John Smeton's first NPC contest preperation

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    Hello and welcome. About me: I have done an NGA show in 2009, place third in the heavyweight class. In 2010 I got ready for the NGA Florida internation championships (big show, Layne Norton competed in it) and I withdrew because I wasnt happy with the way I looked. Long story short, I want to give NPC a shot. I am doing this for me, not anyone else, plus I love bodybuilding.

    Currently I am going by a very unqiue machine that measures alot (its a seven thounsand dollar machine and the only one in the great state of tennessee) so while my gym scale says 230lbs I am going by this one and it says....here are my measurements which Ill be tracking at least monthly and probally using this scale weekly.

    according to INBody 520 machine

    weight: 224.7 lbs
    Body fat percentage 13.9

    I started my prep on Feb 1st. A sixteen weeker

    Current diet 3,000
    average of
    300 protein
    300 carbs
    65 f

    if things stay the same in another week or two, carbs and fat come down.

    Weight training: I have had two major injuries, and I keep gettign minor ones, like my knees I had to back off hack squats and a back strain. I go to a chiropractor tat does Active release therapy and other techniques combined and this helps. In addition, I do my own therapy I have learned over the years, Ice fricton massage, EMS machine, EMS machine with ice, deep tissue, and I get the girl I see to get me deep tissue maybe once or twice a week , when I really need it, this contest prep I may get her to give me it more.

    I have to lighten it up sometimes and a lot due to inuries so I have been holding back on purpose.
    My Split, which most likely will change
    Chest, abs
    back, traps
    arms
    quads
    calvs, hams
    shoulders
    off
    repeat

    somedays if I feel im behind Ill put quads and hams together or maybe chest and shoulders.

    Other activity: I personal train three times weekly right now, and on my feet at least one other day for an hour to two hours walking around. In addition, bedroom cardio, which I get on average two nights a week, some times it may be more, right now its about two nights a week and it can get intense, I can burn a lot of calories this way

    cardio: none right now with my other activties, will add in if the results stall

    Sleep: overall pretty good. I try and get eight hours a night.

    Supplements
    I take a lot of AI sports supplements like and Ill be pimping them out in this log
    DAA
    hghpro
    Recoverpro(bcaa's) 30-50 grams daily
    l carntine tartrate
    3z
    glycobol
    perform
    stoked

    other supplements
    creatine
    beta alanine; although I have to cycle this. For some reason when I use it too long my joints seem to hurt and when I take time off beta alanine I use taurine and this seems to help my joints. I could be worng on this , its just something that my body seems to do.
    Quality Multi
    Vit c -3 grams daily
    glucosamine
    pure aloe vera juice- about 2 oz -a couple times weekly
    acidophilus
    fish oil
    L-glutamine 10 grams daily

    on hormonals: Its not my favorite subject to talk about openly since its much debate over them;however, since I use over the counter only I am fine with talking about them. I have not used any hormonals otc or otherwise in fifteen months and my last one was I forces protodrol. I really am satified in how I look overall I Know in this show I am going against alot of what I consider heavy hormonal users and that is fine, I do doing this show for me and I only use anabolics I have bought over the counter legally because honestly I am like following the US laws, even though I have different opinions on them out of respect. I plan on using very little for an NPC show, and Im confident I respond so well , this is all I need for my goals, I just have to wait and see.

    this isnt set in stone but my stack will be something like a twelve weeker
    dymethazine first four weeks 15 mgs
    trenavar(new stuff) weeks five to ten 30 mgs
    protomax weeks five to ten 75mgs
    11-oxo weeks eleven and twelve


    Ive never stacked anything before, only used solo over the counters so this is a big step for me. I feel I have overall good genetics for size and will respond well because while Im not the strongest cat in the gym; I sure bigger than a lot of guys that are stronger, and the fact I got large and in charge without ever using a hormonal, I got up to 230 lbs, not fat, not lean when I was 23 and was using some heavy weights without ever using a single thing(and proud I did this!). We will see how this turns out.


    I have no pictures currently and may get to putting up some or a video; regardless I am keeping track of things

    anyone who wants to summurize can skip to the weekly review I do every friday, after I test everything on the Inbody machine
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  2. Im in! maybe Ill learn how to cut properly and not mess up like I always do lol
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  3. I am going lighter on purpose, Ive had a few things acting up, tightness in chest, bad back strain this week.

