testing out my small ass trunks. need to lose some ass fat still. two weeks out now.
-You look awesome (overall).
-Your upper body seems more conditinoned than your legs.
-Your legs look HUGE from every angle, but I think you would need a little bit more separation/dryness in them for your back and side poses.
-Hammies hang from the side is CRAZY. Good job.
-I think you can look even better in the side chest twisting a little bit your torso (something like this foto I'm attaching)
- Your main strong point is that IMHO, you don't have weak ones.
Good job, man.
thanks for the input bud. yeah my legs are vascular and dry when i wake up then after cardio and eating my lower body seems to hold water and what not. i know i still have fat in my glutes and hams to lose. i'm sodium loading right now for then gradually gonna taper it down along with carb deplete to reduce my glycogen levels then carb up at about 200-250g a day for 3 days before the show. i don't normally take in a lot of sodium so i'm holding some more water right now which is scary cause i'm at 196-200 and i need to make sure i'm under 198 for the show. so i hope when i cut water i lose 6-10 pounds. i got a few final week preps from layne nortan's articles and some others i found on the internet. so hopefully it drys me out and keeps me full.
dude, u look freakin awesome. as u say urself, its only the hams and glutes u need to dial in some more. midsection though is great, and ure very well balanced. nothing stands out as a major weak spot which is what its all about. btw, ur chest is freakin awesome. care to give some input on how u train it? actually, i would love to hear how u structure ur training in general.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
here's my training split as of right now......i say that because i change it by how i feel and what my goals are.
monday- chest.....flat barbel bench superset with dumbbell flys, incline dumbell press, slight incline cable flys, dips, incline dumbbell flys
tuesday- back......warm up with pull ups (do untill i get 40), barbell rows squeezing at top (i need more mid back), reverse grip pull downs, rope/straight bar cable pull over (like phil/jay do in fst-7 vid), two arm dumbell rows facing an incline bench or whatever, rack pulls/dead lifts.....sometimes i do deads as my second exercise
wed- quads......leg extension,front squats, leg press, lunges, single leg press, single leg extension.....we don't have a hack squat at our gym....sucks
thurs- arms.....i pick 4 exercises i want to do that day for bi's and 4 for tri's. then alternate between the two.....then do forarms...reverse curls, forearm curls
fri- shoulders....dumbbell press super setted with side laterals, front raises, shrugs whatever kind i feel like doing that day, uprights rows barbell/cable/smith, cable rear flys (i have no idea what they are called), cable side raises, machine rear flys.
sat-hams......seated leg curl, lying leg curl, straight leg deads super setter with dumbell straight leg deads, leg press with my feet way high and as far out as they can go (hits mostly glute and hams)
and right now i do cardio every morning.
Looking fantastic for your first show. I wish I could say I looked that good for mine. 3 shows down and I still don't look that good, haha!
For any front or back "relaxed" pose, keep your heels together and try and force your knees out (while flexing quads if it's front relaxed, and hams/calves/glutes if it's back). This really helps to activate the sweep and will make your wide legs look wider.