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natfindlay_

NAŤ FÏNĐLAÝ 🔗 Generationteen_ 👻 Natfindlay 📧 [email protected] 🏋️‍♂️ 18/Natural Bodybuilding
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☝️don't fall into the trap of eating things purely because they have a high protein content. - - 👉high protein doesn't always equal good. so many companies use high protein as a means to sell more product when really what they're selling has minimal/very low quality protein and is calorie dense. calorie dense meaning you might have one small serving that contained 400 calories and are still feeling hungry. with that 400 cals you could have had a meal that better fit your macros and kept you feeling full and energised for longer. - 👉it's all about moderation, just make sure you aren't basing what you eat solely off a companies marketing pitch
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Today calls for a favourite 👇 "there's no talent here, this is hard work. this is an obsession. talent does not exist, we are all equal as human beings. you could be anyone if you put in the time. you will reach the top, and that's that. i am not talented, i am obsessed." @thenotoriousmma
9 229 2 weeks ago

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The best advice i could give, especially if your relatively new to f*t loss is to give yourself plenty of time. - 👉if you drop your calories or a certain macronutrient too quick, you risk losing more muscle tissue in the cutting process. - ☝️stay patient and instead of finishing your f*t loss phase looking skinny and worn out, you will look more well rounded and full as you have retained more muscle.
7 241 2 weeks ago

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Which do you prefer? - transitioning between poses can make all the difference to how you present on stage. the little things really do add up... - #striving #classic #dysonv6cordless
8 265 2 weeks ago

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Writing this, i was trying to find motivational stories about people's lives. after a pretty brief look i found none that reasonated with me. - i then recalled watching the 2017 mr olympia contest and hearing about brandon curry moving away from his family for months on end to pursue his goals. - this isnt a story about an injured man working miracles or anything of the sort. what sticks with me is the fact he was willing to sacrifice so much with no guarantee of success. - brandon went on to win numerous shows that year and attain his best olympia placing. "sometimes life is about risking everything for a vision no one sees but you."
8 276 2 weeks ago

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Don't always believe the biggest guy in the gym - 👉when i first got into training, i would believe the advice of the biggest people in the gym like it was set in stone fact. - 👉truth is, if someone has an outstandingly developed feature, it is highly likely this is due to genetics. - - 👉because the guy with the biggest arms in the gym tells you that he grows his arms off 50 sets of cable curls doesn't mean it will work for you. - 👉what works for someone else might be entirely uneffective for you. you won't know what will allow for your best progress if you stick to the same old methods, in saying that do your research first and don't follow others blindly.
14 272 2 weeks ago

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Bringing up weakpoints ⁉️ - 👉once you have gotten to a good level of conditioning, you may come to realise some areas are not as developed as you had previously thought. - 👉this does not directly indicate you have lost tissue, however it does indicate areas in which you are prone to store fat. i remember thinking my arms were at a decent size pre cut. what a rookie. after cutting, i came to realise a great majority of what i had credited as muscle was in fact fat. 😭 - 👉 whilst it might have lead to a good pump, tackling a monster 3-4 hour arm session meant for loads of volume. now, whilst it is an area i still need to improve on, what i have found to help is spreading out weak point training through the week to allow for more frequency= (training less more often).
5 281 3 weeks ago

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What in your mind is an "offseason"? is it productive time with simply a greater social allowance than comp prep? is it time you "let your guard down" and "relax a little"? 🤔 - 👉improvement season seems to be a more fitting name as there really is no "off". this is the time tissue is laid down and (hopefully) an increase in size is made. - 👉make the most of your "off-season", don't use it as a means to procrastinate as you will have to lose that excess f*t later on. - 👉amongst other things, i'll be working to bring this shot up. #makethemostofit #improvementseason
9 255 3 weeks ago

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Skeletor face/10 💀 on a serious note, as generic as the saying goes... i promise you, this is only the beginning . #aimlarge
17 295 3 weeks ago

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Recently, i made a shift with my instagram content. instead of posting generic quotes and comments i've decided to try and delve deeper into my thoughts, fitness tips and issues as well as general motivational posts. - - 👉this is simply as it's the content i enjoy reading and producing. i would rather be putting out something i have put thought into rather than a 2 second google search. - 👉it will appeal to some people and no doubt bore others. at the end of the day, just do you...the right people will stick around. #beauthentic #ribenapumps
7 260 3 weeks ago

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~6 months difference between shots - you might be sitting there crediting these results to a number of factors. genetics, supplements who knows even lighting. admittedly, posing is a factor in this comparison as i obviously have improved at it with time. - 👉unfortunately for myself and the dreams i have, i'm no genetic freak. i've only ever had your average off the shelf comp prep supps. - - 👉by no means did i have the best starting point. in the top photo did i know months later i would win a state title? no. did i believe in my abilty to work? yes. - - 👉if you're reading this i want you to realise where you start isn't as important as where you want to be. #bethebestyou
10 314 3 weeks ago

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After yesterdays back session i had a few minutes to spare whilst prepping my next meal so i thought i might as well spend it productively. - 👉 the session was more orientated around volume accumilation and activating the working muscle. - it went down as follows bent over rows 3x till failure pullups 4x10-15 (assistance used on last two sets) lat pulldown variations x3 sets each stiff arms 3x15 +dropset - numbers are slowly continuing to rise, life is good.
5 236 3 weeks ago

