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    preparing for an amateur natty comp HELP!

    Hey whats up guys?

    So I'm down from almost 300lbs (im in my mid-to-late 20s and 6'1) and almost 40%BF to about 240 and around 26%BF.

    I decided the other day, with my trainer, that I will compete. My wish is to do it circa March,April 2021.

    My trainer first mentioned he would like me to get down to 7% for the comp, being 10% my final goal. I agreed, believing 10% is the sustainable number but 7% could be my in-season number. He mentioned today, though, that he wants me to try my best and if I get down to 4% so be it. That scares me a bit... will I look too weird or sexy? I know some fitness models (looks are important to me) are around 6% so I'm fine with trying to get down to that number, but am I overworrying?

    Can I compete with 6% BF? Will 4% look weird on me? What do you think?

    I hope I'm competition material! I don't want to be a pussy
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    Originally Posted by marioenouel View Post
    Hey whats up guys?

    So I'm down from almost 300lbs (im in my mid-to-late 20s and 6'1) and almost 40%BF to about 240 and around 26%BF.

    I decided the other day, with my trainer, that I will compete. My wish is to do it circa March,April 2021.

    My trainer first mentioned he would like me to get down to 7% for the comp, being 10% my final goal. I agreed, believing 10% is the sustainable number but 7% could be my in-season number. He mentioned today, though, that he wants me to try my best and if I get down to 4% so be it. That scares me a bit... will I look too weird or sexy? I know some fitness models (looks are important to me) are around 6% so I'm fine with trying to get down to that number, but am I overworrying?

    Can I compete with 6% BF? Will 4% look weird on me? What do you think?

    I hope I'm competition material! I don't want to be a pussy
    You're working with a trainer who thinks that 4% natty is a good target?

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    Originally Posted by marioenouel View Post
    Hey whats up guys?

    So I'm down from almost 300lbs (im in my mid-to-late 20s and 6'1) and almost 40%BF to about 240 and around 26%BF.

    I decided the other day, with my trainer, that I will compete. My wish is to do it circa March,April 2021.

    My trainer first mentioned he would like me to get down to 7% for the comp, being 10% my final goal. I agreed, believing 10% is the sustainable number but 7% could be my in-season number. He mentioned today, though, that he wants me to try my best and if I get down to 4% so be it. That scares me a bit... will I look too weird or sexy? I know some fitness models (looks are important to me) are around 6% so I'm fine with trying to get down to that number, but am I overworrying?

    Can I compete with 6% BF? Will 4% look weird on me? What do you think?

    I hope I'm competition material! I don't want to be a pussy
    You want to get down to 4 percent bf from 26 by march next year? Where has your trainer got you training... Auschwitz?
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    [QUOTE=NearlyBigAngus;1612261831]You're working with a trainer who thinks that 4% natty is a good target?[QUOTE=NearlyBigAngus;1612261831]

    What's the deal with that? He thought 7% was a good target, but that if I get to 4% even better.
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    Originally Posted by safcpaul View Post
    You want to get down to 4 percent bf from 26 by march next year? Where has your trainer got you training... Auschwitz?
    hahaha Well I'm hoping for at least 9.9% by April 30. I won't compete being 10.10%bf but will do so at 9.9%bf. 5 pounds a month from today will get me there. Am I being unrealistic?

    he mentioned low carbing for 3 months before the competition and careful calorie watching (which I'm already doing, but I'm doing 2000cal, 200g protein right now).
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    Bro you're dropping down from obesity (40%) - have you ever been lean before? Getting down to single digits is hard, maintaining it is even harder. I bet once you get down to 10% you'll be ecstatic with how you look from where you started...don't get ahead of yourself.
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    Originally Posted by NearlyBigAngus View Post
    You're working with a trainer who thinks that 4% natty is a good target?

    He thought 7% was a good target, but that if I get to 4% even better that I shouldn't limit myself to 7% if its "in my cards".
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    Originally Posted by sunsean View Post
    Bro you're dropping down from obesity (40%) - have you ever been lean before? Getting down to single digits is hard, maintaining it is even harder. I bet once you get down to 10% you'll be ecstatic with how you look from where you started...don't get ahead of yourself.
    yeah I've been lean before man. haha yeah can't wait to be 10% and 19% before that!
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