Progress photos, odds and ends questions

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    aomeara21
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    Heads up it’s a long read with multiple questions so if you don’t have time to respond I understand ur a busy man๐Ÿ‘

    Hello, don’t normally do questions like this but I feel like I’m making no improvements visually and even some regressions, however when looking at it on the scale I’ve gone up in weight 130-155 over the course of 2-3 years(older photos are down below). within this time period I became detrained and atrophied due to wrestling and cutting weight over the course of two seasons. Do you see the same thing?

    Another Side question having trained seriously for a little over 3 years (start of covid) how would u compare it to other people of my demographic 15-18 and do you have any constructive criticism? Honestly just curious bc I have a much smaller scope of comparison around me and I’m not emotionally attached with any standing, really just curious?

    Next question is I have an imbalanced structure in my shoulders because I broke my left clavicle when I was younger, are there any recommendations for helping minimize the obviousness of it?

    On that note being on extremely low calories a lot of water cutting and I’m sure deeply overtrained from 6 months of wrestling with three hour practices I can tell my test isn’t the same as it used to be๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m guessing the closest thing you could relate this too is natural bodybuilders following a competition- do you have any tips for getting that back ik it won’t be what it used to be bc I’m getting older but?

    Also last odd question but have you known any bodybuilders who were career commercial pilots?

    I appreciate it whether u are able to respond to any, all of these or none thanks for all the help you provide through your content

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    #401833
    aomeara21
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    All of these were taken from last year (third is from 2020 on my first bulk) with half Natty lighting lol apart from the last photo

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    #402451
    Paul Boyd
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    I can see no difference in your shoulders. ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    You always look lean, do you track your calories? Do you know that you are eating enough?

    #403024
    aomeara21
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    Ok at least ik it’s not just me๐Ÿ˜‚ My diet when being in a surplus has tended to fall apart quickly which is a crack in the foundation ik and also going from my mom’s to my dad’s every week with different foods at each house makes it extremely difficult. After watching the consistency over accuracy video today definitely taught me a good amount.

    To answer your question directly: this year after my season where my metabolism takes a huge hot with days of sub 2000 cal before rebounding after weigh ins- I started at 2400 before my metabolism started to kick back up then reached 3000 calories which for me Isa good amount and I gained a bit of fat for me about 15/16% i estimate and left the season making 138 and got up to 162/3 in the morning over the course of 2-3 months however my appetite takes a huge hit where I’ll get nauseous (after trying berberine 30 min pre meal I think I can curb that much further into a bulk) and now I’ve gotten very inconsistent with other life stuff going on and now wake up around 155 as shown in the current photos

    My weight in the past photos was 1) 145 2) 136 last year 3)140 4) I think around 145 as well. Which this is the factor that confuses me because that’s a wide variety and a net increase in weight even up to now yet it’s not showing

    #403062
    Paul Boyd
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    Bryce answered a question for me before on insta regarding missing a protein target that might apply to your eating. You need to set up a system that ensures you are hitting your targets whatever they may be. So explain to both parents what is needed and why so you can be consistent.

    Lifting could come down when wrestling goes up. I needed a day off if I done weights and jiu jitsu 2 days in a row but I started the full body focker and with leaving reps in reserve I just done 6 days in a row. Obviously those numbers are unique to be (Iโ€™m old as fuck)

    #403774
    aomeara21
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    Ya grappling sports definitely take a major toll on recovery I feel you there. I’m out of season and graduated so that would be a factor moving forward. I don’t want to use that as a scape goat because ultimately it comes down to me but if I were able to get them on board that would make like way easier however for more complex reasons that’s not possible at my dad’s however at my mom’s it’s free reign and I make all my food on my own. Thank you for the insight and input, I appreciate it๐Ÿ‘

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