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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