Competing

  • ryno

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    Sep 25, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Anyone have experience competing in bbing? If so, any pointers in getting started?
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    Sep 26, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Best thing to do is hire a trainer and nutritionist that have knowledge/experience in preparing others for competition. From reading other people's experience with competing, it seems like a LOT of work to take on by yourself. Especially if you're just starting out. Also, work on posing. I've seen some fantastic physiques but are often poorly presented because the guy doesn't know how to pose. Good luck to ya! icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 26, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Also interested in doing this...
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    Sep 26, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Ryno, you look like you're well on your way, man! Keep it up!
  • ryno

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    in2muscle2010 saidRyno, you look like you're well on your way, man! Keep it up!


    Thanks dude, though I still need to balance myself out, legs are bigger than my torso.
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    Sep 26, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    ryno saidAnyone have experience competing in bbing? If so, any pointers in getting started?


    haha, the first time i read this i was like..."bbing...barebacking??"

    but yeah, keep up the good work!
  • ryno

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    MYJ21 said
    ryno saidAnyone have experience competing in bbing? If so, any pointers in getting started?


    haha, the first time i read this i was like..."bbing...barebacking??"

    but yeah, keep up the good work!



    That would make an interetsing competition for sure lol.
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    Sep 26, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    Hoping to compete next year maybe, if things go as planned. Never done it either.
  • ryno

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    OrlFLMuscle saidHoping to compete next year maybe, if things go as planned. Never done it either.


    You've got a good 70lbs over me at only a 1in difference in height, I'd say you're there already!
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    Sep 26, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    ryno said
    OrlFLMuscle saidHoping to compete next year maybe, if things go as planned. Never done it either.


    You've got a good 70lbs over me at only a 1in difference in height, I'd say you're there already!


    Thanks man, lol, it's the diet tho, aaaaaah, the diet sucks, I like eating to much! Will take a lot of perseverance.
  • ryno

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    Sep 27, 2011 2:27 AM GMT

    I think the diet portion is what seperates the bodybuilders from the weightlifters...the mountain is built, now time to carve the peaks..
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 27, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    ryno-just remember the bulkier you get the shorter you appear.icon_idea.gif

    I think great genetics help. I don't have the frame/natural big muscle ratio to do it , and if I can't do it naturally I won't. I would never do steriods-ever. Been told my bone structure is good and I don't have chicken legs, but nothing to me is worth doing drugs to attain. Gym's are loaded with bodybuilder wannabes, but you also have to consider dieting like you have OCD. Meaning protein, carbs, and water if you were to ever compete.

    Good luck on whatever you decide.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 27, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    OrlFLMuscle said
    ryno said
    OrlFLMuscle saidHoping to compete next year maybe, if things go as planned. Never done it either.


    You've got a good 70lbs over me at only a 1in difference in height, I'd say you're there already!


    Thanks man, lol, it's the diet tho, aaaaaah, the diet sucks, I like eating to much! Will take a lot of perseverance.


    he meant he likes eating too much. not to. Just kidding don't spell check me after 2amicon_idea.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    I've done a bit of contest prep, but to be honest with you I try to train almost as lean as my competition weight . I'm just starting back this week, switching from a lot of karate training, back to lifting. I need to gain 55 lbs and loose a little body fat , to get back to training shape. But I'm really excited about lifting again. I'll progress quickly, muscle memory is great stuff !! I'll post some pics , when I .don't look so skinny. I'm gonna start competing again, in about 2 years , I think..
  • germanguy888

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    Sep 27, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    I'm looking to start competing soon myself I just need to add 20 pounds first haha but I can't wait
  • ryno

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    Sep 28, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    karatekid saidI've done a bit of contest prep, but to be honest with you I try to train almost as lean as my competition weight . I'm just starting back this week, switching from a lot of karate training, back to lifting. I need to gain 55 lbs and loose a little body fat , to get back to training shape. But I'm really excited about lifting again. I'll progress quickly, muscle memory is great stuff !! I'll post some pics , when I .don't look so skinny. I'm gonna start competing again, in about 2 years , I think..


    Crazy that you consider yourself skinny, though a 55lb gain sounds like an awesome goal.
  • ohioguy12

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    Sep 28, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    MYJ21 said
    ryno saidAnyone have experience competing in bbing? If so, any pointers in getting started?


    haha, the first time i read this i was like..."bbing...barebacking??"

    but yeah, keep up the good work!


    Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought you meant barebacking.
  • ryno

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    Sep 28, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    MYJ21 said
    ryno saidAnyone have experience competing in bbing? If so, any pointers in getting started?


    haha, the first time i read this i was like..."bbing...barebacking??"

    but yeah, keep up the good work!


    Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought you meant barebacking.


    Is there some type of competitive circuit I don't know about?
  • tightwrgls

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    Dec 30, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    I'm new to this site, so I'm getting into this conversation late. I've competed in six shows over the last 3 years in the INBF. The INBF is the amateur side of the WNBF. They have the most extensive banned substance list of the different associations. They are hard core about being natural athletes and everyone must polygraph before taking the stage and be prepared for unrine testing.

    January 2007 I was a 250 pound couch potato when I hired a nutritionist to help me lose weight. By that summer I was down 40 plus pounds and hired one of his trainers. Both of them were competitors in the WNBF and my trainer convinced me to train for a show in July of 2008. I accepted the challenge and the rest is history.

    In 2008 I competed in one show. I took a little time off and did three shows in 2009 which was difficult because I had to hold contest weight for over 6 months. I took 2010 off and competed twice this year in October.

    It was the best thing I have ever done, but remember if you're going to do it you can't cheat because there is no place to hide your mistakes in posing trunks!!!!

    If you are interested in competing I recommend working with someone that understands the sport and can help with both nutrition and training. You also have to practice the posing part of the sport. Posing practice is still some of the toughest training I've ever done.

    I wish you well and let me know if you have other questions.