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Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009

Hi Everyone
 
As part of my work with Team MuscleTalk James asked me to keep a journal of my competition prep towards the IFBB World Championships this coming October. I thought now would be a good time to start it as I've been dieting now for about 10 days.
 
The World Championships are held in Italy and I will be competing in the tall Bodyfitness (figure) category.
 
Currently I am 10.4 stone, and I when I won the British finals last year I was 9.6 stone on stage.
 
In terms of my journal.. well I've not really kept one before so I don't really know what course the journal will take.. I will do my best to detail some of my work outs, diet etc.. no doubt I will use it to talk about some of my thoughts etc in the lead up to show day. As of now I am very nervous! But I will certainly try my best to represent the UK !
 
So.. at the moment I am training 6 days per week, and I do cardio every day. Most of my cardio is done before breakfast - I got into this routine and it's worked well for me. During my off season I haven't done much cardio to be honest.. I control the way I look in the off season by my diet. I guess I eat a bodybuilding type diet all year round - ive become used to doing this over the years.
 
OK - so I will try and attach a couple of pictures so you can see where i'm at now it's 12 weeks out.
Before you say it - i've put a couple of facebook and everyone has commented how lean I am at 12 weeks out. But so far it's all going to plan..
 
Anyway, I hope this journal will prove useful to people.. or interesting in some way lol
 
Lou x
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 13:43:07 (permalink)
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    This is me a few weeks ago..

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 13:48:58 (permalink)
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    Oh and here are a couple of pictures of me from the British Finals when I won last year.
     
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 13:50:13 (permalink)
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    Great stuff Lou.  This will be a great Journal to follow

    You'll have MT's backing for the IFBB Worlds!
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:06:52 (permalink)
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    Thanks James! Will try my best out there.

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:11:34 (permalink)
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    Awesome physique Lou. Wishing you all the best.
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:19:10 (permalink)
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    God you pulled that condition in fast, best of luck your looking great for 12 weeks out!

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:23:19 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys...

    Uuh yes I know what you mean Scott.. I am dropping fat like there's no tomorrow. I'm doing around 30-40 mins of cardio a day right now, and I certainly won't be changing that for a good while yet.

    But to be honest I didn't gain much fat in the off season.. x

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    ..Lucky git! Anyway will keep an eye on this over the coming weeks.

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:30:39 (permalink)
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    Oooo a journal....we really must stop meeting like this hahaha!

    Really looking forward to this read Lou! And then hopefully you can go kick eastern european ass ;0)
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 14:38:46 (permalink)
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    Hehe you are everywhere Tan!


    I will try and take some hamstring pictures at some point - because they have improved 100% since the British. I have trained them in the off season like a mad woman lol!

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 19:57:23 (permalink)
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    So what does a typical training week look like for you?

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 20:11:17 (permalink)
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    all the best for the show!

    i'm sure i saw you at the south coast UKBFF in 2008 where you took the figure class?
    could be wrong?

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 20:23:14 (permalink)
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    hi lou!  great to have another top level competitor keeping a journal. 

    condition has come it really fast, and your looking fab.  i remember seeing the photos of you from last years finals, huge respect! 

    how tall are you if you dont mind me asking?  are you hoping to come in heavier for the worlds?
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 20:58:02 (permalink)
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    Is Kim prepping you again this year or James?
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 21:03:43 (permalink)
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    Hi Lou
     
    You look like you are making great progress.  What leg exercises would you recommend for females who generally struggle with legs?
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 21:18:15 (permalink)
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    ElfinTan

    So what does a typical training week look like for you?


    Well at the moment my training split looks something like this:
    1. Glutes/Hams
    2. Back
    3. Shoulders (Only once a fortnight)
    4. Quads & Calfs
    5. Chest
    6. Bi's and Tri's
     
    I actually enjoy training every day - so I try and train every day.... I generally only have Sundays off :-)
    My split changes frequently though. x

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 21:20:20 (permalink)
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    dazc

    hi lou!  great to have another top level competitor keeping a journal. 

    condition has come it really fast, and your looking fab.  i remember seeing the photos of you from last years finals, huge respect! 

    how tall are you if you dont mind me asking?  are you hoping to come in heavier for the worlds?


    Hiya - thanks Dazc!
     
    I'm about 170cm X So I think thats about 5'7? x
     
    I am hoping to be around the same weight as at the British!
    X

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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 21:23:39 (permalink)
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    Hi Lou, looks like you have cracked the condition all year round, you look great!! I,m sure you will do well and all team muscletalk are right behind you!!
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    Re:Louise's Journal towards the IFBB World Championships - Italy 2009 2009/07/29 21:25:47 (permalink)
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    Is Kim prepping you again this year or James?

     
     
    Hi Flick,
     
    I've done my own diet and training. Actually my partner originally wrote my exact diet requirements out - e.g calories required, fats, carbs. proteins etc.. But I have gone and changed it all lol.
     
    I went to see Kim a few months ago and she had a check over how i'm looking. Luckily she was quite pleased lol! Always nervous when I go to see Kim!
     
    I will most likely go and see Kim around 6-7 weeks out to check how i'm looking. My partner keeps track of how i'm looking on a day to day basis to ensure i'm not loosing weight too quickly.
     
    L x


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