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    Yeah, I know..not a very imaginative title for a thread. I'll change it when I think of something better.

    Well, it's off season time. I finally get to say that since I competed.

    As most of my friends here know, I'm spending my winter in the Australian summer with Sledge. He's going to train me while I'm here. This will be new to me. I've never had anyone train me in the gym. I've always worked out on my own. Sledge is very knowledgeable and a certified trainer. We start on Wednesday and I can't wait!

    I haven't trained at all since my show. I needed the break. Six months of contest dieting was exhausting but now I'm rested and very ready to go.

    I'm not sure if I'll post every workout. I have to get used the metric system. I'll try to post in pounds. I will post pics as well.

    I haven't chosen a show yet for 2010. Sledge and I have to talk about it and plan things more. I'm thinking it will be August/Sept. I competed at 135 but should have been about 10 pounds leaner. Conditioning will be the main goal once I start to cut.

    For now, I'll be working on building more delts and arms. I also want to change the look and quality of my glutes. I'm also going to train abs more. I'll come clean...I never train abs. Ever. Not even during my contest prep. I could come up with lots of excuses but the true reason is I hate training them. Gotta suck it up now and do it anyway.

    So three weeks after my show, I'm weighing in at 151 pounds. I don't want to put on too much more weight. I do have a mental problem with the scale numbers. To relieve that and keep it from inhibiting my progress, I'm still going to weigh-in but not look at the number. Sledge will and he'll monitor my progress and make the necessary changes. He's also calculated and planned my diet. I'm just going to trust him and his plan. I have complete confidence in him. That's something I learned from Suzanne Germano. Trusting her trainer Jeremy relieves the stress on her and allows her to enjoy the process.

    The plan is to follow a MAX-OT training plan. I'll do the 16 minute HIIT cardio required but in addition I will do quite a bit of low intensity cardio because I will be biking to and from the gym and just about anywhere else I want to go. My diet is Dave's off season plan. Basically, it's his protein/fat part of the contest diet but we'll add carbs slowly, starting at 2-3 meals a day and upping that as Sledge sees fit. That should allow for growth without getting too fat.

    I can't wait to get started!
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    I love your honesty. I don't train abs as much as I should... I had my training partner talk me into it on Friday night. When I put my head to it, I do it but otherwise I'll throw in only a few sets of stuff a couple times a week and I know that isn't enough to make progress.

    Anyway, on a non-training/non-diet-related note... What else are you planning to do during your time down under? It isn't winter there right now, is it? I hope you keep us posted on all the other fun stuff too! I've always wanted to go to Australia! Have a safe flight!!
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    Prescribed!!

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    Yeah!!!! Looking forward to reports of lots of 20kg plates goin' places!!!!

    Don't try to convert everything. It can be Googled easily, and sometimes Google returns an impressive lifting video, as it did when I Googled "250 kg lbs"

    Quick chart -

    1kg = 2.2 lbs
    5 kg = 11 lbs
    10 kg = 22 lbs
    15 kg = 33 lbs
    20 kg = 44 lbs
    25 kg = 55 lbs
    40 kg = 88 lbs
    50 kg = 110 lbs
    75 kg = 165 lbs
    80 kg = 176 lbs
    100 kg = 220 lbs
    140 kg = 308 lbs
    150 kg = 330 lbs

    and for those monster leg presses...

    250 kg = 550 lbs!!!!!

    And, don't look at that metric bathroom scale!!

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    Thanks parts. Hey...do you have a name we can use in conversation? Doesn't have to be your real one. I just feel werid calling you "parts."

    Actually, Sledge did make up a laminated chart like you just posted. He's created my training log as well. He's too organized. LOL

    And I DID use the bathroom scale. Looks weird to see "68.8" come up instead of 151something.

    I'll be posting my Australian Adventures in my other thread. Not that we can't talk here. Anyone who knows me knows I love to chat! Not to rub it in (yes it is) it's summer here...sunny and 26C (79F).

    It's Monday so two more days til training starts!
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    I need to hire Sledge........ but only if he trains me personaly and spots me on squats. I'll help with the fencing if he flies me in.

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    You have a crush, don't you?
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    That is so cool that sledge created a chart!!!!

    You can say PRH, and if you get mad, PartsFarts LOL! (It happens when I have whey or eggs....)

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    Im not tellin...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Loco View Post
    Im not tellin...........
    And YOU! Go get your own Australian! I'm not sharing!
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    OMG! My farts were deadly at the end of my contest prep. I couldn't even stand myself! Now I'm back to normal.
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    Why you selfish little tart you........

