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    My philosophy for competition is based on sound nutritin principles; the stuff that I learned in College and the understanding that no two people are alike. I have had people win shows on very high carbs and others have used very low carbs. Nothing going into a competition stratgey is written in stone. This analogy summarises my philosophy; if I were to plan a boat trip from Maine to New York City, I would plan on driving my boat at 20 knots in a straight line for about 14 hours. Thats the best plan. The real world; the weather is unpredictable, the tides can be ferocious, the winds may be blowing excessively hard which, in total means it may take me as much as 24 hours. The point; in a dieting phase, you have to be prepared to make constant adjustments based on the unknows. Just as there are unknows with the weather, there are unknowns with your body...it can be UNpredictable. Will your body's metabolism slow down? Will your msucles suddenly take on a flat appearance. The list is long, so you cant use a cookie-cutter approach to dieting and I dont. I have a plkan, but I realise I have to be flexible. Thats the approach I take.

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    Honestly; when I lefty Jay about 10 hours before prejudging, he was mostly silly looking. Exceptional condition, great size. So I really do not know why he lost his condition as the day went on. Do I think its harder to get into a peeled like condition. From my perspective. No it is not.

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    welcome aboard Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris Aceto View Post
    My philosophy for competition is based on sound nutritin principles; the stuff that I learned in College and the understanding that no two people are alike. I have had people win shows on very high carbs and others have used very low carbs. Nothing going into a competition stratgey is written in stone. This analogy summarises my philosophy; if I were to plan a boat trip from Maine to New York City, I would plan on driving my boat at 20 knots in a straight line for about 14 hours. Thats the best plan. The real world; the weather is unpredictable, the tides can be ferocious, the winds may be blowing excessively hard which, in total means it may take me as much as 24 hours. The point; in a dieting phase, you have to be prepared to make constant adjustments based on the unknows. Just as there are unknows with the weather, there are unknowns with your body...it can be UNpredictable. Will your body's metabolism slow down? Will your msucles suddenly take on a flat appearance. The list is long, so you cant use a cookie-cutter approach to dieting and I dont. I have a plkan, but I realise I have to be flexible. Thats the approach I take.
    This should be etched in stone. Perfect example of what to say to clients that dont trust the program you put them on.

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    The saying I really am most confident in, and the place I feel most comportable in is when or where I respond to a competitor's question this way "I dont know" Some people I work with undertand that is actually a good sign while others almost faint. If you think you know (all the time) then you are full of BS, which, in many cases would qualify you to be a contest prep guru

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris Aceto View Post
    The saying I really am most confident in, and the place I feel most comportable in is when or where I respond to a competitor's question this way "I dont know" Some people I work with undertand that is actually a good sign while others almost faint. If you think you know (all the time) then you are full of BS, which, in many cases would qualify you to be a contest prep guru
    Lol, this makes so much sense. And then the people that dont understand this are exactly the people you are talking about.

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    Welcome Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris Aceto View Post
    Best time for cardio is before meal 1. It all boils down to blood sugar levels. When they are low from obviosly not eating during the nite, the body more readily taps body fat as fuel. I dont like cardio too much after training because tagging the session onto your weight training kills anabolic hormones...the ones you need to repair your body from training. Intensity; I have always preferred higher intensity unless the bodybuilder is already really lean, then he risks "running his body into the ground". At that point, I will have him switch to lower intensity cardio.

    Welcome Chris!
    My work-situation has me training in the morning and I do my cardio right after, a long walk with my dogs. Right before I hit the weights I down about 15 grams of EAA. Would that inhibit fat-burning? I´m on keto right now so no carbs.
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    Chris you asked about taking the essential amino acids before training...would it negatively affect fat burning; no it would not. However, if I were you, I would take a whey based protein shake (my plug; yes I have one) and some additional BCAA after the training if you are going to do some cardio right after training. You can also take a fat bruner after the weights to skew the metabolism so it relies more on fatty aicds and less on amino acids. Thats the dilemma with getting lean; you have to coax the body to burn fat or fatty acids from body fat instead of it relying on amino acids/protein/msucle tissue.

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    Chris,
    It's great to have you on board. Terrific posts so far!
    My question: when you say you prefer higher intensity cardio, can you give an example of what you would have a client do? What heart rate do you feel is optimal? Which cardio machines?
    Thanks!

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    Dave its all heart rate. I really do not give much credence to the type of machine, stairs, bike etc. The (most) bottom line is the heart rate. I love intervals. Two minutes all out like a madman followed by 2-3 easy minutes.

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    Chris, what are your predictions for the Mr. O this year?

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    Welcome Chris! Great to have you here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris Aceto View Post
    Thanks for the intro John.
    Yes I have worked on and off with Jay since around 1992; from the time he was a teenager. He is a very hard worker as everyone knows. I believe Laura is in Toronto. Another super hard worker, And yes I worked with Victor Martinez for his Night Of Champions and GNC wins. If you recall he was 13th in the Arnold the year previous. His Arnold shape, I thought it was good this year even though he has gotten a lot of criticism. Thats bodybuilding. Its like making a music record. You have your die hard fans and then there are the critics who expect you to make a #1 seller evertime. In bodybuilding you come in at , say 90% of your best and sometimes critics jump all over you. Nobody hits it 100% everytime. No one. Ask Warren Buffett. He told everyone to buy stocks in the summer. And now he's down 50%. Still, he's Warren Buffett, the best of all time and Victor is right there in the mix.

    thank you for the timely response.

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    Hi Chris...
    you helped me for my first show back in 1992
    I was Dawn Young then
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    my first show & striated glutes !!!
    all the best to you
    Dawn...

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