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End of the month progress and stats.

Monday, November 27, 2006 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

November
27
2006

It’s the last Monday of the month, and that means it’s time once again to take my measurements and see how I’m progressing. I always take my measurements on Monday morning, so unless something changes over the next few days (I’ll check again on Friday), I have my end-of-month stats for November.

Here are my current stats compared to my 2006 bulk starting stats, which were taken on September 1st (all measurements taken “cold”/no pump):

  Sep 1, 2006 Nov 27, 2006 +/-
Weight (lbs) 202.4 229.5 +27.1
Body Fat % 9% 12.5% +3.5%
       
Waist 32″ 35″ +3″
Hips 38.25″ 41.5″ +3.25″
Forearms 13.5″ 14.25″ +.75″
Arms 17″ 18.25″ +1.25″
Thighs 24″ 27.5″ +3.5″
Calves 16.5″ 17.75″ +1.25″
Chest 43″ 45.5″ +2.5″
       

The above stats show my overall bulking progress since the start, but my progress over this past month has been very good. Over the past month I’ve added another 1/4″ to my forearms and calves, 1/2″ to my upper arms and 3/4″ to my thighs and chest. I’ve packed on almost 10 pounds this month, but my waist measurement only went up half an inch. I’d put my body fat percentage around 13% right now. The forearm and calves increases have been very hard fought: Those areas do not grow easily for me! It’s also nice to see my chest well on its way to 46 inches, and my arms firmly in 18 inch territory.

So, my fourth and final month of this year’s bulk is about to begin. I’ve never bulked for more than three months in a row before, so this should be an interesting experience. I’ve got to continue to up the intensity in the gym, keep my form strict, avoid injury and watch my waistline. My weight gain may slow a bit this month. I want to be very careful about adding much more fat. I feel that 14% or 15% body fat is the absolute highest I should go when bulking. Anything more than that will be problematic when cutting in terms of holding on to my gains.

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