Feb '21 Photo/Video Check-In

This is an idea to improve the forum community, but this thread absolutely does not reflect any type of “official” T-Nation site membership requirement.

It’s a check-in, not a call-out. The idea is to improve the sense of community and remind us all that, no matter what we post about here and what initially brought us to the site, the one common trait that every forum member should have is a consistent drive to attack our training and see results, period.

I’m asking for all forum members to post a current snapshot of themselves. And let’s try not to get too distracted or off-topic with critiques of what gets posted. There should end up being more posts with images attached, than not.

If your goals are physique-based - you want to get bigger or get leaner or get bigger and leaner - toss up a current pic.

If your goals are performance-based - the powerlifter, the fighter, the Olympic lifter, etc. - you’re not excused. You’re invited to post a short video clip from a recent training session.

I’m just asking you to participate and play a role in improving the quality of the forum as a whole by reinforcing the idea that T-Nation members know how to do more than just rack up high post counts in the non-training-related sections of the site.

Concerned about staying anonymous? Sites like pixlr are free Photoshop-like websites that make it ridiculously simple to edit/blur/obscure your face, identifying tattoos, birthmarks, background detail, or anything else that might threaten your anonymity.

So, no excuses.

Previous check-in: August 2020

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198.0 this morning, essentially the same as the start of January. As is usually the case with the T-ransformation, now I’ll stop lollygagging and start moving in a coordinated direction.

No idea what’s up with the left arm. It’s not as shriveled as it looks, I swear. (Definitely the first time I’ve used that sentence for any reason. No, really). I just double-checked and there’s only about a quarter-inch difference between them. I’m thinking it’s more a postural/internally rotated issue with the right side. Anyway, it’s bugging me how blatant looks, so I kinda want to fix it now.


Awww man. I was hoping we’d all forget this year :joy:

Don’t worry, there’s still time to forget.

I’m gonna have to go outside to lift a barbell for this, aren’t I?

It’s cold out there. I suck at cold out there.


I’ve actually hit some all time lifting PRs recently

275 axle push press:

375 ATG SSB squat. This one was ugly as sin. I did 365 easy added 10 pounds and got pretzeled, but still stood up with it. My old PR was 365, but that was in a powerlifting style. This was narrow stance all the way down and plus 10 pounds.


Strong push press!!!

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Thanks. I’m at least good at 1 thing. This was only about my 3 rd real axle session and I think that ties my barbell PR. At some point I’m going to have to run an overhead pressing block and see if I can push press 300.


That would be a beastly push press. Awesome.

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Just rolled out of bed, 217lbs
Good front lighting is so sad


Vascular quads!

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Your upper torso has some serious mass!

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Are you referring ChongLord’s beard? j/k

In all honesty, keep up the good work man. You’re crushing it in your training log.


From chin to nipples, he’s bigger across the board :sweat_smile:

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Those are some hammer swingers sticking out the sides, aren’t they?


As of 2 mins ago. Embracing my viking heritage…by being REALLY pale


I thought the goal was to GAIN bodyfat. IDK if that’s the right direction :joy:
You have lower ab veins!

Still the goal. Been upping my dietary fat intake a LOT.

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Gym lighting can be cool

So is dessert at restaurants