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caseymajor
01-19-2008, 09:20 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Major M. and been bodybuilding for 2yrs now. I have competed in only 2shows now but placed 2nd and 1st overall so thats not to bad. Here are some pics of my last show. I am doing a show in March so I will post of some new ones soon. thanks again

fpr
01-19-2008, 12:17 PM
Wow, that's incredibly fantastic for only bodybuilding 2 years. When you say that do you mean you never hit the gym to lift till 2 years ago? How old were you when you started? I hope to get into some bodybuilding, I came to the game kind of late (almost age 22) and have been going strong for about 6 months now, but have a long way to go in comparison to you.

caseymajor
01-19-2008, 12:22 PM
I started out lifting for football in highschool in 1997-98 and it all started out there. Never thought about bodybuilding intill 2yrs ago when i saw someone at my gym getting ready for a show and that drew me in. You are only 22yrs old so you have a long time to get ready, just stay focused and train hard and your dreams will come bro.

I just started my dream of bodybuilding 2yrs ago and love every min. of it. Wouldn't change a thing about it, maybe a couple inches here and there. hahah:)

dxiw
01-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Major - wow your pictures look fantastic! Congrats on all the hardwork. I'm attempting to cut down to your level of bodyfat and I'm just curious what dieting/cardio approach you used 4-6 weeks precontest.

Again, great job!

Built
01-19-2008, 12:58 PM
DAMN! You look GREAT!

Out of curiosity, what are you looking to bring up for your next show?

getfit
01-19-2008, 01:01 PM
Just amazing!

SirPhil
01-19-2008, 03:41 PM
You look amazing! Nice work for only 2 years time of bodybuilding.

conroy1011
01-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Wow man, your a beast. btw does having tattoos effect how they judge you at all?

Coke
01-19-2008, 08:29 PM
Good luck with your March show, you should do great....impressive shots.

caseymajor
01-20-2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks a lot everyone for the posts, On the question about my diet leading up to the show, I always try and stay as simple as possible. 2weeks out I stick with boiled chicken breast, baked potato's, oatmeal, some greens. I am go into detail if you want, just shoot me a pm and we will talk. Thank again guys, and I will post up pics comeing down to the show in march. Take home the gold for wannabebig forum............

About the tattoo question, I wish i didn't have them now, but what can I do about it. I always tell myself if I come in the show big and shredded and look better then everyone then tattoo's won't matter.

TwiloMike
01-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Lookin' great! Out of curiosity, how tall are you?

caseymajor
01-21-2008, 06:40 AM
I am 5'7 and weight 198 contest ready.

fpr
01-21-2008, 11:46 AM
What do you think made you come in second place and not numero uno? I.e., overall size, or is there a particular muscle that you feel is lacking?

caseymajor
01-21-2008, 01:17 PM
Well the first show I entered I lost to much weights and came in at 168lbs, so i lost to much muscle. The second show i dialed right in and came in at 189lbs and took the whole show. Here are the pics of me at 168lbs

Aslin
01-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Nice man.... have you ever been fat out of curiosity?

caseymajor
01-21-2008, 06:05 PM
Ever been fat? Well when i bulk in the off season I sure but some fat on then, but if your talking about when I was in high school i only was 130lbs intill junior yr. and then started lifting weights for football. So i was pretty skinny as a kid i guess

Keith
01-21-2008, 06:31 PM
That's crazy bro. Gaining 20+lbs at competition weight is nuts! How long did that take you? And what weight do you get up to off season?

HahnB
01-21-2008, 06:56 PM
You look great, and it's amazing someone could look that good @ 168lbs.

caseymajor
01-21-2008, 08:25 PM
it took me about 8 months to change from 168lbs to 198lbs a lot of eating good foods and very heavy weights. I stay around 220 off season when i am bulking too.

BFGUITAR
01-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Very nice! Good all around look!

