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the_next_arnold
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front double bi opinions ???????

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the_next_arnold
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back double bi opinions

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bhetz864
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Tumbles wrote:
Schlenkatank wrote:
A lot more stats are needed.
How old are you?
What are your lifts?

Anyway, you're a tad to brown methinks.


I really don't mean to be an asshole - serious question. Why do things like age or lifts matter in judging someone's physique?


because we need it to give them serious recommendations to bring up weak points in the future.

Really does look like the head is photoshopped though...

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ben_joven
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jehovasfitness wrote:
You need serious size, while you've done a great job on getting lean, your head is way too big for your body.

Lower back looks very odd compared to the rest of your back.



um, constructive criticism?

Not much a guy can do about head size except bulk up his delts and back.

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Singingbear78
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Growing_Boy wrote:
I first saw this and said, "hey its that one dood" Then I read JF's post and laughed at his brutal honesty. The I just LOL'ed all the way. I still am reading Dixies post ROFLMFAO!!!

X2 ROFL

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ben_joven wrote:
jehovasfitness wrote:
You need serious size, while you've done a great job on getting lean, your head is way too big for your body.

Lower back looks very odd compared to the rest of your back.



um, constructive criticism?

Not much a guy can do about head size except bulk up his delts and back.


Great progress btw...

Just curious...how do you plan to cut to preprare for comp?

Just interested in pre-comp cutting workouts and diets...

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the_next_arnold
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i will start incoperating cardio adding fat burners and reducing calories week by week . i keep the training heavy but last few weeks i add in some machines 2 deplete totally and 2 avoid injury

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the_next_arnold
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this is how i am looking now going 2 compete in july

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bushidobadboy
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From what I can see, you look great, but lets see some proper shots my man!

EDIT: Awesome lat development/appearance. My major weakpoint is lats :(

BBB

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CNK827
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waylanderxx wrote:
Growing_Boy wrote:
DixiesFinest wrote:
wtf is with that second picture....those eyes...eating my soul....

LMAO!! SOME FUNNY SHIT!


Oh man I'm crying right now rofl, fuckin hilarious.


HAHAHA

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IamMarqaos
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How is he given only a 4.4?
Looking solid and good attitude.
Keep it up!

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SkyNett
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Tremendous improvements. Fantastic job.

Well done taking that initial negativity and using it as motivation. Clearly a huge difference in your physique. Keep up the good work!! : )

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the_next_arnold
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thanks guys 12 weeks out now this is how i look

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roguevampire
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Schlenkatank wrote:
Tumbles wrote:
Schlenkatank wrote:
A lot more stats are needed.
How old are you?
What are your lifts?

Anyway, you're a tad to brown methinks.

I really don't mean to be an asshole - serious question. Why do things like age or lifts matter in judging someone's physique?


Well, to be honest it's just a point of reference. If he was 19 vs. 24 the advice and critique would be a little different. Also, your lifts can speak worlds about what body parts are actually lagging. If he could bench 300, and only squat 200, that would be a lot more telling than a photograph.




What does age have to do with anything? If your training for size, power,etc... there are certain ways to train. Age has no relevance at all with regards to that. A 75 yr old would need to train the same way as a 25 yr old, if he want to get bigger. People need to stop giving age power over you. age exists solely within your own mind, no place else.

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Tatsu
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So physiology doesn't play a role in age?

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roguevampire
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Tatsu wrote:
So physiology doesn't play a role in age?


Not nearly as much as we think it does. If people grew up and lived in a society were it was taught that age is irrelevant to anything. we age, cause we believe and have been conditioned for thousands of years that we have to age.

What if we were taught that age is merely a number and we only age if we allow ourselves to age. I feel that sort of mind set would be seeing people live farrrrrr longer than they do now. there will be a day where people live in the hundreds.

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Vagina Whisperer
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roguevampire wrote:
Tatsu wrote:
So physiology doesn't play a role in age?


Not nearly as much as we think it does. If people grew up and lived in a society were it was taught that age is irrelevant to anything. we age, cause we believe and have been conditioned for thousands of years that we have to age.

What if we were taught that age is merely a number and we only age if we allow ourselves to age. I feel that sort of mind set would be seeing people live farrrrrr longer than they do now. there will be a day where people live in the hundreds.


Listen to him...he's knows because his soul is over 300 years old...much like his avatar!

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the_next_arnold
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10 weeks out

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bignate
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the_next_arnold wrote:
10 weeks out



so much improvement from the first page! nice work man keep it up, post some full shots before/after the contest if ya can.

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ds1973
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Barring the idiotic comments, this is a pretty good RMP. Poster comes in, looking small, yet cut. Gets feedback, comes back after a couple years and posts some great progress pics. Good job OP!

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louiek
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roguevampire wrote:
Tatsu wrote:
So physiology doesn't play a role in age?


Not nearly as much as we think it does. If people grew up and lived in a society were it was taught that age is irrelevant to anything. we age, cause we believe and have been conditioned for thousands of years that we have to age.

What if we were taught that age is merely a number and we only age if we allow ourselves to age. I feel that sort of mind set would be seeing people live farrrrrr longer than they do now. there will be a day where people live in the hundreds.


Younger people get more out of low rep work than older lifters do.

I'm talking 50+ at a minimum, of course, but it's still true that once you're in the "masters" division, as it were, you'll benefit more from 5 reps than you would from 1-3 reps due to the decrease in muscle mass as you age. Many people who train older athletes train find that training in 4-6 for all strength work is far more effective than hitting singles and triples.

Note: I'm talking about natural lifters, who don't have that extra help to get them to build muscle, recover, and replace hormones.

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Lonnie123
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hahaha, this dude got jacked! Awesome work man, very cool to see a success story.

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the_next_arnold
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6 weeks out of my next show

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the_next_arnold
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back double bicep at 71kg

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2 weeks out from my next comp at 69kg

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