I didn't see a progress thread going. Just hit my one year mark
>180 down to 145 and back to 150
Not exactly where I wanted to be but I'm damn happy I'm here anyways
Ive been told to just lift while eating at maintenance level because i have lmao0muscle.
Did someone do that? can you post before and after pics while eating at maintenance?
I've basically been eating at maintenance since July, wish is when the picture of me at 145 was taken. I increased my protein intake and have really buckled down on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, but I'm doing about 1,800-2,000 calories a day. I've lost some fat but I've definitely gotten stronger. I'm not really one to talk though since my bench still hasn't broken 200. Most of my process has been relatively casual.
Low progress for 1 year, you need to stop fucking around brah. Start clean bulking and gaining muscle. Also do your laterals and do them hard.
Clean bulk instead, it's more effective. Don't be scared of a little chub, you won't turn into a fat blob if you bulk responsibly.
Yep, I know. Dealing with the mental block I have about forcing myself to gain weight after being fat for most of my life has been tough, but I'm working through it. Not trying to use that as an excuse, that's just what's been my main problem. Been eating more for the last month or so and really pushing myself. Also been hitting the lat pulldown quite a bit and seeing progress in strength.
this was within 1 month lifting, next pic is about a month and a half ago. 1.5 years lifting
kinda eating at maintenance, I've gone from 5'11 150 in that pic to 168 6'1 in this one
What's with the stress? He obviously looks much better and will likely only improve from this point. I realize that you're passionate about fitness, but for some people it's not a corner stone in life - you just generally want to look and feel a bit better.
Mostly brosplit m-f type if shit now I'm doing pplx2 focusing a lot on compounds. Only issue is I'm not as strong as I'd like to be, which is what I'm hoping to accomplish from this
265 to 181(holding a bit of water in this pic though)
Goal weight 160
I lift every other day but my lifts are shit from cutting too hard.
I'm hoping I'll look better at 160. I'm planning on lean bulking so I don't return to a fat fuck state
This is like a year and 2 weeks. I would have gotten farther but I was slacking because of being tired from a shift work job. I got back on track and I'm hoping to reach 160 by the end of march.
6 months of serious lifting. I spent a year doing a bullshit 5x5 every other day routine.
Started off with SL which didnt work for me, switched to SS in like November, that was much much better.
It's 4 days, chest, back, legs, arms
3x8 Incline Bench
3x8 Chest flies
3x8 Lat Pull downs(Not sure if that's the right name)
3x8 Leg press
3x8 Leg Extensions
3x15 Calf Raises
3x8 Hammer Curls
3x8 Palm down curls (Idk if this is the right name)
3x8 Triceps pulldowns
3x8 Overhead tricep pulls (Skullcrushers?)
3x8 Shoulder flies (Sideways and Forward for 8 each)
3x8 Seated overhead press
It's pretty bro split desu, but I'm just trying to put on mass.
all good lmao.
tbqh pham I just eat whatever and have a protein shake when I want. I try to stay away from liquid calories and I do look at food for the calories/protein from it but that's really it.
i literally made the picture this evening and have never posted it before
if you want though i will put the sequence "191989" in all my filenames from now on, so that you can filter my pictures by filtering all posts with filenames including "191989" with 4chans built in filter system. would that be ok?
Favorite threads on /fit/.
Before pic is technically years before I started lifting, but I didn't look much different when I started.
Currently 6' 175 lbs.
Actual lifting time frame has been 3+ years but I've had decent amount of time off not lifting throughout due to various reasons.
Really wish I had taken pictures the day I started working out but of course I didn't. I found a really old notebook where I wrote down my shitty routine and my first day I was 6' 135 lbs.
I was about 185lbs 8 months ago, "cut" (without really watching my diet, just started lifting) to 148 (left pic) and have recently started bulking (up to 156.6 now.) I've been bulking for a month, and feel like I've gained probably a bit more weight than I should have in the form of fat, but I'm remaining optimistic.
It's my first bulk ever so I'm working on trying to dial in my calorie intake exactly, which is a little tougher than I first expected.
Caught myself last week starting to get sloppy on my form for some lifts, which was demoralizing, but I deloaded a bit this week and it's back to normal, expect to keep going next week.
Basically the pics show a month progress so far, I know it's not much but it definitely feels good. Gonna see if I can find a pic of me prior to lifting at all.
Here's a pic before I started lifting. I was probably only 165 or 170 here. As I said, 185 at heaviest.
as pic says
It's very slow progress but I was making a few mistakes when I began that I have since fixed, I think. Have always been fairly skinny but feels good to actually put on some weight
I'm probably getting nowhere at the moment, so feel free to say I'm doing it all wrong, I'll keep trying to improve
I don't really see a lot of short term progress here, so I guess I'll post mine.
I weighed 175 in the first photo (Summer) but had the same muscle build as of 2 Weeks ago.
Honestly I feel like it's going better than expected. I weigh 158 now (cut all December). I've still got some man tits but not nearly as bad.
I've focused on just my arms the past few weeks. (As far as weights go) and like I've said, I'm very happy with the progress.
I'll attach todays picture next post.
H-how did I do guise?
>August - January
>75kg - 90kg, dirtiest bulk known to man, close to puking due to amount of food
>never weightlifted - 6 days per week no excuses
>all lifts from barely able to pick up bar (subpar) to novice on symmetricstrength
I know I got a lot of fat gains and too fast, but just can't bare to be weak skellington ever again. Trying to go up to 100kg weight and see from there if cut or powerlifter mode