Before I get into Muscle Monday (and dem delts!) I just wanted to say that I’m so glad so many of you were excited by the news that I’m going to be shooting with Yuka Ozaki, and even happier at all the comments and suggestions you left! You can can follow Yuka on Twitter, too, if you’re interested in learning more about her. Please, please, please go leave suggestions for our video! We’d love to hear what you want to see. If we can’t get everything into the first video, I’m really hoping we’ll be making more than one!
Dem Delts, Tho
But today you’re here for Muscle Monday! I did a ton of upper body work this weekend, and I’m actually starting to see some real changes in my delts, lately, to the point where it’s freaking me out a little. I kind of can’t stop flexing while I touch them, to feel how hard and round they are, to the point where I’ve had people catch me doing it at work! It’s mostly good, but it is frustrating that things are starting to not fit again, partly because my muscles are growing and my shape is changing, and partly because I’ve got such a thick layer of fat over everything. I’m sleek like a seal. Winter is coming!
I am definitely still into building muscle, but I really need to get better control over my body fat situation; I don’t want to be doing the bulk and cut thing so much, at least not where bulking means fat, if you know what I mean. I want to just be on a slow but steady pace of growth.
In fact, my growth is very slow. I’m sure some of you are shaking your heads at my little shoulders and saying “what delts?” But you have to remember I come from a place where any little tiny muscle is considered manly. Even men in Japan mostly have smaller muscles than I do right now. Seriously, all of the Japanese men at my office have less muscle than I do, and all of them are on diets to get smaller. One little side note: that weird white stuff on my back is just lotion. Apparently it was pretty much invisible to the eye, but the flash made it appear.
That said, I am crazy excited at some of the changes I am seeing. My thighs are rock-hard to the touch, and I’m starting to get veins popping out the whole length of my arms despite how fluffy I am. If I ever manage to lean out I’m going to be super vascular, I think.
Two of the pictures today are from last night, and the other one, the one in the mask just above, is from a week ago. It doesn’t really show much in the way of muscle, but I think you can see just a slight hint of a separation in one of my delts. Maybe? Anyhow, I thought it was a fun picture. I think there’s at least a little pec thing going on, since that slight curve where the cleavage would be is definitely muscle and not boob…my boobs are shrinking!
Anyhow, just a quick post today, sorry…hope you liked the pictures, anyhow!