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Physique at 17 and 18


#1

These are of me at 17


At 18 don’t have any photos of my back but will take later


#2

Dude you have very nice genetics and you have clearly worked hard to get that nice body. I think you could be a model or something, either that or a physique competitor for sure.


#3

My overall aim is to become a classic physique competitor thanks man


#4

I can see it man. I lovewhen people actually train a well developed vacuum. Definitely a pose that never should have been lost. Great physique brother. I expect nothing but great things if you keep it up


#5

legs. like, a lot. Upper body looks great, good proportions. But if your legs now are similar to when you were 17, they are lagging by quite a bit.


#6

Thanks I used to train for vacuum every second day


#7

Yeah they have always been my lagging body part they are bigger now but still a bit smaller in proportion


This is my current shape in the morning before food at about 90-92kg after being a month off diet and training only 3-4 days per week. Started back on diet 5 days ago and started training 6-7 days per week 2 weeks ago


#8

that’s a clear improvement for sure. the outer quads were a much bigger problem before. And actually based on this last photo, I might say they’re pretty proportionate. Taking photos from that angle always makes legs look a little smaller than they probably really are. You’re definitely on the right track though, and it seems like you’re good enough at assessing your own weak points.


#9

Thanks for the comment and feedback it is much appreciated, I am 19 this December and I want to compete in teens before I turn 20, do you think I would cut or bulk from here, I was thinking of doing a small cut for like 1month do drop a bit of fat to lay the new gains on and take it slower and clean bulk


#10

I would just find a show and prep for it man. Don’t have any expectations for it, just pick a date, prep hard and do your best. If you win you win, but just getting your feet wet by just being on stage would be the best thing imo.


#11

I think where your bodyfat is right now, a solid 4-5 month show prep would be absolutely sufficient for getting into contest shape without a struggle. You could potentially do it quicker if you put a ton of work in. So take that for what it’s worth. Big picture, you obviously want to put on more muscle to be competitive at a high level. But if you’re really just looking to get on stage now, you could start prepping whenever you see a show coming up that you want to do, and get that experience under your belt. But yea, if you’re looking to compete within the next 12 months, I would keep trying to gain until you’re about 5 months out from the show you want to do, and then begin a prep.