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    Hi All,
    I'm James and I'm 28 y/o and a United States Marine. I was wondering if I could get some guidance. I'm thinking about doing my first show, and I don't have any experience training for bodybuilding. I have always trained for endurance. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or rules of thumb.

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    Week 4 of my 1st DC Blast
    Weight: est. 168
    Height: 5'8


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    I'm looking to do the Nov 6th, 2010 - NPC North Vally Plastic Surgery Western Regional. I'm pretty far out but I figure I need the time to get bigger and then a good cutting diet.

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    James

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    any pics bro??

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    Pic as of 20100315
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    the most important thing i can see based on that picture for YOU is to build your back/lats and shoulders ALOT. Because you have really wide hipe bones, if you dont make your lats stand out alot and increase your width your going to always look like a box. Even if you get really lean and shredded, your hip bones are going to stand out rediculously. good luck.

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    Thanks brother! Those have been my key areas that I have been focusing on!

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    Starting simple to add muscle... I'll throw it out here what I would do if i were you.

    Protein: 350g
    Carbs: 500g
    fats: 60g

    High volume training - if you don't like high volume training, then drop the carbs to around 350-375... because you will just end up getting fat. If you are getting these calories AND high volume training - you will definitely put some size on.

    Do you supplement? I would suggest at the minimum a BCAA, multi-vitamin, and perhaps some sort of beta-alinine product during training.

    Try to eat as much solid food as possible... if you need to have a shake, have it, but have it PWO and then eat another meal about an hour or 1.5 hour after.

    This is just shooting from the hip, but I think it would be a good starting point.

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    The Big Sexy,
    Thanks brother!

    BCAA's= Extend (SCIVATION)
    PWO=2 scoops and BCAA's
    Multi-vitamins and Minerals

    For the most part, I'm eating every 2.5 hours-3 hours. Usually 10-14 oz of chicken with salad or brown rice.

    Training: I'm a DC (doggcrapp) guy right now, I've seen great results strength wise (I'm in the middle of week 4). My girlfriend is gonna take my progress pics tonight.

    Thanks again,
    JT

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    As promised here are some pics, please critique...
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    Wow! 7 years later...we'll let's see

    I walk around at about 201ish and still love training although my personal and professional aspirations changed and took a year and change off. Thanks RX for keeping this thread. Always good to remember where I started needed the motivation.


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    Hey stranger, welcome back! Big change...you filled out nicely in 7 years. Always great to see an update.
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    Lot's of change in 7 years. Glad to have you back. Don't stay away for so long and yes, we saved your spot.

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