PROGRESS PIC ALERT!
I did a bulking cycle last semester and while I did gain some muscle, I also gained more fat than I wanted too. I have cut a bit (somewhat unintentionally
) and am now at a decent bodyfat. I have kept gains in my upper back and the outer sweep of my quads, and my waist is tight again (it ballooned a couple inches, it was depressing). I think this makes me effectively look bigger than I have in the past, but according to the scale I'm lighter and leaner than I have been in a long time.
I haven't stepped on the scale in ages, I have just been going by the mirror. I stepped on the scale today and was unpleasantly suprised, to say the least, even though I think I look okay. I could've sworn I weighed more but that could be the mirror playing tricks on me due to a fairly low bodyfat.
So time to take action. I'm upping cals now and changing the diet a bit, from the recommendations of some people I respect and that I have communicated with/learned from. I'm not afraid to say I don't know as much as I want to, primarily in regards to diet, but am open to learning along the way.
Here is what is going to be the "before" pics of a dedicated bulking cycle where I will try to stay pretty lean and mass up till about 175 pounds by vegan vacation.
By the way these photos are totally UNpumped, right before bed, got ambitious, put my posing suit on, and snapped some quick photos using a bottle of baby powder and a cup to balance my camera on timer mode... you can guess it was hard to pose like this. I'll get some good shots once I can convince someone to take them!
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO...
The teardrops are picky, they chose when they want to come out or not like the weather
I made the kissy face for veganpotter.
Here is some version of a "most muscular" although I don't think this is my most impressive pose. Would have looked better if I did a set or two of pushups beforehand, but I'm trying to get to bed here. LOL.
There you go folks. Here's to bulking and good ole extreme gemma.