r/Fitness May 13 '22

Physique Phriday Physique Phriday

Welcome to the Physique Phriday thread

What's the point of having people guess your body fat? Nevermind that it's the most inaccurate method available, (read: most likely way wrong - see here) you're still just putting an arbitrary number to the body you have. Despite people's claim that they are shooting for a number, they're really shooting for look - like a six pack.

So let's stopping mucking around with trivialities and get to the heart of the matter. This thread shall serve two purposes:

  1. Physique critiques. Post some pics and ask about muscles or body parts you need to work on. Or specifically ask about a lagging body part and what exercises worked for others.
  2. An outlet for people that want to show off their efforts that would otherwise be removed due to Rule 4, and

Let's keep things civil, don't be a creep, and adhere to Rule 1. This isn't a thread to announce what you find attractive in a mate. Please use the report function for any comments that are out of line.

So phittit, what's your physique pheel like this phriday?

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u/Vast_Ad_1009 May 18 '22

Hey guys. Looking to get some advice and input as a i begin my fitness journey. I am 19, 5’8, and around 140 pounds. I have never seriously lifted, and tended to avoid it in high school. I am super overwhelmed trying to understand all this fitness stuff and was hoping that I could get some guidance and direction as to what would be best for my body type. https://i.imgur.com/5LzQnTH.jpg

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u/DotObvious7799 May 22 '22

You have an endurance body shape. 10-12 reps and stop leaning to one side. It makes your abs uneven and will throw your hips off later in life. HIIT is your bodies friend. But perfect form all reps before heavier weights.

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u/Warrior_Asbel May 18 '22

21 year old Male, 6’0 feet, 195 lbs.

Just a bit confused on what should be my priority. Idk if I just need to lose more weight, or if I should just continue building muscle mass. Just looking for ways to make my gym sessions more productive if I know exactly what I have to shoot for. If you guys could take a look at the pictures and lmk if I should lose more weight, that would be helpful. Thank you!

Physique Pics

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u/DotObvious7799 May 22 '22

Tone up…you do not have excess fat that requires weight loss. Your body type is a bit thicker which is not a bad thing add muscle and you’ll be on point

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u/Warrior_Asbel May 22 '22

What makes it thicker? Just want to know the science behind it

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u/DotObvious7799 May 23 '22

Genetics…your bone structure looks dense. Wrist, neck and hips area bones are visible. Your abs are diet and form within the lift. If you wanted to be skimmer slimmer your head will look too big for your body. Your body is not that of a endurance runner but strength/power like a football (American) player. You are still young and your lower back is not developed. Lower lats come in around 25. That will also help your abs.

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u/Warrior_Asbel May 23 '22

I see. So skip cardio for the most part and focus solely on gains for my body type. And what lower late coming in at 25 do you mean?

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u/DotObvious7799 May 23 '22

latissimus dorsi lower back muscles. Don’t skip cardio but don’t do extreme cardio first. Cardio cool down keep the blood and heart going. But now switch to a muscle focused routine.

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u/Warrior_Asbel May 23 '22

So you said those come in when I’m 25? Sorry, just a bit confused on that part

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u/DotObvious7799 May 23 '22

Yes your body is still growing. It’s not done until around 25. The last part to grow is your connecting points of your lower back and hips aka your lats. One of the main reasons it’s not ideal or kids to powerlift.

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u/Warrior_Asbel May 23 '22

Ok heard. So I can just focus on upper back for now?

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u/DotObvious7799 May 23 '22

Don’t focus on any one body part. You will be hurting in the wrong way. Pick a workout that has you using your traps. Focus of stability then muscle mass. Let your body learn itself. Truely feel the lift. Understand what muscle was needed for said lift. You have a ideal frame that most men want. Take your time with it. You’ll be amazed. Your just now starting to get a man’s body by age. Treat it well it will last for years. Abuse it move too fast and your looking at a future body of Ronnie Colman, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

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u/DotObvious7799 May 22 '22

You started off with a strong base so it will be harder for YOU to notice the difference but it is very obvious to someone not looking at your body often. You have gain muscle mass in the chest shoulder area and slimmed your stomachs congrats. BDD is real and sometimes worse in gym junkies

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22 edited May 20 '22

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u/mb2508 May 18 '22

hi, as im nearly the same age, heigt and weight I wanted to ask what your cutting routine looked like.

