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    Default Worried about my first Men's Physique competition.

    Hey guys - I am starting to get a little worried about competing with the date growing closer. I plan to compete in the John Kemper Classic on April 19th this year and I have been researching the past years winners in all of the amateur level Men's Physique competitions and most people who are my height (I am 6'0 even) are 200+ pounds... And I am really having a hard time breaking 190 lbs. (I am currently 185 pounds but am trying to keep it clean before the comp)

    So again, my stats are 6'0 - 185 lbs... I feel like I am going to be much smaller than the other competitors on stage but I have worked for years to get to where I am and I don't know what else to do...
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    (These photos are about 3 weeks old... I will take some more photos after I get back from the gym today) I feel like when I have that after-gym pump I am around the size I guess I should be...

    But I wanted to know from previous competitors or people who have been around these competitions... Am I too small? Would I be wasting my time?

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    Hey Chaddy, First off congrats on getting this far. I was literally in the same boat last year. I did the Mets and Kemper as my first 2 shows ever. I am currently prepping for the Kemper now as my 2014 return show.

    Do NOT worry about the size game. The main objective for your first show should be to follow a solid plan and STICK TO IT. Do NOT do anything stupid at the end. Your size will do just fine. You will not be weighed in, only heighted, so no one knows each others weight. I post my progress pics and weight/height on Instagram @njphysique but I am one of the few. Since I'm 5'9" we will be in different height classes. I am currently 193 lbs but I've been working with my coach Glenn Nowland of G-Force since last August to put on the size needed for the 2014 national shows.

    Hit me up on Instagram @njphysique if you have any questions and I better see you backstage on April 19th.

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    the one thing over the years of competing that i have learned is that you can NOT get consumed with last years winners or winners of past years or even who will be at the show. your work is done and you can not control how other people will look or who will even show up! even with that said, you can't go by weight as njphysique stated...your 185 may look like 200 you don't know. this is your first show so use it as your baseline. get feedback from the judges (no matter how you place) and use each year and each show as a stepping stone to be better than the last. watch your physique flourish and crush every goal you set in front of yourself. once i was able to understand that, things came together like I could have never believed! don't let up now you're RIGHT THERE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsin11 View Post
    the one thing over the years of competing that i have learned is that you can NOT get consumed with last years winners or winners of past years or even who will be at the show. your work is done and you can not control how other people will look or who will even show up! even with that said, you can't go by weight as njphysique stated...your 185 may look like 200 you don't know. this is your first show so use it as your baseline. get feedback from the judges (no matter how you place) and use each year and each show as a stepping stone to be better than the last. watch your physique flourish and crush every goal you set in front of yourself. once i was able to understand that, things came together like I could have never believed! don't let up now you're RIGHT THERE!!!!
    Well said!!! The goal should be to take the judges feedback, learn from your offseason/prep and then make improvements to improve for the next show. One tip is to also get in front of the same judges one to show them what you improved on and two in order to get an honest feedback from the same people.

    DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T EVER GIVE UP ESPECIALLY NOW!

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