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Looking for Motivation/Opinions of Others


#1

Hey, almost 21, 6’ and roughly 173 lbs… not as lean as I usually like but looking for motivation and a place to really focus my energies… any comments are appreciated. I have a hard time committing to bulking but I’m slowly reverse dieting adding 50 cal a week currently at 2850 cal…


#2

I’m not really sure what you’re asking for. just compliments?


#3

Here’s some motivation SHOW US YOUR CALVES


#4

Haha no, sort of the opposite… I don’t have any other recent pics at the moment so it was kind of a baseless post I guess


#5

Oh yeah those are under construction and probably always will be


#6

Same, for life.


#7

Look the same as your post in May. I was going to say that your legs look improved possibly / bigger but your weight has stayed the same…?


#8

So, like, you’re adding half an egg or half a slice of toast per week? Really? Dude.

Your goals are your own thing, but you’re definitely lean enough to push a bit more on the calories, especially if you keep a couple of conditioning sessions in each week as “damage control”.

Because you’re ripped and you don’t want to be not-ripped. Understandable and common, but keep your long-term goals in mind (which are what, BTW)?


#9

Yeah it is admittedly a slow increase. I’ll be looking this winter to push the hypertrophic lifting and calories… I’ve been trying to build a nice strength base this summer… and yes it is a bit of a mindf*ck trying to “bulk” as I’ve always been a lean skinny kid. I do love me some food tho haha… my goal right now is just to get as proportional and aesthetic as I can and maybe one day compete naturally as a physique guy or something.


#10

Yes for some reason my legs have developed and leaned out a bit recently. Most of my body fat ends up in my low back area and legs so not sure what’s up there


#11

I appreciate the words of wisdom… I don’t have many friends to seriously bounce things off of or get an objective opinion from so this is all helpful


#12

you could literally do that tomorrow. You’re already lean enough to step on stage without dieting down any further. And you’re big enough for physique. If competing in physique is a goal you have, I would definitely recommend signing up for a show as soon as possible, and just see how you do. It might surprise you.


#13

I appreciate the words of wisdom thank you


#14

Agreed. But invest in a different pair of posing shorts. Those aren’t doing much for you.