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Sam's progress

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:08 pm
by sosso
I thought I'd start a thread with some photos of my progress. I really am just starting and at the moment I'm focusing on improving my fitness through swimming. I also do some work on my arms, shoudlers and abs with resistance bands, push ups, sit ups, pull ups etc.. just bodyweight exercises for now.

Here are some photos from 2 weeks ago -



Here are some from today.. not much difference, but I'm definitely feeling a lot fitter since I've been swimming at least 1000m every second day and working with the resistance bands.





I am 6' and 70 kg in these photos (154 lb).

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:38 pm
by BodhiDave85
Great results for just 2 weeks! Keep it up!

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:45 pm
by sosso
Thanks! :D

I just realised the new photos are mirrored... but I guess it doesn't matter too much

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:39 am
by Tasha
Great work ! :D

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:47 pm
by veganpotter
Great work...keep up the swimming.

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:08 pm
by lelle
your chest definitely looks better! keep up the good work :)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:23 pm
by Warlock
Not much progress, but what do you expect over a twee week period?

Save these pictures and take some new ones over 6 months. Good luck!

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:22 am
by sosso
Any progress?



Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:30 pm
by phillipeb
dude good job you can tell a great deal of difference, makes me want to start swimming.

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:27 pm
by tuc
A lot of mass gain in arms and chest, and you're starting to have a nice V-shape so lats are developing too. Great work!

How is your body weight doing? I'd say a couple lbs up at least.

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:42 pm
by sydneyvegan
Some Definite Progress there.
Chest has more thickness and arms are bigger.

So whereabouts do you live?
Just wondering if you will keep swimming in Winter?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:21 pm
by sosso
Thanks for the replies. I am feeling a lot better! On top of the swimming and resistance work I've been cycling quite a bit lately. I really don't have much of a routine.. I just do as I please and try to mix it up a bit.

To be completely honest the main motivation behind getting into better shape was the fact that I'm going to America to see my girlfriend in around 4 weeks! :wink: haha.. I haven't seen her since December last year, so it gave me a bit of time to do something.

I live in Newcastle and I usually swim in an indoor pool, so I can keep doing that throughout winter.

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:52 pm
by Richard
Pow, your biceps look pumped, you're in good shape. I'd really like it if you didn't punch me in the balls

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:06 pm
by sosso
Haha don't worry, I won't.. I'm a nice person!

Re: Sosso's progress

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:53 am
by sosso
Just signed up to my university's gym for 12 months. I'm going to take advantage of their olympic sized indoor pool, gym and rock climbing wall :D

I think actually having the membership is going to keep me more motivated to train because I want to make the most of it since I'm paying for it.

I've been eating better than ever lately and feeling great. I just bought Veganomicon and I'm trying out some new recipes which is exciting.