Hey! Im new to the forum and wanted to post a few before and after pictures.
I started lifting around January 2006 with the intension of putting on pure size and strength. I had no intension of developing any tone or definition, I just wanted to be bigger, and stronger.
My pics arent the greatest, some are over saturated and the picture pose does not match on all of them, which sucks. I didn't document my progression to well at all unfortunately. But for what its worth...
Jan 06 pic 2:
After some heavy lifting, and developing my own unique routines, I have managed to go from 155lbs, to 240lbs.
My strenth increased quite well, to give a few examples, my flat bench went from 190lbs for a 3 set of 8 to 10, to 360lbs 3 set of 8-10. bi curls with dumb bells went from 25lbs per hand 3 sets of 10 to 75lbs per hand 3 sets of ten, etc.
Unfortunately I went really extreme with my diet, and packed on food, food, food. I didn't eat clean enough really. Got plenty of protein through shakes, tuna, chicken, steak, etc. I ate fast food TOO often, and ate pizza, chinesse TOO often.
So as you can see I have some stomach fat to get rid of. I'd love to continue to gain mass, but be able to loose some body fat in the process.
So this is where I am today. I am stronger then ever, but unfortunately so is my belly. I would actually like to cut and lean out a bit, but I am afraid of the loss of strength and muscle.