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Aug '18 Photo/Video Check-In


#42

Photo update. 145 or so in this shot. 51. 5’6".

Increased carb intake over the past few weeks after months of low-carb dieting. Nice to see no damage on the scale. Would like to get down to 140 before working to add 4-5 pounds of quality muscle (need to stay below 149; IBJJF featherweight).

Still training 5/3/1 regularly. Just finished week one of the 1.2 of the Beyond template. My immediate goal is to 1RM 1-2-3-4 plates in the Big Four by the end of the 2019 T-Nation Transformation season. 1RMs as of mid-June 2018: 130/195/270/295.


#43

Your gym has a set of wagon wheels to pull with? That’s pretty awesome. Nice pulling.

Also, your hair. WTF?


#44

Should have dyed the beard to match!


#45

I like the hair-style it reminds me of the guys in the hardcore-punk scene (music genre)


#46

220 lbs this morning.


#48

Nice to see you, Edgy. Long time!

@ 220 and a 19 inch bicep. Wow!

For some perspective on size. Haha. It’s relative I guess. I’m putting up a bicep in that bottom pic. I don’t know how big my arm is, but your bicep is as big as the largest part of my thigh!


#49

Not 220 lbs this morning. Also, not 18 inches.


#50

This is all I am comfortable posting of myself until I lose some fat. Actually I probably won’t be posting any more pics of myself for other reasons.

https://i.imgur.com/yUs5xJl.jpg

A shadowy bicep, lol.


#51

Our biceps are like identical size, lol. I just measured mine just over 17". I had to measure twice, it surprised me. Biggest mine have ever been.


#52

@ The ginger’s arm. I just realized that’s an 18 inch arm, not 19 inches. And this is why I’m not a carpenter.

Whew. That was giving me a complex.


#53

Hey, no worries. Good to have you here.

The next check in is in 6 months. We’re going to at least need to see your cankles.


#54

Thank you


#55

I think everyone should only post their cankles


#56

You’re looking great PuffyDear! Good work…so, quitting the Diet Dr Pepper helped you lose 3lbs? Can you tell us more about why?


#57

Hey, thank you, Edgy. I hope all is well with you.

@ Quitting Diet Cherry DP? It was one of the few things that gave me JOY, so I figured it was probably bad, right? We like to get rid of all good things with this hobby. Lol.

I don’t think giving it up has effected my weight. I was just a little proud of giving it up because I was starting to go through a 2 liter bottle every couple of days. It’s probably a good thing I don’t drink wine. Not kidding.


#58

Dr Pepper is a hard habit to kick! Congratulations! I kicked mine almost 9 years ago.


#59

I’m so glad i hate any drink that isnt water, milk or orange juice.


#60

@duketheslaya, are you still away at school this year? Have access to a full gym again? Nice farmer’s carries.

@fitgm

I saw your join date. Nice to have you here. A lot of people got involved in a T-ransformation thread, a physique improvement challenge. Many of the lifters checked in on that thread in June, and then haven’t checked in again here.

The link if you haven’t seen it.


#61

Damn it, more competition for 2019! Thanks PUFF!


#62

For people who have been here awhile, remember @jjackkrash? He put a picture of his cankles up once to try to one up me. It was a good try.

It seems like there should be some strongman event for cankle strength. I’m thinking of people who are hard to push over maybe.