Anyone competing or are we all sleeping
- 08-31-2006, 03:22 PM
Anyone competing or are we all sleeping
So is anyone out there getting ready for a show? Bigpete you coming to N.H. to get on stage?
For anyone in the area great show to come to on Oct7th.
Going to have Bill Willmore and some nice local talent there. Anyone in the area let me know if you are going.
- 08-31-2006, 05:00 PM
April 7th of '07 here in Michigan. I gotta get bigger!! ahaha. My first and last show I was 193.4 when I stepped on stage. That was June 10th. Now August 31st I am 229.5. I hope to step on stage at 205+ and be more conditioned than last time! What about you Ripped? When is your next event?
- 08-31-2006, 05:14 PM
I am 8 weeks our from the NorthStar (Minnesota). Can't wait till it's over seeing as Thanksgiving is right around the corner...time to get bulkin for the winter.
08-31-2006, 06:16 PM
what up you two
Yo rysigpi what up man, how is it going bro. So post some pics man lets see your gains. Glad to see you are going on to more shows. You will get better each show and learn more about your body and training.
I am in a serious mass gain phase, I am trainig for either Team Universe or JR USA next year if I can get large enough. I am going to post some pics in a few weeks to let you guys see the new me.
Let me know if you need any help
08-31-2006, 06:17 PM
yo Drum what up, hey lets see some pics man. What are your stats
08-31-2006, 10:33 PM
I am a light heavy. I will be coming in at 192 to 194 this next contest. Hope by next year I will hit close to right at 198. I am only 5'7" so I hopefully I will look pretty thick by then. May be when I growup I can become a heavy weight and play with the big boys. Highlyl doubt it...I would be right back at the low end side of the heavies which would kill me. I like sticking to the high light heavies. Guess we will have to wait and see what kind of bulker I can do this winter.
I will have to get some pics up...never posted any before so I will have to go through some of my contest pics and make sure I get a good one..
09-01-2006, 05:01 AM
at 5'7 ther is no doubt you will look thick. Good luck man.
09-01-2006, 05:35 AM
Good luck all that have the nerve and will to compete while those of us watch from the side lines. Much respect.
09-01-2006, 09:53 AM
hey we need people in the crowd man, that is what I feed off of.
09-01-2006, 10:46 AM
Right now I'm trying to keep lean abit as I gain quality muscle.. Tired of gettin' fat and smooth and having to diet for months before the actual contest cut-up.. PDI plans to start an amateur division, I may see what they do before I gamble on a local show just to get beat by a vascular broomstick..
09-01-2006, 10:53 AM
Pete, as big as you are man you would have no freaken worries man. Are you planning on coming up to at least see the NH show. VPI?
09-01-2006, 11:02 AM
If I compete now I'd end up top of the middleweights, hence my vascular broomstick crack.. If I can't compete at least 190lbs dry and full, no need for me to even consider it.. It's possible I may pop in to NH for the prejudging, we'll see..
09-01-2006, 11:10 AM
cool, le me know man, damn you looked like a freaken heavyweight in that last pic you had.
09-02-2006, 12:34 PM
09-02-2006, 02:47 PM
No man, no shows in Hawaii for me. Is that where you are
09-02-2006, 08:06 PM
I'm doing my first show next March here in AZ. It's a natural NPC show and I'll be competing in the teen division and then the novice of whatever weight class I come in at. I've never done this before so we still don't know what class I'll come in at...we'll see.
09-04-2006, 02:03 AM
Hey everyone, I'm doing my first NPC show this October 28th here in Las Vegas. It is a pretty big show, Jay Cutler is the guest poser. I'm jumping into the light heavys at (hopefully) around 190-195lbs. Here are some pics of me about a week ago. They were done with no pump and in the early morning of my last very low carb day (that is when I like to do pics, so I can compare them when I'm in the same carb state). I just started my cardio this week and have been dieting for about a month now. I'm down to about 6% body fat already. I know I need alot of work, but I should do pretty well.
Originally Posted by Ripped1
09-04-2006, 07:27 AM
good luck rpen22, keep us informed on your progress. If you need any help feel free to ask.
