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Paul T @pault040264

Competed in my first bodybuilding competition in July 2013 at the tender age of 49 LOL.
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I lift weights 5 nights / week.
Any tips of advice are always gratefully received.

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Contributorgold Paul T Well that was interesting!!! I performed my squats today with a slightly wider foot placement. It made all the difference to feeling stable and maybe even a little stronger. That session caps off another great week of gym, cardio and nutrition. Currently sitting at 7.3% bf with exactly 12 weeks to go to my first show of the year. I am holding loads of water right now as I have a clotting condition that means I run the risk of blood clots, stroke or heart attack if I get too dehydrated. I plan to reduce fluid intake from about 4 weeks out and get my bloods measured weekly.
All in all I happy with where I am right now, I am loads lighter and leaner than the same point last year.

Happy Easter everyone :)

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sounds ideal Paul, great work :)

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Contributorgold Simone B Hey there Paul, hope you have a great week, you are looking AWESOME!!! :o))

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Contributorgold Paul T Body composition measured this morning. 13 weeks from the first show of the year and I am at 7.3% bodyfat. I am holding a lot of water right now but should be able to shed that nearer the date. All appears to be on target :)

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Contributorgold Paul T Training diary sheets for the last six weeks. I made some changes two or three weeks into this six week period. Moving from a commercial "fitness gym" back to training alone in "The Dungeon". It feels a whole lot different, better for sure
Overall I am happy with the numbers all going the right way, coupled with a body fat reduction things seem to be on target for 15 weeks time. I'm not there yet, not by a long way but........... getting there (

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Contributorgold Paul T Awesome week again. Training and nutrition are right on target. I can (so can others) see fat dropping quite well. Strength is NOT dropping off indicating I am holding muscle. I get body stats measured again in 2 -3 weeks. I had my first practical assessment for my PT course yesterday and passed with flying colors. I was also called "buff as f**k" by a couple of my course colleagues. haha (brought a smile to my face) lol
And to cap it off..... I just had a tremendous leg session. Reach 165kg x 10 on my squats, lifting over 1400kg more during the session than last week AND doing so 9 minutes quicker. Happy days :)

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Contributorgold Paul T Looking at my body composition numbers from this mornings test, I see that I appear to have lost fat and gained muscle(2lb). My first thought was to doubt the readings, but then got to thinking about the last month and reviewing my training logs etc. 3 things stick out 1. I had two weeks layed up with no exercise (due to cellulitis) 2. I have modified my leg training (split quads and hamstrings to seperate days) 3. i am now training "back to basics" in my home gym. Raw iron, no fancy machines. My conclusion is (please comment as appropriate) that when I was layed up, my body took the opportunity to grow. This growth is primarily in my legs (based on the fact that jeans are tighter in the thighs. I can take from this that it is important to plan adequate rest periods in order to grow. This is nothing new or revolutionary except... I can now back it with personal experience. What do you guys / gals think? Is my theory sound?

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Contributorgold Paul T Apologies for the poor quality / blurry pics. This is me @ age 50, 17 weeks from the first competition of the year. Last BF stats were 12.5% bf, I get measured on Wednesday morning, I hope to be around 10% but anything lower than 12.5% and I will be happy.

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Contributorgold Paul T After a brief flirtation with commercial gyms I am going back to my roots, as it were. Too much time being wasted waiting for equipment, re arranging workouts to suit what is available and too many distractions. Right now, I need some stability and to get my routine back in order. I'll continue to use the commercial for cardio and maybe the odd session here and there but from now on it is "The Dungeon" all the way. Back to basics, no fancy machines. Just heavy iron, my ingenuity and my will to succeed. I have around 20 weeks until the first show of the year (for me). I am already in a better condition than this time last year. Time to knuckle down and get my "game" face on. Happy Sunday peeps

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Contributorgold Paul T Nearly the end of another week of training (just my arm session to do). Another awesome week both on the weights and with the cardio. I completed my first two sessions of HIIT on the rower this week. This is a change from my usual steady state cardio on the dreadmill. I will get body composition measured again next week but by the scales I am down 4lb from last time. An 8lb loss would take me to single figure bodyfat (assuming the loss is all fat lol). I am a little behind as I was ill for two weeks and unable to train or indeed move about much. Diet stayed pretty much the same however. July 13th is the date of my first show, I aim to be in condition by middle of June so I can experiment with "final week" prep options.

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Contributorgold Paul T This week saw the start of my prep for this years show's with the NPA. I am aiming to do 3 shows this year though there will be a big gap between #2 and #3 so we shall see.
The picture shows my starting body composition stats as of this morning. A much better start point than last year. (This time last year i weighed 285lb - 130kg) I got down to 100kg by July 29th. In 4 weeks time I am aiming to be in single digits

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Great work Paul ! Good luck with the rest of your training !! ;-)

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Paul, Truly impressed by your ability to overcome such obstacles and succeed in a healthy way of life. Congrats and many blessings your way

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