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Title: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: The BEAST on June 23, 2008, 04:40:03 PM
Alright Lori, here you are...your very own contest thead for the North Americans and Nationals.  We are all rooting for you and so excited to see you up on stage again.  Good luck in your upcoming powerlifitng meet...break some records!!!  Once that is out of the way we can get you in shape for the bbing stage   ;D



Now I want pictures :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on June 23, 2008, 05:09:48 PM
Good Luck Rip.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 23, 2008, 05:41:40 PM
Good job Beast, I mean champ  :)

Yep we are all pulling for Rip.  We know she will do good.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 23, 2008, 05:46:09 PM
HAHAHA!  Thanks Beast ;D

OK Lori...time to get started :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 23, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
Alright Lori, POST SOME PICS!!! We all want to see what that new gained powerlifting muscle looks like ripped up!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 24, 2008, 12:44:25 PM
Maybe she chooses not to post pics this far out. I see no need to pressure her.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on June 24, 2008, 01:25:19 PM
Lol @ sioux....

we aren't asking, we are demanding


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 24, 2008, 01:28:40 PM
Lol @ sioux....

we aren't asking, we are demanding

Talk about pressure. Good luck, Lori!  :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 24, 2008, 06:19:19 PM
WHERE ART THOU PICTURES LORI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 24, 2008, 06:25:49 PM

Hahaha ;D

Seriously though rip....if you don't feel like posting pics yet...no worries (even though we'd all like to see them ;D)!  But may we please have some updates on diet/workouts...how you're feeling...how many weeks out..what show(s) you're planning on doing etc?  Thanks :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 24, 2008, 06:34:36 PM
Hahaha I've been totally stalling on the contest prep thread and progress pics, and Jenny knows it!!   ;D

Well thanks guys, I guess it's time to get it on.  Here's where I'm at:

---USPF (powerlifting) Nationals is this weekend!!  I've been training for this for the last 12 weeks!  It'll be my first time competing in squat and deadlift, and I am doing both of them RAW (no equipment).  I'll be using a bench shirt, and I am going to try to set the USPF National record for the 132 weight class, which I think is currently 237 pounds.  First, I have to make weight.  I am about 133 right now...depleting for a couple of days and weighing in early Friday morning.  The meet is Saturday morning.

--- I am 9.5 weeks out from the North Americans (bodybuilding).  I am NOT sure yet that I am doing this show.  I want to do it, and I am prepping for it, but I am only going to do it if I feel ready.  I started prepping at 18 weeks out, so I have been dieting for about 9 weeks, on top of the powerlifting training.  I've lost about 15 pounds.  This has definitely definitely been the toughest prep I've ever done.  And I am only half way through it.   :P

--- Nationals is 12 weeks after the North Americans.  I'm definitely planning on doing Nationals.   :o
If I do the North Americans, I'll have 2-3 weeks to recharge and chill out a bit afterwards, and then 9-10 weeks to get back into it and bring something even better to Nationals.

So I guess it's time for progress pics?  Right now, I'm focused on the PL meet this weekend, but I'll take pics and vids (hopefully), and then I PROMISE I will take 8 weeks out pics next weekend.  Also, once the powerlifting meet is over, I'll move my training log from the thread on the powerlifting board over to this thread, and I'll just keep my training log here.  I have never kept a really detailed journal, but I have found that the training log has been REALLY helpful, so I'd like to keep that up, and I'll be sure to put some other stuff in here and let you know how I am feeling, because I am pretty much all over the place.   ;D

game on... time to rip it up!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 24, 2008, 06:41:51 PM
Thanks rip!

And don't forget a shout out to Geo in your PL vids ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Alex23 on June 24, 2008, 06:42:52 PM
ripitupbaby = goddess like muscle quality. Well played.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 24, 2008, 06:44:42 PM
 :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Bast000 on June 24, 2008, 06:46:54 PM
Maybe she chooses not to post pics this far out. I see no need to pressure her.

Thanks for the great tip!

(http://blogsap.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/nbc_the_more_you_know.jpg)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 24, 2008, 06:54:13 PM
:)



I have to admit, I have loved my off-season ALOT and it was very productive, but I'm really looking forward to looking like that again!   ;D

It's just it takes so damn long!   >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 24, 2008, 06:56:06 PM
Hahaha I've been totally stalling on the contest prep thread and progress pics, and Jenny knows it!!   ;D

Well thanks guys, I guess it's time to get it on.  Here's where I'm at:

---USPF (powerlifting) Nationals is this weekend!!  I've been training for this for the last 12 weeks!  It'll be my first time competing in squat and deadlift, and I am doing both of them RAW (no equipment).  I'll be using a bench shirt, and I am going to try to set the USPF National record for the 132 weight class, which I think is currently 237 pounds.  First, I have to make weight.  I am about 133 right now...depleting for a couple of days and weighing in early Friday morning.  The meet is Saturday morning.

--- I am 9.5 weeks out from the North Americans (bodybuilding).  I am NOT sure yet that I am doing this show.  I want to do it, and I am prepping for it, but I am only going to do it if I feel ready.  I started prepping at 18 weeks out, so I have been dieting for about 9 weeks, on top of the powerlifting training.  I've lost about 15 pounds.  This has definitely definitely been the toughest prep I've ever done.  And I am only half way through it.   :P

--- Nationals is 12 weeks after the North Americans.  I'm definitely planning on doing Nationals.   :o
If I do the North Americans, I'll have 2-3 weeks to recharge and chill out a bit afterwards, and then 9-10 weeks to get back into it and bring something even better to Nationals.

So I guess it's time for progress pics?  Right now, I'm focused on the PL meet this weekend, but I'll take pics and vids (hopefully), and then I PROMISE I will take 8 weeks out pics next weekend.  Also, once the powerlifting meet is over, I'll move my training log from the thread on the powerlifting board over to this thread, and I'll just keep my training log here.  I have never kept a really detailed journal, but I have found that the training log has been REALLY helpful, so I'd like to keep that up, and I'll be sure to put some other stuff in here and let you know how I am feeling, because I am pretty much all over the place.   ;D

game on... time to rip it up!


Cant wait Rip. Your journey will be amazing whichever way it goes.  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Alex23 on June 24, 2008, 07:11:38 PM
Cant wait Rip. Your journey will be amazing whichever way it goes.  ;D

We should go to the Nats this year. Where is it?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 24, 2008, 07:31:39 PM
We should go to the Nats this year. Where is it?

I think its in Atlanta. And yes thats a good idea!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 25, 2008, 07:35:15 AM
Here's the info on the two shows.  :)

2008 GNC IFBB NORTH AMERICAN BODYBUILDING AND FIGURE CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 29/30, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
The host hotel and the contest venue is the RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL.
Call 216-696-5600 for reservations. Mention the “IFBB North American Championships” to get the Special Contest Rate. The deadline for the Special Contest Rate is Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Rooms will not be available after this date. Please reserve your rooms early!
http://www.garyudit.com/index.html

2008 NPC National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships
November 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
Hotel Info: The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Atlanta (call 404-577-1234 for reservations).
The special NPC Rate of $173 is valid until October 28, 2008.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: tigereyes on June 25, 2008, 12:55:38 PM

I have to admit, I have loved my off-season ALOT and it was very productive, but I'm really looking forward to looking like that again!   ;D

It's just it takes so damn long!   >:(


Rip,  trust me, you will get there before you know it!  I was feeling the same way and then it seemed like all of a sudden, Bam, I was in shape, and the show is more or less here, LOL.  Funny how the body/mind works.

But GOOD LUCK at the powerlifting meet this weekend!  That is really, really cool! I started doing some "strongman" style training for conditioning purposes, and I've found it to be very helpful.
Can't wait to hear about the new record!!
Go Get It!!  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 25, 2008, 02:25:07 PM
Here's the info on the two shows.  :)

2008 GNC IFBB NORTH AMERICAN BODYBUILDING AND FIGURE CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 29/30, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
The host hotel and the contest venue is the RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL.
Call 216-696-5600 for reservations. Mention the “IFBB North American Championships” to get the Special Contest Rate. The deadline for the Special Contest Rate is Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Rooms will not be available after this date. Please reserve your rooms early!
http://www.garyudit.com/index.html

2008 NPC National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships
November 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
Hotel Info: The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Atlanta (call 404-577-1234 for reservations).
The special NPC Rate of $173 is valid until October 28, 2008.



Is the North American a pro qualifier for womens BB?  I know the Nationals are.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 25, 2008, 02:44:29 PM
Is the North American a pro qualifier for womens BB?  I know the Nationals are.

Yes.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 25, 2008, 02:46:54 PM
Yes.

Just 1 pro card?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on June 25, 2008, 06:30:58 PM
rip...uh....rip it up.....

yeah....you go and do that....

Good luck this weekend, and i am sure you will kick ass at your shows. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JudgeReinhold on June 25, 2008, 06:51:48 PM
Go get the prize and good luck to you.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 25, 2008, 07:26:31 PM
Just 1 pro card?

Just 1 card for female bodybuilding.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S PREP CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 25, 2008, 08:54:06 PM
Just 1 card for female bodybuilding.

Thanks, should be interesting.  It will be Rip's biggest show to date I think.  Rip time to pull out all the stops.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 26, 2008, 07:37:23 AM
Yes, that's correct... One Pro Card at the North Americans, to the Overall winner.  All class winners get Pro Cards at Nationals.

One of the reasons that I want to try to do the NA's is because it's been a relatively small show for the lighter weight classes in recent years, and it's a Pro Qualifier.  In 2007, there were only two LWs.  In 2006, there was only one LW, so she showed up to compete and was automatically in the Overall competition for a Pro Card! 

As of right now, I haven't heard of any other LWs doing the NA's, but there will probably be some.  I know two MWs, one LHW, and one HW who are all doing it (one of them is Melissa Detwiller!).  The Mexican BBs always make a strong showing at the NA's too, but they are usually pretty big girls.  Assuming I could make the LWs, it could be a good opportunity for me.  But you never really know who's gonna show up until you get there! 


P.S.  Thanks Bernie and Judge.  And thanks also tigereyes... I really hope we meet in person at one of the shows this year!  We keep missing each other!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on June 26, 2008, 04:36:17 PM
you are welcome maam...
 
if i know anything, i know that when you show up....you are one to reckoned with. 

my thoughts and prayers will be with you as you compete this weekend.....and throughout your prep.......


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Arnold jr on June 26, 2008, 05:12:13 PM
Best of luck to you Rip! No doubt you will show up at both your shows a serious hardcore bad ass!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on June 26, 2008, 08:16:58 PM
Good luck Rip!


8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Playboy on June 27, 2008, 08:15:22 AM
Rip looks like she was carved out of stone! Good luck Rip!  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Epic_Monster on June 27, 2008, 08:44:55 PM
Rip, this is what I'm talking about! Hot!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 28, 2008, 05:33:07 PM
Thank you guys so much.  :)

It was a good day at the powerlifting meet.  I'll post the results, etc. when I have a chance.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 28, 2008, 06:00:18 PM
Thank you guys so much.  :)

It was a good day at the powerlifting meet.  I'll post the results, etc. when I have a chance.



Looking forward to a full report.  Hope you had fun  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on June 28, 2008, 06:44:54 PM
Hey babe I hope you get some rest tonight, I am excited to hear if you won or not.

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 28, 2008, 07:36:49 PM
Sorry the pic is blurry, that's all I got right now.  :)

Ok, so here's how it went -

SQUAT  Judging was super strict!
1.) 95 kg/209 lbs - I did it pretty much just like I did in the gym, way deeper than I needed to, got stuck a little but got it fine.  Got two redlights and didn't even realize it.  I had no idea I missed the lift, so I submitted 242 for my second attempt until someone asked me why I missed my first one, and I was like huh ???  They said I double bounced it at the bottom.  So they let me change my second attempt.
2.) 100 kg/220 lbs - I went up anyway but not as much.  I got this one, but I still got a red light from the head judge, who said that I kind of dropped my chest a little too much or something  ???
3.) 110 kg/242 lbs - three white lights.  It was only the second squat of the day so far to get three white lights.   :o

BENCH
WPF world record attempts get all three commands - start, press, and rack.  Judging was strict, and it was hard!
1.) 102.5 kg/225 lbs - three white lights.  Good Lift.  WPF World Record for the 132 weight class.   8)
2.) 110 kg/242 lbs - this was for the world record again and the USPF National record, so I had all three commands.  I pressed the weight, but I lifted my ass.  No lift.
3.) 110 kg/242 lbs - I pressed the weight, kept my ass down, but stalled it a little and got two red lights for hitching on one side.  No lift.

DEADLIFT
1.) 117.5 kg/259 lbs - Good lift.
2.) 127.5 kg/281 lbs - Good lift.  Head judge said I rolled my shoulders a bit but I don't know if I got any red flags.
3.) 137.5 kg/303 lbs - Good lift. ALL BACK.  Holy shit, I saw the video clip of this lift...as soon as I began to pull, my ass went straight up and I totally lifted the whole thing with my back, it was ridiculous.  I don't recommend deadlifting like that, my back is killing me tonight. 

So I finished off with a 242/226/303 and 771 total.  I'm happy with that, especially considering I am dieting my ass off and did tons of cardio right through the entire prep for this meet.  I am slightly disappointed about the bench because I was really close with those lifts.  The judging was tight, though, and I wasn't really looking for a gift.  Looking at the vids, I dropped my left shoulder ever so slightly.

This was the lightweight day, and there were four women competing total.  I won the women's best overall lifter for the Bench, Deadlift, and Powerlifting Nationals.  One woman pulled more than me by quite a bit, and I was really surprised to get the overall in the deadlift, but she was in the 148 weight class.

I talked to the Titan rep who was at the meet, and he ended up taking my bench shirt with him.  He pulled out a new F6 in the same size as mine, and it's unbelieveable how much that shirt is stretched.  Combine that with the fact that I lost 17 pounds, and it looks to be time for a new shirt.  I think I'm pretty lucky I got what I did out of it at this meet.  Before we get a new one, he is going to lower the neck in my F6 and tighten up the chest plate and reinforce all of the seams.  I'm psyched about that. 

Good meet, nice people, good times.  I'll post vids later.  :)





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Simple Carbs on June 28, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
 :o

My wet dreams have come true  :-X


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 28, 2008, 07:50:14 PM
Sorry the pic is blurry, that's all I got right now.  :)



Awesome job Rip, your an animal! Congrats on all your accomplishments and the records you set


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 28, 2008, 07:59:44 PM
Sorry the pic is blurry, that's all I got right now.  :)




My, My Rip good job!! and congrats  8)  You really kicked some butt.  Nice work on the meet and this was your first really big PL meet.  I know you will even do better in meets to come.  Funny but many pro BB women have done some PL before they turned pro, of course Annie.  I see a pattern starting here :)  Hope the back feels better also.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 28, 2008, 08:03:55 PM
Thanks guys!  I LOVED the training for this meet... would have loved it even more without the diet and cardio, but I'm already looking forward to next off-season.  I can't wait to try out a squat suit next year! 

I also think the powerlifting helped me to make some gains with my physique for bodybuilding.  You'll see what the squatting has done to my legs in the video clips.  My legs come down quite a bit when I get lean, but they are pretty damn large right now. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on June 28, 2008, 08:10:03 PM
Great job Rip.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 28, 2008, 08:16:32 PM
Great job Rip.


Thanks Jedi Baby.   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Arnold jr on June 28, 2008, 09:24:06 PM
Big congrats!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 28, 2008, 09:41:43 PM
"102.5 kg/225 lbs - three white lights.  Good Lift.  WPF World Record for the 132 weight class"

 :o





"So I finished off with a 242/226/303 and 771 total."

 :o



WOW!!  Incredible!  Congrats on everything Lori!   :D





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 28, 2008, 09:48:13 PM
I see some deltoid vascularity going on there.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on June 28, 2008, 09:50:17 PM
I see some deltoid vascularity going on there.
Def. cute pic!

Post up the videos rip!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on June 28, 2008, 10:07:19 PM
CONGRATS!!!!

that is soooo freaking awesome.

ill send up a prayer for your back.  hope if feels better soon..........


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 28, 2008, 10:23:31 PM
Thanks guys!  I LOVED the training for this meet... would have loved it even more without the diet and cardio, but I'm already looking forward to next off-season.  I can't wait to try out a squat suit next year! 

I also think the powerlifting helped me to make some gains with my physique for bodybuilding.  You'll see what the squatting has done to my legs in the video clips.  My legs come down quite a bit when I get lean, but they are pretty damn large right now. 



Well Ive seen what the squats have done to your ASS and im impressed  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on June 28, 2008, 11:16:49 PM
SEXY


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on June 28, 2008, 11:42:23 PM
Well done  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Deadpool on June 29, 2008, 05:37:39 AM
THIS is when I wanna workout with rippy.  when she's depleated.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Mazda323 on June 29, 2008, 05:46:42 AM
Hey Rip!!! Go get them!!! Best wishes from me!!! :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: freespirit on June 29, 2008, 10:21:56 AM
Sorry the pic is blurry, that's all I got right now.  :)



Yummi!    :P


And best wishes   :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on June 29, 2008, 12:04:15 PM
Awesome job Rip!!!

Don't worry about the judging, sometimes it's a little "too" strict...

Take a few days to enjoy yourself, you deserve it!!!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 29, 2008, 05:20:16 PM
Thank you guys all very much!!  I appreciate the support!   :-*

So tomorrow is a new day and another day closer to the North Americans.  I will get back on the BB track 100% tomorrow, and I'll start my training log here and keep things updated.  I'll do progress pics next weekend at 8 weeks out as well. 

Here's the video clip from the USPF Nationals this weekend.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfSoWD7D1hk



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on June 29, 2008, 06:50:56 PM
you rock, you are strong, and you are adorable.....no freaking fair


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 29, 2008, 08:03:38 PM
awesome job lori, I especially liked your "victory dance" after u hit your squad lol :)

And I can definetely see the added size on your quads. Your going to be tough at the NA's and the nationals this year. Whats the weight range for lightweights in womens bb? Just curious



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on June 29, 2008, 08:29:11 PM
Great vid!  very cool  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Arnold jr on June 29, 2008, 09:24:15 PM
I here by grant you Champion status.

Enjoy, because only few are granted, yet many desire!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 29, 2008, 11:56:44 PM
awesome job lori, I especially liked your "victory dance" after u hit your squad lol :)

And I can definetely see the added size on your quads. Your going to be tough at the NA's and the nationals this year. Whats the weight range for lightweights in womens bb? Just curious



115 pounds and under.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 29, 2008, 11:58:12 PM
115 pounds and under.

wow im suprised u knew that.  ::)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 30, 2008, 06:56:57 AM
Thanks you guys!   :-*

And thanks to my husband for putting together the video from the weekend...and for spotting me and helping me the whole way through.  :)

Yes, LWs are 115 and under...it's hard to believe I am going to get back there, but I have to!  I was 129 when I weighed in for the powerlifting meet on Friday morning, and that was depleted and empty.  I'm not going to weigh myself again until the end of this week, but we'll see what's up at 8 weeks out. 

I have definitely put some size on my legs, no doubt...I'm a little concerned about my back because it already looks small to me, so hopefully most of the additional size I lose will come from my lower half.  I wouldn't be too upset if the rest of the fat on my abs went away too.   ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on June 30, 2008, 07:48:56 AM
Brilliant video!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Hustle Man on June 30, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
BRAVO, BRAVISSIMO, BRAVA, Lori!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on June 30, 2008, 10:14:25 AM
Brilliant video!

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!  ;)

BRAVO, BRAVISSIMO, BRAVA, Lori!


Grazie! Grazie mille! Ti ringrazio!  ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on June 30, 2008, 01:36:06 PM
wow im suprised u knew that.  ::)

Why are you rolling your eyes?  ???


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Bluto on July 01, 2008, 03:35:10 AM
i want to see a video just with the squat victory dance!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 01, 2008, 12:34:11 PM
i want to see a video just with the squat victory dance!


LOL that victory dance continued in the warmup area.   ;D

It wasn't even the amount of weight that I squatted... I can squat so much more than that and was actually hoping to squat that for my second attempt and go for something really big on the third (but I fouled my first attempt).  It was the fact that I got three white lights from the three judges (no redlights or fouls).  There are 8 lifters in the first group, and that was our third attempt, and that was only the second squat of the day to get three white lights.  EVERYONE was getting fouls, it was crazy how strict the judging was on the squatting! 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on July 01, 2008, 07:17:31 PM
That was awesome and I am so proud and happy for you, just wish I could have been there!!!!!  Your legs look huge and you are going to be tough to beat this year, can't wait for the North Americans   :)

Congrats CHAMP


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on July 02, 2008, 04:35:28 AM
That was awesome and I am so proud and happy for you, just wish I could have been there!!!!!  Your legs look huge and you are going to be tough to beat this year, can't wait for the North Americans   :)

Congrats CHAMP
What say you girls, how about we celebrate with a threesome?  :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 02, 2008, 07:21:08 AM
What say you girls, how about we celebrate with a threesome?  :D


LOL!!  It's not quite time to celebrate yet... that was just Part 1. ;)

Thanks Jenny!  Love you!   :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 02, 2008, 07:50:41 AM
I have decided to move my Training Log over to this thread from the Powerlifting Board, since my powerlifting season is over.  I have never kept a detailed contest prep journal before, but I'll give it a try.  I have found that the training log is especially helpful for me to keep track of my numbers, etc.  That's not quite as important with BB contest prep, but it's still helpful to be able to keep track of my training.  These days, it's hard for me to remember what I did yesterday, let alone three or four days ago.  ::)
I'm not up for keeping a food journal... I eat the same damn thing every day, so there's really no point to that. 

Right now, I am trying to do about 90 minutes of cardio per day, split up into two sessions, at least 5-6 days per week.  First session is almost always in the morning on an empty stomach.  Second session is usually whenever I can squeeze it in...if it's before weight training, then I'll do it as empty as I can and have a protein shake afterwards, before I train. 

I am going to continue to do one bench, squat, and deadlift workout per week so that I keep practicing my powerlifting form and maintain as much strength as I can.  I will rotate between light/moderate/heavy weeks, but in general, the heavy weeks will be lighter than they were while I was preparing for this last PL meet.  I will probably add some additional exercises to those three workouts (like incline presses, pec flies, chin-ups, leg extensions), and I am planning on adding a shoulder workout (focusing primarily on sides/rears), as well as a biceps/abs workout, making it probably five days a week that I will train with weights.  Right now, more of my focus needs to be on my upper back, delts, and abs.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 02, 2008, 04:30:10 PM
Great video thanks so much for posting!  I got goosebumps and it brought tears to my eyes to see you accomplish all that!

Great job rip...you are just adorable! :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Deadpool on July 02, 2008, 04:47:47 PM
stella and rip, showing some love.  Whatever happened to W8M8?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 03, 2008, 07:22:32 AM
Great video thanks so much for posting!  I got goosebumps and it brought tears to my eyes to see you accomplish all that!

Great job rip...you are just adorable! :)



Awwww thanks stella, you are awesome!!    :-*

Medford, w8m8 is still around, she pops in from time to time. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 03, 2008, 07:40:16 AM
I am STILL sore from the Powerlifting meet last weekend.  My lower back is in rough shape.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take the week off to recover.  I took Sunday off (just rode the bike a little), and then got back to it on Monday.  I got my double cardios in every day this week so far and did some light weight training.  I did a bunch of stuff that I hadn't done in a long time and just tried to keep it light and high-rep until I can fully recover.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
AM - Cardio, elliptical 54 minutes (don't ask, I sometimes pick weird and random amounts of time)

PM - LEGS (Light)
---Leg Press (sled) - two plates per side, 3 sets x 12.  very tough on the lower back, so I had to keep them a bit shallow and not too heavy
----Seated Calf Raises - 5 sets x15
----Leg Extensions - 3 sets both legs together x 10-12, 2 sets one leg at a time x 10.  Held these at the top for nice, long squeezes
----Seated hammy curls - 3 sets x 12
---Cardio - 30 minutes on the stair climber (brutal)

One thing I came to realize really quickly is that my squat and deadlift workouts for powerlifting are just about all I need to train my lower body adequately.  With the exception of leg extensions and calf machines (and maybe the leg press if squats are not part of the workout), I found most every other leg/lower body machine in the gym to be a total waste of my time.  I think I get a better leg workout from doing 8-10 sets of squats and calling it a day versus 3-4 sets on 3-4 different lower body machines that work little parts of your legs.

I'm hoping to squat later this weekend if my lower back recovers enough.  I'm really surprised that I am still sore five days after the meet!

Just finished up three VERY low carb days that were brutal...trying to shed a little water from the loading I did for the PL meet, and then we'll take some progress pics this weekend.  I get an extra carb meal today and tomorrow!   :D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 03, 2008, 02:19:24 PM
I am STILL sore from the Powerlifting meet last weekend.  My lower back is in rough shape.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take the week off to recover.  I took Sunday off (just rode the bike a little), and then got back to it on Monday.  I got my double cardios in every day this week so far and did some light weight training.  I did a bunch of stuff that I hadn't done in a long time and just tried to keep it light and high-rep until I can fully recover.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
AM - Cardio, elliptical 54 minutes (don't ask, I sometimes pick weird and random amounts of time)

PM - LEGS (Light)
---Leg Press (sled) - two plates per side, 3 sets x 12.  very tough on the lower back, so I had to keep them a bit shallow and not too heavy
----Seated Calf Raises - 5 sets x15
----Leg Extensions - 3 sets both legs together x 10-12, 2 sets one leg at a time x 10.  Held these at the top for nice, long squeezes
----Seated hammy curls - 3 sets x 12
---Cardio - 30 minutes on the stair climber (brutal)

One thing I came to realize really quickly is that my squat and deadlift workouts for powerlifting are just about all I need to train my lower body adequately.  With the exception of leg extensions and calf machines (and maybe the leg press if squats are not part of the workout), I found most every other leg/lower body machine in the gym to be a total waste of my time.  I think I get a better leg workout from doing 8-10 sets of squats and calling it a day versus 3-4 sets on 3-4 different lower body machines that work little parts of your legs.

I'm hoping to squat later this weekend if my lower back recovers enough.  I'm really surprised that I am still sore five days after the meet!

Just finished up three VERY low carb days that were brutal...trying to shed a little water from the loading I did for the PL meet, and then we'll take some progress pics this weekend.  I get an extra carb meal today and tomorrow!   :D



Man I could not agree more.  One big mass movement is all you need and IMO they are the squat and the leg press.  If you can get 5 good heavy work sets in on one of those the rest as I have said before is just fluff.

I will do 2 other excersises with the big excersise usually extensions for detail and something else like machine hacks, lunges or one leg leg press if I squated.  But they are probally more for my head than anything as they seem like a breeze after the hard work is done.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 03, 2008, 05:06:18 PM
You just can't beat squats.  Ass to calves.  Narrow stance.  I have developed a love/hate relationship with them.   ;D

Thursday July 3 - 50 mins AM cardio, 55 mins PM cardio.  No weight training today.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 03, 2008, 06:24:27 PM
gotta love your work outs.....shoot i wouldnt be caught dead in a gym with you....wouldnt be able to stand being shown up by a person one third my size..... :P

ill be praying your back heals up quickly Lori.......


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 03, 2008, 06:27:13 PM
You just can't beat squats.  Ass to calves.  Narrow stance.  I have developed a love/hate relationship with them.   ;D

Thursday July 3 - 50 mins AM cardio, 55 mins PM cardio.  No weight training today.



Yeah i like a little less than shoulder width for the stance.  Deep is good for building that foundation, down the road you may find just a bit lower than parallel will do the trick.

Last time I squatted which was about 2 weeks ago you motivated me to deep as i could on the squats and did a set with 315 all the way down, it was hard to get 12 reps that way.

When i began weight training I always did deep squats and it paid off.  Nowadays I see wannabees in the gym short ranging squats all the time.  They must wonder why thier legs dont grow. Some guys I see working hard at it with like 195lbs and they go down deep and push hard, I respect that so much more than the person who feels they need to look like they are lifting a lot, and go down half way.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 04, 2008, 05:37:40 PM
Happy Fourth of July.  :)

-38 mins elliptical

Light Bench/Shoulders
BENCH - warmup barx15, 95x12
145x5/3 sets
125x5/2 sets
Benching was supposed to be light and it felt surprisingly heavy.  I don't think I'll be benching heavy for a couple weeks at least.  I just got my bench shirt back with all kinds of alterations and adjustments, and I really would like to try it out, but I think I'm pretty fried on the heavy heavy right now.

Dumbell Lateral Raises - 3 sets 15 lbs bent arm, 3 sets 10 lbs straight arm
Rear Delt - reverse pec deck 3 sets
Pec Flies - pec deck 4 sets
(rep range 10-15 on all that stuff)

35 mins on the elliptical right after weight training.  Did it all in one trip to the gym (one meal after the first cardio session) with everything done by 1 PM.  I love days like this.  I actually got a ton of crap done today other than training.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 05, 2008, 05:33:03 PM
Sat, July 5
We went racing today.  I walked/jogged 25 mins as soon as we got to the track, and then I did another 20 mins, on top of the general physical work.  Rode the bike at home for 30 mins this evening as well.  Pooped out.   :P

I got a new Ipod Nano, and I am psyched about it! 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on July 05, 2008, 06:01:00 PM
Sat, July 5
We went racing today.  I walked/jogged 25 mins as soon as we got to the track, and then I did another 20 mins, on top of the general physical work.  Rode the bike at home for 30 mins this evening as well.  Pooped out.   :P

I got a new Ipod Nano, and I am psyched about it! 



Awesome job!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 05:52:28 PM
OK here it is.  Theoretically, this would be 8 weeks out from the North Americans.  ;)

Pics were taken this morning after cardio.  I'm about 128/129 pounds right now and retaining quite a bit of water in my lower body (as usual ::)).  I definitely have more leg separation than the pics show.  The bright sun is unforgiving.   :-[


 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 05:53:48 PM
front bis, side chest


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 05:54:34 PM
side tris


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 05:56:15 PM
And the backside... :o

Yes, there's some to lose on the backside still!! 

Jenny is going to give me a hard time for wearing shorts that make my ass look larger than it already is.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on July 06, 2008, 05:58:53 PM
WOW  :o :o :o You look incredible. You really are very beautiful.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 06:44:38 PM
WOW  :o :o :o You look incredible. You really are very beautiful.

Thanks Jedi.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: benz on July 06, 2008, 06:55:03 PM
what the hell happened to your hair sister?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 06, 2008, 07:00:32 PM
what the hell happened to your hair sister?

 ???

It's ridiculously long right now, it needs highlights, it was blowing all over the place, and I was sweating my ass off. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 06, 2008, 07:16:27 PM
OK here it is.  Theoretically, this would be 8 weeks out from the North Americans.  ;)

Pics were taken this morning after cardio.  I'm about 128/129 pounds right now and retaining quite a bit of water in my lower body (as usual ::)).  I definitely have more leg separation than the pics show.  The bright sun is unforgiving.   :-[


 

Cute as always.  Now the not so fun part.........you need to get on your diet hard missy.  2 cardio sessions daily, no milk, no cheese, no sugar.  chicken, turkey or fish get those carbs down.  Hams are soft and its not all water.  Your upper body is ahead of your lower as you said. Start tanning soon also.

You can still do this and I know you will.  I would not have a cheat meal or day if I was you right now.

Its go time!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: benz on July 06, 2008, 07:24:38 PM
???

It's ridiculously long right now, it needs highlights, it was blowing all over the place, and I was sweating my ass off. 



with the brand new ipod it you will have the young girl look! nice pics, well done


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 06, 2008, 07:59:45 PM
you look great young lady.

now go kick some butt.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on July 06, 2008, 09:03:45 PM
nice full booty...looking good. lol  :P

Eight weeks is plenty of time. Stay disciplined and I'm sure you'll come in ripped.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on July 07, 2008, 12:23:23 AM
You are going to be shredded at 115 pounds!  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 07, 2008, 07:26:36 AM
you look great young lady.
now go kick some butt.

Thanks Bernie!

You are going to be shredded at 115 pounds!  ;)

That's the plan LOL.

nice full booty...looking good. lol  :P

Eight weeks is plenty of time. Stay disciplined and I'm sure you'll come in ripped.

Thanks!  The rear end is always the last thing to go on me (boobs are obviously the first thing to go LOL).  I guess I should consider myself lucky in some respects.  It usually doesn't start to come down significantly until I am inside of 4 weeks.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 07, 2008, 07:36:01 AM
Cute as always.  Now the not so fun part.........you need to get on your diet hard missy.  2 cardio sessions daily, no milk, no cheese, no sugar.  chicken, turkey or fish get those carbs down.  Hams are soft and its not all water.  Your upper body is ahead of your lower as you said. Start tanning soon also.

You can still do this and I know you will.  I would not have a cheat meal or day if I was you right now.

Its go time!


Thanks...I'm with you Luv Baby!  Milk, cheese, sugar...what are those things?!?!  ;)
The diet is pretty tight right now.  For this week and into next week, I am going to hold the diet steady but focus on getting control of my water retention by weening myself off of soy sauce and tamari sauce, which I am totally addicted to.  I think that cutting down on my sodium intake will help significantly.  My backside and hams were actually tighter a week ago, and I know I haven't gained any fat, so I definitely have some water issues to deal with.  (not to say that I don't have another 10-12 pounds to lose  :P)

I also started Third Degree Burn this morning and will take that for the next 8 weeks, in addition to Palumbo's fat burner, which I am still taking.  I'll add Thyrotabs for the final 5-6 weeks. 

One thing is for sure...the bright sunlight is very unforgiving!  It washes your muscle definition right out.  If you can look good and hard in outdoor pics in the bright sunlight, then you can look good and hard anywhere!!

For comparison purposes, these are a few pics of me at 8 weeks out from Junior Nats last year.  It's kind of hard to compare because I had almost a year for a very productive off-season, so I look a bit different.  I may have been a little tighter last year at 8 weeks out, but I am definitely bigger in the legs and thicker everywhere than I was last year. 




