who competes/plans on competing within next year or so
- 09-04-2005, 07:44 PM
- 10-05-2005, 10:56 AM
I think I have finally decided to give bodybuilding a go. I was set on going the fitness modeling route, but can still intertwine the two nicely. After I return from the O, gonna have the minor epigastric surgery repaired (outpatient and only 2 weeks off time) and start bulking up. Right now, I would venture to guess I am around 7-8%, 6 ft, 228 lbs. I would like to bulk to 240-245 and then cut down for the spring. I was working with Sagi Kalev on diet last spring, but am looking for some different alternatives as far as clean bulking, dieting down, etc... for this time around....
10-05-2005, 12:44 PM
great to hear that max!! you've got tons of potential and you'll definitely do very well provided you truly dedicate yourself to it
not that i'm an expert or guru by any means but i know a thing or two .. feel free to PM me whenever you want bro
10-17-2005, 06:34 AM
I was laid off from work in 96 got 8 weeks out of a show and got called back to work. It is really hard depending on what you do for a living. I tried to stay on target then but working construction at the time just could not keep diet right. I started losing too much weight and that ended that. I am looking at a couple of shows for june of 06.. Not sure if I am going to do a natural or not..it depends whether I decide to do a cycle[ never have done one ] I have plenty of size for a natural one. It would be a matter of conditioning.
10-17-2005, 06:38 AM
Glen u from nj area.. use to be a great gym in edison years ago....hardcore...dynamic fitness..Originally Posted by glenihan
10-17-2005, 06:47 PM
Three years and forty pounds of muscle later, I'd like to compete. I'm way to undeveloped now, though, I've only been going at it for a little over a year.
10-17-2005, 08:03 PM
10-17-2005, 08:21 PM
Hey OldSchool, I'm from JC, but I have to go to Bayonne, NJ for a pretty kick ass gym called Mid-City gym. I believe it's sister location in NYC was one of the filming locations for Pumping Iron if you look at the credits. Most gyms in my area only have db's that go to 100, but Mid-City has 120's and I talked to the manager of the gym and he said they have higher db's somewhere else, but most trainers didn't know how to handle them. Plus I got a year for $300 bucks so it was in my price range and the environment is pretty cool, better than the freaking fitness gym I was at which was the only one I could afford. It was for yuppies, and they didn't even have a water cooler, they wanted you to buy there $3 dollar water!
10-19-2005, 12:07 PM
10-19-2005, 12:18 PM
I am limited for gyms in my area. I have one in walking distance..it is ok very small not alot of equip.. but it is not busy and I have 24 hour access. The other is a short drive very large , very busy,.. and don't get caught not cleaning when done,,even if you have not started to sweat. You spend more time cleaning equip. then training.. [not that I want to lay in someones sweat]Originally Posted by Atlas
Atlas how far is rutherford? strong and shapely is there..I knew some guys that use to train there. Always heard good things.. but that has been a long time.. but I know it was a top notch place as far as equip. and atmosphere..
10-19-2005, 10:39 PM
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.
10-25-2005, 12:56 AM
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..
10-30-2005, 07:29 PM
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!Originally Posted by toughchick401
10-31-2005, 11:39 AM
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.
10-31-2005, 01:41 PM
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
11-01-2005, 10:35 AM
11-01-2005, 01:03 PM
BigPete weren't you competing a while back?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..
11-01-2005, 11:39 PM
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..Originally Posted by BigVrunga
11-02-2005, 10:58 AM
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.Originally Posted by Nullifidian
11-02-2005, 11:56 AM
11-02-2005, 12:47 PM
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.Originally Posted by glenihan
11-10-2005, 03:41 AM
Swiss-Natural over 40
I have planed to go in for the next year (2006)
Swiss-Natural Championship over 40
11-10-2005, 09:50 AM
11-10-2005, 10:39 AM
11-13-2005, 10:20 PM
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