What are your lifts like?

fpr
01-21-2008, 08:53 PM
Hey, question. For "really heavy weights" how many reps and sets do you really go for? At about 80-85% of my max I usually go 6 reps for 3 sets***... think I should go for more? I never really grasped the whole 6-8 reps for 3 sets, and 8-12 for 3-5 sets things... does one actually build definition and the other size? Anyone that can clarify this for me I would appreciate it.

***Note, by the 6th rep I can just barely complete the rep.

*Never mind, I just googled it to clarify. Which do you do? Or do you do a combination of the 2?

caseymajor
01-22-2008, 11:37 AM
It all depends on how you feel. If I am trying to put some mass on i try and hit 5-6reps and weight around 2min between sets. For most of my workouts i do 15,12,10,8 for my working sets and go balls to the wall. So when i try for 15reps i can just lift the last rep when i am done. So no matter what when you are lifting always at your last set make it so hard you can almost not lift it.




TRAIN LIKE CRAZY, GROW LIKE A FREAK

chopsticks
01-23-2008, 12:34 PM
You look awesome man. When your not getting ready for a comp and your maintaining how many days a week do you lift? How long does a normal workout for you last? Last question, how much cardio do you do when your cutting?

caseymajor
01-23-2008, 02:19 PM
When I am on off season I still lift 5days a week, my workouts only last 45mins to hour. When I am getting ready for contest shape I do 45min cardio in morning, and 45min after workout. Hope this answers some of your questions.

Most of my workouts I strive for 6-10 reps when going heavy, it all depends how you feel. All workouts are different like reps and sets, but if you want to put on size,power,strength do 4-6reps. Just like the Max OT training.
Just my 2cents, hope it helps

Gabrielle
01-23-2008, 02:48 PM
You look real good and have a lot of potential. Are you a national level competitor by chance?

BBB
01-23-2008, 02:53 PM
Very nice.

ZenMonkey
01-23-2008, 04:12 PM
you look good man, nice lats. what do you #s look like?

caseymajor
01-23-2008, 04:34 PM
#'s as of what? stats

5'7
210-220 off season
189-198lbs contest ready
yrs of bodybuilding 2
BF% off season around 10
Contest BF% around 3-4

If you are talking about what I lift in #'s
Well I never Max out 1 rep but here are my lifts
Flat bench 315lbs 10reps off season
Squat 405lbs deep to the floor
Barbell Curl 145lbs 10reps
Leg Press 18 45lb plates "you add that up" haha 10-12reps
D-bell overhead press 110lbs 8-10reps touching shoulders
One are d-bell rows 135lbs 10reps "thats the highest it goes"

These are all off season, when I am trying to cut down I don't take long breaks and just keep the burn going and pumps pumping. So the weights go down in lbs.

BFGUITAR
01-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Im curious as to why you dont do deadlifts? I cant think of a better way to hit those muscles going down the spine than deadlifts.

People, dont flame me by saying hes lifting for muscle and not strength, but my back exploded when I did deadlifts.

cphafner
01-23-2008, 07:39 PM
very impressive. What show are you doing in March?

caseymajor
01-23-2008, 08:36 PM
I am doing the Kentucky Northern March 22. Hope to take home the gold there, and show pics on here for you guys.

About the dead lifts, I did deads for awhile and was lifting 495lbs for reps and ****ed my nerves up in my lower back. I love them and will be doing them after my back heals up 100%

Invain
01-24-2008, 07:17 AM
You've been bodybuilding for 2 years, but how long have you been at least weightlifting?

The difference between your two shows is amazing man. Can really tell you bust your ass.

fpr
01-24-2008, 08:41 AM
READ! That question has already been asked and answered.

Keith
01-24-2008, 08:48 AM
READ! That question has already been asked and answered.

Relax, dude. That was a question that was brought up in another thread, not this one. So I'm sure he didn't see the other thread.

I think he stated 5 years?

Guido
01-24-2008, 09:47 AM
Gain 50 lbs.



;)

Seriously, you look fantastic. Amazing difference between the 168 comp pics and the 198. The fact you were able to put on that much quality mass and be able to compete 8 months later at the same or less bodyfat is incredible. I agree that you have great potential.