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: benz on July 07, 2008, 07:40:45 AM
the guy in background @ pic #2 is taking a piss, epic  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CT_Muscle on July 07, 2008, 08:12:42 AM
And the backside... :o

Yes, there's some to lose on the backside still!! 

Jenny is going to give me a hard time for wearing shorts that make my ass look larger than it already is.   ;D



Nice ass!  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 07, 2008, 08:40:29 AM
Nice ass!  :-*


LOL thanks!  ;)
 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 07, 2008, 01:33:00 PM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=260901;image)

Playboy watch out!   So hot right now Rip  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 07, 2008, 01:54:57 PM

Thanks...I'm with you Luv Baby!  Milk, cheese, sugar...what are those things?!?!  ;)
The diet is pretty tight right now.  For this week and into next week, I am going to hold the diet steady but focus on getting control of my water retention by weening myself off of soy sauce and tamari sauce, which I am totally addicted to.  I think that cutting down on my sodium intake will help significantly.  My backside and hams were actually tighter a week ago, and I know I haven't gained any fat, so I definitely have some water issues to deal with.  (not to say that I don't have another 10-12 pounds to lose  :P)

I also started Third Degree Burn this morning and will take that for the next 8 weeks, in addition to Palumbo's fat burner, which I am still taking.  I'll add Thyrotabs for the final 5-6 weeks. 

One thing is for sure...the bright sunlight is very unforgiving!  It washes your muscle definition right out.  If you can look good and hard in outdoor pics in the bright sunlight, then you can look good and hard anywhere!!

For comparison purposes, these are a few pics of me at 8 weeks out from Junior Nats last year.  It's kind of hard to compare because I had almost a year for a very productive off-season, so I look a bit different.  I may have been a little tighter last year at 8 weeks out, but I am definitely bigger in the legs and thicker everywhere than I was last year. 




SOY SAUCE! tell me your freeking kidding! No weening just stop with it right now. Yeah no reason to cut all the salt but those things loaded with it should go now.  Pretty much enough naturaly occuring sodium in the foods you eat at this point.

Keep pounding the water.  Where are your carbs comming from?  Time to get Spartan with this shit.

Your pics from last year (very cute I may add) yes it looks like you have added some size but its hard to tell where you will end up in shape.  You look sleeker in 07, waist smaller at this point.

You can still get this done.  weeks 4-2 should show the biggest improvements.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 07, 2008, 05:09:01 PM
you were definetely tighter at this point last year, but u have added some size in your lower body, WHICH YOU NEEDED! So just keep goin with the diet and cardio, and do overdo the stimulants since your body is already stressed out with everything elese, and you'll bring your best YET!

Glen


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 07, 2008, 07:05:28 PM
SOY SAUCE! tell me your freeking kidding! No weening just stop with it right now. Yeah no reason to cut all the salt but those things loaded with it should go now.  Pretty much enough naturaly occuring sodium in the foods you eat at this point.

Keep pounding the water.  Where are your carbs comming from?  Time to get Spartan with this shit.

Your pics from last year (very cute I may add) yes it looks like you have added some size but its hard to tell where you will end up in shape.  You look sleeker in 07, waist smaller at this point.

You can still get this done.  weeks 4-2 should show the biggest improvements.

LOL OK I am officially off the soy sauce. 

Carbs change as I move through the diet and will change in a couple weeks, but right now, my complex carbs consist of 1/2 cup of organic five grain oatmeal (oats, flax, barley, tritcale, rye) every morning, and 3/4 cup of brown rice on my "high" days, maybe like 2-3 times a week.

you were definetely tighter at this point last year, but u have added some size in your lower body, WHICH YOU NEEDED! So just keep goin with the diet and cardio, and do overdo the stimulants since your body is already stressed out with everything elese, and you'll bring your best YET!

Glen


It's all good.  Nothing I can do now but move forward and see what happens in the next few weeks.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 07, 2008, 07:20:49 PM
OH, and I forgot to log my workout from yesterday (back and abs), but you can just assume I am training and doing my cardio every day even if I don't say so.  I did want to log my leg workout from tonight, though.  It's amazing how WEAK I feel all of a sudden.  It's a good thing the powerlifting meet is over LOL.  Big thanks to Hedge for teaching me how to get my strength to peak for that meet.  It's been downhill since then.   ;D

AM - cardio 50 mins on the bike

PM - legs/cardio

SQUATS - ass to calves!
barx15, 95x15
135x8
155x5/3 sets (or maybe four?)
135x8
I increased the reps a little bit on a couple sets, but this would be considered a light workout for me, and it didn't feel so light!

Leg Extensions - Hammer strength plate loaded, 4 sets x 12 (last set was a dropset about 25 reps)
Seated Calf Raise - Hammer strength plate loaded, 4 sets x 15
-Two extra sets of unweighted calf raises on my poor little left calf, which will never catch up to the right one
-Three sets x 12 of this cool little squatting exercise/stretch thing with the body bar, squatting ass to calves
Life Fitness Calf Extension - 3 sets x 15

Finished with another 45 minutes on the bike.





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on July 07, 2008, 08:28:31 PM
SOY SAUCE! tell me your freeking kidding! No weening just stop with it right now. Yeah no reason to cut all the salt but those things loaded with it should go now.  Pretty much enough naturaly occuring sodium in the foods you eat at this point.


are you serious????  IMO sodium isn't a bad thing this far out...I used lots of soy sauce, mustard, hot sauce, pickles and plain old salt until the very end.  Retaining water isn't that big a deal until the morning of the show...


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on July 07, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
Also get rid of those awful shorts and your taper will look much better and your waist smaller.

It is hard to compare the pics because the difference in lighting, I think you may be a tad tighter last year but I don't think it is by much.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 07, 2008, 09:01:14 PM
are you serious????  IMO sodium isn't a bad thing this far out...I used lots of soy sauce, mustard, hot sauce, pickles and plain old salt until the very end.  Retaining water isn't that big a deal until the morning of the show...

Very serious, did it sound like i was joking or something? as I said no reason to cut it out completly but its not good to load up on it.  Really dont see the point, I see you like salty stuff, good for you.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 08, 2008, 12:59:02 AM
yea i dont think there is a problem with soy sauce, a little extra sodium is most likely a good thing this far out especially with the low carbs. Keep her from getting dehydrated, and sodium plays a big part in getting the beloved "pump".


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 08, 2008, 01:44:06 AM
Also get rid of those awful shorts and your taper will look much better and your waist smaller.

It is hard to compare the pics because the difference in lighting, I think you may be a tad tighter last year but I don't think it is by much.

I love those shorts, I think you just don't want her to get all the attention   :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on July 08, 2008, 06:46:01 AM
WOW  :o :o :o You look incredible. You really are very beautiful.

DITTO  ;D

way to go Rip !!

Congrats too .. awesome work from an awesome girl !!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on July 08, 2008, 08:20:46 PM

Thanks...I'm with you Luv Baby!  Milk, cheese, sugar...what are those things?!?!  ;)
The diet is pretty tight right now.  For this week and into next week, I am going to hold the diet steady but focus on getting control of my water retention by weening myself off of soy sauce and tamari sauce, which I am totally addicted to.  I think that cutting down on my sodium intake will help significantly.  My backside and hams were actually tighter a week ago, and I know I haven't gained any fat, so I definitely have some water issues to deal with.  (not to say that I don't have another 10-12 pounds to lose  :P)

I also started Third Degree Burn this morning and will take that for the next 8 weeks, in addition to Palumbo's fat burner, which I am still taking.  I'll add Thyrotabs for the final 5-6 weeks. 

One thing is for sure...the bright sunlight is very unforgiving!  It washes your muscle definition right out.  If you can look good and hard in outdoor pics in the bright sunlight, then you can look good and hard anywhere!!

For comparison purposes, these are a few pics of me at 8 weeks out from Junior Nats last year.  It's kind of hard to compare because I had almost a year for a very productive off-season, so I look a bit different.  I may have been a little tighter last year at 8 weeks out, but I am definitely bigger in the legs and thicker everywhere than I was last year. 



I don't know why you are cutting the salt. I usually use excessive amounts along with tons of water but do what you are doing. I don't want to mess you up by giving you too many ideas  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 09, 2008, 04:47:21 AM
Thanks w8m8!  :D

And thank you guys for the input.  Jenny's right about the shorts.  But believe it or not, I do not have a posing suit in my possession rigt now.  The ones for this year are on order.

As for the diet, salt intake, etc. you can give me whatever ideas you want, it's always interesting to hear everyone's perspective, and we all know there are a million ways to do things.  But make no mistake, I am running everything by Carla and basically doing whatever she tells me. :)

Yesterday was a really bad day.  It was one of those days when everything just catches up with me and almost takes me down.  LOL
My back is super tweeked in several places and is killing me.  My lower back hurts from the PL meet still, and somehow I have managed to completely kink it in between my shoulder blades now too.  It's giving me sleeping problems now.  I called my chiro, but his office is totally closed for vacation until Monday.  On top of it, my legs are SO sore from that workout the other day... my quads and hips are killing me.  So pretty much everything from the neck down hurt yesterday.   ;D

I had a meeting to drive to (2 hours each way which was almost unbearable, and I have no AC in my car either), so I got up early to do cardio and then drove to the meeting.  I was so uncomfortable and so tired that I had to pull over twice and lay in the back of the car for a little bit.  I completely sweated out my clothes before I even got to the meeting LOL. 
I then left the meeting early because I felt horrible, stopped off and somehow banged out another 40 mins of cardio before almost passing out, had an emergency protein shake at the gym, barely made it home, and passed out for two hours on my couch.  I almost never sleep during the day or take naps, so you know I'm in bad shape when I do.

No weight training last night... I have no idea how I even managed to get my cardio in because it was one of the worst days I've had yet.  I'm more rested today and my leg soreness is getting better, but my back is in bad shape.  Got 50 mins of cardio done this morning, and I weighed 127.8 pounds.  Today will be a better day... it has to be!!  I am also ordering up a tub of glutamine and BCAAs and some ZMA today... I've been slack about the supplements that I should be taking.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 09, 2008, 05:29:30 PM
bcaa's, zinc and magnesium are definite must haves, you'll feel a difference ( recovery wise ) just adding those into your regimine.

Sorry you had the shitty day lori, but its better it happens now than 8 weeks from now :)

Stay Strong


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 09, 2008, 05:40:56 PM
awww....

**hugs**

i will definatly keep you and your back in my prayers.

its crazy how back pain, more then anything can just drain you.

anyway, good on you for getting your cardio in, but remember, your overall health should be number one.....be careful.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on July 10, 2008, 04:02:42 AM
Keep it going RIP!  8) It's all about consistency from now till the show. You look improved in the pics, it seems like your off-season with the PL so far has paid off.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 10, 2008, 05:17:54 AM
Thanks guys... thanks alex!!!   :-*

Eh, that's the way it goes...you have good days and bad days.  Contest prep isn't easy, no matter what anyone ever says. 
I'm going to try not to make any more emo posts!!   ;D

Yesterday was a decent day... 50 mins on the bike in the morning, 45 on the elliptical after work, and a good arm workout last night.  I got my cardio in this morning... I'll do my cardio tonight, but I'm not sure yet if I'll train.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ramapo28 on July 12, 2008, 04:28:41 PM
Hey Rip! Follwing along!  You really put on some nice size!  Hope your feeling better today


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: knny187 on July 12, 2008, 04:39:39 PM
freak show


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 12, 2008, 06:09:20 PM
freak show

In a good way.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 12, 2008, 08:23:30 PM
hope you are doing well....


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 13, 2008, 04:46:24 PM
Thank you guys... ramapo, thanks for putting your first post in my thread.  ;)

I'm doing alright.  :)
Had a very busy weekend.  I did a good workout Friday night, and then we worked a BB show all day yesterday and went to a birthday party last night.  We went racing all day today.

I took a couple of totally spur of the moment pics at the race track today, right after I came back from a 20 minute run.  It was really HOT, and I was a mess.   :P

My midsection has tightened up quite a bit, my abs are just about in, and my legs aren't as watery as they were last week...although it's still hard to flex them because they are always so beaten on.  I swear, they are harder than they appear in the pics!  Still having problems with my lat spread too.

I'm actually pretty happy with where I am for seven weeks out.  I'm finally starting to feel on track.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on July 13, 2008, 04:52:12 PM
You look great Rip, good luck with everything. :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 13, 2008, 05:28:01 PM
Yes you do look tighter, midsection getting sleeker.  Keep it up, you will keep better every week.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 13, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
wow lori, you look great...

keep it going young lady


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 13, 2008, 08:20:55 PM
nice improvements lori, your stomach and back have leaned up significantly. And dont worry about "holding water" your 50 days out for christ sakes! You look right on track. Also looks like your legs have gained PLENTY of size, should look very nice shredded up!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Arnold jr on July 13, 2008, 08:52:23 PM
Awesome improvement from the last pics...nice  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: freespirit on July 14, 2008, 01:09:18 AM
Awesome improvement from the last pics...nice  8)

Oh yes!!   8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: tu_holmes on July 14, 2008, 01:10:42 AM
Go Get 'em Rip.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 14, 2008, 07:42:52 AM
Well thanks, all you guys!   :-*

TU, it's great to hear from you, I hope you are having a good summer!   :)

I'm feeling pretty good about things, today anyway.  I ALWAYS have issues with water retention, right down to the last couple of weeks, so some days I am puffy, bloaty, and smooth, and others I am not. 
I also tend to lean out from the top down, starting with my arms and shoulders and ending last with my legs.  Looks like the leanness is making it's way down my mid-section, so the legs and ass will be next. 

Training is ON this week, all week.  And I am thrilled to have an appointment to see my chiropractor tomorrow and get my back fixed.  This one may take more than one visit!   :-\



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: _bruce_ on July 14, 2008, 12:02:44 PM
Looking great.
Good basic structure and nice curvy hams and glutes.
Chest is also swole in the side shot.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 14, 2008, 12:08:57 PM
Looking great.
Good basic structure and nice curvy hams and glutes.
Chest is also swole in the side shot.


Thanks bruce!  The heavy benching during my off-season thickened me up, I think.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 14, 2008, 12:29:10 PM
Rip, you are looking great :D


In regard to the soy sauce (that I know you're not using now) ...maybe you could use balsamic vinegar? 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 14, 2008, 12:47:12 PM
Rip, you are looking great :D


In regard to the soy sauce (that I know you're not using now) ...maybe you could use balsamic vinegar? 


Thanks Stella!!   :-*

Yes, that's the direction I am headed in.  I have not totally eliminated salt, but I have increased my intake of both balsamic vinegar and malt vinegar.  Malt vinegar and lemon juice on white fish is pretty tasty, actually. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 14, 2008, 12:50:11 PM

Thanks Stella!!   :-*

Yes, that's the direction I am headed in.  I have not totally eliminated salt, but I have increased my intake of both balsamic vinegar and malt vinegar.  Malt vinegar and lemon juice on white fish is pretty tasty, actually. 


When dieting I would eat chicken breast and sweet potato both sprinkled w/balsamic vinegar.  It's so good that I still have it occasionally


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 14, 2008, 01:02:24 PM
When dieting I would eat chicken breast and sweet potato both sprinkled w/balsamic vinegar.  It's so good that I still have it occasionally


That does sound pretty good.  I haven't had any sweet potatoes in my diet at all this time around, but at this point, the balsamic would probably taste good on anything.  I'm going to try marinating my chicken in it next time I cook a big batch, so I'll let you know.

Thank goodness for vinegar, lemon juice, Ms. Dash, and mustard!   :D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: knny187 on July 14, 2008, 03:11:37 PM
looks like you have good test levels going


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 14, 2008, 06:50:50 PM
I have been thinking about the way the NAs could go for the girls and im thinking if it works out to be a Ripitupbaby vs Mel D. posedown for the overall it will be one of the most exciting finals of all time.

Im kinda hoping it goes that way  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 14, 2008, 06:52:38 PM
Rip I love those pictures!! Thx for posting them, were are those booty shorts though!!! they were awesome


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JudgeReinhold on July 14, 2008, 09:15:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZl4ql6MgY


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CT_Muscle on July 14, 2008, 09:18:15 PM
Thank you guys... ramapo, thanks for putting your first post in my thread.  ;)

I'm doing alright.  :)
Had a very busy weekend.  I did a good workout Friday night, and then we worked a BB show all day yesterday and went to a birthday party last night.  We went racing all day today.

I took a couple of totally spur of the moment pics at the race track today, right after I came back from a 20 minute run.  It was really HOT, and I was a mess.   :P

My midsection has tightened up quite a bit, my abs are just about in, and my legs aren't as watery as they were last week...although it's still hard to flex them because they are always so beaten on.  I swear, they are harder than they appear in the pics!  Still having problems with my lat spread too.

I'm actually pretty happy with where I am for seven weeks out.  I'm finally starting to feel on track.  :)



Holy chit man BIG difference already!  :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 15, 2008, 04:26:36 PM
looks like you have good test levels going


No, I'm just in shape.  Don't get so intimidated by all 127 pounds of me.   ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 15, 2008, 04:31:38 PM
I would love to go against Mel in a posedown at the NA's.  I know she's working hard, and I am excited to do the same show as her! 
I'm definitely hoping we see something like that too.  ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 16, 2008, 07:16:58 AM
OK, I cleaned up this thread a little, although I never mind a healthy debate.  ;)

As flex and I have discussed in the past, there is a difference between a "schmoe" and an "appreciator."  The term schmoe gets used much too loosely around here, and I disagree that any male fans of FBBs are schmoes.  I think you guys are both appreciators, and I appreciate your appreciation.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 16, 2008, 03:12:34 PM
OK, I cleaned up this thread a little, although I never mind a healthy debate.  ;)

As flex and I have discussed in the past, there is a difference between a "schmoe" and an "appreciator."  The term schmoe gets used much too loosely around here, and I disagree that any male fans of FBBs are schmoes.  I think you guys are both appreciators, and I appreciate your appreciation.   ;D



There is definetely a difference Rip  ;)

Flexington " undercover schmoe" steele  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 16, 2008, 09:06:52 PM
OK, I cleaned up this thread a little, although I never mind a healthy debate.  ;)

As flex and I have discussed in the past, there is a difference between a "schmoe" and an "appreciator."  The term schmoe gets used much too loosely around here, and I disagree that any male fans of FBBs are schmoes.  I think you guys are both appreciators, and I appreciate your appreciation.   ;D



You are very smart Rip, I like that.

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on July 16, 2008, 09:43:22 PM
ummm not to burst the balsamic vinegar bubble but you may want to check the sugar in it.  I know that mine has 4 grams of sugar per serving and that is lower then some of them that I saw at the store. Maybe you have a sugar free one but not sure I have ever seen that...




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 16, 2008, 10:05:09 PM
ummm not to burst the balsamic vinegar bubble but you may want to check the sugar in it.  I know that mine has 4 grams of sugar per serving and that is lower then some of them that I saw at the store. Maybe you have a sugar free one but not sure I have ever seen that...




yea i personally use red wine vinegar, taste great on salads with olive oil.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 17, 2008, 07:08:17 AM
ummm not to burst the balsamic vinegar bubble but you may want to check the sugar in it.  I know that mine has 4 grams of sugar per serving and that is lower then some of them that I saw at the store. Maybe you have a sugar free one but not sure I have ever seen that...






LOL YIKES, good to know.  I didn't even check.  I used some to cook my last batch of chicken, but I basically just splashed it on the grill while it was cooking, and most of it cooked off...except for the sugar part, probably.   ::)

It was pretty good though.  LOL


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 17, 2008, 07:43:42 AM
I got my back fixed on Tuesday... still sore, but I did do a pretty decent leg workout last night.  Here's what I did yesterday:

AM - Cardio 55 mins

PM - Cardio 20 mins

SQUATS  Ass to calves!! 
barx15, stretch
95x15/2 sets (high reps for me...hard!!)
135x8
165x5/2 sets
135x8
Was that really ME who squatted 242 to the floor less than 3 weeks ago?  Dude, my strength is sapped...those sets with 165 were brutal.

Leg Extentions - Hammer Strength 4 sets x 12 (last two sets were drop sets, 12 and 12, for 24 reps total each)
4 SuperSets - Life Fitness seated hammy curl x 10, Life Fitness calf extensions x 20
Cardio - 10 more mins

I did the hammy curls because I haven't deadlifted much lately becuase of my back, but I am hoping to get a decent deadlift workout in maybe in 3-4 more days.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ramapo28 on July 17, 2008, 05:57:31 PM
Hey Rip!!  Just checked out your last photos!  Looking great.  There is a big difference between the 8 wks and 7 wk photos.  You are right, you really have tightened up alot.  Your legs look great!!  Really nice size to them!  Keep up the good work! :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: knny187 on July 17, 2008, 08:12:13 PM

No, I'm just in shape.  Don't get so intimidated by all 127 pounds of me.   ::)




looks like the winny is working good for you


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 18, 2008, 03:57:29 AM


looks like the winny is working good for you

Oh Brother  ::)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 18, 2008, 08:02:26 AM
Hey Rip!!  Just checked out your last photos!  Looking great.  There is a big difference between the 8 wks and 7 wk photos.  You are right, you really have tightened up alot.  Your legs look great!!  Really nice size to them!  Keep up the good work! :)

Hey Ramapo, thanks so much! I hope you had a good birthday yesterday!  ;)

Oh Brother  ::)


LOL I know.   :D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 18, 2008, 08:18:17 AM
I did double cardios yesterday, 55 mins and 48 mins, and I also did a good chest/arm workout last night:

-DB Bicep Curls - 15lbsx20, 20x15, 25x12/3 sets
-DB Incline Press (hadn't done these in AGES and I think I am much stronger, despite my strength being sapped right now) - 35x20, 45x15, 50x12, 50x10
-DB Hammer Curls - 2 large dropsets, starting with 20 lbs and going all the way down to 5 lbs, probably 25 reps each
-DB Incline Flies (another one that I hadn't done in a long time) - 3 sets 20lbsx12 with a big stretch on every rep
-Cable Rope Tricep Extension - 5 sets x 10-15
-2 supersets Cybex preacher curl (biceps) and Cybex tricep extension, 12 reps each

I didn't want to hit my triceps or chest too hard because I am doing shoulders with Carla tomorrow.  Looking forward to seeing her!!! 

I am feeling rough today.  I think I am having problems recovering from my leg workouts (Weds), as I am very sore today and I feel like I have bricks attached to my arms and legs.  I could barely get out of bed, and I just about made it through 35 minutes of very light bike riding this morning.  I'm having a few extra carbs today and am hoping to rally for a calf/ab workout and a 60 minute cardio session tonight!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: knny187 on July 18, 2008, 11:50:28 AM
 :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 18, 2008, 11:55:22 AM
:-*
something looks different here lololozz


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: knny187 on July 18, 2008, 12:02:41 PM
 ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CT_Muscle on July 19, 2008, 08:55:49 PM
Where are this weeks photo updates  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 20, 2008, 01:25:19 PM
Where are this weeks photo updates  ;D



Right here... BOOM.  Six weeks out, 126 pounds.  I drove down and saw Carla yesterday...had to borrow a posing suit from her (first time I have had one on since Junior Nats last year!  :o), and we did some posing practice. 

I still have some junk in the trunk and quite a bit to lose in the lower body, but I think things are shaping up pretty well for six weeks. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 20, 2008, 01:26:10 PM
Backside


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 20, 2008, 01:26:59 PM
And the side



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 20, 2008, 01:27:26 PM
well whatever your doing, its working! your leaning up quite a bit, great job. Your midsection fat has come down a ton, thats awesome.

And your face is really thinning out haha, looks like  you've lost about 2% bf just in your face.......

Wow just saw the pics from the back. Your back is looking great, and your hams are looking very thicke!! Losing some fat in the butt as well.

Your well on your way Rip. !!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 20, 2008, 01:32:41 PM
Rip you will be right on come show day, keep pushing!  Pics look good.  I think if you compete next year and Im sure you will, you may have to move up to the middle weight class.

That blue looks good on you.  It is now offically crunch time  :P


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 20, 2008, 01:36:27 PM
Thanks guys!  Let's hope for the LWs!!  I still see at least 6-8 pounds on my backside.  ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on July 20, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
You have always had good delts but your back and spinal erectors are amazing


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 20, 2008, 03:25:29 PM
you look great Lori.

i am happy you where able to meet with Carla.

just keep it up young lady...and the pro card is yours.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 20, 2008, 03:38:11 PM
Thanks guys!  Let's hope for the LWs!!  I still see at least 6-8 pounds on my backside.  ::)



yea you'll easily make LW's....shredded to the bone, you'll look quite impressive.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CT_Muscle on July 21, 2008, 06:45:20 AM
yea you'll easily make LW's....shredded to the bone, you'll look quite impressive.

Lookin good, what if any supps are you using to aid the fat burning? I'm pretty sure you wrote this somewhere in the thread I'm just being lazy  :P  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 21, 2008, 07:06:39 AM
Rip you look great!  Thanks for this thread..very motivating! :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: _bruce_ on July 21, 2008, 07:26:15 AM
Looking great - especially from the backside - back, glutes, legs.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Hustle Man on July 21, 2008, 09:32:10 AM
Rip you look great!  Thanks for this thread..very motivating! :)

Looking great - especially from the backside - back, glutes, legs.

I agree,

Rip you look great every part is coming in nicely. Awesome back double, you are the Incredible Hulktress!

GL

HM


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 21, 2008, 01:29:24 PM
You have always had good delts but your back and spinal erectors are amazing

Thanks... I attribute that to heavy deadlifting.   8)

you look great Lori.

i am happy you where able to meet with Carla.

just keep it up young lady...and the pro card is yours.

Thank you Bernie!   :-*

And thanks Flexington... I appreciate the support.  Keep thinking "LIGHTWEIGHT BABY"   ;D


Lookin good, what if any supps are you using to aid the fat burning? I'm pretty sure you wrote this somewhere in the thread I'm just being lazy  :P  :-*

I have been on Palumbo's fat burner (Lypolyze/Somalyze) for several weeks and will continue that right through the NAs.  I have also started Gaspari's Third Degree Burn last week and am on that now through the NAs.  I will add in Gaspari Thyrotabs for the final 4 weeks.  And I'm a caffeine junkie.   ;D


Rip you look great!  Thanks for this thread..very motivating! :)

Looking great - especially from the backside - back, glutes, legs.

I agree,

Rip you look great every part is coming in nicely. Awesome back double, you are the Incredible Hulktress!

GL

HM

Thanks guys!!  I really appreciate the support!  It's very motivating for me too.




I'm officially IN for the North Americans BTW.  I booked my flights and hotel room today.   :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 21, 2008, 08:03:33 PM
Gorgeous!  It's nice to see a natural beauty once in a while.  Your conditioning and tan looks great, love the red nail polish, sexy.

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on July 22, 2008, 10:41:00 AM
You look so GOOD   :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 22, 2008, 01:05:40 PM
Thanks jt and w8m8!   :-*

So Carla and I made some MAJOR adjustments to my diet for this week and next week, and we'll see what happens.  I am not loving these adjustments, as things are quite different than what I am used to, but variety is the spice of life, and mixing it up is what keeps things interesting and keeps the body guessing, I suppose.  I am just going to have faith and see how it goes.  I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning, and I hadn't lost any weight since last Sat, but that's OK, it was my fault for not letting more time pass before getting back on the scale.  I feel flat and smooth and soft right now.   :P

Double cardios and a good back workout yesterday.  Luv would have been proud... I got 10 wide grip pullups on my first set.  The other three sets were more in the 7-8 range, but still!

I took my cardio outside this morning.  There is a very hilly (steep too!) loop in my neighborhood that is 2.2 miles to/from my house. I did it twice this morning. It was glorious!!
Except that I got shin splints and need new sneakers badly. And the ear buds that they give you with ipods SUCK at staying in your ears when you jog. And my brand new ipod broke half way through the run and is totally dead now, and I have to return it.   >:(
But other than that, it was glorious!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 22, 2008, 01:45:42 PM
Thanks jt and w8m8!   :-*

So Carla and I made some MAJOR adjustments to my diet for this week and next week, and we'll see what happens.  I am not loving these adjustments, as things are quite different than what I am used to, but variety is the spice of life, and mixing it up is what keeps things interesting and keeps the body guessing, I suppose.  I am just going to have faith and see how it goes.  I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning, and I hadn't lost any weight since last Sat, but that's OK, it was my fault for not letting more time pass before getting back on the scale.  I feel flat and smooth and soft right now.   :P

Double cardios and a good back workout yesterday.  Luv would have been proud... I got 10 wide grip pullups on my first set.  The other three sets were more in the 7-8 range, but still!
I took my cardio outside this morning.  There is a very hilly (steep too!) loop in my neighborhood that is 2.2 miles to/from my house. I did it twice this morning. It was glorious!!
Except that I got shin splints and need new sneakers badly. And the ear buds that they give you with ipods SUCK at staying in your ears when you jog. And my brand new ipod broke half way through the run and is totally dead now, and I have to return it.   >:(
But other than that, it was glorious!!


Yes he is, stay with those Rip they will pay off, awesome job  8)

LOL yeah those earbuds with the ipod do suck, I never even used used em and bought some nice ones instead, made by Shure, I like em.  Thing is the ear buds always break down on me, seem to last like 4 months max.  They replaced the last set under warranty, I made sure and kept the recipt cause I knew i was gonna need it LOL.  Sucks about the pod, they will replace it though.

Stay strong Rip!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 23, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
Yes he is, stay with those Rip they will pay off, awesome job  8)

LOL yeah those earbuds with the ipod do suck, I never even used used em and bought some nice ones instead, made by Shure, I like em.  Thing is the ear buds always break down on me, seem to last like 4 months max.  They replaced the last set under warranty, I made sure and kept the recipt cause I knew i was gonna need it LOL.  Sucks about the pod, they will replace it though.

Stay strong Rip!


This is the second IPOD I have to return.  Total pain in my ass!  >:(

I did a chest workout last night that was OK.  I only did a short second cardio last night because it was so late, but I'm getting two hours in today for sure.

BENCH PRESS
barx15, 95x15
135x8
155x6/3 sets

INCLINE FLIES - 3 sets 20 lbs x 15

CLOSE GRIPS
115x12
95x8/2 sets with suicide grip

PEC DECK - 3 sets x 12 (last two sets were drop sets about 20 reps each)

Finished off with 2 sets of pushups.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 23, 2008, 03:55:34 PM


So Carla and I made some MAJOR adjustments to my diet for this week and next week, and we'll see what happens. 

rip, would Carla be against you posting your new diet?  It's completely understandable if she'd prefer you not post it as I assume it may be part of her livelihood....(I need to read back through this whole thread thoroughly).

But other than that, it was glorious!!


 :D


This is the second IPOD I have to return.  Total pain in my ass!  >:(




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 24, 2008, 01:28:15 PM
rip, would Carla be against you posting your new diet?  It's completely understandable if she'd prefer you not post it as I assume it may be part of her livelihood....(I need to read back through this whole thread thoroughly).

 :D





LOL I LOVE that Ipod!!   :D

I can't post the specifics of my diet for the reasons that you stated, stella... but I will tell you that it's different than anything I have EVER done before.  And it's basically the kind of diet that I have always said I would NEVER do.  That's right... no carbs.   :o

I have replaced all of my complex carbs with fats.  I eliminated protein shakes as well and dropped from seven to six meals (because the fats keep you fuller).  Two servings of fibrous veggies a day and the rest protein and fats. 

It's weird... I thought I would feel a million times worse because any time I have done no carb, I have also done no fat, which is just brutal.  But sprinkling in some fats throughout the day makes a HUGE difference in terms of filling you up and making you feel OK.  I can still function at work, which I am surprised by LOL.  It's Thursday, and I've been on this since Monday, and today is the first day where I feel like I am dragging ass a little bit.  But I have felt better this week than many weeks prior to this one.  And this morning, I had 5 oz. ground buffalo with an omega egg on top, sunny side up... although I would have preferred about 12 oz. and 2-3 eggs, it was a REALLY delicious breakfast!  I get steak and nuts as well, which are two things that I totally crave on my old plan. 

So we'll see what happens.  I wasn't planning on taking progress pics this weekend, but I might go ahead and take some just to see what I look like after a week of zero carbs. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on July 24, 2008, 02:00:52 PM
I have been on Palumbo's fat burner (Lypolyze/Somalyze) for several weeks and will continue that right through the NAs.  I have also started Gaspari's Third Degree Burn last week and am on that now through the NAs.  I will add in Gaspari Thyrotabs for the final 4 weeks.  And I'm a caffeine junkie.   ;D

If you had to compare any of these products to just a regular ECA, which one is better?

i'm thinking about cutting down 15 pounds and due to my work schedule morning cardio is almost impossible, so i wanted some "help". ECA works great for me, but i'd like your opinion on the other stuff.

I agree that your back and erectors look fantastic!

Keep up the good work, you look right on track!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 24, 2008, 02:06:16 PM
If you had to compare any of these products to just a regular ECA, which one is better?

i'm thinking about cutting down 15 pounds and due to my work schedule morning cardio is almost impossible, so i wanted some "help". ECA works great for me, but i'd like your opinion on the other stuff.

I agree that your back and erectors look fantastic!

Keep up the good work, you look right on track!

8)


If you can handle ECA, it's the way to go.  I can't handle it, I'm a pussy.   ;D

Third Degree Burn is great, but it's discontinued.  The new product is Cytolean, which I like a lot too, but again, I think that none of these will beat a good ECA stack if you can hang with it.

The good thing is that you can take Palumbo's stuff with other stimulant-based fat burners because his is non-stim.  I was skeptical at first, and I had some stomach issues adjusting to it, but I do think that it's effective, and I like the nighttime formula quite a bit because it has melatonin in it and it helps you sleep.

There's a fat burner thread on this board that has a lot of good info/suggestions....

