Your body before you started lifting/exercising.

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    Apr 12, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    What did you guys look like before starting an exercise/diet plan? I want to see if there is someone who looks similar to me, so I can get more motivated. Also just for discussion and to hopefully see sexy pics icon_wink.gif

    I'm naturally twinkish, in that if I don't eat large quantities of food or do something out of staying sedentary, my body will just stay the same. Apparently I have a broad back compared to my waist though.
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    Apr 12, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
    I have a "before" picture in my profile. Just a skinny #115 mofo icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    You'll have to give me a year. I just started 3/12
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    Apr 12, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
    Fat torso, skinny arms and legs. Basically the ideal physique for a before pic.
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    Apr 12, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    Pretty new

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    Apr 13, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
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    Apr 13, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
    I think I am my own before pic, unless you want even before that?
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    Apr 13, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
    Before:

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  • johninmiami

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    Apr 13, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
    I hate how the ectomorphs have all the beef without working at it.It aint muscle but it looks ok until they get past 30 or so.I worked out hard read a lot in my 20's and 30's but never got huge or even very big.At my best just a skinny guy with muscles-that was never much of a turn on I think big guys gave me what I want cuz they "knew" I'd have a big dick.I was so lucky.But only once got the bf with the legs I wanted and he still loves me though we probably wont be getting back together.He likes em real young.haha.Men are really shallow me included I hope my next life Im straight.No ,they hae to work so hard to get laid while guys are cheaper than a hello and drink.I think I 'll hope to be beefier and taller next life.Yeah!
  • DCEric

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    Apr 13, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    Me, just before I started lifting.
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    Apr 13, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    Round 1 (twenties): skinny-fat
    Round 2 (late 40s): PEAR SHAPE MAN-BOOBED FAT
  • DarkWoods

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    Apr 13, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
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    This was me before lifting and protein shakes.
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    Apr 13, 2014 4:08 AM GMT
    LC92 saidWhat did you guys look like before starting an exercise/diet plan? I want to see if there is someone who looks similar to me, so I can get more motivated. Also just for discussion and to hopefully see sexy pics icon_wink.gif

    I'm naturally twinkish, in that if I don't eat large quantities of food or do something out of staying sedentary, my body will just stay the same. Apparently I have a broad back compared to my waist though.


    Lean/twinkish is hot.

    Mine was meh. I earned great legs by cycling... Started in the mid-90s, doing the AIDS Ride from SF to LA, for charity. I stuck with it, got lean. Started lifting, running. I will never be "built" but I can carve up a lean bod, even at the tender age of 47. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 13, 2014 9:10 AM GMT
    LC92 saidWhat did you guys look like before starting an exercise/diet plan? I want to see if there is someone who looks similar to me, so I can get more motivated. Also just for discussion and to hopefully see sexy pics icon_wink.gif

    I'm naturally twinkish, in that if I don't eat large quantities of food or do something out of staying sedentary, my body will just stay the same. Apparently I have a broad back compared to my waist though.


    I grew up on a ranch in The Sandhills of Nebraska. As such, there was always an abundance of corn, potatoes, beef, and garden vegetables. (The Plains States aren't much for fried and sweet food, like Southerners.)

    It was the usual work on a typical ranch. As a freshman in high school (1974), I weighed around 135 pounds at 5'5". I'll be in my 40'th year of lifting in September.

    I'm a classic mess-endo somatotype, and I've always been a hardy eater. When I was in my college weight class I was around 185. When I was 28, I was 230# and The NSCA, based in Lincoln, NE, studied me because of my exceptional development. Although AAS were not illegal until 1991 (legend drugs from 1988 to 1991), I never was involved in that in my youth. I.e., I'm not what I am because of a jug of goodies. I eat hard. I train smart. It's all science to me, and I study it nearly every day.

    Getting big is all about calories and understand the proper training method for a particular look. Genes play a big factor, but, so do a lot of other thing.

