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Who from this community competes in Bodybuilding, Figure?

#1 Postby robert » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:16 am

I plan to get BACK on stage in 2012 for the first time since 2009. Who here competes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, etc.? Let's get a list going. My motivation is high. How about you? -Robert

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#2 Postby vegansludge » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:11 pm

Not yet. However, I turned 23 today and wrote out the goals I want to achieve this year; becoming as strong as possible and entering into powerlifting competitions/meets were my number one and two.

Definitely want to see who else is out there already doing it and who is working toward similar goals.
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#3 Postby boardn10 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:20 am

I would love to compete and this coming year I was hoping could be my first but another injury, this time to my right trap or a tendon off my clavicle held me back. What next? It seems to be one thing after another holding me back from a dream. I lost a ton of upper body muscle mass in the last 5 months as a result and still can't get it back due to this nagging injury. I have had to stay with light weights in all upper body movements the last 5 months and I look like a shell of my former self. I looked great last July before injury. Hopefully one of these days I can be healthy enough to compete. :(
I am sure I will need to be at least 220 lbs in order to compete so I still have more weight to gain. I am only a tiny 205 right now.
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#4 Postby boardn10 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:58 pm

Looks like, not too many.
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#5 Postby vegansludge » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:41 am

boardn10 wrote:Looks like, not too many.


First off, I hope your recovery goes well - just keep your mindset positive and focus on the things you can do until you're back to 100% and you can crush weights.

Second off, that just means more of us need to step it up and get on stage/into meets!
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#6 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:13 am

I am aiming to compete within the next 12 months for the first time ever, after I get to around 185-200 pounds.

I have been training hard, keeping a journal, and have been eating big (really big) and am slowly growing while maintaining around 10% bodyfat.

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#7 Postby djshrew » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:17 pm

Me (figure)- I may compete sometime in March/April/June but nothing set in stone. I am really focusing on getting my physique up to par with where I want to be. Already a vast improvement from my 1st competition last August!

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#8 Postby SunWarrior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:30 am

I plan to compete in April. It will be my first contest. Its the NPA Mr. Virginia. Ill be competing in the teen division. I'd love some advice from others who have already competed. I'm extremely excited.
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#9 Postby robert » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:32 am

Nice, everyone!

Let's get more and more people on stage in contests, representing the vegan lifestyle.

Have an awesome year of training! I'm back at it too!


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#10 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:32 pm

I have my eye on a contest June 9. It would be my first and I'd like to be in the BB category; I can't wear high heels to save my life. Currently 150 lbs, 5'4, age 27, female, and my training is logged under "Big Meech Gets Huge". Hopefully I have developed enough off season size to make this work, although I've only been lifting since August 2010, and my various approaches until very recently have included way too much cardio (addicted to running for a long time), too little protein/food in general, and what has been described to me as "overtraining", although throughout those months I've always recieved comments about my strength/size. I am mentally preparing for cutting but have a lot of questions about types of cardio I am supposed to do. I love to jog and could easily log ten miles a day but I've heard that that approach might not be ideal for bodybuilding, and that I should concentrate on stair climbers, ellipticals, bikes, and sprinting. I also have questions about macros, when to stop creatine, supplements in general, carb depletion/loading, and if I should do a 12-week or 16 week cut. Also right now as far as training goes I have a good four-day split but I'll need a new one developed starting in March. The plan for food is sweet potatoes, brown rice, tempeh, veggies, beans, tofu, post-workout shake, lots of water, coffee, green tea, no sodium, with carbs concentrated in the morning, and between 1700-1300 calories, tapered down. I've been eating about 2500-3000 calories daily right now with no cardio and my weight has been maintaining at around 150. I found posing classes for $25 bucks a pop. Any feedback would be appreciated! Robert, I need to go back into your book and re-read your cutting chapter, I'm sure that may answer some of my questions.
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#11 Postby precision female » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:33 pm

I'm preparing for a May 19th show...probably figure (but can't find vegan figure shoes! They all have pig suede. Can anyone help?)
Motivation, high, despite breaking 3 rib cartilage 4 months ago at the gym which is still really painful but not affecting workouts.
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#12 Postby nonipwr » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:17 am

ALL DAY!!! May 26, June 9, June 15-17, two Pro Shows and one exhibition. Let's GOOOOO!!!!

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#13 Postby Synny667 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm

I am hoping to be on stage next year. I still have much work to do to my body
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