Thanks so much, and as a matter of fact, yes XD. You have a good eye for bitz! I play Catachan Imperial Guard and wanted to try my hand at greenstuffing. The sleeves, pants, and keffiyah went easily enough, but dammit, that hair still upsets me XD.
"Greatness from small beginnings" just got taken to a new scale: 28mm. I painted it wearing this tank…I think I may have a problem… Lol
So, I just started a bout of Risk:Legacy with my buddies. We signed our lives away, and I got to name a city after a certain Uncharted 3 locale ;)
I guess I started taking a real interest in it when I was 19 years old. Until then, I was active, sure, but never really got into the how’s and why of exercise and nutrition. I wish I started earlier XD
SD Comic Con 2013
Model: Andrew Aguilar
Oldie, but a goodie :p
Hmmm, help me out a little bit. Do you have an idea of how much you’re eating? I don’t need exact details, but a rough odd estimate of your day-to-day eating habits would be great. What kind of physical activity do you do??
Without doubt! It’d be a travesty to not go as a native San Diego-ite…San Diegahhhn…San Diegan.
Sic Parvis Magna: Greatness from Small Beginnings.
-1995: A 3 year-old me, reppin’ the good old stars and stripes, somehow knowing that I’d have an epic destiny.
-2006: 9th-grade me. I needed a haircut, and some self-love. This was a point in my life where I didn’t feel like I had any self-worth. It took a good swift kick in the butt in the form of high school wrestling before I realized that there’s ALWAYS more to someone than they think. They just don’t know it yet.
-2014, yesterday. 194 pounds, 10-ish percent bodyfat. I’m nowhere NEAR done with pushing myself and trying to improve myself both physically, mentally, and spiritually, but I like where I’m going.
-Nathan Drake cosplayer today….next Naughty Dog rep for UC4 tomorrow? Who knows? I haven’t thought that far ahead yet :p
Allow me to copy/pasta my previous response a bit haha. It all depends on your genetics: body-type, bone structure, etc etc. I’m far from a developmental physiologist, so I’m not really qualified to answer that one. When I was your age, I was 5’10” and 265 pounds, but eventually I grew into my own thanks to sports and a better diet.
As far as exercises go, you’re JUST starting to grow into your adult body. Which will literally, take 8-10 years. I’m racing against time here, so it’s awesome that you’re looking to get started now haha.
For young men your age, men my age, women, young and old. I’d recommend the basic 4 movements. Squats, Deadlifts, Standing MIlitary, and Bench. Of all of the millions of exercises that you can do, these 4 are consistently the kings. These exercises, when coupled with plenty of food and a pubescent growth spurt will add some amazing results over time.
Why? Because they utilize the most muscle groups, and use your core, grip, and balance. Basically, you’re life essentials. Old folks with strong grips live longer statistically because they can catch themselves before falling. If you’re hanging off of a train in the himalayas and you need to engage your core and pull yourself up to safety….Ok, that last one was a little bit of a stretch…well, for other people besides climbers like me XD.
Focus on these four. practice them. master them. Don’t worry about the weight, that will come with time and muscle maturity. I’m 22, and I want to lift heavy weights. I can do some decent numbers; nothing an athlete couldn’t breeze past, but I’m relatively strong. I’m in no hurry, because strength comes with time, mid 30’s if you wanted to get specific.
In the meantime, master the forms. If/when your buddies goad you into going heavier or skipping squats because it hurts their shoulders, ignore it. Check your ego at the door and just do it! Now I’m imagining that song from Cake: “He’s goin’ the distance…”
*Hyah* dunnun dunnun dunnun dunnun dun nuh nun