    February 1st 2012 @ Omega gym

    Nutrition
    285 P
    310 C
    80 F
    total 3,100

    Training Chest, abs

    Incline db press(40-45 % angle) 75=12, 80=10, 8
    Low decline press 225=5, 185=10
    cable fly 40lbs=12, 60lbs=10, 9
    incline db fly (20-30%) 30lbs=13, 10,10

    frog crunch 15,15,15
    decline leg ups 15,15,15

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    Feb 2nd 2012 Back traps

    295P
    360C
    50F
    total 3,115

    Nautilus pullover machine 130=12, 12
    pulldown(neutral grip) 160=12,10

    one arm db row(hand on rack) 90=12, 100lbs=12
    nautilus row machine 200=15, 250=10
    Rack deadlifts(at knee) 315lbs=20x's
    barbell shrug 315lbs=15,15, 13

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    Feb 3 2012

    315 P (35 bcaas)
    285 C
    65F
    total 3,000


    Arms supersetted

    tricep rope pushdown 100lbs=12, 110=12, 120=13, 120=15
    barbell curls (closegrip) 75lbs=12, 95lbs=12, 105lbs=12, 12

    nautilus dip machine(slow negative) 210lbs=12, 230lbs=12, 13,
    one arm db on decline 30lbs=10,10,10

    over db extension 55lbs=11x's (stopped early joints!)
    nautilus preacher curl machine 100lbs=12, 110=10, 100=12

    overhead triceps extension(rope) 90lbs=12, 10-dropset70lbs=8-60lbs=5-40lbs=12
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    Feb 4th 2012
    hams, quads

    seated leg curl (squeezing real hard at bottom) 120=12. 150lbs=12, 180=8, 200=5
    Smith sldl 225=10, 275=6, 275=7

    hack squat (wide stance and out) 225=12, 275=10, 315=10

    gym closed
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  4. Hey man! Good to see you getting back into competing.

    As for the cycle.. that looks hella rough and I am sure loads of dudes would be using. I would add some transaderm or dermacrine underneath all that just to keep lethargy and stuff at bay. Also, it would help your upper hormones from not having any stimulation for a while. And as for the last couple weeks, I would add in an AI. Formastanzol would be good, but since you aren't tested may as well run something strong if you have used it before, if not well then just something to get water out of your body. I am in no ways experienced, or even researched in this business but that is what I gather. Might wanna look online to see what some people do with their supplement stack as the show gets closer/peak week.
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  6. Thanks everyone for subscribing I may do this log after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Hey man! Good to see you getting back into competing.

    As for the cycle.. that looks hella rough and I am sure loads of dudes would be using. I would add some transaderm or dermacrine underneath all that just to keep lethargy and stuff at bay. Also, it would help your upper hormones from not having any stimulation for a while. And as for the last couple weeks, I would add in an AI. Formastanzol would be good, but since you aren't tested may as well run something strong if you have used it before, if not well then just something to get water out of your body. I am in no ways experienced, or even researched in this business but that is what I gather. Might wanna look online to see what some people do with their supplement stack as the show gets closer/peak week.
    You think my cycle looks rough?

    I figure at them lowish doses and using daa the whole time, which in my opinion will help. I see some guys using a ton of stuff like testosterone, anavar, and trenbolone and others, while I am using pretty low doses for everything. I just am not going into an NPC without using anything because I know my competition is using and many are using a lot, I have to do what i think is best. I could up the dosage on the dymthazine to 30 because some say 15 is really low and 60 on the trenavar and right now I have no intention to because I seriously blow up on very little. In addition It is my belief the lower the dose the less the sides, and the quicker I come back in pct.

    Please understand me I am about getting the best good gains while keeping doses as low as I can for them good gains.

    as for balancing lethary that is why I choose protodrol (well another brand protomax) a dht derivate ,that I used before, which has a feel good effect on me, with Trenavar, a nandrolone derivative-well actially its supposely a prohomone to tren and I figured the protodrol would take care of that. I am well studied in anabolics , I just choose to do over the counter stuff because that is part of my personal values currently, and I like to stay on the good side of the law.
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  7. Heck yes I will be watching this closely. Oh and yes I am 1st in this mofo.
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  9. In to learn something.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    Thanks everyone for subscribing I may do this log after all.



    You think my cycle looks rough?

