I am planning on attending a contest on Nov. 17th. I am 17 yrs old and probably around 10-12% bodyfat at the momment (up from 9% since my pics I put on bodyspace). But i've put on a good 10-15lbs since those pics.
Anyway, if I attend, this will be my first show and I am really a total newb when it comes to nailing proper condition for a show. Although I have been on a few cuts so I know how to diet properly.
So my questions are:
How low should my bodyfat be right before contest if I want to look good but not be super ripped because I don't want to loose muscle unneccesarily?
How long before contest should I start cutting in order to nail condition?
I am thinking I should start cutting about a month before contest but I really have no idea. I understand that how long I cut is dependent on how strict I am in my diet but an estimate would be great. Any answers, tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.