So I talked to a guy I'll be competing against this coming April in Davenport, Iowa. It's a combination of the NPC Iowa and Midwest Open. Two shows in one day.
I just got off the phone with Chris (first photo) as he was cool enough to explain how things are going to work (this is my first show) and let me know that these two other monsters are showing up as well.
This is all just experience for me, I'd be kidding myself if I thought I'd actually be competitive with these guys but still cool none-the-less.
Here's Chris. Super cool guy, hes the only reason I even know about this show. I dont know when this pic was taken but he's going to be coming in this year much bigger. He used to work with Dante Trudel as well back in the day.
This guy is a freak, 6'2, 260 on stage!! His name is Eric Posejtal. Luckily hes not a Iowa resident so he wont be doing the Iowa part of the show lol.
Here is the last guy named Bryce Holmes. He lives really close to me and he'll be doing the Iowa show. Lots of size but not so much symmetry.
All three are National level competitors.
That first guy looks conditioned as hell. Correct me if I'm wrong Jay, but was Chris one of the guys Dante mentioned that he used to work with and that has since regressed since working with him after switching off DC?
Middle looks good, but holding water?
Heres another of Eric. He does seem kind of smooth, definitely doesnt have the lines like Chris. Chris told me plans to drop down to 230 so that he can get 1st in the heavies and then go up against Eric in the overall (Eric is a super).
Those are some big boys. What are your current stats?
JDub, I've known Bryce for a long time. Pretty good dude. Both he and Ryan Irwin (owns NutriSport in Clive) have a ton of experience and are a wealth of information.
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looks like a natural going up against some heavily juiced up guys. Idk if you are, but thats what it looks like. Still, you look good and at least you're competing. I wish you good luck. You should take some pictures for us when you compete and make a thread of how it went. Stuff like that would be great for the bodybuilding section.
First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109
Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745
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My girl is a picture freak. She'll take plenty and I'll post them up from the hotel while I'm there if I have time.
Jay, where's the show located? If it's in Iowa I could possibly stop by and check it out, depending on my schedule.
Good Luck. The second guy looked like he has a mild case of gyno.
If you are 205 lbs then it is likely that you would end up competing as a Light-Heavyweight, right? (198 lbs)
Some of the guys who you posted above look pretty massive...
Your conditioning and shape look good, you just need mass like you intimated.