    I figure at them lowish doses and using daa the whole time, which in my opinion will help. I see some guys using a ton of stuff like testosterone, anavar, and trenbolone and others, while I am using pretty low doses for everything. I just am not going into an NPC without using anything because I know my competition is using and many are using a lot, I have to do what i think is best. I could up the dosage on the dymthazine to 30 because some say 15 is really low and 60 on the trenavar and right now I have no intention to because I seriously blow up on very little. In addition It is my belief the lower the dose the less the sides, and the quicker I come back in pct.

    Please understand me I am about getting the best good gains while keeping doses as low as I can for them good gains.

    as for balancing lethary that is why I choose protodrol (well another brand protomax) a dht derivate ,that I used before, which has a feel good effect on me, with Trenavar, a nandrolone derivative-well actially its supposely a prohomone to tren and I figured the protodrol would take care of that. I am well studied in anabolics , I just choose to do over the counter stuff because that is part of my personal values currently, and I like to stay on the good side of the law.

    Well as far as the length, and I don't think it's rough because you are taking a lot, I don't think you are taking enough... lol.
    Specially the last week. 11 oxo/protomax (Stano clone or winny? ) For drying, and perhaps some OTC AI as well. I hear the last week pro's just CRUSH estrogen and get as much water as they can out of them. But like I said, I'm not versed in this, just giving my opinion.
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  11. Subbed. What show do you plan on doing? Light heavy I assume?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid View Post
    Im in! maybe Ill learn how to cut properly and not mess up like I always do lol
    X2 for me, need all the good examples i can find lol

    not a fan of that stack your building, but i've never preped for a competition. i would think its not a good idea to be switching compounds 2 weeks out from competition. also trenavar is a IMO a fairly unproven product, man i would really just scrap that stack and start over.

    have you considered running some real gear? test prop/winny/masteron/tren ace these are very common basic contest prep cycles, from a quick search lol
    Corn is to popcorn as, prohormones are to steriods...

  13. Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    Thanks everyone for subscribing I may do this log after all.



    You think my cycle looks rough?

    I figure at them lowish doses and using daa the whole time, which in my opinion will help. I see some guys using a ton of stuff like testosterone, anavar, and trenbolone and others, while I am using pretty low doses for everything. I just am not going into an NPC without using anything because I know my competition is using and many are using a lot, I have to do what i think is best. I could up the dosage on the dymthazine to 30 because some say 15 is really low and 60 on the trenavar and right now I have no intention to because I seriously blow up on very little. In addition It is my belief the lower the dose the less the sides, and the quicker I come back in pct.

    Please understand me I am about getting the best good gains while keeping doses as low as I can for them good gains.

    as for balancing lethary that is why I choose protodrol (well another brand protomax) a dht derivate ,that I used before, which has a feel good effect on me, with Trenavar, a nandrolone derivative-well actially its supposely a prohomone to tren and I figured the protodrol would take care of that. I am well studied in anabolics , I just choose to do over the counter stuff because that is part of my personal values currently, and I like to stay on the good side of the law.
    i guess if you want to stay on the "legal" side of things, you relize your trying to run strong methyls for 10 weeks here and jumping off right before your contest. i assume you already have these product in hand? so you wont want to switch it up...

    i agree with mattrage about the Formastanzol to eliminate all estrogen... this is 10 weeks of orals, your gonna need serious liver support. i would stock up on Liv52, run it all day everyday.

    Dymethazine 30mgs week 1-4
    Epistane 50mgs week 5-10
    Protomax 75mgs week 5-10
    11-oxo weeks 7-10
    and one of these also
    6-OXO, 6-Bromo, ATD, Formestane week 7-10
    Corn is to popcorn as, prohormones are to steriods...

  14. Quote Originally Posted by BigKrabbe View Post
    Subbed. What show do you plan on doing? Light heavy I assume?
    we will see.

    I edited in on my supplements something I forgot l glutamine , I take 10 grams daily when cutting

    As for as my stack attention lol I didnt even need to post that, its getting too much attention. I am sticking to lower doses like I laid out on page one. I am not after to become a big monster or anything, this show is for me and if using small doses if what I want to do then by god I am doing it.


