good luck at your comp bro
Any pic updates? If you're not taking them leading up to the contest I suggest you do or you'll likely regret it later.
I don't think I ever commented on your pics in here earlier, but I will say you have a sick side tricep. Your legs look like they need a bit of work (detail wise) based solely on the 2 pics you put up in here; however, I completely understand what a pain cameras can be when it comes to showing detail. Chest and back look solid.
I agree with the majority, pictures needed! I'm sure you're lookin solid bro, good luck !
well i clearly and very obviously won the teen class. the smile on my face was sooo big when i saw the other competitors in my division. i outweighed everyone by no less than 26lbs and the only other guy that looked comparable to me had almost identical conditioning while i was 24lbs heavier and the same height. i was very clearly the winner and was told that numerous times after the prejudging.
however i experienced one of the most disheartening and unfair experiences of my life yesterday. despite my having the best physique in my class, i was awarded 2nd place. the kid who "won" came with quite an entourage and when my name was called in 2nd, a very distinct portion of the crowd erupted (seriously it was loud). this was followed by some boos from the other areas of the audience who posses comprehensive visual skills. this kid had done this show before and his trainer was backstage and was constantly talking to the expediters and promoter himself. i came in at 195lbs, he was 176lbs. we were the same height. this kid was maybe 1% lower bf, maybe. with FAR inferior legs.
i was consoled by several other older competitors that i indeed deserved 1st. they told me not to let it get me down and that politics and connections do play a significant role, and that sometimes that means the best physique doesn't win. this does not deter me from further competition as i know i deserved 1st. i will not compete again until i come in a shredded 215-220lb and give the judges absolutely no choice in the placings. this may mean i don't compete again for a couple years but i don't care.
it was a good learning experience and a good lesson in dealing with shit that just isn't fair. it will definately help me in my contest prep for future shows.
wow dude that's shitty...
obviously you and everyone else there knew who the real winner was.
I want to say congrats though bro on workin your ass off to get into competition shape on such short notice!
Take this experience and just build on it.
Let it lift you up in your workouts and just prepare to capitalize on the next comp man.
I wouldn't say to let the experience go. Instead, keep it in the back of your mind and let it
fuel your workouts!
Can't wait to see when you're in the 215-220lbs range, gunna be epic!
nice 2nd place on your first comp
sometimes size doesnt win in shows, this aint the olympia.
ive seen lightweights take the overall because the judges thought they had better conditioning and just brought a more aesthetic and balanced package.
alot of shows is just what the judges prefer.
congrats and goodluck with your offseason now, time to eat :hyperguy: