[quote]Professor X wrote:
Hopefully not sucking too much cock here stu [no ghey], but im pretty sure if u come in the condition you came in for ur first, ill bet you do really well whichever u enter. Its been what 2 months since ur first, then 6months clean bulking and then 3months to get shredded for ur next for ur next comp. Im sure staying within 2-3%BF of contest BF% wouldnt be bad, maybe u'd get a tiny rebound effect and put on a few more lbs of muscle before u shred again??
How much growth do you really think is going to happen in only 6 months?
I don't compete...and there is a REASON for that. I knew how big I wanted to be and dieting down constantly would result in LESS long term progress than if I spent more quality time building more mass.
I see tons of guys who get hooked on competing and ten years later don't look much different than when they first started getting on stage save for maybe 10-20lbs of extra size. on the other hand, I look NOTHING like I did 10 years ago and I am guess that is because I spent that time growing.
I am also not against Stu's approach, but unless he is winning these comps, jumping on stage every single year will hold back his progress, not help it move forward.[/quot
Your reasons would apply to some competitors, but I can see where it wouldn't apply to others. Stu, you're what, 34-35? There's not going to be a ton of mass left to put on naturally, and he's not trying to win a national NPC show, at least I don't think he is. At that point I think the fun and challenge of competing more often would be your incentive for bodybuilding.