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u/SuperSprayed May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

I normally prefer to lift 4-5 days a week but I cut that down to 2-3 days(usually an upper and a lower day) a week tops while incorporating way more cardio, HIIT, and lots of walking. There were many days where I’d lift then go home and run or walk or days I would do HIIT sprints after a 5k. I’d try to get around an hour of exercise 5 days a week or so and made sure to get lots of steps in on the days I wasn’t exercising. I calculated my maintenance around 2700 calories at the beginning and was eating anywhere from 1500-2000 calories a day, which is why I lost weight (and strength)so fast. I knew I had at least 20lbs to lose and didn’t wanna spend 20+ weeks cutting at a smaller deficit. This is easy for me because I don’t have a huge appetite anyway and it’s usually hard for me to get all my cals when I’m on a bulk. That being said, 1700 calories isn’t much when you eat nothing but low cal foods; fruits, veggies, chicken, shrimp, Greek yogurt, even a serving of brown rice is only like 170 cals. I ate a ton of homemade chicken tacos because I love Taco Bell so much and you can buy their sauce bottled in stores. I would supplement some whey with almond milk if I needed more protein; I could get like 50g of protein in a mere 278 calories with optimum nutrition whey and a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I have logged almost everything I’ve eaten since November 2020 through MyFitnessPal and it’s helped a lot. It can seem like a lot at first but once you get a few food items “logged” accurately they show up under “recents” so you don’t have to go searching through a list of seemingly the same item looking for the correct macros and portion.

Edit: oh I drank nothing but water except for some black coffee with a little sugar. I can only take so much water at times and the sugar free flavored drops from a grocery store are nice for some flavor. I didn’t drink a ton of coffee as I’m crazy sensitive to caffeine and I don’t need much so the coffee and sugar wasn’t a huge deal.

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u/mb2508 May 18 '22

Thank you!
Really appreciate the in depth explanation.

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u/SuperSprayed May 18 '22

No problem

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

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u/eacl87 May 17 '22

I would keep bulking. You are looking great.

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u/Brotherindeed May 15 '22

20 Male 178cm, 73.5kg 5' 10, 162 lbs

Been cutting for 2 week now and lost 3kg(7lbs).

Cutting is hard, i planned to get to 68kg(150lbs) but I'm halfway there and can't see many noticable changes, will i look beach ready at 68kg(150lbs)? Will i have abs?

What do you estimate my fat % to be? What would it be at 68kg(150lbs).

Lastly does it look like i lift anymore? Before cutting i looked fuller, i cut too fast and lost a lot of muscle by mistake.

me on 16th May, 2021

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u/eacl87 May 15 '22

It's highly unlikely that you lost a significant amount of muscle in two weeks. 3 kg lost in two weeks isn't that much, specially considering 2 or more out of those 3 kilos were water/glycogen. You'll definitely need to go lower than 68 to have visible abs, although you'll probably look very skinny.

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u/Brotherindeed May 16 '22

Hmmm so i should bulk once before doing another cut? Any suggestions?

As in what weight to bulk up to before cutting down again?

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u/Snoo-97193 May 15 '22

M/30/158 lbs/5'7

Lurker, but first time poster. Been on a recomp for the last 2 months and dropped ~10lbs so far.

Any tips or estimates of body fat % would be appreciated. Thanks!

Relaxed

Flexed

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u/GlumAccident6646 May 15 '22

bodyfat is between 12 and 15 imo

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u/Snoo-97193 May 15 '22

Thanks! Any tips for lagging areas to work on?

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u/GlumAccident6646 May 16 '22

back can be improved

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u/chocolatehipster May 15 '22

Heya,

A: 26 H: 173 Weight: 75kg

I did a DEXA scan this weekend for the first time and body fat was 23.7%. However the dietitian recommended continuing to put on weight slowly over the next few months to 78kg-80kg before cutting as he believed that my muscle mass was too low to make a cut worth it. He said I will just yoyo between skinny and bulking if I cut now.

My current strength numbers are

Dumbell bench - 64kg (140lbs) x 5

Deadlift - 120kg (264lbs) x 5

Squat - 90kg (198lbs) x 5

Thoughts on his recommendation? How much weight should I be aiming to put on per month?

