Getting Ready for the Contest : Baseball Steroids
Getting ready for the big show takes much time
and practice, and it can also be confusing if
one does not know what they`re doing. This is
the mightybody.com guide to getting ready for
a contest. You are going to learn how you should
train, basic pre-contest nutrition, supplements,
and tips to help you blow away your competition.Your
pre-contest training routine will differ from
that of your off-season routine. The first thing
you need to consider is the growth phase which
starts ten weeks prior to your contest. This phase
lasts for five weeks and generally should be split
up so that you hit every muscle group in a five
to seven day period.
The main purpose of this
phase is to retain every single bit of muscle
as one loses body fat. For this reason, the routine
uses heavier weights, lower volumes, and longer
rest between sets. After the first five weeks
are over, you need to start emphasizing cardio
because losing every ounce of fat will be your
main concern. Cardiovascular exercise is performed
twice a day for forty-five minutes at a time.
Once in the morning before breakfast and another
session in the afternoon around 5 pm.
During the last five weeks of preparation, you
still need to weight lift, but your main concern
here is trying to retain your muscle.In order
to find out how many calories that you need in
a day, you must use an exact measurement such
as the Harris Benedict Equation. To do this equation,
convert your weight from pounds to kilograms.
Take your weight in pounds and divide it by 2.2.
Now convert your height from inches to centimeters.
Take your height in inches and multiply it by
2.54. Now you need to calculate your Basal Energy
Expenditure, which is the amount of energy you
need in order to maintain your weight with no
activity level. Therefore, your B.E.E. is also
equal to your total calories needed when you are
trying to lose fat. To figure this equation, use
the following:MALES: 66+ [13.7 x (weight in kg)]
+ [5.0 x (height in cm)] - [6.8 x (age in yrs)]
= BEE (in calories)FEMALES: 655 + [9.6 x (weight
in kg)] + [1.8 x (height in cm)] - [4.7 x (age
in yrs)] = BEE (in calories)For bodybuilders who
opt to not use anabolic steroids for their pre-contest
needs, proper supplementation is mandatory.
The supplement that should be on every bodybuilder`s
pre-contest supplement list is l-glutamiine. I
could write an entire book on the benefits of
glutamine but quite simply, glutamine preserves
muscle mass when you are dieting. Another beneficial
pre-contest supplement is vanadryl sulfate.
supplement takes carbohydrates and produces an
insulin-like function within the body. Its effect
enables more carbs to be stored inside the muscles
and results in a longer lasting muscle pump. Other
beneficial supplements for pre-contest dieting
are Vitamin C, fat burners, whey protein , EFA`s,
meal replacement powders, and multivitamins.Now
that you have learned the "Big 3" of pre-contest
preparation, you need to learn the girly stuff
that makes guys quiver when even thinking about.
First, is tanning.
Most contests allow you to apply bronzers backstage
but it is important that you don`t show up looking
like a ghost. You also need to learn proper grooming
techniques. You need to focus on getting rid of
unwanted body hair so that you don`t freak out
one week before the show, cut everything too quickly,
and end up with a big rash. A big rash or even
acne will cut into your points when being judged
so make sure that you have clear skin on contest
You also need to learn how to pose properly.
This should be obvious but it`s funny how so many
people go into a contest and when asked to do
a front double biceps pose, they look at the judge
like he just asked him something that had to do
with rocket science. The point is that you need
to know what you`re doing before a contest if
you want to be successful in the sport. Until
next time, later.