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It's no coincidence that the two hardest self inflicted things i've put myself through have given me the greatest memories. - 👉i've recently spoken of comp prep.. the second being my year nine schooling. for those of you who don't know me personally, year nine was based off military style schooling. - 👉in terms of life lessons, one thing in particular sticks with me. one hike i decided to throw some rubbish on the ground instead of putting it in the group's rubbish bag. the teacher at the time caught me in the act and as a result he made me carry an additional 20kg of rocks in my pack. - - 👉to this day, whenever i'm having a bad day at work or lacking motivation towards something, i think back to his words and am reminded to not take the easy way out. - 👉in terms of this shoot, i was absolutely rooted after my show. all i wanted to do was sleep and recover, flexing for hours seemed as though it could be missed. - - 👉obviously, i went through with the shoot and now i'm grateful i didn't take the easy way out. it's commonly said but worth reiterating .. nothing worth having comes easy. just because something is hard doesnt mean it's not worthwhile. #portablepaul #don'ttaketheeasywayout
30 249 4 weeks ago

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Admittedly, i wasn't too keen on uploading this as i look like i'm about to head in for a zoolander audition. in the end i decided it's more important to practice what you preach as i often talk about not being controlled by other peoples opinions. #bluesteel #practicewhatyoupreach
21 300 4 weeks ago

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The best feeling of my life 🙌 leading up to show day i made my fair share of mistakes. in saying this, there was no greater feeling then walking out satisfied within myself. thirty weeks of no skipped cardio. no skipped meals. no skipped training. - - 👉what's it like on stage? each athletes experience will be different. for me it was something almost unexplainable. you walk out, theres big spotlights on you. there's no where to hide and a large crowd in front of you. i was packing it, i'm usually quite reserved, i dont like flaunting myself and so i was apprehensive to get up infront of a bunch of random people in what felt like a very tight gstring. - - 👉in an instant, all that subsided. all the anxiousness and worry was filled with contentment. the crowd faded. i lost sight of everything but those who came to support me. although we'd all had our ups and downs leading up to it, all i could hear and see was the support from my family and best mate. in that moment, not only was i proud of myself but i know they felt proud of me. it is that feeling i will be busting my a*s to achieve again. pride isn't given, it's earned. #striving
18 254 4 weeks ago

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Aside from the weird combo of natty and artificial lighting... as well as my fingers looking like i've just been subject to an exorcism, conditoning was just coming together here. when undergoing a f*t loss phase it is inevitable you will have your struggles. - 👉looking back at how i was feeling here almost makes me cringe. depending on how lean you want to be will entail how much you have to work and how far within yourself you have to dig. was it worth it? absolutely. would i reccomend this look for anyone? not at all. there is 0 point in being this lean unless you are going to compete in a bodybuilding competition. - - 👉in saying this, if you're interested in dropping some kgs, losing the love handles or cracking a 6 pack, go for it. with f*t loss, mindset is everything as you will be tested and your mind will play games. in a world full of drug use, photoshop and implants... don't compare yourself to anyone else. strive to be the best version of yourself and you will be winning everyday. #striving
14 249 4 weeks ago

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No longer am i this shredded.. my current training goal is to put on as much muscle tissue as possible in preparation for my next competition. inevitably this means f*t will be gained 😢. obviously this will be kept to a minimum and done through staying on track with diet year round. - as much as i miss this look, i would be failing as a bodybuilder if i was to stay this lean and sacrifice an actual increase in size. if your thinking about attempting a "lean bulk" i would advise you either look at committing fully to a bulk or a cut. it's possible to maintain your current size or lose f*t or build muscle. all of these are done differently via diet manipulation. as an unenhanced athlete you can't have the best of everything and grow muscle, lose f*t and get stronger all at once. - 👉you can however put on muscle whilst keeping f*t gain to a minimal. or contrastingly you can lose f*t and preserve your hard earned muscle in the process. don't believe everything you read, educate yourself before you try and make alterations to your body. this way, you won't create unrealistic goals and give up all together.
6 261 4 weeks ago

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What makes a good back workout?🤷‍♂️ - moving weight and as cliche as the saying has now become, doing the hard stuff. when you enter a gym, it's full of cool looking machines and equipment. - - ❌on top of this, instagram is full of people in need to create content so they preach a reverse 360 bent over lateral raise is the "one exercise you need to grow your back." no disrespect to anyone but i'm trying to spread honest advice. the people who post that stuff could touch a weight and grow from it. - 👉use your machines but don't structure your entire program from them. it's labelled the hard stuff for a reason, your body is put under immense stress when performing lifts such as deadlifts, bent over rows, rack pulls which when combined with correct intensity will potentially lead to adaption in the form of muscular gain. get stronger at the hard stuff and you will grow.
8 264 4 weeks ago

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A couple years ago i would have felt nervous, uncomfortable and would probably have tried to laugh it off if you were to tell me i'd be posting shirtless pictures squinting in the sun publicly ....but at the end of the day, old ways won't open new doors.
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Tb to the night of my last upper session before i got on stage. some pre burger excitement was starting to come out.. 🤑
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