I recently decided to increase my athleticism by rededicating myself to my workouts and nutrition.I'm going back to school to play basketball. 28 days perfect nutrition. 6 meals a day. Lean meats fruits and vegetables ONLY. Water to drink. My workout day stared at 4:00 am with sprints and basketball drills. My afternoon was lifting and more drills. Lifting consisted of 4 lifts plus body weight isometric squats.
1 arm standing military press- 1 rep max 105 bent over row 1 rep max- 255lbs strict form chin up 1 rep max wide grip- 120 lbs dip 1 rep max - 135 lbs longest iso 3:55 starting weight 217lbs end weight 204 lbs vert. no step start 30 vert. no step end 32.5 What do you guys think?
My point was that the OP is a basketball player, who is interested in getting better at basketball. That is a completely legitimate goal and I hope he succeeds. That is why I said what I did. What is the point of giving a rating to someone who doesn't lift with the criteria of this forum in mind.
the manner of his workouts shouldnt even be a consideration. the only thing that matters is how his physique looks. if someone gets ripped and muscular by doing a bodybuilder workout, by doing pushups and jumping jacks, or by flipping tires, what difference does it make? so what if his goal is to be a better basketball player? we're supposed to rate the physique, not the workout routine.
are you saying if lebron james posted here, you would give him no rating (or a bad rating) because he doesnt train for bodybuilding?
Nice job OP on increasing the vert. Looking ripped. You set a goal and accomplished it. Time for another bulk. I think you need another 20lb tho, it's hard for us tall guys to fill out. Keep up the good work.
I actually disagree with bones on this, he does have a good physique, in some aspects. Well I think he deserves more of a 5 then what he's got. Also, he may be training for basketball, but from the lifts he posted bodybuilding is obviously also on his mind. I've played football, soccer, hockey, tennis, lacrosse, badminton and basketball and everytime I trained for that sport at the time I was doing it, not one of those times was I not wanting to look better from a bodybuilding standpoint. So while he trains for basketball, I'm sure bodybuilding is also on his mind, like it is with almost all people who go to the gym.
If the OP hadn't posted the before pic my opinion would probably be different. The fact that he cut weight, to his current state, is not conducive to bodybuilding goals. If the OP is trying to get bigger than he made a mistake by cutting weight. If he is not trying to get bigger than I really don't know what to say.