Out from the shadows - INBF World Championships 2012
- 10-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Nah I just freak out like Im not ready yet.
Did 30m cardio this morning fasted. Incline treadmill 10% at 3.2speed. Posing practice after work to solidify ny routineBy believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
- 10-22-2012, 04:24 PM
you'll be fine dude just keep it up.
how is the guy helping you going to manipulate your water?
what i usually do the week of the show is up my water to two gallons a day m-f and on friday i drink all two gallons before 4pm. (keeping sodium relatively low the whole week)
I actually usually do no carbs monday (or just like 50 g) and do depletion workouts m-wed, then begin carbing up thursday, and eat all my carbs friday while i'm drinking my water (no carbs after i cut water)
then friday around 9-10 pm (if you're really lean) i have a whole medium pizza, no water. again, do not do this unless you're 3-4 maybe 5%. dont be at 8-10% and try this **** you'll be soft as fuark.
then usually 15-20 minutes before show time i like to have 4oz red wine and a bag of fritos.
the sodium and alc help to dry you up even further. not a drop of water until after the night show saturday, then drink a gallon just to rehydrate.
i know this is "broscience" and all that bull****, but it works.
it worked for me,
and if you're lean enough, it could work for you.
"if it aint broke, don't fix it"
good luck my friend
10-22-2012, 04:35 PM
I appreciate your input and I know some of its broscience bit isn't peaking always that way? Each person has their own unique way of dialing in and experience with different things. Were trying water differently this time around. Cutting it sooner than later. Through next week I'll up my diuretic intake of things like asparagus, cucumber, etc through diet while I continue to average 1.5gal/day. Keeping sodium moderate till later. I'll cut carbs out Saturday and depletion workouts of upper body circuit till Tuesday. Wednesday a little cardio. Wednesday I cut my water midday (The show is Friday) Slow carb up on Thursday. I've scarffed a whole pizza prior to pre judging and watched my body go swoooosh! Tight like a tiger. Gonna have some red wine handy, pedialite (in case of emergency), peanut butter, rice cakes, some honey, and a pack of sugar free gum.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
10-22-2012, 04:39 PM
peanut butter rice cakes and honey are amazing, they work very well to dry you out for something to munch on while you wait at the venue to get on stage.. i like to put bananas on them, but to each their own.
i just figured i'd share what i did that way you can compare to what you're doing, ya know... never hurts to have extra info laying around, but whatever you plan on doing just make sure you stick to it 100% and don't stray the path, that is how people usually **** up
10-22-2012, 05:11 PM
Yup. Thanks for the ideas. I'm adding it to my arsenal of potential combinations. How did you eat the day before? Any idea how much sodium you were taking in? I never calculated like, it was rather subjective.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
10-22-2012, 05:15 PM
10-22-2012, 08:50 PM
umm i didnt really have any sodium the day before, (besides the pizza which was obviously a ridiculous amount of sodium)
i woke up, sweet potato chicken (my body responds best to sweet potatoes).. so i repeated that meal about 5 or so times until about 4pm when i cut my water (drank 2gal ending at 4pm, PISSING EVERY 10 minutes!!!)
then i basically didnt eat until the pizza, if i was really hungry i might have had a few egg whites...
10-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Dude...you got this!!! Sounds like your food plan is good to go the night before and the asparagus throughout the week is going to be great for your vascularity!! Is it weird for you to do cardio because you feel like it??? Yes, but your probably delirious from all the dieting so it's okay!!!
10-23-2012, 12:47 AM
10-23-2012, 03:37 PM
Got a full 8 hrs of sleep last night. Popped 3Z and HGHUp and went right down. I noticed Lipo PM and 3Z don't mix well. I'd rather stick with Lipo PM for now, besides I'm out of 3Z. Even with that sleep I'm still draggin
10-23-2012, 05:13 PM
10-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Right? "I feel like crap" is a good sign lol. I'm at work and one woman yawned and I said "Tell me about it."
she said Ohh, well I have a reason.
....I just didn't say anything. They just can't understand.
10-24-2012, 10:09 AM
I've been playing around with calorie and carb intake, cycling them both to see how my body reacts. Some days are real low like 1800 - the following day I look like crap (oh what a surprise) where I'm holding extra in my lower abs, less defined, and soft. Not to mention I feel like crap. If the following day is higher carbs and calories (2100, 150-160g carbs) I look much drier, leaner, and cut with definable abs no flexing and that little lower ab flab goes away. Today I'll remain in the 2100 range (it's legs, I need it) but keep carbs lower towards 100 and see how I look tomorrow.
