after much consideration I have committed to participating in my first ocb figure competition on Saturday, April 23, 2016. I decided at almost exactly 16 weeks out which is literally just enough time to prep!
how I picked a show:
- decided I wanted to do a natural show
- decided on when I wanted to do a show. being new to powerlifting I wanted to lean out sooner than later so I could build lean muscle mass on a solid base. I love powerlifting and will stick with it when prep is complete. I also wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be prepping during the summer, too many temptations!
- looked for the closest natural shows in the area/within driving distance.
so those three decisions narrowed it down to a ocb (organization of competitive bodybuilding) figure show in Alexandria, Virginia. (4 hours away)
there are many factors that go into prepping, so I hired an online coach for what I thought was a reasonable and affordable price to help with training and nutrition. I was going to try to do it one my own, but then I thought better to do it right the first time and if I wanted to continue with competitions I will have enough experience to coach myself in the future.
my measurements currently:
body fat: 23%
my goal weight is 125, so I will lose a total of 23 pounds (subject to change.)
macros per day for now:
- 30% protein/125g/500cal
- 20% fat/45g/405cal
- 50% carb/163.25g/653cal
this is all a rough guestamit because23% is only a good guess of my body fat but not totally accurate. I figured these macros myself but if it difference from what my coach says I will obviously follow her guidelines!