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#1 Postby adamx » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:06 pm

I've been vegan for 3 or 4 years now.. not sure to be exactly. Never in my whole life been over 150 pounds. I just decided to try to gain some weight last month, and i'm up a few odd pounds (145 +/-). Anyways, heres the before pictures.

3/14/2008
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140 pounds:
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These are really just to hold me accountable :D I've barely posted on here, so I figured this would be a good way to get started.

The last year or so I focused on bodyweight movements.. Weighted pullups and dips, one arm pushups, one leg squats, handstand pushups, etc. Now I've switched almost entirely to barbell movements. Currently my weekly workouts include squats, bench press, overhead press, rows, weighted pull/chinups, weighted dips, and deadlifts. I'm new to almost all of these movements (only been doing most of them for a month or less.

Currently i'm doing 5x5 3 times a week with the following weights, adding 5 pounds to each workout (+2.5# to pulls/chins/dips, +20# to the deadlift until it gets hard)

Squat: 160
Bench Press: 130
Press: 80
Rows: 125
Deadlift: 185
Pullups: 25
Dips: 35

Most of these numbers are going up pretty quick. I started low to get used to the workload before it actually gets heavy. Can't wait to see where I stand in a few months. My goal is 160 for now. Maybe more in the future.. :lol:

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#2 Postby robert » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:11 pm

Awesome!

Great to have you here. You are shredded! Good definition and I'm sure size will follow quickly and often.

All the best man. Keep rockin!

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#3 Postby Marcina » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:55 am

You look awesome! Lots of lean muscle definition! Keep up the good work :)

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#4 Postby robert » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:14 am

Your calves are awesome dude!


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#5 Postby tuc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:34 am

Wow! Superb definition!

Your biceps are really really nice and you have huge forearms!

BTW, at first glance I thought that you were listing your pb's in kg there... anyway, you are damn good at pullups and dips!

Good luck reaching 160lbs! I'll be checking your progress, you're going to look even better than now!
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#6 Postby I'm Your Man » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:12 am

nice definition and pretty decent size for mostly bodyweight training. You're gonna really impressive gains with weightlifting.
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#7 Postby adamx » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:32 am

tuc wrote:BTW, at first glance I thought that you were listing your pb's in kg there... anyway, you are damn good at pullups and dips!


Its sort of frustrating not lifting much weight, but i'm not letting it get to me in the gym. I've already failed both bench press and overhead press at a measly 130 and 80 pounds, respectively. I figure I can't expect much, never touching the bench press until a month or two ago and wanting to lift a lot.

The numbers aren't PB's, thats just what I did last workout. I'm going to take a few days off and test 1RM's mid-may.

Next tuesdays workout will be a good one, as it'll be the first time i've squatted 175 and also the first day i've deadlifted over 200. I'm excited about both of those!

Thanks for the words everyone. I'll try to keep this thing up to date

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#8 Postby Lean and Green » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:50 pm

adamx wrote:Its sort of frustrating not lifting much weight, but i'm not letting it get to me in the gym.
Dude, don't stress it, you look fantastic. Anyhow, Bodybuilding is not necessarily about strength, it's about growing your muscles not lifting for power. Yes you get stronger as a result but imo, only to train with your newfound strength at the optimal rep range levels to grow as much as possible.

Pics tell the tale, you have a great physique and keep very defined. It is very noticeable the mass appeal the after shots have that shows you added muscle.

Good stuff!
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#9 Postby phillipeb » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:25 pm

Woah good job man.

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#10 Postby Dawgbert » Wed May 14, 2008 1:14 am

You are totally ripped! I have to agree that you have a lot of lean muscle and look great. As far as the weights in the gym, it won't be long until your muscles adapt and your lifts skyrocket. Keep it up!

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#11 Postby Neven » Wed May 14, 2008 6:27 am

Pretty good, you have a low body fat for which they say is good for getting more muscle than fat ratio in gaining weight.

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#12 Postby Richard » Wed May 14, 2008 8:05 am

Yo, I am jealous of the before photos
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