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    Hey guys! Not really new to the forum, just been a "browser" for a while now.

    I am going to do my first men's physique competition on November 2nd so 6 weeks out. Kinda wanted to log the last 6 weeks to keep myself on track and get some advice.

    Currently weighing in at 177 at 6'1". Body fat caliper has me at about 7.5% though I'm not sure I'm that low. Maybe I am. Still holding more fat around my mid section than I would like at this point.

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    Clen 2x a day 75mcg each (worked up to this over first 2 weeks, this is the start of my 4th week on clen)
    Ketofiten 2 mg every evening (started this after 2nd week of clen)
    T3 25mcg once a day
    DAA 3g every morning
    Creatine 5g every morning
    Quite a bit of caffeine randomly through different sources through the day.
    Going to start PES erase on Monday going to start at 2 a day and try to work to 3 a day

    Pre workout
    1scoop hemavol
    1scoop nano vapor
    Additional 5g citruline malate
    6 SNS xgels

    Currently on a keto diet through the week with a refeed on the weekend.
    Macros Sunday-Monday
    240 protein
    55 fat
    50 carb

    Saturday
    200 protein
    60 fat
    400 carb

    Training
    I am currently running a modified doc split. It is a push pull legs split 4 times a week ( MWFS) so I hit each body part a second time with in seven days.

    I will try to post pictures of where I'm at tomorrow.
    Any advice on my supplements or diet would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks man hoping this helps keep me disciplined
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    Thanks man hoping this helps keep me disciplined
    Word. I am looking at competing here at the first part of next year. I wish you the best of luck in your prep. I can tell you from experience that the lower section of the abs dont really get flat until you go through your water depletion cycle a week before the comp. Are you training with some one or are you doing it solo?
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    I have two different training partners I train with. The one I train with on Saturdays is the guy who really got me into fitness and was my personal trainer for about a year and now we are best friends and he is mid contest prep for a bodybuilding show. The guy I train with the other 3 days is just a good buddy of mine who want ls to get back into lifting after being out of it for awhile. So luckily I'm not alone lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    I have two different training partners I train with. The one I train with on Saturdays is the guy who really got me into fitness and was my personal trainer for about a year and now we are best friends and he is mid contest prep for a bodybuilding show. The guy I train with the other 3 days is just a good buddy of mine who want ls to get back into lifting after being out of it for awhile. So luckily I'm not alone lol
    Nice! Train and prep with your BB buddy and you should do just fine. Just be sure to post all the little tricks he gives you so that we all can learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrew530 View Post
    Nice! Train and prep with your BB buddy and you should do just fine. Just be sure to post all the little tricks he gives you so that we all can learn
    Haha ok will do this is his first show to but he's been training for quite a bit longer than me!
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    This morning was pull. Work out felt good!! Starting to notice some strength plateaus in some of my lifts like rack dreads and such. Not really any loss but definitely a little harder to progress.

    Workout
    Alt. bicep curl - rest pause
    Inc. Bench hammer curl - rest pause
    1 arm spider curls - alternating to failure
    Rack dead lifts 4x8
    Pull ups 4xfailure
    Hammer strength ISO rows 4x8
    Ghr sit ups

    Going to try and post som pictures I took here later today
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    Sorry for the poor picture quality my workout partner was sick so I had to take them my self. Still feel a little bloated from my refeed Saturday. I will try to get better pictures taken either this week or next week for an update.

    This is the link to my body space page also. I think I'm going to try to log all of my workouts in here.
    http://my.bodybuilding.com/community...EF3658E13B38DF
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    Feeling pretty good this morning. Hit cardio twice yesterday and killed my macros.

    This morning was push
    Flat dumbbell
    Decline chest fly
    Incline dumbbell
    Seated dumbbell shoulder press
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    Rear delt fly
    Side laterals
    Front raise
    Russian twists

    Work out felt great!! Actually hit a pr on flat dumbbell 70lbs by 12!! Looks like I'll be grabbing the 75's next time!!
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    Also started erase yesterday so excited to see how that helps me lean out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    Also started erase yesterday so excited to see how that helps me lean out!!
    3 per day 2 pre workout 1 at night been good for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    3 per day 2 pre workout 1 at night been good for me
    I had done some reading and figured I would do this first week with just 2 a day 1 pwo and 1 before bed. Then if I don't have any problems move to 3 a day
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    New low this morning at 176.8.

    Overslept though and missed cardio ...
    I'll do it after I get off work today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    New low this morning at 176.8.

    Overslept though and missed cardio ...
    I'll do it after I get off work today.
    What did you say you wanted to compete at
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    Not for nothing and I'm not tryin to be rude but the road to competition is extremely tough

    I would wait for burners so you have something to aid a plateau. It's great you set a date but don't kill yourself getting to it because issues arise with Losing muscle on a fast track diet

