Locks your knees into one place, which places all of the weight transfer upon them. It can hurt.
Don't get paranoid bro, there is nothing wrong with you chest but a few extra pounds.
You should be getting the most out of your workouts by now with less carryover soreness. Start thinking about some exercise variations to implement when you go to cutting the volume.
Incline BB press, Tbar rows, and power cleans come to mind.
Sup all, :lurk: been working hard, and went up a little bit in weight. Sitting approx~ 170 lbs. Anyone care to guess my BF%? my bathroom scale says im 21.6% ??? I do have a gut, but 21.6%? plz comment/critique ! :D
I'm gonna have to go with 13-14% for the body fat.
Edit: damn dude, just looked at your first picture and you look 10x better! Not a skinny little twig anymore :p. Awesome progress man, I'm sure it took a ton of hard work.
Have you been following BGB this whole time? And you're free squatting now right?
Oh yeah , good one, I'll get some leg shotz too. Question, How do you pose/flex for a leg shot if you're taking it yourself? stand on your tip-toes? or do a half squat? thx!
coming on nicely bro, eat big lift big sleep big....get big
Good work. Keep it up - I'd guess you're at 15-16%
You are definitely looking a lot bigger. Keep it up
You could have pectus excavatum, id need a picture of you side on to tell.
I had pectus excavatum and i couldnt stand it. As i got more muscular it got more obvious! That doesnt always happen with everybody though, if your pectus excavatum is more centred instead of one pec sunken working out may fix it.
Anways i had it and had an operation!
heres my forum that ive talked about it in.
Hi, I haven't been on wbb for a long time but I came across my old thread in my bookmarks and I just took a picture recently so why not update my thread. :)
The photos in the middle of my post are gone, I guess the host went down, but that was when I was almost 170. Since then I gained up to a max of 178 and then decided to take up muay thai training. Muay thai is some intense conditionion and more cardio than I wanted. I ended up losing about 15lbs :( I tried hard to gain some of it back and when I did, I had reached the point of competition and my instructor found an opponent for me in the 147lbs weight division. :omg: I started my mass gain @ 143, it would have been such a bummer to go from 143-178-147; instead we tried to do a catch weight at around 155. I slowly made my way down to 157lbs and the other guy didn't take the fight and then summer was over!
I started to try and put mass back on and I'm currently at 163. Here's a photo.
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/photo/...shot_small.jpg I'm going to try and hit 175 by spring time with less than 13% bf.
I think I need to switch up my routine. I'm doing Chest Monday (flat db, incline db, decline db, pec deck), back wed (dl, bent over row, chin up, seated cable row, shrugs), squats legs shoulders friday (squat, leg ext machine, ham curl machine, shoulder press machine, lat delt raise machine, inverted row, reverse db flies, rotator cuff). about 3x8-10 for each exercise. Feel free to give me suggestions to change it up.
Where I'm at for strength
DB bench press 75's per side x 8 reps on 4th set
DL 225 x 5 on 3rd set
Squat 275 x 5 on 3rd set
honestly, this isnt myspace
get a photo that can actually be used for its intended purpose.
Not sure I know what myspace is or what you mean by that:confused:, but I'm guessing you're hating on the way I covered my face with shadows. well.:rolleyes:
maybe this photo taken like everyone elses will serve the "intended purpose" better. :)
honestly, thanks for your highly constructive reply.
myspace is a website where people use irritating shadows and image effects for no apparent reason. you can blur your face if you want, thats not what I'm talking about.
my post is very constructive because the way the other photo is presented makes it useless as a basis of comparison.. which is what you want by posting here, correct? if thats the case, use practical photos that can allow one to evaluate the picture for its intended purpose. its obvious youve made a lot of progress since your original shot posted in 2006.. but the extent to which is impossible to say with the shadowed pic above. you're welcome
I've attached another photo because the link I put up did not seem to show a photo on my other computer, this one is taken with a cell phone infront of a mirror like the first photo in 06.
gotcha, sorry. i thought you were being sarcastic.
but yeah, you've definitely put on some decent mass. your shoulders & torso have filled out a bit making you look not nearly as skinny. not sure what your goals are, but with some careful dieting you can keep on gaining while staying reasonably lean. are you trying to stay in a specific weight range for muay thai?