currently im 204lbs approx 12-14% bf at 5'9".
would like to be around 210lbs at a little less than 10% bf. i say that because i want to be "lean and mean" but i have no desire or need to be super low/BB contest condition.
images that i keep in mind are van damme (in kickboxer, bloodsport, nowhere to run), stallone (in rambo 3), wahlberg (in fear). i say these are images i keep in mind because i really dont know height/weight/bf%/measurements of these guys, but i think wed all agree that theyre all under 6'. also, i understand that even if i were the same numbers as any one of these guys that doesnt mean wed look the same or even similar, hence the reason these are just images i keep in mind.
ultimately, id like to be pretty jacked, but also have the power to back it up.
my training is mostly full body rountines. started off the full body with CW's TBT then lost focus on the squats, then when i realized that id lost focus i decided id go with CT's OVT for a change. did a week of that and i really missed my full body rountines. so im just getting back into a TBT type rountine. i say TBT type because im just going into the gym picking 4-5 compound moves and lifting heavy for usually 3, every now and then a 4th set.
before i give lift numbers i should explain that i had knee surgery about 4 years ago and ever since it has made me a pussy with squatting. there is really nothing wrong with the knee now, just a mental thing, that i can and will get over.
that being said, current numbers:
i hesitate to put 345lbs for bench and 425+ for deads, but i will not because even though i feel like i can get them, the numbers above are numbers that i actually have done. another thing i will mention is that for deads 405lbs comes off the floor pretty easily, but 450lbs i cant even budge. im thinking my legs would be the weak link here, specifically glutes...i dunno.
anyway i guess goals are to look more jacked, and get my numbers up to:
personally, i think its pathetic that i bench more than i squat. if it were a freak thing where i benched 600 and squatted 550 i wouldnt care too much, but clearly my bench isnt bigger than my squat because of a freakishly big bench, only reason is that i dont do for squats what ive done for bench, so thats the biggest thing i need to work on. i think im getting off topic though...
i think i train more like an old-school BBer? regardless of what it is, i like it. how close am i to my goal? i dont think im faaar off, physique wise, but ive got my work cut out for me. PR's-wise, ive got a ways to go.
good thread though, i think this is interesting, looking forward to more responses