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training30yo
04-25-2007, 03:53 AM
Hey guys,
I'm new here, never had the guts to put my pics up anywhere. Been working out way too long for the gains I've gotten. My stats are as follows:
5'11"
160lbs
14" arms
39" chest
22" legs
29-30" waist

and my weights:
145lb x 6 bench
75lb x 6 bb curl
210lb x 20 squat (slow)
110lb x 8 bb row

I know they should be higher--I wish they were--especially upper body. I'm trying the routines from the book Brawn now, since I'm as hardgainer as they get. I just need to really get serious about consistenly upping my calories but not so much so that I get too fat like I have in the past the few times I've gained. I need someone to badger me to post pics again in a few months so that I have that pressure, an accountability partner if you will.

Also any good motivation is good. Write me an email if you've got a good story to inspire. There are probably guys half my age out there (15) who can move the weights I can--there are probably guys half my age or 16yo who can bench twice my weight in fact! Email me if you do--that in itself would be good motivation

Let me know if the pics don't come through. Thanks

Talking_God
04-25-2007, 02:46 PM
are you in the jungle?

the best advice you'll get throughout this thread is eat more. plain as that.

Gabrielle
04-25-2007, 02:52 PM
Yeah, set up a plan and go though with that. If you eat too much you will get fat, if you eat too little you will gain next to nothing. Find a happy medium in the amount of calories you take in. Post your routine on these boards if you haven't already. You just need to kick it up a notch.

training30yo
04-25-2007, 02:55 PM
Yes, that's the jungle in Puerto Rico where I live.

bjohnso
04-26-2007, 04:47 PM
I'd murder you for your calves, if that was possible. Tissue transplant technology isn't that far along. Yet.

On a more serious note, you look like you have a very solid base (low body fat and muscular). It's time to bulk up!

BFGUITAR
04-26-2007, 08:07 PM
Why did you include curl weight?
And start deadlifting!

training30yo
04-26-2007, 08:17 PM
Hey sounds like a deal, I'll give ya my calves if I can have your torso (assuming your senior member status means you've got some size ;)

Actually it's because my calves are big that I know that some guys have genetic advantages while others don't. I don't hardly do anything to my calves and they grow but my chest is always small!

training30yo
04-26-2007, 08:20 PM
Hey guitar man.
I included the arm curl, but I only do it once a few for one working set. The rest of my routine since Jan. has been squats, deadlift, milt press, as well as bench. I'm new to deadlift, so right now mine is ~185 x 10.

training30yo
04-26-2007, 08:25 PM
"once a week"

training30yo
04-26-2007, 08:26 PM
Have any of you tried Stuart Mc Roberts programs?

BFGUITAR
04-26-2007, 08:37 PM
Hey guitar man.
I included the arm curl, but I only do it once a few for one working set. The rest of my routine since Jan. has been squats, deadlift, milt press, as well as bench. I'm new to deadlift, so right now mine is ~185 x 10.

10 reps is ALOT for deadlifting. Keep it around 5 or under. Its one of those lifts that get sloppy as you keep going.

Davidelmo
04-27-2007, 12:47 AM
Dude, you don't look *that* bad. Better than most of the average population so don't be too disheartened.

I'd work on your legs to be honest. From the measurements, 22 inch legs isn't too good. Just get motivated, get a new routine, log your diet on www.fitday.com and stick with it for a few months.

Talking_God
04-27-2007, 05:10 AM
Personally, i'd go with Baby got Back...it's a great program if you just want to put on some mass. And like David said, track the cal's on fitday and make sure you're going over maintanence.

training30yo
04-27-2007, 06:34 AM
thanks for the advice.

training30yo
04-27-2007, 06:35 AM
is the fitday.com a program already laid out for you, or is it more of an accounting system where you tweak your own program but they keep it there for you?

training30yo
04-27-2007, 06:37 AM
where can I find more info on Baby got back?

sharkall2003
04-27-2007, 08:15 AM
First of all, to gain mass you have to eat more. To get lean, you need to eat right. And to get big and lean you need to eat more and right. You need to lift hard and long.

Secondly, you have a beautiful frame to start with. Nice thin waist (I miss my 32" waist) and you have leanness. I'd say keep eating a little more week by week, until you're happy with your size. Then go from there.

Rock Steady
04-27-2007, 09:57 AM
where can I find more info on Baby got back?

http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=255