First of all, I’d like to apologize for asking this frequently asked question. I’ve given my fair share of advice to shut up and eat and keep lifting, and am aware that I’m probably too skinny to really worry about stuff like this at my current weight. That said, I probably just need one of the bigger guys here to yell at me and tell me to shut up and eat.
Now, I am taking my own advice and am nowhere done gaining weight, so I suppose I just wanted to ask for a little direction and some input from the more experienced guys here, even if it echos what I already know.
I’ve made a great deal of progress recently, although most of it was from muscle memory from years past. I was lucky to find T-Nation when I first began lifting so I’ve always focused on the big lifts and made it a task to either dl or squat every time I’m in the gym. I’m currently at the highest weight I’ve ever been - 175, which, like I said, I am aware is nowhere where I should be quite yet at 5’11’’. However, it is a milestone for me, who started at 135#.
Now for the question. My next goal is 200 pounds, which I hope to achieve by the end of the year. I’m currently looking at myself in the mirror and I notice that I’ve always had an easier time with my lower body than my upper body. I’m not complaining that my legs can’t fit into my jeans or dress pants anymore. In fact, I think it quite humorous that when I go shopping for a new suit that I can’t bend over in the matching pants to the jacket that is still a little loose on my back.
What I am getting at, is that my thighs are right now 27 inches; not really huge, but I notice a lot bigger than most of the people here at my weight. Not to mention my ass is huge. However, my arms are only 14.5 inches; quite tiny. I’m afraid that if I continue with my current regimen, by the time I hit 200, my legs will be way out of proportion - not necessarily bad for strength, but not that pleasing aesthetically either.
So, in the next few months, should I keep squatting and doing my RDLs or back off on them? I’m doing the BBB program right now and so am hitting the chest, back, and arms with a lot of frequency and intensity and have made a lot of progress strength-wise all around, so it’s not like I’ve stopped progressing or neglecting exercising my upper body.
My lifts, as of last month when I tried to do some measuring of progress are as follows:
Overhead Press: 135x10
Thanks for indulging my noob question of the year.