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    Critique me (updated)

    Be Brutal if you must. I wanna know where i stand.
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    235lbs
    9 - 10% BF.
    47inch chest
    17 1/4 inch Calves
    27 1/4 inch thighs
    17 1/2 inch Arms
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    Last edited by TallB4Small; 05-02-2005 at 12:08 PM.

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    got a build similiar to mine, nice to be that tall but takes alot more weight to get a big look....ur born in 84 so u got alot of time to grow....im guessing natural?

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    work on ur traps and forarms...

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    Natural except for one Var cycle. 6weeks, didnt see any size really, mostly strength, i was up to about 250lbs at like 13 - 14%. I cant really live like that haha. I used to be overweight when i was a kid, so even a small amount of fat bothers me.

    P.S. Nice to know im not the only tall guy in this world

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    I'd say bring up the traps and inner-pecs. Your calves are proportional to your upper arms and the wheels look good.
    p.s. -- nice toilet seat.

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    p.s. -- nice toilet seat.

    HAHA, thanks, my moms bought it for me.
    I wanted the green one, but ill take what i can get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatRite
    work on ur traps and forarms...

    thats what i was gonna say.


    looks good bro, nice and thick

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    looking gd just need to get some size on the traps.

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    Man i bust my ASS on my traps, and i cant get any growth, i shrug alot of weight, i do slow reps with dumbells, and i still get nothing. Anyone wanna share some tips of what they do for their traps?

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    deadlifts, for traps

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    Ya i read how deadlifts can help your traps grow, by letting the weight hang?

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    work on your bicep thickness and length...your traps...and blow up that chest brother. Side crunches may help too and so would squats

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallB4Small
    Ya i read how deadlifts can help your traps grow, by letting the weight hang?

    just do regular deads, itll hit traps and arms/forearms

    i also get good trap burn from barbell shrugs and t-bar rows.

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    Tbar for traps brotha

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    Var. of shrugs w/ barbell behind back, upright rows(making sure to shrug shoulders at top). In order...forearms, traps, lengthen biceps, chest, lats
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    def. hit traps otherwise great base to start cutting.

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    Looking good..... now go get a tan!

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    You have a good base but you definitely need a lot more thickness, and that will come with time and training intensity. You definitely need to hit your upper traps brother. Try behind the back barbel shrugs on a smith machine etc... Also the delts need work (posterior and lateral specifically).

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    I kinda enjoy that pasty Glow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallB4Small
    Man i bust my ASS on my traps, and i cant get any growth, i shrug alot of weight, i do slow reps with dumbells, and i still get nothing. Anyone wanna share some tips of what they do for their traps?

    I run the rack with dumbells, starting as heavy as I can go for about 6, and do that twice as the last excercise of my shoulder workout

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    work on the legs esp calves

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    Your back looks great, the only thing you're really missing is overall mass. I know it's hard being as tall as you are, so you've done a great job so far. Stick to the heavy compound movements, deads, squat and flat bench are a must. Just remember to keep eating.

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    Looking good bro...
    All i see that could change are your arms, could use a little more size.... Keep up!

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    Can someone please explain to me what size your thighs need to be?....
    Like calves I know are supposed to be in proportion to your arms.
    What is the rule on thighs?

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    Can someone please explain to me what size your thighs need to be?....
    Like calves I know are supposed to be in proportion to your arms.
    What is the rule on thighs?

    ......in proportion to your calves

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    like your arms should be same size as calves, but is there a rule to go by as far as thighs go?

    Or just what looks right compared to your calves?

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    I think outer quad sweep should equal..or be in line with.. shoulder width.

    Um.. i agree on the deadlift-traps issue... I think they're that effective for two reasons:
    1. the uppermost part of the deadlift is a shrug (tho leg-thrust assisted, the muscle overload is at least twice that of the conventional shrug..due to the weight being at least twice that of the conventional shrug)
    2. The exagerrated stretching inclusive... exclusive to the deadlift-movement.

    Physique critique...nothing really negative. Overall mass would benefit you. Um.. individually...your traps and arms as a whole as the other said...upper pecs and outer thighs.

    Your Lats are wicked wide from the rear...good stuff bro

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    Thanks Narkissos....

    I want everyone to know i just Blasted my Legs and Traps at the Gym, I had a great workout, consisted of Dead Lifts & Slow Shrugs with a 3 second pause at the top... Among other things...

    Thanks for all your comments guys, i appreciate them!

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    (updated) any progress?

    Hey guys its been a little while since i posted my pics last, just wanted to see if anyone thinks im making progress on the legs...
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    I might be crazy, but they looked a little better in th 1st pic. I don't know, I do know you're doing pretty d@mn good on quads for a guy your height! An old training partner of mine was 6'6" and he had chicken legs and 19.5 in upper arms. He always whined about how his legs wouldn't grow. He would wear them out for a month or two and then get frustrated and give up and not show up on leg day at all. He needs to look at your thread for some inspiration!

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    man i know my legs are bigger now but i agree they do look better in the other pics... i think its cause i had a tan then and less bf, but strength wise, im squating and pressing way more, so they have to be bigger?

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    Try front squats on smith machine and if your hack squat machine will allow, try facing the pad. It will increase your squat dramatically. Keep up the good work.

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    You look good bro.

    You look a lot better than many of the tall guys I have seen bro!

    Good work, man.

    Keep hitting the calves and traps.

    You are on your way!

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    keep up the good work!!!

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