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FreakzillaMRV
02-04-2010, 05:34 AM
This time last year, I attempted to prepare for an amatuer bodybuilding competition for May and in the end it clearly wasn't enough time as I learned. I am now debating trying one for the end of late summer so it would give me a good 6-7 months which I believe should be enough time.

Right now I'm 5'11" and about 207 but don't currently have any pics at the moment. Lets just say I have work to do.

I eat about 1800-2000 calories a day right now including
40-60 grams of fat
1900-2500 mg sodium
160-200 carbs
150-180 protein

I know the diet could be stronger but what do you guys think of it?

Also, would you think September would be a good target date?

Barn01
02-04-2010, 06:42 AM
I think you're pretty low on cals for a show in Sept. You're only 207 at 5'11 ... why cutting so much right now?

FreakzillaMRV
02-04-2010, 10:29 AM
I think you're pretty low on cals for a show in Sept. You're only 207 at 5'11 ... why cutting so much right now?

Well I was just starting to try to lose weight but now that I'm considering the competition, I guess I should try to increase as much muscle mass as I can within the timeframe.

How many cals do you think?

bwelch1985
02-04-2010, 11:26 AM
that is an absolutely tiny amount of calories for a 200+lb bodybuilder....how much were you eating to get yourself up to 207? did you count cals at all?

Slovation
02-04-2010, 12:49 PM
This time last year, I attempted to prepare for an amatuer bodybuilding competition for May and in the end it clearly wasn't enough time as I learned. I am now debating trying one for the end of late summer so it would give me a good 6-7 months which I believe should be enough time.

Right now I'm 5'11" and about 207 but don't currently have any pics at the moment. Lets just say I have work to do.

I eat about 1800-2000 calories a day right now including
40-60 grams of fat
1900-2500 mg sodium
160-200 carbs
150-180 protein

I know the diet could be stronger but what do you guys think of it?

Also, would you think September would be a good target date?

Should be more around 2500 cals. Id up the protein to the upper 200s and carbs mid 200s. Im no expert but thats a little closer where u should be I think.

FreakzillaMRV
02-05-2010, 02:24 AM
that is an absolutely tiny amount of calories for a 200+lb bodybuilder....how much were you eating to get yourself up to 207? did you count cals at all?

I've been over 200 pounds for like 8 years now. I've been eating pretty decent but realize my stomach growing so that was it for me. Started to diet to drop and then thought about trying a show again.

The goal is to do a 185 show so I'm probably gonna increase my protein to 300 grams per day for the time being and not focus on calories as much as I should lifting/cardio.

You think 3000 is a good number for now?