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Spock81
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Mirin' them lats there, brah.

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Dirty Gerdy
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How many weeks out are we man?

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zraw
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Dirty Gerdy wrote:
How many weeks out are we man?


19 :)

Prep starting from 16weeks out :) still at over 5000cals in the pics posted

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zraw
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Spock81 wrote:
Mirin' them lats there, brah.


Thanks! :) I think they were good from the front already last year but sucked from the back.. fixed that

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zraw
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Received diets change from JM yesterday..

From 16weeks out I'll be done with pizza pwo :(

Ill be having 3500cals on training days and 3400 on off days. Biggest drop coming from carbs and then from fat

1cheatmeal/week of max 1500cals

NO CARDIO :D

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Mr_Freshnuts
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uh oh.. no cardio, are you doing his 7 day training plan? How brutal is it???

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zraw wrote:
I'll be having 3500cals on training days and 3400 on off days. Biggest drop coming from carbs and then from fat

1 cheatmeal/week of max 1500cals

NO CARDIO :D
Was there any room for increasing training frequency and/or volume before dropping cals ?

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zraw
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Will be doing 5-6x/week till 12weeks out then 7-8

Didnt have room.to add.volume/frequency no

If 3500cals.it too low and I.drop.too fast cals will be added

I.will be starting a prep thread from 16weeks out. I talked with JM and ill be posting my cals, macros, and the whole.actual.meal.plan in there

I will.also post any changes to the plan and you guys will be getting updates very similar.to.those ill be.sending.John

2weeks..!!

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optheta
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zraw wrote:
myself1992 wrote:
Damn bro great work arms and hammies have come up a loooong way since you've been working with john


Thanks! Yeah im really happy about those as they were kinda weak last year!

I think ive added some size pretty much everywhere and will be in a good spot to start my prep in just a few weeks :) cant wait



Quick pic I took today, im a bit leaner than I look cause even though it doesnt show in the pic I have a "lot" of body hair lol


Is it me or do you have a long torso? Or is it just the angle of the shots?

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zraw
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optheta wrote:
zraw wrote:
myself1992 wrote:
Damn bro great work arms and hammies have come up a loooong way since you've been working with john


Thanks! Yeah im really happy about those as they were kinda weak last year!

I think ive added some size pretty much everywhere and will be in a good spot to start my prep in just a few weeks :) cant wait



Quick pic I took today, im a bit leaner than I look cause even though it doesnt show in the pic I have a "lot" of body hair lol


Is it me or do you have a long torso? Or is it just the angle of the shots?


Angle of the shots haha my gf likes to take pics at head level

Im 70 inches and from feet to hipbone is 39inches.from what I just measured lol

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zraw wrote:
myself1992 wrote:
Damn bro great work arms and hammies have come up a loooong way since you've been working with john


Thanks! Yeah im really happy about those as they were kinda weak last year!

I think ive added some size pretty much everywhere and will be in a good spot to start my prep in just a few weeks :) cant wait

Quick pic I took today, im a bit leaner than I look cause even though it doesnt show in the pic I have a "lot" of body hair lol


I agree with all the other posters - nice progress.

However, I still believe that quad thickness/fullness (legs from front; not in the side shot) is a weakness. To me, your awesome upper body overpowers your legs. You seem to have the opposite problem of ebomb.

Does anyone else agree or am I full of shit?

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zraw
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infinite_shore wrote:
zraw wrote:
myself1992 wrote:
Damn bro great work arms and hammies have come up a loooong way since you've been working with john


Thanks! Yeah im really happy about those as they were kinda weak last year!

I think ive added some size pretty much everywhere and will be in a good spot to start my prep in just a few weeks :) cant wait

Quick pic I took today, im a bit leaner than I look cause even though it doesnt show in the pic I have a "lot" of body hair lol


I agree with all the other posters - nice progress.

However, I still believe that quad thickness/fullness (legs from front; not in the side shot) is a weakness. To me, your awesome upper body overpowers your legs. You seem to have the opposite problem of ebomb.

Does anyone else agree or am I full of shit?


My outter quads could improve but I honestly think this is mostly due to the angles of the pics and even of the video

Ive got none taken from the hips so they all make my legs looks weak

Ill be taking pics from the hips for precontest so we'll see I guess, but you may also be right although irl most ppl seem to say my legs are a strong bodypart

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This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?

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zraw
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Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water

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optheta
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zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


I'll be honest I am curious about what your cycle is during this prep :P

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Intangible
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zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


That's pretty impressive for an experienced BB to make that kind of improvement, it must be your secret weapon John Meadows ;). If you don't mind could you comment on the growing into a contest food and training etc?

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zraw
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Intangible wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


That's pretty impressive for an experienced BB to make that kind of improvement, it must be your secret weapon John Meadows ;). If you don't mind could you comment on the growing into a contest food and training etc?


What would you like to know?

I will be making a prep thread this weekend and will post starting pics for everything :)

Here's the last offseason pic ive got lol

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zraw
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optheta wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


I'll be honest I am curious about what your cycle is during this prep :P


I'll be using Plazma and Z-12 cause that stuff works way too well so when I cant sleep it will be great :)

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zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


That's pretty impressive for an experienced BB to make that kind of improvement, it must be your secret weapon John Meadows ;). If you don't mind could you comment on the growing into a contest food and training etc?


What would you like to know?

I will be making a prep thread this weekend and will post starting pics for everything :)

Here's the last offseason pic ive got lol



You're a hairy dude! Pecs look awesome in this

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zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


That's pretty impressive for an experienced BB to make that kind of improvement, it must be your secret weapon John Meadows ;). If you don't mind could you comment on the growing into a contest food and training etc?


What would you like to know?

I will be making a prep thread this weekend and will post starting pics for everything :)

Here's the last offseason pic ive got lol



You're a hairy dude! Pecs look awesome in this

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Intangible
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zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


That's pretty impressive for an experienced BB to make that kind of improvement, it must be your secret weapon John Meadows ;). If you don't mind could you comment on the growing into a contest food and training etc?


What would you like to know?

I will be making a prep thread this weekend and will post starting pics for everything :)

Here's the last offseason pic ive got lol



Everything lol jk. I'll just follow that new thread and pick your brain there.

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lemony2j wrote:
You're a hairy dude! Pecs look awesome in this


x 2

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optheta
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zraw wrote:
optheta wrote:
zraw wrote:
Intangible wrote:
This is really cool best of luck on the comp. Do you have an idea of how much weight you will have to lose for the comp, or are you just going solely by the mirror?


I have an aproximate idea based on last prep and where I was when I started it and where ill be now and a couple other factors but its hard to tell

Last show I started at 212 and was softer than I am now at 220. Ended up at 192 for weight in but had carbed up 3days pre contest

This year I will most likely be carbing up after weight ins. I grew into the show last year and will most likely do so again this year..

Probably going to end at around 195-200lbs.. idk.. but id say i need to lose about 25lbs of fat right now, and then some subq water


I'll be honest I am curious about what your cycle is during this prep :P


I'll be using Plazma and Z-12 cause that stuff works way too well so when I cant sleep it will be great :)


Too funny brah, well I know why you can't sleep.

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