I love comparing pics lol. This is 9 months difference. So on the left is yesterday 2 weeks out from this years show. On the right is the day of my show last August. Thicker in a lot of areas. As you all know, after 3 years of being a dumbass, eating like shit and not really training I had to spend 9 months last year in prep getting down from 259lbs fat lbs to 197 where I competed. The diet was extreme AF and at the end I was eating about 1600 calories a day (65g carbs and 25g fat) per day. Still doing 1.5 hours of cardio a day in two sessions and my training. I literally thought I was going to have to go to the ER the night before the show due to exhaustion and dehydration. You can see the shit in my face in the right pic. So with that being said, it was not my best because how extreme we had to be to get in somewhat stage shape.
I spent last fall trying to add size and stay somewhat lean. I ran into some hiccups with a broken finger and after doing my regular blood work I found out my test levels were super low. I wasn’t running a lot of gear at the time. Only a TRT plan and let my body recover from the gear used in prep. With that being said, I am not sure if I added some size last fall or I actually have grown some going into this show. No matter how I end up placing in 2 weeks, I beat the guy on the right and that’s always my goal. I am one to always look ahead and we are doing another show late May or Early June and then an off season begins. I am excited about that because I am going to do things different than I have in all 3 phases. Training, nutrition and gear so it will be interesting to see what I can do to beat the guy on the left whenever it is I get back on stage in 2019! One thing I can say to people is, have a plan. Nutrition, training and supplementation. Also this is HUGE....... GET YOUR blood work done regularly!!! Know where your hormone levels are. Without those being in check, getting lean or adding muscle is that much harder. It’s not all just going to the gym. If you don’t do these things, a good chance is your wasting your time. Even then it still takes time. It’s a process, you have to have patience, stay disciplined and committed.