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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/14 15:29:42 (permalink)
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I missed the routine vid yesterday, looking magnificent, mate. Solid routine, well put together. Didn't realise how brief the free routines are.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/14 20:49:39 (permalink)
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JayBoy
Amazing mate. Big congrats to you!

 
Thanks Jay.

dirtyvest
Doesn't look particularly close in that line up, mate. condition is spot on, legs are leagues ahead of anyone else in your class.
 
And the fact that your pants say 'superdry' on them when that is exactly what you are wasn't missed on me

 
Ha - yeah, bit silly wearing those really.

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It's not even close mate, you have the most complete physique by a mile.

 
Cheers. Let's see what happens when the line-up is sh1t hot.

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My surname is Homer though, so I’m only half pretending. I should probably lose the j4y bit tbf though, the one friend who used to call me homer jay I haven’t seen in years lol. 

Photos look good mate, as others have said the competition wasn’t even close. Bet you can’t wait for next weeks comp!

 
To be honest, with the openness of some of this journal, I wasn't overly comfortable with providing my real identity. But that horse has bolted now.
 
Am I looking forward to the next comp? I think it is one competition too many for me. I'm feeling the strain [as usual] and this isn't an Over 40 line-up, this is will be a line-up where everyone is bang on in terms of condition and will be much younger. I'm not confident for it and think I will struggle to place in the top three. So third or above will be akin to a victory.
I will be doing the Over 40 at the British Finals on June 9, then into an off-season. I need the break. So do my family.
 
At least Sunday we can celebrate my birthday, which was May 6!!

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Wasn't even close mate. Smashed it!
 
On to the next now.


 
Yep, this one will be completely different.

RAD#1
Good posing routine some parts reminded me of Frank Zane .....no expert but everything just flowed together.
 
Doing great mate


 
Cheers. I've practiced and refined for about six months. Adding something different this Saturday.

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Legs are phenomenal mate. 

And I’ll point out again you look like the only one who is smiling and actually enjoying himself!


I do enjoy it. It is the only thing I have no nerves for. Weird really.



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I missed the routine vid yesterday, looking magnificent, mate. Solid routine, well put together. Didn't realise how brief the free routines are.



Yeah, they're capped at 60 seconds, which this track from Spurs is, which is helpful. Adding a bit of showmanship to it for this Saturday as there is a best presentation trophy up for grabs.
 
I'll get round to everyone's journals when I don't feel like going to bed and crying myself to sleep. Prep can do that to you. Especially back to back preps...

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/15 18:26:10 (permalink)
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Seated flat chest press
50kg x 15 w
100kg x 4 w
150kg x 4
120kg x 10, 20-sec rest pause x 2
 
Shoulder press
50kg x 7 w
100kg x 6
80kg x 9, 20-sec rest pause x 2 partial reps
 
Leverage row
50kg x 6 w
150kg x 8
130kg x 12 plus partial reps
 
Pulldowns
69kg x 8
84kg x 5 plus PRs
69kg x 9 plus PRs
 
CGBP
60kg x 6 w
60kg x 11
 
Tricep pushdown
29kg x 15
39kg x 17
 
SLR [triple drop]
10kg x 20
7.5kg x F
5kg x F
 
14/05/19 - Four days out from IBFA West Midlands Athletic Tall
 
DEPLETION: PULL
 
Leverage row
27kg x 20
41kg x 18
41kg x 17
 
Pulldowns [underhand]
32kg x 20
32kg x 20
 
V-Bar pulldowns
25kg x 25
25kg x 25
 
Hyper shrugs
20kg x 22
20kg x 22
 
Pulldowns [wide]
32kg x 25
32kg x 25
 
Rear delts
10kg x 22
10kg x 22
 
Barbell curls [EZ-Bar]
20kg x 25
20kg x 20
 
Reverse crunches
25/20
 
Time: 50min.
 
