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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:19 pm 
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nice job tuc! It's great to see other make such progress. It keeps me motivated and wanting more and more. Definitely your arms and upper back made a major transition. I look forward to watching for more updates as the months go by. I wouldn't worry about the "lean" aspect. You look great and the size is coming on. It is not like you aren't bulking up; your body is definitely changing and getting bigger. I feel like when you just start out, no matter what you do, getting size and mass comes naturally for the first 8 months without any problems whatsoever.

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What exercises and their reps are you doing per week to increase arm size? I have puny arms also. :(


I do a lot of bicep curls and overhead press with dumbbells or a curl bar.

I also do barbell rows with a curl bar and lying tricep extensions with a kettlebell or a dumbbell.

I used to do something like 3-4 sets of 8 reps but now I'm trying to do many moves with 5 x 5 technique. I can already do 5 x 5 bicep curls with a curl bar with ~ 100 lbs. 8)

I also got ~ 175 lbs up from bench press. It's already a cople of lbs more than I weight so at least I'm doing something right.

Oh, and thanks L&G, Zack, Troy and Robert! There's nothing more motivating than getting feedback of some of my very favorite people here! I think this forum has had a huge influence in me and it's all thanks to the wonderful users (and admins too of course :))!

PS. As I don't want to bump my progress topic all the time, I'll also use my avatar to keep track of my progress. Hope it doesn't annoy anyone.

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OK, it's been almost a month from the last pic I uploaded in this topic. I've gained only a few lbs and my results are a bit better (some problems with my right wrist & shoulder but nothing serious I guess). I think I look a bit larger than before, but some of the muscle I've gained has gone in my legs which are still damn skinny.

Hope you won't be disturbed by me not having shaved my armpits recently. :oops:

6th March 2008:

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Arms are looking great!

Keep it up!

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You look good man. Arms are nice and judging by the current development and shape of your lats, i'd say they have the potential to really stand out as they grow.

When you pose though, keep those arms higher, you let them sag down a little. Lift them up high and parallel to the ground; be proud of what you have, you earned it!

It would help to compare also, if you repost the before pictures side by side next to new pictures taken, to compare.

keep up the good work!

p.s. lovin the hair..

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You asked for comparative pics, here you go! Sorry for posting new pics all the time even though I haven't gained like 20lbs every time I post but I'm so damn thrilled to see me grow that I want to share it with you guys since you're the ones who inspired me to start bulking up in the first place and you're the ones who motivate me all the time!

The first one is me a couple of weeks after I started working out. The second is from today.

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Here's also a shoulder/bicep pic. I also have a fatty belly from all the eating! 8)

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edit: yep, I'm leftie... :)

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Dude, monster gains, it looks like you put a muscle suit the old body. Chest is popping out and is massive, arms are swol as if they have a permanent pump. Seems like you are a lefty, like me?? :D Left arm is bigger than the right.

You are the perfect example of what a person should look like when they are trying to gain muscle. I've said it to you before and i'll say it again; if anyone needs to know what's up, I suggest they ask you for advice. This is the result of actually eating and training hard and consistently.

Great job brother, you make me want to hit the gym and lift as hard as I can, thank you for posting progress!!!!!!

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Another month, another pic. I'm once again a couple lbs bigger than before and a lot stronger.

Brinin' on the forearm veins:

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...and DAMN I look so small in the first pics in this thread. So tiny. :shock:

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A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!!!!

Keep going man, this is awesome!

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TUC!!!!!!!!!!!!! My main man and one of my favorite bbers on this forum bc you bring the pain and really know how to eat.

What can I say, Those forearms are looking sick. For a second there I though you were doing pullups but I realize it's an EZ Curl bar and your curling.

I feel like we need to start a forearm photo thread. Seeing everyone's on this forum has really got me craving massive swol veiny forearms. I may just have to start one and crop out all the pics to highlight the forearms of those who thit em hard and post.

Your chest is solid, the whole package bro. Your progress and determination is a huge motivation for me and has to be for anyone who passes by vbbf. Way to represent.

Robert, I can't help but be reminded of I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T. everytime you write A.W.E.S.O.M.E. on a post. I wonder if that is where the influence came from? :)

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I think it is where it comes from ;)

I agree, tuc is awesome! Another really positive guy like You, Mike and others that keep this place going.

Great forearms man!!!! It's veining down your arms!

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Thanks rob and L&G, you're too kind! I feel great if I really can motivate people. This forum gives me all the motivation I need to pump harder and harder every day.Bigger plates, more plates, more reps, more veins!

My progression must be visible, since other people notice it without asking:

I was at my friend's housewarming party yesterday with a tight t-shirt and I got told by several people that my arms have grown a lot! One guy asked me what on earth was I eating and some of my friends were kidding of me using steroids because I grow so fast. It's all good, they know I would never use such things.

I also noticed that when we went to a club for a while, a large majority of men have smaller arms than I do. It's something totally new to me and I love it! :D

L&G, we really need a forearm thread. I'll create one if no one else does!

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Thanks mannherz, I'm tryin as hard as I can.


Another comparison pic here just to show my progress:

21. January 2008 with very good lighting

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26. April 2008 with poor lighting

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I think I'm a bit bigger in the "after" pic.

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Hey, sorry it took so long to comment. I saw this post earlier but to be honest with you, after I pulled up the thread and viewed the back attack, I got scared and ran away from my computer. Finally got the courage to come back and say good job!

Perhaps it's the way you are posing or something but it seems like your right side muscles (lat and bicep) are growing alot quicker than your left side. They appeared to be more balanced in the before pic. Is it just me? Do you do and dumbell rows or isolation type movements or mostly barbell work. Regardless, you look fantastic, just wanted to give you a lil heads up.

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tuc wrote:

Hope you won't be disturbed by me not having shaved my armpits recently.


:? Pretty normal for a male to not shave them, don't you think?

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