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    I didn't realize you were there already. You missed all the snow yesterday... I'm sure you didn't mind though! I gotta check the hangout thread more.
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    I'm following along Erin.
    Unless there's a bench press contest I joined and didn't know about it doesn't matter how much I bench.

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    Very cool! THe more the merrier!

    It'll be interesting to me to see what my starting weights will be. I'm sure much lower than I'm used to. During my 6 month contest prep they dropped considerably towards the end and like I said I haven't trained in 3 weeks. Actually, 4 if I count the week prior to the comp. I wasn't worth shit that week.
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    What time is it on Oz?
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    You're central time? Then I'm 12 hours ahead of you...into the future. I time traveled to get here.
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    Nope EST here. Did you drive the Delorean with the flux capacitor????
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    Then I'm 13 hours into your future. Yep, even at 88 mph that damned Delorean took 26 hours to get me here. I gotta have the Dr Brown tune it up.
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    LMFAO!! So how long are you living in Sledgeland??
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    Until we get sick of each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Until we get sick of each other.
    Hmmm, don't see that happening anytime soon.
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    "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and comes up short and short again-because there is no effort without error and shortcomings-who does actually try to do the deed, who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."


    But I'm not gonna fail.
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    Well, my return ticket is booked for March 1st or something but we've decided to go to the Australian Pro show in Melbourne and it's mid March. So we'll have to change it the return flight. We're gonna kinda wing it and see how things go. I would like to compete in August/Sept so....who knows....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Well, my return ticket is booked for March 1st or something but we've decided to go to the Australian Pro show in Melbourne and it's mid March. So we'll have to change it the return flight. We're gonna kinda wing it and see how things go. I would like to compete in August/Sept so....who knows....
    That's cool. The Aussie Pro huh?? Nice! I am still doing the Masters Challenge for the Arnold and probably a show in the fall. I'll be posting progress pics this week. The only person seeing them so far has been Fitbody who is doing my prep.
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    I just saw that about Dawn prepping you. Good job so far! Have you picked a fall show? I want to do Aug/Sept. So far I'm thinking the Delaware, the Maryland or the Continental in IL.

    I just wish the Aussie Pro had chickie bbers. Oh well.
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    She is great! I haven't settled on a fall show yet but I am thinking about something in the Sept time frame. that will be 6 months from the challenge and I just won't let myself get out of hand so I should be able to dial things in.
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    Continental is September. It's a good show, decent size, national qualifier.
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    Erin!!! You look amazing in your comp photos!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenfromcali View Post
    Erin!!! You look amazing in your comp photos!!!!
    Thanks, hun!

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    Thumbs down No more Continental... SUCKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Continental is September. It's a good show, decent size, national qualifier.
    Hey hope the weather is great... just got 6 inches out here in Chicago! Yay!
    I didnt know if you knew this already but there will be no more Continental in September. i just found this out recently... it was an awesome show too, great turn out! Too many haters out there were jealous of how great the turn out was, so they whined and complained. And low and behold the show was axed!

    Nothing wrong with cleaning out of boredom!

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    Not sure for my first actual show how big I want to go. I thought about trying a local show in the tri-state area? Not really sure yet.
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    The Continental isn't huge. I think they get like 80 competitors. On second thought I guess that's pretty many. With crossovers it would be around 100.

    What shows are you thinking about?
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    There is a Tri State in Erie in October. Not sure of the dates. I'll be looking at some of the schedules after first of the year because mnay of them aren't finalized till then.
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    Today's the day! I'm so excited!

    Weighed in at 68.6kg which translates to 151.24 pounds. I'll post up after the gym and hopefully with some pics.

    I'll start my meal plan here and edit as the day goes. I think we're having a cheat meal tonight. It's been a week so I'm ready.

    meal 1 6am 2 whole eggs, 1 c egg whites
    meal 2 9am 1/2 oats, 1 scoop chocky protein powder, 1T mac nut oil
    meal 3 12 .......
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    lol chalky protein powder. Tell him to get some Isolyze, for jeebuses sake.
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    I will be following along

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    LOL...Chocky is Sledge's description of Chocolate. It's good actually. I'm trying to learn to speak Australian. hee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    LOL...Chocky is Sledge's description of Chocolate. It's good actually. I'm trying to learn to speak Australian. hee hee
    Speak American, dammit.

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    Ewwww...Velveeta. What brought that up?

    edit:..nevermind...I see...American. LOL

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    It's American. lol
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    Yield signs over here say "give way." It makes me giggle when I see that.

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