Fellow T-Nation Members,
Have you ever wanted a reason to take your leanness to the next level and look like a competitor but didn’t really have a great outlet to do it? Ever wanted to see how you might fare getting down to single digit body fat percentage, maybe even “stage ready”? Most importantly, have you ever wanted to post photos of you in you underwear for men on the internet to scrutinize in great detail?
Well then you are in luck my friends.
Introducing the (mostly unofficial) T-ransformation Challenge 2017: Summer Shred Down. An informal physique contest to motivate us to get into the kind of shape that will make our friends and family ask “You don’t look so good, are you sick?” (the answer is Yes, by the way, but it’s more of an in-the-head kind of way)
The goal is to get into the best shape you can from January 1st 2017 to June 1st, and the other forum members will cast their vote as to who wins… “Wins what?” you ask… Why, The adoration of the internet lifting community, of course.
This “contest” is more meant to motivate you and give you an outlet for getting a little crazy with this hobby for a few months, and as such we are operating on an “anything goes” basis. No categories, no weight classes, no natty/non-natty groups… Again, this is meant for us to have some fun, encourage each other, and all get into shape for summer.
The “winner” will be voted on by the T-Nation forum members. We will let the community decide what they think the winner is… Is it the person who looks incredible but only went from 8% to 6% body fat, or the person who still looks amazing but went from 20% to 8%? Or maybe its the person who lost a leg in Iraq and had to get overcome extreme adversity to lean out. The votes will decide your fate.
Starting January 1st, There will be an official group thread for general chat, “before” photos, training/dieting questions, encouragement, idea-bouncing, but NOT logging workouts. A training log can be started in the training log section of the forum with the format “T-ransformation 2017: Username Log”
As of this posting you are now aware of the contest, and thus can start leaning out whenever you want. However, before/after photos must be submitted by June 1, 2017 to the Photo submission thread that will be created in May. Voting will commence over a 1 week period and the winner will be determined on June 8 as the person with the most votes.
Anyone can be in on the fun, but the spirit of the contest is to get into really incredible shape. If you just want to get a beach bod or lose a few pounds, we are happy to have you along for the ride but consider really pushing yourself to get into great shape if you want to be “in it to win it.”
That’s about it. Be on the look out for the official thread starting on or around January 1st. Until then start mapping out your plan, asking questions to get ready, and trash talking the other entrants to demoralize them like Arnold in Pumping Iron.
This contest is not officially affiliated with T-Nation or Biotest. It is wholly conceived and initiated by its members acting on their own, and the happenings and writings in the thread do not represent the website or the company in any way.