It’s been one month to my first bulking (and training…) ever. My progress until now:
[I’m 24, 5.6 ft. and want to gain as much size as I can, and will do 'till I get to the 190 lbs. area, even if it will take me forever…]
Weight: 166 lbs. => 174 lbs.
Chest: 36.6" => 37.6"
Waist (just under the navel): 33" => 34.2"
Biceps: 12.2" => 12.5" (relaxed) || 12.5" => 13.1" (flexed)
Legs: 20.5" => 22.2"
From fat % point of view (I’m aware of the inaccuracy of the caliper, but it helps me get an idea of fat increases, more or less):
Chest: 11 => 9
Belly: 20 => 20
Leg: 20 => 13
From training point of view, as I said in my first post, I’m doing Rippetoe’s Starting Strength program, and here are the figures:
squat 3x5x110 lbs. => 148 lbs.
bench press 3x5x88 lbs. =>105 lbs.
deadlift 1x5x121 lbs. =>144 lbs.
standing military press 3x5x55 lbs. =>83 lbs.
pendlay rows 3x5x55 lbs. => 83 lbs.
What interest me are two main things:
- Are these gains reasonable from size aspects? I mean, is the fact that the largest increase is in the waist area suggest that most of my gains are “fatty gains”?
- I know that it’s a common symptom for n00bs, but will larger training stimulus be appropriate? I’m NOT interested in curls, but in dips and pull-ups. would it hurt to add them if I’m still progressing and adding weight to the bar each training session?