Get Adobe Flash player

Go Back > Main Forums > Contest Prep Forum

Contest Prep Forum Share, research and learn the best ways to get ripped, peeled and shredded. Remember, "Skin is over-rated". Keep your contest prep journal here, as well.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
Lightweight Member
wildman536's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: in the gym
Posts: 391
First Contest

I have been on the fence about doing a show for years. I have built a great base and currently weigh 198 lbs at a height of 5'8. I did a body fat test (a true to life BF% test not just the handheld thing) and came out at 14.7% so basically 15%. Im not so concerned about how high should I go before i cut down as i am just trying to get to the appropriate look/BF% by the time the Dexter comes to memphis (Oct 18) I would describe myself as a pretty true to life meso because if i eat clean and lift heavy i gain fast and if i diet i lose fast. I pay close attention to the body parts that typically others lack (legs, Back, rear Delt etc.) so i am ready on that. I guess my question would be would a 10-12 week cut be appropriate? i know the foods and percentages of each macro to eat but given the above variables would y'all think that would be a good timeframe? Thanks.
wildman536 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
Intense Muscle Competitive Powerlifter 198lb Raw Club Total 1262
MaxNat's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canton SD
Posts: 390
How old are you? Are you competing in a Natty show? ALWAYS pad your cut by at least 2 weeks more than you think you need (especially for your first show). I would actually say more like 20 weeks. It never works out like you think it will in terms of, "Ok, I have this much LBM, and this much fat, at this percentage, then I should lose this much fat, and be at this level of LBM, and be right here on peak week". Trust me, it NEVER works like that. You will lose more muscle than you have calculated, your metabolism will slow, your stress levels will rise, something always happens, so pad for it, and if I am wrong, and you come in 2-3 weeks early, then just maintain your calories and cardio until peak week. Always error on the long side of a prep versus a shorter one.
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument." -William G. McAdoo
MaxNat is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2009, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Indexed by Enginuity