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The Hunger for Success: The Solution's Offseason

PreJudging: This was an amazing experience because I learned a lot about my body, lets get to the crazy story before I actually got on stage. Started the day with 2 meals of 4oz Filet and 10oz Sweet Potato with 3 TBSP of Almond Butter, i slowly started to fill out, and i was drinking more...

The Solution‎, 07-25-2012 04:16 PM
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sleestacks STFU & TRAIN log

STFU AND TRAIN! "I don't care if I die, as long as they bury me in a Big Fu.cking Box" That's the motto I follow. Got some pain? Grind it out. Can't gain weight? Eat some f.ucking more. Progress stagnating? reassess diet or training. To stay in this game you must OVERCOME So here we...

BaFtub‎, 09-20-2008 07:20 PM
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Layne Norton Reloaded: Back on my feet, like a freight train I'm coming!

As many of you know I walked away from competitive bodybuilding for 4 years in order to finish my PhD and get married. In that time I also started a successful consultation business (successful beyond anything I could have imagined) and dealt with a bad pectoral tear that really shut me down for a...

str8flexed‎, 05-01-2010 12:02 AM
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...INTENSITY...INSANITY...WATCH ME GROOW!!! - NaturalPursuit's Offseason Journey

…Intensity is defined as “exceptionally great concentration, power, or force”… …Insanity is defined as “the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness”… …well my question is…what happens when you combine these 2 words with a natural bodybuilder…I’ll tell you what happens…LEGENDS ARE BORN…...

NaturalPursuit‎, 07-14-2012 04:52 AM
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Cupcakes & Deadlifts: An idiot's guide to strength and future aesthetics!

Hey guys :D Most of you already know me from my last log, but for those of you who don't my name is JP Faherty. I recently competed in 2 natty bodybuilding shows and logged the entire journey. I placed 2nd in novice in my first show, losing to the over all winner, and in my second show I placed...

jpfaherty‎, 04-26-2012 08:44 AM
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Quelly Joins the Pro Ranks 2009 Contest Season.

I've had an offseason 599 days long. I've made every workout, and I've tracked my macros throughout. I've brought up weaknesses and improved my physique and now its time to make my own destiny. I've hired Layne Norton to do my nutrition and cardio regimen, I am still backed by controlled labs...

Quelly‎, 01-01-2009 02:59 PM
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Relentless 2009-2011: Eric Helms forging a physique that leaves no doubt.

2009 Contest Season Recap after 269 days of dieting and having my life changed forever both through bodybuilding and through the craziness that we humans are blessed to call living, I was left with the following to look back on in the small arena that we focus on here at the bodybuilding.com...

Quelly‎, 09-27-2009 06:05 PM
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Thumbs up Demon Embraces the Inner Monster - Path to MASSiveness in 2014

I am working towards taking the stage in my very first pro bodybuilding event. I'm just coming off an open class win in the tall class (NABBA doesn't have weight classes), in which I nabbed myself a pro-card (good for 2 years). The first NABBA professional event is coming up on November 10th in...

demonwareltd‎, 06-15-2012 07:33 PM
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Time to Get Cereal : B-Nizzle Style

It's that time again! A new year filled with new goals. 2011 was an amazing year. At the end of 2010, I decided to take the plunge again and planned on hitting the stage during the spring of 2011. It was an awesome season and I ended up getting a W in the INBF Open Lightweight division at the INBF...

Bnizzle163‎, 01-01-2012 04:40 PM
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B-Neva: it's big it's heavy it's wood (LOG)

Age: 20(lol was 19 a month ago :() Height: 5"10 Weight: 165 About me I was 140-145lbs Nov 07' and on my birthday I decided to start going to the gym seriously and I gained about 25lbs in a few months of working out (noob gains I guess). I've basically maintained that weight for a while now...

B-Neva‎, 12-30-2008 05:24 PM
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NO CRYING! My Climb to the TOP!

No Games! My Climb to the Top My name is Alberto Nunez, I am a 27 year old WNBF Pro Bodybuilder. I last stepped off a bodybuilding stage more than two years ago, on August 2nd of 2008 to be exact. Such a great season it was in terms of me finally putting my foot down, and not just...

FATHER FLEX‎, 01-01-2011 08:00 PM
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JHICKS3301'S OffSeason/Contest prep. Road to the Show

My name is John Hicks and I'm a sales rep for Xtreme Formulations and my full time job is a govt. contractor 27 years old, about 248lbs, standing six feet tall. This will be my first show. I attempted to do one in 2008 but had to move back to Alabama from Cali. I was about 9 weeks in.. ...