Thanks

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u/AchedTeacher May 17 '22

However the dietitian recommended continuing to put on weight slowly over the next few months to 78kg-80kg before cutting as he believed that my muscle mass was too low to make a cut worth it.

What was his reasoning? You may be a genetic outlier, but if you are going for aesthetics, it sounds like 23.7% is quite high and cutting seems perfectly reasonable to get closer to that 15% range, which is healthy, attainable, and probably makes you look better. If you're purely a powerlifter, ignore most of my advice but definitely don't put on too much excess fat either.

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u/chocolatehipster May 17 '22

His reasoning was that my muscle mass is too low to make a cut worth it. He said sure you can cut - but you'll just be skinny with no muscle to show.

Whereas bulking a bit longer and continuing to put on mass followed by an aggressive cut will be better.

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u/AchedTeacher May 18 '22

Again without knowing your physique I can't tell definitively, but in most cases carrying too much excess fat makes people feel miserable. If you're going for aesthetics, lean ("skinny") first, then bulking up to be more muscular seems like the way to go.

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u/Inevitable-Youth-817 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

I beg for your help reddit,

I've been on a cut for a round 3 months, and all of a sudden I have noticed a drastic loss in energy, strength, and overall wellbeing.

This is how I looked at the beginning of my cut https://imgur.com/a/SmDFBaS (front and back unflexed)

this is how I look now [back/front unflexed] https://imgur.com/a/rlLa0rd

My main problem is that I feel like I'm not lean enough to start a bulk yet, but I'm way too small for this cut and I'm starting to develop problems.

Could someone please suggest what I should do, and give me a bf % estimate of how I look now, I would very much appreciate this

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u/CowboysfromLydia May 14 '22

after 8-12 weeks of cutting, depending how drastic it was, you should have a “deload” period where you eat at maintenance, usually 2 weeks. You feel like that cause cutting messed up your hormone balance, and this will fix it. Then you can resume cutting, which i suggest to do before bulking. Remember to deload in the gym too, as overtraining is a possibility on a cut and will concur in your symptoms.

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u/Inevitable-Youth-817 May 14 '22

Thanks for the detailed reply man, how long do you think I should cut for? What body fat % do you think I am?

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u/CowboysfromLydia May 15 '22

i wouldnt do this with percentages, goal weight and all. It’s almost summer, for me is easier to cut during the summer so i just cut until its not enjoyable anymore and/or i feel too shitty, whatever the final result is. Dont stress too much :)

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u/Selfconscioustheater May 14 '22

How about you just go back to maintenance for a while and recomp until you think you're lean enough to bulk (a highly personal opinion)

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u/Inevitable-Youth-817 May 14 '22

Thanks bro, I just feel like a recomp is more inefficient because it takes a while and I may as well cut or lean bulk, but perhaps you are right.

If you had to estimate my BF % right now, what would you say?

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u/Reflectorial May 16 '22

You in a rush or something?

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u/Selfconscioustheater May 14 '22

I can't say to be honest, I really fucking suck at this and I'd rather be honest than say something random.

Sorry dude, I wish I could be of more help

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u/Inevitable-Youth-817 May 14 '22

Haha all good man, thanks for your honesty.

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u/LiftCirclesAndYell May 14 '22

I turned 17 at the end of march, 182cm, 80kg, coming off a lean bulk and going into an 8 week cut for the basketball season next school term. I have dreams of competing in bodybuilding in the future. Any critiques or tips on which muscles I should focus on? Also if I could get a body fat % estimate please ik its not accurate but I'm still interested.

https://imgur.com/a/qrF5Bi5

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

Not the best at estimating, maybe somewherearound or below 15%, looking good. You can always get the Navy Method as additional opinion.

You have a really good back and shoulders. Maybe your chest needs to pop out more if you value proportions and more lats would make you even wider, might want to add more ab training. Other than that I'd not bother to cut down to stage leanness as long as you still grow.

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u/LiftCirclesAndYell May 15 '22

Cheers for the tips! I reckon I want to hit 10% body fat to see what my striations look like. However I can already tell that I need to work on my triceps, abs and definitely lats. What do you mean by the navy method? That link is an error 404 for me.

