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Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:30 am
by Arvid Beck
My offseason shape right now... after christmas i'll start with my diet again. Can't wait to see some details again... ^^

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:37 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
When is your competition, when does your prep start and how long do you have to get ready?

Good luck, looks like you'll be starting off from a pretty good base.

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:57 am
by Arvid Beck
The dates are not published yet, but it'll be around april/may. Since i'm quite heavy at the moment and wanna take my time, i'll take about four month for my preparation. I wanna get up on stage in a real good shape, since i'm natural and don't have the mass of other competitors...
Thx! ;) i'll do my best!

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:38 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
You should start up a journal, wouldn't mind following along. What's your bw now and what are you planning on being by the time you hit the stage?
Good that you get to enjoy the holiday season first!

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:53 am
by Arvid Beck
Well, i'm always quite busy, but i'll try to start some kind of journal here...

At the moment my weight is about 93kg, don't know exactly how much it is pound, sorry ;)
Actually i don't have a certain weight in my mind that i want to reach... i stick to the mirror to evaluate my shape and progress. By the time i'll know if i'm ready ;) i just check my weight to see if i'm losing fat. But a look into the mirror is more important for me, since it tells you a lot more than just your body weight...

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:57 am
by Arvid Beck
And yeah! I'll enjoy christmas time first! ;-)

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 am
by vegan_rossco
Are there rules about covering tattoos when competing in bodybuilding? That's a really cool chest piece matey :) I've got a full sleeve and some other bits and bobs!
Agree with mf on making a training log I would enjoy to follow it, take care man

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:41 am
by Arvid Beck
I'm not sure if tattoos are explicitly forbidden, but i definitely know that the judges don't like tattoos! Well, bodybuilding is one passion of me, tattoos are the other... ;D have to live with it now. Gotta try to cover them up as good as possible for the competition... that's all i can do.
If enough people are interested, i'm gonna post my training and diet progress during the preparation...

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:52 am
by vegan_rossco
Yeah that's what I thought, although as a type of beauty contest I thought tattoos would get you more marks as they're so cool ahha, I used to be a tattoo apprentice, best year of my life!
I'll definitely be interested in your training and diet bud :)

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:10 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Arvid Beck wrote:If enough people are interested, i'm gonna post my training and diet progress during the preparation...

It's a really useful tool to have a log in here, both from a motivational view as well as having people chiming in with their ideas and constructive feedback.

Take a look through some of the logs on here that are regularly updated ~ generally the more active you are you'll probably find people will check in on what you're doing 8)

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:25 am
by Arvid Beck
Alright guys... as soon as i start my preparation, i'm gonna start some kind of log here and try to update it as regular as possible ;-)

Vegan_rossco, you were a tattoo apprentice?! Nice! Sounda interesting... B-)

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:29 am
by vegan_rossco
Siiiick :) looking forward to reading it
Yes mate it started out with me just helping a friend and then he took me on, as fun as it was, it just wasn't for me, I spent a fortune on it thinking it was a good career investment.. But I don't regret it at all, met some cool people and some er interesting weirdos baha

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:35 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I've got nothing like you guys, just two tats but I love em haha.

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:39 am
by Arvid Beck
Haha! Yeah, i can imagine... ^^ when you go to a tattoo artist, you can always meet some reeeally weird people... :D

Well, if you don't regret it... cool experience! B-)

Re: Preparation for the next competition 2013

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:42 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Got my first tat in Wellington, New Zealand about 15yrs ago. Little did I know I'd end up marrying a kiwi girl and living there, was kind of like a little sign/omen haha.