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Photos from my April 28th Bodybuilding Contest


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I have over 600 photos and it's very late at night and I'm tired so I'll just share a few with those who are excited to see how it went. Thanks to Lilikoi for all the photos!!!!

 

I ended up in 2nd place in all 3 categories I was in.

 

Here are just a few random ones and in the near future I'll have a proper recap and more photos.

 

The first few are from my Individual posing routine.....yes, that is me behind the mask

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp1.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp2.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp3.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp4.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp5.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp6.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp7.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp8.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp9.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp10.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp11.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp12.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp13.jpg

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Thanks. I told you guys I'm back.....and I've only been "back" into bodybuilding since my trip to L.A. I haven't been this serious about it since 2001 so it feels good. After just a few months of dedication I made some good progress. I still have lots of weak spots, look bad in lot of photos and certain poses, but I feel like some current photos from yesterday and from the past few weeks may be my best ever.

 

Like I said, I got over 600 from this event from at least 3 people, but mainly Lilikoi who was hired for the day to take photos (thanks to those who supported my contest financially so I could afford a photographer). I haven't even gone through them all, I've been hanging out with loveliberate and Lotus all morning but I'll get more posted soon

 

Thanks again for the kind words. I really wanted to place 1st and most thought I was going to come in 1st but I came in 2nd in every category and I know what I have to work on to improve for future contests.

 

More photos to come.......

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It looks like you had tough some tough competition! All of your pictures show excellent definition, muscle separation and vascularity. I think you are going to go far in the next show(s) because you already posses these things and have excellent symmetry.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

 

Potter....I'm glad you noticed the BACK improvement. For years I've been teased a bit for lack of lats and that they were my biggest weakness. I knew they were bad and I focused on making them better. It was tough with all of my back injury problems but I've been able to improve the area. Hamstrings were also a weakness and I've turned them into a strength at times. Abdominals are my current major weakness and I hope I can turn that into a strength soon too.

 

As for everything else, I'm missing size and thickness in a major way. I hope to compete 2 or maybe 3 more times this year and then take everyone's advice and take at least a year off from competing to add some serious size. I need to take a long-term approach and just stay away from the stage for a bit to get bigger.

 

The show ended about 24 hours ago and since then I've had 1/2 a large pizza from Kalga Kafe, 2 large burritos from La Bonita, a vegan burger fries and milkshake from Pirate's Tavern, a bunch of fruit, and some pastries and cookies

 

I'm very sore. Some muscles hurt but it's all good. I went for a walk today, had lunch with my sister and brother in law, hung out with loveliberate and lotus and hung out with davidtarrfoster tonight.

 

I'll get more photos up soon.

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Here are more random pics from my contest day:

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp31.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp30.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp32.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp17.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp18.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp19.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp26.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp14.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp15.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp16.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp22.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp24.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp23.jpg

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp28.jpg

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I think I was about 175lbs. Not very heavy and not nearly as big as I'd like to be. I just have to keep eating, training and sleeping and stay dedicated and motivated and I'll grow.

 

I'm too thin thin !!!!!

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp27.jpg

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Superb - well done for the competition!

You look really muscular in the pics with the tank top and jeans.

I reckon they might be some of your best ever shots!

Good work all round

 

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp30.jpg

 

Intrigued by this photo ...

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Thanks again everyone. I think some of these photos are some of my best "photos" but I think I've been in better shape a couple other times. So there is still a mountain to climb to get back to where I've been.

 

This photo is one of my best recently as far as muscles (not funny face)

 

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/VeganBodybuilder/comp23.jpg

 

 

 

Gorilla, in that photo you posted, we're lined up according to height (I was the tallest in the entire show!!!). I decided to flex the forearm for the camera. You can see most guys look tired. I was having fun joking around and jumping around, making people laugh, etc. I was full of energy and had a bunch of friends watching so it was cool. I'll try to get more photos posted soon.

 

Thanks again for the feedback everyone.

 

I know I have many weaknesses and I'm working on improving my entire physique. I was about 1 point away from taking 1st place and if my abs had been a bit better I would have won, no question about it. There are other areas I need to work on too. Time to return to the gym today. Yesterday I was just too sore to train.

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