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    Setting Goals - Help Wanted Please?

    How do I set goals for my measurements (arms etc)? How do I know what measurements to aim for? What are the proportions of an ideal physique given my height etc?

    Can anybody advise me please?

    Kind Regards
    Dave

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    Cool Getting Started

    Hi Dave, As you begin a weight program, I would recommend focusing on getting to know the proper form for several basic lifts that balance your potential for growth across muscle groups (over time, you can add more lifts to build toward your goals): flat bench, squat, deadlift, standing bicep curl, tricep push down, calve raises, seated row, etc. Once you have the movements down, take an initial measurement and record your stats in Jefit.

    For growth/loss goals: if you are working for weight/fat loss, subtract 2 inches from your current measurement; for places where you'd like to build, add 2. Initial progess can happen quickly if your consistent with your workouts, and these physical changes are extremely motivating to graph in the app

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    Sorry, perhaps you misunderstood. I have been weight training for twenty five years (although I've lapsed the last five or so). I don't need advice/understanding about weightlifting itself, I just want to know how to set proportional goals as I feel I look somewhat troll-like at present!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptikaNET View Post
    I feel I look somewhat troll-like at present!!!
    Not to laugh at your expense, but I got a chuckle out of that.

    I'm not sure there is a goal setting for stats. Would be a nice feature though.
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    Well, my pectorals pull my shoulders forward, and the shoulders are rounded by the muscle on them. Add to this the layer of fat I need to get rid of, the lack of a waist (same issue!) and male pattern baldness, and I keep expecting to get attacked by vikings....

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    The first link matches the Greek ideals.
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    Well, it's the troll again:



    Anybody know a good bridge I can lurk under?

    Mmmmm Billy goats...

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    according to that greek measurement i'm suposed to be about half the size i am, and i'm not exactly big!? assuming the sizes are in CMs ofcourse


    And great progress Dave, looking good!

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    Don't give up Dave. Be persistent and make sure you're trying programs for a few weeks at least. If you're trying to lose weight, get the diet in check. Hopefully you aren't eating that nasty black pudding thing you guys have over there...

    • Chest Size: 45.5 (40.5)
    • Forearm Size: 13.2 (11)
    • Waist Size: 31.9 (37 is what i measured last but I wear a 32-34? Messed up somewhere)
    • Thigh Size: 24.1 (22.5)
    • Hip Size: 38.7 (39.5)
    • Calf Size: 15.5 (15)
    • Biceps Size: 16.4 (14.5)
    • Neck Size: 16.8 (16.5)


    I'm close on some.
    My waist measurement is way off for some reason. Guess next progress check I need to pay more attention to wear the tape is (~10 days).
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    I know I've only been back at the gym two weeks and it is unreasonable to expect all my goals to be met at once.

    What can I say? I'm in an unreasonable mood!!!

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