who competes/plans on competing within next year or so

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  1. Competed 4 times in 2003-2004. Hoping to do another show next spring or early summer. Been trying to add a few pounds of muscle over the last year.


  2. There's a possibility I'll compete in another 2yrs, depends on how much more I gain, and how my weaknesses have been brought up..
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by toughchick401
    I would love to compete! have to wait and see
    Judging from your pics I think you would really do well. I've seen girls on that stage not nearly in the great shape you are. Go for it girl!

  4. I just recently talked to a guy here at my gym who has won every comp he's competed in so far (I think 2 or 3). I mean won the overall, not just his weight class.

    The most recent comp, he came in at 187. That's 11 pounds from the top of the light heavies but he won not only the light heavy but also the overall.

    His advice: DO NOT target a weight class. He said just diet down and work on your proportions. Work on coming in as tight and as cut as possible and get your proportions as perfect as you can for you structure. The idea is to make your goal the overall, not your weight class. He said too many guys come in looking to win their weight class and they end up either soft because they were afraid to go too light, or flat because they didn't want to be at the bottom of the next weight class up.

    His offseason is kinda old school though. He was 250 before he dieted down for that most recent comp, and he said he is going up to 270 before dieting down for his next one.



    Interesting enough, Eryk Bui said exactly the same thing. 2 years ago, he won the lightweight class and he was only a few pounds from being a Bantam. Last year he won the middlewieght and was only 1 or 2 points behind Chris Cook for the overall. He said for competitions, aim for the overall, not your weightclass; come in at whatever weightclass your pre-contest prep lands you at.

  5. judges look at you and how you look .. not your weight

    with that said once one is a more experienced competitor it would behoove one to have a target weight where he knows he looks his best
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  6. Hey TC, post more pics! More pics! Preferably in the Adult section .... hehehe ...

  7. There's a possibility I'll compete in another 2yrs, depends on how much more I gain, and how my weaknesses have been brought up..
    BigPete weren't you competing a while back?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    BigPete weren't you competing a while back?
    It's been 2yrs since I've competed, I know right now I wouldn't be my best if I tried, someday I'll get the feeling to give it a shot..

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Nullifidian
    I just recently talked to a guy here at my gym who has won every comp he's competed in so far (I think 2 or 3). I mean won the overall, not just his weight class.

    The most recent comp, he came in at 187. That's 11 pounds from the top of the light heavies but he won not only the light heavy but also the overall.

    His advice: DO NOT target a weight class. He said just diet down and work on your proportions. Work on coming in as tight and as cut as possible and get your proportions as perfect as you can for you structure. The idea is to make your goal the overall, not your weight class. He said too many guys come in looking to win their weight class and they end up either soft because they were afraid to go too light, or flat because they didn't want to be at the bottom of the next weight class up.

    His offseason is kinda old school though. He was 250 before he dieted down for that most recent comp, and he said he is going up to 270 before dieting down for his next one.



    Interesting enough, Eryk Bui said exactly the same thing. 2 years ago, he won the lightweight class and he was only a few pounds from being a Bantam. Last year he won the middlewieght and was only 1 or 2 points behind Chris Cook for the overall. He said for competitions, aim for the overall, not your weightclass; come in at whatever weightclass your pre-contest prep lands you at.
    This is right on the money, many of the guys I know who compete are way to concerned with coming in at a certain weight, its no coincidence that they are bigger guys. They always say they dont want to lose to much "size" and then get smoked on the day of the show. And of course, many of you know the lines that follow a loss due to poor conditioning; "I ****ed up my water depletion", "I had too much tanner on", " you should have seen me the next morning, thats when I peaked", "the judges dont like me". Fact of the matter is, some guys egos wont let them diet down to the weight class they belong in, I actually know guys who would rather have a 4th or 5th place HEAVYWEIGHT trophy, than a 1st place "*****" light heavy trophy,lol. (sorry im ranting) And the worst of the worst, is the guy who calls the promoters the week of the show, finds out nobody has entered the super- fat, I mean super-heavy class, and shows up uncontested and wins the class. moral of the story: trophy collectors undermine those of us who diet their asses off for 16 or 20 weeks. Once again, sorry for the rant, this subject always gets to me, if youve never competed before, but are planning on it, go for condition, not size, you will be happier when you look at the photos, and will not be embarrased to show them to people. Now to get back to the purpose of the thread,I will be on stage again next june.

