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.