Naked Accountability: Body Development Goals

For my own personal reasons, I’ve taken a mild break from blogging here in the last few months, but that didn’t stop me from caring about my body or setting up goals for myself. After a bit of a hiatus and looking at myself, it seems like it’s time for some naked accountability.

I’ve always believed that nakedness is the best form of honesty.

In a sense, time has certainly been good to me. I’m definitely much bigger than I used to be almost everywhere. For the most part, that’s the result of effective weight training, in fact I’m certainly MUCH stronger and more powerful than I was a year ago. I can bench press over 300 lbs, and can leg press over 1,100 lbs. That’s not the same as being healthier (I do minimal cardio, for example), though,  but it does count for gaining some ground and it shows a visual representation of what’s been gained and what’s been lost.

So, friends, here is my body, circa 2017:

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What you’re seeing is a 30+ year old male, 210 lbs, 70″ tall male with a 37.5″ waist and 24% body fat.

If I was asked to describe my 3 best and 3 worst physical attributes, my answers would be

3 Best:

  1. My buttocks and upper thights
  2. Shoulders
  3. Chest

3 Worst

  1. STOMACH!!!
  2. Calves
  3. Upper back

(Positive comments or constructive criticism about my body or certain features are welcome in the comments.)

Having shown and described where I find my physical strengths and weaknesses, the next few images are where I’ve started focusing my exercising through significant changes in my workout regimen:

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Shoulders/Back: Grow and make stronger/more defined

Stomach: Ew. Shrink and tone. Six pack not desired, but ab flattening and visible definition is

Butt: Keep growing/toning

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Chest/Biceps/Triceps: Continue growing/toning (although I don’t think I’m lacking strength or toning in these areas!)

Stomach: Shrink/Tone

Calves: Grow (I was recently told I have “runner’s calves”)

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Again, this blog is a form of naked accountability for my personal goals, but as always, I’d appreciate feedback/comments of all types. Thank you for reading and accompanying me on this journey.