I'm finally getting more active on these forums, so thanks everyone in advance and I look forward to hearing from everyone and helping you whenever I can as well!
I just turned 27 and am interested in becoming a fitness model. I'm going for model because at 6'4" I am not interested in bulking up to 275 for bodybuilding.
Any pointers would help, especially with my physique. Go ahead, throw them at me...a few notes about my training history though:
I currently have my jaw wired shut do to an accident and won't have it off for 4 more weeks. I have lost 10 pounds in the process and am at 189.0 today. Yikes. I usually come in at 205. So please, no "dude you gotta get bigger" posts please. Maintaining a high metabolism isn't easy when you can't eat solid food!! This also means that when the jaw comes unwired I will immediately spring to about 205 again.
One long term goal is a weight of 225 with about 7 - 9% body fat.
My training history involves much more strength training that hypertophy. I like olympic lifting, powerlifting and lifting for speed.
My hobbies include snowboarding, basketball and baseball so I simply cannot balloon up to 250+ and conceivably continue to do those activities at a high level like I currently do. I live in Denver so snowboarding is one of the biggest parts of my life!
My family history includes no long distance runners or cyclists. I am fairly sure my genetics are fast twitch dominant, so I tend to respond well to low reps and high weights.
I have a shoulder injury to my left AC joint (snowboarding, surprised?) so heavy benching and military press has always been somewhat of a problem, although I can standing military press 135 for 8 - 10 reps with very strict form when I'm at my strongest!
I'm aware of my tiny chest lol. This would be where you could help me the most in my eyes. A lack of interest in the bench press, coupled with long arms and the AC joint injury make this one a grueling process. My max flat bench is 285 (keep the laughter to a minimum please)
Ok, so what do I need to improve on? I apologize for the pics and will be getting some better images up ASAP but this is my droid camera and crappy lighting. I did what I could!