Another great contest and off season progress.
Another year another great contest in the books. This was by far the most competitive group I have competed against in my 15 years of bodybuilding, which made it even more fun. I weighed in at 190 lbs, up 11 lbs from last year. I still have plenty of room for growth as my weight class goes up to 198 lbs.
We were on stage for around 15 minutes straight and went thru 4 rounds of comparisons. By the end of pre-judging my legs were like jelly and whole body was fatigued. It was definitley a battle to say the least. Now the winner of my class (and overall) was hands down the largest and best porportioned guy in the contest, lacked some conditioning but overall was best on stage by far.
So after seeing him it was up in the air where 2nd thru 5th would place. There were 10 guys in my class and all with good physiques. I ended up placing 3rd and was extremely happy especially with the competiton I was against. Two of the head judges( who are also National judges and chairmen) pulled me aside after the contest and told me I had one of the best overall physiques hands down and that they saw me doing exteremly well at National level shows in 2-4 years. They said I just needed some more overall size and to tighten and work on my glute/ham area, which I aready knew was a weak point and has improved but needs more work.
Now its time to take a small break and relax then work my butt off this off season to continue to improve.