Yesterday's shoulder workout:
BB Military press (2 sets forward, 2 sets back) 95 for 15 each time.
Machine Shrugs 160x4x15 --> Warmed up, now for the working sets. Felt kinda light, could go heavier.
DB snatch alternating hands 35x4x15
"Corkscrew" 4 sets with 25 for 15/15/14/12
Upright BB row 50x20 (nice), 60x15/15/13 <--great M-M connection here to work on the peak.
Standing DB lat raise 15'sx4x15
Cable rope rear delt pull 80x4x15 <-- this felt amazing, im gonna hurt today.
Machine Ab Crunch 70x4x20 <--- Felt great, totaled an additional 20 reps from my usual
Abdominal circuit 4 rounds. It was a loooonng one, I didn't feel like stopping.
35m incline treadmill 10% grade at 3.2speed...now I'm drenched in sweat.
*Corkscrew = 25lb plate raise forward, twist right and raise, forward, twist left and raise = 1 rep
The corkscrew and snatch were more for full body motion to increase cardiovascular output and boy did it get me goin. Sweating like a beast. The cable rope pulls and corkscrews also help with my routine poses and posture.
10-24-2012, 10:56 AM
10-24-2012, 01:44 PM
I've been lifting on my own the last few days and sending over excel sheets. We meet for posing practice mostly now. I know what I need to do in the gym and just rely on that "third eye" to tell me what to change up. Makes both our lives easier so I can lift when/where I want and he can pick up where I'm slacking in business. Time for legs. Peace.
10-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Yeah Organic the reason you look "softer" is because you're depleted. Don't worry about that now, if your trainer suggests you keep depleting, do it, that way you'll get leaner. Then when you carb up you'll be dry and full, just like you said.
10-24-2012, 07:09 PM
Yup. It messes with my head a bit but I feel better that I'm figuring it out on what I'll need each day upcoming. Almost on the 2 week mark so you know what that means...
TIME TO GO FISHING!!!!
10-24-2012, 10:51 PM
Big day today
20m bike ride fasted AM cardio
1/2c oatmeal w/ 100g blueberries, 1 sc elite gourmet whey, 4 caps FreeTest/NeoVar
4oz turkey breast and some salad greens and apple cider vinegar
2sc isopure whey, 4 caps RPM
Icarus Press Reverse: 270x4x15 <Blasted through this, great mind to muscle connection
Hack Squat: 165x4x15 <This does wonders for my glutes, not as heavy as I can do but I wanted the higher rep count doing 4 sets
Leg Press: 270x4x15
Iso-Hamstring Curl Alternating: 40x4x15 non stop <I was almost dizzy after this
Lying Hamstring Curl: 60x4x15/15/14/13 <Same flushed feeling
Standing Calve Press: 80x20, 90x15, 100x2x15 < The plates were getting stuck so I just upped the weight
Seated Calve Press: Pump 30s, rest 45, repeat 4 times (T.U.T.)
20m walk 10%incline, 3.2speed
4oz turkey, 1/2c white kidney beans, 1/2c brown rice, 4 caps NeoVar/Liver40
4oz chicken, 1/2c mashed cauliflower, 1/2oz almonds
4tbsp natural peanut butter
2074cal = 140g carbs, 82g fats, 198g protein. Been high on protein lately but it's shown to be for the better. Looked good today, tomorrow may go either way. I'm keeping blueberries and white kidney beans in. Switching to all fish on Friday. Taking apple cider vinegar at least 3x a day and at least 2c green tea. Almost hit 2gal water today.
I am sooooo tired. It's incredible. Got through my workout OK but it took effort. Took a midday nap and had to cancel plans with a girl I met last week. She called me a flake, I guess I deserved that. Prep dieting and being single do not coexist well.
10-25-2012, 12:35 AM
You are doing great man. The level of detail in your log is impressive. Its one thing to follow along when someone wants to drop a few lbs. or build a little muscle. Contest prep is a whole different animal. Keep up the great work!Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
10-25-2012, 01:01 AM
The average person let alone the average girl doesn't have a clue what it takes to do contest prep. If you're currently single, wait to do any dating until after the show. Also, frees you up to mac on any chicks at the show. You've got to ease the girl into the BB lifestyle.Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
10-25-2012, 05:11 AM
Photo shopped!! Glad I could inspire you!!
That is a lot of fish- Tilapia ?? I was talking to someone tonight and he has been eating nothing but Tilapia for the last 2 weeks ( main meat source) and said he's skin is getting thinner and his body is making changes. Might need to incorporate that in my diet soon as well!!
Looks like you had a killer leg w/out and a nice carb up day, I bet you will be feeling fine and dandy by tomorrow. Nice detailed log so far....
