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Official 2019 T-ransformation Announcement Thread

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#101

@the_mighty_stu

I received a gift card, albeit I received it about 2 weeks ago from last years competition. The prize was not advertised at the start of the contest other than a hint that a prize may be awarded. I see your point though, details prior to the start may encourage participation.


#102

I liked where they took a few forum members who actually lift weights and did training videos with them. That was really cool, although I doubt it sold enough supplements to justify the costs.


#103

I preferred the idea of it just being friendly group accountability with a hint of competition. I’d be inclined not to participate this year if it is moving into a public recognition, built in incentive type approach.


#104

I didn’t realise there was a prize anyway haha, plus biotest don’t ship to Australia I don’t think :thinking:


#105

Maybe they would for a winner !!!


#106

I’ll throw my hat in the ring. Coming off of a 31year dirty bulk so there’s plenty of work for me to do.


#107

I’m in.

With no real expectations of a win, or anything other than advice, support and accountability.


#108

Goddamn dude, welcome back.


#109

Cheers man, been a long time away from the site. I think I’ve still read every mythical strength post this year though, that’s got to add at least 10lbs per lift, right?


#110

Especially if you printed them out and lifted them, haha.


#111

International shipping gets very tricky with customs fees, import taxes, and other stuff beyond their control that jacks up the end cost, but I believe they do technically ship worldwide.

About the prize stuff, to be fair, it is covered somewhere in the opening monster-length post:

The last two years, Biotest has kicked in gift certificates to the winners. But I do agree that it’s a better plan to keep it as a “nice if it happens, but not the main point”-thing. Like, BB.com has a $250K challenge, but a prize that giant brings a whole bunch of drama along with it, like more standardized categories (men/women, age or experience, caring about natty/not, etc.) and more in-depth verification for pics.

I think the general focus of “a bunch of us are just gonna try to kick ass and let’s see what happens” is a better approach.


#112

There have always been some posts about it, mostly on Twitter, during the actual challenge.

There are totally no posts about it, especially on Twitter, during the actual challenge.


#113

I think my printer would get sick of the sight of bosu bob


#114

Hope that didn’t sound like I was bitching Chris, I totally get the whole import/export thing dw. The reward of feeling and looking better is what I’m about. I appreciate you championing this thing for all of us


#115

Think I’m going to bulk up to fuck for that Jan 1 before pic…

Power my way through the selection boxes I get at Chrimbo.


#116

My girlfriend never appreciates it when I do that.


#117

Well, my pre-contest prep is on point. A ten day trip visiting friends in Singapore who have created a minute by minute itinerary taking in all of their favour hawker stalls, restaurants and cafes. Followed by 4 days in Bangkok that will focus on street food, restaurants with a couple of temple trips. Can’t see how I won’t come back ready to cut.


#118

I’m coming in lean (at least a lot better than last year) for my before photo. And I’ll still beat y’all :kissing_closed_eyes: trash talking is both accepted and expected.


#119

I’m at the lightest and leanest I’ve been in a decade, which really isn’t saying much, but whatevs…


#120

I’m quite a bit leaner than I have ever finished this contest. Next year, the voting may unanimous :wink: