Matt's MST-Sponsored Contest Prep
- 05-11-2008, 08:46 AM
Tulip parade? That sounds outrageous!
- 05-13-2008, 12:55 AM
05-13-2008, 01:09 AM
Busy, busy, busy. Just finished my 7th day in a row of work. Tomorrow = off, finally!
6 Days Out
45 minutes, Low-intensity
5 Days Out
30 minutes, Low-intensity
Legs/Calves depletion workout
05-14-2008, 04:20 PM
4 Days Out
30 minutes, Low-intensity
Back/Bicep depletion workout
05-14-2008, 08:43 PM
You must really be looking forward to it with it being this close. Good luck!
My first (official) match of the season is this sunday...so i'm amped for that.
05-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Oh boy... as the days wind down your anxiety must be kickin up. Are you needing to take a sleep aid?
Freedom means nothing here.
05-15-2008, 05:58 PM
05-15-2008, 06:23 PM
3 Days Out
30 inutes, Low-intensity
Posing + Posing routine
Chest/Shoulders/Triceps depletion workout
2 Days Out (Today!!!!)
20 minutes, Low-intensity
Posing + Posing routine
30 minutes light circuit (whole body)
IT'S GAME TIME BABY!
05-16-2008, 07:44 AM
Tear it up man!
05-16-2008, 11:47 AM
05-16-2008, 03:33 PM
05-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks for all of the support everyone!
1 Day Out
As far as eats go, I had 30g of carbs at breakfast and will begin my carbup at 5:30, eating ~10-20g Pro and ~30-40g CHO every two hours up until bedtime (I will probably get 4-5 of these meals in).
I'll be heading over to Grand Valley to meet up with a couple of my buddies and will be staying in their apartment over night and heading to the contest venue with them Saturday morning.
This will most likely be my last post until either Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.
05-19-2008, 11:05 AM
I ended up placing 2nd in the Open Men's Tall class. There was some tough competition that showed up. The winner of my class was a late-30's early 40-'s year old. Personally, I think I may have been slightly leaner than he was, but he definitely had more mass overall and surely more muscle maturity. I'd happy with the 2nd place finish, edging out some of the other competitors that I placed higher against in my class.
The overall winner had an amazing physique. He's a member of the Chicago Police Department and was just built like a rock. Being only 27 years old, seeing him has giving me a goal of what type of physique I hope to achieve in the next 5-6 years.
And finally... everyone together now, "second verse, same as the first..."
I will now be continuing my prep for the upcoming show on May 31. Sunday I did 45 minutes of cardio while eating roughly 300g protein, 125g CHO, and 50g fat. Today it will be back to hitting the weights.
05-19-2008, 11:13 AM
05-19-2008, 01:26 PM
Good Job Brother! I'm sure there were a lot of people there and the competition was tight...silver is certainly never anything to be ashamed of. Congratulations!
05-19-2008, 09:03 PM
Congrats Matt! Second place is always terrific unless it's a fight to the death
Keep up the great work, perhaps first place is only two weeks away
05-19-2008, 10:49 PM
congrats, brotha! second place is a great achievement! that guy had plenty of years of training on you - imagine how much more size you could have in that amount of time! a lot of people say bb'ers are in their prime at around age 35, so you have a while to go. keep it up, man, and you'll have that gold in no time!
iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review
05-20-2008, 11:23 PM
Alright, time to get back to it.
Sunday was slightly lower carbs with a 45 minute cardio session thrown into the mix.
12 Days Out (Monday)
20 minutes low-intensity (post-workout)
30 minutes low-intensity in the evening
11 Days Out
30 minutes low-intensity (AM) + Abs
20 minutes low-intensity (PM)
Tomorrow is going to be a much needed refeed day along with what will hopefully be a fairly intense leg workout.
05-23-2008, 01:03 PM
05-23-2008, 07:07 PM
05-23-2008, 07:20 PM
10 Days Out (Wednesday)
Worked legs and did 20 minutes on the stair-stepper post workout. Went back later in the evening and did 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill.
Overall it felt good to increase my carb intake for the day. The leg workout went alright except I managed to tweek my back a bit on the Hack Squat machine (of all things) on just my 2nd working set. I felt as though my form wasn't an issue, as I definitely was not going near as heavy as what I have before. My back was pretty stiff for the rest of the workout so I just took it (pretty) light, sticking around the 12-15 rep range for the rest of the workout. Today (Friday) it feels MUCH better, however I will be taking it easy on any lower-back work coming up, whch really shouldn't be an issue anyway leading up to the competition as I will be doing depletion workouts all throughout next week.
9 Days Out (Thursday)
Hit Chest and Arms. My back felt stiff at the beginning of the workout, but after about 20 minutes into it I didn't even notice it. Followed the workout with 40 minutes of walking on the treadmill.
8 Days Out (Back on track!)
Macros similar to Thursday
Focused on my back today followed by a few sets for shoulders. I focused more on form, really trying to "squeeze" out each rep. I also did more pull-down type of exercises taking much of the strain off of my lower back in an attempt to not aggrivate it once again, however I did do a few sets of chest-supported rows which didn't bother my back at all.
I followed up the workout with 30 minutes on the treadmill.
06-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Sorry all for not updating this as regularly as before. Things got very hectic the week before the competition, BUT I am happy to say that I finished 1st in the Open Men's Medium division in the OCB Circle City Championships yesterday!!!!
I lost in the overall to a couple of great competitiors, both of whom actually have their pro cards in different organizations, making it a real treat to be in a posedown with such high caliber athletes!
Pictures taken by the photographer on hand will be up i 24 hours, so Iwill be sure to post a link to some of the pictures once I find them!
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone, as well as Matt and MST, for all of your support!
06-01-2008, 03:39 PM
06-02-2008, 05:41 PM
You can see some of the pics of me at http://shutterfly.com/pro/juliecurry...phycom/ocb2008
In the first album, a large segment of pics of me start on page 5.
In the second album, a large segment of pics start on page 6.
I'm wearing blue trunks. You can also find other pictures of me spread out throughout the two albums, I just haven't had time to look through and write down all of the pages yet.
For identification purposes, this is me: http://www.shutterfly.com/progal/sli...fe30ba&idx=105
06-03-2008, 12:57 PM
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