15/05/19 - 3 days out from IBFA West Midlands Athletic Tall
 
DEPLETION - PUSH
 
Seated incline press
40kg x 20
50kg x 15
40kg x 18
 
Incline bench [Smith]
40kg x 16
37kg x 16
 
Seated DB press
16kg x 18
14kg x 20
 
Dips [BW]
20/18
 
Pec-Dec
32kg x 28
32kg x 20
 
SLR
8kg x 28
8kg x 20
 
Tricep pushdowns
45kg x 30
45kg x 17
 
Crunches
40/30
 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/15 18:32:14 (permalink)
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Is there a different level of judging criteria or posing required (outside of the posing trophy) to adapt to for athletic tall or is it still very much a classic BBing display they are looking for?

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/15 19:47:24 (permalink)
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Is there a different level of judging criteria or posing required (outside of the posing trophy) to adapt to for athletic tall or is it still very much a classic BBing display they are looking for?


The compulsory poses will be the same but the classic aesthetics will be taken into account more. There can be variations to the posing to make them more classic but not necessary.
 
It will still come down to shape, symmetry, balance with good condition and fullness.
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/15 20:57:47 (permalink)
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Solid work eug. How was it at tuffys? Did he train with you and did you learn anything new with the actual lifting?

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/15 21:40:32 (permalink)
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I bet training in Tuff’s gym was a real treat, that place looks amazing. I hope he put some trance on for you!

What is the approach then with back to back comps? Is it basically a repeat of drying yourself out all week, with a carb up to fill out 1-2 days before again? Is that an ok thing to do one week after the next? Wouldn’t it get harder to do each time?

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/17 00:50:58 (permalink)
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Good luck for this comp mate ......I am feeling another win tbh or at the very least 2nd 
 
If you place any lower than that obviously the judges have been bribed 

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/17 12:05:33 (permalink)
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Good luck for the weekend.  Have a blast again.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/20 18:24:18 (permalink)
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Solid work eug. How was it at tuffys? Did he train with you and did you learn anything new with the actual lifting?



Yes, we trained together. It's a very neat gym. Very professional. Rugged in the right way. Few techniques I picked up, particularly with SLRs. The post-workout posedown was fun too! Had a few people I'd obviously never met come and congratulate me too, which is surreal, in a nice way.
 
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I bet training in Tuff’s gym was a real treat, that place looks amazing. I hope he put some trance on for you!

What is the approach then with back to back comps? Is it basically a repeat of drying yourself out all week, with a carb up to fill out 1-2 days before again? Is that an ok thing to do one week after the next? Wouldn’t it get harder to do each time?



Yes, it's an impressive gym mate. Stone's throw from Blackpool promenade too so, if you're ever up there with the family, you must drop by.
 
It was pretty much the way you described with the back-to-back comps. But it was still extremely hard in the depletion phase and I just felt like crying. It's pretty grim.
 
RAD#1
Good luck for this comp mate ......I am feeling another win tbh or at the very least 2nd 
 
If you place any lower than that obviously the judges have been bribed 




Well mate, I placed 3rd. I clearly do not have what the judges look for in a Classic Physique. Either that, or my condition went awry on stage, but I don't think it did. I'm not going to bleat about the two who finished above me. I'll just post the official pics when I get them.
 
Anyway, I'm definitely a Masters bodybuilder and will be doing the Over 40 at the British Finals. I am confident of placing in the top six and with it hopefully gaining an invite to the IBFA World Championships in Rome.
 
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Good luck for the weekend.  Have a blast again.



Thanks. I do enjoy it. It is very much a buzz and I feel so comfortable on stage. Shat myself upon check-in tho. I had myself as 176cm, which means I could weigh 82kg - I was 80kg first thing that morning, so I was laughing. That was until they measured me at the IBFA and said: 174cm. Sh1t, I'm going to be too heavy. Weighed myself. Too heavy. I insisted on them measuring again. 174cm. So I had to strip off. Luckily I made weight! So I'm not even 5ft 9! I'm 5ft 8.5!!
 
First workout back from competition today. And some pics taken backstage moments after I finished 3rd. Finally celebrated my birthday yesterday two weeks late. Went out for a nice meal with the family. 
 
