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  • Skip and Mrs. Skip's 2017 Contest Prep Journal

    This journal will follow myself and Mrs. Skip for the next 6 months as we prep for the same shows likely in June and July but we have no concrete dates or shows as of this time. We will lock those down as we progress deeper into the prep.

    The theory here is to prep on only TRT dosing. This is going to be a bitch but I believe it can be done. HOWEVER, I am admitting publicly that if I feel I am not able to do this only TRT I will switch gears and increase dosing enough to benefit me, my condition and my overall appearance. Basically what I mean is I will not ever show up on stage looking terrible so instead of pulling the plug and not competing if I am not able to get into the condition I want to get into, I will up the dosage and add a compound to help the process but keep dosing minimal. Any changes I make in this regard will be public as I will be transparent. Please understand that even though I have a back up plan, my goal for this prep is to do it ONLY TRT or I would not even start this journey. I could just as easily get ripped and ride my fucking motorcycle and get a tan instead of committing to another prep. I have every intention of proving it can be done on TRT.

    Please follow along as I detail not only my prep but Melissa's, as well, here in this journal. I will detail nutrition, training, cardio, supplements, etc.. There will also be an ongoing "LIVE" section of the new TRTbodybuilding DVD that will have video covering our preps, as well. The DVD is still being finished and should be LIVE sometime in February. It is actually the change of plan to competing that is delaying it because I need another section on the DVD now to accommodate the LIVE updates from our preps.

    I can start this journal off by saying that prep was supposed to start today but we are both sick. lol Go figure. I am finishing up being sick but Melissa is just now dealing with it. She appears to not be as bad as I was this weekend and hopefully she doesn't get worse and we can start tomorrow (Tuesday).

    Hey, it happens, I guess. I don't want to start without her and we simply lose a day. No big deal.

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    Following the journey... Good Luck Mr & Mrs.....!!
    "SET NO LIMITS"

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

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    • #3
      I'm stoked for this!
      "This is your life. It is the only one you get. So no excuses, and no do-overs. If you make a mistake or fail at something you learn from it, you get over it and you move on. Your job is to be the very best person you can be and to never settle for anything less."
      ~ Ann Richards, former TX governor

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      • #4
        Awesome! Looking forward to following along on both of your preps! I think Kiki may even jump in here as well.
        Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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        • #5
          Awesome! I think for people who have used (or used higher than TRT doses in the case of men) for most of their preps, it can be a surprise how far you can get without it. I'm not saying it's the same by any stretch, but the years of work in the gym and the kitchen pay off.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoenix13 View Post
            Awesome! I think for people who have used (or used higher than TRT doses in the case of men) for most of their preps, it can be a surprise how far you can get without it. I'm not saying it's the same by any stretch, but the years of work in the gym and the kitchen pay off.
            Agreed. Even I was surprised how much I could hold in the off season once my calories were high enough.

            Now, I am just not sure about getting ripped and into insane condition without the added benefits of things like clen and even higher dose aas. It is hard enough when I was younger but I am a LITTLE anxious about it now that I am 47. Holding that size with enough calories is one thing but holding that size while dieting your ass off and doing a lot of cardio might be another game. We shall see.

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            • #7
              Tuesday
              1/3/17

              First workout of the New Year and this prep. I decided not to train Monday due to Melissa being sick and I was close to 100% but figured another day would be a good idea.

              I trained at my normal time and was shocked that the gym wasn't any busier than it was the last couple of months. Monday was likely worse but I was glad to see it wasn't complete chaos today.

              I am already loving the 4 day split as it is just easier on my brain. It looks like this:

              Mon - chest/side delts/abs/stretch
              Tues - back/rear delts/traps/abs
              Thurs - abs/legs
              Fri - abs/arms/calves

              I am training 1 exercise of abs everyday. I am only doing 1 day of calves because cardio beats the shit out of my calves during prep and I fortunately already have really good calves.