    Feb 5th 2011

    265P
    245C
    45F
    total calories 2,445 *I felt like dropping calories this low would do my good(calorie cycling-done it in the past, its very effective)

    Calves *My calves are a little over 17 inches so I have to really work them very hard* moreso than most my other bodyparts

    standing calve raises 470lbs=10, 610lbs=12, 660lbs=10, 520lbs=10
    seated calves raises 45+25=12, 45+45+25=4
    dumbbell between feet(wotks outer calve) 60lbs=11,12,12

    cardio calves(I put the treadmill on a 15 incline and walk on my tip toes leaning forward) 15 minutes

    stretch-standing calve raise 380lbs= 1:10 seconds
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    feb 6th 2012

    Ill add in calories later when I finish eating for the day

    Chest, shoulders * going lighter this workout due to some minor injuries*

    incline db press(40-45 degrees) 85lbs=11, 9, 8
    dips(Vince Gironad-ish ) 7, 5
    incline prec dec 120lbs=10,10,9
    smith widegrip incline (about 30-degrees)(slow negative) 185=8, 7

    standing side laterals 35lbs-3 sets of 12 (two weeks ago was doing 50 lbs for 12 and last week 45-going light on purpose)
    bent over laterals 35lbs=12,15,15
    Smith military press 135=12, 145=10
    front dub raise 35lbs=12
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  15. sorry for jumping all over you stack, sounded like you were so sure about it. good luck with the cut bro, hard work will pay off!!!
    Corn is to popcorn as, prohormones are to steriods...

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Srt4Muscle View Post
    sorry for jumping all over you stack, sounded like you were so sure about it. good luck with the cut bro, hard work will pay off!!!
    Its okay bro, No worries. I appreciate you saying something, I know it is ideal for me to use real gear and bigger doses, when I start it(March 1st). I am not sure of anything; although, Its what I have lined up to use.

    I have done otc three cycles in the past six years and weak ones according to some of my buddies, 1,4ad 600 mgs for 6 weeks, next one hdrol 75 mgs for 6 weeks and last one protodrol-75 mgs for 6 weeks-(15 months ago) and each time my fellow gym rats told me I need to dose higher, esp for my size (I have been 215-240 for almost ten years now, lean and not so lean) I blow up on them what everyone calls conservative cycles so I really dont see the need to use 30 mgs of dymeth when I can use 15 mgs and get good results. Moreover, only me being on this cycle will show the results and the only way for me is to update and hopefully I can get some video footage up.
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  17. In for this, cutting is a BiTCH!!!
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by p5sky View Post
    In for this, cutting is a BiTCH!!!
    Im not complaining. Its worth it to look nice and lean(and me me hopefully ripped this time around)

    Feb 7th 2012 Off went to chiropractor, got some ARt done and other techniques on some minor injuries I have been having and shoulder maintaince. (drove four hours in a day to see him, he is the best and I have to drive this far to see him, its worth it!)

    total calories 2,950(might as well say 3k)
    protein 310
    carbs 225
    fat 90

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    Feb 8th 2012

    total calories 2825
    285 p
    275 c
    65f

    back, traps

    nautilus pullover machine 130lbs=12, 140=10
    lat pulldown(neutral grip) 180=12, 190=10
    Pullup(widegrip underhand) 12,9

    deadlift 335=6, 8
    one arm db row 100lbs=10, 12
    nautilus row machine 220lbs=12, 9

    seated dumbbell shrugs 100lbs=15, 12,12
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  19. A.R.T. is the ****, helped me out alot after i got rear ended last year and with some old injuries as well
    Corn is to popcorn as, prohormones are to steriods...

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Srt4Muscle View Post
    A.R.T. is the ****, helped me out alot after i got rear ended last year and with some old injuries as well
    agreed. It helped me come back from a elbow injurt in 08-09 that i had to take a full year off upper body. In addition it helps with a shoulder injury i had to take off quite a while and still have to work around both of them to some extent.
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  21. Feb 9th 2012

    total cals 2615
    240P (30 bcaa's)
    290C
    55 F

    arms supersetted

    triceps ope pushdown 120lbs=12,12,12
    Barbell curls 95lbs=12, 105lbs=12, 115lbs=12

    dips (bodyweight 224lbs) 10,11,10
    spider cirls 30lbs=6, 25=9, 8

    tricep extension 105lbs=10(2 p) , 95lbs=10, 8
    nautilus curl machine 120lbs=10,10,10

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    total calories 3,ooo cals
    290P
    300C
    65F

