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    I have been visiting the board for awhile and have read some good advice, but have never posted, so I thought what the hell. This is probably the best shape I have been since late 20’s. I have been on a slow/deliberate cutting cycle and hopefully still progressing (have another 4wks). My weakness, like a lot of others, is dieting. I knew when I began that dieting would be my “Everest”, so I gave myself approximately 16wks.

    My goal is to get and stay as symmetrical as possible; trying to get everything to gel by [40]. Str8flexed from bb.com has helped a lot even though he’s a cranky bastard: 2-3wks before his contest so it’s understandable – hunger does that <grin>. Any comments or feedback? Can use all the help I can get.

    Stats: Natural
    Ht: 5’7”
    Bf%; 8-10%
    Wt: 160-163 (fluctuates)
    Chest: 40”
    Arms: 13 ½
    Waist: 30 ¼
    Age: 39 (40 – 8/24)
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    IS THAT YOUR REAL AGE!!!! your looking pretty good for 40(no offence i'm 29 in august) i hope to look that ripped or at least be able to achieve that condition at any age. great results!

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    You look very lean, muscle mass looks good also. I was wondering why you have no visable abs though as lean as you are. Do you train abs? This is not a flame but just trying to help a fellow brother of iron out.

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    Awsome, you've definately gotten much leaner. Your waistline is tiny! Awsome job man! YOu ever think of doing a master's competition. YOu could do well in a natural show!

    Peace

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    Tedmax195 - Yep 39, will be 40 August. No offence taken.

    Rocket - Constructive criticism is what I am looking for (not taken as a flame – thick skin). I have always had trouble displaying a six pack (haven’t given up). I work Abs 2-3x a week. In the past, I used weights, but my abs began to extend beyond the abdominal plane, which gave me that rounded look; I prefer a flatter look. I’ll try to prioritize the abs more and maybe when I get a little leaner, the abs will be more visible. Maybe go back to weights once a week and see you it goes.

    Routine (varies but this one is used consistently): 1st group compound set (3x) w/60-90sec rest / 2nd compound (2x) w/45sec rest between sets: 1st - Hanging knee raises, Lat Machine rope crunches, Knee-ins (off bench), Russian twists / 2nd - Swiss ball extensions w/bridge, Bent-over Broom twists. SUGGESTIONS?

    Str8 – Thanks Man! Means a lot and gives me motivation. I am considering doing a master’s competition next year. Law school will be out of the way (end of Aug) and I can focus better and devote more time to bringing up my weak points. Hey, you think I bugged you before (PM) just wait – kidding.

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    feel free to bug me as much as you want, i don't mind helping.
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    Originally posted by str8flexed
    Awsome, you've definately gotten much leaner. Your waistline is tiny! Awsome job man! YOu ever think of doing a master's competition. YOu could do well in a natural show!

    Peace
    Shit that's a good idea, Flynn you should look into that. This board should give you all the knowledge you need to compete i know that a few members compete and are always willing to give advice.

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    You look great man, excellent job

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    You look excellent for 40 and your arms look much larger than 13.5 inches! Keep up the hard work.

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    I definately agree with the guys, you look awesome.

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    You look great man. What did you diet down from? Also what is your goal after your cutting cycle?

    Im going to agree diet is the hardest part, but its a HUGE part no doubt.

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    A_Nice

    I dieted down from, I believe 172-174lbs. In the back compared pic, I was approx. 165-167lbs on May 5 (slow process). After cutting, I'll try to maintain for the rest of summer and then try to add more lean mass in the fall; bringing up lagging parts (arms/upper chest).

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    You look awesome.

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    Dude, awesome side-tricep pose! I just turned 30, and I hope I look as fit as you in 10 more years...

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    You look great, very lean. I'd try and add a little more size in your shoulders and arms and work those traps! How about a pict of your wheels.
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    Thanks Guys (all). Your comments/suggestions keep me going and motivated to improve!

    Carlos_E - I'll see what I can do about a pic of the wheels. Thanks for the feedback.

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    You said you had thick skin. Maybe thats why you can't see your abs! ;-)

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    Wow, I didn't think the old abs were "that bad" and if you look close, you can see abs (look close) <grin>!

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    wow man your look awsome especially that tricept pose wow

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    The delts in the first back pic looks awesome!

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    That's a tiny waistline, makes a nice V shape!

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    i got 17 inch arms weight at 200 lbs and my arms dont look as big as yours whats uup?

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    man i would love for my back to be that ripped. good work and keep it up

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