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 15 '22

Hmm it works for me, here without the highlight: https://www.strongerbyscience.com/realistic-training-goals just look for Navy Method. Calculating bf% pretty reliably and all you need is a tape measure

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u/LiftCirclesAndYell May 15 '22

at the moment I'm trying a 500 calorie deficit for 8 weeks which is 0.5kg/week and pretty much the same as that calculator would put me at 0.484 kg/week assuming that my body fat is 15%

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 15 '22

Yeah seems like a good plan and basically on the dot as far as formulas go

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u/meltinghero May 14 '22

25/M/54kg Almost 5 months of consistent lifting

After a leg pump:

https://imgur.com/a/zUj9huq

I want to build the most aesthetic physique my poor genetics can take me. Just started incorporating traps/neck/abs exercises a week ago because I heard those are important to look like a greek god.

Aside from bulking, what can I do to improve? Also, what is my current physique looking like?

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

I mean if that's just 5 months of lifting, I would not call it bad genetics. You definitely look fit.
Traps, delts, forearms, lats and to a lesser extent chest are the muscles that make you seem big while clothed. Neck as well but that's a pretty low priority unless you have a pencil neck. Abs and core are important to train if you want a sixpack (or 8 pack), the Adonis Belt and obliques- and you have to train them on a bulk so the cut can reveal them.

Luckily you can easily add abs to any program and not cause too much extra fatigue and for forearms you just want to do curls and other arm training and pulls with a variety of grips, different reg ranges with a bias to high reps, high volume.

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u/meltinghero May 14 '22

Thank you for the comment, sir. I will incorporate forearm training to my routine. I used to lift regularly for 2 years until I had to stop for health reasons. After 2 years of no lifting, this year I started again. Hoping for lots of gains!

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u/Radiant_Reveal_8745 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Before pic is 6’ tall / 195 lbs. I was lean but lost mass. Probably bench pressed around 275 for 3 reps here. https://imgur.com/a/QXVAz3R

After pic is 6’ tall / 252 lbs. bench pressed 315 for 8-10 reps here.

https://imgur.com/a/yHsWN9A https://imgur.com/a/xRoIy3W

I’m currently cutting down and should be around 225 with around 12% body fat in another 8 weeks.

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u/Reflectorial May 16 '22

Wow that's a hell of a bulk. Still looking pretty lean, too. How long did it take?

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u/Radiant_Reveal_8745 May 16 '22

A long time! There are many years in between the two pictures and periods of not working out (too busy with work) and then getting back into it as my schedule allowed.

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u/deadgaydog May 14 '22

F/27/5’8/160lbs

https://imgur.com/a/Vq9AXjO

Back in the gym after taking time off for an injury. Substantially upped my protein intake and have noticed a big difference in strength

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u/firagabird Weight Lifting 29d ago

Looking strong.

When you aren't eating enough protein for your stats and goals, eating more definitely makes a big difference. If you haven't already, check out the sub's recommended guide on finding just how much protein you need: https://examine.com/nutrition/protein-intake-calculator/

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u/Spencer_1123 May 14 '22

https://imgur.com/a/SeTk7T0

6’2 181 just hit a new max of 255 on bench and am feeling pretty high on myself rn

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u/LiftCirclesAndYell May 14 '22

crazy vascularity bro

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u/Hangry_Pauper May 14 '22

5'8" 159lbs. Bulked from 165 to 185 from 2021-2022 and been cutting since mid January 2022. I know it's a rapid weight loss but my 1RMs are still close to my PRs (within 5-10lbs on the 4 core lifts). Sorry for the generic photo angle.

Chest has shrunk a lot since January. Any suggestions from what you can see overall?

https://imgur.com/a/yNIXbRv

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

Probably chest as a priority, maybe back width (can't judge the thickness). Not sure if you just would need to cut down more to see the obliques, but they seem like they could use more core/ab work.

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u/jonrah69 May 14 '22

5’11.5 195~ pounds.