JHICKS3301‎, 06-25-2010 06:55 AM
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Team IIFYM: Bill & Eric's Excellent Adventure!

Sup brahs? After BSing with Billy over Facebook, we decided it would be fun to start a joint log! Just like Brett and Paul's, except both people will post in it. ;) Anyways, both of us are coached by Team 3DMJ, both of us are fans of getting shredded while eating whatever fits our macros,...

ErickStevens‎, 04-18-2011 03:04 PM
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Deltpecx's Journey; It's Never Too Late. 2 more Over 50s then onto the Over 60s

Most people start competetive bodybuilding when they're in their 20s or 30s. I got into competing late so I guess I'm going about this butt backwards...:D I have decided to train for three shows next year. This is all tentative and can change on a moments notice. I won't be as rigid about...

deltpecx‎, 08-03-2011 02:06 PM
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The Push: Eric Helms 2011 Contest Season

Well its been a long while since I was last on stage on Sep 25th 2009. I finished a great season, and 38 weeks of prep, competing in 5 shows. I was really happy to have gotten to the point where I was knocking on the door of a pro card. In my last three shows, I was in two overalls and finished...

Quelly‎, 01-13-2011 01:38 PM
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The Solution's Saga to Collegiate Nationals

4 Weeks out I have been holding this back for quite some time due to the fact I was going to surprise Marc Lobliner backstage at this show, but since he won his class in the Maryland, and is now taking time off to settle some health problems I figured I would come clean since I have been...

The Solution‎, 08-23-2010 06:42 AM
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BWelch's 2011 Contest Prep Journal

I'd like to start by welcoming everyone to my journal. It's going to be a long road to the stage this time around so don't be shy to post! I'm open to any and all comments and welcome everyone to share their opinions, thoughts and ideas. So, thank you all for reading, and w/out further ado.... ...

bwelch1985‎, 11-27-2010 10:34 AM
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Josh Niemi..."The Journey"

oEHVsRzdCHo STATS Age: 25 Height: 5'9 Weight: 185 Bodyfat: ~11% TRAINING 1: Legs (Light)

triplewhammy‎, 01-02-2011 11:40 AM
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You want something? Go get it, PERIOD. 2014 Journey to the stage.

"Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident." About Me Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my 2014 contest prep log! Most of you in the section know me but for those of you who don't my name is JP Faherty. I'm a 30 year old natural...

jpfaherty‎, 03-31-2014 03:22 PM
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Operation Manlet Mass Monster: Being 5'4 doesn't mean I can't GROW!

Well, after 22 months of planning to do my first competiton I finally managed to get up there and get it done. Taking the stage this month has inspired me to come back next year bigger and better than before! I've proven to myself that I can get lean, now it's time to get some size. My focus...

Webber91‎, 09-28-2010 02:17 PM
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2012: Year of the novice bodybuilder - Parallel Journeys - Moses with 3DMJ

Hey guys, I'm not a newcomer to the boards but I am to this section, and more importantly to the concept of prepping for a bodybuilding competition. My story isn't particularly interesting compared to some of the hardships others have had to surpass in stepping towards their desired body...

Shazriki‎, 01-10-2012 05:17 PM
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Gain train to a bigger better physique for 2014

After an annoying amount of contemplating, I have decided to LEAN bulk until 2014, or until I feel I have grown enough to step back on stage. Looking back at show day gives me a good perspective on the package I need to bring to the stage in my upcoming shows. I weighed a whopping 138 on stage......

offroadatv200‎, 05-30-2013 11:30 AM
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AustrianOakJr's journey to SHREDVILLE!! 2011 with Team 3DMJ

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! Well, I have been at this for three years now. I've had a new goal in mind each time I have set out on this journey. My first goal was to get on stage and look like i belong .....just to try my hand at the sport. My first year I went at it alone, very ignorant of the sport...

AustrianOakJr‎, 01-04-2011 04:26 PM
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The Code of Bushido is Harsh and Relentless: TS's Grind to the Stage

Day 1 of log: Currently just under 19wks out. Weight: 197.8lbs Figured I would start a log to keep myself accountable. I will be logging 5 days a week, only my training days. My current training is a 4 day a week full body routine. I have seen great gains thus far on this type of split...

TakedaShingen‎, 11-12-2012 11:24 AM
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the wrkoutfrq's journey to prove his namesake

hey everyone! decdided to start my first workout log! i put it in this section because i'm gonna attempt to compete if things go well (in a couple years, so yeah, long wait). a little background on myself, i swam in high school, put on some pudge in college, then started working out my...

wrkoutfrq‎, 06-24-2010 05:43 PM
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