Alright. I haven’t posted much, but I’ve been around this site for a few years now and have had numerous (2) workout logs. Now I’m preparing for my first bodybuilding competition… the NPC Georgia on July 6th.
My name is Alden here are a few stats about me…
Age: 21 (for just over a month)
BF%: ~7.5% (let me know what y’all think in the below pictures)
I began to weight train just before I turned 15 in 2007 for wrestling and I became instantly hooked. So much so that I stopped wrestling my sophomore year of high school so that I could go to the gym every day.
I’m just over 14 weeks out right now so I have plenty of time to diet down so I’m at an ‘in-between’ phase right now. I recently began to train with 3 other guys; one is 240lbs at my height and as thick as a house, another is 199lbs at my height and ripped to shreds (I thought he was 220lbs), and the third is 210lbs at 5’5"-5’6". Needless to say, I am by far the smallest and youngest of the pack. I will also state, even though it shouldn’t matter, that I am natural and I will be doing this show as a ‘natural.’ Not because I feel like I’m better for doing so, but just because I have been so far and I’d like to see how I turn out for my first show without steroids. Nothing against them though =)
I plan on hiring a nutritionist at 12 weeks out, but I am still debating it. Any input from y’all since this is my first show?
There are plenty of experienced BBers at my gym that have offered help if I ask. One is an ex-Pro and another was Lee Haney’s training partner back in the day, Fred (I don’t know his last name).
I have trained in a manner similar to John Meadows’ Mountain Dog Training for about a year now and I love it, but since I’m training with some partners now, I am doing whatever they tell me. They have some very similar methods so it isn’t TOO different, but damn to they train heavy…and the one that took me in makes me use the weights that they use. Can be tough at times, but I still focus on the weight and don’t just throw crap around.
I’ll be posting diet info, training info, work info, etc throughout this thread. Most of the content that I post will be workouts and progress pictures. I probably won’t post my diet information unless asked since it won’t be changing much for the most part, I am going to be using a carb cycling approach for my fat loss.
I hope to have a lot of you along for my novel journey as I have learned a plethora of information from you guys even if I haven’t been actively posting in the forums much.
Thanks and have a great day!
Ryno (pronounced as rhino)