Well despite not posting for over a month I have been putting my time in at the gym. My sister got married to a Kiwi and all my free time was taken entertaining his family.
I have decided to do a physique competition next May. I'd love some feedback on how feasible that is. I'll put some before and after pictures up to give an idea on my conditioning and size. My biggest issue will be conditioning, I haven't been below 10% BF since freshman year of college. Although, so far I have lost ~4 inches on my waist. Went from a 38" to 34". I have lost all the size without losing any weight, I pretty much have stayed at 245-250. I'm assuming that is because I have put on quite a bit of muscle.
With 9 months until the show I was thinking that I would cut down to 8% BF then work on bringing up anything that is lagging until Februrary and cutting to 5-6% before the show at the end of May. I would love feedback on what your experience is with cutting down before a show and timing. Also, will my height (6'5") be a huge hinderance?
I have moved things around with my split. It seems to make sense based on how I feel after working out - Hamstrings sore on back day from deadlifts/RDL etc.
Arms/Calves/Long Intense Cardio
I have calculated, including deficit, 2100 calories a day. I used the Lose It App. I'm not sure how accurate that is since it only takes into account height and weight. Because of my job, I have a tough time having prepared meals during the summer as it's difficult to keep things cold. I eat a lot of protein bars. shakes and nuts. I am a project manager for school construction projects so I spend a lot of time in my car and on site. Once school starts, i spend 2-4 days in the office, but currently I am traveling to, or on site 5 days a week. Because I don't have a lot of 'real' meals, I drink a shake 30-45 minutes before working and then have a large meal after.
I'll try and get some pictures up. I appreciate any input.