And thanks OL!   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on July 24, 2008, 02:11:02 PM

If you can handle ECA, it's the way to go.  I can't handle it, I'm a pussy.   ;D

Third Degree Burn is great, but it's discontinued.  The new product is Cytolean, which I like a lot too, but again, I think that none of these will beat a good ECA stack if you can hang with it.

The good thing is that you can take Palumbo's stuff with other stimulant-based fat burners because his is non-stim.  I was skeptical at first, and I had some stomach issues adjusting to it, but I do think that it's effective, and I like the nighttime formula quite a bit because it has melatonin in it and it helps you sleep.

There's a fat burner thread on this board that has a lot of good info/suggestions....

And thanks OL!   :-*

Awesome!

Thanks for the quick reply, i will read over that thread.

Good luck!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 24, 2008, 05:42:54 PM


LOL I LOVE that Ipod!!   :D

I can't post the specifics of my diet for the reasons that you stated, stella... but I will tell you that it's different than anything I have EVER done before.  And it's basically the kind of diet that I have always said I would NEVER do.  That's right... no carbs.   :o

I have replaced all of my complex carbs with fats.  I eliminated protein shakes as well and dropped from seven to six meals (because the fats keep you fuller).  Two servings of fibrous veggies a day and the rest protein and fats. 

It's weird... I thought I would feel a million times worse because any time I have done no carb, I have also done no fat, which is just brutal.  But sprinkling in some fats throughout the day makes a HUGE difference in terms of filling you up and making you feel OK.  I can still function at work, which I am surprised by LOL.  It's Thursday, and I've been on this since Monday, and today is the first day where I feel like I am dragging ass a little bit.  But I have felt better this week than many weeks prior to this one.  And this morning, I had 5 oz. ground buffalo with an omega egg on top, sunny side up... although I would have preferred about 12 oz. and 2-3 eggs, it was a REALLY delicious breakfast!  I get steak and nuts as well, which are two things that I totally crave on my old plan. 

So we'll see what happens.  I wasn't planning on taking progress pics this weekend, but I might go ahead and take some just to see what I look like after a week of zero carbs. 


Thanks rip!  Yes, please take and post the pics.......And that breakfast does sound delicious!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 25, 2008, 10:17:34 AM
It's Friday and I am dragging ass.  But I drag ass every Friday, so I can't say for sure it's the lack of carbs.  Something must be working because I weighed in at 122.4 this morning.   :o

I was REALLY tired yesterday too, but I haven't felt terrible this week at all.  I have had fewer migraines this week than previous weeks too (none so far this week and I have really been struggling with them this year). 
I did one hour on the bike yesterday morning and then a tough leg workout last night.  10 mins of climbing stairs after legs was all I could handle.  I got up this morning and did 55 minutes on the elliptical, but I was sore, and it was brutal.  It was one of those cardio sessions where I spent every single minute of it trying to talk myself into staying on the elliptical.  Got it done though.  Gonna do ARMS and another cardio session tonight. 

Here's a summary of my leg workout from yesterday.

SQUATS - ass to calves, you know it!
Barx15
95x15
115x12
145x8
165x6
165x6
165x6
95x15

Seated Calf Raises - with 70 pounds on the bar, I did these in btw squats and SLDLs, probably about 5-6 sets x 15 or so

SLDL - because I haven't deadlifted in a couple of weeks and wanted to hit the hammies
95x15
115x15
135x10
135x10

Leg Extensions - used the Nautilus machine, I think.  I did 5 sets with a squeeze at the top.  Last 2 sets were drop sets (20+ reps), and last two sets were also supersets with the Nautilus lying hammy curl machine, which I also did as a dropset.

I did a couple extra unweighted calf raises on my left calf and a couple extra lying hammy curls with a squeeze on my left hammy, both of which are lagging way behind my right side.   ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on July 25, 2008, 12:28:41 PM
Hi Lori!  We competed together in "figure" a couple years back and I was browsing the message boards and was excited to see that you have a contest thread for bodybuilding!  How exciting!  You are working your butt off, girl, wow!!!  I will bookmark this thread so I can watch you as you count down to show time.  Hang in there with the no-carbs diet....it is sooooo hard!!!  Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 25, 2008, 12:50:04 PM
Hi Lori!  We competed together in "figure" a couple years back and I was browsing the message boards and was excited to see that you have a contest thread for bodybuilding!  How exciting!  You are working your butt off, girl, wow!!!  I will bookmark this thread so I can watch you as you count down to show time.  Hang in there with the no-carbs diet....it is sooooo hard!!!  Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Michele W.P.


Hey Michele!  Holy cow!  Long time, no see!  Great to hear from you! 
Thanks so much for checking up on me...I'm still at it lol, although my figure days are far behind me now.
Definitely keep in touch... let me know what you're up to this year, and be sure to say HI to your hubby too!  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on July 25, 2008, 12:58:44 PM
I know it's been a long time!  I haven't competed this year and probably won't consider it until next year with my work schedule.  I'm more than happy to live vicariously through you though..LOL..  Yes, I can see - no more figure for you - and I say good for you!  I'm looking forward to those progress pix :)

xoxo
Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 25, 2008, 11:31:29 PM
stay strong lori!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Vet on July 26, 2008, 10:08:32 PM


LOL I LOVE that Ipod!!   :D

I can't post the specifics of my diet for the reasons that you stated, stella... but I will tell you that it's different than anything I have EVER done before.  And it's basically the kind of diet that I have always said I would NEVER do.  That's right... no carbs.   :o

I have replaced all of my complex carbs with fats.  I eliminated protein shakes as well and dropped from seven to six meals (because the fats keep you fuller).  Two servings of fibrous veggies a day and the rest protein and fats. 

It's weird... I thought I would feel a million times worse because any time I have done no carb, I have also done no fat, which is just brutal.  But sprinkling in some fats throughout the day makes a HUGE difference in terms of filling you up and making you feel OK.  I can still function at work, which I am surprised by LOL.  It's Thursday, and I've been on this since Monday, and today is the first day where I feel like I am dragging ass a little bit.  But I have felt better this week than many weeks prior to this one.  And this morning, I had 5 oz. ground buffalo with an omega egg on top, sunny side up... although I would have preferred about 12 oz. and 2-3 eggs, it was a REALLY delicious breakfast!  I get steak and nuts as well, which are two things that I totally crave on my old plan. 

So we'll see what happens.  I wasn't planning on taking progress pics this weekend, but I might go ahead and take some just to see what I look like after a week of zero carbs. 



That sounds like a variation of Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale’s anabolic diet (which some would call a variation of a keto type diet).  Are you carb loading 1-2 days per week?   And are you really doing 0 carbs?  You need a minimal amount for brain function...   



And the pics look good.   ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 27, 2008, 07:34:20 AM
That sounds like a variation of Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale’s anabolic diet (which some would call a variation of a keto type diet).  Are you carb loading 1-2 days per week?   And are you really doing 0 carbs?  You need a minimal amount for brain function...   



And the pics look good.   ;)




Thanks Vet.  :)

I did pretty much zero carbs this whole week, except for maybe like 30-40g fibrous veggies, in two servings.  I'm not carb loading YET, one more week I think, and then Carla is going to put carbs back into my diet.  I'm not going zero carb all the way to the show. 

I feel OK, although I have to confess I was voraciously hungry last night - like to the point where I didn't care what I ate - and I put down about 1/3 jar of peanut butter and an extra piece of lean steak.   :-[

I'm not terribly worried about it.  I weighed 121.6 yesterday morning and weighed 122.6 this morning, so I am holding some water - of course on the day when I want to take pics, but whatever.  ::)

Did double cardios Friday and yesterday, shoulders Friday and arms yesterday.  Just did 55 mins on the elliptical this morning, and I will hit the gym later today but I am not sure yet what I am going to lift.  I'll prolly take some pics even though I am a bit watery today.  I'm fairly happy with where my weight is at for just under 5 weeks out. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 27, 2008, 08:38:24 AM



Thanks Vet.  :)

I did pretty much zero carbs this whole week, except for maybe like 30-40g fibrous veggies, in two servings.  I'm not carb loading YET, one more week I think, and then Carla is going to put carbs back into my diet.  I'm not going zero carb all the way to the show. 

I feel OK, although I have to confess I was voraciously hungry last night - like to the point where I didn't care what I ate - and I put down about 1/3 jar of peanut butter and an extra piece of lean steak.   :-[
I'm not terribly worried about it.  I weighed 121.6 yesterday morning and weighed 122.6 this morning, so I am holding some water - of course on the day when I want to take pics, but whatever.  ::)

Did double cardios Friday and yesterday, shoulders Friday and arms yesterday.  Just did 55 mins on the elliptical this morning, and I will hit the gym later today but I am not sure yet what I am going to lift.  I'll prolly take some pics even though I am a bit watery today.  I'm fairly happy with where my weight is at for just under 5 weeks out. 



Hahahah Funny!! LOL   :P  Sounds like me from my partying days, damn munchies  ;D   Nice leg work out too Rip thats a good girl  :)

That sounds like a variation of Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale’s anabolic diet (which some would call a variation of a keto type diet).  Are you carb loading 1-2 days per week?   And are you really doing 0 carbs?  You need a minimal amount for brain function...   


And the pics look good.   ;)

When your body is on zero carbs there is an internal reaction that will convert fats to carbs for survival.  This is involuantary.  I will research the science more if needed.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 27, 2008, 09:11:15 AM
Hahahah Funny!! LOL   :P  Sounds like me from my partying days, damn munchies  ;D   Nice leg work out too Rip thats a good girl  :)

When your body is on zero carbs there is an internal reaction that will convert fats to carbs for survival.  This is involuantary.  I will research the science more if needed.
not trying to argue with you or anything, but that is impossible. Carbs and fats are two totally different entities.

When not consuming carbs your body will turn fats into KETONES which your brain will use for energy. Hence the name, "keto diet"

:)..........I didnt get a degree in this shit for nothing  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 27, 2008, 01:53:31 PM
not trying to argue with you or anything, but that is impossible. Carbs and fats are two totally different entities.

When not consuming carbs your body will turn fats into KETONES which your brain will use for energy. Hence the name, "keto diet"

:)..........I didnt get a degree in this shit for nothing  ;)

Hey very good, Im not even gonna look it up then.  I just knew there was a conversion process taking place to replace the missing carbs.  Thanks for explaining it further and more accurately.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 27, 2008, 03:13:23 PM
One thing I Have noticed for sure from the keto diet is that while my mood is generally better (I am not as cranky) and I like the food better, my energy levels are in the shitter, and my mental awareness is not all there.  Everything hurts and my legs are very very very tired. 
I am definitely more out of it than I am when I have carbs.   :-\

No pics today, I was way tooo tired to deal with it.  Maybe some in the middle of the week, if not then I will do them at 4 weeks out next weekend.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on July 27, 2008, 03:26:15 PM
One thing I Have noticed for sure from the keto diet is that while my mood is generally better (I am not as cranky) and I like the food better, my energy levels are in the shitter, and my mental awareness is not all there.  Everything hurts and my legs are very very very tired. 
I am definitely more out of it than I am when I have carbs.   :-\

No pics today, I was way tooo tired to deal with it.  Maybe some in the middle of the week, if not then I will do them at 4 weeks out next weekend.  :)



thats strange, because your energy levels should stay pretty constant and your mental awareness should be greater since your not having the ups and downs related to your blood sugar surging and lowering all day long. Be sure to watch out over eating your nuts and butters, because they do have carbs in them. And if your eating too much, it can cos you to dip out of ketosis because your having too many of those carbs for your body to go fully into keto. ( just my $ 0.02 )

Most likely your body is still adjusting to it, some people become "fat adapted" in days and others take up to 2 weeks. Dont give up on it yet, since you havent been doing it for too long. After about 10 days u shoudl feel fantastic.

ive ate carbs about 6 times in teh past 8 weeks, and i feel fantastic, and my metabolism is faster than ever, so dont worry, it'll get u there ! :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Arnold jr on July 27, 2008, 04:22:25 PM
Once you get into the keto diet...this can take a good wk to adjust...you should start feeling a lot better. From what I've seen, it typically takes most people at least 3-4 days to adjust, but for some reason for some women it can take at least a wk, if not a few days more.

Give it time and you should come around. of course this is assuming that once you're fully in ketosis that you stay in ketosis. If you have an entire day or 2 of carb eating and then go right back into the keto diet, then you will have to start the physicall adjustment all over again. granted, if this happens for whatever reason, it should not take you as long to adjust as it did the first time.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Vet on July 28, 2008, 10:43:38 AM
Once you get into the keto diet...this can take a good wk to adjust...you should start feeling a lot better. From what I've seen, it typically takes most people at least 3-4 days to adjust, but for some reason for some women it can take at least a wk, if not a few days more.

Give it time and you should come around. of course this is assuming that once you're fully in ketosis that you stay in ketosis. If you have an entire day or 2 of carb eating and then go right back into the keto diet, then you will have to start the physicall adjustment all over again. granted, if this happens for whatever reason, it should not take you as long to adjust as it did the first time.

Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale’s anabolic diet is a bit different than a "keto diet".  Its more of a "carb cycling" type diet with the idea that you won't loose quite as much muscle mass.   The first two weeks are basically a no more than 50 grams of carbs per day, high protein, higher fat weeks.   Then there are two days of carb loading, then more low carb.   The higher fat is recommended so that the body starts not only metabolizing fat, but also utilizing dietary fat rather than storing it.   


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 28, 2008, 11:30:15 AM
Well, adjustment or not, I can't say that I am really loving the keto diet.  I started out liking it alot because I got to eat things like steak and nuts, which I haven't had much of in weeks.  But the novelty has worn off... and now I am just tired all the time, and slightly braindead.  Do those of you who are on keto diets have to use your brains for work during the day?  I find myself staring at my computer screen, eyes glazed over, wondering wtf am I supposed to be doing and why am I blanking out?  Yesterday, my arms and legs were so tired, they were hardly working.   

I am also flat as a pancake, can't see my abs anymore at all, and cannot get a pump to save my life in the gym.   :-\

Anyway, I am still sticking with it for now, because that's just the way it goes, but I am going to talk to Carla this week, and I am assuming that we'll go back to something I am more accustomed to for the final weeks of this contest prep.  Who knows what I will be doing, but no matter what, I will be listening to Carla and putting my faith in her for this prep.  Let's all keep our fingers crossed and see how things go.

Did calves and abs yesterday, along with double cardio.  Rode the bike for 55 mins this morning.  123 pounds this morning, not sure what's going on with my weight.  I don't like the way I look right now either.  But I will be FINE!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 28, 2008, 01:53:43 PM
How are you sleeping Ripitup?  I know you have been using a couple/few fat burners they could have your CNS fried out?  This leads to that weak, tired feeling.

I would pull them all out but one, maybe even a break from that for a week or so.  Just a thought.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 28, 2008, 07:49:21 PM
How are you sleeping Ripitup?  I know you have been using a couple/few fat burners they could have your CNS fried out?  This leads to that weak, tired feeling.

I would pull them all out but one, maybe even a break from that for a week or so.  Just a thought.


I fully agree.  I am hitting the "RESET" button tomorrow... going back to my old diet, and dropping all stimulants except caffeine until the weekend.  I have to go out of town for a few days for work, but I'll stick to my old diet and get my cardios and training in, and just try to get through the week.  Then we'll see what's shakin' at four weeks out.

Here are a few random (not so great lol) pics I took this evening on the way to the gym.  I wanted to see what 8 days of zero carbs did to me before I switch back.  I'll be adding in about 40-50g complex carbs and dropping the fat down. 

I am relatively pleased with where I am for 4.5 weeks out.  I think that I am on track.  Legs are starting to come in!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 28, 2008, 07:50:35 PM
My back looks like it needs an adjustment.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 28, 2008, 07:51:42 PM
Side poses are coming along...


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 28, 2008, 09:11:01 PM
" what's shakin' " - ripitupbaby

HAHAH i loled so much when I read you typed that :)

The return of the booty shorts finally, omg they are so HOT!

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on July 28, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
you're on target Lori.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on July 28, 2008, 09:32:31 PM
wow....i disapear for a few days....and GOOD LORD.....

you look great Lori....sorry you are having problems with the diet.

but you look phenominal...and im sure you are going to do amazingly at your show.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on July 29, 2008, 04:04:37 AM
Rip looking tighter!!  Good work you will kick some ass.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 29, 2008, 05:20:50 AM
Thanks!  For anyone who remembers last year, the pics at five weeks out were the MD Booty contest pics ::) and the ones in the superman outfit on that dock... It's only a few days difference from those pics, but I think I am definitely tighter, and I think that my legs look quite a bit better. 

I rallied and did a decent back workout last night after we took those pics, and another 40 mins of cardio.  Did almost an hour on the elliptical this morning, and I'll hit the gym somewhere from the road this afternoon.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 29, 2008, 09:27:06 AM
oh my gosh look at the great bodonkadonk on Rip! :o :o :o

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=265008;image)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on July 29, 2008, 09:32:04 AM
looking good Rip, you could bounce quarters off that ass.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on July 29, 2008, 09:49:14 AM
 ;D         GO   RIP  !!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 29, 2008, 10:22:40 AM
Thanks for the support guys!   ;D

I am headed out of town for a couple of days, leaving early and hitting the gym on the road.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: blinky on July 29, 2008, 11:28:04 AM
you look fantastic Rip!! your back is awesome

and yes i have to say that your butt ....  :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on July 29, 2008, 11:55:10 AM
Back detail is already there...looks ahead of schedule.

You have awesome legs Lori, your quads are huge!

Great work!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on July 29, 2008, 12:25:01 PM
Thanks!  For anyone who remembers last year, the pics at five weeks out were the MD Booty contest pics ::) and the ones in the superman outfit on that dock... It's only a few days difference from those pics, but I think I am definitely tighter, and I think that my legs look quite a bit better. 

Agree!  You look great Lori :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on July 29, 2008, 01:16:23 PM
looking good Rip, you could bounce quarters off that ass.
I've got something else I'd like to smack up against it.  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on July 29, 2008, 03:09:25 PM
 :o Wow Lori - what a difference!  You have a lot more lines - and your legs have definitely started to come in!!  Amazing!!!

As for the no carb diets and losing muscle- I tried Atkins about 10 yrs ago and wasted away to 115lbs w/ no muscle (I'm 5'7") and my family thought I was sick...it definitely wastes away muscle after long-term use....but when I've done no carbs for a short period of time for competition prep, BAM, bodyfat loss...  So it's quite a science!!  Carla is amazing so I would definitely trust what she tells you to do for diet...stay strong - only 4.5 weeks until showtime! 

P.S. what is the first meal/food you are looking forward to??

Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 30, 2008, 06:12:34 PM
hahahaha thank you guys!!  :-*




:o Wow Lori - what a difference!  You have a lot more lines - and your legs have definitely started to come in!!  Amazing!!!

As for the no carb diets and losing muscle- I tried Atkins about 10 yrs ago and wasted away to 115lbs w/ no muscle (I'm 5'7") and my family thought I was sick...it definitely wastes away muscle after long-term use....but when I've done no carbs for a short period of time for competition prep, BAM, bodyfat loss...  So it's quite a science!!  Carla is amazing so I would definitely trust what she tells you to do for diet...stay strong - only 4.5 weeks until showtime! 

P.S. what is the first meal/food you are looking forward to??

Michele W.P.



You know what's funny is that this time around, I have been so focused on the prep and training that I haven't thought much about what I am looking forward to eating.  Plus, Nationals is 12 weeks after the NA's - I can't even believe I am going to try to prep for that but we'll think about that later - so I can't go crazy, which is prolly a good thing. 

ICE CREAM is way at the top of the list, as always.  Ben and Jerry's, DQ Blizzards.  Lots of Reeses' PB Cups.  M&Ms.
And I am DYING for some coffee drinks made with milk and caramel, etc.  White Chocolate Mochas.  The Starbucks Mint Chocolate Chip Frappucino has been calling my name for a while now.  Doughnuts...definitely some glazed doughnuts.

Definitely ribs.  BBQ baby back ribs.

Oh, and Jenny makes all kinds of goodies.  She's supposed to be bringing me coconut macaroons and some brownies. 


OK maybe I have been thinking about it a little.   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 30, 2008, 06:18:07 PM
HAHAHA epic cravings post, hope you don't break tonight it sounds like your about to have a diet meltdown  :P 

you ain't the only one.

Ditto

I've got something else I'd like to smack up against it.  :-*

me too!

looking good Rip, you could bounce quarters off that ass.

what does that mean?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: tu_holmes on July 30, 2008, 06:36:21 PM
HAHAHA epic cravings post, hope you don't break tonight it sounds like your about to have a diet meltdown  :P 

Ditto

me too!

what does that mean?

In the military, you used to test how well a bed was made by "bouncing a quarter" off of the bed.

If it bounced, then the sides were tucked in correctly and the sheets and spread were tight.

Same thing applies to Rip's ass he's saying.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 30, 2008, 06:39:41 PM
hahahah lol, thx for telling me, good story


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on July 30, 2008, 08:51:07 PM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=265008;image)

YOU COULD BOUNCE QUARTERS OFF THAT ASS! :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: benz on July 30, 2008, 08:56:04 PM
In the military, you used to test how well a bed was made by "bouncing a quarter" off of the bed.

If it bounced, then the sides were tucked in correctly and the sheets and spread were tight.

Same thing applies to Rip's ass he's saying.

thanks to that i spent many nights as guard while i was in the army, fucking coins :(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ricosauve on July 31, 2008, 08:44:22 AM
Side poses are coming along...

Looking good sys!!!!!! keep it up!!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on July 31, 2008, 12:32:30 PM
Looking good sys!!!!!! keep it up!!!!


Thanks Rico!!  I better see you this weekend!!!  ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on July 31, 2008, 03:14:57 PM
hahahaha thank you guys!!  :-*






You know what's funny is that this time around, I have been so focused on the prep and training that I haven't thought much about what I am looking forward to eating.  Plus, Nationals is 12 weeks after the NA's - I can't even believe I am going to try to prep for that but we'll think about that later - so I can't go crazy, which is prolly a good thing. 

ICE CREAM is way at the top of the list, as always.  Ben and Jerry's, DQ Blizzards.  Lots of Reeses' PB Cups.  M&Ms.
And I am DYING for some coffee drinks made with milk and caramel, etc.  White Chocolate Mochas.  The Starbucks Mint Chocolate Chip Frappucino has been calling my name for a while now.  Doughnuts...definitely some glazed doughnuts.

Definitely ribs.  BBQ baby back ribs.

Oh, and Jenny makes all kinds of goodies.  She's supposed to be bringing me coconut macaroons and some brownies. 


OK maybe I have been thinking about it a little.   ;D

Too funny!!!  That's a whole lotta sugar!  I'm sure the thought of what you will be able to eat will keep you going (along with that winning placement of course).  Who knows, after the show when you have your mini-binge, maybe it'll kickstart things again and you'll be on stage looking even better than ever for the NAs...especially since you will be asking your body for another 12 weeks of cooperation!

So for coffee - are you drinking it black or have you eliminated it altogether? 

By the way, your calves look amazing, Lori.  Gorgeous!

xoxo Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 01, 2008, 08:32:38 AM
Too funny!!!  That's a whole lotta sugar!  I'm sure the thought of what you will be able to eat will keep you going (along with that winning placement of course).  Who knows, after the show when you have your mini-binge, maybe it'll kickstart things again and you'll be on stage looking even better than ever for the NAs...especially since you will be asking your body for another 12 weeks of cooperation!

So for coffee - are you drinking it black or have you eliminated it altogether? 

By the way, your calves look amazing, Lori.  Gorgeous!

xoxo Michele W.P.


Aww thanks Michele!  I am so glad you found me here, and it's nice to have you posting on this board!!   :-*

Coffee is one of my few "indulgences" if you can call it that.  Last year, I kept coffee in with a little splash of skim milk, right up until the final week, pretty much whenever I wanted it.  This year, I have one big cup in the morning before my cardio...with a TINY splash of skim (just to cut the bitterness a little) and equal or splenda.  Then, if I have any coffee after that first cup, it's black with equal or splenda only.  I LOVE Starbucks Americano's, so I usually do one of those with five shots and 2 splendas.  I cannot WAIT to have an Iced White Chocolate Mocha Americano!!

I forgot to add to my food list a BIG greasy spoon diner breakfast.  That is a necessity!!  Bacon, eggs, pancakes, hash, coffee with cream, sausages, waffles, hash browns with cheese, all of the above!!  We'll go for one of those after the show for sure!

The plan is for the mini-binge to be VERY mini...like 2-3 days after the NA's.  And then about 2 weeks of "down time" - not dieting HARD, but having maybe like 1-2 non-diet meals a day instead of just pigging out, and only one cardio session per day.  And then 10 weeks of double cardios and HARD training and dieting for Nationals, if I can handle it! 

I weighed 122.0 this morning...4 weeks out!  Progress pics hopefully sometime this weekend... :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 01, 2008, 08:40:59 AM

Aww thanks Michele!  I am so glad you found me here, and it's nice to have you posting on this board!!   :-*

Coffee is one of my few "indulgences" if you can call it that.  Last year, I kept coffee in with a little splash of skim milk, right up until the final week, pretty much whenever I wanted it.  This year, I have one big cup in the morning before my cardio...with a TINY splash of skim (just to cut the bitterness a little) and equal or splenda.  Then, if I have any coffee after that first cup, it's black with equal or splenda only.  I LOVE Starbucks Americano's, so I usually do one of those with five shots and 2 splendas.  I cannot WAIT to have an Iced White Chocolate Mocha Americano!!

I forgot to add to my food list a BIG greasy spoon diner breakfast.  That is a necessity!!  Bacon, eggs, pancakes, hash, coffee with cream, sausages, waffles, hash browns with cheese, all of the above!!  We'll go for one of those after the show for sure!

The plan is for the mini-binge to be VERY mini...like 2-3 days after the NA's.  And then about 2 weeks of "down time" - not dieting HARD, but having maybe like 1-2 non-diet meals a day instead of just pigging out, and only one cardio session per day.  And then 10 weeks of double cardios and HARD training and dieting for Nationals, if I can handle it! 

I weighed 122.0 this morning...4 weeks out!  Progress pics hopefully sometime this weekend... :)



ur plan sounds great lori, im sure your going to "bring it" though, so i just hope those other girls are ready!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 01, 2008, 08:41:31 AM
122.....awesome, you are almost there young lady.

you are going to kick some major booty.....


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 01, 2008, 08:47:05 AM
ur plan sounds great lori, im sure your going to "bring it" though, so i just hope those other girls are ready!  :)

I hope to bring my A Game BABY!  The BEST part about my plan, to me, is the two weeks without double cardios.  Right now, I would love to just sleep for a few days lol.   :P


122.....awesome, you are almost there young lady.

you are going to kick some major booty.....


Thanks Bernie!!  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 01, 2008, 08:56:24 AM
how much cardio are u doing rip?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 01, 2008, 09:04:20 AM
how much cardio are u doing rip?


I am doing double cardios...Carla saw my pics from this week and really wants me to do triples, but I just don't have enough time in the day.  She prefers cardio session to be 45 mins MAX, but I've extended my two sessions to 50-60 minutes each since I can't get triples in, so I am getting in somewhere btw 90 and 120 minutes a day in total. 
On the weekends, I will try to do triples, although it only happened once so far.  Occasionally, I get out for a 20-25 minute powerwalk at lunchtime at work, but I haven't had time for that lately either.  ::)
Next Weds., my boss wants me to go take a noontime spin class with him, which is GREAT because I can get a triple in that day! 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 01, 2008, 09:14:43 AM
Rip is a machine, plain and simple.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on August 01, 2008, 12:35:13 PM
triple cardio  :o 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 01, 2008, 04:18:52 PM
i can see it now....

**rip walks into the room**

**looks at her selected cardio equipment for the day**

and says,

" I will break you."

HA...:p

just keep on pushing there lil lady.  i know in my heart you will look fantastic on that stage.  all of your determination and sacrifice will pay off in the end.  just keep you head up and eyes on the prize....


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 02, 2008, 12:58:27 PM
you should post up your picture and show me what a ripped up specimen you are and give me some motivation.

I think id rather see Rip's pictures!! :) ................Come on Lori! Where are the weekend pics at  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 02, 2008, 02:58:26 PM
Looking H A W T rip!  Spot on gf!  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 02, 2008, 06:47:17 PM
LOL no fighting in this thread.   :)

My legs have been so sore for the last two days!  Yesterday, I did double cardios, I think close to 60 mins each.  This morning, I rode the bike for 65 mins, climbed stairs this afternoon for 55 mins, and then did a pretty good shoulder workout tonight.  I'll try to take some progress pics tomorrow. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 02, 2008, 08:05:14 PM
LOL no fighting in this thread.   :)

My legs have been so sore for the last two days!  Yesterday, I did double cardios, I think close to 60 mins each.  This morning, I rode the bike for 65 mins, climbed stairs this afternoon for 55 mins, and then did a pretty good shoulder workout tonight.  I'll try to take some progress pics tomorrow. 


post dem pics :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 02, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
LOL no fighting in this thread.   :)

My legs have been so sore for the last two days!  Yesterday, I did double cardios, I think close to 60 mins each.  This morning, I rode the bike for 65 mins, climbed stairs this afternoon for 55 mins, and then did a pretty good shoulder workout tonight.  I'll try to take some progress pics tomorrow. 


They are all fighting over you! 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 03, 2008, 08:06:49 AM
LOL OK I think I got them all this time.  No more fighting!   :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 03, 2008, 05:44:43 PM
LOL OK I think I got them all this time.  No more fighting!   :)



Lol you are wonderful 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 04, 2008, 06:04:32 PM
Double cardios Fri, Sat, and Sun.  I can't remember what I lifted though lol.  I know I did biceps and calves Sunday.
Today was 65 mins AM on the elliptical, 60 mins PM on the elliptical, and a pretty decent chest workout.  No need to post my numbers these days because they are not very impressive, but I did manage to do DB incline presses with 50 pounds for three sets of 10. 

Only a couple progress pics from this past weekend... I wasn't really thrilled with the pics.  I am happy with how my back and upper body are coming along, but DAMN my lower body and esp my ass are taking a long time to tighten up!   >:(

I'll take a full set of progress pics this weekend at 3 weeks out... and then I think I am going into hiding until the show.  ;)




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 04, 2008, 07:31:08 PM
your back looks f'ing unreal.....wow

just keep going young lady....you going to freaking ROCK


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 04, 2008, 07:40:35 PM
Double cardios Fri, Sat, and Sun.  I can't remember what I lifted though lol.  I know I did biceps and calves Sunday.
Today was 65 mins AM on the elliptical, 60 mins PM on the elliptical, and a pretty decent chest workout.  No need to post my numbers these days because they are not very impressive, but I did manage to do DB incline presses with 50 pounds for three sets of 10. 

Only a couple progress pics from this past weekend... I wasn't really thrilled with the pics.  I am happy with how my back and upper body are coming along, but DAMN my lower body and esp my ass are taking a long time to tighten up!   >:(

I'll take a full set of progress pics this weekend at 3 weeks out... and then I think I am going into hiding until the show.  ;)



You still have a lil junk in da trunk, but the back has come in nicely.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 04, 2008, 07:55:11 PM
damn lori your back looks f'n awesome!! the rest of your backside is coming along! just keep chugging away!!

Glen


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on August 04, 2008, 07:57:42 PM
Wow Rip, you look amazing. You are the best of the best. Good luck with everything Champ! :)


              P.S. I totally agree with everyone, your back looks insane. WHOA.  :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 04, 2008, 08:29:01 PM
Keep pushing Rip! the upper body is looking lean.  The rest will come in by show time, stay strong  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 04, 2008, 10:59:12 PM
Let your man take that ass to town and that should get some striagtions in those quads and hams and butt.

When I saw this pink swimsuit I almost spontantiously cumbusted, holy cow Rip you look amazing! :D

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on August 05, 2008, 05:09:33 AM
your lower body will come in but that back is unreal. :o It's all about staying consistent from now on in, keep doing what's working Lori!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 05, 2008, 07:13:53 AM
When I saw this pink swimsuit I almost spontantiously cumbusted, holy cow Rip you look amazing! :D

jt
Too much info, brother.  :-X


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on August 05, 2008, 08:37:52 AM
Double cardios Fri, Sat, and Sun.  I can't remember what I lifted though lol.  I know I did biceps and calves Sunday.
Today was 65 mins AM on the elliptical, 60 mins PM on the elliptical, and a pretty decent chest workout.  No need to post my numbers these days because they are not very impressive, but I did manage to do DB incline presses with 50 pounds for three sets of 10. 

Only a couple progress pics from this past weekend... I wasn't really thrilled with the pics.  I am happy with how my back and upper body are coming along, but DAMN my lower body and esp my ass are taking a long time to tighten up!   >:(

I'll take a full set of progress pics this weekend at 3 weeks out... and then I think I am going into hiding until the show.  ;)




Hey girl - Every week you are looking better and better!  How exciting!!!  I hate to make excuses, but I think the sunlight really washed out your lines in your legs....bad angle... Speaking of, we know the legs are the last to come in but I'll bet you we will see a difference next week with them!!  Maybe you can get a couple of triple cardios in this week?   :-\  If not, how does Carla feel about one of your cardio sessions being a short burst (30 -40 mins) of interval training????

Geezus...your upper body is looking absolutely UNREAL....  I love you in pink too :)

Stay focused this week - you are so close!!!!

xoxo
Michele W.P.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 05, 2008, 09:27:03 AM
Thanks for the support, all of you guys.  It really means alot.  I hope I can make you all proud in a few weeks.   8)




Hey girl - Every week you are looking better and better!  How exciting!!!  I hate to make excuses, but I think the sunlight really washed out your lines in your legs....bad angle... Speaking of, we know the legs are the last to come in but I'll bet you we will see a difference next week with them!!  Maybe you can get a couple of triple cardios in this week?   :-\  If not, how does Carla feel about one of your cardio sessions being a short burst (30 -40 mins) of interval training????

Geezus...your upper body is looking absolutely UNREAL....  I love you in pink too :)

Stay focused this week - you are so close!!!!

xoxo
Michele W.P.




LOL YES, the lighting...bad lighting!!   ;D
Thanks so much Michele! 
Actually, sunlight is tough for seeing lines and muscle separation, it totally washes you out, esp when it's really direct like that.  Oh well.  I always say if you can take a good pic like that in sunlight, then you can take a good pic anywhere!

The legs are always the last thing to come in, for sure!  I think that I am forgetting how HARD this is and how long it takes to get in contest shape, and am just being impatient lol.  I actually think I may be ahead of where I was last year.  My back says that I am ahead for sure!  So I just have to keep at it, and the legs have to follow.  The only thing that worries me is that as my legs tighten up and get smaller, I could compromise some muscle in my upper body, which I don't want to do.  But we're just going to keep on pressing on!!

I did talk to Carla yesterday about all of it.  I'm at two cardios, 50-60 mins each, and a third cardio any time there is an opportunity (ie never ;D).  The third cardio will be intervals/sprints and a shorter duration, as you suggested Michele, or else I will do more sprints/running for my morning cardio.  I'm actually scheduled for a spin class tomorrow at noon with my boss - he's been asking me to go with him for a while during our lunch hour, and it's only Wedsnesdays - so I am going to get the triple in tomorrow, and I may do it next Weds too. 

And while it has become clear that I am extremely carb-sensitive, insulin-sensitive, and terribly stimulant-sensitive, we have decided to leave carbs in my diet so that I can get through the adjustment and shed the water I am retaining, and so that we can fill me out a little at the end if necessary.  This week, it's only 1/2 cup of brown rice at breakfast and some veggies during the day, but that's better than nothing!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 05, 2008, 01:19:44 PM
man your butt is so hot


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 05, 2008, 01:50:19 PM
I agree w/mcswage, the lighting had a big impact on how your legs look in these last shots.  In the black booty shorts taken prior, I can already see your hamstrings coming in.  It was def. the lighting.  And btw, your back looks phenom!

Great job RIP :D


I'll take a full set of progress pics this weekend at 3 weeks out... and then I think I am going into hiding until the show.  ;)

If you feel you want feedback on any subsequent pics you take while in hiding, you know your old buddy Stella won't post anything w/o permission :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 05, 2008, 01:54:08 PM
back looking S-H-R-E-D-D-E-D. :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on August 06, 2008, 06:26:18 AM
Looking fantastic!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 06, 2008, 12:56:14 PM
Thanks guys.  :)

Thank you stella.... I will definitely keep that in mind!!   :-*

I am going to get my damn triple in today!!  55 mins on the elliptical this morning, 30 min spin class at lunch, and another 50 mins when I get home tonight.  I did a back workout last night plus 50 mins cardio, and it's highly doubtful I will lift tonight since I have lifted for the past 3-4 days.  I can't even remember anymore!   :P



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Claire on August 06, 2008, 09:43:17 PM
Keep on trucking girl, you are almost there.  you are looking awesome.

respect respect, and I will see you at Nationals


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 07, 2008, 04:55:06 AM
Keep on trucking girl, you are almost there.  you are looking awesome.

respect respect, and I will see you at Nationals


Thanks Claire, right back atcha.  ;)

I can't wait to catch up with you in person at Nats!   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ricosauve on August 07, 2008, 09:22:27 AM
looking good hun! keep it up!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on August 07, 2008, 12:06:09 PM
WoW Rip ... you're looking fabulous , great work !!



The pink is real pretty on you  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 07, 2008, 05:02:13 PM
WoW Rip ... you're looking fabulous , great work !!



The pink is real pretty on you  ;)

You can say that again


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 07, 2008, 06:41:58 PM
Thanks w8m8!   :D
rico, see you in three weeks in Cleveland.   :-*

So here's the difference with some indirect indoor lighting.   :o
These are from this morning, after cardio.  And also after three days of low carbs.  I'm upping the carbs now for three days and having some fat (steak) this weekend. 

Three weeks, two days out.  I am pleased with my progress and think I am on track.  I have felt 100 times better this week than I have for the last 6 weeks.  Not sure what I weigh though.   :-\



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 07, 2008, 06:46:03 PM
Backside is shrinking and tightening up.   :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 07, 2008, 06:49:19 PM
And the side poses


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 07, 2008, 07:13:05 PM
Wow Rip, this is some great J/O material for me tonight, thx so much!! You are looking great.  Man I can't believe you slipped into that nice underpants outfit for us all!!!  On behalf of myself I say thank you   :-*  Very hot, very very hot   8)  You look great, the competition has no chance, they might as well quit now.

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on August 07, 2008, 08:01:19 PM
Thats what im talking about!!  ;D  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 07, 2008, 08:02:28 PM
you look great Lori. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 07, 2008, 08:06:06 PM
Lori, you look incredible.  WOW! 


You are going to kick butt!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: blinky on August 07, 2008, 08:15:48 PM
we all knew your back was looking great, but WOW your tris and delts are awesome. nice size and seperation in those side poses. you definately look on track to kick some ass this year



and your tush is just  :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 07, 2008, 10:51:01 PM
Wow!! Rip looking great!!!  :)  Right on track.  Looking very balanced and nice shape.  Conditioning is looking good too.  Have to say love the suit, very hot, great bottom.....oh yeah on the suit  ;D  I like the way it comes together in the back are you wearing that for the show?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 07, 2008, 11:30:30 PM
nice job ripit!!!!!!!!!! your coming along perfectly!! Looks like your going to be right on track in 3 weeks!!!

your tri's look awesome, must be some heavy benching pressing or something :)

Great progress!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on August 08, 2008, 05:12:18 AM
LOL @ the test. fest  , but I must say the drooling is well deserved  :-*

You look GREAT all over , the best part is how good you are feeling .
I'm happy to hear that , I know the stress and dieting takes it's toll but you have a fantastic spirit about it ...they are beautiful shots and it is an awesome suit  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on August 08, 2008, 09:32:20 AM
 :o Now those are some serious progress pix, girl - no wonder you have been feeling so horrible,, especially in the last week - you were going through a serious "drop!"  Wow, look at your vascularity!?  Do you remember being this vascular at three weeks out????  Quads are looking shredded, back shredded, and glutes are amazing (I would LOVE for mine to look like that!).  I agree w/ flexingtonsteele about those tris - geezus...  Lori, this is so exciting - I can't wait to see you on stage.  What color suit are you wearing?  Did you have Maggie make your suit?

xoxo
Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 08, 2008, 11:33:20 AM
Thanks you guys, I really appreciate it!   :-*

I FINALLY got some pics taken that show that I do have a little leg separation lol.  My lower body is tighter and more defined than it was at three weeks out last year for sure, so I am on track, and now it's time to just focus on making the final cuts and fine-tuning things over the next three weeks.

Michele...thanks!  :D
Yes, Maggie is making my suits for me, as she did last year.  I don't want to reveal everything, but I haven't fully decided yet on color for this year. I am having her make me two suits, both in shiny satin...one black and one bright color (not pink lol).  I am not sure yet which one I will feel like wearing.  And she is stoning my bright blue suit from prejudging last year, which I will wear in the finals. 
I haven't put together any routine music yet, so I will get that together this weekend, and I have A LOT of posing practice and routine practice ahead of me in the next few weeks. 

I'm gonna keep the double cardios up, triples when I can, keep the diet VERY tight (I get a piece of sirloin steak this weekend!! ;D), and train very hard for at least another 2 weeks.  I still have a few pounds to lose to make the lightweights. 

Oh, and I am definitely more vascular this year than I was last year.  I think that you get more vascular over time, with age and training, and so every time you diet down for contest prep, you end up a little more vascular than the time before. 
I have crazy veins in my pecs and back, and all around my biceps right now.  I have a double bicep vein in the left arm.  Not sure if you can see it, but that little bump on my stomach is actually a weird vein that sticks out funny when I am lean.  I can even see veins in my calves, and I have never had any lower body vascularity before.  8)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on August 08, 2008, 12:21:03 PM
ohhh - lower body veins are awesome...  That is so cool that you have them in your calves!  Wow!  I love veins! 

As for your posing, I think your posing is right on but you can never practice enough, right? 

Keep it up girl, 3 weeks to go!!

xoxo
Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ramapo28 on August 09, 2008, 11:45:56 AM
Looking AWESOME!!!  WOW WOW WOW!!!  Keep it up Lori!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 09, 2008, 12:41:31 PM
something about your face in these :P.........yummy.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 09, 2008, 11:06:04 PM
Imaginary date with Rip :

I am trembling in my boots, I roll up to her place in my car, get out and have my 12 roses in one and and the other very sweaty in my pocket.  As I walk up to the door I can't help but tremble, I ring the doorbell.  She answers, oh ... my ... gosh GORGEOUS  :o  I can barely say a word, so I hand her my roses and we walk out the door to the car.

I open up the door for her and closes it very smoothly to not make her jump.  I wipe off the sweat on my forehead and make my way to the drivers side.  As we set off to the nicest restaurant I can find, we have some small talk about her day and how she is feeling.  We arrive at the restaurant, we have a space reserved outdoors for our date.  We sit down and the waiter comes over, I say get my the best bottle of wine you have waiter. 

As we have a great dinner and even better conversation I cannot get over how beautiful she is.  We finish up and head on out after a great dinner.  As fitting, we goto the nicest jewelry store next.  I reserve the whole store just for us.  We go in and are greated by the front door man very nicely.  I say pick anything out you want.  She picks out a beautiful tennis bracelet and she puts it on.  As we walk out I can only think of kissing her at the end of the night  ???

As I drive her back I am sweating again in my palms, what am I going to do, kiss her or will she turn her cheek.  We arrive, oh my gosh, the moment is here.  As I walk her to the door I decide I am going to go in for the kiss!  She says good night and I face towards her with holding both her hands and give her a peck on her lips, the rest is for further dates and romantic moments we have to come.  I can't wait to call her the next day, I am like a kid in a candy store, so excited!

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: tu_holmes on August 09, 2008, 11:53:34 PM
Imaginary date with Rip :

I am trembling in my boots, I roll up to her place in my car, get out and have my 12 roses in one and and the other very sweaty in my pocket.  As I walk up to the door I can't help but tremble, I ring the doorbell.  She answers, oh ... my ... gosh GORGEOUS  :o  I can barely say a word, so I hand her my roses and we walk out the door to the car.

I open up the door for her and closes it very smoothly to not make her jump.  I wipe off the sweat on my forehead and make my way to the drivers side.  As we set off to the nicest restaurant I can find, we have some small talk about her day and how she is feeling.  We arrive at the restaurant, we have a space reserved outdoors for our date.  We sit down and the waiter comes over, I say get my the best bottle of wine you have waiter. 

As we have a great dinner and even better conversation I cannot get over how beautiful she is.  We finish up and head on out after a great dinner.  As fitting, we goto the nicest jewelry store next.  I reserve the whole store just for us.  We go in and are greated by the front door man very nicely.  I say pick anything out you want.  She picks out a beautiful tennis bracelet and she puts it on.  As we walk out I can only think of kissing her at the end of the night  ???

As I drive her back I am sweating again in my palms, what am I going to do, kiss her or will she turn her cheek.  We arrive, oh my gosh, the moment is here.  As I walk her to the door I decide I am going to go in for the kiss!  She says good night and I face towards her with holding both her hands and give her a peck on her lips, the rest is for further dates and romantic moments we have to come.  I can't wait to call her the next day, I am like a kid in a candy store, so excited!

jt

When does her husband come by and beat your ass for messing with his woman?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 10, 2008, 09:06:07 AM
my imaginary date with Rip..................... ...me licking her clean after her 3rd cardio session of the day. :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 10, 2008, 09:33:41 AM
Imaginary date with Rip :

I am trembling in my boots, I roll up to her place in my car, get out and have my 12 roses in one and and the other very sweaty in my pocket.  As I walk up to the door I can't help but tremble, I ring the doorbell.  She answers, oh ... my ... gosh GORGEOUS  :o  I can barely say a word, so I hand her my roses and we walk out the door to the car.

I open up the door for her and closes it very smoothly to not make her jump.  I wipe off the sweat on my forehead and make my way to the drivers side.  As we set off to the nicest restaurant I can find, we have some small talk about her day and how she is feeling.  We arrive at the restaurant, we have a space reserved outdoors for our date.  We sit down and the waiter comes over, I say get my the best bottle of wine you have waiter. 

As we have a great dinner and even better conversation I cannot get over how beautiful she is.  We finish up and head on out after a great dinner.  As fitting, we goto the nicest jewelry store next.  I reserve the whole store just for us.  We go in and are greated by the front door man very nicely.  I say pick anything out you want.  She picks out a beautiful tennis bracelet and she puts it on.  As we walk out I can only think of kissing her at the end of the night  ???

As I drive her back I am sweating again in my palms, what am I going to do, kiss her or will she turn her cheek.  We arrive, oh my gosh, the moment is here.  As I walk her to the door I decide I am going to go in for the kiss!  She says good night and I face towards her with holding both her hands and give her a peck on her lips, the rest is for further dates and romantic moments we have to come.  I can't wait to call her the next day, I am like a kid in a candy store, so excited!

jt
WTF  ???

Keep your "trembling schmoe" fantasies to yourself.  ::)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 10, 2008, 11:26:17 AM
Imaginary date with Rip :

I am trembling in my boots, I roll up to her place in my car, get out and have my 12 roses in one and and the other very sweaty in my pocket.  As I walk up to the door I can't help but tremble, I ring the doorbell.  She answers, oh ... my ... gosh GORGEOUS  :o  I can barely say a word, so I hand her my roses and we walk out the door to the car.

I open up the door for her and closes it very smoothly to not make her jump.  I wipe off the sweat on my forehead and make my way to the drivers side.  As we set off to the nicest restaurant I can find, we have some small talk about her day and how she is feeling.  We arrive at the restaurant, we have a space reserved outdoors for our date.  We sit down and the waiter comes over, I say get my the best bottle of wine you have waiter. 

As we have a great dinner and even better conversation I cannot get over how beautiful she is.  We finish up and head on out after a great dinner.  As fitting, we goto the nicest jewelry store next.  I reserve the whole store just for us.  We go in and are greated by the front door man very nicely.  I say pick anything out you want.  She picks out a beautiful tennis bracelet and she puts it on.  As we walk out I can only think of kissing her at the end of the night  ???

As I drive her back I am sweating again in my palms, what am I going to do, kiss her or will she turn her cheek.  We arrive, oh my gosh, the moment is here.  As I walk her to the door I decide I am going to go in for the kiss!  She says good night and I face towards her with holding both her hands and give her a peck on her lips, the rest is for further dates and romantic moments we have to come.  I can't wait to call her the next day, I am like a kid in a candy store, so excited!

jt

LOL!!!!!!

jt is quite the Romeo  ;D  How could Rip resist his imaginary charms?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 10, 2008, 06:39:35 PM
When does her husband come by and beat your ass for messing with his woman?


 ;D


I've been a little under the weather this weekend.  I managed to get my training and cardios in both days, and Carla let me have steak for dinner twice.   ;D
But I had to call the doctor today and get on some antibiotics, but hopefully things will improve in a couple of days.  I have to take the meds for seven days.  Thankfully, it's not the week of the show. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on August 11, 2008, 05:35:42 AM
Rest and force fluids , feel better soon , best wishes  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 11, 2008, 06:14:39 AM
Get well soon!!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 11, 2008, 06:56:53 AM
I hope you feel better soon my little dweetir...   :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 11, 2008, 12:33:47 PM
AWWWWW  thank you so much Dweetirs!!   :-*

Well I have a mean little urinary tract infection...OUCH, what pain!!!  I got some antibiotics yesterday, and they are helping for sure...but I haven't slept well in two days now, and I am feeling a bit run down and tired because of it.  Thankfully I am no longer running to the bathroom every 10 minutes...and I mean RUNNING.  It was awful!  So now I just need to clear it up (hopefully another day or two) and get the antibiotics done (the rest of this week), and then thankfully I will still have plenty of time to get myself put back together for the competition!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 11, 2008, 12:44:14 PM
AWWWWW  thank you so much Dweetirs!!   :-*

Well I have a mean little urinary tract infection...OUCH, what pain!!!  I got some antibiotics yesterday, and they are helping for sure...but I haven't slept well in two days now, and I am feeling a bit run down and tired because of it.  Thankfully I am no longer running to the bathroom every 10 minutes...and I mean RUNNING.  It was awful!  So now I just need to clear it up (hopefully another day or two) and get the antibiotics done (the rest of this week), and then thankfully I will still have plenty of time to get myself put back together for the competition!


ephedrine can be a cause of UTI's Rip, are you using it?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: davidpaul on August 11, 2008, 12:59:12 PM
Imaginary date with Rip :

I am trembling in my boots, I roll up to her place in my car, get out and have my 12 roses in one and and the other very sweaty in my pocket.  As I walk up to the door I can't help but tremble, I ring the doorbell.  She answers, oh ... my ... gosh GORGEOUS  :o  I can barely say a word, so I hand her my roses and we walk out the door to the car.

I open up the door for her and closes it very smoothly to not make her jump.  I wipe off the sweat on my forehead and make my way to the drivers side.  As we set off to the nicest restaurant I can find, we have some small talk about her day and how she is feeling.  We arrive at the restaurant, we have a space reserved outdoors for our date.  We sit down and the waiter comes over, I say get my the best bottle of wine you have waiter. 

As we have a great dinner and even better conversation I cannot get over how beautiful she is.  We finish up and head on out after a great dinner.  As fitting, we goto the nicest jewelry store next.  I reserve the whole store just for us.  We go in and are greated by the front door man very nicely.  I say pick anything out you want.  She picks out a beautiful tennis bracelet and she puts it on.  As we walk out I can only think of kissing her at the end of the night  ???

As I drive her back I am sweating again in my palms, what am I going to do, kiss her or will she turn her cheek.  We arrive, oh my gosh, the moment is here.  As I walk her to the door I decide I am going to go in for the kiss!  She says good night and I face towards her with holding both her hands and give her a peck on her lips, the rest is for further dates and romantic moments we have to come.  I can't wait to call her the next day, I am like a kid in a candy store, so excited!

jt

Thats the shit right there. 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 11, 2008, 01:49:37 PM
Thats the shit right there. 8)

Thank you
LOL!!!!!!

jt is quite the Romeo  ;D  How could Rip resist his imaginary charms?

I really don't think she can for much longer  :D

When does her husband come by and beat your ass for messing with his woman?

Anytime, anywhere, winner gets to have Rip

jt



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: davidpaul on August 11, 2008, 01:51:20 PM
Thank you
I really don't think she can for much longer  :D

Anytime, anywhere, winner gets to have Rip

jt



Its all about being sweaty and trembly.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 12, 2008, 05:14:10 AM
I am still recovering from the UTI, and I am soooo tired because I havent slept well in three nights.  But I AM getting better. 

I managed to get my double cardios in all weekend (in between bathroom breaks ::)).  Yesterday I did 56 mins AM elliptical, then I did a somewhat abbreviated leg workout last night, followed by 38 mins of stair climbing.  I am trying not to kill my legs so that I can keep doing cardio etc., so here's what I did:

HAMMER STRENGTH LEG PRESS (SLED)
sled alone x 25
1 plate/side x 20
2 plates/side x 15
3 plates/side x 12/3 sets
2 plates/side x 15
1 plate/side x 20

LEG EXTENSIONS
5 sets x 10-12 slow and light, with a squeeze and hold at the top

Then I also did about 5 sets of weighted calf raises/calf extensions.

I did arms on Sunday, and my triceps are fried.  I was so tired this morning that I only did a half-ass 36 minutes on the bike, not very hard either, so I will probably skip weight training tonight and bang out some more cardio. 

I weighed 118.0 this morning, so I am actually starting to get to the point where I don't want to lose TOO much more weight before the week of the show.  Maybe like a pound or two.  I have NEVER arrived where I need to be early before...it's kind of weird to almost be ready to rock and roll.   :-\

OH, no ephedra, no fat burners at all right now.  I never take ephedra cuz I can't handle it, but I got off the thyrotabs I had started because of the UTI.  I'll probably add them back in once I get through the antibiotics.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on August 12, 2008, 06:57:08 AM
 :) you are doing soooo very good Rip .. you look super , I wish you felt better but that'll come  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on August 12, 2008, 11:54:34 AM
Stay focused!

You are doing great!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 12, 2008, 01:42:57 PM
Rip is hotter than donut grease, that can't be disputed.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 12, 2008, 01:57:18 PM
I am still recovering from the UTI, and I am soooo tired because I havent slept well in three nights.  But I AM getting better. 

I managed to get my double cardios in all weekend (in between bathroom breaks ::)).  Yesterday I did 56 mins AM elliptical, then I did a somewhat abbreviated leg workout last night, followed by 38 mins of stair climbing.  I am trying not to kill my legs so that I can keep doing cardio etc., so here's what I did:

HAMMER STRENGTH LEG PRESS (SLED)
sled alone x 25
1 plate/side x 20
2 plates/side x 15
3 plates/side x 12/3 sets
2 plates/side x 15
1 plate/side x 20

LEG EXTENSIONS
5 sets x 10-12 slow and light, with a squeeze and hold at the top

Then I also did about 5 sets of weighted calf raises/calf extensions.

I did arms on Sunday, and my triceps are fried.  I was so tired this morning that I only did a half-ass 36 minutes on the bike, not very hard either, so I will probably skip weight training tonight and bang out some more cardio. 

I weighed 118.0 this morning, so I am actually starting to get to the point where I don't want to lose TOO much more weight before the week of the show.  Maybe like a pound or two.  I have NEVER arrived where I need to be early before...it's kind of weird to almost be ready to rock and roll.   :-\

OH, no ephedra, no fat burners at all right now.  I never take ephedra cuz I can't handle it, but I got off the thyrotabs I had started because of the UTI.  I'll probably add them back in once I get through the antibiotics.



Hope you are feeling better Rip.  If loosing weight too fast cut back on the cardio, maybe skip a day or two even right now.  Almost there Rip Baby!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 12, 2008, 04:11:43 PM
Don't hurt yourself Rip!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 12, 2008, 11:28:38 PM
I am still recovering from the UTI, and I am soooo tired because I havent slept well in three nights.  But I AM getting better. 

I managed to get my double cardios in all weekend (in between bathroom breaks ::)).  Yesterday I did 56 mins AM elliptical, then I did a somewhat abbreviated leg workout last night, followed by 38 mins of stair climbing.  I am trying not to kill my legs so that I can keep doing cardio etc., so here's what I did:

HAMMER STRENGTH LEG PRESS (SLED)
sled alone x 25
1 plate/side x 20
2 plates/side x 15
3 plates/side x 12/3 sets
2 plates/side x 15
1 plate/side x 20

LEG EXTENSIONS
5 sets x 10-12 slow and light, with a squeeze and hold at the top

Then I also did about 5 sets of weighted calf raises/calf extensions.

I did arms on Sunday, and my triceps are fried.  I was so tired this morning that I only did a half-ass 36 minutes on the bike, not very hard either, so I will probably skip weight training tonight and bang out some more cardio. 

I weighed 118.0 this morning, so I am actually starting to get to the point where I don't want to lose TOO much more weight before the week of the show.  Maybe like a pound or two.  I have NEVER arrived where I need to be early before...it's kind of weird to almost be ready to rock and roll.   :-\

OH, no ephedra, no fat burners at all right now.  I never take ephedra cuz I can't handle it, but I got off the thyrotabs I had started because of the UTI.  I'll probably add them back in once I get through the antibiotics.



just keep losing that fat til you cant get anymore shredded there sista!! And your well on your way!

Glad I could be a part of the journey

Glen :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Alex23 on August 12, 2008, 11:48:41 PM
Rip is hotter than donut grease, that can't be disputed.

...and if someone knows that, it's you ;D


Rip can't ride her bike to go to the store without cause major traffic disturbance.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 13, 2008, 12:35:28 PM
LOL  ;D

I am feeling better, I suppose.  SO tired from not sleeping well, but I am trying to get through this work week before chilling a little.  I didn't miss any training or cardio from the UTI, although I have decreased my cardio just a little bit.  I had steak for dinner last night and am on my fourth day of anti-biotics...took a couple of pics of my backside last night, and I am still holding just a TAD back there in the glutes and hams.  Hopefully it'll go away in two weeks with continued dieting, etc, and getting off the meds.  One things for sure...I won't be getting any fatter in the next two weeks, so I think I'll be ready for this show!

Gonna wait to weigh myself until I am off the anti-biotics for at least 24-48 hours.  I will be comfortable with where I am at if I weigh less than 120 this weekend.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The BEAST on August 15, 2008, 10:55:50 AM
lol @ 120, I don't think you will see that for awhile...

I am so excited for you, you look AMAZING!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 15, 2008, 11:54:06 AM
lol @ 120, I don't think you will see that for awhile...

I am so excited for you, you look AMAZING!!!


Thanks sista!  :-*

114.6 this morning.  :o

I am in a weird place right now...I have never been ready to compete 2 weeks out, and I don't really think it's a good place to be.  Very much a mental challenge for me right now.  I am having a hard time not going insane lol.  I wish I could compete tomorrow.  It's going to be a loooooooooong two weeks.   :-\



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 15, 2008, 12:01:21 PM
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Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 15, 2008, 12:04:28 PM
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Exactly  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 15, 2008, 12:05:40 PM
hahahha!



The last week will be a short week so it's really like you only have one week :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 15, 2008, 12:27:17 PM
this will kill any cravings!

an oatmeal filled crap cake from Stella..........


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 15, 2008, 12:29:17 PM
hahahha!



The last week will be a short week so it's really like you only have one week :)



True.  And I have a big photo shoot coming up this Monday - all day - so I am preparing for that all weekend, and then I won't train or do cardio on Monday because I will be shooting all day.  It's alot of work, but it's kind of like a day off LOL.  And then I basically have to survive a week, and then get my ass to Cleveland. 

That oatmeal crap cake looks good!   >:(



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 15, 2008, 01:45:54 PM
this will kill any cravings!

an oatmeal filled crap cake from Stella..........
That's not oatmeal you guy!  That's coconut!  Duh! >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 15, 2008, 02:43:57 PM
That's not oatmeal you guy!  That's coconut!  Duh! >:(

coconut = white    no?


   that looks like pumpkin flavored oatmeal!!


                                                      yuck!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 15, 2008, 11:20:35 PM

I am in a weird place right now...I have never been ready to compete 2 weeks out, and I don't really think it's a good place to be.  Very much a mental challenge for me right now.  I am having a hard time not going insane lol.  I wish I could compete tomorrow.  It's going to be a loooooooooong two weeks.   :-\



Dorian Yates always used to make sure he was ready 2 weeks out.
Hang in there chicky pooh, I followed you power lifting meet with interest and this one is just as interesting  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: _bruce_ on August 16, 2008, 07:47:17 AM
Looking great - good proportion.
Maybe the bi's could be a hair bigger relative to the shoulders in the side-pose.
Props.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 16, 2008, 08:26:24 AM
Please don't use that foul grotesc creature that is yates in this thread!  And chicky pooh?, back off


jt

Huh? jt am I missing something here ???
DY peaked perfectly for every show, and that is what RIP is getting ready to do.
This is about body building .................. right  :)

And if RIP does not like it when I use a term of endearment she herself can tell me.

Looking great - good proportion.
Maybe the bi's could be a hair bigger relative to the shoulders in the side-pose.
Props.

If you look at even earlier pictures of RIP her delts have always been big or even over powering for her other muscles.
But the visual it gives from the front more than makes up for it.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 16, 2008, 07:56:26 PM
Looking great - good proportion.
Maybe the bi's could be a hair bigger relative to the shoulders in the side-pose.
Props.

Thanks.  Because of the PL training, I stopped training my biceps pretty much from Sept-June, except for maybe like 4 sets of db curls a week. Then I started to get worried about them and have been doing them twice a week.   :P

Huh? jt am I missing something here ???
DY peaked perfectly for every show, and that is what RIP is getting ready to do.
This is about body building .................. right  :)

And if RIP does not like it when I use a term of endearment she herself can tell me.


Thanks pp, I have no problem with chicky pooh.... ;)

jt, chill out. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 16, 2008, 07:57:38 PM
what are you weighing Rip?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 17, 2008, 10:23:58 AM


True.  And I have a big photo shoot coming up this Monday - all day - so I am preparing for that all weekend, and then I won't train or do cardio on Monday because I will be shooting all day.  It's alot of work, but it's kind of like a day off LOL. 

Who is the shoot with? 




 then get my ass to Cleveland. 



hahahaha!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 18, 2008, 04:35:29 AM
Who is the shoot with? 



Not sure I can say yet, but it's someone you know ;)

I did a little load-up for this shoot, and I suppose you could say I am feeling "full" which usually feels to me like I am retaining a bunch of water lol, I think I like the way I feel "flat" better ::)
Not sure what I weigh right now....we're going to just ride this week out with four hard training and diet days coming up after today, and then I am going to see Carla on Saturday to get things straight for the final week.   :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 18, 2008, 07:17:21 AM

Not sure I can say yet, but it's someone you know ;)

I did a little load-up for this shoot, and I suppose you could say I am feeling "full" which usually feels to me like I am retaining a bunch of water lol, I think I like the way I feel "flat" better ::)
Not sure what I weigh right now....we're going to just ride this week out with four hard training and diet days coming up after today, and then I am going to see Carla on Saturday to get things straight for the final week.   :)


Pics please.  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 18, 2008, 07:50:49 AM
Magazine shoot>>?? (like MD or Flex etc)

that's what i think of when a bodybuilder says they have a "big photo shoot comming up"
but it could be for your own self (to capture your best ever condition)
i know i wished i used a "professional photographer" to capture/record the condition i was in at my first show!

anyways  you look great Lori!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 18, 2008, 08:03:22 AM
looks like "Rip" is too famous to answer my posts now. :o ::) ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 18, 2008, 11:21:22 AM
looks like "Rip" is too famous to answer my posts now. :o ::) ;D
She no longer has time for fat people.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 18, 2008, 12:40:14 PM
She no longer has time for fat people.
;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 18, 2008, 01:14:45 PM


She no longer has time for fat people.
No wonder rip hasn't been taking my calls :'(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 18, 2008, 02:51:45 PM
No wonder rip hasn't been taking my calls :'(
or mine.  :-[


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 19, 2008, 04:04:07 AM
Im betting Rip is sliced and diced right about now.  You all watch how Rip baby takes it to the big girls at the show, she cant help but shine.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 19, 2008, 08:06:00 AM
HAHAHA OK OK OK... first of all, I respond to everyone's posts and questions...maybe some of you just have to read MY posts a little more carefully.   ::) :P ;D

Second of all, I am never too busy for any of my dweetirs, and you all know that!!   >:(

I shot with John Stutz yesterday...we had a great time, it was a good day, long day but great weather, and a good shoot. I am EXHAUSTED today though...I feel like I got run over by a truck!  I am also holding a good amount of water today after carbing up for the shoot and then working out in the hot sun yesterday.  So I'm trying not to stress about it right now and just put my head down and focus hard on diet and trianing for the next 10 days. 

Got up this morning, did my cardio 55 mins, and I will hit the gym tonight and do another cardio session.  10 more days!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 19, 2008, 09:40:28 AM
And we get no pictures?   :-[


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 19, 2008, 09:45:34 AM
And we get no pictures?   :-[


WELL.... we did take pics!   ;D

I don't have any pics from the shoot yesterday yet, but I will get some eventually, and I will post them when I can.  John is very selective about the pics and is on the road for a few weeks, so we'll have to wait until he has a chance to process them and decide which pics to release. 

It was a great experience though, and I have no doubt that the pics will be worth the wait.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 19, 2008, 11:18:45 AM
Glad you had fun shooting with John, Rip.  :)
I thought he was finished with female bodybuilders?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 19, 2008, 11:28:44 AM
Glad you had fun shooting with John, Rip.  :)
I thought he was finished with female bodybuilders?


Not really sure about that...I've heard that as well, but John and I had planned this shoot a loooooooong time ago (some of you may remember me workin' him for a shoot many months ago ;D), so I am not sure if/when his policy re. fbbs would take effect.  But I'm also not your average FBB.... ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: jtsunami on August 19, 2008, 10:42:46 PM

Not really sure about that...I've heard that as well, but John and I had planned this shoot a loooooooong time ago (some of you may remember me workin' him for a shoot many months ago ;D), so I am not sure if/when his policy re. fbbs would take effect.  But I'm also not your average FBB.... ;)

You are amazing, changing photographer career decisions! 

Everyone loves Rip!!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: mcwsage on August 20, 2008, 09:47:57 AM

Not really sure about that...I've heard that as well, but John and I had planned this shoot a loooooooong time ago (some of you may remember me workin' him for a shoot many months ago ;D), so I am not sure if/when his policy re. fbbs would take effect.  But I'm also not your average FBB.... ;)


Congrats on the photo shoot!  Looking forward to some pics....what is it, 9 days until the show?  How are you holding up, Lori??


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 20, 2008, 03:47:42 PM
Congrats on the photo shoot!  Looking forward to some pics....what is it, 9 days until the show?  How are you holding up, Lori??


I'm hanging in there LOL... just trying to get through this week... I have so much to do but I am wrapping up some loose ends at work and then I am going to see Carla on Saturday.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 22, 2008, 05:49:35 AM

I'm hanging in there LOL... just trying to get through this week... I have so much to do but I am wrapping up some loose ends at work and then I am going to see Carla on Saturday.  :)



1 week to go go Rip!!!  You are there, the rest is easy now.  Now is the time to visualize and relax in the fact that you are prepared and will bring your best package to date.  keep the stress levels low and chill as much as you can.  Im guessing maybe wendsday is your last training day?  Keep it fun now and just enjoy the end of the journey.

