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    New here, be kind to an old man...

    Nice site and board you all have here. I feel old (40) seeing all these pics of this young fellas, but figured I could use some constructive critisism.

    I'm just getting back into weight training after more than a 2 year layoff due to a torn shoulder. The pics you'll see I consider my before pics and are rehab pics using the Total Gym. Yes, I fell for the informercial

    I'm 5'8" 150lbs in these pics. Even some training tips would be appreciated as I've been out of "the game" for a while.

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    Back shot

    As you can see, all my definition is gone. 2 year layoff will do that to you. Amazing how you workout for so long, stop for a while and everything goes bye bye
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    Damn, man, you look excellent for your weight. Still pretty lean, I wish I could retain that mass after 2 years off.

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    Definitely looking very good.
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    Jeez, that's after a 2 year layoff? You still maintained quite abit of mass without gaining much fat. Post your goals and training routine and I'm sure you'll get whatever help you need, though it looks like you know what you're doing.
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    Thanks to all for the encouraging words. Makes me motivated.

    I guess I kept the fat off because since I could only use the Total Gym for working out without having any considerable pain, I did have a lot of time to use my treadmill.

    I am currently on the following routine:

    1. Leg Press (kness are bad so I can't really squat too much)
    2. Bench Press
    3. Weighted Dips
    4. Weighted Chins
    5. Bent Over Rows
    6. Seated Shoulder Press

    Only 2 sets of each, heavy as I can, 3 times a week. Similar to the Mentzer HIT system I guess.

    I'm the type that can over train easily because I don't weigh a lot, so I need to get in, lift hard, and get out.

    Any suggestions to the above routine are welcomed. I also continue to use the treadmill 2 to 3 times a week. Need to in order to keep up with my child.

    Thanks again to everyone who replied. You make a 40 year old feel at least 39
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    5'8 150 pounds in those pics?
    Wow.

    150 pounds is a tad hard to swalllow though.
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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    5'8 150 pounds in those pics?
    Wow.

    150 pounds is a tad hard to swalllow though.

    Believe me I rather be bragging that I weigh more than that. I usually can fool the weight guesser at the carnivals. lol
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    damn...those are your before pics??

    you go, old man.
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    Look at it this way, you have a good foundation to vault off of

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    Back looks ace.
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    You obviously had some solid training under your belt b4 the 2 year lay off.......Good too see you're getting back into it and I'm looking forward to watching your progress

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    Looking really good! Very nice mass you have maintained during 2 years layoff.
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    Hey man, welcome aboard. You shouldn't feel old, I am 41. LOL I prefer this board to many of the others around...
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    you look very good, specially for your age, specially for your age for someone who had 2 years off, specially for someone your age who had 2 years off who uses the total gym.

    constructive criticism- some odd hair on your shoulder
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    you look pretty good for ANYONE, forget about the age crap

    and welcome, mate!
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    Welcome to the site and your pics look great. Age is just a number babe. No measure of heart or maturity. Keep up the great work!
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    Let us see some pics from before your layoff. You obviously didn't sit around and do nothing during your layoff.

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    Originally posted by Reinier

    constructive criticism- some odd hair on your shoulder

    Now that was funny. I'm just glad it stopped there and didn't keep going down my back. I don't know how some you guys stay soooo smooth.

    I shaved my chest once when I was in college and working out. Never again. The itch was unbearable. I'm sure now they have better ways.
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    Welcome to the site. Nice physique.
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    I refuse to believe that I'm old, therefore, you can't be.

    As has already been said, great progress and welcome to the site.

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    Geez, I agree those are really good before pics. I think you definitely have potential. I can only hope to look that good when I'm your age.

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    dude looks awsome for just gettin back in..way to go!
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    Originally posted by jv63

    I don't know how some you guys stay soooo smooth.

    It's called Gilette Mach 3 and shaving cream.

    Originally posted by jv63

    I shaved my chest once when I was in college and working out. Never again. The itch was unbearable. I'm sure now they have better ways.
    Keep shaving it regularly and it don't itch at all.

    Seriously, you do look good for someone who took 2 years off. Back looks really wide and ace.
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    Originally posted by vabeefcake
    I found a great way to lose body hair..a sadistic wife with a can of wax..
    LMAO

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