Why You Should Never “Dirty Bulk”

07 Jul

 

Should I Dirty Bulk

 

Dirty bulk is vaguely defined as building muscle aggressively without any caring about how much fat you’ll gain along the way. Some people do it. And others prefer “lean bulking”, which means gaining muscle mass with minimal fat gain. I’m against dirty bulking. In my opinion, if you’re a bodybuilder, your goals are always to build or maintain as much muscle mass as possible while losing or maintaining as little fat as possible. It’s just that when you’re bulking, building muscle mass takes top priority and when you’re cutting, you focus on losing fat. However, you never totally abandon a goal while focusing on the other. Read more

5 Awesome And Important Tips For First-Time Bodybuilding Competitors!

07 Dec

Participating in a bodybuilding contest gives me a certain high. Being on stage in my best shape and showing everyone the fruits of my labour and 12 weeks of strict dieting couldn’t get any better. But along with it comes a lot of sacrifice and emotions. Those who have dieted for a contest before (or currently dieting for one), you know what I’m talking about. Here are some tips for future bodybuilding competitors to maximize the joy of competing and to minimize the pains that come with it.

Mr Kuala Lumpur 2013 Winner
Winning Mr Kuala Lumpur 2013 is a feeling I will never forget!

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Post-Mr KL 2013 Food Trip!

02 Jun

I guess it’s a habit now. The day right after a contest, I just must ravage the restaurants of the town I’m in for the best foods available. Click here to check out what I had last year after Mr KL 2012. After all, after weeks of dieting and eating chicken breasts, eggs, broccoli, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and almonds continuously, I’m sooooo ready to release the craving monster in me! Plus, this time, it’s also a celebration for my win at Mr KL! 😀 So check out the awesome food my girl, Amanda & I had post-Mr KL!

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Lessons I’ve Learnt From My Contest Prep

19 May

As of now, I’m 8 days out from competing on the Mr Kuala Lumpur 2013 stage. And I don’t want to just post updates of how I’m doing and make things all about myself. I want to share my experience so that others may learn from it too. 🙂 So here are 5 things I’ve learnt from this contest prep so far. I wish there were more, but hey, I’m on low carbs, so you’ll have to forgive me for not being able to think at 100% capacity.

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Latest progress photo. I’m a lil leaner, but as you can see, smaller and more depleted. It’s ok. I can endure. Eight more days! Let’s go!

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5 Weeks Out From Mr Kuala Lumpur 2013

25 Apr

Alright, I know I’ve said I’ll update my progress on Fabodylous every 2 weeks but I failed to do so. Sorry about that. I was focusing on my personal training career, my awesome video-sharing fan page, Passiontab.com (you MUST check it out), covering the entire Mr Singapore 2013 event recently and of course, actually dieting and training for Mr KL itself!

Here I am, 5 weeks out. 78kg. Veins starting to pop out. And yea, I know you love my backdrop.
Here I am, 5 weeks out. 78kg. Veins starting to pop out. And yea, I know you love my backdrop.

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Q&A With Malaysian and Singaporean Bodybuilding and Fitness Champions! Part One

09 Aug

Alright, so I thought, wouldn’t it be boring if readers just read stuff from my perspective? So I collected some questions from you, my dear readers on Fabodylous’ Facebook fan page and forwarded them to some local (Malaysian and Singaporean) bodybuilders and fitness competitors! So here is what they have to say. Enjoy and learn!! 🙂

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Healthy Meal Alternatives!

11 Jul

So, you woke up at 9am, you’ve yet to bathe or eat anything, traffic’s building up and your class/work starts at 9.30am, what do you do? Well, I can’t give you any shortcuts about the bathing part, but here’s what you can do about getting in enough nutrients in the minimum amount of time!

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Maximum Muscle From Hard Training and Balanced Nutrition

06 Jul

When you have been weight training for a while you can often go through a period where you are not making any progress. Progress can mean many things to those involved in weight training but most commonly progress would be perceived as an increase in size and strength. In order to take your bodybuilding regime to the next level you need to make some important changes to your diet and workout plan.

Nutrition

Balanced Nutrition

Size and strength through weight training can be maintained through a healthy balanced diet. However in order to make progress you may require some extra supplements to increase your chances of achieving the physique you have always wanted. Monster Supplements have an excellent list of products in their range of supplements which can assist you in gaining muscle, increasing strength and shredding that unwanted fat. Many of these supplements can be used together so anyone wishing to obtain a muscular and toned body can achieve this by having access to right nutrition.

Workout Plan

Weight Training for Maximum Muscle

Nutrition is a massive part of bodybuilding. However your diet needs run alongside a great workout programme. You should probably change your programme every 4 – 6 weeks and employ different techniques such as Pyramid Training, Drop Sets and High Volume Training such as the training method Charles Poliquin of Canada has promoted.