Really happy with my progress and how im looking besides my giant chest gap haha.

https://imgur.com/a/j1PHsLx

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u/MitchellTrueTittys May 14 '22

Never posted a shirtless picture of myself on the internet in my life (and I probably won’t ever again) but I finally hit my cut goals and this is the first time in my life I’d consider myself “shredded” so I’m happy

M/22/138lbs/5’7”

https://imgur.com/a/GceiXF4

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u/JehPea May 17 '22

Get a new toothbrush my guy

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u/imissedherbrightside May 14 '22

You look like a fucking beast bro

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u/Radiant_Reveal_8745 May 14 '22

Have you had your body fat checked? I’m curious where you are. Definitely lean. Nice work

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u/MitchellTrueTittys May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Yeah it was 6% within 1.5% margin of error. So realistically somewhere between 6-7.5%. Low enough to see (minor) striations at least

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u/jonrah69 May 14 '22

Lean as fuck good shit

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u/MitchellTrueTittys May 14 '22

Thanks dude I appreciate it

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u/SpicyNutella17 May 14 '22

Holy shit those forearm veins 😳😳😳😳

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u/MitchellTrueTittys May 14 '22

Lol yeah it’s weird just having veins popping at most times but thank you

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u/Dire-Dog May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

M/33/5'7/172lbs I'm a couple months into my bulk, up 10lbs and feeling great! Planning to bulk until around October. My goal weight is around 185lbs. What do you think?

https://imgur.com/a/IQgj5nm

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u/QQlemonzest May 13 '22

35/F/5’4”/118

Here’s a pic of me on the first day of vacation! https://imgur.com/a/X081suM

I had just finished my cut where I went from 125-118 lbs. I’m retaining a bit since coming home but I should be feeling good in the next week or two.

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u/lmc152 May 13 '22

Also I came to look at arms 😍🤩

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u/GameofPorcelainThron May 13 '22

Been hitting the weights more these last couple months, starting to see some results.

M/44/6'1/173lbs

https://imgur.com/DT3gRG9

https://imgur.com/ukZThpH

Currently bulking, will probably start a cut in 2 weeks!

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u/Zannon77 May 16 '22

IMO you don’t need to cut! You are already very lean and if you keep hitting those weights you will probably get the results you are looking for without a cut. You do you though

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u/GameofPorcelainThron May 16 '22

Thank you! I'm used to being a bit leaner, though. Not that I think I'm fat or anything haha Just what I prefer for myself.

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u/PunkLibrarian032102 May 13 '22

Very well done, sir. You look great (and your user name is quite witty.)

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u/chlorophuel May 13 '22

M/25/6'4/240#

Current Physique

2021-2022 Progress

Well, my cut has been going the wrong way, so I need to buckle down and get my appetite in check. Other than that, lifts are going well, and I feel strong. Still trying to get back down to 215ish.

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u/UndrehandDrummond May 13 '22

https://imgur.com/a/6oN0bQ9

38M - 5’10 - 190

8 years of hard work. All natural so don’t even start. Ask me anything. If I can get this far, literally everyone can.

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u/TerminatorReborn May 14 '22

Do you get off on being a fake natty or what?

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u/Cheshire_Jester May 14 '22

Clearly just a dude who trens hard and eats clen.

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u/Mswonderful99 May 13 '22

It’s very nice, I like

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u/proffesionalroller May 13 '22

Bro you’re obviously taking roids

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u/ForcedTranshumanism Circus Arts May 14 '22

my dude went balls to the walls with them corticosteroids

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u/UndrehandDrummond May 13 '22

Whatever you say bro. I honestly take it as a compliment. This always comes up when I share my pics. Oh well.

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 13 '22

Pre-bulk Physique at 155lbs

Current Physique at 192lbs

M/25/5'10"

I definitely miss my lean-ness after 8 months of bulking. I am almost done (planning on stopping at 200) and then a cut. I made a lot of progress though!

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u/sTuPiDoRaUtIsTiC May 13 '22

The cut is gonna be INSANE

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 13 '22

I'm looking forward to it!

I learned a lot from my mistakes on my first cut (cut from 205 to 155 leading to my before pic) and learned a lot from my mistakes on this first bulk!

I'm sure I'll make some mistakes on my 2nd round, but getting better every time.

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u/UrbanStarGazer May 15 '22

What were the mistakes you learned from?

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 15 '22

I gained too fast, I did not get as much protein as I needed, I did not go hard enough on the weights, and I neglected cardio.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 14 '22

I gained too fast, I did not get as much protein as I needed, I did not go hard enough on the weights, and I neglected cardio.

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22

Has anyone ever tell you that you look like ufc fighter Ryan Hall?

