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    Starting Up, Again..Please any critiques will be appreciated

    Just starting up after a 6 year sabbatical(graduate school).

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    6'0"
    187lbs
    45.5 chest
    32 waist
    15.5 arms

    Just starting to bulk

    Eating 3500 calories a day, mixing it up with good food, protein bars/shakes and supplements...

    Any comments would be appreciated....
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    it might help if you post a pic.....
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    pics need to be approved first calvin. give it some time.
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    done. and looking good.
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    Looking pretty ripped, time to start the winter bulking.
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    looking pretty lean, mate

    good luck with the bulk

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    you have good foundation there, you look pretty lean. Bulking should be fun.
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    looking good man...but if your trying to bulk i would try and take in more than 3500 calories.
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    I have an MBA. (UofB, '99)

    I live in Baltimore. (Fells Point)

    Where do you lift?

    Looks like you've got a good base to build on. Its always good to start out lean.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    Thanks, everyone.

    TxRebel---How many calories do you suggest?

    Here is my routine

    Day 1 Chest Tri's, Legs
    BP 4x6-8
    Incl Flyes 3x8
    Decline Bench 3x8

    Rev Narrow Grip Bench 3x6-8
    EZ Bar Behind Neck Extensions 3x6-8

    Squats
    4x6-8

    Day 2
    Shoulders, Back, Bi's

    Milt Press 4x6-8
    Side Laterals 3x6-8
    Shrugs 3x6

    BB Rows 4x6-8
    Db Rows 3x8
    TBar Rows 2x6-8

    Barbell Curls 4x6
    Incline Db Curls 3x8


    Day 3--Off


    Day 4 Same as Day 1
    Day 5 Same as Day 2


    Day 6 Off
    Day 7 Off
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    Hi Paul

    MBA, Univ of MD, 2002

    Home Gym

    Live in Chas Village


    Good to see ya
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    I came close to getting a house in CV a couple of years ago. I love that neighborhood. CVP was a hangout in my college days.

    Alas, my yuppiness took over, and I lived in Canton (at Tindeco) and then bought a house in Fells Point. Baltimore is a fun city to live in right now - lots of renewal happening. Plus, the corner bars remain.

    Good to have you here.

    Routine looks good. Nice and basic. I'd add in a SLDL or good morning or something like that for your lowback and hamstrings, and I'd drop one of the rows for a vertical pull (chin, pulldown).

    Do you have a power rack and a set up you won't outgrow, or do you think you'll need to get to a commercial gym at some point.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    Looking very lean
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    well for me when i am bulking i try to up my calorie intake to 8000 or so a day....i eat big and often....but i also weigh around 280....my friend who is around your size told me when he bulks he keeps it in the low 5000 or so range...
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    Cool, I will try to go for 5000....thnx, Tx....
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    Oh mod power. Go mods go mods.
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    They are exactly 15.5" arms, flexed of course
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    A Arm Pic....

    Here they are 15.5 exactly.....
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    nice tris man
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    Thanks, ericg...They are definitely one of my best attributes, and probably my favorite muscle to workout...
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    Oh now that's a better angle.....sorry from that other angle it just looked like another exaggerated guesstimate.

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    No problem Westy, I'm cool....I also fully understand the skepticism...
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    If your just starting up it wouldn't be fair to you to critique your pic. So with that I'll say train hard and train smart. Make sure your diet is dialed in with proper ratio of Carb/Pro/fat. Good luck on your come back!!
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