my goals are to reach body part ratio in the “golden ratio” range with a 33" waist.
How close are you currently? Also, waist size has a lot to do with the bone structure (genetics), but 33" isn’t anything extraordinary, so it’s probably achievable.
Honestly though you’re probably best off to just try to add as much muscle as possible atm. Trying to focus on building individual body parts in relation to the “golden ratio” is fine, but until you have a substantial amount of muscle mass it probably won’t look the way you want it to.
experience- i played football in highschool so did the off season strength programs, and season maintenance. i’ve lifted on off since then but never sticking with it longer then 5 months or so. but i do get in work every year.
im not the strongest in all my lifts 250 bench 300 squat 310 deadlift. those are estimates after last 5x5 circuit. that was before this lay-off because of surgery. only @195 bodyweight, but thats 25 lds on what i was in highschool with little gain in bodyfat if any(not that im scared). i’ve outlined a diet while in bed for the. my diet has never been my strong point. need to eat more. i didnt put direct arm work in yet i was figuring i should get to some strength goals on the base stuff first. but it was in some of my earlier routine drafts.
Emphasis mine. At least you admit that you need to work on this. Get that up to speed and you’ll probably gain close to the same amount of muscle (quite possibly more) in the next year or two than you have since you got out of high school.
As far as the direct arm work goes… there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing direct arm work, even if your primary goals are to develop a strength base in the foundational lifts (bench, squat, and dead). It’s not going to slow down your progress or somehow interfere with your strength goals. In fact, it’ll probably help you out in reaching your goal.
And since your goal has to do with building a proportional physique, you definitely don’t want to be neglecting body parts.[/quote]
as far as how close i am. pretty much need to gain about 3 and a half inches on each bodypart, and lose about an inch in a half on waist. good point about neglecting body parts. just for the record i aim to achieve this first goal, and then adjust future goals based on mirror. i will probably do just that and add as much muscle as possible. thanks.