra tuna sandwhich, or boiled egg or other meat a couple times a day. Usually eating one big meal. Oh, and I plan to do this without any supplements, except maybe some protein if I keep having problems getting enough. I've been hitting the squats, but I don't have the nerve to try deadlifts yet, haven't seen anyone do them and don't really want to hurt myself figuring it out.

04-06-2007, 05:38 PM
Start deadlifting. Go on youtube and watch some videos. It isn't painfully complicated.

04-06-2007, 06:56 PM
Here's a quik comparison shot, ended week 4. Oh, I'm down to 161, being sick took its toll.
the thing I immediatly notice(because I've had a comment already from a girl I know) is that my man boobs are becomming man peck-boobs, plus my traps are starting to... exist.

Oh, and here's a leg shot, which is my strong point.