it takes YEARS (!!!) of progressive overload and caloric surplus to build size (width and thickness) to step on stage, dude…and that is without regard to body fat that you may add on in the process.
Just “dieting” properly (wtf that means) and “training 5 days a week” means NOTHING unless you’re a recreational lifter.
you need to lay several foundations of muscle on your frame (assumign your frame is suitable), then assess yourself for weaknesses, bring up body parts, diet down a few times till you can hold on to enough size as you get leaner (again a personal thing)
I could be wrong, but based on your choice of words - chances are you are nowhere near the point where you need to talk to competitors about their experiences. Build the mass first and set the thought of competing aside for a while.
hello, this is my first post.
I’ve been mucking around in the gym for about 3 years, but only until 5 months ago i started training seriously and dieting properly.
My goal is to compete in a natural bodybuilding contest.
At the moment i want to add a lot more size. I train 5 days a week different bodypart each day… I’ve been doing that for about 5 weeks and i think its time for a change in program, but I don’t really know what I should do… Could someone help me with a split, and what rep range i should use[/quote]