Depends on your goals, but right now you look like a skinny kid who really doesn’t lift weights. Not hating on you just being honest. More information would be nice like lifts, age, years training, diet, goals, etc.[/quote]
exactly, the pics make me look smaller than I really am but that’s besides the point. I am 19 years old, been lifting seriously / counting calories for about a year now.
Squat: 285 now down from 315 (massive hip flexor issues, working on it)
Bench: was at 275 pre cut, now more like 250
My ultimate goal is purely aesthetics. I want to be ripped. Eventually, after achieving rippedness, I want to see how much weight I can move but that is long down the road. The reason I started was to get a six pack, and I know I will need to do another cycle of bulking /cutting to get the abs i want as I don’t have that much (or any) ab mass at my current state.
I am starting lyle’s ultimate diet 2.0 today. I want to get down to ~9% and then do a nice long clean bulk.
You’re at a perfect spot right now to focus on growing. You’re lean enough that if you put on a little fat in the process you won’t look sloppy. The term “bulk” gets thrown around too much and implies that fat gain is acceptable…while you will put on some, definitely don’t chase the standard 1 lb of weight gain per week. Honestly, I think your goals are a little backwards, worrying about being “ripped” and then someday pushing heavy weights. While you should certainly train in a bb’ing style if your goal is aesthetics, don’t neglect the big lifts and building a base of strength as a beginner