6 Weeks to Bodybuilding Victory

When you are 6 weeks away from your next bodybuilding competition, you need to make some changes to your diet and cardiovascular exercise to begin to lean down to a desirable body-fat percentage. This is a time of total commitment and any cheating on any meals can lead to failure.

You should decrease your calories by 1000 calories or less depending on your lean body mass and increase your protein and vegetables while reducing simple and complex carbohydrates.

You should eat every 2-3 hours. This could be anywhere from 4 to 8 meals or more depending on how long you are awake. you am eating a maximum of 25 active carbohydrates per meal (total grams carbohydrates minus total grams of dietary fiber) before 6pm.

You should eat flaxseed, safflower and olive oil instead of other oils and fats. You should not go on a no-fat or low-fat diet. General recommendations of fat intake should be no lower than 30 grams. The human body needs fats on a daily basis in order to lubricate joints and cartilage. Once or twice a week, it is okay to eat a few complex carbs. If you decide on the 2 days per week, they should be spread out like on a Wednesday and Saturday.

You can increase your metabolism by eating foods that induce thermogenesis (the production of heat, especially by physiological processes.) such as:

Apples, blueberries, grapefruit, peaches, strawberries, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, celery, onions, radishes, spinach, and tomatoes.

You may also want to began to supplement heavily. Beverly International has quality supplements.

An example of a supplement plan may look like this:

Meal #1

5 oz lean meat (90% lean beef, chicken, or turkey breast.) 6 egg whites & 2 yolks Small grapefruit (see list)

* 1 Super Pak

* 1 Lean Out

* 4 Mass Aminos

* 5 Ultra 40

Meal #2

Protein Drink

* 1 Super Pak

* 1 Lean Out

* 4 Mass Aminos

* 5 Ultra 40

Meal #3

8 oz chicken or 9 oz can tuna 4 cups salad, using 2 tbs of oil & vinegar dressing

* 1 Lean Out

* 4 Mass Aminos

* 5 Ultra 40

Meal #4

Protein Drink

* 1 Lean Out

* 4 Mass Aminos

* 5 Ultra 40

Meal #5

8 oz lean meat (90% lean beef, chicken, or turkey breast.) 2 cups vegetables (see list)

* 1 Lean Out

* 5 Ultra 40

Meal #6

1.5 cups oatmeal 10 oz potato or sweet potato 6 oz banana 1 cup vegetables (see list) 1 tbs olive oil

* None

You can also take a serving of Creatine Serum before and after a weight training session.

You can start a more intense cardio regimen. You can do an A.M. and P.M. 300 Calorie Burn. This is an advanced level of cardio and should not be attempted unless you know what you are doing. You should do your AM Cardio before your first meal and your PM Cardio after your last meal and before bed. Keep the cardio intense like your lifting. You can usually burn 300 calories in less than 20 minutes if you push yourself.

Keeping Track

Keeping track of your weight and body fat percentage is important to be sure that you aren’t using any muscle as fuel through your dieting stage. After all, you have worked so hard to build the muscle, why burn it off now?

It is important to keep your body hydrated. For this reason, you should now begin drinking 2 gallons of water a day and continue to do so until right up to the last couple days before the show. For most people, this means to take a large water bottle with you to work, school, the gym, the store, your friend’s house, and anywhere else you go. Also make sure that a restroom is closely accessible (for obvious reasons.)

You should continue to work out just an intensely as you have in the past. Even though you have dropped your calorie intake somewhat, you should still be able to put on some more muscle even while you am losing body fat.

Tanning

It is also a good idea to tan in the sun. It is a must to have a good base tan to go into a bodybuilding competition. You should tan wearing your posing suit or something even more revealing. It is also important to lay for the same amount of time on each side of your body. Tanning Accelerators are handy and should be used if possible. Though it is good to use accelerators on certain parts of your body, some areas such as your nose and cheeks need sun screen so they don’t get burned. It is important to not let yourself get sunburnt. Sunburns, as we all know, if serious enough can lead to peeling. Peeling is what we definitely do not want and is a real pain when preparing for a bodybuilding competition.

Shaving

You should begin shaving your body. Now as you begin to lose body fat, shaving is important so that you can see each muscle, vein, and fiber to make sure you am preparing correctly. It also helps in tanning evenly. It is important to keep your face cleanly shaven (unless you plan to compete with some facial hair) so that you will not have tan lines when you shave it off.

You should begin to work on your poses this week. You should be watching posing videos if you don’t know how and get help from your trainer. It is important to learn how to do everything right! As you as you come in front of the curtain on the side of the stage, the judges are watching your every move. It is imperative to learn how to walk, do quarter turns, and hit each pose perfectly. All of this, combined with learning a posing routine is a lot of work but is well worth it in a show!!!

Remember, all of these preparations are necessary to put the Road to Victory at your fingertips!!!