09-04-2006, 07:31 AM
Big Bill, man you should do just fine, your back is wide as it can be. Overall yuor body comp is great for this far out. Keep up the hard work keep us all up to date
09-04-2006, 10:51 AM
Thanks guys. I feel pretty confident about this show, I know two of the judges and they say that I'm going to go great. I've been training natural for the past year so I'm not as big as I use to be (I really see it in my triceps... they are really sucking right now), but overall symmetry and hardness is there. So I might not be the biggest guy in my class, but I should be one of the hardest and symmetrical on stage. I'll keep posting my new pics that I do every few weeks to show my progress.
09-04-2006, 12:55 PM
Thanks a lot! I'll keep you guys up with my progress and let you know how it's going, but as of right now it's goin really well.Originally Posted by Ripped1
09-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Wow Big Bill - you are 2 months out at 6% - I am just hitting that now, with a show in a week - you are in a great position to get ripped to pieces - best of luck to you
09-08-2006, 02:06 PM
I just took my b.f.% this morning and it said that I was down to 4.3%. Now I don't think I'm really that low because I did the front side measurements only (the j-p method). When my wife gets home I'll have her check my back measurements (durin method) and take the difference of the two. But still in all, I'm dropping every day and I just began my cardio a few weeks ago. Also, I'm not yet on my cutting "supplements" yet, just a few fat burners. Next week I'll be 6 weeks out and then it is on. No cheat meals at all, no dairy or fruit, 5x a week cardio, etc. I'll keep you all posted on my progress and new pics as I take them.
Originally Posted by THETEST
09-08-2006, 02:39 PM
HEY Ripped1 I am doing my DEC.9th show feeling like I am going to win it all. Well at least I am approaching it that way. I have been in the background, learning, and gained some mass. As last time I steped on stage at 200lbs I will be on stage at 220-225 ripped to the bone brother! Got my diet right, got the right coach, and NOW I GOT WITH THE RIGHT COMPANY that supports research, and innovation, so the sky is the limit!
09-08-2006, 03:23 PM
apowerz, good to hear you are getting back on stage man. I look forward to seeing you a second time around. You will learn so much more and not have to second guess your self this time. That is good to hear man. Look forward to seeing the pics. You still have plenty of time to put on some mass before cutting down. Are you sticking to a more basic diet this time?
09-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Way to go Apowerz! That is a huge jump in less than a year! My june show I was 193.4 on stage. This coming April I know I will be at least 205 and way more shredded
It awesome to hear of other peoples progress/experience...makes us know we are not the only ones sacrificing things to be the best that we can be :bb2:
Originally Posted by Apowerz6
09-08-2006, 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by rysigpi
WAY to go Rysigpi! and Ripped1 yes my diet is very very basic, no nonsense, as I have a coach who is well versed in competitons, as he is a national level competitior himself. But I know I am the one who has to diet, and I will win my show, thats my mind set, so far so good.
09-08-2006, 04:33 PM
Bigbill Sounds like you do the carb up meal, then go without for a few days? What BF% are you shooting for? I have done that with Beverly International, where you have one big carb meal every 3 days, then take straberries and shakes, and chicken / hamberger, and salads the rest of the time. this time around for me it s a slow carb depelete - white fish for every meal, and just cut more carbs down. Starting to really suffer in the evenings with a week to go - can't wait to start carbing up Wednesday. Till then, evening cardio is tough. You gotta love the results - What do you eat just before prejudging? I am thinking of Arginine, Lysine (for pump) and for vascularity -- I am thinking of Dates (pitted). In the past - I ate junk and gained 3 lbs during the day and looked bad for the night show - would appreciate some guidance. Take care
09-08-2006, 04:35 PM
Apowerz6 - you should bottle that confidence - you would be rich!!!
09-11-2006, 11:58 AM
If APowerz dont get richj, he will at least take 1st with all of his confidence. You seem way more relaxed than you did earlier this year.
09-11-2006, 12:19 PM
I just need to build some confidence - getting to 5% will help - you never know who will show up on contest day - Hes got the goods and I think that is great.
