So since this is the bodybuilding forum I thought I'd log part of my contest prep here.
I am going to be competing in the Yorton Cup, an OCB Bodybuilding event on October 29th, and I will be working with Layne Norton for my contest prep.
A brief history, I am 21 years old, will be a senior in college this fall, and first started lifting for football and baseball when I was 14. Through high school, I lifted for sports performance, as I was set on playing college football, but a pretty serious knee injury that required three surgeries ended that. I was essentially not able to work my legs intensely from February 2008 through the summer of 2009 due to the surgeries and recovery. My sophomore year, I competed in a strongman competition and didn't do badly, but I decided to set my sights on bodybuilding for good after this. I contemplated waiting longer to do my first contest, but I figured that If I came very dialed in to this one, I'd have a pretty good chance at doing well and doing it will also give me a good idea of what I need to do to improve.
I am starting this prep at 217 pounds, and I took the following measurements today: Waist: 33.75 inches, Arms: 17.5 inches, Legs: 27.5 inches, Chest (relaxed): 48 inches, Shoulders: 55 inches, Calves: 16.5 inches.
Right now, our goal is slow weight loss, as we are very far out from the show.
If you want to follow my training, here is my log: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_log/evans_training?pageNo=40#4562923
If anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions, here is the place to put them.
I will be taking formal progress pictures this weekend, but I will post a few now just for reference.