Two Weeks Out: SNBF April 7th, 2001!

The final decision to compete in the upcoming April 7th SNBF show has been made and I will be competing! I know this leaves me about 2 weeks or so to prepare but I will nail it this time. So what is there to do now that I have decided to compete?
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Phano's faceThe final decision to compete in the upcoming April 7th SNBF show has been made and I will be competing! I know this leaves me about 2 weeks or so to prepare but I will nail it this time. So what is there to do now that I have decided to compete? Firstly, I needed to clean my diet. Secondly, I needed to start precontest supplements. Finally, I needed to start cardio. My training will remain the same since it is so close to contest. I figured that by changing my training around, I could be doing more harm than good. At any rate, things need to be perfect in order for me to look good come April 7th. Now I will outline some of the preliminary steps I have taken for precontest preparation.

-=DIET=-
  • Wake up: 2 grams glutamine, 2 tabs Xenadrine, 1000 mg Vitamin C, 2 tabs HMB MORNING CARDIO
  • Meal 1: Lean Body Labrada protein shake, 2 grams glutamine, 1000 mg Vitamin C
  • Meal 2: 8 oz turkey or two 3 oz. chicken breasts, small salad w/vinegar dressing, half cup of veggies, 1-1.5 cups of pasta(no sauce), 1 tab TwinLab Daily One, 1 tab anti-oxidant, 1 tab joint fuel
  • Meal 3: same as meal 2, 2 tabs HMB
  • Meal 4: same as meal 2 Preworkout supps: 2 tabs Xenadrine, 1000 mg Vitamin C, 2 tabs HMB WEIGHT TRAINING WORKOUT
  • Meal 5 (immediately after workout): Lean Body Labrada protein shake, 20 oz. Gatorade, 2 tabs HMB, 1000 mg Vitamin C, 2 grams glutamine
  • Meal 6: Lean Body Labrada protein shake, 2 grams glutamine

As you can clearly see, I'm not taking much in the way of supplements at this moment. One of the reasons being is because I'm currently low on precontest supps. I am consuming a lot of protein shakes also b/c I am having to pull a good 30-40% of my normal carbohydrate intake back b/c of the short amount of time I am given for preparation. Since I haven't been on Xenadrine in awhile, I figure it will suppress my appetite enough for the next couple of weeks so that I won't be starved. This is the ultimate in crash course dieting and I strongly advise against it. However, my friends do call me a genetic freak and I am once again taking advantage of my metabolism. So I figure I can pull this one off without much trouble.

With respect to training now, it won't change at all except for the days which I choose to take off. The reps stay the same for most things and I will continue to do it like I've been doing it for the past couple of months. I will outline what my training days will look like between now until the "drying-out" phase which I have something new to try out. I will not share this part as of yet because I know of a few competitors that are competing against me who attend my University. I have outlined a tentative schedule of what my last couple of weeks of training will look like. Remember, I've done a crash course in contest preparation before and I already near contest condition.

-=TRAINING=-
  • Mar 22: upper chest
  • Mar 23: back(pulldown movements + deadlifts)
  • Mar 24: arms
  • Mar 25: legs
  • Mar 26: lower chest/shoulders
  • Mar 27: back(rowing movements)
  • Mar 28: arms
  • Mar 29: legs
  • Mar 30: upper chest
  • Mar 31: back(pulldown movements+ deadlifts)
  • Apr 01: arms - Begin drying out process (carb deplete/carb load, etc.) - lasts for 7 days
  • Apr 02: lower body workout
  • Apr 03: upper body workout
  • Apr 04: begin carb loading procedures
  • Apr 05:
  • Apr 06:
  • Apr 07: CONTEST
This is the basic outline of my next 17 days or so. I will keep everyone posted on my progress as the contest moves closer. Until then, train hard and train smart!

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