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Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:00 pm
by Mellon
Figured I should start one of these 'cuz why the hell not? ;)
So this is me 5 years ago, just starting out. Should be 60-64 kg of bw (132 lbs - 141 lbs)
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Early 2011. The bulk is strong in this one. Maybe around 82 kg (180 lbs). Reached 87 kg (191 lbs) later that year.
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2012 I decided that I still sucked, started to diet down and then built some actual muscle. This could be at 78-82 kg (171-180 lbs)
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These were made earlier this year. About the same weight.
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And these today. Usually between 79 and 80 kg (174-176 lbs).
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Plan is to cut for three weeks beginning next week to reach 74 kg (163 lbs) upon weigh in one last time (IPF national records on the line, so actually worth the effort) and after that not restrict my food intake at all. I'll just eat whenever I'm hungry and train so much that I cannot gain any more fat (worked before). I will compete in the 83 kg (182 lbs) IPF division next year, so I could probably get up to an absolute max of 88 kg (194 lbs), if creatine (which I stop taking 2 weeks out from a comp) accounts for 2 kilos and dehydration will shed another 3 kilos max (I think with 3 kilos less water I would still kinda work). So a LOT of room for improvement. Let's see how it goes.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:51 pm
by C.O.
Nice progress so far. Sounds like you have a strong plan of attack as well. GL.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:14 am
by Mellon
Thanks :)
Got some new pics from Halloween :P
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Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:13 pm
by C.O.
Incredible hulk or human watermelon? I love Halloween. Great costume.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:02 am
by Mellon
Watermelon? Nice idea for the end of off-season! :lol:
Figured I should post my new pics here, too.
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The bulk seems to be going well, though my waistline is suffering somewhat. I am most impressed by how fast my chesticles are catching up. Still a weakness but getting there.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:54 am
by EdensDemise
you are in vegan strength germany right? saw you few times with that crew at the vegan fest at alexanderplatz :D

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:39 pm
by mrbear666
mellon your a beast, i have serious trapezius envy :lol:

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:16 pm
by Mellon
Haha, thanks, I didn't even really train them until recently. At some point they just started groing. I blame heavy deadlifts.
EdensDemise wrote:you are in vegan strength germany right? saw you few times with that crew at the vegan fest at alexanderplatz :D

Yup, that'd be me. I am usually the guy you'll see in every one of our events. Someone has to do it, you know ^^
And also it's nice to be given a stage to show off :lol:

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:50 am
by EdensDemise
Mellon wrote:Haha, thanks, I didn't even really train them until recently. At some point they just started groing. I blame heavy deadlifts.
EdensDemise wrote:you are in vegan strength germany right? saw you few times with that crew at the vegan fest at alexanderplatz :D

Yup, that'd be me. I am usually the guy you'll see in every one of our events. Someone has to do it, you know ^^
And also it's nice to be given a stage to show off :lol:


you guys are an inspiration! seriously..
i would like to know if you still have some of those shirts your crew was selling at the last veganfest.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:00 am
by KingClumsy
Very cool! and pretty damn inspirational.

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:06 pm
by Mellon
Thanks :)
About the shirts: I think we are mostly out (you mean the gorilla ones, right?) but I'll ask.
We will get new ones at some point but we didn't yet decide when that'll be.

Haven't got a progress pic atm but I can tell you, I feel so fat! xD
Probably still got the same bw but neglected abs for some time and may have lost some leg size that went into chesticle and powerbelly weight ;)
Rethought my plans. I now think that I'll bulk slowly until the end of the year and then cut a bit, so I'll not outgrow my weight class.

This year's halloween won't have the best posing pics though, btw. BF and me agreed to go as Khal Drogo and Khalessi. Let's just say that I am not the one wearing the beard :lol:

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:39 pm
by C.O.
Nice, new pics, getting even bigger!

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:38 pm
by Mellon
And planning on keeping it that way :)

Vegan Strength founding member got married this past saturday. Had vegan buffet bulk of the gods. Seems like my stomach was full, so the extra carbs went into those muscles. This was after half a day of binge eating just before sleep:
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why is my head this huge?

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Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:54 pm
by mrbear666
looking strong as f**k mate! 8)

Re: Powerlifting Aesthetics

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:36 pm
by Mellon
mrbear666 wrote:looking strong as f**k mate! 8)

thanks, man!

trained at Silberrücken again and couldn't resist posing a bit. the lighting there is just too perfect!