Muscle Building Progress! Woohoo!!!!!

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    Jan 25, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    I know this is probably nothing to most of the studs on here, but today I flexed in the mirror and I already have a very different looking body than I did about three and a half weeks ago. icon_eek.gif I totally shocked myself. I wasn't really expecting to see any progress for another month or two.

    I think my forearms are a little thicker, my biceps are DEFINITELY bigger (I couldn't believe it!), my shoulders look a little wider, my pectorals actually have definition, my stomach has flattened out some (it was already pretty flat, but now it's flatter), and my abs are popping a little bit.

    I know it sounds dumb, but I was sort of afraid that I would end up working out and never see any progress, or if I did it would just be lean muscle and not any noticeable bulking since I already had some lean muscle just from the cardio I do. icon_lol.gif I'm so $%O)#ing excited!!! I might actually be hot some day. icon_eek.gif That'd kick ass.
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    Jan 25, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    Congratulations are in order then. I can almost remember back when I experienced the same thrill. Well it is/was a thrill because I was so skinny in my teens and early 20's and never never ever thought I'd change. Then the trepidation of actually having to go to a gym in front of other people ..yikes. But yeah when I caught those first signs something was happening I couldn't stop. Well I did stop in my mid late 30's when my back problems downed me, but I'm back at it again.
    Keep going
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    Jan 25, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    That's a great feeling! Congratulations, your hard work is paying off!
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    Jan 25, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    Whether you're 13, or 85, or anywhere in between, if you're untrained, you can expect up to a 80% increase in strength in the first 18 weeks of training with weights. It's to be expected.

    As you become more adapted, the gains come less slowly, but, you have "muscle memory."

    Make sure you eat. Make sure you do some high intensity cardio, too, to improve your cardiac threshold and stay lean.

    Do all your parts, while you're at it. Being unbalanced isn't just not attractive, but, can lead to pain and injury.
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    Jan 26, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidWhether you're 13, or 85, or anywhere in between, if you're untrained, you can expect up to a 80% increase in strength in the first 18 weeks of training with weights. It's to be expected.

    As you become more adapted, the gains come less slowly, but, you have "muscle memory."

    Make sure you eat. Make sure you do some high intensity cardio, too, to improve your cardiac threshold and stay lean.

    Do all your parts, while you're at it. Being unbalanced isn't just not attractive, but, can lead to pain and injury.



    Thanks for the info icon_biggrin.gif. Since I'm not attempting to be hulking huge, I'm hoping now that I'll be able to reach my goals relatively quickly (maybe within a year). Although maybe I'll end up wanting to be a bit bigger than I'm thinking of right now... I am enjoying the added strength I'm finding I have.

    I'm eating tons of food, and I think I've got it better balanced now than I did before. No more dizzy/shaky spells or nauseous feelings.


    I actually have just started ramping up the intensity of my cardio. I hadn't intended to at first, but it felt right. I've been doing low intensity cardio for a long time but now I've started revving it up more and I enjoy it.