View Full Version : To Compete or not to compete....

09-21-2005, 09:13 PM
Well, heres the story. A local Bodybuilder and personal trainer offered to train me to compete for qualifiers competition for no cost. I was all pumped about it cause now I have a training partner and can overcome some plateaus and someone to show me how to do the diet part. I trained with the guy twice and since then he has had some excuse or already worked out by the time I called so I dont really want to keep calling because to me that means he doesnt really want to. I work shift work and he is monday to friday. Now I dont know if I want to compete or just keep dieting and losing my fat to get into better condition. I would like to compete but dont know if I can do it myself. I dont really know anything about the pre comp diets ketosis or any of that. what do you guys think?

09-22-2005, 06:10 AM
If you know nothing about dieting, learn about dieting before trying to cut for a competition. Would you try to fly a helicopter without lessons?

09-22-2005, 09:38 AM
yeah, competing 'for real' is rather complex. you have to lean out a ton, and then think about diuretics and eating very little the 48 hours pre-contest so you can get the most definition possible.
its alot of work, but if you think it's for you, go for it.

09-22-2005, 11:22 AM
yeah, I dont think I could do it properly right now. If I was getting the help I would...

09-22-2005, 12:51 PM
psot some pics iron.

also go and watch some local shows. to see what happens etc.

though there are some current and ex-competive Bb on here who may give you a godo guide.

09-22-2005, 08:57 PM
I posted up some pics

09-23-2005, 10:26 AM
You really should have a mentor/coach to help you prep for your first competition. If this guy is already flaking on you, ditch him and find someone more reliable.