20/05/19 - 3 WEEKS OUT FROM MASTERS MR BRITAIN

 
Push:
 
Incline bench [Smith]
Bar x 15 w
40kg x 4 w
50kg x 3 w
60kg x 2 w
90kg x 6
70kg x 10
 
Flat leverage press
100kg x 5 plus partial reps [PRs]
79kg x 9 plus PRs
 
Smith shoulder press
50kg x 8
40kg x 12 plus PRs
 
Dips
30kg x 9
30kg x 7
 
Incline cable flye
23kg x 16 plus PRs
18kg x 12 plus PRs
 
SLR [triple drop]
10kg x 24
8kg x failure
6kg x failure
 
Cable flyes [muscle round]
9kg x 4/4/4/4/4/HRs to failure
 
Rope pushdowns
41kg x 15 plus PRs
32kg x 13 plus PRs
27kg x 7 plus PRs
 
Crunches
50/45/30/30
 
Time: 1hr 15min.
 
Not got official stage pics yet, but here are some taken backstage moments after competing:
 

 

 

 
And one of me in my humble kitchen when I got home, with my trophy haul from the last seven weeks:
 

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/20 18:45:32 (permalink)
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You placed 3rd in a class you'd never competed in, in your 3rd comp within, what, 6 weeks after just over a couple of years of graft.... you can't say you didn't have what they look for in that class. Not winning does not mean not having what they want, at least not as a blanket statement, you have enough to place just maybe not seasoned enough or not quite the perfect blend of x, y and z which considering it was a class you were largely untrained/prepared for that isn't a shocker.
 
Glutes still striated I see (not that I was checking them that closely )

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/20 19:58:47 (permalink)
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Absolutely fantastic work last few weeks mate, earned all the credit coming your way.

Whats plan now with training? Any dates for next comp?

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/20 22:48:00 (permalink)
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3rd is a AWESOME achievement , you were hoping to finish in the top 3 and you've done it.This will open all sorts of doors now mate British finals then World championships,Jesus this is unreal well happy for you.
 
I need to work on my predictions ,but I still reckon bribery was involved as I am never wrong LOL

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/21 03:19:00 (permalink)
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Looking great dude...congrats on your result!
 
Holy crap...i read this a few weeks ago when you did your first comp. Now youre doing 3 Get in!
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/21 09:20:28 (permalink)
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You placed 3rd in a class you'd never competed in, in your 3rd comp within, what, 6 weeks after just over a couple of years of graft.... you can't say you didn't have what they look for in that class. Not winning does not mean not having what they want, at least not as a blanket statement, you have enough to place just maybe not seasoned enough or not quite the perfect blend of x, y and z which considering it was a class you were largely untrained/prepared for that isn't a shocker.
 
Glutes still striated I see (not that I was checking them that closely )



This. If you didn't have what they wanted you wouldn't have even placed you in the top 3 mate. 

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/21 19:14:37 (permalink)
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Top 3 was a good result in a competition with guys who have placed at the finals before.
 
After allowing for a few meals off plan this week we will be hitting prep again with a view to improving condition further. I feel the best look we have brought so far this year was at Liverpool IBFA, so we will be aiming to come in tighter than that but also as big and full. 
 
With 3 weeks between this latest show and the finals, we have time to bring the best look yet before moving into off season.
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/21 20:12:59 (permalink)
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You placed 3rd in a class you'd never competed in, in your 3rd comp within, what, 6 weeks after just over a couple of years of graft.... you can't say you didn't have what they look for in that class. Not winning does not mean not having what they want, at least not as a blanket statement, you have enough to place just maybe not seasoned enough or not quite the perfect blend of x, y and z which considering it was a class you were largely untrained/prepared for that isn't a shocker.
Glutes still striated I see (not that I was checking them that closely )



Yes fair point. I have been told by a few people that I probably have too much muscle mass for Classic. That's odd to hear given I never think I have much muscle, but I understand where they are coming from. I need to check the official stage pics to see if anything happened to condition while on stage. I certainly looked on point in the backstage pics and beforehand.
 
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Absolutely fantastic work last few weeks mate, earned all the credit coming your way.
Whats plan now with training? Any dates for next comp?



Thanks Jay. Back on full balls-to-wall training this week. Next competition is the Masters Over 40 Mr Britain in Newcastle on June 9. Top six finish is the target there.
 
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3rd is a AWESOME achievement , you were hoping to finish in the top 3 and you've done it.This will open all sorts of doors now mate British finals then World championships,Jesus this is unreal well happy for you.
I need to work on my predictions ,but I still reckon bribery was involved as I am never wrong LOL



Well, I need to qualify for the Worlds first but, yes, that would be awesome. It would cut short my planned off-season but let's see what happens at the British Finals first. I think I can do well.
 