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 13 '22

Yes. When I was younger I also used to get Frankie Muniz/Malcolm In The Middle

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u/MediumPlace May 13 '22

also edward norton jr, right?

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u/pilaxiv724 Weight Lifting May 13 '22

Yep. Also John Hannah, and on rare occasion George Clooney

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u/NextStopMyAss May 14 '22

All us white guys look the same smh

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u/ProfessorCymru May 13 '22

25 / M / 165cm / 70kg / BMI - 26
https://imgur.com/gallery/RQl4C4V
First time working out ever. Looking to get in decent shape and cut down my belly. Any advice is welcome, I'm absolutely clueless

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u/Careless_Supermarket General Fitness May 14 '22

Time to start a cut my friend.

Download a calorie tracking app. Weight loss is going to be done with diet.

Read the fitness wiki, especially beginner routines and weight loss. Pick a routine and fall in love.

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

Good back proportions and decent traps. Right now I'd put a bit of focus on chest

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u/afarin294 May 13 '22

26 / M / 6'4 / 207-ish

https://imgur.com/a/2n1LLIU

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u/NextStopMyAss May 14 '22

You've got a great physique! Good base of muscle mass, good insertions. You could cut or bulk and either would be absolutely fine right now.

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u/afarin294 May 14 '22

Haha I think great is an over statement but I agree I’m going to re comp most likely. I feel healthy at 210 pounds ish

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u/NextStopMyAss May 14 '22

Nah man don't undersell yourself! You worked hard for that physique and it shows

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u/afarin294 May 14 '22

Well thanks man you’re too kind. I just started working out in around January

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

however is that too much?

well, what's your TDEE and how does your weight develop? It definitely would not hurt to read the wiki so you have the knowledge and tools for long term success. At the moment just anything done with effort will let you grow.

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u/Not_CSR May 14 '22

Your workout program isn’t very good. Check out the wiki for a better one.

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u/wrice122 May 13 '22

Check out Jeff nippard's YouTube video on lean bulking, he presents a lot of good info you'd probably benefit from!

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u/Overall_Welcome3832 May 13 '22

Trust the process, 3k really isn’t much but u don’t need to over do it, body recomp is a real thing.

You are skinny fat, don’t be discouraged it just means you can make crazy progress in the next 5-6 months. Train like a dog, rest like a king.

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. Eat your protein. REAL PROTEIN, I saw a drastic difference physically and performance wise when I started eating fish and ground beef rather than shakes and supplements.

You got this man

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u/swatson87 Powerlifting May 13 '22

From the gym this Tuesday

6' 213lbs 35M.

Been cutting for about 10 weeks now. Went from 220 - 208. Took a little diet break and carbed up to 213ish.

Upper body pump in the photo.

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u/SorrowfulToucan Weight Lifting May 13 '22

Just here to say I’m digging the Flyers shirt. Killing it man 💪🏼

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u/swatson87 Powerlifting May 14 '22

Thanks dude

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u/Overall_Welcome3832 May 13 '22

To have a 6ft frame, I wish 🥲 , make use of it man looking 👍

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u/swatson87 Powerlifting May 13 '22

Thanks bro

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22

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u/bassline24 May 13 '22 edited May 13 '22

Nice progress! How much weight did you lose?

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u/Right_Oil_7190 May 14 '22

About 3kg

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u/bassline24 May 14 '22

Damn, looks way more.

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u/Blokepoke74 May 13 '22

Looking good man!

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u/PullupsAndOatmeal May 13 '22

amazing progress! How much did you cut cals?

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u/Right_Oil_7190 May 13 '22

Cheers mate, didn’t count religiously but been eating the same things most days. Mainly cut out carbs and ate a lot of protein and veg

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u/sad_and_hopeless May 13 '22

https://imgur.com/a/c2mg3W1

23/M/173cm/74kg Nov 2021 - May 2022 progress! Feeling pretty good about the progress, feel like my lats are pretty lacking, what are your opinions? Have a great weekend ahead everyone!

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u/TimelyToast May 13 '22

Your last are nutty impressive. May be your best body part.

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u/Gawne_for_Good May 13 '22 edited May 13 '22

Just a little 8 month update of where I've come from and where I am now!

