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Bet You Do It Too


#1

i was wondering(and i bet yall have done this)you're just so busy with other things in your life you dont really notice your training progress,then you catch a glimpse in the mirror.....and just go "DAMN", as you proceed to examine this body that attached itself to your head.ive done this a lot lately and wanted to know, who else is guilty?


#2

I've been doing that a lot as of late, mostly just admiring my traps that are growing quite a bit. Now, if only I could get my arms to do the same thing...


#3

Nope, 'cos I admire my handsome ass in the mirror every morning.


#4

yea, after i do squats my abs seem more defined.

and i had been overhead pressing a lot lately I didn't notice till recently how much bigger my shoulders & upper chest have gotten


#5

I'm normally pretty oblivious. It takes something like my wife commenting on the size of my thigh or my upper arm to make me realize that there's progress. But yeah, then I take a look and enjoy the view.


#6

I think this is the biggest reason I don't see progress, because I also check myself out all the time.

I realy noticed though, when I took some more picures and compared them to the others I took. I usually take progress pictures every month or so.

My wife usually notices before me.


#7

i used to do that and was unhappy because i never "saw" changes,but obviously we're both conceited,hehe

also,am i the only one that checks out his own ass?i get compliments about it every now and then so i take a gander at that too


#8

im always like looking in the mirror everynight so i cant reeally tell if i look bigger. sometimes if i look at myself alot i feel like i look smaller


#9

Absolutely - it's always neat to see my family/friends after 4 months away at school and get feedback.

It's also interesting to try and get into your piece de resistance black strapless dress for a fomal event to realize that it's now loose around your midsection, and won't zip up because of your lats...!
YESSSS!!!!


#10

Upper chest eh? I didn't think the upper chest would be so involved in straight overhead pressing....Interesting.


#11

That happened to me a squats the other day. When I was doing my squats my legs swelled and were rippin' out of my shorts. when I tried to pull them up so they wouldn't fit over my thigh. When this hapened I looked at my quads and hams and was really suprised! Whose wheels were these? Ohh yeah they are mine! Time to get some new workout clothes I guess.


#12

Hit it Carley Simon...

"...You're so vain,
I bet you think this thread is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?
Don't you?...."

Only kidding guys...I just couldn't help myself.


#13

i have been undereating a little recently, due to working too much/bad planning

and suddenly a decent set of abs have shown up...nice suprise


#14

I'd rather wait for the ex to tell me.

mwahahahahahahaha


#15

Now you know. The clavicular head of the pecs is used in overhead pressing.


#16

I wore a tank top for the first time in about a year and a half yesterday. I have been kind of upset, because I gained around 30 lbs in the last year, but I didn't think it was visible (I'm 6'5", btw). It was shocking how different I looked in a tank top compared to last year. Shocking.


#17

somewhere in the bible the lord said, "enjoy the fruits of your labor". I forget were it's at...

-beefster


#18

I'm the same way. I don't walk around thinking, "damn, I'm big". I don't even think about it for the most part until someone else makes a comment or I'm looking for a shirt in my size. To this day, even though I hear it fairly often, I am still caught off guard by some of the comments made.


#19

Yeah, Prof, I know what you mean. I'm with you!

Well, not really. I just wanted to show you some support from the little people. Because we care.


#20

Like just this morning at the gym, a friend who hasn't been around lately called me "massive" and singled out my quads as the most impressive among the group of regulars; this prompted someone else to say (of me) "toughest Network Administrator I know."

Of course, the humor of it is that they may think I have a standout feature or two, but I keep T-Nation in mind and think of myself as still small and average. 5'8" at 180 just makes me wonder when I'm going to start eating like I should.