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    Halfway through my bulk

    Hello everyone!

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    See me here at 193 lbs, up from the low 170s, with most of my gains coming since June. Don't plan to cut until I hit about 210-215: (Please comment on weaknesses. I know my legs need work - I just started hitting them harder recently.)

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    Nice emboss on the face. Those are some pretty nice gain man, good luck. Keep it up!

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    Current stats: | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183.1lbs. | Left bicep: 13.9" | Right bicep: 14.2" | Right forearm: 12.8" | Left forearm: 12" | Left quad: 23" | Right quad: 23" | Hips: 40" | Waist: 32.5" | Left calf: 14.1" | Right calf: 15" | Chest: 40" | Shoulders: 48.3"
    (All as of October 4th, 2006, except weight is as of November 13th, 2006.)
    Recovering from a broken leg, just getting back to legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cra-Z
    Nice emboss on the face. Those are some pretty nice gain man, good luck. Keep it up!
    What emboss? I'm an android sent from the future! Thanks for the comment - I'm going to try my best to keep the gains moving along!
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    Three additional questions for everyone:

    -I would love some guesses on my BF% - I haven't bought calipers yet so I'm just guessing 15%

    -Considering I've gained 15+ pounds in 3 months already, how much more do you think I should bulk? I'm hoping for another 15-20 pounds in the next 4 months and may consider another 10-15 after that before cutting. Is this reasonable, or should I plan a cut before I get up to 225? I'd really like to keep my body fat from going up more than a couple more percentage points from wherever I'm at right now.

    -Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?
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    In my opinion, bulk until March so you can slowly cut for the summer. You seem to be progressing well so unless it makes you feel uncomfortable, keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86
    In my opinion, bulk until March so you can slowly cut for the summer. You seem to be progressing well so unless it makes you feel uncomfortable, keep going.
    Sweet - that's pretty much what I was thinking! It's just good to hear it from someone else. My girlfriend typically responds with something more along the lines of "Are you... insane??"
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    I would keep going until you hit 200 lbs and hover until its time to get in good shape for summer. It is much easier to diet down from 14% to 7% versus 21% if you bulk too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle
    I would keep going until you hit 200 lbs and hover until its time to get in good shape for summer. It is much easier to diet down from 14% to 7% versus 21% if you bulk too hard.
    Thanks, I see what you mean by this. Rest assurred, I won't be getting anywhere near 20% BF....

    When I hit 200, I plan to gain another 5-10 so long as my body fat is in check. I'd really like to be done with my cut by June, which sure is a long ways away!

    Then again, I don't know what my BF% is now!
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    My girlfriend and her roomate say I'm perfect the way I am. I want to get stronger. Mass I don't care so much about but it comes with the strength increases. I do this for me and it's important. Nothing gets in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86
    My girlfriend and her roomate say I'm perfect the way I am. I want to get stronger. Mass I don't care so much about but it comes with the strength increases. I do this for me and it's important. Nothing gets in the way.
    Good way of looking at it.
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    Updated Pics

    Well it's been a few months - I've only gained 10 pounds but I thought I'd put my new pics up. Any clear lagging areas?

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    Alrighty then! I used eSnips.com to upload my pictures but aparently they can't be seen without a login ID.

    Where does everyone else upload their pics to?
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    just use the forum attachments.

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    That's what I did earlier in this thread, but I wanted to make it easier for everyone to look at the pics. Who wants to click on four different links/have four windows pop up?

    Thanks for the suggestion though - I'd just prefer to use the other method.
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    Okay I think I got it...










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    Definite improvement! IMO you lats look like they need quite a bit of work. It might also be your posing because you are pinning your arms back and making your back look smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidelmo View Post
    Definite improvement! IMO you lats look like they need quite a bit of work. It might also be your posing because you are pinning your arms back and making your back look smaller.
    Wow, you're right! I'll take another pic soon and see if it makes a difference.
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    It's a quick way to look bigger.. improve your posing, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidelmo View Post
    It's a quick way to look bigger.. improve your posing, lol
    Yeah I don't exactly have skills at posing. Here's what I got for lat pics...



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    Yep, improved for sure, pretty good size. Certainly some mass there. :P Atta be, keep it up.

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    Age: 17; Lifting since 15.
    Current stats: | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183.1lbs. | Left bicep: 13.9" | Right bicep: 14.2" | Right forearm: 12.8" | Left forearm: 12" | Left quad: 23" | Right quad: 23" | Hips: 40" | Waist: 32.5" | Left calf: 14.1" | Right calf: 15" | Chest: 40" | Shoulders: 48.3"
    (All as of October 4th, 2006, except weight is as of November 13th, 2006.)
    Recovering from a broken leg, just getting back to legs.

    Personal bests:
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    Okay I worked on posing a bit better... and realize I still suck. I'm mainly putting this up here for a better before/after comparison for after I bulk up more/cut.

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    Again, nice. Elbows need to be higher, that will also help spread the lats a bit. You also shouldn't bend you arms so much.

    Jon 'Cra-Z' Mahoney
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    Age: 17; Lifting since 15.
    Current stats: | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183.1lbs. | Left bicep: 13.9" | Right bicep: 14.2" | Right forearm: 12.8" | Left forearm: 12" | Left quad: 23" | Right quad: 23" | Hips: 40" | Waist: 32.5" | Left calf: 14.1" | Right calf: 15" | Chest: 40" | Shoulders: 48.3"
    (All as of October 4th, 2006, except weight is as of November 13th, 2006.)
    Recovering from a broken leg, just getting back to legs.

    Personal bests:
    Bench: 230 lbs. (10/20/06) | Squat: 405 lbs. | Deadlift: 405 lbs. (10/23/06)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cra-Z View Post
    Again, nice. Elbows need to be higher, that will also help spread the lats a bit. You also shouldn't bend you arms so much.
    Haha, @#$%!!!!

    Thanks for the comment - I knew it didn't look right still. Clearly, I'm not trying to enter the profession, but I would like to have similar pics for before/after/during my progress. I'll give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86 View Post
    My girlfriend and her roomate say I'm perfect the way I am. I want to get stronger. Mass I don't care so much about but it comes with the strength increases. I do this for me and it's important. Nothing gets in the way.
    This is the way most girls are. Ya know some girlfriends try to feed their boyfriends crap so they can keep them for theirself..yes.

    Anyway, just don't get into detail unless it really sparks their fire. All you have to say is you're going to stay about the same, you'll progress slow enough anyway to where they won't really freak out...if anything be impressed once it's there!! True story, it's happened.
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    I've gained about 5-10 pounds since these pics, but I was hoping I could get a few estimates of body fat percentage?

    Please reference these pictures because they're the most recent (I'm flexed in all.) I'm guessing 17-18%...

    Thanks!
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    Lifts (lbs): D:465 / SQ (to ||):335 / DB Bench: 110s x 4 / TK:8

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