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05-12-2002, 04:17 PM
Iwill be competing for the first time in an all natural show in July. My friend who is training me has won titles in the past. I am training 6x week - 45 min of cardio and then weights as follows:
day 1 - chest/tris
day 2 - back/bis
day 3 - Hams/shoulders
day 4 quads/calfs
day 5 chest/tris
day 6 back/bis
day hams/ should
Abs I do daily.
As far as nutrition, I'm eating a high protein and low complex carb diet - but I'm not counting grams - should I? I drink 1 gallon of water daily closer (month out) to the show - he recommends no carbs after noon. 1 week out mon-thurs. 2 gallons of water no carbs except for thursday, friday no water.
Am I going about this the correct way - I kind of feel as if I'm winging it!??
Any input from female competitors would be welcomed and much appreciated.
05-13-2002, 09:51 AM
i belive what you are doing is good, do not forget that there are three inmportant parts to bodybuilding,
make sure when you train you are getting enough sleep, because while you sleep your muscles rebuild themselves after you have trained.
i think you are training far to much.
to help you out,
as well as your muscles think about the aperance, by this i meen how turned out you are.
try to work on cutting and defining the muscles, like a capentor calves wood, make them defined, instead of making them bigger, this close to the compertision.
also a good thing to do is to lie in the sun for a couple of hours if you can, this will take away the fat which is inbetween your veins and your skin, this will also help you to achive a brilliant look.
good look my friend and train wisly
05-14-2002, 03:24 PM
Thanks Adam for replying. I've been told that I should be doing high reps 12-15 to really start defining the muscles - but I thought that I should be doing 7-10 reps to build and perhaps the last 4 weeks I should up the reps - what do you think?
05-17-2002, 12:44 PM
You may be overtraining working out 6 days a week. You're also better off only doing 5-10 minutes of cardio before weight training to warm up and then doing the real cardio after weight training. You basically burn off your glycogen with cardio so you're weaker with the weights. It's better to burn off the glycogen with weight training so you burn fat once you start doing the cardio. As far as diet, make sure you're getting enough protein, fiber, and EFAs(flax seeds are the best source). You can also vary your complex carb and even your protein intake as well to fool your body into releasing more fat.
05-26-2002, 04:34 PM
thanks for the reply - sorry it took so long for me to reply but I just got back from your neck of the woods - well sort of - Vero beach!! I'll start doing the cardio as you suggested - I've read that before - my problem is that I get carried away with doing the weights that before I know it I have to pick up my daughter from nursery school and end up not doing any cardio - Disapline!!
05-26-2002, 08:50 PM
Good luck! Make sure that you get plenty of rest the night before of your competition. When I competed in my first weightlifting competition, I couldn't sleep the night before at all.