Tox
Looking great dude...congrats on your result!
 
Holy crap...i read this a few weeks ago when you did your first comp. Now youre doing 3 Get in!




Cheers mate. And it will have been four competitions by this time next month!
 
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You placed 3rd in a class you'd never competed in, in your 3rd comp within, what, 6 weeks after just over a couple of years of graft.... you can't say you didn't have what they look for in that class. Not winning does not mean not having what they want, at least not as a blanket statement, you have enough to place just maybe not seasoned enough or not quite the perfect blend of x, y and z which considering it was a class you were largely untrained/prepared for that isn't a shocker.
 
Glutes still striated I see (not that I was checking them that closely )



This. If you didn't have what they wanted you wouldn't have even placed you in the top 3 mate. 




Yeah fair enough. It is a nice trophy too!
 
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Top 3 was a good result in a competition with guys who have placed at the finals before.
 
After allowing for a few meals off plan this week we will be hitting prep again with a view to improving condition further. I feel the best look we have brought so far this year was at Liverpool IBFA, so we will be aiming to come in tighter than that but also as big and full. 
 
With 3 weeks between this latest show and the finals, we have time to bring the best look yet before moving into off season.




Cheers. It was difficult to judge at Liverpool because the pics I saw were in shyte light, so I will trust your judgment. Backstage pics from West Midlands certainly looked sharp but I wonder if on-stage I looked too big. Who knows.
 
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PULL
 
BB Row
60kg x 12 w
100kg x 4 w
120kg x 3 w
140kg x 8
110kg x 15
 
Close-grip pulldowns [underhand]
79kg x 8
66kg x 8 plus partial reps [PR] to failure
 
V-Bar pulldowns
66kg x 7
52kg x 9 plus PR to F
 
Cable row [rest pause]
45kg x 15/F/F
 
Leverage row [overhand]
79kg x 8
66kg x 9
 
BB shrug
120kg x 9
100kg x 12
 
Reverse pec-flye
39kg x 25
39kg x 15
32kg x 18
 
Machine curl
33kg x 21
23kg x 12 plus PR to F
18kg x 12 plus PR to F
 
Leg raises
25/25/20/20
 
Time: 1hr 10min.
 

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/23 18:20:03 (permalink)
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23/05/19 - LOWER

 
Leg press
100kg x 15 w
200kg x 4 w
250kg x 3 w
300kg x 2 
400kg x 12
400kg x 12
 
Hack squat
120kg x 10
120kg x 8
 
Split squat
40kg x 12
 
Adductor [rest pause]
66kg x 12 plus PRs to F/F/F
 
Leg extension [muscle round]
79kg x 4/4/4/4/4/4
 
BB SLDL
120kg x 10
120kg x 8
 
Lying leg curl [muscle round]
45kg x 4/4/4/4/4/1 plus PR to F
 
Calf press
134kg x 23
134kg x 18
134kg x 15
 
Time: 1hr 20min.
 
Some official pics of first call-out which dropped today. Guy to my right was the winner, guy far left as you look at pics was second.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/23 18:35:41 (permalink)
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Without being a judge or knowing the criteria I'd still say there's not a lot in it. The guys in 1 and 2 do also have very good condition and arguably a slightly more seasoned, balanced physique by comparison - it's almost like your quads are bit too dominant (imagining what those judges were looking at and judging on the day). Nothing that isn't within your reach of sorting out, in fact, balancing out the quad dominance is probably on the agenda anyway I would say. I can certainly see it being a class that you could work to suit your physique

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2019/05/23 20:49:11 (permalink)
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Great photos.

There’s not much in it at all mate. Fair to say the one who came first though may have had a slightly more balanced look, like DV says your quads are bigger than the others and that may have gone against you. Your shoulders are also incredible, much bigger than the other competitors which I think looks far better, but maybe the judges thought they were too big as well.

Listen to me rambling on, I know nothing about BBing yet I’m giving you my critique lol.
There’s no doubt about it though, that is a very close top 3 and you fully deserve to be up there. Top work Eugene.
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