I’m starting this log to track the process of preparing for my first men’s physique competition. I was your typical 37 year old skinny fat dude when I began this process in August 2017. I was about 175 lbs and I’d say 18-20% bf. Before starting weights I cut down to like 160. Began lifting in Sept-Oct 2017 and haven’t looked back since. I’m planning on trying to compete in the Men’s Physique category in an upcoming NPC show in April so I’m approximately 18 weeks out. I’m eating at maintenance currently at 178 lbs.
I’m planning at staying at maintenance through the end of the year with a couple of cheat days around Christmas and New Years and then going into a full prep on Jan 1. Will start cutting at 2000 calories spread out over 7 meals. From past experience I’ll hit a wall around 167 and will add in cardio. I’m thinking my stage weight should be around 160-163. I’ll attach some photos of my progress. Anyone with competition prep experience, your input would be much appreciated. Thanks
Here’s where I started
I’m carrying a little more fat than these now but not too far off. Probably 5 lbs