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    BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Hey Fellas!

    This is a long time coming, huh??!! Most of you probably don't know me but I have been on Muscle Mecca/Bodybuilding Dungeon since around 2005. So, yes...I am old now! I live to lift and always have...for sport, for health, for aesthetics, strength, performance and sanity. This forum has helped me gain perspective on techniques, nutrition, provided some great discussions and laughs and most of all connected me with some great people! God Bless them all wherever they are, near or far and thanks for all the fun over the years!

    If you'd like to see my humble beginnings(pics from around age 22 to 26), here are a couple of my old threads;
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    I am competing for the first time on November 14/15. Been taking my sweet time with this one but I think it will be worth the wait!

    HISTORY:
    I have been lifting fairly seriously since I was 18. Played Pac 12 College Soccer and participated in a structured Strength and Conditioning Program during this time. I have been a Personal Trainer, played Womens Tackle Football on and off since 2004 and just recently left the Police Force. I have done tons of different types of training and my greatest strength is likely my consistency. We have a five year old son and the only significant time off I have taken from lifting in my life thus far was during pregnancy(bed rest for 3 months) and to re-cooperate from 2 knee surgeries and a couple other sports related injuries.

    I decided to do this contest about 3 months ago. When I began, my body fat was measured at around 8% which is almost Figure competitor lean so my goal has been to smooth out a bit while adding size to my glutes and shoulders.

    TRAINING:
    I have a posing coach and a nutrition coach and I see a trainer 1 time per week who works with me specifically on legs and glutes. The rest of the training is up to me! The core components to my lifting routines involve pull ups of all types, rows, squats, lunges, weighted hip thrusting, RDLs, bench, push ups, tons of shoulder presses and raises. I lift heavy 8 to 12 rep range mostly, Super sets/giant sets of multiple exercises, between 3 and 4 sets of each exercise. I do cardio 3X per week for about 10 minutes but I keep the tempo of my weight training high.

    NUTRITION:
    I use a flexible dieting plan, IIFYM(If it fits your macros) as prescribed by my coach. Before this time, I used more of a Lean Gains/Intermittent fasting approach (to reach the 8% body fat that I had). I have an extremely fast metabolism...I didn't realize it was quite so fast until my nutrition coach (The Diet Doc Phoenix/Team TNT) told me my profile is at a deviation of 6 from what is normal(that means I'm in the 98-99% percentile). I have honestly never recorded what I eat or even paid much mention to it (other than post workout nutrition and keeping protein high and eating fruits and vegetables).

    Roughly 2 weeks out from the show, I am currently eating:
    60-70 grams of fat
    155 grams of protein
    400 grams of carbs (just bumped from 375 grams today)
    ...IT IS A STINKING CHORE FOR ME, but it is paying off in major ways so it is well worth it!!

    Please feel free to ask questions or comment and thanks for checking in on my journey!

    XO,
    Banshee

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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    This picture is from about 2 months ago before I started doing nutrition with my coach....

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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    These pictures are from 2 weeks ago:

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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    These pictures were taken a few days ago:

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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    I forgot to add, I am 5'6.5" and 123 lbs. Still around 8% bodyfat.




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Wow! You are amazing! You have worked hard and it really shows!

    Going to respond more with some questions on your diet when I have a chance.




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    I know who is getting my top choice for this one. Nice thread.
    And no, you are not old!


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    Thanks so much guys, I really appreciate it!

    One more pic that I like even though the light washes it out a bit. Get them pull ups ladies!

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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Also forgot to add that my goal is to get my Pro Card and hopefully acquire some sponsors along the way. Lofty goals for sure but I aim high! My football playing days are mostly over after 2 knee surgeries, so I'm moving onto the next big adventure!




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Looking very good Banshee. Very impressed!




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Quote Originally Posted by tkD View Post
    Looking very good Banshee. Very impressed!
    Thanks very much my friend! Getting excited.




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    What show are you doing? Is it the 2014 Iowa Pro Bikini?




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    It's the NPC Western Regional & IFBB Felicia Romero Classic in Mesa, AZ.




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    [FONT=arial]..Congrats! ..great work! ..keep posting your progress!! ..hug!![/FONT]




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    Re: BANSHEE'S NPC BIKINI CONTEST Prep and PICTURES

    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee20 View Post
    It's the NPC Western Regional & IFBB Felicia Romero Classic in Mesa, AZ.
    Awesome!

    You have our support, good luck! - 2014 Felicia Romero Classic




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    Good luck banshee!




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    Thank you very much Umberto and Coach, I much appreciate it! Thanks also to TkD as I assume you fixed my pictures. Thanks so much buddy, I am awful at the internet!

    I am seeing my nutrition coach tonight and praying to God that I can take some of these 400 carbs off of my plate. That is a lot of carbs fellas, let me tell you!




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    I'm back with trophy in hand!

    I got 5th out of 20 or so in my Novice class and got first Callouts in my Open Class of nearly 30 at the 2nd largest bodybuilding show in AZ history. Of course I would rather have had a first place trophy but I came in looking pretty cool and I'm proud of how I did for my first show!

    Because it was so hard for me to come in looking even this smooth, I have decided to compete in Figure in March. I was definitely big for this class but the thought was that at the National Level, Bikini competitors are now bigger and harder. The 2 weeks leading into the show, I was eating between 80 to 100 grams of fat, 400-500 carbs and 160 grams of protein. I lost .5% of bodyfat during the process but got considerably fuller and even gained some muscle in my legs/delts and glutes. It was awesome and I definitely owe it all to my Nutrition Coach Tyler at Team TNT. Go If It Fits Your Macros!!! All that eating was hard work!!

    Thanks for supporting me everyone and a special thank you to Rich for the Muscle Mecca T-shirt! It rocks and I will post a pic of me wearing it soon.

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