Then hit that stage like you own it!!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 22, 2008, 07:31:17 AM
1 week to go go Rip!!!  You are there, the rest is easy now.  Now is the time to visualize and relax in the fact that you are prepared and will bring your best package to date.  keep the stress levels low and chill as much as you can.  Im guessing maybe wendsday is your last training day?  Keep it fun now and just enjoy the end of the journey.

Then hit that stage like you own it!!  :)
She does own it.  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 22, 2008, 11:32:32 AM
I'm still alive...barely.   ;D

I'll be around next week getting ready.  We leave Thursday morning...looking forward to it.  I wish it had already happened two weeks ago.  Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!
 :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 22, 2008, 12:46:26 PM
**BIG HUG** to you

keep it up kiddo...only a short time left. 

YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK AMAZING ON STAGE



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 22, 2008, 02:10:32 PM
Send me some pics dang you >:(



















 :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on August 22, 2008, 07:12:08 PM
Great job with everything Rip, you are an amazing person and athlete.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: freespirit on August 23, 2008, 03:13:56 AM
Send me us some pics dang you >:(

Yeah!!   >:(

I'm one of the dedicated followers of this thread.   :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 24, 2008, 05:58:55 PM
Thanks guys.   :-*

No more pics to offer... I haven't taken anymore actually.  I saw Carla this weekend, and she's happy with how I look, so I am happy.  There will be plenty of pics this weekend.  ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: IrishMuscle84 on August 24, 2008, 08:28:51 PM
front bis, side chest

mmmm......yummy 8) 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 25, 2008, 11:33:56 AM
Thanks guys.   :-*

No more pics to offer... I haven't taken anymore actually.  I saw Carla this weekend, and she's happy with how I look, so I am happy.  There will be plenty of pics this weekend.  ;)


yEAH!!!  Have a great time Lori and ask Beast to post up a play by play w/pics please :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 25, 2008, 12:27:22 PM
Yeah we want something with a "shout out"   8)

I wont be able to follow you comp as I discovered today I must go away on business for 4 days leaving Saturday morning .................... and it is a shitty place  >:(

Hang in there RIP only a few more days.
It will all be worth it in the end  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 25, 2008, 01:02:19 PM
Yeah we want something with a "shout out"   8)


8)


Yeah rip pp and I are currently PMing about you and it's all good stuff......  the tone could change if there's no shout out >:(







 :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Blockhead on August 25, 2008, 08:20:57 PM

 ...tighten your GLUTES up, Ripit. Watch your sodium levels this week. I'll text you tomorrow.


                                                                                   -Block.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 27, 2008, 05:46:17 AM
Great to hear from you Blockhead!   :-*

I PROMISE a shoutout to my GB crew if there is any chance at all for one...esp if it's during an interview for MD.   ;D

I'm sorry I have been a bit MIA... I am just trying to focus and get my shit together for this weekend.  We're leaving tomorrow, and I am packing and getting the final things done today.  I am feeling better...still tired and a bit sore in places, but I am DONE training and will be just trying to get myself down there tomorrow and rest for a couple of days.  I am on Day 3 of carb depleting, and I weigh 113.6 this morning...zero carbs or fat today, and then we will start the loading process tomorrow.

I'll have my laptop with me in Cleveland, but I am having problems with the plug, and it keeps crapping out on me.   >:(
The BEAST will be there, and I will pass along her message to try to get some updates up on the board.

THANK YOU so much to all of you who have supported and encouraged me along the way during this prep.  This has been the greatest physical and mental challenge I have ever endured, and it's an overwhelming personal victory right now to think that I even made it to this weekend. 

Thanks for the love!!   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 27, 2008, 06:57:12 AM
Go get em Rip!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Overload on August 27, 2008, 07:30:51 AM
GOOD LUCK RIP!!!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 27, 2008, 08:32:12 AM
Yeah all the best RIP  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 27, 2008, 08:52:20 AM
I expect to see greatness!   >:(







 :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 27, 2008, 09:16:25 AM
I expect to see greatness!   >:(







 :-*


                 "Judge Hatchett" ?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 27, 2008, 09:23:04 AM

                 "Judge Hatchett" ?
Who else?  I've been watching these daytime shows for weeks now.  Their catch phrases are embedded in my head, lol.   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 27, 2008, 09:38:02 AM
Who else?  I've been watching these daytime shows for weeks now.  Their catch phrases are embedded in my head, lol.   ;D
No wonder you told big L dawg he's been watching too much maury!


I'll have my laptop with me in Cleveland, but I am having problems with the plug, and it keeps crapping out on me.   >:(



Get it fixed nerd >:(




Have a great show rip I plan to be stealing pics I find online and posting them here ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 27, 2008, 10:03:34 AM
No wonder you told big L dawg he's been watching too much maury!

Get it fixed nerd >:(


She needs to just break down and buy another plug.  >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 27, 2008, 10:06:19 AM
She needs to just break down and buy another plug.  >:(
yeah >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 27, 2008, 10:54:47 AM
Who else?  I've been watching these daytime shows for weeks now.  Their catch phrases are embedded in my head, lol.   ;D
lol!
i can't believe you quoted Judge Hatchett on a get-big thread!!


(ps: it's  "i expect great things")

love ya!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 27, 2008, 02:52:59 PM
TEAM RIPITUPBABY!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 27, 2008, 07:57:56 PM
hey rip...go kick some ass......


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: PANDAEMONIUM on August 27, 2008, 10:48:13 PM
good stuff, rip.  You going to be doing any PLing comps soon?  There's a chance I might be able to make the olympia this year, if I can get out of work.  If I can, I'll let you know ahead of time 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 28, 2008, 02:23:06 AM
Thanks so much everyone!  We're headed out to Cleveland this morning and weigh ins are tonight.   112.5 this morning, quite depleted.  Looking forward to carbing up!

 :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: tu_holmes on August 28, 2008, 09:54:47 AM
Almost at the finish line... go get 'em.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 11:45:38 AM
They arrived at the host hotel.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 28, 2008, 12:34:27 PM
They arrived at the host hotel.  :)
Where are the pics sioux! 

If Arvilla was there he'd have posted pics of them exiting the cab and checking in at the front desk by now >:(








 ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 28, 2008, 12:46:35 PM
Where are the pics sioux! 

If Arvilla was there he'd have posted pics of them exiting the cab and checking in at the front desk by now >:(




 ;D
Yeah  >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 28, 2008, 12:49:59 PM
Yeah  >:(
And then a pic of rip going down the hall w/the ice bucket  >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 28, 2008, 01:13:29 PM
Where are the pics sioux! 

If Arvilla was there he'd have posted pics of them exiting the cab and checking in at the front desk by now >:(








 ;D

Yeah X2

Good luck RipItUp!!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 03:54:41 PM
A mutual friend of ours just saw Lori in person and emailed me...........

Lori looks awesome :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 28, 2008, 03:56:54 PM
A mutual friend of ours just saw Lori in person and emailed me...........

Lori looks awesome :)
:D !!

Team ripitup!!!! 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on August 28, 2008, 04:32:02 PM
hey Lori, you gotta detail you carb up process.. also, hypthetically speaking if you get a win and offered a pro card will you be competing at the nationals?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 04:48:31 PM
hey Lori, you gotta detail you carb up process..

She can't as she's client of Carla Salotti.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: w8m8 on August 28, 2008, 04:49:05 PM
If Arvilla was there he'd have posted pics of them exiting the cab and checking in at the front desk by now >:(
;D

 lololozzz

And then a pic of rip going down the hall w/the ice bucket  >:(
:D
 ;D


 >:(    and for sure by now a video clip of room service knocking on the door !


GO RIP    ...  SHOW THEM HOW IT'S DONE  ...  



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on August 28, 2008, 04:54:15 PM
She can't as she's client of Carla Salotti.

That's cool.. enquiring minds might like to know.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 28, 2008, 06:08:53 PM



 >:(    and for sure by now a video clip of room service knocking on the door !





Taht might not be until after finals ;D





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 06:19:51 PM
Lori got together with some friends after weigh in................

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c155/coconutsandapples/NEW/gp1.jpg)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 28, 2008, 06:21:18 PM
Thanks sioux! :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 28, 2008, 06:32:41 PM
hey Lori, you gotta detail you carb up process.. also, hypthetically speaking if you get a win and offered a pro card will you be competing at the nationals?


Hey Alex.... I can talk to you a little offline about the carb up... it's pretty basic.  I depleted for three days and am slowly loading for two days, mostly with white rice. 
And NO, on the off chance that I get a pro card here, I won't be doing Nats LOL.  As of right now, I am planning on doing Nats, after a 2-3 week break.   :)





Thanks for posting the group pic sioux!  It was fun to meet some of the girls!  Everyone looks great!!  :D

I am FINALLY feeling good, and getting excited now.  I weighed in at 112.5 or something like that, which is FINE.  I am now resting up, and I will paint more and practice more tomorrow.  Still have NO ROUTINE yet.   :o ;D

Weigh-in pics will be around shortly, I'm sure...although there is a slight chance that I took my weigh in pics with my right boob hanging out of the bottom of my suit, I'm not sure.   :-\

The BEAST arrives tomorow, and prejudging for women is early Sat morning, so I will try to keep you all posted.  I'll try to get some more pics up soon, or maybe sioux can help me with that. ;)

Thanks to ALL of you for your support and encouragement....I couldnt have made it without you!   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 28, 2008, 06:38:28 PM
hey Lori, you gotta detail you carb up process.. also, hypthetically speaking if you get a win and offered a pro card will you be competing at the nationals?
or still talking to us little people?   :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 28, 2008, 06:42:38 PM
or still talking to us little people?   :D


hahaha I'll have to think about whether or not I would have the time for the likes of you anymore ::)   
let's not even go there because it's all hypothetical silly talk ;D   ;)


 :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 28, 2008, 06:55:02 PM

hahaha I'll have to think about whether or not I would have the time for the likes of you anymore ::)   
let's not even go there because it's all hypothetical silly talk ;D   ;)


 :-*


I'm crossing my fingers and toes Lori.  :-*

Now show us something great! (quoted from Judge Hatchet....I really need to go back to work  :-X)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 07:35:31 PM
Lori & friends.  :)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c155/coconutsandapples/NEW/girls1-pic.jpg)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 08:43:29 PM
Weigh in pics....................


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 28, 2008, 08:44:22 PM
A few more...............


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Tre on August 29, 2008, 03:28:23 AM
hey Lori, you gotta detail you carb up process..

She can't as she's client of Carla Salotti.

Hey Alex.... I can talk to you a little offline about the carb up... it's pretty basic.  I depleted for three days and am slowly loading for two days, mostly with white rice. 

I'm confused.

Sioux said Rip couldn't talk about it in any detail.

But then Rip did.

Who the hell does Rip think she is to do something like that??   

;D   

Good luck this weekend, Lori.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 29, 2008, 04:33:26 AM
Good job with the pics sioux!  Keep em comming  :)

Rip Looks great! One day maybe if i work real hard and am lucky I may have triceps near as good as Ripbaby's   :o

Go get em Champ!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 29, 2008, 06:07:34 AM
Rip looks great!  Cute french pedicure too :)


Thanks for the pics sioux!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 29, 2008, 07:28:46 AM
Rip looks great!  Cute french pedicure too :)

LOL it is amazing what woman notice.
I was not even looking at that  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 29, 2008, 08:42:40 AM
you look great Rip, back and hams are shredded, triceps are popping out, looking great.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 29, 2008, 08:49:22 AM
Thanks you guys, so much.   :-*

I'm feeling pretty good today... very excited for tomorrow, and I am starting to fill out and dry out nicely.  The plan is working, as Carla said lol.  ;)

Thanks for posting the pics, sioux.  I really appreciate it!! 

TRE - call me.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 29, 2008, 09:04:56 AM
can i call you Rip? ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Tre on August 29, 2008, 09:25:47 AM
TRE - call me.   ;D

I am officially on Cloud Nine.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JeffGoldblum on August 29, 2008, 09:57:42 AM
You look great RipItUpBaby!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: boonasty on August 29, 2008, 10:02:17 AM
ripitup looks really good have a great show.


You look great RipItUpBaby!
well well its jeff goldblum ;D  hope you dont end up in time out with judge reinhold




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 29, 2008, 10:22:26 AM
lighten sum up so u can see detail


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Perfection on August 29, 2008, 07:03:13 PM
Rip looks great!  Cute french pedicure too :)


Thanks for the pics sioux!!

Her pedicure is always immaculent


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 29, 2008, 10:30:20 PM
Her pedicure is always immaculent

"immaculent"?  ::)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 06:16:06 AM
How did Lori do anyone know???
i heard she looked great!




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 30, 2008, 06:34:15 AM
How did Lori do anyone know???
i heard she looked great!




Show is tonight I think, judging this morning.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 09:18:29 AM
Show is tonight I think, judging this morning.
pre-judging pics been up at MD since yesterday

no?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 30, 2008, 09:32:23 AM
pre-judging pics been up at MD since yesterday

no?
I'm not 100% sure but those pictures look like last years photos.  I only say that because they show the competitors in 2 different psoting suits so I figure one is pre-judging and the other is night show.  Lori's pictures are in blue pre-judging suit and then a pink sparkly suit which would be the night show.








Has anyone heard anything from her?  Where's our updates from The Beast?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 09:53:50 AM
looks like all the pics are up?

Dave Palumbo said "Lori was the most ripped there but had symmetry issues"

looking at her pics i see great legs!   (genetically narrow shoulder structure tho)
arms and /chest/back  need to be brought up to match the legs is all i can think of
that's just being objective so she can take it to the next level  (if she wants!)

she looked great!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 30, 2008, 10:01:09 AM
Mike,

Those pics are from LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Lori looks much better this year. The pictures arent up yet, they just had prejuding about 4 hours ago, they should be up soon.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 10:03:23 AM
Mike,

Those pics are from LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Lori looks much better this year. The pictures arent up yet, they just had prejuding about 4 hours ago, they should be up soon.



ooops  lol!
my bad .............well be great to see the improvements then!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 10:09:03 AM
waiting for Lori's pics still..............
here is Ben @ this show


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 30, 2008, 10:09:05 AM



Has anyone heard anything from her?  Where's our updates from The Beast?
Beast had to leave so we will probably not get updates from her :( 

Yesterday Lori said she had to get up today @ 5am but I haven't heard anything yet today.  Guess I should turn my phone on  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 30, 2008, 10:46:25 AM
Beast had to leave so we will probably not get updates from her :( 

Yesterday Lori said she had to get up today @ 5am but I haven't heard anything yet today.  Guess I should turn my phone on  ;D
Ummm yeah, that might be nice.   :-X


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 30, 2008, 10:59:26 AM
Hey guys  

I saw that stella just sent me a text, so I figured I would jump on line while I had a minute and update you!   :D

Things went really well at prej.  I had fun!  There were only three LWs, and it went very fast.  I wore bright purple for the prej.  I don't think that any pics are online yet, but I am sure they will be shortly.  I heard that I was the most conditioned by far but not the biggest of the LWs, so we shall see what happens.  I had striated quads and glutes, which I never even thought was possible, so I am happy no matter what happens.  I think that I looked my absolute best, and big improvements from last year, so that's about all I can ask for.  Whatever happens from this point forward is fine with me.  

I am resting up for finals now, which start at 5 PM, and FBB is up first, so we should know the results of the classes and the overall by about 7 PM or so.  I have not put together any sort of routine LOL, so I am just going to wing it.  Right now, I am just looking forward to the finals and having a big glass of water.   ;D

The BEAST had a family emergency and had to leave in a hurry, which is unfortunate, but she's here with me in spirit, and I love her and wish her the very best.  She brought me a huge bag of baked goods too, which I am excited about!   :D

Thanks to all of you for keeping up with the show and my progress, I love you all and appreciate your support.  I can't wait to see some pics myself!!!  

We'll see what the night brings...it's all good.   :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 30, 2008, 11:12:00 AM
Hey guys  

I saw that stella just sent me a text, so I figured I would jump on line while I had a minute and update you!   :D

Things went really well at prej.  I had fun!  There were only three LWs, and it went very fast.  I wore bright purple for the prej.  I don't think that any pics are online yet, but I am sure they will be shortly.  I heard that I was the most conditioned by far but not the biggest of the LWs, so we shall see what happens.  I had striated quads and glutes, which I never even thought was possible, so I am happy no matter what happens.  I think that I looked my absolute best, and big improvements from last year, so that's about all I can ask for.  Whatever happens from this point forward is fine with me.  

I am resting up for finals now, which start at 5 PM, and FBB is up first, so we should know the results of the classes and the overall by about 7 PM or so.  I have not put together any sort of routine LOL, so I am just going to wing it.  Right now, I am just looking forward to the finals and having a big glass of water.   ;D

The BEAST had a family emergency and had to leave in a hurry, which is unfortunate, but she's here with me in spirit, and I love her and wish her the very best.  She brought me a huge bag of baked goods too, which I am excited about!   :D

Thanks to all of you for keeping up with the show and my progress, I love you all and appreciate your support.  I can't wait to see some pics myself!!!  

We'll see what the night brings...it's all good.   :)



Good job rip!!  Cant wait to see the pics  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 30, 2008, 11:27:01 AM
Hey guys  

I saw that stella just sent me a text, so I figured I would jump on line while I had a minute and update you!   :D

Things went really well at prej.  I had fun!  There were only three LWs, and it went very fast.  I wore bright purple for the prej.  I don't think that any pics are online yet, but I am sure they will be shortly.  I heard that I was the most conditioned by far but not the biggest of the LWs, so we shall see what happens.  I had striated quads and glutes, which I never even thought was possible, so I am happy no matter what happens.  I think that I looked my absolute best, and big improvements from last year, so that's about all I can ask for.  Whatever happens from this point forward is fine with me.  

I am resting up for finals now, which start at 5 PM, and FBB is up first, so we should know the results of the classes and the overall by about 7 PM or so.  I have not put together any sort of routine LOL, so I am just going to wing it.  Right now, I am just looking forward to the finals and having a big glass of water.   ;D

The BEAST had a family emergency and had to leave in a hurry, which is unfortunate, but she's here with me in spirit, and I love her and wish her the very best.  She brought me a huge bag of baked goods too, which I am excited about!   :D

Thanks to all of you for keeping up with the show and my progress, I love you all and appreciate your support.  I can't wait to see some pics myself!!!  

We'll see what the night brings...it's all good.   :)


Yeeeeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwwwwww Lori.  Kick Ass!!!   :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on August 30, 2008, 11:46:48 AM
Great job Lori, cant wait to see some pics. Striated Glutes WOW! Amazing job, i feel like a proud parent or something! :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Alex23 on August 30, 2008, 12:29:34 PM
waiting for Lori's pics still..............
here is Ben @ this show

That thing ain't right...

no wonder bodybuilding is in the shitters.

Lori on the other hand, looking healthy, happy and pretty.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 30, 2008, 01:07:17 PM
I am glad the pre judging went well.
Night show is the fun one  ;)
I am also looking foward to the pictures and enjoy your water and eats afterwards.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 30, 2008, 01:10:11 PM
Hey guys 

I saw that stella just sent me a text, so I figured I would jump on line while I had a minute and update you!   :D

Things went really well at prej.  I had fun!  There were only three LWs, and it went very fast.  I wore bright purple for the prej.  I don't think that any pics are online yet, but I am sure they will be shortly.  I heard that I was the most conditioned by far but not the biggest of the LWs, so we shall see what happens.  I had striated quads and glutes, which I never even thought was possible, so I am happy no matter what happens.  I think that I looked my absolute best, and big improvements from last year, so that's about all I can ask for.  Whatever happens from this point forward is fine with me. 

I am resting up for finals now, which start at 5 PM, and FBB is up first, so we should know the results of the classes and the overall by about 7 PM or so.  I have not put together any sort of routine LOL, so I am just going to wing it.  Right now, I am just looking forward to the finals and having a big glass of water.   ;D

The BEAST had a family emergency and had to leave in a hurry, which is unfortunate, but she's here with me in spirit, and I love her and wish her the very best.  She brought me a huge bag of baked goods too, which I am excited about!   :D

Thanks to all of you for keeping up with the show and my progress, I love you all and appreciate your support.  I can't wait to see some pics myself!!! 

We'll see what the night brings...it's all good.   :)


great news!  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: bthomas77 on August 30, 2008, 01:40:23 PM
Lori i am sooooooooo excited from you.  i heard from Shannon a few times yesterday, and she said that the pictures do you no justice, and you look beyond amazing.

i am soooooo proud of and happy for you.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 03:35:47 PM
Bodybuilding Results
OVERALL WOMENS CHAMPION:

TERESA PASCHAL

LIGHTWEIGHT:

1. LORI STEELE
2. ANA SANCHEZ
3. MARY ANN GLASSCOCK

MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

1. CHERYL FAUST
2. KIM FERREL
3. JOHANA DEJAGAR
4. ROSEANNE DESMARAIS
5. CASANDRA FLOYD

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS:

1. JODY WALD
2. MICHELE BRENT
3. JANELLE MILLER
4. TRACY TOTH
5. MICHELLE MORRISON

HEAVYWEIGHTS:

1. THERESA PASCHAL
2. CHRIS SABO
3. CHRISTINA RHODES
4. TAMMY JONES
5. JANINE LANKOWSKI


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 03:36:42 PM
So Lori won her class!!!!!

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on August 30, 2008, 03:44:35 PM
So Lori won her class!!!!!

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 :)

She's a two time champ!  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on August 30, 2008, 03:47:29 PM
Naturally they have yet to post the pics  >:(. She was suppose to win the overall  >:(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on August 30, 2008, 05:20:53 PM
Awesome job Rip baby!! You look great, very pretty too.

 That is one hell of an acomplishment, to win your class in a national show of that caliber.  8)  :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: AVBG on August 30, 2008, 05:57:09 PM
phenomenal result  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CT_Muscle on August 30, 2008, 06:44:18 PM
congrats Lori!!!!!   :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 08:33:59 PM
sliced and diced


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 30, 2008, 08:40:25 PM
.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 30, 2008, 08:55:22 PM
Cripes!  Look at those legs!!!  :o






Lori...can I borrow your legs for my show, please?   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Perfection on August 30, 2008, 09:15:02 PM
GEORGEOUS!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 30, 2008, 11:49:14 PM
Well done RIP that is our lady  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: freespirit on August 31, 2008, 01:37:44 AM
phenomenal result  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Mazda323 on August 31, 2008, 01:54:32 AM
Well done Rip!!! You are perfect!!!

I like this pic very much! Your tricep and deltoids are great!!!

Wish you the best! :-*


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Laura Lee on August 31, 2008, 05:53:10 AM
Well Number 1 Lady....what have you eaten so far?   :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on August 31, 2008, 05:59:59 AM
Where do I even begin?!?! 

THANK YOU!!!!
I am totally overwhelmed by the support you guys have given me through this whole process. 

The first and BIGGEST thank yous go to my husband and Carla, my trainer...both of them put up with one serious mental case for a long time this time through, and I am just thankful that neither one of them killed me along the way. 

Right now, I am so tired, overwhelmed, a little sick to my stomach ;D, and facing a long day with lots to do.  We are travelling home this evening, so I will have some time tomorrow to settle down and reflect on this weekend and everything leading up to it.  I'll definitely post up some post-contest thoughts and reflections once I have had a chance to collect myself and look through the pics.  The night show and overall was interesting, so I am looking forward to seeing some pics. 

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.   :-*

OH... in terms of food, I had a bunch of SHIT backstage and then went out for a HUGE meal that just about put me under.  I ate at 8 PM and was still up at 2 AM trying to get my stomach to digest it, and I have the worst heartburn this morning I have ever had in my life.  I haven't eaten since then, and I am actually a little turned off by the thought of food right now.  I almost puked about 10 times in the night.   :P

I did an interview backstage with Isaac, which was pretty funny, so look for that on BB.com.  I gave a shoutout to all my GB peeps of course.   ;D

 :-*




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Perfection on August 31, 2008, 08:39:27 AM
Where do I even begin?!?! 

THANK YOU!!!!
I am totally overwhelmed by the support you guys have given me through this whole process. 

The first and BIGGEST thank yous go to jtsunami, my protector...he really put up with one serious mental case for a long time this time through, and I am just thankful that he didn't kill me along the way. 



fixed

You looked great babe, GEORGEIOUS!  Please post hotel room shots, bathroom shots, and regular eating shots after show plz


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Benny B on August 31, 2008, 08:42:55 AM
fixed

You looked great babe, GEORGEIOUS!  Please post hotel room shots, bathroom shots, and regular eating shots after show plz

So, "Perfection" is "jtsunami", eh? Why did you start this gimmick?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Perfection on August 31, 2008, 09:05:27 AM
I locked myself out of my other account changing my password, hopefully Ron will rectify that situation soon!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 31, 2008, 09:08:31 AM
Lori looked INCREDIBLE, awesome stuff, how did she do in the overall?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Perfection on August 31, 2008, 09:34:29 AM
I'm pretty sure she won overall


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 31, 2008, 10:01:29 AM
Lori won her class
theresa paschal (sp?) won the overall


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 31, 2008, 11:06:57 AM
RIp you looked fantastic!!  The purple was a great choice too!  Congratulations :-*




OH... in terms of food, I had a bunch of SHIT backstage and then went out for a HUGE meal that just about put me under.  I ate at 8 PM and was still up at 2 AM trying to get my stomach to digest it, and I have the worst heartburn this morning I have ever had in my life.  I haven't eaten since then, and I am actually a little turned off by the thought of food right now.  I almost puked about 10 times in the night.   :P


I see you didn't mention the Pina Coladas anywhere in this report ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 31, 2008, 11:10:09 AM
Ladies overall winner

(shes over 50 years old!)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: tu_holmes on August 31, 2008, 11:12:50 AM
Ladies overall winner

(shes over 50 years old!)



Looking at those belly muscles, I'm really not shocked.

You looked fantastic though Lori... It could have EASILY gone the otherway and given you the overall.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 31, 2008, 11:19:32 AM
cyber poseoff!
(i agree Lori looked incredible)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on August 31, 2008, 11:23:36 AM
Just the fact that a lady in her 50's is holding her own next to Lori  (if not actually beating her)
is AMAZING!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 31, 2008, 12:26:01 PM
Just the fact that a lady in her 50's is holding her own next to Lori  (if not actually beating her)
is AMAZING!

I agree wow  :o
RIp you looked fantastic!!  The purple was a great choice too!  Congratulations :-*

I see you didn't mention the Pina Coladas anywhere in this report ;D

I see you have purple eye shadow to match the suit  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 31, 2008, 12:40:38 PM

I see you have purple eye shadow to match the suit  ;)
No one will ever believe you didn't notice the french manicure after this ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: QuakerOats on August 31, 2008, 12:45:08 PM
No one will ever believe you didn't notice the french manicure after this ;D
i did. :P


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: powerpack on August 31, 2008, 12:48:12 PM
No one will ever believe you didn't notice the french manicure after this ;D

I will look closer at the GB ladies next time  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Butterbean on August 31, 2008, 01:34:43 PM
i did. :P
haha!  We knew you would ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: CQ on August 31, 2008, 04:58:51 PM
Congrats Rip :D

The older lady showed fabulous condition for her age also..


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Vet on August 31, 2008, 05:00:55 PM
GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: blinky on September 01, 2008, 01:40:50 AM
congrats Lori. you look awesome.
your conditioning is insane. and still look beautiful on stage.

well done  :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Alex23 on September 01, 2008, 02:04:44 AM
Lori, I wish you and the T-Man were closer... we could go out for drinks.. well every other night now ;D


Congratulation on your unreal display of feminina domination. I feel like a proud brother.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 01, 2008, 07:53:04 AM
Lori, I wish you and the T-Man were closer... we could go out for drinks.. well every other night now ;D


Congratulation on your unreal display of feminina domination. I feel like a proud brother.

Wow you guys sound close!  Either that or Rip has a desperate need to take a shower after reading your post.

I doubt highly her husband goes by "T-Man" sounds sophomoric.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JediKnight on September 01, 2008, 07:58:44 AM
Great job Rip.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 01, 2008, 08:01:03 AM
Wow you guys sound close!  Either that or Rip has a desperate need to take a shower after reading your post.

I doubt highly her husband goes by "T-Man" sounds sophomoric.

Actually I can vogue that myself, alex, lori, and the T-MAN! are very close, we've been out for many drinks and keep in touch on a regular basis. :)

Maybe if u make it out to the olympia we'll give u an invite for a few shots and beers!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: michael arvilla on September 01, 2008, 08:58:17 AM
Actually I can vogue  that myself, alex, lori, and the T-MAN! are very close, we've been out for many drinks and keep in touch on a regular basis. :)

Maybe if u make it out to the olympia we'll give u an invite for a few shots and beers!



       ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 01, 2008, 10:54:15 AM
       ;D

:)

Well I can vouge for it 2 lol :) :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 01, 2008, 11:50:28 AM
Actually I can vogue that myself, alex, lori, and the T-MAN! are very close, we've been out for many drinks and keep in touch on a regular basis. :)

Maybe if u make it out to the olympia we'll give u an invite for a few shots and beers!



Will Rip and her hubby be there?  I figured since you guys are very close you might know.

Thanks for the invite, it sounds marvelous!  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: siouxcountry on September 01, 2008, 02:45:46 PM
A 5 second video of Lori posing down with the class winners............

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a76/bigjoelster/?action=view&current=P8300068.flv


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 01, 2008, 05:22:19 PM
Hey guys!

We made it back home, and I am unpacking and getting things put back together... what a weekend!!   :D

I have thought alot about the show and reflected on how I did, and I definitely see some things I can improve on for Nationals.  At this point, I am planning on making a run for Nationals in 11 weeks.  This week is kind of a "down week" for me, although I am hoping to get back to the gym tomorrow or as soon as I am not sore.  I will start a LITTLE cardio in the next few days, but nothing crazy.  And the diet has been horrible for two days, but I think I have eaten enough to disgust myself and get over it.   ;D

In general, the areas I want to focus on for the next few weeks are my ABS and back width.  I was a little disappointed that my abs looked a little smooth/watery, given the leanness in my lower body and my striated glutes.  I was THRILLED at how my lower body looked, and I think that I compromised a little size in my upper body to get my lower body that lean.  So I am going to try to work on getting my back a little bigger/wider/thicker in the next few weeks too, while I am eating more and feeling stronger.  Gonna do some good powerlifting workouts in the next few weeks - squats and deadlifts mainly - and gonna start working abs like crazy.  I have very shallow abs anyway, but I need to work them a lot more and try to improve them before Nationals.

MD finally has posted pics from the night show, and here are a few from the overall comparisons.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 01, 2008, 05:26:46 PM
Another area that I have vowed to work on before Nationals is POSING.  I was so physically destroyed in the 2-3 weeks before this show that I did NO posing practice whatsoever, and I think it showed.  There are some weird things going on with some of my poses.   :-\

Also I did not make up a routine at all, which was a huge mistake.  I totally winged it up there, and it showed too LOL.  I am going to book a guest posing appearance for sometime before Nats to force myself to do a routine and practice.  I knew there would be a time when I regretted not putting together a routine, and it was basically the minute before I walked out on stage and was like WTF am I going to do?!?!  ;D





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 01, 2008, 05:54:59 PM
A 5 second video of Lori posing down with the class winners............

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a76/bigjoelster/?action=view&current=P8300068.flv
;D ;D

Rip was going after them!!

Rip poses nice  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 01, 2008, 07:13:37 PM
Looking at the pics u really need to "beef up" your whole upper body
(lats from the front simply aren't there!/no v-taper/straight up and down)
lower body is there......some more arms
lats ull be good.
structurally you have a long torso and narrow clavicles (shoulders),but im not so sure that matters as much in female bodybuilding judging as it does the men



take a look objectively at ur physique ...........like it's someone elses
then try to make the necessary changes



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on September 01, 2008, 07:24:52 PM
Damn Lori, that was a tough overall lineup. The woman just to your left in black...who is she? :o Impressive quads. However, you held your own there. You looked great!
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=271560;image)

Yes, abs and lat width are probably the two main weakness that need to be brought up a tad. But let's focus on the positives too. You were shredded! Awesome quad development. And triceps that make ME jealous! LOL

Keep up posted as you begin your assault on the Nats and obtaining your pro card.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 01, 2008, 08:44:05 PM
From the bellybutton down a phenomenal bodybuilder!  ......this pose showcases Lori's "narrowness"

maybe don't hit this pose (not very flattering)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD
Post by: JohnnyVegas on September 01, 2008, 10:38:15 PM
Another area that I have vowed to work on before Nationals is POSING.  I was so physically destroyed in the 2-3 weeks before this show that I did NO posing practice whatsoever, and I think it showed.  There are some weird things going on with some of my poses.   :-\

Also I did not make up a routine at all, which was a huge mistake.  I totally winged it up there, and it showed too LOL.  I am going to book a guest posing appearance for sometime before Nats to force myself to do a routine and practice.  I knew there would be a time when I regretted not putting together a routine, and it was basically the minute before I walked out on stage and was like WTF am I going to do?!?!  ;D





Legs are ready for the Pro's.

PS ... any chance of seeing those striated glutes??? Up close and personal  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 01, 2008, 11:47:59 PM
From the bellybutton down a phenomenal bodybuilder!  ......this pose showcases Lori's "narrowness"

maybe don't hit this pose (not very flattering)


This is why pictures suck, because lori is obviously in between poses, and it makes her look worse than she shoudl because she is, but lori looked great, no denying that!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 02, 2008, 04:22:06 AM
Yeah, that one pic was kind of before I fully hit that pose, but it's not the best pose in the world anyway.  It's sort of a most muscular.
The woman in black is the MW winner...Cheryl Faust I believe.  She had great legs and was really cute too.

Thanks for the feedback guys!  I appreciate constructive criticism.  There is ALWAYS room for improvement.   :)

Like I said, I agree that abs and upper back width need work.  Part of the problem is that I definitely lost some upper body size in order to get my lower body as lean as I did...that's just what happens with women because it's very hard for a woman to get that lean in the lower body.