BFGuitar brought up deadlifts, and I was wondering too if you do them. The only thing I noticed was a little lacking was lower back/spinal erectors on your back pose. Could have been the pose or the lighting, though. Still, you definitely appear to be performing at a high level.

Can't wait to see your next comp pics at 220+ bodyweight. :)

Unholy
01-24-2008, 10:07 AM
You are a beast indeed, deads will thicken your back for sure.

caseymajor
01-24-2008, 03:10 PM
Thanks for all the coments guys, I have been working out since I was about 17 so about 6-7yrs. I never really know, but been bodybuilding for 2. Well take it easy guys, going to hit up Back day at the gym.

method115
01-24-2008, 05:38 PM
You look great, and it's amazing someone could look that good @ 168lbs.

I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw is 168 pound picture.

caseymajor
01-24-2008, 06:19 PM
I see that pic at 168lbs and laugh, I can't believe i was that skinny. I am floating around 215lbs right now and trying to hit 220-225 till march hits, then it is cut time. Try and put up some new pics soon

Keith
01-25-2008, 11:05 AM
I see that pic at 168lbs and laugh, I can't believe i was that skinny. I am floating around 215lbs right now and trying to hit 220-225 till march hits, then it is cut time. Try and put up some new pics soon

Have any pics during your bulk? They still must be damn impressive if you don't surpass 10% BF.

fpr
01-25-2008, 02:32 PM
Relax, dude. That was a question that was brought up in another thread, not this one. So I'm sure he didn't see the other thread.

I think he stated 5 years?

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I started out lifting for football in highschool in 1997-98 and it all started out there. Never thought about bodybuilding intill 2yrs ago when i saw someone at my gym getting ready for a show and that drew me in. You are only 22yrs old so you have a long time to get ready, just stay focused and train hard and your dreams will come bro.

caseymajor
01-25-2008, 03:13 PM
I don't have any current pics right now, I need to get my digital camera back from my friend, and then I will take pics of me workout so I look pumped:evillaugh: then I will post them up.

chris mason
01-26-2008, 12:04 PM
I just want everyone to know that Casey is here at my request and he is more than happy to help anyone out with bodybuilding related questions. He obviously knows his stuff relative to getting in contest shape. I am glad to have a competitive bodybuilder posting here and willing to help.

Chris

KingJustin
01-26-2008, 12:17 PM
You look amazing bro, congrats on all that progress.

What level do you compete at exactly? I saw you said you're doing a Kentucky Northern meet and hoping to win it -- is that like a state-qualifier or something?

Do you compete in the natural divisions?

caseymajor
01-26-2008, 03:19 PM
The Kentucky Northern is a national qualifier, so if and when I place top two in my class, I will be able to do national shows.

Thanks again to Chris from AtLargeNutrition for showing me this site. I am happy to help anyone that needs advice on diets and routines. Thanks again

fpr
01-26-2008, 10:59 PM
Do you live in VA too?

This question is a bit off topic, but since your wins, have you noticed that you have gained "more fame" so to speak. I.e. have you had any nutrition companies or anyone come up to you asking you to endorse their product and pay you for it?

caseymajor
01-27-2008, 08:17 AM
Since my last win, I have been talking to some supplement companies. I have not been signed yet, but after the Kentucky Northern show if I place well that will deff help my chances out.

cphafner
01-27-2008, 08:19 AM
I just want everyone to know that Casey is here at my request and he is more than happy to help anyone out with bodybuilding related questions. He obviously knows his stuff relative to getting in contest shape. I am glad to have a competitive bodybuilder posting here and willing to help.

Chris

I couldn't agree more! I hope some more of the members would get on stage, but to each their own.

cphafner
01-27-2008, 08:20 AM
I see that pic at 168lbs and laugh, I can't believe i was that skinny. I am floating around 215lbs right now and trying to hit 220-225 till march hits, then it is cut time. Try and put up some new pics soon

You looked a lot bigger than 168. I was 160 @ my show, and you were tons bigger than me. I do have about 4 inches on you though. Looking forward to seeing your progress at your next show.