    9 months ago today, I had an elective triple CABG (open heart surgery coranory bypass graft). Baylor Heart Hospital calls me one of their most successful patients ever, and followed up with me as recently as last night. My cardiologist has encouraged me to compete again this August, and, as of the moment, I'm planning on competing August 16'th.

    Your somatotype plays a big role in your physical development. I don't have big joints, but, I was and am bigger than the vast majority of folks my height and age, and that's been true for nearly 40 years.

    I've seen many young men learn the power of calories, and completely change the way the look. Most notable was my ex roommate of nearly 4 years, whom I met here (via him sending me a mail on RJ) in 2007, who weighed 135 at 5'8" when we first met and gained 85 pounds in just five months. (Logan is a type 1 diabetic, smart as a whip, has a great work ethic, is coachable, and very disciplined. We made lemonade from his lemons, and it could not have made him happier.)

    If you're thin, or have small joints, there's no real harm there. You'll likely outlive many folks, but...genes play a huge factor in all that. The number one killer, of course, is obesity.. High blood pressure is always something you should abate, because if you don't it will kill you. And...tobacco use is just plain silly. Exercise, and maintaining hormone levels will help you live to a ripe old age....and...having good mental health. 3 things...really...diet, exercise, and mental health. If you're a closet case, and have low esteem..it quite literally can kill you. Stress kills people. Lack of exercise kills people. Lack of hormone kills people. It's a balancing act for many, but, for others...well, they're just plain lazy. (Try having all your ribs broken and lifting weights just two weeks later.)

    So, to answer your question,...I've been a stud nearly all my adolescence and adult life. (I'm also gifted upstairs, but, that often can be more a pain that a strong thing.)

    As far as motivation, do it not for a particular look, but, because it feels good, and, learn how to do it on your own. The traits of independence, confidence, having a plan, executing a plan, discipline, are all traits that will better nearly every part of your life.

    And, don't fret...you're not ugly, and you're out. You'll be fine.
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    Apr 13, 2014 10:47 AM GMT
    Well I started weight training at age 17 and at the time my chest, back and arms were smaller and flat with not much shape to them. Based on your pics you have potential to get bigger on your upper body. My legs have always had thick muscular thigh size and had a nice shape on them thanks to my genetics. My waist line as my mother would say was always neat small size.
    Once you put in the work and continue to read and get more information in regards to working out and eating correctly you will be fine.
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    Apr 13, 2014 2:34 PM GMT
    I was born thin and stayed that way until I leared to lift weights in high school. The water polo coaches in h.s. and college taught us all how to mold our bodies. They led us through work outs and told us what to eat. You burn so many calories playing polo that you're always scarfing down extra food. Since those undergrad days, I've pretty much continued working out in much the same way and I've tried to take very good care of myself.
  • sideout

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    Apr 13, 2014 2:57 PM GMT
    I was always super active but I was a heavy kid. 235 coming out of high school into this picture. Happy to say things have changes a little bit icon_smile.gif

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  • Sentinel53

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    Apr 18, 2014 4:16 AM GMT


    I was 23 in that picture. Lost around 40 Kgs since then, personal trainers, breakfast and wraps gave me the ass I have today icon_cool.gif

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  • Apr 18, 2014 4:23 AM GMT
    Here's me in high school: attachment.php?attachmentid=1476701&d=12

    I remember I thought I was big because I had abs, haha.
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    I found an old ID card that said I weighed 145 lbs in college. All I can remember about it is I thought I was fat. And had no chest. There don't seem to be many extant photos. Never been much into photographing myself, nor was anybody else.

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  • RaggedyMan

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    Apr 18, 2014 6:41 AM GMT
    360 to 215lbs. It's been a few years but can't imagine being that heavy again.
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    Apr 18, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
    I weighed 133 pounds... Now I'm 162-165 Lbs. I used to run cross country and track in high school, but now I just weight train. It's been a long journey, and I'm proud of myself for my physical achievements. I first started lifting because I had a huge crush on my old friend, but now that I think about it, I really did it for my personal health and dignity.