I truly want Duality to succeed.... but his problem is that he thinks he is closer to show shape than he really is. He does look good, but if he concentrated on getting just shredded, he'd look amazing.
He has great structure, but abs aren't entirely visible, and there is still a minor pouch below the belly button.
i appreciate the sentiment James. i'm working on it.
^remember these pics are almost 2 weeks old. i've lost weight since these. about 6-7lbs. i'm currently 212lbs and that's what i was tested at on wed july 1st and that's what registered the 5.7%. i hope james wasn't thinking i was claiming 5.7% off these pics because that's not true.
i don't want to sound like someone who's just running his mouth claiming this and that. i will have some pictures done in the next week up to the show and you all can judge for yourselves.
How's your posing routine?
Thank you very much and in retrospect i feel you (and james) are correct in your assesment. i do however feel i will look very good come show day and as you said, build on it for next time. however there was a little method to the thought process. the light heavies, as i'm sure you're aware, are freaking stacked. even in top condition, it wouldn't be a sure thing. i have a much better shot of placing top 2 in the heavies (less guys, and typically at this level, less conditioned) and achieving my goal of qualifying for the nationals. i was at this show last year, these guys weren't shredded (except for the winner) and i know i can come in big and full with decent enough condition to place top 2.