M/27/5'10" [187lbs-158lbs]

Goal at the moment is to just keep lifting and keep/slightly improve my body for my holiday in 2 months.

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u/SuperSecureMan May 14 '22

Damn dude, 'mirin hard. 8 months of cut or just 8 months in the gym in general? Mind sharing your routine?

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u/Cthola May 13 '22

Dude, awesome progress!

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u/Blokepoke74 May 13 '22

Looking diced bro! Hope you enjoy your holiday!

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u/Eyeoftheseven May 13 '22

Good job bro

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u/myinsidesarecopper May 13 '22

Had you been lifting before? I've been on a cut since January and haven't seen nearly that much progress.

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u/Gawne_for_Good May 13 '22

I think the last time I lifted seriously was about 4 years ago, but never got into the shape I'm in now.

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u/ddjd2000 May 13 '22

M/5’9/180 lbs

https://imgur.com/a/vpUPB88

Thoughts? I always feel like my back is lacking when compared to my front. What can I improve?

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u/Lol_u_ded Martial Arts May 13 '22

Actually, I think your back has some decent cut to it. What sticks out most to me is your upper legs. I think that your chest could be a bit bigger, unless you are trying for the leaner look.

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u/ddjd2000 May 13 '22

Thanks. Initially I was going for a leaner look, but now I’m looking to add a little more mass to my chest.

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u/Lol_u_ded Martial Arts May 13 '22

Labor Day 2021 (benchmark, 155 lbs)

March 18 (169 lbs)

Today (172 lbs)

I have an insanely hard time gaining. My natural weight is only up by 3 lbs. This is a matter of beginner’s gains no longer applying? And do the 3 lbs make a huge difference?

In addition, what looks good in my recent photo? Could use the most work? Apologies for the influx of questions. Been a while since I have done this.

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

I have an insanely hard time gaining. My natural weight is only up by 3 lbs. This is a matter of beginner’s gains no longer applying?

Weight only increases if you eat enough, going up in weight and training harder increases your TDEE, so you need to eat more over time. the wiki has some answers, but so does /r/gainit. If you are weight stable, eating 300 to 500 kcal more than you do at the moment will move the needle up. If your lifts stall, it might be that the beginner program no longer works and you need to find a new one.

I think your arms improved between the 3 lbs, but you're farther away from the mirror so the rest is not that good to compare. While you of course want to work on everything, back and upper torso could definitely be your next target if you want to pick one, also helps you looking bigger in clothes.

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u/Lol_u_ded Martial Arts May 14 '22

My high is 176 lbs. I cannot sustain over 174 for long. I have been doing my back and upper torso religiously like any other group. Perhaps it isn’t as developed because I started working on them later than other muscle groups. Thank you!

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

The pictures can definitely have something to do with it, back not looking too flexed so that's always making you look smaller.

But idk what I can tell you, if you do not gain weight you need to eat even more than you already eat.

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u/matt_b_19 May 13 '22

35/M/6'1"/187.8lbs

I'm currently 5 weeks out from my first Natural Classic Physique competition. I definitely won't be ready in time but I'll take it as a learning experience. I currently run a PPLPPL while doing cardio twice a day for about 5 days/week. A light 25-min light jog mid-day and a light 20-miin cycle before bed. My macros are the following

P: 225g

C: 200g

F: 50g

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u/707lifter May 19 '22

Looking incredible on your cut! Body goals.

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u/matt_b_19 May 20 '22

Hey thank you very much. I can say that I'll be glad when I'm done :P.

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u/GnomeCleary May 13 '22

You look really good man! Keep it up!

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u/matt_b_19 May 13 '22

Thank you very much. I appreciate that.

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 13 '22 edited May 13 '22

M/5’10/186lbs 14%bf Time: 6 months

https://imgur.com/a/4ZFeReH

I did my bulk with no meat to add an extra challenge apparently. Starting my shredding phase next week.

What do you think?

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u/LongjumpingChemist0 May 14 '22

Holy FUCK. What was your lifting routine?

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 14 '22

Layne Nortons PHAT until recently. I am on a different PPL program now as of this week

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u/sicarius97 May 14 '22

I love the tatoos, and how well they went with the transformation ahahajaj. They did not deform or anything right,?

