4.5 Weeks Out Pictures...

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  1. 4.5 Weeks Out Pictures...


    These were taken last night after an HIIT cardio session. I was sipping on a water bottle with 10 scoops of Scivation's Xtend the whole time. When I finished, I got to the locker room to throw on my trunks for posing practice and saw this...









    Now, I know I'm pretty lean, but geez...this is downright ridiculous! And I've still got 4+ weeks

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete


  2. Damn you're dry.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Damn you're dry.
    Indeed
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  4. Thanks for making me feel like a fat-ass...

    Seriously, though, awesome job.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  5. do you do something specific to stay so dry? sodium loading...carb cycling or does it just come with your diet and training.

  6. looks like some awesome dieting and genetics bro.. not to mention hard work for sure.. you look incredible!! just make sure you dont peak too early!

    if you wouldnt mind could you share your HIT routine with us.. thanks bro!

  7. holy crap man

    your conditiion looks better then most pros wowoow


    nice

  8. Lookin good man. What do you weigh?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    do you do something specific to stay so dry? sodium loading...carb cycling or does it just come with your diet and training.
    Nope, don't do any of that. I've just been dieting very slowly to keep every ounce of muscle I can...and this is the result In fact, my thoughts on sodium manipulation are not what you would think...

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  10. Quote Originally Posted by onelife View Post
    looks like some awesome dieting and genetics bro.. not to mention hard work for sure.. you look incredible!! just make sure you dont peak too early!

    if you wouldnt mind could you share your HIT routine with us.. thanks bro!
    I will as soon as I can...at the moment I'm sworn to secrecy until a book on it comes out because I am one of the "guinea pigs" for this unique protocol...but I will very soon

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Lookin good man. What do you weigh?
    This morning I weighed 196

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  12. I appreciate all the comments guys...it means a lot. It's been a long road of some slow dieting techniques, but it's all been worth it. The pro card is in sight

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    This morning I weighed 196

    Sporto
    What did you cut down from?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    I will as soon as I can...at the moment I'm sworn to secrecy until a book on it comes out because I am one of the "guinea pigs" for this unique protocol...but I will very soon

    Sporto
    totally understand bro... my hats off to ya! goodluck!

  15. Holy road map Batman! I think I saw my street in there somewhere, LOL!!! Amazing conditioning bro! How tall are you? Where you right now, is about where my goal is as far as how ripped I want to be. Grate job, and keep us posted.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    What did you cut down from?
    Around 250lbs...starting April 1st. My progress pictures from the start can be found here:

    http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/Sporto1633/

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  17. Quote Originally Posted by swole210 View Post
    Holy road map Batman! I think I saw my street in there somewhere, LOL!!! Amazing conditioning bro! How tall are you? Where you right now, is about where my goal is as far as how ripped I want to be. Grate job, and keep us posted.
    5'10"-5'11"

    Depends on which convenience store I'm leaving at the time LOL

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  18. Damn Sporto, u look ready now bro!!!

    hey awesome, wot supps u running at the mo if u don't mind me asking?

    reps to u dude


  19. What does your diet look like?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    Damn Sporto, u look ready now bro!!!

    hey awesome, wot supps u running at the mo if u don't mind me asking?

    reps to u dude

    I don't mind at all!

    As for supplements during this contest prep, I have been using:

    Now Foods Multi-Vitamin (Morning/Evening)
    Scivation Sesamin (Morning/Evening)
    Dr. Rexall's Fish Oil (Morning/Evening)
    Scivation Dialene-4 (Pre-Workout)
    Scivation VasoXplode (Pre-Workout)
    Ergopharm Amp (Pre-Workout)
    Scivation Xtend (During Workout/Cardio)
    Primaforce Yohimbe HCL (Pre Cardio)
    Primaforce Creaform (Post-Workout)
    Primaforce Substance WPI (Pre/Post-Workout)
    Primaforce ZMA (Evening)

    which is straight from my journal that I keep in the Workout Logs section of this forum. I've found that Scivation/Primaforce have some great "bang for your buck" supplements, so to speak, on things that actually work without a bunch of unecessary other things shotgunned together in them to drive the price up. I've been using a lot of their products and recommending them for the last couple of years. I'm not a sponsored athlete or anything, but that may change in the very near future. I've been asked if I was sponsored by them off and on for a long time because I use their products, and if I end up becoming part of their team at anytime, I don't want to appear deceitful. As of right now, I'm just a natural bodybuilder that likes their stuff.

