Started lifting seriously about a year ago. I have the worst genetics imaginable, wide hips, TINY narrow clavicle, was 135lb at 6’2 tall. Im currently at 187lb and i would estimate 14-15% BF. I seem to be different to the normal guy in that my upper body is frail and weak while my legs build pretty easily, i have read before how this is usual when one has wide hips and narrow shoulders.
Another example is i can only do 2 or 3 wide grip pullups yet much smaller and overall weaker guys can do sets of 10, because their muscle is biased to upper body. I suspect that i probably have low test levels, due to genetic lack of muscle, narrow shoulders, ring finger very short, lack of upper body hair, weak facial features etc etc.
But i’ve worked really hard and eaten plenty and this is where i am at so far. Im kind of depressed with my progress because i still look smaller than a beginner, even though i;ve gained so much weight. My lift improvements on 1RM are:
Bench 55 > 160
Squat 60 > 230
Deads 90 > 310
Squats could be a lot better but had hip problems which i seem to have resolved now, expect it to go up pretty fast now. Im training 2 days power, 2 days hypertrophy, upper and lower split. Making decent strength gains at the moment but still look like shit, and probably one of the smallest guys in the gym. I just want to look like a guy that lifts, but at almost 190lbs with 14 inch arms, it seems a long way off.