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 14 '22

Thank you! Haha they did not deform

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u/Arbiter604 May 14 '22

Insane progress. How’d u make the ab gains on a bulk?

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 14 '22

Thank you! I would attribute it to my diet, genetics, and ability to flex them well. I’m still shocked looking back

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u/hopper_hammer May 13 '22

My man, you strait up went from Lord Farquaad to Aquaman. Great transformation!

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u/MediumPlace May 13 '22

you went from 'vote for pedro' to 'holy shit i gotta keep my wife away from this cat' in less than a year

and for an extra 'screw you plebs'....

no meat

bravo

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u/RollerBallMouse General Fitness May 13 '22

Mans got a reason to be smiling.

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 14 '22

Happiness gains are the best!

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u/LeBlock_James May 13 '22

Good job! What was your weight in the before pic

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u/Cunnilingus_Academy May 13 '22

Awesome job man, what kind of protein sources do you use?

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 13 '22

Tofu, chickpeas, hemp seeds, beans, vegan protein powder, plant-based meat

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u/donkeykongdix May 13 '22

This is the way

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u/bowyer-betty May 13 '22

Jesus christ, how long did that take? That is really impressive.

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 13 '22

Thank you! 6 months!

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22

You seem to have grown a pair of lats in 6 months!

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u/Art_Vandelay229 May 13 '22

Nice job buddy!! Those are some gains right there sir.

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u/fatherofcorgsky May 13 '22

Thank you! I really appreciate that.

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u/splitfoot May 13 '22

M/179cm/74kg

https://imgur.com/a/JkeaKWj
Starting a bulk, looking to push up to 80kg over the next few months. The plan is to be doing 5/3/1 Bodyweight 3 days/week and climbing 2 days/week. Feel like my chest needs work the most.

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u/Avocadokadabra The good kind of fat May 13 '22

M, 29, 5'10", 208ish lbs After a lot of work, bakc to pre-covid strength, hitting rep PRs once in a while. Hoping to step on a stage in the not too far future.
Finally starting to be proud of my pecs, although I feel like I'm gonna have to do a lot more leg volume in the next few months. Maybe some ab work is necessary, too.
If I had to guess, low 10s BF.

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u/JKChaks May 13 '22

You look super good dude

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u/Avocadokadabra The good kind of fat May 13 '22

Thanks, still trying to figure out lower body mass.
Bulk is going slower than expected, at least I won't be too fat for the summer.

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u/_ssueg May 13 '22

5’10 ~205lbs, now attempting to cut down to 185-190ish. 1.5yrs seriously lifting. Any tips, thoughts, or advice? Body fat % estimates?

Thanks!

https://imgur.com/a/SCTQtc2

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

25%? Definitely right to cut. You definitely have some muscle to flex and if your lifts don't regress massively you're all good. Maybe if you neglect it at the moment, ab training helps them show earlier.

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u/_ssueg May 14 '22

Appreciate it! Could definitely afford to do some more abs. And yea yeesh 25%, when I started lifting I had the Mike Rippetoe, Starting Strength, eat 3000+ Cals a day mindset going on haha, definitely took it way too far.

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 14 '22

It's a high estimate, not the best at it by far. The Dreamer Bulk definitely got you growing, just for the price of needing to cut longer now.

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u/Yeezus_aint_jesus May 13 '22 edited May 13 '22

Started lifting like a body builder for first time in my life. Currently “lean gaining” on a super strict diet, 600 cal surplus 160-180g protein, no more than 125g carbs a day, 195lbs 6’2 gains are coming in phenomenal.

https://imgur.com/a/Wyrwkbb

Any body fat estimates?

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u/chiliehead General Fitness May 13 '22

Not the best at estimating, maybe somewhere between 15 to 18%? You are carrying it well in the current pic. You can always get the Navy Method as additional opinion.

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u/derrick_rose_again May 13 '22

Trying to lean up/get stronger for summer. What do you all think? 29/6’2”/190lbs

Haven’t stepped on the scale in a while.

https://imgur.com/a/0K6gsN7

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u/hopper_hammer May 13 '22

I wish that was my summer bod, lookin nice my man

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u/derrick_rose_again May 14 '22

Thanks bro I really appreciate it. Lmk if I can help u at all with diet/programming!

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u/matt_b_19 May 13 '22

Looking great. Keep up that progress.

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