thanks dude you're one of the guys i'm referring to as to why this thread even exists. i'd definately recommend trying to get a show in while you're a teen. if you don't nail you're condition you could still do well and it will show you what to expect from the open divisions. i remember being backstage last year, and it really helps to see what the best guys look like in real life to get a mental image of what you need to look like. magazines do crazy conditioning levels no justice. i'd never seen guys like that up close and personal.
and i'm hoping for more photos, the photographer i'm working with wanted to do more tonight but i'm working, but we should definately have more before the show
I'm not hating on you at all. I'm just giving you my opinion of what I see. Judges will do the samething. So far, your physique is ok. I haven't seen any mandatories or quarter turns in this thread. So honestly I don't know what you look like under good light.....not gym lighting.
I think there are many misconceptions going on in this thread. We should all back up a little. From my point of view several things are going wrong.
Advice is being given with an aggressive connotation.
Responses are being given without enough thought.
This forum is extremely bad mannered. This goes for all of us, we should try to be more assertive.
Damn it amazes me how every thread in this place turns into some sort of debate. I am sure everyone in this thread, myself included, are very pleased that you let us into the last part of your journey. I love following the bodybuilders on this site and seeing the progress they make and always look forward to those shots from the show. Nail these last four days of your prep and I will be anxiously waiting results and stage shots. Best of luck brother!
I agree, there doesn't need to be debate, or bickering.
My post wasn't meant to insult or belittle Duality, I've actually grown fond of him and think he's a cool guy. Rather, I was trying to motivate him to be the best he can be, because he looks amazing for his age. His chest is just insane, waist is tiny, and if he can improve the rest, he can do damage at any amateur show there is. I just think that if he was a bit leaner, he'd look amazing for any age.
Anyway, best of luck these next few days, I assume you have your color, and your carb/water/sodium manipulations planned out?
1st thing I would like to do is thank you for posting ur pics and keeping every1 updated, it is awesome to see ppl on this site posting pics and keeping everyone updated on how their precontest is going!
2nd is that Ironslave as well as others (especially ironslave) were not criticizing you and just giving you negative comments...they were trying to not only motivate you and inspire you but also give you constructive criticism.
3rd I have a few comments i would like to make as well about everything:::::
Overall if would fully agree with Flex that you need to diet 6-8 more weeks and slow it down to ensure you come in your very best and I also agree with Ironslaves post 110%
Btw I almost forgot Duality best of luck with your show! And I hope everything goes well with your final prep. Once again thanks for posting pics and keeping everyone updated on your prep.
1 quick piece of advice I just thought of was to write down specifically how you do your final week prep so that you will know exactly what you did so that next time you do a contest you can refer back to it
Holy ****! your condition looks pretty damn good! Just keep it up, and good luck on stage!