View Full Version : PREP to the FINISH!
09-29-2010, 07:09 PM
My Off-season and On-season diets change based on my condition/shows done/intuitions and likeness of foods on a weekly basis maybe. My website tells about myself and I will blog my training and diets as I prepare for shows, shoots, or every day me. My workouts also have a "contoured" approach as I believe in forming the workout with the diet/cardio amounts/condition and physic needs for symmetry. I can definitely share that my workouts are not only physically intense but mentally as well. I am huge into visualizing during training. This makes every workout more effective and individual. Seeing/feeling/thinking of the muscle being activated; the shape of the muscle I am creating/the exact look I am going for; the symmetry, hardness, details. Works great and always feels like every weight is so much heavier and I have gotten instant results.
So I thank you all for starting to follow what I strive to be not only influential; but interactive, progressive and motivational as well.
09-29-2010, 07:11 PM
1. What is going through my mind before the workout?
(a) Focus and preparation to push myself thorough pain, willingness to sweat like hell and the want to become comfortable…in the uncomfortable!
2. What is going through my mine during the workout?
(a) Visualizing exactly where I am targeting in the muscle, fighting thorough the feelings of uncomfortable burn, sweat, blood sugar instability as muscle glycogen is robbed and thoughts of not giving up till I complete what I set out to do!
3. What is going through my mind upon completion?
(a) Damn that was intense and I am thankful I dealt with it and kept going, Feeling of a huge pump in my shoulders, already soreness and that muscle growing/recovery setting in, and exhaustion with satisfaction that I but another workout in the books and focus on refuel with my diet & rest.
09-29-2010, 07:12 PM
Over the course of the year I have been blessed in many ways stemming from my passion for bodybuilding competitions. My focus has always been to display a conditioned as well as balanced/symmetrical physic to maintain the beauty within bodybuilding, as well as a more overall package many levels of competitors can appreciate. With this is mind I decided to focus on my first nationals contest in October following a consistent and self satisfying result from my latest shows.
My main goal from one show to the next is to make visible improvements through applying what I have learned over the course of each preparation. Learning my own bodies recover, growth, conditioning, dieting, and training capacity/threshold for performance is an on going process. My body is like most others who are always adapting to an environment and in need of a change every now and then in order to maximize results or even to maintain consistency during preparation.
My latest shows the CAL state 2010 & the West Coast Classic proved to me that in just 6 wks time it is possible to transform a good physic into an even greater physic through diet manipulation and style of training. It has also taught me that I was capable of maximizing my own potential while staying within my Middleweight class. I managed to not only increase my size and conditioning, but lower my overall weight!
09-29-2010, 07:14 PM
Setting goals or committing to a challenge is an opportunity for proving an individuals willpower and dedication. Striving for one of the largest accomplishments we can unveil in a field or sport is what intrigued me to get started in bodybuilding. Over the years I have sacrificed and experimented with diet and training in sight of building a reputation of conditioning, dedication, and an accomplishable healthy looking physic. My main priority has been to surpass my previous condition each show/photo shoot. In the process, I continue too keep interest upon influencing many friends, fans and family. With motivation and as an individual who provides proof for turning what may seem as impossible into a possible.
In the process of getting ready for my first nationals show I have come to realize that although my conditioning will live up to my motto come show day, I would not be able to provide the overall look I have been striving for since I began my new mission. To confirm what I have set forth requires me to take a back seat to the bodybuilding stage until both myself and my sponsor/mentor are satisfied. It is not a matter of putting in the time for cardio, sticking to the diet, and sacrificing time with friends and family. It is a matter of my team and I being 110% sure/satisfied we have reached our reasons for madness; as some may comment on at the sight of my preparation for achieving the exact look we are stuck upon. I promised too share updates of photos which I am still committed too. There remain consistent improvements as training and diet become more advanced and intuitive on a day to day basis.
09-29-2010, 07:17 PM
I have been training very hard towards the goal of accomplishing a physic which I would like to see as ready to unveil on a national stage. I have been doing shows for over 11 years and have always had the dedication of someone looking to improve every show in some way. I have decided; after many hard gym sessions, cardio sessions, dieting days, sacrifice from friends and family that this is my month to go for what I have dreamed of, a National stage. Faith and destiny are big factors in my life and I am always grateful for the journey. With the encouragement from family, friends and sponsors I will make October the month I step on stage for the nationals in ATL. There have been many events leading to this point as well as a much bigger picture for me afterwards as well. I look to bring a classic and conditioned physic on the 15th and 16th of October. Thank you too al of my sponsors and a BIG appreciation too BodybyTFitness for helping too ensure a comfortable and stress free stay for the show. I will try and update on progress as I can.
As of now I have decided to fit in double and even 3 a day sessions when able for completion of the style I will bring the ATL! I am still keeping up with clients, food prep and emails as usual because it is a passion which keeps me going strong. To see others success and help people on my journey is worth so much pleasure to me.
thank you for following my journey and I look forward too new updates and sharing my hard work with others.
09-30-2010, 03:47 PM
SOO after feeling so run down and needing a change of diet I decided to thorw in a much needed re feed "night"
I listened to my body with my show in only 16 days.
Before bed I ate: normal, 1) turkey breast , egg whites+asparagus with oil.
then, feeling depleted and lacking fats in my diet for past week I ate:
2) 6oz turkey w/ tbsp olive oil + 30grams sweet potato + 15rms brown rice
still missing something I ate:
3) 10 egg whites,1 whole omega egg,30grm quinoa pancake w/ 1/3 cup brown rice and 1 tbsp mens udo oil.
Then I felt full and went to bed in order to gt a bettr sleep and wake for morning cardio which I would increase as I always belive in eating more and compensating with cardio for health and condition reasons.
I like to eat when hungry as long as it is nutritious and on my diet. I will eat until satisfied and follow my mentors beliefs of paying for it in the gym with cardio and harder training.
this has always worked for my preparations.
This morning I started the day with a customized pre workout drink that gets me in great spirits,energy and focus to hit the gym!
I then took CCB from profight for accelerated fat burn with out the caffiene content.
THEN...gold gym venice for the "stairs" about 70 min this time for the burn I needed.
I will return later for workout and finish up cardio.
I understand my approach is a little different for diet and cardio,but I do what works for me and I am very intuitive with the types of fats,carbs,protein and even vegetables I use on a weekly and even daily basis.
10-02-2010, 03:56 PM
Preparation has been steady over the past 6 weeks and it is time for a change in pace. Due to the conditioning and perfection I am looking to achieve it is in my best interest to increase volume, intensity, and focus over the next few weeks. This does not only entail a strict diet and dedication. This will involve sacrifice and the will too be comfortable in being uncomfortable more often.
Cardio is set to 2 sessions of 45-70 min preferably on the step mill.
Diet is placed at an as needed basis for maximizing nutrition to match energy output in the gym.
Training is at an intense yet smart mode o avoid injury yet create an environment for growth, hardness/graininess and maturity.
Visualization is set towards creating details within detail through striations, density and an overall physic while staying within my weight-class as a middleweight.
**Here are a few updated shots in Gold’s gym Venice CA taken by a good and well respected friend Eric DiLauro (Mr. Canada) of “New Generation Training systems.”
1. Lighting is what it is in the posing room and can enable me to work harder than hat is really apparent in a good way.
2. The lack of tan enables me to push myself harder and pay more attention to details before a darker color or tan can create a harder, more defined look. Again helping me to stay focused and pushes myself harder than can me seen through a darker complexion.