The pic on the left was at my heaviest I had ever been after doing a terrible dirty bulk back in 2014 after about a six months of lifting. I was eating everything in sight because that’s what I was told by all the gym bros to do back then. If you wanna get big you gotta eat big so I ate everything.
The pic on the right is during this last prep around 4 years later and around 4 1/2 years of experience. I honestly have lost track of how long I’ve been lifting tbh it’s probably more 🤷🏽♂️
In between these photos and those 4 years there were about 2 cutting phases where I dropped bodyfat over time by counting my macros and being in a deficit. That’s how I’ve always done it and it works best for me and my lifestyle.
Since Ive been competing in jiu jitsu the last two years, my progress for bodybuilding and growing muscle has been slow bc I’ve been in a deficit and that’s not best for making gains. The best approach to building muscle is being in a surplus/bulk for a lot longer rather than constantly cutting bc you want to keep the abs. So don’t be afraid to grow the pansa my dudes it’s necessary.
Also I know I’ve been talking about bulking and growing but tbh I never really see myself doing bodybuilding at a high level naturally. I love doing bodybuilding as a hobby and helping people throughout their own journeys by changing their bodies. Instead I see myself competing in jiu jitsu bc I love it so much more, even though my body is saying fuck no right now. In order for me to be competitive I feel like I need to be in a certain weight class and that’s what I’m going to do. So the gains might have to take a back seat while I try to figure out this whole situation.
Sombrero or pizza next time ?
I don’t look like the right as of now I’m weighing around 160-162 right about now with a little pansa coming in.
If you read all that you’re a real ass homie and I appreciate the support and the love I’ve gotten from you all since I’ve started this page.
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Very nice gallery mate ! great shot
Awesome Profile!! :)
Beautiful! DM your pictures for a shoutout! 😍💜
this is pretty cool 👍