However, I don't think you can say that my back is lacking detail, as there is a TON of detail in my back...I could just use some more upper width.  My back double bicep is one of my best poses (along with the side poses) and I was told by several people that it was the best back double bi of any of the female competitors at the show. 

Where you can see the weakness is in my back lat spread...like Mike said, I'm narrow through the upper back when I pull it out, and that's what I need to work on.   I'm not sure how much I can improve on that between now and Nationals, but I am going to focus more on it for sure.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 02, 2008, 04:39:39 AM
You looked great Rip!!

Yeah the bigger your legs get the bigger your back has to be.  You have brought your legs to the next level and I know for a fact you will get your upper body there too.  I'm thinking when you can you do 4-5 sets of 12-15 pullups you will be there  ;)  Rear Dbl Bi is great, tons of detail, I have always thought that was one of your best poses.

Your legs really came in nice  :)  Your rods were ridiculous!!

Enjoy some good food Rip and your win.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 02, 2008, 05:34:47 AM
im not just focusing on what needs to be improved
(i noticed your rear double bicep from the back looked sick!)
it's just your lower half is so good..................yo u remind me of a female version of Roger Stewart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WbQpf_nSgQ


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 02, 2008, 08:16:42 AM
I also find it appaling that a "get-bigger" wins her class at the North Americans (almost turns pro)
yet there is no mention of it on the "main board"

there are however 20 threads about some 17 yr old VP's daughter having a baby



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 02, 2008, 08:39:32 AM
I converted this clip of Lori to "you-tube" format
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT856ehKxUY


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ~weed~ on September 02, 2008, 10:49:59 AM

    Way to to Lori!!!!!    You looked gorgeous!!!!!!      Great Job!!!!






 ps- I hate you and ate Nilla Cakesters to show how much!!!!     ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: siouxcountry on September 02, 2008, 11:59:42 AM
I also find it appaling that a "get-bigger" wins her class at the North Americans (almost turns pro)
yet there is no mention of it on the "main board"

there are however 20 threads about some 17 yr old VP's daughter having a baby



Maybe because women are routinely attacked in the open forum.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 02, 2008, 12:13:48 PM
WOW!!!
You look darling in that video too rip :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 02, 2008, 12:47:06 PM
I also find it appaling that a "get-bigger" wins her class at the North Americans (almost turns pro)
yet there is no mention of it on the "main board"

there are however 20 threads about some 17 yr old VP's daughter having a baby





LOL!!  I searched high and low on the G&O for my "ripitupbaby is a man" hate thread and couldn't find it anywhere!   :D

Thanks for converting the clip to youtube Mike!

I have a bunch of candids still to sort through, so when I have a chance this week, I will try to get a few more pics posted up. 

We have decided to travel down to NYC for Team U this weekend, as I am planning on doing some photo shoots etc, and Friday is my husband's birthday, so we are going to throw down in the Big Apple this weekend.  Then it's back to the grind next week.  I did manage to get up this morning and take a 30 minute walk, just so that I don't get myself TOO far away from my routine.  The more I can stay in the groove now, the less painful the next 11 weeks will be.  We're headed to the gym tonight too, although I am still a bit sore in the lower body...gonna try to do a chest/tri workout tonight!  Feeling good!  :)

I have two 1/2 gallons of ice cream in the freezer to finish off in the next couple days, and the rest of The BEAST's baked goods, one big lunch with my co-workers next week, and the weekend in NYC, and after that, I think I'll be back on track for the most part.  I actually had omega eggs and rice for breakfast this morning, nuts mid-morning, and sirloin with veggies and rice for lunch, so I am TRYING not to turn into a total pork chop!   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 02, 2008, 12:49:38 PM

    Way to to Lori!!!!!    You looked gorgeous!!!!!!      Great Job!!!!






 ps- I hate you and ate Nilla Cakesters to show how much!!!!     ;D

Thanks weed!!!   :-*
I may have to have some Nilla Cakesters too, those sound good, whatever they are.  ;D


WOW!!!
You look darling in that video too rip :)




Thank you stella for everything, I love you dweetir!!   :-*



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on September 02, 2008, 01:00:12 PM
I also find it appaling that a "get-bigger" wins her class at the North Americans (almost turns pro)
yet there is no mention of it on the "main board"

there are however 20 threads about some 17 yr old VP's daughter having a baby



Too many pages to read, what do you mean almost turned pro? I thought she won her class or whatever, thus earning pro status?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 02, 2008, 01:06:32 PM
Too many pages to read, what do you mean almost turned pro? I thought she won her class or whatever, thus earning pro status?


At this particular show, IFBB Pro Status was only awarded to the Overall winner, not the class winners.  The NPC Nationals is the ONLY show where they award pro status to the class winners.  That's in November. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on September 02, 2008, 01:07:24 PM

At this particular show, IFBB Pro Status was only awarded to the Overall winner, not the class winners.  The NPC Nationals is the ONLY show where they award pro status to the class winners.  That's in November. 



Ahh, well good job anyway. Not much of a judge of female BBing, but you looked like you got into great condition.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 02, 2008, 01:28:13 PM
Ahh, well good job anyway. Not much of a judge of female BBing, but you looked like you got into great condition.


Thanks danielson.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 02, 2008, 01:53:52 PM
I converted this clip of Lori to "you-tube" format
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT856ehKxUY

Nice job, thanks Mike.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: mcwsage on September 02, 2008, 03:18:49 PM


LOL!!  I searched high and low on the G&O for my "ripitupbaby is a man" hate thread and couldn't find it anywhere!   :D

Thanks for converting the clip to youtube Mike!

I have a bunch of candids still to sort through, so when I have a chance this week, I will try to get a few more pics posted up. 

We have decided to travel down to NYC for Team U this weekend, as I am planning on doing some photo shoots etc, and Friday is my husband's birthday, so we are going to throw down in the Big Apple this weekend.  Then it's back to the grind next week.  I did manage to get up this morning and take a 30 minute walk, just so that I don't get myself TOO far away from my routine.  The more I can stay in the groove now, the less painful the next 11 weeks will be.  We're headed to the gym tonight too, although I am still a bit sore in the lower body...gonna try to do a chest/tri workout tonight!  Feeling good!  :)

I have two 1/2 gallons of ice cream in the freezer to finish off in the next couple days, and the rest of The BEAST's baked goods, one big lunch with my co-workers next week, and the weekend in NYC, and after that, I think I'll be back on track for the most part.  I actually had omega eggs and rice for breakfast this morning, nuts mid-morning, and sirloin with veggies and rice for lunch, so I am TRYING not to turn into a total pork chop!   ;D



Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS LORI!!!  I am so proud of you and you look gorgeous in that purple suit - what a PERFECT pick!!! You really worked for this and must be so excited about your win - congrats again - you really look beautiful on stage, girl - and SHREDDED!!! WOW!!!!

Enjoy that ice cream! 

xoxo
Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: DougSmith on September 02, 2008, 07:45:38 PM
Hi Rip

Congrats on your win.  I see  a pro card in your future at the Nats!

Best

Doug


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: AVBG on September 02, 2008, 09:13:07 PM
on a roll now Lori. whats the gameplan for the nex 11 weeks? are you going to break up the training into different stages to peak for the nats? what are your realistic expectations for the back?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 03, 2008, 04:15:20 AM
Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS LORI!!!  I am so proud of you and you look gorgeous in that purple suit - what a PERFECT pick!!! You really worked for this and must be so excited about your win - congrats again - you really look beautiful on stage, girl - and SHREDDED!!! WOW!!!!

Enjoy that ice cream! 

xoxo
Michele W.P.

Thanks Michele!!   And thanks for cheering me on...it was great to find you here before the show and know that you were behind me all the way!!   :-*

On to Nats... let's hope the next 11 weeks are not as bad as the last 11 LOL!   :-\

Hi Rip

Congrats on your win.  I see  a pro card in your future at the Nats!

Best

Doug

Thanks Doug!  Still looking forward to working with you guys, hopefully in Atlanta.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 03, 2008, 04:31:36 AM
on a roll now Lori. whats the gameplan for the nex 11 weeks? are you going to break up the training into different stages to peak for the nats? what are your realistic expectations for the back?


The next 11 weeks are going to be interesting for sure.  I have never tried to compete in two major BB shows in the same year, so it's hard to know what to expect during this "bridging" time.  Realistically, I don't think I can expect to acheive much growth in my back, especially once I am back in a calorie deficit.  I think there ARE things I can definitely work on and improve on for Nationals, though. 

In general, here's my plan:
---This week is pretty much an off week.  I am training and doing some cardio, but I am not dieting (I'm not binging and going TOTALLY crazy either).  I am lifting as heavy as I can when I go to the gym because I actually feel GOOD.  I took a 40 min walk this morning and am just generally trying to stay in the routine.  Gonna polish off the ice cream and goodies in the next couple of days, then go to NYC this weekend for Team U and party a little bit, and then that's about it for the down time.
---Next week I will get back into a more regular routine with cardio once a day and a cleaner diet.  I am going to keep some things like whole eggs and nuts and steak in the diet though. 
---I am still working through a rebound, so I am taking some herbal diuretics (dandelion, etc) for a couple of weeks and drinking as much water as I can.  I will not step on the scale until about 9 weeks out (two more weeks), and hopefully when I do step on the scale, I won't be more than 125.  Here's to hoping! :-\
---Based on my weight at that point, I'll get back on the diet and adjust the cardio accordingly.  I am planning on getting back on my 12 weeks out diet when I am 9 weeks out from Nats, and I am hoping to only have to do double cardios for the last 6 weeks or so. 
I'll adjust as I need to once I get through this week and next week, and I'll keep you posted as to what is going on.  I will probably take my next round of progress pics at 8 weeks out from Nationals.  Hopefully they will look alot better than the 8 weeks out pics that are in this thread...they better!!!

Training-wise, I am going to:
---Do ABS at least three times a week.  I can definitely improve on my abs.  I slacked on abs this last go around, and I have very shallow abs anyway, so I need to start working the shit out of them and see if I can get them any denser.  My goals with my abs for Nats are (1) build them up as much as possible between now and then and (2) don't stress my body out to the point where I release cortisol the week of the show and end up with a film of water on them.  ::)
---Do all wide grip training for my back (in addition to deadlifts, of course).  Every excercise will be wide grip.  I MAY do back twice a week for the next several weeks, and definitely wide pullups at least twice a week.
---Maintain my leg size.  SQUATS!!!  ASS TO CALVES!  I am convinced that my squatting is what resulted in such major improvements in my legs, so I am hoping to get some good heavy squat workouts in during the next several weeks before I need to back it down again as the show gets closer.
---Do upper body work at least four times a week, possibly five.  I need to do back possibly twice, shoulders at least once a week in addition to chest, and then an arm day focusing more on biceps. 
---Work on my posing and make up a damn routine.  I am not going to let myself go into Nationals without the practice I need and without a routine.  I think that I will guest pose at Mike Katz's show in CT on November 1 so that I force myself to put a routine together.

I'll update this thread as I move through the upcoming weeks and we see how things go.  This is a first for me, so I have no idea what to expect.  I just hope that I can come into Nationals looking as good or better than I did at the NA's, but 11 weeks is a long time to try to hold on to what I've got.   :-\

I would be happy with a Top 5 placing at Nationals, but my goal is Top 3, and my ultimate goal is of course a win, but I have no expectations at this point... just hopes.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 03, 2008, 05:14:13 AM
Great plan Rip I really think you will be able to go into the Nationals better than the NA.

Keep on track, stay calm, confident and focused the whole way.  You will be going into this thing with a great body and a killer track record, you will be getting looked at.

Keep doing what you do Ripbaby  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 03, 2008, 05:52:02 AM
This might sound a little strange but....stay away from anyone with even a little sniffle or a cough!
(depleted like this for an extended period of time KILLS your immune system )
i up my Vit C intake and take a Multi vit/Multi Min twice a day (ask Laura.. if we are at the grocery store and someone coughs or sneezes i literally run the other way lol!)
The Gym = a breeding ground for coughs/colds/germs so wash your hands often with anti-bacterial soap,
also carry a small bottle (purell or something) with you

good luck Lori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps:  Kick Sum Ass!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 03, 2008, 06:40:42 AM
Hey Rip, question, the girl that was in your class (she looked asian) is listed on MD as having done the Olympia in 97 (I think was the year), why was she doing a national level show if she had already done an Olympia?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on September 03, 2008, 08:06:09 AM
do more reverse medium grip pulldown and rowing movements Rip, those are the width builders, those are the two movements Dorian believed in for back width and thickness, i remember Bob Chick saying the same thing "wide grip for inner back, narrow grip for outer back"


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 03, 2008, 08:17:51 AM
lol!

(lotta questions/advice here)

Rip ..........do u think a deep conditioner is better for the hair than a "daily"?

also do u prefer powdered or liquid dishwaher detergent and why?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 03, 2008, 01:29:23 PM
I agree about staying away from sick people.  I am taking tons of Vit C every day as well as Vit B and ZMA.  I got that terrible UTI at about 3 weeks out from the NA's, and that was sort of the beginning of a terrible couple of weeks leading up to the show for me. I am hopeful to keep myself healthy through this prep.

Laura, that is Ana Sanchez, she is a Mexican competitor who hardly spoke a word of English.  She's definitely an amateur, not sure why she would have been listed as a competitor at the O.   ???

I prefer a daily conditioner and liquid dish detergent.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 03, 2008, 01:58:47 PM
A few candids from backstage.  HUGE thanks to my trainer Carla Salotti, the mighty lightweight.   8)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 03, 2008, 02:00:10 PM
Last couple... Carla did NOT eat the macaroon BTW...she is prepping for the AC Pro next weekend.   8)

BEAST made the macaroons and they were incredible.  I had the last two for breakfast this morning.   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Overload on September 03, 2008, 02:48:32 PM
Awesome results RIP!

Now go repeat at the Nationals!

Good luck!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: siouxcountry on September 03, 2008, 03:47:23 PM
Hey Rip, question, the girl that was in your class (she looked asian) is listed on MD as having done the Olympia in 97 (I think was the year), why was she doing a national level show if she had already done an Olympia?

Just an MD fuck up.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 03, 2008, 04:34:57 PM
Laura, that is Ana Sanchez, she is a Mexican competitor who hardly spoke a word of English.  She's definitely an amateur, not sure why she would have been listed as a competitor at the O.   ???

It does say she's from PR.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 04, 2008, 04:21:53 AM
Awesome results RIP!

Now go repeat at the Nationals!

Good luck!

8)

Thanks OL.  I'll do my best. ;)

It does say she's from PR.

WOW, I feel even more honored to have competed against an Olympia competitor.   :o   ;D

She was very very sweet, and her routine was pretty good...she can definitely dance better than me!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 04, 2008, 06:31:27 AM
WOW, I feel even more honored to have competed against an Olympia competitor.   :o   ;D

She was very very sweet, and her routine was pretty good...she can definitely dance better than me!
Competed and beat...   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Claire on September 04, 2008, 08:28:37 AM
Hey girl congrats on your win at NA's.    looking good.    now just a little over 11 weeks.  see you in Atlanta.  we get to finally meet in person. yeah  take care and keeping pushing.

Claire


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 04, 2008, 10:48:26 AM
Great candids rip!!

Any photoshoot pics available yet :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: tu_holmes on September 04, 2008, 11:17:39 AM
Just ananother MD fuck up.

Fixed!
 :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 04, 2008, 11:36:42 AM

Laura, that is Ana Sanchez, she is a Mexican competitor who hardly spoke a word of English.  She's definitely an amateur, not sure why she would have been listed as a competitor at the O.   ???

She is also listed here: http://www.bodybuildbid.com/articles/msolympia/allmsolympia/msolympia1990.html

Here: http://www.getbig.com/results/e-msoly.htm

Here:  http://www.spam.com/1990msolympiaresults.html

And even here on the IFBB Pro Site:  http://www.ifbbpro.com/history-of-the-mr-olympia/competitor-history-of-the-ms-olympia/


So, what is an IFBB Pro doing entering a National Show?  ???


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 04, 2008, 12:14:00 PM
Hey girl congrats on your win at NA's.    looking good.    now just a little over 11 weeks.  see you in Atlanta.  we get to finally meet in person. yeah  take care and keeping pushing.

Claire

Hey Claire... thanks!  I am so excited to finally meet you in person and compete at the same show as you (although I have to admit, selfishly, that I'm glad you are now a MW hahhaha  ;D)... after all this time and all these messageboards, it's about time we got to see each other in person!  Best of luck to you with your prep...let's bring it home baby!!   :-*


Great candids rip!!

Any photoshoot pics available yet :D


Thanks stella!  No photoshoot pics yet... With Team U this weekend and the AC Pro next weekend, I am not really expecting much back for a couple of weeks yet.  I'll post some of my faves when they start rolling in.  ;)





Good detective work Laura...LOL WTF!?!?!?!   :D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: siouxcountry on September 04, 2008, 02:06:46 PM
Laura it could very well be two Ana Sanchez's. It not an uncommon name.

I highly doubt the Ana that competed with Rip is the Ana that competed at the 1990 Ms Olympia.

If it is, cool!

I know of one female pro who chose to take a step back and go back to competing in the amateurs. Many competitors  in other parts of the World rather remain amateurs.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: AVBG on September 04, 2008, 02:53:05 PM
It's def not the same Ana Sanchez, same name- coincidence.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Alex A on September 04, 2008, 06:41:51 PM
Lori, you lived up to your last name baby with that impressive condition!

Great job all the way around. I have to give you big props for your posing as well. Often an overlooked but critical part of the prep. Your posing is awesome and there is a ton of great pics of you. Im really proud.  Stay on track for the nationals as you have to be prepared for a stacked class of seasoned competitors.. The nationals is the real deal.  I will see you there!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 05, 2008, 04:30:46 AM
Lori, you lived up to your last name baby with that impressive condition!

Great job all the way around. I have to give you big props for your posing as well. Often an overlooked but critical part of the prep. Your posing is awesome and there is a ton of great pics of you. Im really proud.  Stay on track for the nationals as you have to be prepared for a stacked class of seasoned competitors.. The nationals is the real deal.  I will see you there!


Thanks Alex!  I really appreciate it... posing is something that I do love to do, but I really didn't feel well prepared for at the NAs, so I'm glad you don't think it looked that way LOL.   
I am going to practice alot more now, and I am looking forward to seeing you at Nationals too!   :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 08, 2008, 04:29:32 AM
Back from NYC, which was pretty much a three-day eating bender.   ;D

I had been trying to hold back and kind of ease into it after the NAs, buffer my rebound a little, but let's just say that all Hell broke loose in NYC.  I had my fill of just about everything, and I am still suffering the consequences!

Back on the wagon today!   Nationals is 10 weeks from Friday. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 08, 2008, 08:15:08 AM
Back from NYC, which was pretty much a three-day eating bender.   ;D

I had been trying to hold back and kind of ease into it after the NAs, buffer my rebound a little, but let's just say that all Hell broke loose in NYC.  I had my fill of just about everything, and I am still suffering the consequences!

Back on the wagon today!   Nationals is 10 weeks from Friday. 


You feeling any better dweetir?  :-\


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 08, 2008, 11:09:56 AM
You feeling any better dweetir?  :-\


I am still fat and full and bloated.   :-\   :-[





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 08, 2008, 11:34:35 AM

I am still fat and full and bloated.   :-\   :-[




The PB&J is called "Goober" and you can find it where the peanut butter and jelly is.  http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?food=3

Back in the 70s there was KOOGLE which came in banana, marshmallow or chocolate mixed with peanut butter.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koogle


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Post by: ripitupbaby on September 08, 2008, 12:08:21 PM
The PB&J is called "Goober" and you can find it where the peanut butter and jelly is.  http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?food=3

Back in the 70s there was KOOGLE which came in banana, marshmallow or chocolate mixed with peanut butter.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koogle



OHhhhh yeah, I have seen the Goober.  I still can't believe how good Nutella is and that I only discovered it on Saturday.   :o

I'm DONE now.  Seriously!!   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 08, 2008, 12:40:22 PM
A couple pics of me and Carla yesterday in NYC.  She was just finishing up a photo shoot, and I was just grabbing a cup of coffee. 
I actually ended up jumping into a little outfit and joining in for a photo shoot with her right after these pics were taken... pics from the shoot are not available yet, but they will be cute! 

Carla is competing this weekend at the AC Pro...she is looking great, and I wish her the very best!  I wish I could be there!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on September 08, 2008, 01:41:49 PM
you're both gorgeous, what is with that statue though? :-X


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Post by: siouxcountry on September 08, 2008, 01:59:59 PM
Two very fine looking women there!  8)


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Post by: Butterbean on September 08, 2008, 02:00:38 PM

Cute pics...your ankles are still tan ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 08, 2008, 04:13:03 PM
Splooooogg, so HOT Rip, more pics please.  What is that white stain on your right leg?  SO GORGEOUS OMG OMG OMG  please more pics

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 09, 2008, 04:09:40 AM
Splooooogg, so HOT Rip, more pics please.  What is that white stain on your right leg?  SO GORGEOUS OMG OMG OMG  please more pics

jt


hahaha oh brother, there's a 99% chance that it's some kind of ICE CREAM.   ::)



The statue is the famous Bull statue on Wall Street.  Supposedly, good luck and fortune come to you if you rub the bull's balls.  Carla got right in there and rubbed the shit out of them.   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on September 09, 2008, 04:57:20 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=272648;image)

Cool pic with the Wall Street bull, Lori! I never heard the story about rubbing its balls for good luck?  ??? Heck, you could rub mine and I guarantee a good time!  ;D
Believe it or not, I used to work in the building right behind you where you took that pic, at 11 Broadway. I walked by the bull every day and there were always tourists taking pictures. Then my company moved to bigger offices a few blocks further east near the South Street Seaport.
Glad you had fun in NYC!


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Post by: DougSmith on September 09, 2008, 08:59:26 AM
Hi Rip

Great win at the NAs!!!

I hope to be at the Nats seeing you bring home a pro card in person.

Best

Doug


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 09, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
Hi Rip

Great win at the NAs!!!

I hope to be at the Nats seeing you bring home a pro card in person.

Best

Doug

Thanks for the vote of confidence Doug!   :D
Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with you guys in Atlanta. 


Cool pic with the Wall Street bull, Lori! I never heard the story about rubbing its balls for good luck?  ??? Heck, you could rub mine and I guarantee a good time!  ;D
Believe it or not, I used to work in the building right behind you where you took that pic, at 11 Broadway. I walked by the bull every day and there were always tourists taking pictures. Then my company moved to bigger offices a few blocks further east near the South Street Seaport.
Glad you had fun in NYC!

You are always so kind with your offers to help me!   ;D
Some French tourist told us about rubbing the bull's balls, so who knows, but Carla didn't want to take any chances! 

That area around Battery Park is awesome.  We stayed in a condo right there around the corner, overlooking Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty.  Don't know if it was there when you worked there, but there is a market/bakery on the corner called "Zatuna" that is just awesome...great coffee and breakfast, as well as awesome lunches and really good looking fresh fish and produce.  It's the kind of place where they steam the milk right into the coffee... Loved it!   8)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 10, 2008, 04:30:50 AM
Back in the swing of things, chest workout last night.  It wasn't bad at all, although my bench is feeling pretty weak these days.  Tris felt strong though and shoulders are burning this morning.  Here's what I did:

Bench Press - barx20, 95x15, 115x12, 135x8, 145x6, 145x6
Close Grip Bench Press - 95x15, 105x12, 125x8, 125x7
Incline Dumbell Flies - 17.5lbsx12, 2 sets
Incline Dumbell Press - 40x15, 45x8-10 (3 sets)
Pec Deck Flies - 2 setsx12, last set was a triple drop set

I also did 30 mins on the stepmill.  I did a hill walk yesterday morning for 40 mins, but my sneakers have totally crapped out, and I desperately need new ones.  Shin splints were terrible, and the arches of my feet were cramping.   >:(



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 10, 2008, 04:39:00 AM
Back in the swing of things, chest workout last night.  It wasn't bad at all, although my bench is feeling pretty weak these days.  Tris felt strong though and shoulders are burning this morning.  Here's what I did:

Bench Press - barx20, 95x15, 115x12, 135x8, 145x6, 145x6
Close Grip Bench Press - 95x15, 105x12, 125x8, 125x7
Incline Dumbell Flies - 17.5lbsx12, 2 sets
Incline Dumbell Press - 40x15, 45x8-10 (3 sets)
Pec Deck Flies - 2 setsx12, last set was a triple drop set

I also did 30 mins on the stepmill.  I did a hill walk yesterday morning for 40 mins, but my sneakers have totally crapped out, and I desperately need new ones.  Shin splints were terrible, and the arches of my feet were cramping.   >:(



Nice workout Rip!  Those are some good #'s for your weight  8)

I see you do CG BP as a chest excersise?  Or is that your tricep training also?  Whatever you are doing the tris are liking it and so is the rest of you  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 10, 2008, 05:06:36 AM
Nice workout Rip!  Those are some good #'s for your weight  8)

I see you do CG BP as a chest excersise?  Or is that your tricep training also?  Whatever you are doing the tris are liking it and so is the rest of you  ;D


Yeah, I throw the CGs in there to hit the tris on chest day, in addition to an arm day if I get one in during the week.  I was going to do one additional tricep exercise at the end, but I ran out of time.  I have found that tris really don't need that much isolated work if you do a good bench workout that includes CGs. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: w8m8 on September 10, 2008, 11:40:52 AM
 ;D You're doing so good !!!

Great work from a great girl !!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on September 10, 2008, 01:19:43 PM
Rip is a winner plain and simple, you can see it on her face.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 11, 2008, 04:53:30 AM
Well thank you... :)

Weigh-ins is 10 weeks from today.  I started out this week thinking "this is gonna be easy, 10 weeks is nothing."  I got up this morning to do cardio thinking "this is gonna be a long fkn 10 weeks."   ;D

I did 38 mins on the elliptical this morning...barefoot ::)... hoping to get new sneakers today if they are in stock.  Gonna hit legs tonight, and thankfully I have a nice pair of weightlifting shoes to use. 

I ate a bunch of almonds and cashews last night that made me feel sick this morning.  It's almost time to start having my husband hide all of the nuts and PB again.  ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 11, 2008, 03:05:41 PM
GORGEOUS, I love Rip.  She showed us how amazing she is with winning the show the other week.  I can't believe I can say I know her.  I can't believe she is so amazing.  Thank you for posting on this forum Rip, you are so awesome, smart, relax, chill, cool.!

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 11, 2008, 03:15:53 PM
Well thank you... :)

Weigh-ins is 10 weeks from today.  I started out this week thinking "this is gonna be easy, 10 weeks is nothing."  I got up this morning to do cardio thinking "this is gonna be a long fkn 10 weeks."   ;D

I did 38 mins on the elliptical this morning...barefoot ::)... hoping to get new sneakers today if they are in stock.  Gonna hit legs tonight, and thankfully I have a nice pair of weightlifting shoes to use. 

I ate a bunch of almonds and cashews last night that made me feel sick this morning.  It's almost time to start having my husband hide all of the nuts and PB again.  ::)



u should just have him spank you instead. that'll teach u a lesson


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 11, 2008, 03:18:58 PM
u should just have him spank you instead. that'll teach u a lesson

HEY that is uncalled for, Rip is a classy girl, don't talk to her like that.

jt


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 12, 2008, 04:27:30 AM
HEY that is uncalled for, Rip is a classy girl, don't talk to her like that.

jt


Don't be ridiculous!  Do you know how many of your inappropriate posts I have had to delete from this thread and this board?  ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on September 12, 2008, 04:32:28 AM

Don't be ridiculous!  Do you know how many of your inappropriate posts I have had to delete from this thread and this board?  ::)

I like to have fun, but I think "jtsunami" thinks he owns the right to defend your honor.  ::) Some of his posts are creepy.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 12, 2008, 04:34:52 AM

Don't be ridiculous!  Do you know how many of your inappropriate posts I have had to delete from this thread and this board?  ::)



sorry babe my bad


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 12, 2008, 04:39:08 AM
I like to have fun, but I think "jtsunami" thinks he owns the right to defend your honor.  ::) Some of his posts are creepy.

Yes, I think I'm all set in that department... I can pretty much handle things myself on the board.   ::)


...no worries, jt.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 12, 2008, 04:53:38 AM
GORGEOUS, I love Rip.  She showed us how amazing she is with winning the show the other week.  I can't believe I can say I know her.  I can't believe she is so amazing.  Thank you for posting on this forum Rip, you are so awesome, smart, relax, chill, cool.!

jt

What can he say..........??   He's in Love  :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on September 12, 2008, 08:17:03 AM
I like to have fun, but I think "jtsunami" thinks he owns the right to defend your honor.  ::) Some of his posts are creepy.

Rip needs to ban that creepy schmoe. He seems like the kind of guy that would travel across the world and stalk/kill her.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 12, 2008, 08:38:04 AM
What can he say..........??   He's in Love  :D
x2!

Rip needs to ban that creepy schmoe. He seems like the kind of guy that would travel across the world and stalk/kill her.

YOU JUST WANT HER ALL TO YOURSELF, back off


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 12, 2008, 12:21:24 PM
x2!

YOU JUST WANT HER ALL TO YOURSELF, back off


NO, he doesn't, I am fairly certain of that!

While I appreciate the nice things you say about me, jt, it's the whole "back off" "she's mine" "that's my babe" thing that I think you may need to chill out with a little bit.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jtsunami on September 12, 2008, 01:48:11 PM

NO, he doesn't, I am fairly certain of that!

While I appreciate the nice things you say about me, jt, it's the whole "back off" "she's mine" "that's my babe" thing that I think you may need to chill out with a little bit.  :)



oh geez I messed up, ok I leave thread for a while


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: tu_holmes on September 12, 2008, 07:03:55 PM
I like to have fun, but I think "jtsunami" thinks he owns the right to defend your honor.  ::) Some of his posts are creepy.

Some?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: freespirit on September 12, 2008, 11:19:23 PM
x2!

YOU JUST WANT HER ALL TO YOURSELF, back off

People are never property.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Arnold jr on September 13, 2008, 11:04:07 PM
Hey guys I got a funny story.  So I keep pictures of Rip on my ipod, and this week I was around some guys at the bar and I whiped out my ipod and was like hey guys check out my gf.  They were in awe, the were freaking going insane, I can't believe they actually thought i am her bf, it was so cool while it lasted.

jt
There is a lot of weird stuff said on Getbig...most of it is bullshit and just kind of say whatever. But dude, that was weird.

What's next? You going to take one of those pics, blow it up and hang it over the mantle? Shit, I probably just gave you an idea, lol!

WEIRD!!!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 14, 2008, 07:35:42 AM
I really think JT is just goofing around with all this Rip fatal Attraction stuff.

Although I do see how a girl like Rip could bring this out in someone  :)

Lord I hope Im right he's just goofing  :-\


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: NaturalWonder83 on September 14, 2008, 08:04:59 AM
I really think JT is just goofing around with all this Rip fatal Attraction stuff.

Although I do see how a girl like Rip could bring this out in someone  :)

Lord I hope Im right he's just goofing  :-\
:-\


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 15, 2008, 04:29:23 AM
I'm back into the swing of things for the most part.  Been training every day pretty much.  I did a quick arm workout Friday night (45 mins), a back workout Sat plus 50 mins on the elliptical, and then yesterday I did double cardios (50/38) with a good shoulder workout.

Here's what I ate yesterday...
1.  egg whites, 1/2 cup rice
2.  6 oz. top round steak
3.  4 oz. chicken, 1/2 cup rice, asparagus
4.  6 oz. chicken
5.  6 oz. grilled flounder, asparagus
6.  5-6 oz. chicken
And I had 2-3 gulps of my husband's protein shake post workout.

That's a pretty tight diet day for me.  I mix things up and usually eat 7 times during the week, but that is pretty typical.  I'll get rid of the steak when I need to.   I am also using some fat free non dairy creamer in my morning coffee that will have to be eliminated in a couple weeks.

Nats is nine weeks from this Friday.  I haven't weighed myself or taken any pics yet since the NA's, but I will do that before I am 8 weeks out.  :)



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Post by: Benny B on September 15, 2008, 04:56:48 AM
I'm back into the swing of things for the most part.  Been training every day pretty much.  I did a quick arm workout Friday night (45 mins), a back workout Sat plus 50 mins on the elliptical, and then yesterday I did double cardios (50/38) with a good shoulder workout.

Here's what I ate yesterday...
1.  egg whites, 1/2 cup rice
2.  6 oz. top round steak
3.  4 oz. chicken, 1/2 cup rice, asparagus
4.  6 oz. chicken
5.  6 oz. grilled flounder, asparagus
6.  5-6 oz. chicken
And I had 2-3 gulps of my husband's protein shake post workout.

That's a pretty tight diet day for me.  I mix things up and usually eat 7 times during the week, but that is pretty typical.  I'll get rid of the steak when I need to.   I am also using some fat free non dairy creamer in my morning coffee that will have to be eliminated in a couple weeks.

Nats is nine weeks from this Friday.  I haven't weighed myself or taken any pics yet since the NA's, but I will do that before I am 8 weeks out.  :)


How do you usually prepare your chicken to eat it so many times a day without wanting to barf?  :-X Do you feel full all day or are you usually hungry? When I eat 7+ times a day like you do I am usually constantly hungry. I am far better off eating 4 slightly larger meals when eating clean.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 15, 2008, 05:08:45 AM
How do you usually prepare your chicken to eat it so many times a day without wanting to barf?  :-X Do you feel full all day or are you usually hungry? When I eat 7+ times a day like you do I am usually constantly hungry. I am far better off eating 4 slightly larger meals when eating clean.


CONSTANTLY hungry... but that's how you know it's working and your metabolism is cranked.  :)

I grill all of my chicken.  Ms. Dash for the most part, although I have been using some soy sauce and Ms. Dash teryaki marinade lately, because I can.  I'll cut that stuff out at about 6 weeks.  I do a HUGE grill on Sundays, put all the chicken in ziploc bags and refrigerate/freeze it so that it'll last me till about Thursday or even Friday for the frozen stuff. 