Slim Schaedle
01-27-2008, 08:52 AM
Kentucky Northern show

That's the one up here by Cincy, right?

caseymajor
01-27-2008, 03:58 PM
It is in Covington KY

pulse
01-30-2008, 05:57 PM
.. So thats what I would look like at 168 and 198. Looks like im bulking for a longggg time haha. But dude, that looks amazing. Ive always been curious of how someone my height would look at certain weights because most of the people around seem to be almost 6 or 6+. Truly an inspiration.

(Well obviously I wouldnt be 5%bf but ~10% im sure still looks great lol)

caseymajor
01-31-2008, 06:32 AM
Thanks a lot pulse for the coments, whats your stats and your goals for the near future?

pulse
01-31-2008, 08:49 PM
5 foot 8, 20 years old and about 150lbs. I had my first workout ever about 7 months ago (~125lbs). I havent maxed squats, bench, or deads in about 3 months because of a shoulder injury / slacking off (december).

As for my short term goals I'd like to be 155 by spring break, reppin 225 squats, close to 315 dead, and I haven't used the barbell bench in a while but with the dumbells I'd like to be at 70s x 5.

With the exception of the deadlift (just cause its been a while) Im positive I can get the weight, squats, and DB bench by march.

caseymajor
02-01-2008, 06:38 AM
good luck on your goals bro, what does your workout look like as of right now?

brihead301
02-01-2008, 07:04 AM
Hey bro nice work. I have 2 questions if you wouldn't mind answering them.

1.) You said you've been lifting for about 10 years now, but only bodybuilding for 2 years. What was the difference in how you trained? Strength training for football using all compounds, and higher rep training using compounds+isolations for BBing?

2.) What was your cutting diet like as compared to your bulking diet?

caseymajor
02-01-2008, 07:53 AM
Its funny because when I was trainging for football I did all the compound movements because my strength training coach did my workouts, and now for 2yrs I have been bodybuilding and the only diff in the workouts is that I do higher reps and don't wait so long in between sets. I still do compound movements now because I still believe in old school moves and try and stay away from all the so-called newer and better exercises. It worked for Dorian,and Arnold why can't it work for me.


When I get down to dieting for a show like 6weeks out, It all becomes clock work for me. I mean it too, my girlfriend hates it. Don't matter where we are at I have food with me all the time, eat eat eat and train train train then sleep sleep sleep. All my meals are the same every day each day intill a week before the show, then I carb load, water load.
When I am off season I just eat when I get hungry so every hour:) and try not to care what it is because my metab. is so high, but always get enough high protein meats in me.

brihead301
02-01-2008, 10:57 AM
So you only cut 6 weeks before a show? That means that you must stay pretty damn lean all year-round.

caseymajor
02-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Thats the easy part for me is cutting for the show, my bf never goes over 9-10%. It is hard for me to eat, and then eat more, I wish it was the other way around

brihead301
02-01-2008, 11:57 AM
Lol, my bf never goes below 13%.

pulse
02-05-2008, 11:55 PM
good luck on your goals bro, what does your workout look like as of right now?

Mon - Upper
Tues - Lower
Wed - Rest
Thurs - Upper
Fri - Lower
Sat & Sun - Rest

Some compound movements, some not. Mostly 3x5 or 5x5. Eat as much as I can regardless of fat/carbs as long as I get the protein I need. Ive always had one of those metabolisms where I can eat eat eat but unless im working out ill never gain a pound.

caseymajor
02-06-2008, 01:36 PM
It seems like your workouts are doing well for you now, I don't need to hit my bodyparts twice a week so i do a different approach. One bodypart a day, but if it's working don't switch it yet.

NoPainNoGain
02-23-2008, 05:45 PM
Good genetics without any doubt. Shoulders and arms are exceptional, very symmetric abs and chest. You got potential think about taking the high road.

Best of luck for your future.