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8 Weeks Out


#1

Hey long time no post. Right now I am 185 and 8 weeks out from my show. Any kind of pointers or critque would be wonderful


#2

back relaxed


#3

abs and thigh and sorry for the washed out legs


#4


rear lat


#5

front double bi


#6

Impressive back. Could you briefly go over your training ?


#7

Your serratus muscles are ridiculous! Great work


#8

Thanks for the kind words but for when I am dieting I like to keep a decent amount of volume and keep to basic lifts nothing to fancy or speial. I also like to keep the weights as heavy as I can manage and still keep decent form. In the offseason I alternate every three or four weeks doing high volume then switching to medium volume then low volume just so my body dosent get stagnet.


#9

Just wondering, how tall are you?


#10

Looking good man. Maybe it's just me but it looks like you could build your traps some.


#11

I am about 5 8ish

And ya my traps have always been a problem. They are just slow to build and take some extra tlc


#12

Do you employ any special method to target your serratus muscles? Or is it simply a combination of genetics + heavy and consistent lifting?


#13

look pretty good, nothing stands out as lagging. I'd suggest just getting bigger/thicker overall but thats probably your goal after this contest anyway.


#14

Nothing special just genetics and heavy ass weight.


#15

Thanks a lot! Ya that will be my goal after the show to hopefully hit a solid 220.


#16

Your traps look good and proportional from the back.

Do you have any other poses, like a Crab Most Muscular? None of the poses you posted showcase the traps, so it's really tough to say how big they actually are.


#17

Sadly I can't do the crab I've practiced constantly but I can't make my traps pop so when I try it I just look funny so I cut it out of my poses.


#18

Nice work.
Nothing to add really, just thought I would give you props.


#19

it's kind of annoying that there is nothing I can pick on him about. What show are you doing? what are you doing for your contest prep? working with anyone?

just curious


#20

Ha you can nit pick all you want I don't mind. But I am doing the central states in grand rapids michigan in august. The guy doing my diet is a small town guy around where I live he has done my diet for my previous two shows so he knows how I diet and it's free so I can't complain. But I have cycling my carbs with high carbs on legs medium-high on back medium-low on chest low-medium on shoulders and low carbs on days off. We usually switch up the diet every two or three weeks depending on how I am looking. The next change will probably be next weekend.