Not sure if any of this will interest you but here it goes anyway.
Iï¿½??ve been competing in Bodybuilding since 1995; I compete with INBF which is a Natural org. If you win the overall form a pro qualifier you then become pro and compete with WNBF. Jim Cordova, Jon Harris and Dave Goodin (just left) are some of the athletes that compete with that org. For me thatï¿½??s my ultimate goal is to become a WNBF pro.
I do 1 or 2 shows every 2 years and April 26th, yes less than 2 weeks I will be up on stage again.
5ï¿½??6ï¿½?? Off season 190lbs around 12%
Hope to compete this year at 165lbs
5 second place (2 off them to the overall winners and now pros)
As far as experiences, the first time dieting was one of the hardest things Iï¿½??ve ever done but it has gotten easier every time since, even though Iï¿½??m much more aggressive.
This is what Iï¿½??ve found works for me with a lot of trial and error.
I diet 20 weeks. I work up to 1 hour cardio in the am and 1 hour cardio pm and a little over an hour weight training. This year 7 weeks out Iï¿½??ve been at 2 hours cradio 6 days a week and 7 weight training session a week. Some may say thatï¿½??s overtraining but again what works for me is extreme, and I donï¿½??t seem to ever feel overtrained.
Diet starts at about 4000 kcal a day and every couple of weeks I lower it a bit on how I feel, look and weigh. Right now Iï¿½??m at my lowest 2700kcal. For me I use high protein medium carbs and low fat.
Every time I diet down I donï¿½??t think I could work any harder or do anything more but this year was very extreme as far as work, time and dedication goes. Wish me luck.