I hate eating chicken that often and sometimes I does make me want to barf LOL.  About 2-3 times during the week, I usually get a steamed red snapper fillet for $13 from the sushi restaurant in town and use that for two meals a day.  And sometimes I'll have egg whites at night instead of chicken.  :P

 


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Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 15, 2008, 09:00:25 AM

CONSTANTLY hungry... but that's how you know it's working and your metabolism is cranked.  :)

I grill all of my chicken.  Ms. Dash for the most part, although I have been using some soy sauce and Ms. Dash teryaki marinade lately, because I can.  I'll cut that stuff out at about 6 weeks.  I do a HUGE grill on Sundays, put all the chicken in ziploc bags and refrigerate/freeze it so that it'll last me till about Thursday or even Friday for the frozen stuff. 

I hate eating chicken that often and sometimes I does make me want to barf LOL.  About 2-3 times during the week, I usually get a steamed red snapper fillet for $13 from the sushi restaurant in town and use that for two meals a day.  And sometimes I'll have egg whites at night instead of chicken.  :P

 


Dont cut that out Rip! u need the sodium to get a pump, no need to even worry about sodium, til the last few days :)

Also how does flounder and salmon taste?? Ive never had em. Im on a orange roughy kick, thats the best white fish ive had!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 15, 2008, 01:31:09 PM
Dont cut that out Rip! u need the sodium to get a pump, no need to even worry about sodium, til the last few days :)

Also how does flounder and salmon taste?? Ive never had em. Im on a orange roughy kick, thats the best white fish ive had!


Flounder is "OK" but a bit fishy.  Salmon is fishy but SOOOO good.  Salmon is high in fat content though (good fat), so it's not on my list for a lowfat/lowcal diet.  Works well with a keto diet.  I had a piece of salmon every day when i did no carbs for 8 days, and I loved it. 

I'll give the roughy a go... I had Chilean Sea Bass the other week, and I hated it.  Way too fishy.  Steamed red snapper from the sushi restaurant is the cleanest white fish (clean as in pretty much tasteless) except for maybe haddock.

I got new sneakers and did a 50 minute hill walk this morning.  Legs are now tired, but I am gonna hit the gym tonight and MAYBE do a second cardio session after I train.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 16, 2008, 12:51:26 AM

Flounder is "OK" but a bit fishy.  Salmon is fishy but SOOOO good.  Salmon is high in fat content though (good fat), so it's not on my list for a lowfat/lowcal diet.  Works well with a keto diet.  I had a piece of salmon every day when i did no carbs for 8 days, and I loved it. 

I'll give the roughy a go... I had Chilean Sea Bass the other week, and I hated it.  Way too fishy.  Steamed red snapper from the sushi restaurant is the cleanest white fish (clean as in pretty much tasteless) except for maybe haddock.

I got new sneakers and did a 50 minute hill walk this morning.  Legs are now tired, but I am gonna hit the gym tonight and MAYBE do a second cardio session after I train.  :)


sorry, im so out of it, i meant how does snapper taste, not salmon lol. I eat salmon on a weekly basis lol.

I need some carbs, my brain aint functioning right :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 16, 2008, 05:15:51 AM
sorry, im so out of it, i meant how does snapper taste, not salmon lol. I eat salmon on a weekly basis lol.

I need some carbs, my brain aint functioning right :)


LOL!  You should be eating carbs very soon.  ;)

Red snapper is a good choice for a nice white fish with little fishy flavor.  I like it alot! 

I did a mean bicep and ab workout last night with 30 mins on the elliptical afterwards.  I did my hill walk this morning, 50 mins.  Legs are TIRED.  I am going to chill on the cardio for most of the rest of this week - single sessions only, no more doubles - so that I can last another 9 weeks! 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 16, 2008, 06:15:50 AM

LOL!  You should be eating carbs very soon.  ;)

Red snapper is a good choice for a nice white fish with little fishy flavor.  I like it alot! 

I did a mean bicep and ab workout last night with 30 mins on the elliptical afterwards.  I did my hill walk this morning, 50 mins.  Legs are TIRED.  I am going to chill on the cardio for most of the rest of this week - single sessions only, no more doubles - so that I can last another 9 weeks! 




yea give those ripped wheels of yours a rest, your already in shape. :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on September 16, 2008, 03:15:04 PM

LOL!  You should be eating carbs very soon.  ;)

Red snapper is a good choice for a nice white fish with little fishy flavor.  I like it alot! 

I did a mean bicep and ab workout last night with 30 mins on the elliptical afterwards.  I did my hill walk this morning, 50 mins.  Legs are TIRED.  I am going to chill on the cardio for most of the rest of this week - single sessions only, no more doubles - so that I can last another 9 weeks! 


You're sexy, Lori.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: AVBG on September 16, 2008, 05:23:59 PM
eating chicken more than 2-3 times a week makes me gag :-X

However, eating steak I can do easily 2-3 times a day!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on September 16, 2008, 05:58:15 PM
eating chicken more than 2-3 times a week makes me gag :-X

However, eating steak I can do easily 2-3 times a day!
We'll all come to your funeral shortly before your 50th birthday.  :'(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 17, 2008, 04:09:35 AM
You're sexy, Lori.  :)

 :)

However, eating steak I can do easily 2-3 times a day!

haha I totally agree. I am so lucky right now that I can have some steak in my diet... I went weeks on just chicken and egg whites for my prep for the NAs.


SO I finally broke down, I couldn't resist anymore, I weighed myself last night and again this morning to see where I am at.
I weighed 118.2 this morning.   :o

I am pretty surprised.  It's a much different place to be at just over 9 weeks out (versus 130 at 9 weeks out from the NAs).  I am going to try to maintain some sort of holding pattern for a few weeks, which I have never really done before. 

I did a really good chest/tricep workout last night, no double cardio, and then I slept extra this morning and skipped cardio.  I am doing a spin class at lunchtime though.  Here is my chest workout from last night.  I am happy with the numbers given my bodyweight.

INCLINE DB PRESS (the incline was pretty low, about 40 degrees)
30x20
40x15
50x10/3 sets

CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS
95x15
115x12/2 sets

INCLINE DB FLIES -17.5 lbs x 15, 20 lbs x 12

HAMMER STRENGTH CHEST PRESS - this was almost like a decline press.  3 sets x 8 with 35 pounds on each side, I was getting fried!

PEC DECK - 3 sets, last two sets were drop sets about 25 reps

TRICEP CABLE EXTENSIONS (ROPE) - 4 sets x as many as I could do, I lost count but about 10-15


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 17, 2008, 04:25:20 AM
:)

haha I totally agree. I am so lucky right now that I can have some steak in my diet... I went weeks on just chicken and egg whites for my prep for the NAs.


SO I finally broke down, I couldn't resist anymore, I weighed myself last night and again this morning to see where I am at.
I weighed 118.2 this morning.   :o

I am pretty surprised.  It's a much different place to be at just over 9 weeks out (versus 130 at 9 weeks out from the NAs).  I am going to try to maintain some sort of holding pattern for a few weeks, which I have never really done before. 

I did a really good chest/tricep workout last night, no double cardio, and then I slept extra this morning and skipped cardio.  I am doing a spin class at lunchtime though.  Here is my chest workout from last night.  I am happy with the numbers given my bodyweight.

INCLINE DB PRESS (the incline was pretty low, about 40 degrees)
30x20
40x15
50x10/3 sets

CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS
95x15
115x12/2 sets

INCLINE DB FLIES -17.5 lbs x 15, 20 lbs x 12

HAMMER STRENGTH CHEST PRESS - this was almost like a decline press.  3 sets x 8 with 35 pounds on each side, I was getting fried!

PEC DECK - 3 sets, last two sets were drop sets about 25 reps

TRICEP CABLE EXTENSIONS (ROPE) - 4 sets x as many as I could do, I lost count but about 10-15


Nice chest training.  You are strong enough to hold your size.  Staying ready till the next show can be tricky, sounds like you are about right where you should be though. I would not go over 120lbs by much.  Adjust your food and cardio to stay in the range, sounds like you have lessened the cardio some which is a good idea for now.  Being just 5-7 lbs over your comp weight should let you coast into the show by just turning the screws tighter a bit the last 2-3 weeks or so.

Would love to see you hit the stage as hard but right at the class limit those 3-4 lbs will look like 7-8 lbs of muscle on you.

This is very exciting Rip and thanks for giving us all here some inspiration and sharing your energy with us, it has not gone unnoticed, Rip Baby is a machine  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 17, 2008, 06:44:02 AM
Nice chest training.  You are strong enough to hold your size.  Staying ready till the next show can be tricky, sounds like you are about right where you should be though. I would not go over 120lbs by much.  Adjust your food and cardio to stay in the range, sounds like you have lessened the cardio some which is a good idea for now.  Being just 5-7 lbs over your comp weight should let you coast into the show by just turning the screws tighter a bit the last 2-3 weeks or so.

Would love to see you hit the stage as hard but right at the class limit those 3-4 lbs will look like 7-8 lbs of muscle on you.

This is very exciting Rip and thanks for giving us all here some inspiration and sharing your energy with us, it has not gone unnoticed, Rip Baby is a machine  :)



Thanks Luv, I appreciate that!   :-*

It IS tricky to hold conditioning for TWELVE WEEKS, I am not sure how many people realize how tricky it is.  It's a new challenge for me... but better I suppose than having to drop 15 pounds in the next 9 weeks.  I am going to try to stay at or under 120 till about 6 weeks out and then bring it home in the final few weeks.  I really hope that I don't weigh in any less than I did at the NAs because I don't think that I need to be any more conditioned than I was at the NAs.  If anything, like you said, I would just like to be bigger!   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 17, 2008, 08:10:39 AM


Thanks Luv, I appreciate that!   :-*

It IS tricky to hold conditioning for TWELVE WEEKS, I am not sure how many people realize how tricky it is.  It's a new challenge for me... but better I suppose than having to drop 15 pounds in the next 9 weeks.  I am going to try to stay at or under 120 till about 6 weeks out and then bring it home in the final few weeks.  I really hope that I don't weigh in any less than I did at the NAs because I don't think that I need to be any more conditioned than I was at the NAs.  If anything, like you said, I would just like to be bigger!   ;D



I think you can, if you are, you'd definetely be the most complete in the LW class. With a combination of symmetry, asthetics, conditioning, and femininity ( good looks :)  ) that u dont see in female bb'ing much anymore. It would be a cant be beat package.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 17, 2008, 10:14:14 AM


This is very exciting Rip and thanks for giving us all here some inspiration and sharing your energy with us, it has not gone unnoticed, Rip Baby is a machine  :)
Ditto this.  And thanks for posting your workouts and some of your meal plans :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: powerpack on September 17, 2008, 12:11:44 PM
eating chicken more than 2-3 times a week makes me gag :-X

However, eating steak I can do easily 2-3 times a day!

I agree


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 17, 2008, 06:01:54 PM
Thanks guys!  I'm looking forward to it!
Stella, I'll try to keep you updated and post some more of my meal plans and workouts.  :)

What I am really looking forward to is seeing my chiropractor tomorrow.  I have figured out that the leg pain I am feeling is from a major misalignment in my lower back, which is sending shooting pains down both legs.  I think that once I get fixed, I will be good to go for a while.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 17, 2008, 07:17:21 PM
Thanks guys!  I'm looking forward to it!
Stella, I'll try to keep you updated and post some more of my meal plans and workouts.  :)

Thank you so much!  (and thanks for those pics too!)




What I am really looking forward to is seeing my chiropractor tomorrow.  I have figured out that the leg pain I am feeling is from a major misalignment in my lower back, which is sending shooting pains down both legs.  I think that once I get fixed, I will be good to go for a while.  :)


Rip, not sure if you've mentioned it but you would probably benefit greatly from massage 1ce/week or 1ce/2 weeks.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on September 18, 2008, 07:29:40 AM
Whatever happened to that interview with bodybuilding.com??  (isaac)




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on September 18, 2008, 08:25:41 AM
wow, looks like you're really training hard Rip, goos stuff.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: mcwsage on September 18, 2008, 09:03:31 AM
Hey girl - that's great that you are 118lbs - you should be able to maintain that and as long as you don't do the double cardios, you can still put on some muscle in time for the next show.  You don't need doubles right now - you are at a great weight and your body needs the rest or it won't cooperate.  As for those abs, girl, hit 'em hard.  I mean - hard - I don't care what people say about hanging leg raises (some people say they only work your hip flexors) - build yourself up to doing sets of 50+ (knees slighly bent so you target the abs more) - and add a medicine ball between your feet!!!!  Oh and don't forget to do crunches holding weights above you.  Seriously, I built some serious abs by working them this way (they looked like a lobster tail!!).  Especially hanging leg raises....I don't ad weights to side bends because they add too much thickness to the waist line - and I see that making you lose your symmetry.  Anyways, don't beat yourself up over the mini-cheats (almonds are HARDLY a cheat :) )- tomorrow is another day!   :-*

xoxo
Michele W.P.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 08:18:52 AM
Thanks, I AM training hard.  I am trying to take advantage of this time as much as I can, before I really have to turn the screws and tighten everything up more for Nationals.  I will stay under 120 pounds until 4-6 weeks out, no matter what, but I am trying to lift heavier and focus more on my weight training and less on cardio right now.

Went to the chiro and got adjusted... he said my sacrum/hips were so out of whack that it was cutting off some of the blood supply to my lower body, which is prolly why my legs have been so tired.  He even adjusted my knees.   :o

Stella - I am not a huge fan, but I have been looking into massage, and I may go to sports massage once or twice a week in the next several weeks if I can afford it.

Mike - not sure what happened to the video... good question.   ???

Michele - 50?!?!!  :o
That's how you got your abs looking so nice, huh?  ;)
I with ya though... hanging leg raises (I'll work my way up to 50 if I can!), weighted ab crunches...for sure!  And no oblique training... I haven't trained my obliques in over 2 years and my waist is actually 2 inches smaller than it was when I competed in 2006!
Thanks so much for the advice.  I am trying to hit my abs much more this time around, and I will dedicate my next ab workout to you!   :-*

We're going racing this weekend.... I hope... my husband is terribly sick in bed right now, and I feel awful for him.  He's in rough shape.  I am just trying to help him out this weekend and somehow keep myself from getting sick.  40 mins of cardio this morning, and a shoulder workout tonight... and then no cardio or weight training for me Sat or Sunday... just physical activity at the track if we go.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 19, 2008, 09:44:50 AM


Stella - I am not a huge fan,
  :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 19, 2008, 10:01:50 AM
  :o
Don't worry Stella.  I'm a huge fan of yours.   :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 19, 2008, 10:16:28 AM
Don't worry Stella.  I'm a huge fan of yours.   :D
hahaha ;D back atcha



I'm shocked that rip isn't a fan of massage.  It's great!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 19, 2008, 10:58:51 AM
hahaha ;D back atcha



I'm shocked that rip isn't a fan of massage.  It's great!
Some people don't like being touched (especially by strangers), or are very ticklish so they cannot enjoy it.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 01:19:26 PM
  :o


hahha I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOURS STELLA!!   :-*

I don't really know why I don't like massage.  I am a bit ticklish but not that bad... just never really got into it.  It usually hurts me too much, and I am a wimp.   :-[



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 01:29:22 PM
I've been scoping out the competition for the LW class at Nationals.   ;D

So far, it looks like some of the front-runners include Tammy Patnode, Barbara Fletcher, and Cassie Faucett (sp?). 

Tammy placed third at last year's Nationals and will no doubt come in shredded to the bone.  Her legs are crazy!   :o

Barbara probably carries the MOST muscle out of any LW competitor EVER.  If she brings it in with conditioning to match, she will be tough to beat.  She placed second at the 2006 Nationals with the best conditioning I have ever seen her have, and she just recently placed second at the 2008 USAs in Vegas.

Cassie placed very well at last year's Nationals as well. 

Here are some pics of Tammy from last year's Nationals (2007). 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 01:30:28 PM
Barbara Fletcher from the 2006 Nationals and the 2008 USAs.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 01:31:55 PM
And Cassie from Nationals last year. 

It's going to be a very tough competition.  I'm sure there are more quality LWs who will be there in addition to these ladies!   8)

I'll have to think about competing with these ladies for motivation over the next 9 weeks!   :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Alex A on September 19, 2008, 06:30:40 PM
Hi Lori,
what do think of this chick? she is pretty impressive and has to be considered a front runner placing 2nd at last years nationals. It seems that it was her first national show..She could be a real threat to anyone.. her name is Galina


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 19, 2008, 07:32:03 PM
Hi Lori,
what do think of this chick? she is pretty impressive and has to be considered a front runner placing 2nd at last years nationals. It seems that it was her first national show..She could be a real threat to anyone.. her name is Galina


Oh Galina is awesome... a major threat alright.  My sources tell me that she is not competing at Nationals this year, though.  Definitely let me know if you hear otherwise!!   ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on September 19, 2008, 09:03:02 PM

hahha I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOURS STELLA!!   :-*

I don't really know why I don't like massage.  I am a bit ticklish but not that bad... just never really got into it.  It usually hurts me too much, and I am a wimp.   :-[


hahahha!  Me too you rip :-*

I'm ticklish too, on the sides but maybe you should try a deep sports massage.  Anyway, glad your chiro snapped you back into place and I must say that the gals you posted here on this page have absolutely gorgeous physiques!

Rip, what is the date of Nationals again please?



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 20, 2008, 05:21:39 PM
hahahha!  Me too you rip :-*

I'm ticklish too, on the sides but maybe you should try a deep sports massage.  Anyway, glad your chiro snapped you back into place and I must say that the gals you posted here on this page have absolutely gorgeous physiques!

Rip, what is the date of Nationals again please?




Thanks stella... Nationals is November 21.  Nine weeks from yesterday.... 62 days from now.  It really couldn't come soon enough for me.  I am so sick of dieting that it's not even funny.   >:(




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: JediKnight on September 20, 2008, 05:29:49 PM

Thanks stella... Nationals is November 21.  Nine weeks from yesterday.... 62 days from now.  It really couldn't come soon enough for me.  I am so sick of dieting that it's not even funny.   >:(




Good luck Rip, you are such an incredible person and athlete.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 20, 2008, 05:33:34 PM
Good luck Rip, you are such an incredible person and athlete.


Thanks Jedi.  Good to see you back around these parts. ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Alex A on September 20, 2008, 08:03:51 PM

Thanks stella... Nationals is November 21.  Nine weeks from yesterday.... 62 days from now.  It really couldn't come soon enough for me.  I am so sick of dieting that it's not even funny.   >:(




Dont worry Lori, as you get closer you will love every minute of it. I usually dred the start of the prep but as i diet longer and my bodyfat gets lower and lower, i love it even more. My favorite is the last 2 weeks when your crazy dry and shredded. Hang in there, 62 days goes by quick!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 21, 2008, 12:55:49 AM

Thanks stella... Nationals is November 21.  Nine weeks from yesterday.... 62 days from now.  It really couldn't come soon enough for me.  I am so sick of dieting that it's not even funny.   >:(




Yea I'd be sick of dieting too if i did it from april to november!  >:(

But hang in there, your an unbelievable motivation for us all! Thanx for your hard work and remarkable accomplishments, it pushes and helps more people than u know!!





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Claire on September 21, 2008, 09:21:02 AM
Hi Lori,
what do think of this chick? she is pretty impressive and has to be considered a front runner placing 2nd at last years nationals. It seems that it was her first national show..She could be a real threat to anyone.. her name is Galina

Hey Alex. How are you and the family?    the Nationals was not Galina's first national show, she won the lightweight class at the USA over the summer in 2007.   I have also heard that she won't be competing this year at Nationals. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Claire on September 21, 2008, 09:22:23 AM

Thanks stella... Nationals is November 21.  Nine weeks from yesterday.... 62 days from now.  It really couldn't come soon enough for me.  I am so sick of dieting that it's not even funny.   >:(




I hear you girl,   how the hell are you other then going crazy with dieting.   like you the show just can't get here soon enough.    see ya soon.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Alex A on September 21, 2008, 11:29:40 AM
Hey Alex. How are you and the family?    the Nationals was not Galina's first national show, she won the lightweight class at the USA over the summer in 2007.   I have also heard that she won't be competing this year at Nationals. 

Good to hear from you. I will see you at the NPC San Francisco.. I was at the Tournament of Champions this weekend.. It was a decent show.. 

Things are going good, keeping busy as possible and focused as ever.. 9 weeks is going to go by quick and i just want to bring it, not have any excuses..  take care.. see you soon.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 22, 2008, 04:36:30 AM
Two months from yesterday...  ::)

hahaha it's all good  ;D

Claire, Alex, I can't wait to finally meet you guys in person!  It's gonna be a great time down there. :)

We raced all weekend, it was a really crazy weekend at the track, the bike ran really well after some initial troubles and my husband went 8.08 seconds in the 1/4 mile.   Good times! 8)
I did plenty of running around and physical activity at the track both days, I was exhausted!  45 mins cardio this morning, and now I am totally late for work!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 23, 2008, 05:23:47 AM
I did a mean back and ab workout last night.  I don't remember all of the numbers but here's what I did from what I recall..

Chin Ups - 3 sets wide grip (12, 10, 8 ), 2 sets close grip (10 each).  Super-setted several of them with hanging leg raises (15-20 reps... I can't do 50+ yet but I thought of Michele :D).  Ended up doing about 5 sets of leg raises. 

Medium Grip Seated Cable Rows - 4 sets, 12-15 each.  Super-setted the last two sets with cable pullovers x 10 and then did another 2 sets of cable pullovers. 

5 sets x 15 of weighted ab crunches using cables on my knees.  Supersetted the last three sets with DB bicep curls 20/25 poundsx 12-15.

Wide grip lat pulldown 3 sets x 10.
Wide grip upper back row machine 3 sets x 10. 
Life Fitness Ab crunch machine 3 sets x as many as I could do, dropping the weight down, about 40 reps each.

Went for a 45 minute hill walk/jog this morning... I love outside cardio!!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: little D on September 23, 2008, 06:07:57 AM
Hey Rip I am new to this forum, but I have been following your prep, as well Beasts. Wow, you two give me alot of inspiration to keep going! You go girl! You looked fantastic in you last show! I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with beast. If I could get my body Like either one of you I will be a happy camper!

Looking to make my 1st national debut at the 2009 Masters Nationals in PA. I'm a LW.

Hey Tim, I finally got my password fixed!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on September 23, 2008, 01:48:52 PM
Hey Rip I am new to this forum, but I have been following your prep, as well Beasts. Wow, you two give me alot of inspiration to keep going! You go girl! You looked fantastic in you last show! I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with beast. If I could get my body Like either one of you I will be a happy camper!

Looking to make my 1st national debut at the 2009 Masters Nationals in PA. I'm a LW.

Hey Tim, I finally got my password fixed!!

Cool little D is here  ;)

Little D is a Competitive FBB and an awsome girl.  She won the overall in FBB at the Continetal USA last year as a LW and beat out a strong HVY contender.  She is a PT at the gym i train at and trains girls for figure and BB.

Would love to see her take it to the next level next year at the Masters Nationals.  She is strong and trains very hard and Iam certian will do well in whatever comp she enters.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 24, 2008, 04:36:50 AM
Hey Rip I am new to this forum, but I have been following your prep, as well Beasts. Wow, you two give me alot of inspiration to keep going! You go girl! You looked fantastic in you last show! I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with beast. If I could get my body Like either one of you I will be a happy camper!

Looking to make my 1st national debut at the 2009 Masters Nationals in PA. I'm a LW.

Hey Tim, I finally got my password fixed!!

Cool little D is here  ;)

Little D is a Competitive FBB and an awsome girl.  She won the overall in FBB at the Continetal USA last year as a LW and beat out a strong HVY contender.  She is a PT at the gym i train at and trains girls for figure and BB.

Would love to see her take it to the next level next year at the Masters Nationals.  She is strong and trains very hard and Iam certian will do well in whatever comp she enters.





Awesome, thanks Little D! :)

 
Best of luck to you too...Nice to see more LWs on the scene!   8)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 26, 2008, 04:19:06 AM
Did a 50 minute hill walk yesterday morning, and then legs last night.  I hurt my lower back again. 
I'm weak with the squats these days.  I got my back fixed last week and skipped squats.  Last night, I went light/high rep, but I felt "loose" in the hips on the last set, and my back totally popped out at the bottom on the last rep.  I am going to have to see my chiro ASAP because it hurts to walk!

I managed to get through the leg workout, and I am glad I got through some squats first but still... weak... ::)

Squats, ass to calves - barx20, 95x15, 115x15, 125x10 (ouch)
Hammer Strength Leg Extension - 2 sets 25 lbs/side x 15, 2 sets 35/side x 15, 2 sets 45/side x 10
Seated Hammy Curls - 4 sets x 15
Straight Leg Calf Extension - 3 sets x alot
Seated calf raise - 4 sets x alot
Abductor machine (outer thigh) - 2 dropsets x alot
Lying Hammy Curl - 2 sets 1 leg at a time x 10

Swamped at work and travelling next week , so I am going to try to get my back fixed tomorrow morning if I can get in there! 

No cardio this morning for obvious reasons...

8 weeks out.  119.6 pounds this morning and retaining quite a bit of water.   :P


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: powerpack on September 26, 2008, 04:23:25 AM
Sounds Ouch  >:(  :-\
You have pushed yourself hard all year so you will be getting fragile now.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 26, 2008, 04:53:34 AM
Sounds Ouch  >:(  :-\
You have pushed yourself hard all year so you will be getting fragile now.

Yep... definitely.  I gotta try to hold it together for 8 more weeks.  I have faith that my chiro can put me back together, but I can't let it go and I am probably going to have to see him regularly for the next few weeks... which is a pain in the ass because he's far away and I am sooo busy right now!   :P



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on September 26, 2008, 07:15:16 AM
NO MORE SQUATS FOR U LORI!!  >:( U got Nationals in 8 weeks  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: powerpack on September 26, 2008, 07:29:45 AM
Yep... definitely.  I gotta try to hold it together for 8 more weeks.  I have faith that my chiro can put me back together, but I can't let it go and I am probably going to have to see him regularly for the next few weeks... which is a pain in the ass because he's far away and I am sooo busy right now!   :P



Get your husband to walk on your back
It is called a "french foot" massage
It will either sort you out or take you out  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on September 26, 2008, 01:49:24 PM
Get your husband to walk on your back
It is called a "french foot" massage
It will either sort you out or take you out  ;D
I thought that was a Japanese thing.  ???


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: powerpack on September 27, 2008, 01:52:19 AM
I thought that was a Japanese thing.  ???
I dont know who does it but that is the term I heard for it.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on September 27, 2008, 05:41:19 PM
The back is sore but I saw my chiro today.  For anyone who knows anything about it, my sacrum got mis-aligned, basically it's where your back bone fits into your pelvis.  It sends shooting pains down your legs.   :o
He put me back together, I rode the recumbant bike for a while this evening and did a light shoulder workout.  I should be ok.  :)
 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: freespirit on September 28, 2008, 12:20:33 AM
The arguing over the sacrum is one thing but why are you getting personal?

View it's profile, it's probably a gimmick account.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 01, 2008, 05:53:35 PM
I'm hanging in there... I am slammed at work right now, so my time has been awfully short.  I haven't been feeling well this week, been having some issues along with back problems, but I'll figure it all out, I'm sure.  :)

Been on the road all week, but I did double cardios Saturday-Tuesday, I did train shoulders on Sat or Sun (can't remember), back Monday, arms last night, and didn't have time to train tonight.  My lower back has been bothering me alot lately, which has prevented alot of hard leg training, although I have been doing calves obviously and machine work.




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 01, 2008, 06:10:59 PM
I'm hanging in there... I am slammed at work right now, so my time has been awfully short.  I haven't been feeling well this week, been having some issues along with back problems, but I'll figure it all out, I'm sure.  :)

Been on the road all week, but I did double cardios Saturday-Tuesday, I did train shoulders on Sat or Sun (can't remember), back Monday, arms last night, and didn't have time to train tonight.  My lower back has been bothering me alot lately, which has prevented alot of hard leg training, although I have been doing calves obviously and machine work.




hope u feel better lori....if u need ANYTHING! u know how to get a hold of me.

just stay healthy, remember this is a marathon not a sprint, no need to push it past what ur body wants to do, there is always 09'......


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 02, 2008, 04:53:52 AM
hope u feel better lori....if u need ANYTHING! u know how to get a hold of me.

just stay healthy, remember this is a marathon not a sprint, no need to push it past what ur body wants to do, there is always 09'......


Thanks Flex.  :)

It is definitely a marathon, and i am relatively close to the finish line.  No need to sprint at this point for sure.



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 02, 2008, 06:43:35 AM
off topic lori,

but i know ur trying to bring up those outer lats in the future.

just for experimentation purposes, i did only close grip back exercises yesterday, and my OUTER lats are SCREAMING......all I feel are the lats from the armpits all the way down.

So close grip= wide back :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 02, 2008, 10:04:55 AM
off topic lori,

but i know ur trying to bring up those outer lats in the future.

just for experimentation purposes, i did only close grip back exercises yesterday, and my OUTER lats are SCREAMING......all I feel are the lats from the armpits all the way down.

So close grip= wide back :)


Thanks man, I'll see how my next back workout goes.  I've been hitting my upper back pretty hard, esp since my lower back is sort of out of commission. Still sore from the last back workout I did!

In the meantime, here are some pics I received from Dan Ray from the day after the North Americans.  I was looking pretty CRAZY when we took these pics...still very dry and full of sugars and all kinds of good things to make me quite vascular LOL.   I know the veins in my forehead are pretty ridiculous LOL.  That's the way it goes!

For the haters, take it to another board because I will delete it on this board, this isn't the right place.  But have fun!  I looked like this for all of 2 days lol.  :P



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Overload on October 02, 2008, 11:05:56 AM
Beautiful pics Lori!

Ripped to the bone.

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on October 02, 2008, 11:15:15 AM

Thanks man, I'll see how my next back workout goes.  I've been hitting my upper back pretty hard, esp since my lower back is sort of out of commission. Still sore from the last back workout I did!

In the meantime, here are some pics I received from Dan Ray from the day after the North Americans.  I was looking pretty CRAZY when we took these pics...still very dry and full of sugars and all kinds of good things to make me quite vascular LOL.   I know the veins in my forehead are pretty ridiculous LOL.  That's the way it goes!

For the haters, take it to another board because I will delete it on this board, this isn't the right place.  But have fun!  I looked like this for all of 2 days lol.  :P


pics look great lori. it's unfortunate that there are those who don't look at the whole picture and just point out what they don't like. some bbers are lucky and don't deplete as much in the face as others and are still able to maintain a nice full healthy looking face while others do not.  those who have never dieted down and depleted themselves for a show just don't understand that.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 02, 2008, 11:21:19 AM
pics look great lori. it's unfortunate that there are those who don't look at the whole picture and just point out what they don't like. some bbers are lucky and don't deplete as much in the face as others and are still able to maintain a nice full healthy looking face while others do not.  those who have never dieted down and depleted themselves for a show just don't understand that.


Indeed... no worries, I just don't really have the time, energy, or interest to deal with shit these days.   :D
Thanks Laura and OL! 
I have lots more pics from the NAs, but Dan's are the only ones I have gotten back so far, and there are a million of them, some better than others.  I am still waiting on pics from other shoots. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Laura Lee on October 02, 2008, 11:55:29 AM

Indeed... no worries, I just don't really have the time, energy, or interest to deal with shit these days.   :D
Thanks Laura and OL! 
I have lots more pics from the NAs, but Dan's are the only ones I have gotten back so far, and there are a million of them, some better than others.  I am still waiting on pics from other shoots. 


Kewl, can't wait to see 'em.   :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on October 02, 2008, 01:21:32 PM
you look gorgeous as always Rip, awesome smile, can't believe how shredded you are there.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: tu_holmes on October 02, 2008, 01:49:39 PM
you look gorgeous as always Rip, awesome smile, can't believe how shredded you are there.

She's fucking ridiculously ripped for such an off season fatass.

;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 02, 2008, 02:08:24 PM
awesome pics lori,

your an example of what female bodybuilding should be. I commend you for that! U look amazing.

and that black and white picture.............DAMN!!!!! Something happened in my pants when I saw that one  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 02, 2008, 08:35:33 PM
Wow Rip you are in great shape there, very hard and dry.

What a sweetie  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 03, 2008, 04:36:15 AM
Thanks guys... I wish the setting was better, but at least I got to capture the moment!   ;D

I took some pics with Carla too, I'll post some of those later. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 03, 2008, 04:56:25 AM
Thanks guys... I wish the setting was better, but at least I got to capture the moment!   ;D

I took some pics with Carla too, I'll post some of those later. 



NICE Ripbaby!

Something makes me wanna undo that belt and slip those little shorts..... :P

Rip here is a pose idea, fireplace background, bear skin rug, now to properly show the physique you will need to get on all 4s, then you will push your glutes in the air (for physique purposes) place one hand on right glute as you twist to look at the camera behind you, sexy look on face optional.  This pose highlights the glutes and hams.  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 03, 2008, 05:05:17 AM
Rip here is a pose idea, fireplace background, bear skin rug, now to properly show the physique you will need to get on all 4s, then you will push your glutes in the air (for physique purposes) place one hand on right glute as you twist to look at the camera behind you, sexy look on face optional.  This pose highlights the glutes and hams.  ;D


HAHAHAHA  ;D

Thanks for the suggestion Luv Baby, I'll make a note of it...  :D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: little D on October 03, 2008, 07:03:10 PM
Hey Rip! You look fantastic!!!! Great pics. Quite vascular too!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 04, 2008, 06:43:51 PM
Hey Rip! You look fantastic!!!! Great pics. Quite vascular too!!!

Thanks Little D!

I did double cardio today and also a shoulder workout with a little chest mixed in.  First cardio was hill walking and it is getting COLD here in NH!   >:(

Here's my workout...