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  21. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    What does your diet look like?
    I'm currently using a carbohydrate based approach, with normal diet days and refeeds twice a week. Currently, I'm doing this:

    Normal Days

    Fat: 50g
    Carbs: 200g
    Protein: 275g
    Calories: 2350cals

    Refeed Days

    Fat: 45g
    Carbs: 320g
    Protein: 225g
    Calories: 2585cals

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    I'm currently using a carbohydrate based approach, with normal diet days and refeeds twice a week. Currently, I'm doing this:

    Normal Days

    Fat: 50g
    Carbs: 200g
    Protein: 275g
    Calories: 2350cals

    Refeed Days

    Fat: 45g
    Carbs: 320g
    Protein: 225g
    Calories: 2585cals

    Sporto

    awesome man. You look great. Best of luck

  23. Looking spectacular this far out.

  24. awesome job on the transformation lookin insane...good luck at the comp and keep us updated

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    I don't mind at all!

    As for supplements during this contest prep, I have been using:

    Now Foods Multi-Vitamin (Morning/Evening)
    Scivation Sesamin (Morning/Evening)
    Dr. Rexall's Fish Oil (Morning/Evening)
    Scivation Dialene-4 (Pre-Workout)
    Scivation VasoXplode (Pre-Workout)
    Ergopharm Amp (Pre-Workout)
    Scivation Xtend (During Workout/Cardio)
    Primaforce Yohimbe HCL (Pre Cardio)
    Primaforce Creaform (Post-Workout)
    Primaforce Substance WPI (Pre/Post-Workout)
    Primaforce ZMA (Evening)

    which is straight from my journal that I keep in the Workout Logs section of this forum. I've found that Scivation/Primaforce have some great "bang for your buck" supplements, so to speak, on things that actually work without a bunch of unecessary other things shotgunned together in them to drive the price up. I've been using a lot of their products and recommending them for the last couple of years. I'm not a sponsored athlete or anything, but that may change in the very near future. I've been asked if I was sponsored by them off and on for a long time because I use their products, and if I end up becoming part of their team at anytime, I don't want to appear deceitful. As of right now, I'm just a natural bodybuilder that likes their stuff.

    Sporto
    dude for what it's worth i'm sending an email to Marc from Scivation, recommending that he look's seriously into sponsering you, after all you use their product, you're natural and have a outstanding physique.

    good luck bro

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    I'm currently using a carbohydrate based approach, with normal diet days and refeeds twice a week. Currently, I'm doing this:

    Normal Days

    Fat: 50g
    Carbs: 200g
    Protein: 275g
    Calories: 2350cals

    Refeed Days

    Fat: 45g
    Carbs: 320g
    Protein: 225g
    Calories: 2585cals

    Sporto
    If ya get bored. can yo upost a typical day of meals (not just macros but actual meals)...always like to see how people eat. Especially super conditioned and awesomely ripped ones like yourself. and WORD on that scivation sponsorship. Hopefully something comes of it.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    dude for what it's worth i'm sending an email to Marc from Scivation, recommending that he look's seriously into sponsering you, after all you use their product, you're natural and have a outstanding physique.

    good luck bro
    I just got word that it is official now. It was one of those things where we were discussing the possibility and the details of it, but hadn't officially announced it yet, and I was afraid to jump the gun. I really do appreciate that though very much. That means a lot to me that you would do that considering you've only just recently seen me (I just started posting here about a week ago). I was also weary of people thinking I wasn't being honest, because this opportunity literally just popped up like yesterday...and I really have been using their products for quite some time now.

    Again, I appreciate the kind words and the thought of sending an email just to help me out. That's awesome and that's what it's all about.

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    I just got word that it is official now. It was one of those things where we were discussing the possibility and the details of it, but hadn't officially announced it yet, and I was afraid to jump the gun. I really do appreciate that though very much. That means a lot to me that you would do that considering you've only just recently seen me (I just started posting here about a week ago). I was also weary of people thinking I wasn't being honest, because this opportunity literally just popped up like yesterday...and I really have been using their products for quite some time now.

    Again, I appreciate the kind words and the thought of sending an email just to help me out. That's awesome and that's what it's all about.

    Sporto
    all good bro, i already sent the email lol, dedication like yours deserves rewards, well done

  29. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    If ya get bored. can yo upost a typical day of meals (not just macros but actual meals)...always like to see how people eat. Especially super conditioned and awesomely ripped ones like yourself. and WORD on that scivation sponsorship. Hopefully something comes of it.
    No problem! I have grown accustomed to eating a lot of the same things every day. My typical normal day is something like this:

    5am
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    530am
    2 scoops xtend
    1 serving vasoxplode
    3 dialene 4
    2 caps Amp

    6am
    weights

    730am
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake
    1 multi vitamin
    3 caps elastimine

    8am-5pm (at work and I spread this throughout the work day)
    1lb deli turkey
    4 whole wheat pita pockets
    2 sugar free rockstars
    sip on xtend in between meals
    chug water all day
    pee all day lol

    530pm
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    6pm
    2 scoops xtend
    1 serving vasoxplode
    3 dialene-4
    6 caps Yohimbe HCL

    630pm
    HIIT cardio

    730pm
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    8pm-10pm
    whatever is left in my numbers I find foods to fill in the gaps. Normally this may be 1lb of very lean cut ground beef and a couple more pita pockets.

    before bed
    1 multi-vitamin
    3 elastimine
    zma

    The main difference between diet days and refeed days is that i will add extra cereal+skim milk before and after weights/cardio. Everything else is pretty much the same. I've been doing this every day for 6+months.

