#throwbackthursday to my first season of competing in 2012 at the NABBA, Conquest Classic promoted by @ingridbarclay (pictured here) which followed 5 weeks after my very first show at FitX. This is when I knew bodybuilding was tough - having to hold rock-hard condition for weeks on end. Well, that didn't quite happen... but at the time I thought I was peeled.
It felt like I dieted so hard that the need to cheat regularly overcame me. Every week I'd cave in to the relentless calling of sweets and crisps and in the final few weeks, nearly daily. A bag of snakes on the way to a gym session was not an uncommon thing and I knew I was feeding my muscles the glycogen they needed to get through the gruelling sessions I was planning to have. So as you can tell by the sick level of conditioning I had, I knew my stuff. Thankfully, I took home first place in a lineup that clearly underwent the dieting phase a little harder than I did but to my luck and overall advantage, my high glycogen stores allowed for a fullness no one could match on the day. If my memory serves me correctly I was 93kg (supposed to be 83kg)
#peeled #fuckinshredded #novicebodybuilding #amateurbodybuilding