Let me add this prefix before I mention anything. I am a devout reader of this site and have been working out for over three years. My daily diet is literally copied product-for-product from various diets found on this site. For a very long time I was unable to get above 158 lbs (now I’m 5’8" with a 40 inch chest, 13" arms, 31" waist), but I’m now at 165. But that’s the result of eating heavy (and carefully) for several months.
I’ve gotten the idea of doing fitness modeling, and after sending my pictures off to several local photographers, I already have a photo shoot scheduled for next Friday. At the very least, it could be a very fun hobby. I don’t plan to leave my desk job any time soon!
Right now, I’m at about 9% body fat, but I definitely look pretty bulked up. I’ve gotten my bench way up (over 235) as well as other exercises, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of this site’s articles and forums. But I want to get as defined looking as possible over the next couple of weeks. Obviously I don’t expect to radically change my appearance for my shoot next week, but I’d like to do whatever I can to improve definition going forward.
My current plan is to drop my calories to about 3000 (from 4000), slightly drop my saturated fats due to the reduced fat cheese I snack on, and reduce the size of my pre-bed meal. I’ll still keep the carbs on before and after my workouts. I also plan on taking Hot-Rox and increase my cardio. I’ll also try the UV-free professional tanning to see if it’s just BS or actually works. I’m not about to get cancer over a part-time hobby.
I’m no doubt amongst professional body builders who have to get oiled up and tanned in competitions. What other reasonably safe tips, tricks, supplements, dietary changes, etc. would you recommend for someone in my case?
Finally, if you’re thinking I’m turning gay–well you’re just wrong! I just think this would be a good opportunity for the vane part of me to get a little attention.