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  • My Final Year the Journey.....

    So guys and girls the time has finally arrived for me to prep for the final time, so this will be my very last Prep Journal....

    I am starting my prep on Monday the 2nd of January 2012 which is 17 weeks before my qualifier the NABBA West Britain on the 29th of April in Exeter.

    for the last 12 months i have been working with Skip Hill from Intense Muscle and acheived my highest off season weight of 238lbs because we have worked so well together we will continue to work together through my Prep to the British Finals on the 2nd of June.

    Another big recent (in the last 2 days) change for me is that i am now a part of Team CSN (Cardiff Sports Nutrition - http://www.cardiffsportsnutrition.co.uk/) this is a great oppertunity for me to trial and use new products to the market place as i am going to have a review column of latest supplements in my BEEF column starting February, so i thank Marc from CSN for the oppertunity and look forward to working together in the next year.....

    Ok so back to the prep, my starting weight as of this morning is 232lbs i do not set a end weight but i am assuming it will be around the 200lb mark......

    The supplements i will be using at the start will be:
    VPX SRO Isolate
    BodiTronics Iso Splash
    Scivation Xtend BCAA's
    AD Ravenous
    All-Max Joint recovery
    All-Max Razor8

    i have some Dexaprine from iForce but am not going to use it at the moment due to its severe appetite suppression........

    my cycle will be all short esters..
    Test Prop
    Tren Ace
    Mast Prop
    Orals will be added at a point in the prep

    GH will be used ED and so will peptides.

    My training will be a Push/Pull/Legs system, i used this for my prep to the Universe and it worked very well so will restart this as of Monday.

    Monday:
    Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
    Wednesday:
    Quads/Hamstrings/Calf's
    Friday:
    Back/Biceps/Traps/R Delts

    Cardio will be 30min on non training days to start with.....this will increase as the weeks go by....

    so that is it guys wish me luck.....
    2012:
    NABBA South West Class Winner
    NABBA Britain 4th place
    NABBA Worlds 6th place
    2010:
    NABBA British finals top 6
    NABBA South West UK class winner
    2008:
    NABBA British finals top 3
    NABBA South West UK Class winner
    2007:
    NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

  • #2
    Good luck to you in your prep......just curious as to why you are hanging it up?
    STEEL




    "SIMPLICITY, CONSISTENCY, INTENSITY"

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    • #3
      Good Luck in your prep, hope you go out on top!

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      • #4
        Will be following, looking forward to seeing the progress!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by steel1970 View Post
          Good luck to you in your prep......just curious as to why you are hanging it up?
          cheers mate, i have been very lucky to have had a great run in the sport i love but with both work and family commitments growing it feels right to retire from the stage, i achieved my judging blazer this year so i will be swapping centre stage for the judges table after next year....
          2012:
          NABBA South West Class Winner
          NABBA Britain 4th place
          NABBA Worlds 6th place
          2010:
          NABBA British finals top 6
          NABBA South West UK class winner
          2008:
          NABBA British finals top 3
          NABBA South West UK Class winner
          2007:
          NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Travis View Post
            Good Luck in your prep, hope you go out on top!
            Originally posted by CJ Hartley View Post
            Will be following, looking forward to seeing the progress!
            Thanks alot guys....
            2012:
            NABBA South West Class Winner
            NABBA Britain 4th place
            NABBA Worlds 6th place
            2010:
            NABBA British finals top 6
            NABBA South West UK class winner
            2008:
            NABBA British finals top 3
            NABBA South West UK Class winner
            2007:
            NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pscarb View Post
              cheers mate, i have been very lucky to have had a great run in the sport i love but with both work and family commitments growing it feels right to retire from the stage, i achieved my judging blazer this year so i will be swapping centre stage for the judges table after next year....
              That's awesome for you, and great to see that you know in your heart where your priorities lie......
              STEEL




              "SIMPLICITY, CONSISTENCY, INTENSITY"

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              • #8
                best of luck to you on your final go 'round! Im tuned in.

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                • #9
                  Why not just take a break from shows, keep training and when the time presents itself, go at it again. I was unable to compete for like 8 years and was able to get back on stage one more whne the opportunity presented itself. Look I'm not telling you what to do by any means. Just saying....
                  "SET NO LIMITS"

                  "When the knees hurt you just wrap tighter."-Skip

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by v1hyp View Post
                    Why not just take a break from shows, keep training and when the time presents itself, go at it again. I was unable to compete for like 8 years and was able to get back on stage one more whne the opportunity presented itself. Look I'm not telling you what to do by any means. Just saying....
                    I understand what you mean but this is a hobby one I have been doing for 20yrs I know what I can achieve and what I can't.....me and my wife are expecting our 3rd child in 6-8 weeks, I travel with work and find myself working away from home 2-3 nights per week so when I am at home I want to spend the time with my kids without the restrictions a comp diet brings........I have had a great run at this and loved every minute of it but time to move on.....
                    2012:
                    NABBA South West Class Winner
                    NABBA Britain 4th place
                    NABBA Worlds 6th place
                    2010:
                    NABBA British finals top 6
                    NABBA South West UK class winner
                    2008:
                    NABBA British finals top 3
                    NABBA South West UK Class winner
                    2007:
                    NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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                    • #11
                      so back in the gym tonight after a weeks break it was a good session but i took it lighter than normal due to it being my first day back and my shoulder twinge i had before Christmas.....


                      i am back doing the Push/Pull/Legs training M/W/F as i prefer this way of training whilst prepping as it allows me to hit it hard in the gym and then recover the day after......i used it for the Nabba Universe in 2010 and i came to the stage not as fatigued as in previous years.....


                      My reps range between 8-12 i never go below 8 though if i cannot make 8 then the weight is to heavy and i will reduce it.

