First Contest Cut progress
02-08-2011 07:53 AM
First Contest Cut progress
First contest cut
Hopefully this is the right place to post this. I have been cutting 9 weeks now. Started at 184 lbs and 16% bf. Now at 167 and maybe 8-9? I am 6 weeks out from my first show. What do you think? All feed back is appreciated. I know the posing is lacking and the legs are coming along. Starting to get decent seperation in quads and hams and calves are decent.
02-08-2011 08:39 AM
Keep it up for the next 6 weeks and you should come in pretty ripped. Good luck with the show.
02-10-2011 05:47 PM
Im curious to know what youre doing for your back training? You have a really thick back bro. Nice work
02-10-2011 10:11 PM
Just the basics for my back man. DL's, alot of rows, good mornings, lat pulldowns. Just as heavy as i can go.
I'll try to post some updated pics soon.
Thanks for the feedback guys.
02-10-2011 11:02 PM
If youre 167 in those pics damn man, you are thick!
02-10-2011 11:20 PM
He's 5'6" that like being 5'11" and 215 solid proportions man ... i hate being tall lol
Dennis wolf is my height and hes 260!
02-11-2011 06:22 AM
02-12-2011 08:51 PM
Looking unreal, mate. Stick to it!
02-13-2011 02:10 PM
Looking lean bro! The level that you are at is what i'm aiming for this summer. How much cardio are you doing a week?
02-13-2011 03:01 PM
Just started doin 20-30 min before food 4-5 times a week the last couple weeks. Up until then it was just diet.
02-13-2011 04:38 PM
Great pics man. Good symmetry
Recoverbro Elite"This is what we've been working on"
02-14-2011 05:04 AM
First, congratz on your shape man, you're surely an inspiration for many users here.
Originally Posted by jd2jr
I think I'm done with bulking and want to cut too, but I'm still researching, just to make sure I hold the muscles. You seem to be achieving that pretty well.
So I have to ask you: since you're doing the cardio on empty stomach, are they low or high intensity? What are you doing for cardio?
P.S.-> sry for any language mistakes I might have committed. I'm not an english native speaker, but I did the best I could to write everything right.
02-14-2011 06:17 AM
My cardio is mainly treadmill with walking at 3.2 mph at a 5 incline and then jogging at 4.4 mph at the same incline. I will bounce back and forth between walking and jogging every few minutes for approx 1.5 miles or so. Kinda like HIIT but no as intense. I'm not much of a runner so jogging is rough enough.
02-20-2011 09:15 AM
Ok guys here are pis from last night. Exactly 4 weeks to go. I need some other points of view besides my wifes. She knows where i came from but has no idea what i need to look like on stage. How do you guys think i will do? Gonna come in at the bottom of middleweight probably 158 lbs and hoping in the low 4's on bf.
02-21-2011 03:03 PM
Looking great! / Hell loose a few more and go lightweight!.. you be the biggest in the class and smoke the class!.. good luck!.
02-22-2011 12:15 PM
You look like you're right on schedule, keep working hard and make conditioning your number one prirortiy and you will be ripped... You have good size so no worried there, just keep going the way you're going and youl will be very pleased with the results...
Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage! Rage! against the dying of the light!!
02-22-2011 04:11 PM
I would up your cardio to 40-45 minutes daily on the stepmill. The reason is the judges at NPC shows dont give you much time to pose even during pre judging. You need to be spot on. Your lower back and glute/hams need to be shredded. I would also try to incorporate some wide grip pull ups to flare your lats out a bit more. Keep practicing your posing almost daily now after you train. You will be exhausted but its expected. Drink lots of water and on last week get ready to drop your water.
Originally Posted by jd2jr
Do you have your posing music. 60 seconds, no cuss words. Practice your routine to your music, and then pracitice your Manditory poses. Good luck bro. You look good. Remember, your first show unless you look like PHIL HEATH is about learning how to be better at your next show.
02-28-2011 09:33 PM
20 days to go. What do you think? I am right around 159-160 and under 6% I think. Cheap calipers! I'm trying to get under 154.4 to make lightweight. Carbs are down to 115'ish and total cals 1700. Going 1600 for the rest of the week to try to cut more. Been doing 40+ min of cardio EVERY day and working out still 3 on 1 off. Strength is fading fast and energy is almost gone.
02-28-2011 11:40 PM
Congrats BRO!!! You are almost there. Now, Keep in touch with me. What thermogenic are you using now? I would change it to ANIMAL CUTS The last week, because of its water shedding abilities. You have a bit of water in you, but it will be gone come stage time if you do it right. Your tan and cutting your water will make your cuts much more visible. Now, Dont eat too little because you could end up flat on stage. Dont worry too much about your weight class now. You will drop that much from cutting water.
Keep your protein high and keep eating veggies until last week. Now, Sunday of your last week cut your carbs down to around 50. Eat chicken, fish, eggs, and steak, and veggies. Drink lots of water. 2 gallons or so, thru wed. Thurs. cut it to 1 gallon, and friday cut it to no more than 1/2 gallon, and saturday just sips.
I took TARAXATONE, and animal cuts the last 3 days, and sauna as needed. Take potassium caps 2-3 times daily to prevent cramping. It will be hard to flex and pose if you dont. You should be practicing posing a lot the last week which will help squeeze out water. Your quads, hams, and glutes especially.
Before you go to bed on the night before the show, drink 1 part vodka, and one part black coffee. lol. it works. ronnie coleman and kevin levrone did it. keep in touch man.
03-09-2011 09:02 PM
10 day update w/pics
Alright i have 10 days to go. I measure in the mid 5's but I think i'm closer to 6, cheap caliper!! Anyway what do you think? I'm right at 155 in the am and need to be under 154 to weigh in at 6 in the evening. It's gettin rough and i'm hungry alot from cardio everyday and low cals but I'm almost there. I would like to make it clear that i have ALOT of respect for anyone who can go through this. It's a challenge to say the least. Anyway i'll try to update one more time a few days out.
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