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« on: April 22, 2016, 11:57:38 PM »

Figured I'd share a couple of pics so ya'll have more to go on than my goofy online persona. For the basics: I am 6'3'', so quite tall and very lanky. I am a lifetime natural but have no interest in competing. I've been in/out of the gym for 12 years or so, and am just coming back from nearly 4 years out of the gym and a myriad of minor health problems. So for me, lifting is more of a stress reliever / hobby / something relatively constructive to obsess over. I won't go out of my way to post training logs but I work out 4-5 days a week, typical 3-day split. I was a textbook "skinnyfat" when I started, with wide hips for my height. 


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 08:19:39 AM »

back has good potential,whats your weight?pretty lean considering your lay off and getting back into it,delts and arms are getting there too.keep updated pics going.like me Grin,,good structure goes with the height just need to and i learned lots of traps heavy/reps,,2x week if needed..
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 09:55:50 AM »

I'm a hair or two above 200-205 right now. Arms are a serious weak point but delts came back quickly even without me hitting them very hard, so there's an obvious trade-off. Achim Albrecht syndrome  Tongue

Thanks for the response. I'll post any further pics and updates in this thread, similar to how you do it
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 10:04:06 AM »

I'm a hair or two above 200-205 right now. Arms are a serious weak point but delts came back quickly even without me hitting them very hard, so there's an obvious trade-off. Achim Albrecht syndrome  Tongue

Thanks for the response. I'll post any further pics and updates in this thread, similar to how you do it
i've learned with arms hi reps/partials on curls bottom to mid or midpart to top throw it all in,back work hits bi's too but not the same stimulation pump wise unless of course your a genetic freak and chinups pump your arms up lol,,,i do an extra arm pump day every other week if i can,,my bi's are shortish but peak ok,,i'm lucky my tris always went pretty low and rode up to rear delt ,i'm still like u looking for more/better/small improvements through diet/supp's/hard work..
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 10:25:08 AM »

My tris aren't terrible but biceps are sort of lost in "no mans land", not short enough to get a good peak, and not long enough to really fill out the arm. Also they are very narrow, if you are looking at my arm from the front its really obvious. I do lots of concentration curls with elbow leveraged against my leg. I don't go all of the way down though. I do this with 40s, 45s...Make sure I can do at least 10 reps. Always go to failure for those. I do lots of hammer curls too 
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 10:29:04 AM »

My tris aren't terrible but biceps are sort of lost in "no mans land", not short enough to get a good peak, and not long enough to really fill out the arm. Also they are very narrow, if you are looking at my arm from the front its really obvious. I do lots of concentration curls with elbow leveraged against my leg. I don't go all of the way down though. I do this with 40s, 45s...Make sure I can do at least 10 reps. Always go to failure for those. I do lots of hammer curls too 
that works ,,just train thats the 1st part,eating and extras make up rest..i do hammers on knee and standing across the body hammers arms locked front of hand faces mirror .
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2016, 01:22:08 PM »

I always get really bad forearm cramping after I work biceps. Usually once my pump wears off later in the day, and it persists all the rest of the day.

I drink plenty of water and don't have an electrolyte issue, but this only happens with my forearms.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 01:29:59 PM »

My chest is terrible but I'm working on it.


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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 02:27:46 PM »

My chest is terrible but I'm working on it.
FLYES AND DIPS ,,SUPERSET CABLE CROSSOVERS AND DIPS I LIKE 2...
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 03:11:50 PM »

I started doing cable flyes instead of dumbbells. I use 90% dumbbells for chest and that is probably why I don't have much size, I'm always working out alone and don't have a spotter.

Will try dips more.
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2016, 07:24:23 AM »

I started doing cable flyes instead of dumbbells. I use 90% dumbbells for chest and that is probably why I don't have much size, I'm always working out alone and don't have a spotter.

Will try dips more.
your fine I do all db work as well ,I do inc press a lot too tho,,,I feel flyes dips built my chest a lot...guy I train with is a stronger presser than me db/barbell,but his chest is flat like a pancake...
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2016, 07:37:23 AM »

your fine I do all db work as well ,I do inc press a lot too tho,,,I feel flyes dips built my chest a lot...guy I train with is a stronger presser than me db/barbell,but his chest is flat like a pancake...
agree 100% i just never feel my chest like i do on Dips and Flys with Benches. Only workout i will do for chest is Decline and Incline press if Benching. Flat Bench press i have never liked and i have like you guys mainly worked with Dbs on it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 10:07:04 PM »

Enjoy my Squadfather-esque blurry pic as I intimidated my local Planet Fitness. I am 6'3''. Shirt is Overkill - Taking Over (That's for you Powerlift66 :-P)

 


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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2016, 06:55:55 PM »

Enjoy my Squadfather-esque blurry pic as I intimidated my local Planet Fitness. I am 6'3''. Shirt is Overkill - Taking Over (That's for you Powerlift66 :-P)

 
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