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DSmith22
07-10-2007, 05:40 AM
Here is my first pics from around december of 2006 I was in MOS school for the marine corp sorry about the quality and the mouse and all that good **** i had to take them my self from my web cam.
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give me a rough bf% and what you think?

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 05:44 AM
it would only let me upload 5 so here is pics of me now july 2007 in Okinawa Japan. Once again sorry about the ****ty lighting and all due to i have to take these bitches myself.
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once again any new bf% rough estimate and any comments will be apreciated

peacefrog
07-10-2007, 07:05 AM
I would guess bf around 13%. Leg shots?

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 07:30 AM
dont have any yet will take some though thanks for the reply

cphafner
07-10-2007, 08:19 AM
I'd say around 10%.

You have great arm and shoulder development. I'd say the chest lags a bit.

Gunshow
07-10-2007, 10:52 AM
yeah 10% lookin good.

Guido
07-10-2007, 04:00 PM
I'd say 10-12%. Indeed the shoulders look like your best feature. V shape isn't too bad either there, Marine.

nhlfan
07-10-2007, 08:27 PM
12%ish imo. Any leg shots?

Keith
07-10-2007, 08:30 PM
10-11%.

Can I have your shoulders please?

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 10:25 PM
I find that kind of funny I rarely hit my shoulders like I do anything else. They come along pretty easy. its my chest i have problems with it has always seemed to lag behing any suggestions on that. I do diff exercises all the time some time i go really heavy some time moderate. Started getting more rest, all kinds of stuff. any good suggestions?

sircalis
07-10-2007, 10:42 PM
i luv how big ur shoulders are, in ur firrst set of pics...im jealous :(

Built
07-10-2007, 10:47 PM
You look yummy. Chest will respond to time under tension, and food. Really nicely shaped physique, nice and lean, killer taper.

Legs?

blackboard
07-10-2007, 10:51 PM
I find that kind of funny I rarely hit my shoulders like I do anything else. They come along pretty easy. its my chest i have problems with it has always seemed to lag behing any suggestions on that. I do diff exercises all the time some time i go really heavy some time moderate. Started getting more rest, all kinds of stuff. any good suggestions?

Probably just good genetics. My shoulders have always been my best feature. Man those rooms look the same. I was on Camp Hansen a couple of years ago. Its hard to gain weight in the corp so just keep eating and lifting heavy.

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 11:00 PM
one reason i think my chest lags behind is when i first got into it I was doing chest workouts everyday benching and what not. In my head i have a tendancy to think it its still pushing weight its not done so I keep going to failure and failure and I was doing it 3 times a week mainly just with my chest so I know I was deff overtraining my chest for a long time. I guess i use my mistakes to learn from to bad I didnt get into these forums and stuff a little over a year ago. I would probably be 2 times as big if I knew all the stuff I know now. I just started eating right since april and I have put on 15 pounds since then. I still have flaws with eating right every now and then but its 100 times better than before. I use to barely get 3 meals a day and that would be school breakfast and school lunch. I still managed to grow a lot but they were mainly newbie gains then I went to boot and lost a lot i just passed were I was before I went to boot although my chest has gotten a lot bigger cause I realized I was overtraining. Its slowly catching up though.

Built
07-10-2007, 11:04 PM
Your chest looks pretty good to me! Now that' you've corrected the "all failure, all the time" protocol and you're eating, it will only get bigger.

What do you do for chest currently? Are you doing much of your work on an incline? A lot of lifters find chest responds better to incline work than flat work.

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 11:13 PM
actually i have gotten into incline alot more since i have been out here in Japan. Yesterday I did a chest workout and this is what I did. well first let me explain someting. I have been here for 2 months so i was doing chest 2 times a week to a good bit of exercises each day so I though I was getting into to much again so I cut back and was doing it one time a week with a good bit of exercises like 4 or 5 but then I thought maybe it will grow better if I do it 2 times a week with 3 exercises per workout and Im not going to do the same workout either days.

Tue workout.
Flat BB bench- 135x10 155x10 165x10 185x7 225x2
incline DB bench- 65x10 65x10 65x9 (chest was pretty wore out from the BB bench)
Cable flys- with 30pd on each pulley- 30x12x3sets

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 11:17 PM
i also did shoulder workout yesterday which was

Tue workout
Military Press- 100x10x3sets
Upright Row- 50x10x3sets
Lateral raise machine- 50x12x3


For my chest workout I didnt have a spotter thats why I was so specific about the weight I was useing cause I havent did bb bench In a while I usually use db's but I did really well with it I though. I have set a PR on bench of 250 since i have been here.

nddillon
07-10-2007, 11:26 PM
if you are doing upright rows I beg you to do some rotatory cuff work...look into it!

How often in PT do you all do push-ups...those could kill your chest response

You kinda look like GSP in pic 005...