    I too am on my way to first competition. (No clen or anything). But I'm setting a goal date of nov 2nd which is pretty far away and I'm sitting at like 7%. Ill make decision of when I'm competing then and try and coast and even reverse diet into it
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    Your cals look extremely low during the week. Hope you're not burning muscle while losing fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    What did you say you wanted to compete at
    I was hoping for 170
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    Not for nothing and I'm not tryin to be rude but the road to competition is extremely tough I would wait for burners so you have something to aid a plateau. It's great you set a date but don't kill yourself getting to it because issues arise with Losing muscle on a fast track diet I too am on my way to first competition. (No clen or anything). But I'm setting a goal date of nov 2nd which is pretty far away and I'm sitting at like 7%. Ill make decision of when I'm competing then and try and coast and even reverse diet into it
    Nov 2nd is my goal right now and being only 5 weeks away I hope to be contest ready atleast 2 weeks ahead of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Your cals look extremely low during the week. Hope you're not burning muscle while losing fat.
    I didn't start this low I have lowered them as I have been dieting still only loosing an average of 1-1.5 pounds a week. Something I'm hoping on fixing post contest is a good reverse diet to help get my metabolism up where I can diet on less. Also I am still seeing strength gains in some lifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Your cals look extremely low during the week. Hope you're not burning muscle while losing fat.
    And with my refeed my 7 day average comes out to about 1900-2000 calories which I don't think is too low
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    Nov 2nd is my goal right now and being only 5 weeks away I hope to be contest ready atleast 2 weeks ahead of time.
    You don't want to sound rude saying you won't be ready BC it may be possible doing it smart. But your bodyfat is no where near where IMO it needs to be 4 weeks out.

    My clients at 4-5 weeks out are at around 7-8% generally

    1900-2000 average is pretty low for your weight.

    I'm sitting at 2300-2400 with 200-220 carb 230 protein and 50 fat give or take generally. Not including my 2 high days at 3300 or so I'm 179.

    I'm just trying to help you do you don't burn your metabolism. There's ways around things. Trust me. I mean peak week is tough. But you shouldn't have to do anything drastic diet wise that week. And I feel like that may be a plan

    Keep progressing and see where you are a week out or 2 weeks out and make your decision then.

    We are all here to help you move forward. And we all want to see you succeed on you goal. I'm personally just worried about your metabolism. Possible rebound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    You don't want to sound rude saying you won't be ready BC it may be possible doing it smart. But your bodyfat is no where near where IMO it needs to be 4 weeks out. My clients at 4-5 weeks out are at around 7-8% generally 1900-2000 average is pretty low for your weight. I'm sitting at 2300-2400 with 200-220 carb 230 protein and 50 fat give or take generally. Not including my 2 high days at 3300 or so I'm 179. I'm just trying to help you do you don't burn your metabolism. There's ways around things. Trust me. I mean peak week is tough. But you shouldn't have to do anything drastic diet wise that week. And I feel like that may be a plan Keep progressing and see where you are a week out or 2 weeks out and make your decision then. We are all here to help you move forward. And we all want to see you succeed on you goal. I'm personally just worried about your metabolism. Possible rebound.
    Thanks for the help! It really is appreciated. I agree I am probably not where I need to be which is part of the reason I haven't registered for the show yet. I think the damage has been done to my metabolism already due to a poor diet in the off season I had just gotten into lifting and didn't track anything and wasn't eating enough calories in general let alone protein. Guesses would be 2700 cals over 100 fat over 250 carb and probably under 120 protein depending on the day. I had plateaued on a daily diet of 2100 cals and that is when I changed it up and went to this approach and started seeing steady weight loss at 1-1.5 pounds. Even if I'm at 7-8% at the show I will still probably do it as I want to get the experience of my first show. And now that I have gotten to this point I know more of how I want to do my off season and diet next time.

    Thanks so much again for the advice. Sorry if I came off as rude as that was never the intention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    Thanks for the help! It really is appreciated. I agree I am probably not where I need to be which is part of the reason I haven't registered for the show yet. I think the damage has been done to my metabolism already due to a poor diet in the off season I had just gotten into lifting and didn't track anything and wasn't eating enough calories in general let alone protein. Guesses would be 2700 cals over 100 fat over 250 carb and probably under 120 protein depending on the day. I had plateaued on a daily diet of 2100 cals and that is when I changed it up and went to this approach and started seeing steady weight loss at 1-1.5 pounds. Even if I'm at 7-8% at the show I will still probably do it as I want to get the experience of my first show. And now that I have gotten to this point I know more of how I want to do my off season and diet next time.

    Thanks so much again for the advice. Sorry if I came off as rude as that was never the intention.
    At the very least go and watch the show. Its great fun! and you may get to meet some knowledgeable people who are in the crowd or at the booths set up around the function. Then you will know exactly what to expect, also you will know what wins a show before you step on stage. Keep working at it brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrew530 View Post
    At the very least go and watch the show. Its great fun! and you may get to meet some knowledgeable people who are in the crowd or at the booths set up around the function. Then you will know exactly what to expect, also you will know what wins a show before you step on stage. Keep working at it brother!
    Definitely will!! Thanks for the encouragement!!
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    Feel like I owe you guys an update. Well I decided against doing the competition this year. I was much smaller than I had anticipated and I underestimated how much I needed to diet from the beginning. I have started a reverse diet and hope to put on some size with as little fat gain as possible, and possibly compete in a year or two. Thanks for all the encouragement and help
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcowan13 View Post
    Feel like I owe you guys an update. Well I decided against doing the competition this year. I was much smaller than I had anticipated and I underestimated how much I needed to diet from the beginning. I have started a reverse diet and hope to put on some size with as little fat gain as possible, and possibly compete in a year or two. Thanks for all the encouragement and help
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    Goto the show see what it's about bro!

    I'm going to the wheeling one even though I'm not going to compete but ill be lean enough to compete
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBF Inc View Post
    Man, Goto the show see what it's about bro! I'm going to the wheeling one even though I'm not going to compete but ill be lean enough to compete
    I'm planning on it. Thanks!
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