    Quads

    *warmups of course*

    Leg press (on number four)... 6 plates(per side)=11, 7 plates=10
    Hack squat 315=10, 10
    Nautilus leg extension 100lbs=15, 100lbs=12--dropset--90lbs=10-----dropset---80lbs=10-----dropset----70lbs=10----dropset--60lbs=10


    Dennis Wolf killing quads video http://mdtv.musculardevelopment.com/...-2012-asc.html
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    Review for the week

    -diet has been on track and I have went under 3k some days
    -training has been on point
    -Did four personal training sessions
    -good amount of bed cardio
    -Inbody machine read that I gained 2.5 % bodyfat from 13%to 15% from last friday to this friday bodyfat which is super improbale and it has to be wrong. This machine is known to be off because in the matter of three months one day i was 9 % and three months later I was 16 % and I no way gain that much as I have been staying lean year round. That said, I am still using it -it measures water levels as well and I think esses with the bodyfat readings. (A buddy that works at the gym said to get a true reading is on an empty stomach, no water in your system, first thing in the morning. I go few different gyms and its quite a drive so I dont know if I can do this, maybe I can do it once a week on Saturday or something.)
    -In the mirror its hard to tell if I look leaner than last week

    That said, I am reducing carbs by 50 grams this week and well see how it goes next week.

    as far as supplements, I am omitting glycobol because I have been eating meals with fat in the four hours after I take glycobol and this could have cause fat gains(although I dont think it did) I just wont take any chances at this early in and Ill just save glycobol "offseason" because I have been though two hard contest preparations and going very low carbs or no carbs at all is not the way i plan on doing this contest preparation after staying much leaner have been in the past this whole year.

    *I may take glycobol on carb up days; although they wont be for a while.
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  22. I look forward to seeing how tghis works out...do your best

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Budman7811 View Post
    I look forward to seeing how tghis works out...do your best
    That is all all of us can do.


    I have been doing a lot of extra cardio with the girl I have been seeing. Three hours straight on Saturday night and all this week and I consider this cardio. With the personal training I do and the bed cardio I have been getting I see no need to do cardio in my current regime.

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    Feb 10 2012

    total calories 3,000
    280 protein
    300 carbs
    65 fat


    Quads @ YMCA

    warmups

    leg press 6 plates(per side) =11, 7 plates=10
    hack squat 315=10,10
    leg extension(nautilus) 100lbs=15, 100lbs=12--dropset--90=10--dropset--80lbs=10--dropset---70lbs=10--dropset---60lbs=10
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    Feb 11th 2012

    total 2800
    325 P
    250C
    55F

    Calves, hamstrings @ Omega gym

    calves(higher rep calve day) I alternate betwen higher reps one week and the other heavy weight
    leg press calves
    2 plates+10+5=20 ,
    2 plates+10+5=20--rest pause--15---rest pause(rp)--20--rp--20--rp--25
    2 plates+10+5=20--rp--20--rp--20--20--20--20
    Seated calve raise
    2(25)=30--rp--20--rp--20--rp--20--rp--20--rp--20
    calve stretch(on leg press machine) 2 plates+10+5= 32 seconds

    hamstrings
    Incline glute ham machine=11
    sldl 225=9 (felt a tightness or something so did not proceed)
    hack sldl 2(10+5 ON EACH SIDE) =10, 2(25) =10,10,10
    LYING LEG CURLS(+3) 120LBS=8, 130=5
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    feb 12 2012 no activity day

    total 2,750
    280P
    270C
    60 F

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    Feb 13th 2012

    total 2,800
    325 P
    280C
    45F

    shoulders
    standing side laterals 35lbs=12, 40lbs=12, 45lbs=10(2 P)
    bent over side laterals 35lbs=12, 40=12, 45lbs=12
    seated db press 65=10, 9, 11
    front db riase 35lbs=12, 40=12, 40=12


    here is a nice lil shoulder contest preparation video http://mdtv.musculardevelopment.com/...nn-bailey.html
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    Feb 14th 2012 no activity

    total calories 2500
    285 P
    225c
    50 F

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    awesome bcaa's-I take in a good 30 grams a day which i count toward my protein grams, sometimes more or less, depends on the day and circumstances

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  24. Nice update. Three hour card session? Good stuff man. That's a good and fun way of burning cals.
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  25. 3 hours!!!!????? Damn
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