Note to self, never again try to do 3 months show prep in 4 weeks. If I'm honest it's kicking my arse but failure is not a word that is in my vocabulary and I fully intend to be on stage in Birmingham on October 7th. My top half is coming through as you can see and my six pack is a permanent feature but my legs are a week behind so I will diet right up to show time and not bother to carb up, I'm usually the biggest but condition is more important than size as I always tell people. Even doing this it is clear that I am going to go in much heavier than ever before, my target after drying out will be 111 Kilos so it should be interesting to say the least. Finally, Megan Stammers is not an abducted child, 15 is the new 21, so if everyone was to stop treating her like one and stop talking about bringing her home then she would get in touch. Just tell her that if she is happy she will be left alone!
Sunday, 23 September 2012
I’m supposed to only be a week behind him so extreme measures are called for. That will mean carbs down to 50 grams per day and the introduction of night cardio, which is when you go to bed at 9, get up at 2 and pound the pavements for an hour in the blackness of the night when the air doesn’t stink, before going back to bed for another 4 hours sleep, after which a “normal” day begins! In case you missed it and due to popular demand, the documentary is going to be shown again this coming Tuesday, September 25th at 9pm on The Community Channel. Finally, how ridiculous that an MP is going to lose his job because he called a copper a pleb. Are people really that soft these days? The saying about sticks and stones springs readily to mind!
Friday, 21 September 2012
Firstly, my apologies for the web site crashing yesterday and my thanks to Steve for fixing it. Show prep is going well and tomorrow Sean and I will pose together so that we can compare condition. His show is a week before the one that I am hoping to do so the pics will tell a story, if he doesn't make me look too out of shape I might even put one of them on the next blog! The only other person that I've worked with and who will compete again this year will be Delyth who will soon do her first UKBFF British final and will do well I am certain. Finally, Caden was 5 on Tuesday, where did that time go? He has also started "big school" and a few days ago Natalie unexpectedly presented him to me in his first school uniform. Not much makes a big man cry but I'm proud to say that I picked him up and cuddled him as tears rolled down my face, he really is an amazing young man!
Monday, 17 September 2012
*Prep update* Sean is ahead of schedule so he is now going to do the Leamington Spa show at the end of the month. He has a bit of a cortisol problem but we think that we have solved that and I'm expecting him to look ready by the time this Saturday's inspection comes around. My prep is going well, a week away solved my cortisol problem and it won't come back even though someone (guess who) is trying to make that happen. I came back from Egypt weighing 18 st 2lbs and I am already down to 17st 8lbs. The diet is kicking in now but the hunger in my tummy is nothing compared to the hunger that I have to prove that at 53 I can still compete at the top level in a sport where the quality and standard seems to improve at every show.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
My time in Egypt was great, the comments about my physique were all very nice as usual but I was asked so many times "when are you competing again?" It made me realise again, as I have said so many times before, that competition bodybuilding really is like the "Hotel California", you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. My first job now I'm back is to finish prepping Sean for his second show, the UKBFF qualifier in Birmingham on October 7th, I have decided that I will prep myself at the same time and see where we go from there. That means intensive prep, a million car park lunges and no social life from now until then, a prisoner of war so to speak. I know it's crazy and some are already asking me why as I have nothing more to prove. Well as my good friend Tommo (pictured) once told me "we can't stop, we are bodybuilders and this is what we do!"