Hi everyone. By request, I'm starting a journal here. I've spoke adamantly about the musclenow program being very good for me, but now it's time to put up or shut up, thus I'm here to share my journey with everyone. It started in 2000 when I first bought the book, but due to business pressures, and marriage troubles, I was never able to train for long, I guess stress got to me. In February this year, I got started again, and made some fantastic progress bulking on the program. I went from 180 to 220 pounds, with a 2.5" increase in my already too big stomach. I did it in 4 months. Not bad. I had some muscle memory from previously working out, but I did manage to exceed my previous all time high size of 208 with a 38.5" stomach, by 12 pounds with the same size stomach or a little smaller.
My goal is to reach 18 to 19" arms, roughly weigh 220 pounds and be lean (33" stomach) by June of 2006. I'm 39 years old. My stats as of Sunday October 16th are as follows:
Chest: 47 " -1/8"
Arm: 16 7/8" no change
Thigh: 27 1/8" no change
Stomach: 37 1/4" -1 1/4"
Right now I'm cutting or on the musclenow "fat loss phase" as it is called. I've attached a picture showing the start of my journey and where I was at the peak of my bulk this summer, where I had 17.5" arm and a 48" chest. Since then things have slid a little, due to improperly cutting, but now I'm on track, and finally losing the fat I gained.