i would appreciate responses
from ProfX, AA, and all of the other known experienced guys on here…
i am re-evaluating my goals as a lifter…please come with all honest criticisms and ideas…
i am 6’3 and between 185-190 depending on the part of the day…i feel i have put on decent size considering where i started…although i recently hit a major plateau that i cant get out of…i got a body fat test done a couple weeks ago it was 17.2% (i thought i was MUCH lower- in the range of 10-12)…i find it peculiar because i still have a very apparent 6-pack…i have never measured my arms…right now my max bench is 255, i do 5x5 on weighted dips at bodyweight +70lbs, 5x5 deadlift at 210, and 3x8 squats at 225…anyway, my question is:
what weight do all of you think i would look respectable at, and with what body fat percentage, and comment on the above info… etc…[/quote]
You should already know I put little faith in caliper tests. I have told the same story over and over about a frat brother who got read at 17% even though he was very lean and you could see his abs. He actually got a little depressed about it. This was after thinking he looked great before he got his measurements read. You don’t look to be out of shape from your picture. Your shoulders look wide even though you are just starting. I have one friend your height who was trying to get into modeling a couple of years back. He weighed about 225-230lbs. While he wouldn’t impress too many “hardcore” bodybuilders, he was filled out at that weight and he looked like he lifted. Based on that, if you are asking what I think the goal should be, I would say around that weight or higher. There is no way I would recommend you diet at this point even though your picture is only from the back.