I’m a few weeks from finishing my diet, and after following many contest preps over the years have always had it in my head that I want to compete in bodybuilding at some point. I don’t think that point is now necessarily, since I’m 6 ft 2 and currently a pretty lean 173 lbs. I don’t really know how much more I would have to lose to be contest ready but as objective as I can be and from reading through a bunch of prep threads on here, I would GUESS 10ish more pounds to give me a shot at being the level of leanness guys like brick, rob, and stu have brought to the stage.
Which at 6 ft 2 with long limbs, low to mid 160’s isn’t exactly packed with muscle and while experience is invaluable I also know if I did do a contest at mid 160’s I have no realistic chance at competing for a top spot. A former poster pwolves on here a couple years ago was about my height and competed (at a show I would consider doing actually) mid 170’s if I recall correctly. He did well, but he was outsized by a couple of other guys in the tall division.
Basically, at best I’m a year or 2 away from any competing. But I wanted to ask, how do you know you’re ready? How do you find out if you’re going to be able to be competitive? I found a youtube video for a competition in my area from last year, do you go off that essentially? What’s the process for getting started competing?