What’s going on? I’ve been familiar with T-Nation for a while now, however, I just decided to create an account ask my first question. I’d like some advice for someone who is an endomorph, was extremely obese (434 lbs / 5’ 9" tall), has lost 198 lbs since Nov 2016 (236 lbs current weight), and is finally looking to compete in my first bodybuilding show.
Let me start of by saying that I know I am still fat…very fat for bodybuilding. However, I also noticed that my training and nutrition has been paying off and I’m starting to reveal quite a bit of muscle that I’ve built over the years. I’m very vascular in the arms and shoulders, but my thighs hold a lot of my fat. Like a pear shaped woman. I’m no mass monster, but I think that if I can come into a show at 4% - 5% I can hold my own.
I’d like to know if you experienced competitors have any advice for a complete bodybuilding competition newbie. I have hired a popular bodybuilding coach to help me with this prep, but the more knowledge I have the better.
I’m seeking advice when it come to possible loose skin, posing, true stage weight, and how far I’m actually out from my first show. I’d like to compete in Feb / March of 2020 (the date of this OP is Sep 17, 2019), as I’d have to get down to 197 lbs and I’m currently 237 lbs (40 pounds over). Thanks for your assistance.
i guess I’m not allowed to post links to outside sources. Therefore, if you want to see pics and videos you can check out my IG by typing it in Instagram manually: (@king.spk). I’m adding some pics and screen grabs as requested.
This is me in June 2019. About 243 lbs. Obviously With A Pump.