NOTICE: This is article #9 of this series. Click HERE for the front page.
2 weeks out! Forget weeks, 14 days out!!!
I am so excited. Everything is set. I have 2 posing suits, my Dream Tan, protein, L-Glutamine, and the rest of my vitamins. I am locked and loaded. My confidence is ever increasing with the positive comments I have been receiving through my email and on the message board about my pics. I cannot believe how ripped I have become! I have never been in such great shape and condition. Everything is flowing smoothly. I got my posing routine to music down, but I still plan on practicing of course. My will power is super charged making cheating out of the question. Thinking about what lies ahead gives me goosebumps. The thought of getting on stage and having people cheer for you is exhilarating. This is no time to let up on the gas. From here on out, it's peddle to the metal, full throttle, and I've got a full tank of gas! Let's do this!
The beginning to a wonderful week. As I look in the mirror and see what I have accomplished, and think about what will happen after the contest, there is one thing I know, I will not be binging after the contest. I have worked super hard to achieve this physique and I do not plan on only having it for one day. Granted I might have a cheat meal or two the week after, but there will be no out of control binge on junk.
I took out the 2 slices of fat free cheese and the egg I eat during the day. This drops about 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of fat. Not a big drop, but an efficient one.
I was able to lay outside for about 20-30 minutes today. It was beautiful out! It was in the 80's partly cloudy, but still some good sun.
Donkey Calf Raises brother + 50 x 20, 15, 10
Squats 215 X 20
Leg Extensions 150 X 12, 100 X 15
Front Squats 215 X 6
Lying Leg Curl 100 X 10, 90 X 6, 80 X 6, 70 X 7, 60 X 8, 50 X 10
Donkey calf Raise B+50 X 15, b+25 X 10, b X 10 (Strip Set)
13 days to go! With each day I am closer to my dream. It seems easier to stay away from junk food right now. I know this is no time to give in to my cravings. I think of it this way, what is more rewarding, eating junk that might taste good or coming home with the trophy. The answer is obvious.
It was perfect out today! Not a cloud in the sky. I laid out in the sun for 40 minutes (20 front and 20 back). Tanning outside, I feel, is much better than tanning in a salon. It feels better and is way more enjoyable.
Incline Flies 30 X 8
Flat Flies 20 X 8
Decline Flies 10 X 10
Incline Press 165 X 10, 145 X 3, 125 X 3, 105 X 3 (Strip Set)
Bench Press 145 X 6, 125 X 3, 105 X 3, 85 X 4 (Strip Set)
Decline DB Press 60 X 13, 40 X 8, 20 X 6 (Strip Set)
Dips 8, 8
Barbell Curl 115 X 7
Cable Preacher Curl 60 X 6, 40 X 6, 20 X 12 (Strip Set)
Reverse Cable Preacher Curl 30 X 8, 20 X 6, 10 X 10
1-arm Cable Preacher Curl 15 X 10, 10 X 8 (Strip Set)
12 days out! I was thinking about the contest and what I would do on stage today. My plan is, during prejudging not to worry about what everyone else is doing. To just think that I am the only person on the stage. Hit my poses. And that's that. There will be no, "The guy to the right looks better than me." Or I wonder what the guy all the way at the end is doing. During the time I am on the stage, I will be the only person "on stage".
45 minutes on the bike.
11 days!!! Everything is flowing smoothly. I am keeping my diet in line while doing everything I need to do.
Wide Grip Pull Up 12, 6, 3
V-Bar Pulldown 130 X 8, 110 X 3, 100 X 3 (Strip Set)
V-bar Row 100 X 12, 80 X 12, 60 X 12 (Strip Set)
Pull Down 90 X 12, 70 X 12, 50 X 10 (Strip Set)
Straight Arm Pushdown 50 X 12, 40 X 6, 30 X 6, 20 X 20
Side Lateral 30 X 6, 20 X 6, 10 X 15, 5 X 25 (Strip Set)
Reverse Fly 15 X 8, 10 X 8, 5 X 12 (Strip Set)
Bent Over Cable Lateral 15 X 8, 10 X 8, 5 X 12 (SS)
Dumbbell Press 40 X 12, 30 X 6, 20 X 15 (SS)
Tricep Pressdown 60 X 12, 50 X 4, 40 X 8 (SS)
Reverse Pressdown 50 X 4, 40 X 4, 30 X 8 (SS)
Rope Pressdown 40 X 12, 30 X 17, 20 X 12
I'm turning the cardio up a notch to 60 minutes today on the treadmill.
Answering e-mails and surfing the message boards
under the username "Beast". (Click to enlarge.)
1 week! 7 days to go! I am so ready to get this party started! Today is my carb up day. I will be having 250 grams of carbs today. Next week's diet will be changing everyday. You will also see a lot of strategy.
30 minutes on the treadmill.
1 week left!
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