Lol thanks guys. Not sure about the pic loading up or not, Moderator Matt viewed it fine and said it may just be a slow update, whatever that means...
I know the posing needs tweaking, Usually hitting a most muscular, I'd be all hunched over, but I wanted to see how tyhe torso was looking, and kinda forgot about the hands-on-hips shot.
I have been getting a lot of constructive feedback from Jim Cordova, who when I first met couldn't believe I had never competed, and when he saw my shots from just last week, wactually had a lot of positive things to say (which was pretty cool).
The trap thickness is something I've been working on, especially from the back shots (which I don't have nay here because my camera time doesn't beep, so I wouldn't know when it would go off). Putting a rope on a lower cable, been stepping back a few steps and shrugging on an up and back angle (I think Thibs actually wrote a piece about this)
THe things that really messes with my head, is the actual weight of competitors. When I first met Cordova, he look enormous for a natty guy, but was only about 165 at the time. Considering I outweighed him by over 30 lbs, I totally thought I must have been doing something wrong, but I do realize (and have certainly said it enough on here) that bodybuilding is all an illusion. Still, was training in Jersey last Sat with my training partner, and saw Shaun Clarida there. If you don't know, he's a young guy, competes as a lightweight in the WNBF. Well, here I am, 40 lbs bigger than this kid, and all I keep thinking is how big he looks, and that maybe I'm losing all my muscle. Definitely a mind-f*ck -lol.