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Come one, come ALL and vote! Body Transformation Contest!!!
09-15-2006 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by tattoopierced1
I was in no way trying to rag on you, merely just trying to point out that next go around with the contest we should be more specific with how pictures should be taken. Everyone is looking great in their after photos. Perhaps we could turn this into an ongoing thing where we continue to post our photos every couple months? Or even a constinuous competition.
09-15-2006 03:58 PM
09-15-2006 04:08 PM
So Jayhawkk what's our time line here? Have the judges completed their mission?
09-15-2006 04:48 PM
The when the polls close i'll have the judges look it over and i'll post the results the next day
09-15-2006 04:55 PM
I actually tried to make the before and after positions the same, no hunching, superficial posing in the after, etc. Both before & after shots were taken cold.
Originally Posted by McBurly
I will admit that I was disappointed in my overall effort. The tape measure did move in a positive way, but I did fall off the wagon a bit during the contest. The main reason I entered was for motivation, as I am gunning for a certain "shape" to be in for my wedding in Oct. I will be seeing friends & family from out of state, and the last time I saw them, I was a bloated 230 lbs (I'm under 210, now).
I agree with the picture "poses" being the same in the before & after. I have also thought the same about posting a post-contest pic. Funny thing is, I've probably made as much difference in my appearance in the last week+ since taking my after pictures as I did during the contest. :bb2:
09-15-2006 05:06 PM
You definitely lost some fat and Oct is still not here so keep it up man. It's amazing how long 8 weeks can be eh? I definitely had my cheats but sometimes it's better to stay sane then lose that extra lb. Good job on the contest you're my 2nd place pick right under that Amazing Basso guy, lol
Originally Posted by Mass_69
09-15-2006 05:07 PM
I think I'll post pictures every three months for kicks. It would be interesting to see the progression.
09-15-2006 05:55 PM
I hope you do post them, Peterson. It's very hard to be objective about your own progress when you see yourself in the mirror daily. I'm taking shots every 2 - 3 weeks from 15 weeks out to the contest Oct 28th - on the days when I feel like I'm spinning my wheels it helps to be able to see the changes over time in photos.
Originally Posted by peterson24
09-15-2006 08:05 PM
BF numbers would be a good start.
Total mass and lean mass before...
Total mass and lean mass after...
09-15-2006 09:30 PM
1. When does the contest end?
2. You say we are supposed to vote according to how each individual performed toward their individual goals, where can we find these goals at?
3. When is the deadline for voting?
Great job guys, it takes ballz to post your pics and take the heat (hopefully no meatheads will take any cheap shots). Keep up the great work, you're all winners!!!
09-15-2006 09:35 PM
In the other thread they stated what they were aiming for
Closes 2pm on Sept. 16
09-15-2006 10:19 PM
It's a nice thought, TT, but since we're spread all over the place and body fat measurement is so variable (calipers? electronic calipers? Tanita scale? BioAnalogics? BodPod? Hydrostatic weighing?) it doesn't seem practical.
Originally Posted by TINYTOAD
I use BioAnalogics, but more for trending than an absolute number. When I use it to calculate BMR, it's just a starting value and the caloric intake still needs tweaking.
09-15-2006 10:33 PM
Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
09-16-2006 10:15 AM
Those all sound like perfectly valid ways to measure bodyfat, except for the Tanita scales, which can give grossly inaccurate readings for people with athletic builds.
Yes, the absolute numbers could be shifted, depending upon the method used, but in general, if the measurements are taken carefully, the numbers will be meaningful.
P.S. Would it be a valid point to say that since the photographs were all taken by different cameras, and under different lighting conditions, that they are meaningless?
Originally Posted by PSBigJoey
09-16-2006 03:42 PM
According to the polls.
I'm waiting on the judge feedback before announcing prizes and winners!! Thank guys for voting and special thanks for those who participated in my first contest. Top notch guys, thank you!
Remember the prizes would not be here is it wasn't for
Crowler at Anabolicinnovation.com
Anaboliminds.com and the E-Store
yeahright and his point donation of 500 points
Idunk42 of SeriousNutritionSolutions and his point donation of 300 points
Mulletsoldier and his point donation of 700 points
09-16-2006 03:43 PM
09-16-2006 06:40 PM
Pictures, Fairness, Support, Gratitude....and stuff.
There are a couple of trainers at our gym whose ad pics are amazing looking - but the men themselves are not quite so amazing...
Originally Posted by TINYTOAD
I saw a study recently on body composition measurement by different methods and by trained and untrained operators - the values were all over the map.
When it comes right down to it, it's damn difficult to compare physiques remotely. It's sometimes a struggle in prejudging at contests when people are side by side under the lights.
In the case of this mini-contest, I do wish we'd all had photos of equal quality, it would have been fairer, and I suspect the polling would have been spread a lot more evenly. Maybe the practiced eyes of the judges (whom I do not know) will be able to filter out the confusion of the photos -- and maybe a future contest will give sample photos and suggest that the contestants match them to the best of their ability.
But however it comes out, it gave us all an added measure of focus for the 8 weeks, and everyone in the thing seemed to profit by it to some extent. The comments posted were pretty positive and encouraging for everyone, and that kind of thing is really helpful.
Competitive bodybuilding is a pretty ruthless sport. The judges and the audience don't care if you tore your rotator, lost your dog or had your truck stolen. They only care about how you look onstage. And don't look to your fellow competitors for support and encouragement, either (in many cases, at least). So boards like these and the helpful guys that lead them and support them are really invaluable - especially to those of us who are planning on putting our heads on the chopping block for the first time real soon.
OK - so I drifted off the topic a bit...
I'm thankful there are boards like this and guys like Jayhawk who take the trouble to pump us up and help us stay motivated. And while the process can probably be improved, as most can be, you have to start with something.
Now it seems like I've said probably about 500 words too much - so I'll be REAL QUIET for a while. Thanks for reading.
09-16-2006 06:44 PM
09-16-2006 09:13 PM
Wow did you see the way Tattoo stretched his neck out and nipped me at the line, dang I should have seen that coming! Good job all and good luck, my only hope now, is that the judges will see the "Truth"
09-16-2006 09:22 PM
Running with the Big Boys
you did a fantastic job Basso, but I had to stretch at the end, seeing as I made a comeback from my now bionic arm...
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