This past Sunday marked the end of my 1st year of competitive bodybuilding! I began 2013 at around 215 lbs, and my goal was to lose fat and get shredded ready for my first bodybuilding show in May, the NABBA North Britain. I’ll be doing a post covering my entire body transformation for the year (so make sure to subscribe to the blog not to miss that) but after my initial body transformation this year, i was hooked. The competitive bodybuilding bug bit me, unleashing its venom pulsing through my veins.
11 months later, and I have 3 competitions under my belt, and 2 bronze medals. This past weekend I competed in the 2013 USN Novice Finals Class 2. Boy did Shreddybrek get his ass handed to him! I competed against 2 incredibily conditioned guys, who really put me to shame. Now before I run myself down anymore, i’m just going to put this into perspective for you all (and to make myself feel better). This is my 1st year of competing, I started the year out at 215 lbs. Whilst i”ve been training “seriously” since I was 18, im still only 23. The guys i competed against were 33 and 35 years old. Despite getting beaten down like a government mule at this show, im still glad I did it for a few reasons. I was able to improve my condition dramatically since my last show on October 27th. I was able to get a taste of a higher standard of competition, which gave me a glimpse of what I need to work towards sculpting my physique into. It was another chance of competing, and provided me with more experience of competition prep and pre contest dieting. It’s motivated me to work even harder for next years NABBA North Britain. Best of all. I placed 3rd (so what if there was only 3 of us competing!)
Below is footage of my individual routine, along with the USN Novice Finals Class 2 Judging.
Until next time guys, keep clangin’ & bangin!