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  30. hey Sporto (i like saying that lol)

    you look just like the picture in the am.com header (top left in black and white).

    don't know what you are going to do for 4.5 weeks. do you even have any more fat to lose?

  31. just an update, i had a reply from Marc from Scivation within one hour of sending it, it's 11am in the morning in my part of the world, i got no idea what time it is where he is but it just goes to show what a stand up guy he is.

    Sporto, you're onto a winner with Scivation bro

  32. Sporto, your diet makes me hungy!

    Congrats though. Scivation has some sweet products.

  33. Very nice! NATTY too!

    THAT is where I want to be years down the road.
    NSCA-CSCS and CPT - Pursuing DPT Degree

  34. one other thing. looks like you aren't afraid of milk like some out there.
    i drink a lot of milk and have never had trouble dropping weight when i want. i guess it just effects people differently.

  35. Quote Originally Posted by Sporto View Post
    No problem! I have grown accustomed to eating a lot of the same things every day. My typical normal day is something like this:

    5am
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    530am
    2 scoops xtend
    1 serving vasoxplode
    3 dialene 4
    2 caps Amp

    6am
    weights

    730am
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake
    1 multi vitamin
    3 caps elastimine

    8am-5pm (at work and I spread this throughout the work day)
    1lb deli turkey
    4 whole wheat pita pockets
    2 sugar free rockstars
    sip on xtend in between meals
    chug water all day
    pee all day lol

    530pm
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    6pm
    2 scoops xtend
    1 serving vasoxplode
    3 dialene-4
    6 caps Yohimbe HCL

    630pm
    HIIT cardio

    730pm
    cereal+skim milk
    whey protein shake

    8pm-10pm
    whatever is left in my numbers I find foods to fill in the gaps. Normally this may be 1lb of very lean cut ground beef and a couple more pita pockets.

    before bed
    1 multi-vitamin
    3 elastimine
    zma

    The main difference between diet days and refeed days is that i will add extra cereal+skim milk before and after weights/cardio. Everything else is pretty much the same. I've been doing this every day for 6+months.

    Sporto
    THanks bro.. Looks good..keep it up! now just hold that condition for 4.5 more weeks!

  36. Quote Originally Posted by Hank Vangut View Post
    hey Sporto (i like saying that lol)

    you look just like the picture in the am.com header (top left in black and white).

    don't know what you are going to do for 4.5 weeks. do you even have any more fat to lose?
    Thanks

    Acutally , I have a tad left on the glutes. That's why the key here is to lose VERY slowly..even if it takes me 4.5 weeks to get them to come out...

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  37. Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    just an update, i had a reply from Marc from Scivation within one hour of sending it, it's 11am in the morning in my part of the world, i got no idea what time it is where he is but it just goes to show what a stand up guy he is.

    Sporto, you're onto a winner with Scivation bro
    I agree! He is a very stand up guy and I feel blessed to be given the chance to work with his company. I appreciate what you did as well.

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  38. Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Sporto, your diet makes me hungy!

    Congrats though. Scivation has some sweet products.
    Yes they do...I've been saying it for some time now

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  39. Quote Originally Posted by haiz69 View Post
    Very nice! NATTY too!

    THAT is where I want to be years down the road.
    And you WILL get there...just make that committment and be patient and it WILL happen. The slow and steady approach will serve you well...best o luck to you on your journey!

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete

  40. Quote Originally Posted by Hank Vangut View Post
    one other thing. looks like you aren't afraid of milk like some out there.
    i drink a lot of milk and have never had trouble dropping weight when i want. i guess it just effects people differently.
    Outside of lactose intolerance or some kind of weird allergy, it doens't really affect people differently. A lot of people cut it out because of dogmatic, handed down, crappy advice claiming it makes you retain water, or makes your skin thicker, and all sorts of other false crap. Nearly every study done with dairy shows that it increases fat loss. But Arnold said, "Milk is for babies." so you need to cut it out. It's nonsense. Not to mention how much better your body absorbs the aminos and nutirents that it does from milk better than almost every other source.

    So, yea, dairy is a big part of my contest prep diet, and honestly, I'd say it is a major contributing factor to the level I'm at now. I'm obviously not retaining much water am I? And does my skin appear thick? Hmmm...weird, because I had two bowls of cereal that day

    Sporto
    IFPA Professional Bodybuilder
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    Scivation Sponsored Athlete
  

  
 

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