  10. great post Vtaper

    what are your stats?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    great post Vtaper

    what are your stats?
    Thank you, Im 6'4", I weigh around 250 off season, I competed at nationals last summer pretty ripped and dry at 215. Dont really have many measurments, but at contest weight my waist is 32-33 inches.
  12. Swiss-Natural over 40


    I have planed to go in for the next year (2006)
    Swiss-Natural Championship over 40
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by ironguru
    I have planed to go in for the next year (2006)
    Swiss-Natural Championship over 40
    I think you'll be kickin' ass and takin' names.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Nabeshin
    I think you'll be kickin' ass and takin' names.
    Thank you my friend I hope I can do that.

  15. Lookin ripped IronGuru!! Hope I look half that good at 44!

    BV

  16. Doing my first show in april of 06, Already dieting- doing the math I should come in at 190 or so at 5'10 of course I really dont care about the weight. Looking for full musclebellies and ripped- So diet is about 20 weeks right now I am 207 at arond 10% should be around 8% at the end of the year. Then I might stay lean and do the state championship in june, I want to win but doing the show is more important to me.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Ironchef
    Doing my first show in april of 06, Already dieting- doing the math I should come in at 190 or so at 5'10 of course I really dont care about the weight. Looking for full musclebellies and ripped- So diet is about 20 weeks right now I am 207 at arond 10% should be around 8% at the end of the year. Then I might stay lean and do the state championship in june, I want to win but doing the show is more important to me.
    Which show are you going to do? Is it the NPC Met on April 15th?

  18. Hey I'm looking for the NPC contest schedule for next year, but I hear the Atlantic States is on June 3rd and am 90% sure that will be my first show! Sucks as diet starts 2 days before my birth which is Feb. 3rd!

  19. I really really want to within the next two years. Its just everytime I look at myself in the mirror I feel too small. Right now I am 6'3", 230, and around 13% b/f. I feel that I would have to be 250 pounds at around the same b/f before I started cutting down for a comp, but I am only 20 so I got nothin but time!!!

    Also it doesnt sound too bad to gain another 20 pounds....3 years ago at this time i was a senior in high school and weighed a whooping 178 pounds...and I want as cut as i am now!!!

  20. LOL..you'll never feel big enough. I was 240 at 13% and 5'10" and I felt too small to compete

    I was gonna compete next year, but I may put it off til 2007 now.

  21. I plan on competing for the first time on August of '06.

  22. Turned 40 last year, competed in two Masters shows this spring, lost 45lbs and a lot of muscle.
    Putting the muscle back on, will compete in the spring, but only need to diet at 1lb/week this time.

  23. i figure to be a middle weight at 5'9 and ripped in 12 weeks\

    Granite cup in NH, just a stepping stone to see if I still have it after 6 years away from the sport

  24. Hey guys i have not pasted in a long time. But i will change that this year. I did my first show last Sept and i got first place in the lightweight class. I weighd in at 158pounds. Of season im around 180 to 185. Im just started my diet for a show in May. When i get a chance i will post sme pics and have you bro's take a look and give some advice. Im at around 182pounds at this time. Realy want to get a little tighter than last time i was around 5-6% bf not alot of striations in the quads. I will keep the bro's posted.

  25. I plan on competing within the next year

    I am also from NJ

    I want to attend a comp first tho

  26. I would like to try to compete in the alaska teen bodybuilding comp, or compete some day when i'm older. I just don't know much about competing, and don't really know any coaches or anything up here in the far north. There's one guy I could get to train me, but i'd have to shell out alot of cash. I just wouldn't want to make an ass out of myself up on stage.

  27. Yea...there are a ton of sites that give step by step instructions on how to start competing....anyone have any suggestions on which site they think is the best?

  28. I plan on competing again this year, did my first one last year and now I am hooked!

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Tom 185
    Yea...there are a ton of sites that give step by step instructions on how to start competing....anyone have any suggestions on which site they think is the best?
    Go for an amalgam, there is so much good info out there, and honestly you have to know what works best for you. What I did was took all the ideas I could find and worked out a plan for me. Also try to find someone you trust who might be able to give you some insight like at your gym, and old trainer or something, it helps volumes speaking to someone in person and getting 20 qeustions answered in 10 minutes.

  30. Zodiach

    what is the amalgam website?

    Thanks
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