09-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Yes i am way more relaxed as my coach is with me and on my ass! In addition I am going about this way differently. Also knowing that my diet will be tough, and getting over the jitters of stepping on stage makes it so much easier. And lastly AX is sponsering me, so I HAVE TO REPRESENT! hey ripped whas your email again I'll shoot you my plans...
09-11-2006, 02:30 PM
09-14-2006, 09:06 AM
Cool - my NPC show is saturday - started carbing up yesterday: Tues was 2 gals water, 1 gal yesterday, 1/2 today. Dropping water weight: 180, 178, now 176.8. Waste is 31", chest is 44". Striating in the chest, quads, & intercostals. Posing alot & shaved up yesterday - so tanning spray tonight & tomorrow. Just got word the photo shoot sunday will also be video for a Training Video. So it will be alot of fun.
09-14-2006, 09:08 AM
Apowerz6 - Ripped - any advice on what to take before going on stage - I have heard alot: trainer says some sweets like cheesecake is fine. I was trying to be more scientific with a "pump up" supplement, but with no water - blood will likely be pretty thick - any advice would be appreciated.
09-14-2006, 12:10 PM
here is what I used this year and it worked great. I do not believe in all sorts of junk food for sugar. On Friday the day before the show I simply ate as many WHITE potatoes as I could. About 8 lbs all together. I ate 2 boxes of plain granola during the day. I also had a little chicken. The morning of the show I had a regular meal ( chicken, brown rice). Then I snacked on granola handfull at a time when I was hungry) the rest of the morning till the show to keep the vascularity. Don't worry about the pump, you will get that when you go back stage and warm up. I sipped on 16 ozs of a glucose drink 1 hr prior to getting on stage. As you have seen it worked perfect. I have seen all kinds of **** people load there bodys with. Why take a chance and flatten out. There have been 4 of us that have used the exact diet and I kid you not all have placed first. We have a friend coming up in a show in 3 weeks. He will also use this diet and place first no doubt. If you have any questions ask away man. What ever you do at this point stay confident man. You are 2 days away. Good luck
09-17-2006, 08:16 PM
My friend Necro is four weeks out from a natural comp. Some pics are available from this thread
Necro's AENutrition SteelEdge & IntraXCell Log (with pics)
He's probably in need of some final week prep advice if there are any experts about.
09-18-2006, 08:18 AM
09-18-2006, 11:45 AM
Well I have to be honest, the good news is I won the 40+ Masters Class at the NPC event. The bad news - I was the only one in my class. I tried to cross over to the open class since I thought I had a chance at the overall - the promoter told me not to. Since there were only 10 people that showed up - I guess he had an idea of who we wanted to win - and did not want a big show down. Makes no sense to me, but I learned alot - and have another show in 3 weeks. Plus I was in good enough shape for the photo shoot - which is for a book - and surprise, they decided to film raw footage for a Training video to support the book - I will add pics soon from the show and the session. I pigged out last night, and have gained about 8 lbs, but mostly water. Now back on a strict diet of fish and low carbs. Hardest thing I ever had to do was restrict water - Friday 16oz up to noon, then nothing (ok I had some ice to munch on) but is was tough - but I came in dry and hard and full from carbing up: no water - no spill over. But I was very grumpy - a painful head game. Any way, I qualified for the Masters Nationals next year, but I do not think I am ready for that level of competition - working now on loosing the fat off my lower back to get more of a christmas tree - but I weighed in at 177.25 at 5'11" - so I really need more mass. I may just build what I can and wait till next fall when I am 50 yrs old to compete at a National Level in the 50+ category - but think I am just to small on mass to bother before then. Once I post pics I would appreciate feedback - been doing this for 4.5 yrs and am still learning
09-18-2006, 12:19 PM
hey man great tohear all the good things that came out of the show for you. It sounds like you had a great time and made it work for you. Ahhhh yes the grumpt carbs days, we all go thru that my iron brother. I to am in a position as you are. I need allot more mass to go to a National level show. But no fear I will get there in a year or two. Was this an NPC show or a natural show? Keep up the hard work and if you ever need some advice give a hollar.
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