DSmith22
07-10-2007, 11:32 PM
I pt on my own. I have a really good pt and I am in a shop with only 2 other marines so as long as we have good pft's were good to pt on our own. I hardly ever do push ups. I do do rotary cuff exercises just about before everyworkout due to I dislocated my shoulder in the past. I usually warm up with light dumbells working the cuff then sometimes during workouts I go to the cables and do rotary cuff workouts there. And I have no clue who gsp is lol.

nddillon
07-10-2007, 11:37 PM
upright rows are rough on the RCuff,

George St. Pierre, former UFC welterweight champ...

Built
07-10-2007, 11:39 PM
I'd ditch the upright rows entirely. Try hang cleans if you like, I love those - not technically shoulder movements, but my shoulders and traps really responded well when I tossed those into the mix. Millies (5x5), Arnies (3x8), side laterals (3x12) also a killer combo.

You could try something similar for chest:
Low incline barbell bench, 5x5; low incline dumbbell press 3x8 OR weighted dips 3x8, flyes 3x12

DSmith22
07-11-2007, 12:14 AM
Yeah after doing upright rows I felt my wrist poping and I dont like that I want to keep my wrist.

DSmith22
07-11-2007, 12:30 AM
[QUOTE=Built;1730841]I'd ditch the upright rows entirely. Try hang cleans if you like, I love those - not technically shoulder movements, but my shoulders and traps really responded well when I tossed those into the mix. Millies (5x5), Arnies (3x8), side laterals (3x12) also a killer combo.

I dont think I have ever done those!:bash:

Guido
07-11-2007, 10:29 AM
Indeed, any cleans or other olympic movements will really hit the traps and shoulders. I like power snatches with barbells or DB's, personally.

Jordanbcool
07-11-2007, 11:52 AM
9-10%

DSmith22
07-12-2007, 06:04 AM
I told you I would post some pics of the wheels and here they are I know there not great and there hard to see I would have more up of the quads but Lighting was really bad on the rest
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DSmith22
07-12-2007, 06:51 AM
Another thing! right now I am floating between 155-160 and I am bulking im roughly round 10%bf from what you all tell me I dont mind adding fat Ive never really had any from the time I started lifting so maybe it will be a good thing but what is a rough max weight I should go to before I start cutting? I was thinking around 180-185 then cut back to about 175 and advice would be apreciated once again. Should I just start a Journal maybe?

bill
07-12-2007, 07:00 AM
How tall are you? Your in good shape, hope you don't have to eat to many MRE's!

DSmith22
07-12-2007, 07:44 AM
i am somewere between 5'7-5'8 i guess it just depends on the day but actually I am in okinawa japan and were getting hit by a typhoon not a bad one though and they passed out mre's because everything is closed

Keith
07-12-2007, 08:43 AM
Legs could fill out a lot more but KILLER calves boy! I'd be proud walking around in shorts if I were you.

bill
07-12-2007, 08:58 AM
J/K about the MRE's I've been glad to eat them at times.

DSmith22
07-12-2007, 09:13 AM
ive actually had 2 boxes in my room everysince ive been here and I have had a couple during the night when I didnt have no money to go get something to eat. They come in handy sometimes

BBB
07-12-2007, 06:51 PM
Traps.

That is all.

DSmith22
07-12-2007, 10:02 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice I have started a journal now, still a work in progress but it is up any advice on taht would be greatly apreciated.
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=99500

DSmith22
07-12-2007, 11:07 PM
Legs could fill out a lot more but KILLER calves boy! I'd be proud walking around in shorts if I were you.

ive always been fortunate to have decent calves. believes it comes from all the sports I played (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track) that always help to have an athletic background.

Al3X
07-13-2007, 07:37 AM
Another military service member! I'm in the Army. In Iraq yay!

Massive lats, and great calves. Bulk about 12-15 lbs.

Keith
07-13-2007, 09:44 AM
ive always been fortunate to have decent calves. believes it comes from all the sports I played (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track) that always help to have an athletic background.

Pfffffft. I've played basketball all my life and baseball for 6 years. Doesn't really help all that much with size. :(

DSmith22
07-13-2007, 12:50 PM
Well I guess im just fortunate then cause Ive herd a lot of people saying calves are hard to grow. I just put about 225 on my back while im in the squat rack right after im done squating and do about 3 sets of 20. I use to do it on a board as well to get a better stretch dont have one in this gym though.

Keith
07-14-2007, 11:52 AM
I do the exact same thing. Some find it difficult to respond, some don't, a lot of it is genetics.

Built
07-14-2007, 01:50 PM
Nice leggies boy! Just keep eating, squatting and deadlifting.

getfit
07-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Don't know how I missed this.You look great

DSmith22
07-15-2007, 06:40 AM
Thanks everyone! All these comments I will use to keep motivated. I have started a journal so any guidance on my workouts or anything like that would be deeply apreciated. Once Again Thanks

DSmith22
07-15-2007, 07:10 AM
I didnt have any back shots up so I figured I would get some for all of you here is a link to were I posted them. Tell me what you think. Post #18 is were the new pics are
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=1735301#post1735301