BiG_ED's First Competition
02-03-2007 12:11 PM
BiG_ED's First Competition
I finally decided to compete in my first show. I will be competing in the Mr. Titan 2007 at the Hackney Theatre in London. The show is on April 29th. I started training for the show at 20 weeks out, so this log is a bit late; but I figured I should track my progress. I will be updating this daily. Enjoy!
11 Weeks Out - Saturday (Delts & Calves)
I started training 20 weeks out from the show at 213 and around 12% body fat. Currently at 190lbs and between 8-9%. Tomorrow I will weigh in once more to see where my progress is at.
Today was Delts and Calves; and it was business as usual. My routine for the day was as follows:
Seated dumbell presses (no back support)
o 55×5 (hard set, really felt the pump after this one)
* Smith machine behind the neck military press / standing front raises superset
+ 35×8 (front delts were completely smoked by the end of this!)
* Standing dumbell lateral raises (focusing on good form / muscle contraction)
* Standing cable lateral raises
* Seated rear delt machine
o 55×10 (grip with palms of hands parallel to the floor)
o 55×10 (changed up the grip, palms facing outward)
o 85×10 (delts were so pumped after this, i could barely flex or lift my arms)
* Seated calf raises
o 90×12 (real slow, focusing on squeezing the hell out of the muscle!)
And that about does it for today, after the weights I jumped on the treadmill and did 40min of low intensity cardio keeping the incline on 10.0 and the speed bewteen 3.0-3.2. Tomorrow is some what of an off day. No weights, just 45min of some low intensity cardio.
02-04-2007 02:47 PM
Today was my weekly weigh-in to see how my progress is going. I'm not so concerned with how much I weigh, I typically just go by the mirror and If I'm still leaning out then it's all good. Regardless, I weighed-in at 189lbs. Exactly one pound less than last week, so I'm right on track. I figure I won't drop cals just yet; if it ain't broke don't fix it, right? At this rate, I hope to dial it in somewhere between 175-180 and 5-6% BF.
Tonight is my refeed (thank god, I feel so flat!). I just recently got a new digital camera, so I don't have a before pic of when I started cutting. So I plan on posting a pic from 5 years ago when I was completely out of shape and then post one before the show just to show my transformation. More to come...
02-05-2007 11:55 AM
Chest & Abs
Chest & Abs
February 5, 2007
Woke up this morning nice and full from my carb up last night so I was definitely looking forward to chest day. Here’s how my training went:
* Incline Dumbell Press
* Flat Dumbell Press
* Decline Barbell Press
* Incline Hammer Stength
* Dumbell Pullovers
* Incline Dumbell Flyes
* Cable Flyes
* Crunches (3 sets of 25)
* Knee Raises (3 sets of 20)
My chest was totally blown up after all this. Definitely had a sweet pump going the whole workout. After this I hit up some cardio for 40min and then called it a day. Time to eat; Leg day tomorrow
02-06-2007 04:31 PM
Leg Day! >:D
The gym was rather busy today, but like always, no one was on the squat rack. Took a sip of my protein shake and it was business as usual:
o 135×12 (warm-up)
o 315×4 (really focusing in squeezing out the reps today, working on good form)
* Stiff Leg Dead Lift
* Lying Leg Curls
* Leg Press (focus on squeezing and contracting rather than using momentum to throw the weight around, so my poundage was a little low)
* Seated Leg Curl
* Leg Extensions
* Seated Calf Raise
Overall, a pretty standard leg day. Hit up the treadmill for 40min afterwards @ 10% incline and 3mph. Even though thats low intensity cardio; with the crazy ass pumps in my legs, I was smoked by the end of this. Well, time to go make meal number 7; then get some shut eye….back day tomorrow! Peace.
02-08-2007 02:43 PM
Today is my one day out of the week that I take completely off. Gives me body a chance to fully recover and gives my CNS a break. Feeling much fuller this week, my guess is that my weight is just about the same from last week, maybe a pound higher. Calories may start to get dropped next week based on sundays weigh in / how i look in the mirror. Started tanning today also, figure I'll stat going twice a week all the way up until the show so I have a nice base tan and I don't turn out looking all orange 'n **** when I put my pro tan on.
02-08-2007 02:46 PM
Wow thats huge volume, good luck with the show!!
02-10-2007 10:57 AM
Yeah, I can tend to get carried away some times. I try to keep my weight training to an hour, but it goes a bit longer than that from time to time.
Originally Posted by somewhatgifted
I've been taking Anabolic Pump for almost a week now so I will be mainly posting my progress at my AP log to avoid double posting.
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