              I am going 4 straight days this week because of having to miss training on Monday.

              I am not doing any cardio yet due to a weird pull in my upper right quad near my groin (but isn't my groin). REALLY struggling to pinpoint it but it kills me when I stretch my quad/hip or inward rotation. I have no clue how I did it or when I did it. I honestly believe I may have done it in my sleep as I tend to sleep on my stomach a lot with one knee pulled up (that knee most of the time).

              All aches and pains subsided during the almost 2 weeks of not training. I was concerned about the tendon on my left middle finger (back of the hand) and it still is irritated but only about 20% of what it was 2 weeks ago. My left pec ache is completely gone and elbows, knees and my lower back feel great.

              Diet went well today with 6 meals with no problem getting them in.

              I hope Mrs. Skip is on board tomorrow but she is in rough shape and our house guests - Ian and Shan who are in from South Africa for the Holidays didn't train today due to not feeling well, either. It apparently has ripped through our house for the last 3 weeks taking a victim or two each week. Yay us.

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              • #8
                Subbed for this awesome ride !

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                • #9
                  At the end of the week my update in here will be linked from EliteFTS.com.

                  https://www.elitefts.com/coaching-lo...ou-dirty-slut/


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                  • #10
                    Following :-)
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                    • #11
                      Gotta love the scgs compound


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                      • #12
                        Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

                        Week is off to a great start. Still locking into a rhythm due to not doing this for 5 years. However, it's only been 1 full week so far and with the emergencies of last week, I anticipate this week going quite smoothly.

                        Skipload Sunday was pretty reserved. I didn't want to go overboard considering I wasn't terribly depleted this being the first week into the prep. Had a bfast at the Denver Biscuit Company and Sushi later in the day with protein drinks in between. Relative to a typical Skipload, this was tame.

                        I did dose the Super Compensation Glycogen Storage (SCGS) Compounds for both meals and was remarkably full on Monday considering this was a relatively low level carb intake for a Skipload.

                        Strength was up considerably on Monday so I am curious what it will be tonight, as well. One thing I have found with the SCGS Compound is strength goes up quite a bit as I basically grow while dieting.

                        We are also using a yohimbine based topical fat burner called Sculpt Gel and I already love the stuff. I have 2 versions: 1 with capsicum and 1 without. I haven't used the one without it, yet, though. This product is a little bit different than VasoBurn in that it has considerably more yohimbine (5mg per pump) and less capsicum so it is quite easy to tolerate. It is also alcohol based so it dissolves and disappears within 20 seconds with no residue or mess. I will report back in a month or two on how well I believe it is working.

                        ADD: I am applying the Sculpt Gel to my hips, glutes and lower back and I swear my back feels better for it. I am wondering if the local increase in blood flow and heat is in some way helping my back at the same time.

                        Mrs. Skip's strength is starting to climb quickly so it will be interesting to see how this continues. I will be sure to post videos starting either this week or next.

                        Cardio for me this week is at 5 sessions of 30 minutes. I am rotating between the elliptical and the stairmaster. My hips are struggling to adjust at this early stage as I am not used to doing cardio after the last few months of doing none. In a couple weeks I am sure I will have no issues.

                        I have yet to weigh myself. I meant to this last weekend and because I am not in the habit of doing it, I forgot. I will start later this week and start logging weights and how much I am dropping per week, etc.. I have considered trying something new, though, and not weighing myself, at all, and instead just going by how I feel and how I look as to how I am progressing. I am on the fence with this at the moment.

                        I will update tomorrow or Thursday again.

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                        • #13
                          You bringing the sgsc and carnatine in at this point (or at all)?
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                          • #14
                            Are you or will you be keeping your refeed day fat intake minimal or will it matter or even make a difference? Will burgers be fair game?
                            Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nick Williams View Post
                              You bringing the sgsc and carnatine in at this point (or at all)?
                              Not the carnitine, yet, no.

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