10-25-2012, 09:27 AM
Yup 2 weeks out and all fish to help peel off anything left. Tilapia and salmon, I have tuna (both canned and steak) already. I'll get some cod, too. I tried flounder, not worth it. I had eggs this morning but I'll drop them and any other whey besides IsoPure next week.
Slept 9 hours, so much for AM cardio... just gotta put it all post workout :/
I woke up mid sleep kinda hungry - so to try and trick myself I just munched on a couple pieces of broccoli.
It's a catch 22 - you look great but can't do anything about it. lol. I don't ask people to understand, I just tell them they don't and it's OK. Although I haven't gotten the "You can eat it, go ahead, you look good you can spare it."
That makes me wanna slap bitches.
10-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Taking Hyper T2 and sitting at work bored is not a good combo I want to get up and move I feel myself in an energetic state. Ahh
10-26-2012, 08:19 PM
Doing good man. Hang in there, just a few more weeks!
"I would rather follow Christ and die to find out their is no God, than to not, and die to find out there is a God."
10-26-2012, 08:35 PM
10-26-2012, 10:28 PM
The all fish helps shed off any extra wet weight because of its light texture and high BV. Unlike chicken which is slower to digest and causes water retention. In about 2 weeks I'm going to hate everything about tilapia. Gonna stay easy on the tuna - we try our best to pick the right ones but mercury is still an issue with high intake. 2 weeks out.
10-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Past two lifts: reinstated my NYSC membership for convenience and I almost miss it... Almost.
Close grip cable row: 110x20, 120x4x15/15/13/12
Lat Pull Down: 110x15/12 100x2x14<dunno what happened just wasn't feeling it
Iso Lat Machine: 70x4x15 alternating< never done this machine before but I dig it. Maintaining good posture is imperative.
Bent Over Row DB: 55x15, 60x3x15
Dead Lifts: 185x12, 225x8/8/6 <Haven't done these in a while! Felt great.
Abdominal circuit and a long one. Not posting it but it was about 10motions 20reps each and 4sets. Dead
Standing BB Curl: 45x3x20, 65x2x10 <I wanted to go heavier!
Standing Hammer Curl: 35x4x15 <I like how I'm looking now and it inspires me to keep truckin.
Machine Preacher:50 x 4x15/15/13/14 < This ones too fancy for me with the oval pivot piece and adjustable resistance thing.
Reverse Cable Curls: 80x4x20
Reverse Cable Pushdowns:110x15, 120x3x15
Outside pronated grip cable pushdown: 90x15, 100x15/12/12/13
Machine Dips: 130x15/13/12/10
Skullcrushers:60x4x15 super set 10 close grip pushups
Overhead DB Press: 70x14/12/12/10
I noticed why I went higher weight on the cables is because they have six wheels in the cable system. It wasn't designed for pushing heavier weight but it gave me a false sense of strength. Torque was next to nothing. Just adjust the weight and keep pushing. Cardio was done in the AM.
This is by far the most vascular I have ever been! Hyper T2/Fat Free has been a serious day incinerator but the stims are a lot. Almost done with FF but ill run Hyper till the show. Im tempted to up the Free Test does to 6 caps (4 am, 2 pm). Still tanning 3x/week. OsteoSport did game away from the joint clicks and minor aches, thankfully. Looking leaner each passing day but weight won't budge from the 153 range. Sometimes up to 154 or down just below to 152.6. Haven't calculated BF in a while. Photos and numbers hopefully this weekend if the storm doesn't rip through too hard. Libido keeps climbing. Still not tight and dry just yet but that will pull together when time comes, not so worried I just can't dwell on it.
10-27-2012, 02:43 PM
10-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Try prepping with people who are all 30-100lbs over weight (everyone I work with)Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
Smacking would have been kind compared to the verbal thrashing I could have given some people, where's my award? Lol.
There's a video on YouTube with animations, something like "I wanna be a bodybuilder" it's pretty funny and also pretty true kinda mocks dating a bodybuilder.
Keep on track brotha, women can wait. Like others said, there will be lovely ladies there. Nothing better than a gal who's into fitness, she's hot & doesn't nag for our "stupid" habits :-D
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10-27-2012, 07:07 PM
So I'm trying to find ways of hitting my macros in different "to go" meals easily eaten and transported. I have the idea of tuna salad or salmon salad using mayo and break up some broccoli and celery for texture/bulk. Any thoughts on using Omega-3 Mayo? I could always make aioli (olive oil mayonnaise) or use sesame oil (I respond well to sesame) but the process is so tedious!
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