                      Chest:
                      Incline Smiths press 3 warm-ups and 2 working sets @100kg
                      Flat dead press 2 working sets @ 120kg
                      Seated Fly machine 2 working sets


                      Shoulders:
                      DB side raise 2 working sets @18kg
                      Seated shoulder dead press 2 working sets @ 60kg
                      Seated shoulder press machine 2 working sets


                      Triceps:
                      Rope pressdowns 2 working sets
                      Overhead Rope extensions 2 working sets
                      V Bar pressdowns 2 working sets


                      Diet today:#
                      Meal 1 - Whey Isolate/Nuts
                      Meal 2/3/4 - Chicken/Basmati rice/EVOO
                      Pre and Intra WO - 3 scoops Extend, 1 scoops Hemorush, half scoop razor 8
                      PWO - Coco pops rocks, Whey Isolate
                      Meal 6 - Baked spud/Chicken


                      no cardio today as it is a training day.......
                      2012:
                      NABBA South West Class Winner
                      NABBA Britain 4th place
                      NABBA Worlds 6th place
                      2010:
                      NABBA British finals top 6
                      NABBA South West UK class winner
                      2008:
                      NABBA British finals top 3
                      NABBA South West UK Class winner
                      2007:
                      NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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                      • #12
                        Today i travelled up to North Wales for business and what a sh1tty day it has been for travelling.....i will be working away until Friday morning when i travel home.

                        today is a non training day so just cardio completed, i did it tonight rather than this morning due to having to set off early....cardio was 35min on the stepper....

                        Food:
                        Meal 1: Whey Isolate/Nuts
                        Meals 2/3/4: Basmati rice/Chicken (meals 2+3 included 100g banana) EVOO
                        Meals 5/6: Whey Isolate/BCAA's/PB

                        i have decided not to start the cycle until next weekend for no other reason than i did not want to start it now
                        2012:
                        NABBA South West Class Winner
                        NABBA Britain 4th place
                        NABBA Worlds 6th place
                        2010:
                        NABBA British finals top 6
                        NABBA South West UK class winner
                        2008:
                        NABBA British finals top 3
                        NABBA South West UK Class winner
                        2007:
                        NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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                        • #13
                          First leg session of 2012 tonight and it was a good one.....

                          Quads:
                          Leg extensions 3 working sets
                          One Leg Leg press 3 working sets (each leg )

                          Hamstrings:
                          Seated curl 3 working sets
                          Lying leg curl 3 working sets

                          Calf's:
                          Seated calf raises 6 working sets

                          Diet:
                          Meal 1 - Oats/Fruit/Nuts/Whey
                          Meal 2 - Oats/Fruit/Nuts/Whey
                          Meal 3 - Chicken/New Potatoes
                          Meal 4 - Whey/Nuts
                          Pre-WO - 1 scoop Razor8/3 scoops Extend/1 Scoop Hemorush
                          Meal 5 - Cereal/Whey
                          Meal 6 - Oats/Fruit/Nuts/Whey

                          i finished my workout with 30min cardio on the stepper....now that was fukcing hard
                          2012:
                          NABBA South West Class Winner
                          NABBA Britain 4th place
                          NABBA Worlds 6th place
                          2010:
                          NABBA British finals top 6
                          NABBA South West UK class winner
                          2008:
                          NABBA British finals top 3
                          NABBA South West UK Class winner
                          2007:
                          NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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                          • #14
                            i am back home now and it has been a long day, yesterday was a rest day but i got little rest through the night due to neck tension giving me a really bad headache all night.....i woke at 6am after what seemed like 10min sleep then got ready and set off on the 5hr trip back home to Plymouth.....

                            I was all ready to train at the normal time when i got a call to tell me i had to setup a conference call with America at 6pm the exact time i start training.......so i finally managed to train and do cardio at 8.30pm so just got back now which means i don't have time to have my 6th meal.....

                            Training:
                            Back:
                            Close grip pulldowns 3 working sets
                            Rack pulls 3 working sets @ 2 x 120kg, 1 x 140kg

                            Rear delts:
                            Reverse cable x overs 3 working sets
                            Facepulls 2 working sets

                            Biceps:
                            BB Curl 3 working sets
                            Seated concentration curls 2 working sets
                            Hammer curls 1 working set

                            i had to alter my back workout and lighten the pulldown weight due to a slight injury i have on my teres minor but was very happy with pulling 140kg for 10

                            Diet:
                            Meal 1 - Oats, Whey, Nuts, Grapes
                            Meal 2 - Whey, Nuts
                            Meal 3/4 - Chicken, Basmati rice, Coconut oil
                            Meal 5 - PWO - Cereal, Whey

                            i am absolutely shattered now so going to try and get some shut eye before getting up for more cardio....
                            2012:
                            NABBA South West Class Winner
                            NABBA Britain 4th place
                            NABBA Worlds 6th place
                            2010:
                            NABBA British finals top 6
                            NABBA South West UK class winner
                            2008:
                            NABBA British finals top 3
                            NABBA South West UK Class winner
                            2007:
                            NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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                            • #15
                              that's the first week over and done with.....weighed in today and i am now 225lbs so a drop of 7lbs which is not a shock as anyone will tell you the first week of a comp diet will give a big drop but this will settle.....

                              i was going to start my cycle last week but couldn't so i am starting it tomorrow this will lead to a small gain as i am using fast esters from the start but no orals yet.....
                              2012:
                              NABBA South West Class Winner
                              NABBA Britain 4th place
                              NABBA Worlds 6th place
                              2010:
                              NABBA British finals top 6
                              NABBA South West UK class winner
                              2008:
                              NABBA British finals top 3
                              NABBA South West UK Class winner
                              2007:
                              NABBA South West UK Class winner & Overall

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