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    Tell Me What Needs Work...

    What the title says. This is 1.5 years of progress and I feel like I’ve got a decent base now and can focus on certain muscles. I feel like my lats and biceps need work. What do you think?

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    Hard to say what needs work on your back without a back pic. If you think you need work, then work on it. Solid progress though
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    Can't tell you what needs work without seeing a proper photo of your physique to judge torso/lower-body. Looking pretty good right now for 1.5 years tho. Any before pics?
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    I didn’t take any before pictures but I was 164lb and like 24% BF. I was too self conscious to take pictures with my shirt off. I can’t post pictures here yet but maybe I can upload some to my profile.
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    I didn’t take any before pictures but I was 164lb and like 24% BF. I was too self conscious to take pictures with my shirt off. I can’t post pictures here yet but maybe I can upload some to my profile.
    Upload some to your profile and then I'll embed it here for you mate then we'll go from there.
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    Added photos to my profile. Excuse the bathroom renovation in the background...

    Looking at my back pics (don't often see my own back...lol) it looks like by lats are doing OK but maybe my teres major is what is actually lagging. I want to see "wings" from the front. I also still feel my biceps are too small for my triceps.
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    Mirin' aesthetic af body and quadzillas doe

    So perhaps work on the lats, rear deltoids and biceps to catch up to the size of your triceps. Traps could also use more work. Also make sure you're training forearms as well mate but overall, you're looking swole.


    Question. Are you actually 157lb in that photo cause you're like twice my size
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    I just started bulking back up after a mini cut for the beach a couple weeks ago so with more carbs and water/food weight I’m floating right around 159 currently. Note that I’m only 5’7” and your 6’0” but the same weight. That’s a pretty big height difference.

    I think the camera angles are flattering because I don’t look that big to myself in the mirror. For reference, my arms are 15.25” flexed and my quads are 23.5” just below my glutes (largest point). Nothing to brag about in either case. Probably the only plus side to being short.

    I feel like you look more aesthetic than me but everyone is more critical of themselves and after 6 years of looking like garbage maybe that’s the dysmorphia talking. Lol. Beast Mode up there is definitely a physique to aim for.
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    What would you guys recommend for extra trap work? I deadlift twice a week and do upright rows and shrugs once a week on different days. Lots of other back work but not specifically targeting traps. Currently on a 3 day full body program.
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    Nah mate, I'm not 6'0, I'm about 5'9 to 5'10. Can't seem to change the damn stat though, there's no option to do it.

    You can find all the major exercises in this database here bud; https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercis...r/?muscleid=11

    Honestly though, shrugs with different variations will pretty much build the traps anyway plus deadlifts and other compounds already target them. But shrugs will mostly isolate them so just keep them in your workouts.
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    There’s a dude at my gym that’s only like 5’5”-5’6” and like 156lb and he is an absolute tank, so a couple inches makes a big difference.

    Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
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