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral Shoulder Press - 25 lbs/side x 20; 35 lbs/side x 12 (2 sets); 25 lbs/side x 15
Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral Chest Press - 35 lbs/side x 12 (3 sets)
Dumbell Lateral Raises, straight arms - 10 lbs x 15; 12.5 lbs x 12 (2 sets)
Front Raises - 25 pound plate, 3 sets x 10
Dumbell Incline Flies - 15 pounds x 15 (2 sets)
Life Fitness Lateral Shoulder Machine - 3 sets x 12 (dropset on the last one)
Rear Delts - 4 sets x 12-15 with the cables

Weight is all over the place, but I'm lookin' ok for 7 weeks.  I'm going out of town again this week and hitting the chiro on the way.  Hopefully I will be able to do a decent leg workout later next week. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: AVBG on October 05, 2008, 02:51:29 PM
AM-AAA-ZZZZINNGG photos Lori! I can't tell you how impressive they are  :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 06, 2008, 04:48:56 AM
AM-AAA-ZZZZINNGG photos Lori! I can't tell you how impressive they are  :o


Thank you Alex.  I have some great pics of me and Carla together that I'll post later this week... I have to go out of town for a couple of days.

I did double cardios and a good back workout last night...lots of close-grip stuff.  :)

Also rode the bike for 55 mins this morning...



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 06, 2008, 06:21:16 AM

Thank you Alex.  I have some great pics of me and Carla together that I'll post later this week... I have to go out of town for a couple of days.

I did double cardios and a good back workout last night...lots of close-grip stuff.  :)

Also rode the bike for 55 mins this morning...


make sure to tell me how those outer lats are feeling tonight :)  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on October 06, 2008, 09:34:49 AM
Great pics rip!!  WOW :D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: michael arvilla on October 06, 2008, 09:42:45 AM
Lori not trying to "hi-jack" your thread with pics of me/but look at my face in this pic taken in the lobby after pre-judging..........(i look like a totally different person!/my mom said i looked like a "concentration camp survivor")
once you "fill-out" you look normal again (and you look pretty even in your depleted state)
props to you on a great showing!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 07, 2008, 04:28:25 AM
Lori not trying to "hi-jack" your thread with pics of me/but look at my face in this pic taken in the lobby after pre-judging..........(i look like a totally different person!/my mom said i looked like a "concentration camp survivor")
once you "fill-out" you look normal again (and you look pretty even in your depleted state)
props to you on a great showing!



Very true, Mike... thanks.  And thanks stella!

And YES, my lats are sore!   :P



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 09, 2008, 04:37:17 AM
I was out of town for a couple of days but managed to get my workouts in.  Stopped by my friend's gym on the way home last night and did a pretty good chest workout.

BENCH - barx 15, 95x15, 135x10, 155x6 (2 sets)
INCLINE DB - 45x15, 50x10, 50x10, 50x8
PEC DECK - 4 sets x 12-15
HAMMER STRENGTH CHEST PRESS (pretty close grip) - 3 sets x 12
CABLE FLIES - 2 sets x 12

I saved triceps for another day.  Did 55 mins on the elliptical in the morning and another 25 mins after the chest workout. 

120.0 this morning.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: nzmusclemonster on October 09, 2008, 04:42:17 AM
I just cracked one off!  ;D

Lookin hot Rip!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 09, 2008, 05:16:11 AM
I just cracked one off!  ;D

Lookin hot Rip!!!


LOL thanks.  ;)

More pics later...




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Overload on October 09, 2008, 08:48:11 AM
Lori,

Does your gym have a pullover machine?

I have noticed my lats/teres responded well to supersetting close grip pulldowns with pullovers.

Keep up the good work!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 09, 2008, 12:23:02 PM
Lori,

Does your gym have a pullover machine?

I have noticed my lats/teres responded well to supersetting close grip pulldowns with pullovers.

Keep up the good work!

8)


Thanks OL.  We do have a pullover machine, but I don't fit into it very well because I am so short.  I do a similar exercise with the cable setup sometimes.  I'll give it another go next time I do back and letcha know. ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on October 09, 2008, 12:33:51 PM
ripitupbaby@!!@@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha, how's it going stranger, you don't post enough these days.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: tu_holmes on October 09, 2008, 01:57:33 PM

Thanks OL.  We do have a pullover machine, but I don't fit into it very well because I am so short.  I do a similar exercise with the cable setup sometimes.  I'll give it another go next time I do back and letcha know. ;)



I've often liked using the dual cable method and kneeling on the ground in a lat pull down fashion. Seems to really hit them well, and can be used to isolate one side over the other.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 10, 2008, 04:14:55 AM
I'm alive... Getbig has been kinda slow and lame lately, anyone else notice that?  ::)

TU - thanks, I'll try those.  That's how my hubby recommends doing them too.  I usually take the easy way out and stay standing!

I did a MEAN abs and calves workout last night, plus 30 mins on the stairmill.  This morning, it was 52 degrees out, so I went out and had a great walk/run for about 45 mins.  It was really perfect weather.  I am going to miss my outdoor cardio when winter sets in...gonna try to get out there as much as possible for the rest of October!

Hitting the gym this afternoon for arms and maybe a little more cardio.  We're working the NPC Jr New England show in RI all day tomorrow, so I think that tomorrow will be an "off" day for training and cardio... haven't had one of those in a long time!  119.6 this morning...



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 10, 2008, 04:36:37 AM
I'm alive... Getbig has been kinda slow and lame lately, anyone else notice that?  ::)

TU - thanks, I'll try those.  That's how my hubby recommends doing them too.  I usually take the easy way out and stay standing!

I did a MEAN abs and calves workout last night, plus 30 mins on the stairmill.  This morning, it was 52 degrees out, so I went out and had a great walk/run for about 45 mins.  It was really perfect weather.  I am going to miss my outdoor cardio when winter sets in...gonna try to get out there as much as possible for the rest of October!

Hitting the gym this afternoon for arms and maybe a little more cardio.  We're working the NPC Jr New England show in RI all day tomorrow, so I think that tomorrow will be an "off" day for training and cardio... haven't had one of those in a long time!  119.6 this morning...



Thats perfect weight Rip.  I bet it is really pretty up there in the fall had to be a nice run/walk, can feel winter comming though  >:(

Have fun at the show and enjoy spectating for a change.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 10, 2008, 04:52:18 AM
Thats perfect weight Rip.  I bet it is really pretty up there in the fall had to be a nice run/walk, can feel winter comming though  >:(

Have fun at the show and enjoy spectating for a change.


haha no spectating...between me and my husband, we are running check-ins, scoring the show, judging it, and doing the photography.   :P

NPC Team New England works like a well-oiled machine.   8)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: freespirit on October 10, 2008, 10:10:58 AM

Thank you Alex.  I have some great pics of me and Carla together that I'll post later this week... I have to go out of town for a couple of days.

I did double cardios and a good back workout last night...lots of close-grip stuff.  :)

Also rode the bike for 55 mins this morning...



I saw a pic, but rippers will post them.


The clock is ticking...
   ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 10, 2008, 12:18:21 PM
I saw a pic, but rippers will post them.


The clock is ticking...
   ;D



LOL!!   

OK first set is from the North Americans.  I was looking crazy and Carla was two weeks out from the Atlantic City Pro.

We shot again the following weekend at Team Universe, I was one week post-NAs, and she was one week out.  I will post THOSE pics later...you can see how much I filled out in my one week that I got off my diet.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: big L dawg on October 10, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
damn girl shredded


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Top Dog on October 10, 2008, 12:32:42 PM
Rip needs to "throw some d's on dat".


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: big L dawg on October 10, 2008, 12:36:52 PM
Rip needs to "throw some d's on dat".

she's hot either way man.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 11, 2008, 06:22:58 AM


LOL!!   

OK first set is from the North Americans.  I was looking crazy and Carla was two weeks out from the Atlantic City Pro.

We shot again the following weekend at Team Universe, I was one week post-NAs, and she was one week out.  I will post THOSE pics later...you can see how much I filled out in my one week that I got off my diet.  :)



Rip is as big as Carla, maybe bigger  :-\  Ripitupbaby getting ready to step up in the ranks IMO  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: jconz on October 11, 2008, 02:38:48 PM

haha no spectating...between me and my husband, we are running check-ins, scoring the show, judging it, and doing the photography.   :P

NPC Team New England works like a well-oiled machine.   8)



I was lucky enough to meet Lori today at the NPC Jr. New England and she looks fantastic!

Lori - It was nice meeting you.  Good luck at the Nats!!!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Mufasa on October 11, 2008, 07:45:02 PM
I'm back into the swing of things for the most part.  Been training every day pretty much.  I did a quick arm workout Friday night (45 mins), a back workout Sat plus 50 mins on the elliptical, and then yesterday I did double cardios (50/38) with a good shoulder workout.

Here's what I ate yesterday...
1.  egg whites, 1/2 cup rice
2.  6 oz. top round steak
3.  4 oz. chicken, 1/2 cup rice, asparagus
4.  6 oz. chicken
5.  6 oz. grilled flounder, asparagus
6.  5-6 oz. chicken
And I had 2-3 gulps of my husband's protein shake post workout.

That's a pretty tight diet day for me.  I mix things up and usually eat 7 times during the week, but that is pretty typical.  I'll get rid of the steak when I need to.   I am also using some fat free non dairy creamer in my morning coffee that will have to be eliminated in a couple weeks.

Nats is nine weeks from this Friday.  I haven't weighed myself or taken any pics yet since the NA's, but I will do that before I am 8 weeks out.  :)




Rip!

Sorry for coming to the party late!

I LOVE following contest prep Logs; they really are a great way to learn.

Just a few questions:

1) I know experienced competitors get almost a "feel" for their diet overtime; and some are still very exact. Do you still weigh your food or "guessimate"? Do you have a rough idea of your macros per lb of bodyweight? (It makes it easier to compare you diet, to say that of a larger competitor).

2) How do your on and off season diets compare?


3) What are the dates again of your upcoming contest?


Thanks, Rip!

You look GREAT!
And the Board is much more fun to visit because of all you do!



Mufasa


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Mufasa on October 11, 2008, 07:57:43 PM
Do you ever get motivated by your OWN pics, Rip?

(I thought I'd just post one of my absolute favorites to give you a little motivation during your prep!)



Mufasa


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 12, 2008, 05:49:09 AM
I was lucky enough to meet Lori today at the NPC Jr. New England and she looks fantastic!

Lori - It was nice meeting you.  Good luck at the Nats!!!


HEY there you are!  :D
It was nice to meet you too... sorry I was a little all-over-the-place, but I am so swamped when I am working those shows...usually doing 5 things and barely have time to get up and use the restroom! 

If you're from the area, be sure to catch the TOC next weekend in Derry NH and/or the CT show on Nov 1 (I'll be guest posing :))



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 12, 2008, 05:59:49 AM


Rip!

Sorry for coming to the party late!

I LOVE following contest prep Logs; they really are a great way to learn.

Just a few questions:

1) I know experienced competitors get almost a "feel" for their diet overtime; and some are still very exact. Do you still weigh your food or "guessimate"? Do you have a rough idea of your macros per lb of bodyweight? (It makes it easier to compare you diet, to say that of a larger competitor).

2) How do your on and off season diets compare?

3) What are the dates again of your upcoming contest?

Thanks, Rip!

You look GREAT!
And the Board is much more fun to visit because of all you do!

Mufasa


Thank you Mufasa... :)

1) I only measure my complex carbs.  Everything else I pretty much just know.   I don't measure things like chicken or fish because I learned what the right serving size is a long time ago.  Don't really track the macros per lb or anything like that either... my bodyweight is always changing anyway lol.  I basically adjust my diet through the complex carbs and fat, and keep the protein pretty high and consistent.

2) I don't diet in the offseason for a lot of reasons...mental being one of them.  My contest prep takes so much out of me mentally that if I had to monitor or control what I ate during the off-season, I'd never do it.  The only way I can be as successful as I am with my contest diet is by allowing myself to be free during the offseason.  I also am a powerlifter during the offseason, so the extra 25 pounds helps alot.   ;D
I don't turn into a total pig...once I get through a little post-contest rebound, I eat "normal" which is still probably relatively clean compared to most people. 

3) NPC Nationals is in Atlanta in six weeks... November 21 I think.  The weekend before Thanksgiving. 
I did the IFBB North Americans six weeks ago... August 29/30.

Thanks again for your kind words Mufasa.  :)





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Mufasa on October 12, 2008, 08:30:01 AM
Uh, oh...!

You sound like me, Rip; you LOVE to eat!  ;D




Mufasa


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: bthomas77 on October 12, 2008, 12:01:02 PM
just wanted to pop in and say hey..... :-*


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 12, 2008, 07:02:10 PM
just wanted to pop in and say hey..... :-*


HI Bernie :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on October 12, 2008, 07:38:38 PM

HI Bernie :)


How many more weeks. 6 now is it?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 13, 2008, 09:45:39 AM
How many more weeks. 6 now is it?


5.5 weeks now... 5 weeks from this Friday.  I think I am managing to hold my shit together.  Here are a couple of pics from this morning just when I rolled out of bed.  Apologies for looking like I just rolled out of bed  ;D



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: freespirit on October 13, 2008, 10:05:54 AM

5.5 weeks now... 5 weeks from this Friday.  I think I am managing to hold my shit together.  Here are a couple of pics from this morning just when I rolled out of bed.  Apologies for looking like I just rolled out of bed  ;D



You should roll out of your bed more often like that!   :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on October 13, 2008, 10:38:05 AM

5.5 weeks now... 5 weeks from this Friday.  I think I am managing to hold my shit together.  Here are a couple of pics from this morning just when I rolled out of bed.  Apologies for looking like I just rolled out of bed  ;D


Outer quads look great. I want to say it looks like your arms have gotten bigger too.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: AVBG on October 13, 2008, 11:32:58 AM
Lori, if you thought you were early for the NA's.. well the Nationals your way earlier..you could compete this weekend.  8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on October 13, 2008, 02:32:13 PM
Thanks.  LOL Alex...if only the show were this weekend!   :P

I'm definitely "full" in those pics, holding some water, as my face is a little puffy, but no big deal.  And it's possible that my arms are a little bigger... this past weekend, everyone I saw said they have never seen my shoulders so big and full.  I think it's because I ate alot of fat this week (steak, nuts).

I'm ahead of schedule in the grand scheme of things...but the time between the NAs and Nats is a whole different kind of challenge.  It's all about keeping it together mentally and being able to bring it home in the final couple of weeks physically.   8)



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 13, 2008, 06:45:58 PM

5.5 weeks now... 5 weeks from this Friday.  I think I am managing to hold my shit together.  Here are a couple of pics from this morning just when I rolled out of bed.  Apologies for looking like I just rolled out of bed  ;D



Rip looking good!!  Really is crazy how much you have brought up your quads, Luv's been a good influence on you.  8)  Good seperation and shape.  Will you remember us little people when you turn pro? (no pressure there huh?)  :P

Just think Rip the offseason is right around the corner. 


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Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 13, 2008, 11:19:46 PM
Lori u have awesome awesome quads. They've come up enormously since last year!

Great conditioning for five weeks out !! Hell that'd be great conditioning for 2 weeks out haha :)

Glutes look tight and back is ripped!!! Looking great and i know you'll represent quite well in Atlanta! Too bad i cant go! Ill be there in spirit though ;D


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 14, 2008, 04:19:17 AM
Thanks Flex and Luv Baby...

The next five weeks are gonna be pretty interesting... I'm just trying to take it one day at a time.  :)

I did a leg workout last night, double cardios yesterday too.  Nothing terribly heavy on the legs as I am trying to be kind to my lower back.  I'm doing the double cardios as long as I am feeling good physically because I am consuming more calories than I was before.  It's crazy how hungry I am all the time.  It's pretty much been like that since the North Americans. 

Just did 50 mins on the bike. 


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Post by: powerpack on October 14, 2008, 08:14:17 AM
Legs, back and outer delts looking good  :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 14, 2008, 01:51:45 PM
Legs, back and outer delts looking good  :)



Thanks PP.  :)

And now for the other pics I promised freespirit I would post ;)
These are from a shoot we did at Team Universe, one week AFTER the North Americans.  I literally went downstairs for a cup of coffee, and a photo shoot broke out.  ;D





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Post by: mcwsage on October 17, 2008, 07:14:48 AM

5.5 weeks now... 5 weeks from this Friday.  I think I am managing to hold my shit together.  Here are a couple of pics from this morning just when I rolled out of bed.  Apologies for looking like I just rolled out of bed  ;D



Hey Lori!  Just wanted to stop by and show some support and - Holy Smoke - girl, you are looking great!!  You are definitely not "holding water" - you are just not water depleted...  You really look great -  can't believe you are 5.5 weeks out and looking this good.  Your lower body looks better this time around than the last comp.  Keep up the hard work.  P.S. - how those ab workouts going for you????

xoxo
Michele W.P.


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Post by: flexingtonsteele on October 17, 2008, 11:04:49 AM
Nice Shorts Lori ;D


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Post by: little D on October 17, 2008, 07:20:45 PM
Hey Rip! Just wanted to add my two cents.. you look fantastic!! YOUR LEGS!!! Wow they look so chiseled out and your sweep... did it get bigger? You are so cut at this point, what body fat percent do you want to come in at?


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 17, 2008, 07:35:13 PM
I really don't know what to say about my legs... I think that I am just really filled out right now, all over!  My diet has been completely different.  I've hardly done heavy leg work since the North Americans... just a ton of cardio and high rep leg workouts for the most part.  I hurt my back about 4 or 5 weeks ago and didn't even train legs for two weeks...and I haven't squatted more than 95 pounds since then. 

Little D...I don't measure my body fat.  I think there's too much error in all of those measurements, it would just make me even more mental than I already am.  Right now, I just want to make weight... I think I am going to be alot closer to 115 this time around than I was at the NAs (112.5), and I think that's gonna be a good thing!

Michele... I'm training the shit out of my abs!   ;D



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 18, 2008, 06:21:03 AM
I really don't know what to say about my legs... I think that I am just really filled out right now, all over!  My diet has been completely different.  I've hardly done heavy leg work since the North Americans... just a ton of cardio and high rep leg workouts for the most part.  I hurt my back about 4 or 5 weeks ago and didn't even train legs for two weeks...and I haven't squatted more than 95 pounds since then. 

Little D...I don't measure my body fat.  I think there's too much error in all of those measurements, it would just make me even more mental than I already am.  Right now, I just want to make weight... I think I am going to be alot closer to 115 this time around than I was at the NAs (112.5), and I think that's gonna be a good thing!

Michele... I'm training the shit out of my abs!   ;D



Rip I know the back is hurting (need to get chiro closer to home so you can go more) BUT dont stop putting the stress on your quads that got them where they are.  No more overload stimulis=no reason to stay big.



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Post by: bthomas77 on October 19, 2008, 04:58:48 PM

HI Bernie :)


hey kiddo....

and by the way great pics....

go get em....not too much longer til show time....


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Post by: little D on October 20, 2008, 01:47:42 AM
I agree about the bf measurement. My first show i was measured at 8% then 2 weeks later I was 9!!! I was going nuts.  Never did it again. Pics never lie! How long have you been lifting Rip?


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 20, 2008, 05:02:05 AM
Hey Guys... had a busy weekend!  Went racing Friday night and Saturday, worked the NPC show all day yesterday, and then went out for a cheat meal.  :)

Little D, it seems like I have been lifting forever!  I am a former gymnast... joined Golds Gym in the offseason when I was 16 and have been doing some form of training ever since (with a few breaks for a few months here and there).

I'm hanging in there... trying to regroup today and really bring it home in the next four weeks.  :)



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Post by: little D on October 20, 2008, 06:31:06 PM
 Just another thought Rip... Your abs are more defined than before and will be showing up nicely. All the hard work is paying off. Is it harder to focus on the second show after the first one is over? It seems to me it would be tougher mentally. This is your last show for the season?


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 21, 2008, 04:29:30 AM
Just another thought Rip... Your abs are more defined than before and will be showing up nicely. All the hard work is paying off. Is it harder to focus on the second show after the first one is over? It seems to me it would be tougher mentally. This is your last show for the season?


It is SO much tougher mentally!  It's been a really long haul for me...18 weeks of prep for the North Americans (with USPF Nationals thrown in there half way though), and then another 12 weeks to get to Nationals.  The prep for the North Americans/USPF Nats took more of a toll on my body...I was in a lot of pain, and I had to really suffer on the diet.  Since then, the training has been hard, of course, but the DIET... holy cow, the challenge of staying on the diet and the hunger I am dealing with is crazy. 

As for my abs, it's a water issue with me, I think.  I've been working my abs alot more since the NAs for sure, but they are just shallow and tend to cover up with just the slightest bit of water.

This is definitely my last show for the season... not sure yet what 2009 will bring... :)



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Post by: Butterbean on October 21, 2008, 10:05:23 AM
Rip, I'm not sure if you've addressed this but have you picked out a song and put together a routine yet?


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 21, 2008, 12:14:44 PM
Rip, I'm not sure if you've addressed this but have you picked out a song and put together a routine yet?


HI STELLA!   :D

I actually just got my music put together this past weekend, and now I need to do the routine. I am guest posing next weekend (November 1) at an NPC show in CT, so I think that I will have to put the routine together this weekend.  I'm kind of bummed because I am not creative, and I don't really like routines, and the music I had put together for me is 30 seconds longer than it needs to be.  ::)


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Post by: Butterbean on October 21, 2008, 01:26:43 PM

HI STELLA!   :D

I actually just got my music put together this past weekend, and now I need to do the routine. I am guest posing next weekend (November 1) at an NPC show in CT, so I think that I will have to put the routine together this weekend.  I'm kind of bummed because I am not creative, and I don't really like routines, and the music I had put together for me is 30 seconds longer than it needs to be.  ::)

Film yourself and send it to me...I will help you edit your routine ;D

Can you say what song you are using? 

These could be fun... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDNGTqpou9U



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JUzWDoBgmo


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 21, 2008, 01:32:23 PM
Film yourself and send it to me...I will help you edit your routine ;D

Can you say what song you are using? 

These could be fun... :)




Those could be fun LOL!  I am taking a different route this time with the routine and the music...

I suppose there won't be much surprise after next weekend since I will be guest posing...I'm not much on surprises when it comes to the routine anyway.  At least I am putting one together this time around!!

I MAY be able to film the guest posing routine, not sure yet though.  I am using a re-mix of Bette Middler's version of "Fever"... similar to this but a little saucier ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Ka6EYRieY



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Post by: Butterbean on October 21, 2008, 01:36:51 PM



I MAY be able to film the guest posing routine, not sure yet though.  I am using a re-mix of Bette Middler's version of "Fever"... similar to this but a little saucier ;)




I think that will be really cute :D


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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 21, 2008, 04:42:32 PM
Everything Rip does is cute and bad ass at the same time. Thats what makes her so desireable  :)  Not a lot of women like Ripitup in this world.....hhuuuhhh...... . Rip is so dreamy!!  :-*


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Post by: QuakerOats on October 21, 2008, 04:43:44 PM
Everything Rip does is cute and bad ass at the same time. Thats what makes her so desireable  :)  Not a lot of women like Ripitup in this world.....hhuuuhhh...... . Rip is so dreamy!!  :-*
Rip is a legend, plain and simple.


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Post by: QuakerOats on October 21, 2008, 04:44:38 PM
also if i was a betting man i'd put money on the fact that Rip is going to be kicking some major ass at her show.


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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 21, 2008, 04:51:39 PM
also if i was a betting man i'd put money on the fact that Rip is going to be kicking some major ass at her show.

Agree 100%  The chick is a winner, plain and simple.


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 21, 2008, 06:33:10 PM
You guys rock.   8)



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Post by: Laura Lee on October 21, 2008, 07:19:15 PM
My Andy Warhol of Rip.


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Post by: little D on October 21, 2008, 08:41:46 PM
Nice song Rip! I can picture alot of good moves with that one! You will get the crowd going with that!  ;)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 22, 2008, 04:59:17 AM
My Andy Warhol of Rip.

Laura... I love it!  You have mad skillz.   :-*

Nice song Rip! I can picture alot of good moves with that one! You will get the crowd going with that!  ;)


Thanks... it should be fun!  I just need to spend the time making up a good routine, which I never seem to do.  It's hard to find the time!!



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Post by: Laura Lee on October 22, 2008, 05:55:03 AM
Laura... I love it!  You have mad skillz.   :-*


No, you do!   :-*


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 22, 2008, 11:53:37 AM
No, you do!   :-*


NO YOU DO!!!   ;D

I did a good chest workout last night and double cardios.  I have been feeling good in the gym lately and taking advantage of it.  Funny thing is that the gym is about the only place I feel good these days... I am dragging ass and obsessed with how hungry I am any time I am not in the gym LOL.

Going to hit the legs tonight...hoping to squat a little, but I am still scared about my back!  Just need to keep it healthy for a few more weeks!


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Post by: DougSmith on October 22, 2008, 03:50:06 PM
Hi Rip

Just checked out your progress photos -  winners circle for you IMO!

Best

Doug


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 23, 2008, 04:26:41 AM
Hi Rip

Just checked out your progress photos -  winners circle for you IMO!

Best

Doug


Thanks Doug.  :)

I did legs last night... I am already sore hahaha.
I managed to do a few sets squatting 115x12, that's about all I can muster right now.   ::)

Double cardios today...50 mins on the bike this morning.  I think I am taking the day off weight training, but I'll hit abs when I do my second cardio. 



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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 24, 2008, 12:50:59 PM
HOLY COW are my legs sore!!   :o

I felt horrible yesterday and couldn't figure out why, until the delayed onset of soreness set in during my second cardio session.  I am still walking funny today.  ::)

Trained abs hard last night...trying to hit them three times a week now.

Got up this morning and rode the bike GENTLY for 40 minutes.  Went at lunchtime and hit the Concept 2 Rower for 50 minutes (I fkn love that thing!), and I will go to the gym tonight to do an arm workout.

I'm hanging in there...still about 120 pounds, but I don't really have much fat to lose at this point, just a LITTLE maybe, and some water weight for sure.  I think I may actually come into this show very very close to 115.  The final 4-5 pounds will drop off in the last two weeks, no doubt. 



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Post by: tu_holmes on October 24, 2008, 12:51:56 PM
I'm hanging in there...still about 120 pounds, but I don't really have much fat to lose at this point, just a LITTLE maybe, and some water weight for sure.  I think I may actually come into this show very very close to 115.  The final 4-5 pounds will drop off in the last two weeks, no doubt. 



You're such a wee little thing.

Good luck with the prep!


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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 24, 2008, 01:39:32 PM
HOLY COW are my legs sore!!   :o

I felt horrible yesterday and couldn't figure out why, until the delayed onset of soreness set in during my second cardio session.  I am still walking funny today.  ::)

Trained abs hard last night...trying to hit them three times a week now.

Got up this morning and rode the bike GENTLY for 40 minutes.  Went at lunchtime and hit the Concept 2 Rower for 50 minutes (I fkn love that thing!), and I will go to the gym tonight to do an arm workout.

I'm hanging in there...still about 120 pounds, but I don't really have much fat to lose at this point, just a LITTLE maybe, and some water weight for sure.  I think I may actually come into this show very very close to 115.  The final 4-5 pounds will drop off in the last two weeks, no doubt. 



Becareful with the cardio Rip dont wanna burn up any muscle.  I bet you have no fat to lose you are 5 lbs away.  I think 115 should be your goal. If you are 120 on monday before the show you will be fine at weigh in, dont panic at that point.

Some big gun slingers will be after same as you, you need to show them who's boss.  8) 


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 24, 2008, 01:46:29 PM
You're such a wee little thing.

Good luck with the prep!

LOL Thanks TU!!   :-*


Becareful with the cardio Rip dont wanna burn up any muscle.  I bet you have no fat to lose you are 5 lbs away.  I think 115 should be your goal. If you are 120 on monday before the show you will be fine at weigh in, dont panic at that point.

Some big gun slingers will be after same as you, you need to show them who's boss.  8) 

Yeah no kidding LOL.  Thanks Luv.  The cardio is one of the few things keeping me sane right now, believe it or not.  I am feeling relatively good physically - MUCH better than during my prep for the NAs (I am convinced that I had a major back injury during my prep for the NAs, from the powerlifting meet through the NAs, that I have finally fixed), but I am SO much hungrier, and I am eating about three times as much as I was during my prep for the NAs.  I am about 100 times as hungry.   ;D

So the cardio is helping me keep balanced... I HAVE to eat because I am so hungry that I can't even focus on anything else, so I do the cardio to allow myself to eat more.  The whole thing is pretty crazy!!  All in all, I think I have actually grown during the time btw these two shows, not lost muscle.  But we'll see... ;)



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Post by: Butterbean on October 25, 2008, 12:03:52 PM
Bump for my video of your routine :D


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Post by: MuscleKing on October 25, 2008, 07:31:13 PM
Hi Rip! You look great, been following this thread for awhile, finally signed up. Cheers. :)

                                                 


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Post by: Hedgehog on October 26, 2008, 12:26:25 PM
Arms looking bigger. bigger back too.

Good job Lori.


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 26, 2008, 03:14:35 PM
Hi Rip! You look great, been following this thread for awhile, finally signed up. Cheers. :)

                                                 

Thanks... glad to see you here!  :)


Arms looking bigger. bigger back too.

Good job Lori.


Wow... :o Hedge!

I attribute alot of the gains I made this year to the changes I made in my training and the powerlifting... particularly the squats and deadlifts.  Thanks again.  :)




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Post by: Hedgehog on October 26, 2008, 04:24:21 PM

Wow... :o Hedge!

I attribute alot of the gains I made this year to the changes I made in my training and the powerlifting... particularly the squats and deadlifts.  Thanks again.  :)




Well.

That was all you.

You got tremendous work ethic.


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 27, 2008, 05:04:34 AM
Well.

That was all you.

You got tremendous work ethic.


Thanks Hedge, that means alot coming from you. :)



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Post by: bthomas77 on October 27, 2008, 07:04:37 PM
just wanted to pop in and say hi......



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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 28, 2008, 05:04:31 AM
just wanted to pop in and say hi......





HI BERNIE!  I hope all is well with you. :)


I'm on my way to the chiro this morning, gonna get an adjustment.  I'm "OK" but I am a little loose in the back and I don't want to take any chances.  Gonna hit the gym afterwards and work on my routine!!



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on October 28, 2008, 05:21:06 AM


HI BERNIE!  I hope all is well with you. :)


I'm on my way to the chiro this morning, gonna get an adjustment.  I'm "OK" but I am a little loose in the back and I don't want to take any chances.  Gonna hit the gym afterwards and work on my routine!!



Hey Rip does that adjustment when you lay on your side and the chiro pushes down hard on the top, bent leg to crack the lower back help you?  They call it a hip adjustment.  Im just saying cause you could probally train your husband to be able to do that for you at home.  I have had it done many times and can see there is no real trick to it just get in the right position and push down, I have cracked my GF's a few times. she says it works great.   That way you can get it done more often.

Getting close to the comp Ripbaby, stay focused you are right there.  :-*



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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 28, 2008, 06:09:40 AM
Hey Rip does that adjustment when you lay on your side and the chiro pushes down hard on the top, bent leg to crack the lower back help you?  They call it a hip adjustment.  Im just saying cause you could probally train your husband to be able to do that for you at home.  I have had it done many times and can see there is no real trick to it just get in the right position and push down, I have cracked my GF's a few times. she says it works great.   That way you can get it done more often.

Getting close to the comp Ripbaby, stay focused you are right there.  :-*




Yep, that's the one, but we can never seem to get it on our own LOL!



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Post by: bthomas77 on October 28, 2008, 10:13:18 AM


HI BERNIE!  I hope all is well with you. :)


I'm on my way to the chiro this morning, gonna get an adjustment.  I'm "OK" but I am a little loose in the back and I don't want to take any chances.  Gonna hit the gym afterwards and work on my routine!!



tis ok out here.

im actually going to the chiro shortly as well.....my upper back is all messed up...causing my the muscles to tense, and i have headache....actually got sent home from work this morning becuase, as my boss put it, "you look like shit."  so WOO HOO for the bone crusher....ha

hope that you are better then "OK" soon young lady.  i will be praying for you....not too much longer to go....i know you are going to look absolutly amazing on stage.....be well....


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Post by: Butterbean on October 28, 2008, 10:54:33 AM
tis ok out here.

im actually going to the chiro shortly as well.....my upper back is all messed up...causing my the muscles to tense, and i have headache....actually got sent home from work this morning becuase, as my boss put it, "you look like shit."  so WOO HOO for the bone crusher....ha

hope that you are better then "OK" soon young lady.  i will be praying for you....not too much longer to go....i know you are going to look absolutly amazing on stage.....be well....

See looks great!!!  I didn't get a vid but I got some pics...thanks rip ;D


Bernie, hope you feel better soon!


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Post by: ripitupbaby on October 29, 2008, 04:22:13 AM
See looks great!!!  I didn't get a vid but I got some pics...thanks rip ;D


Bernie, hope you feel better soon!



lol thank YOU stella  :-*

Bernie, I hope the chiro fixes you up good, I KNOW how much that sucks!! 

Not much longer guys... you'll have to excuse my lack of updates to the Fbb board in general lately... I am just trying to keep my head in the game and get focused for the last three weeks.  :)




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Post by: bthomas77 on October 30, 2008, 02:10:34 PM
Bernie, hope you feel better soon!

thank you

Bernie, I hope the chiro fixes you up good, I KNOW how much that sucks!! 

Not much longer guys... you'll have to excuse my lack of updates to the Fbb board in general lately... I am just trying to keep my head in the game and get focused for the last three weeks.  :)

thanks ma'am....i think he got it, but we will see.  my C-1 and C-2 slide around, and they where both out of alignment, and it was causing my neck and back to tense up....im still a lil sore, and have a headache...but much better...thanks again.

you just concentrate on you, and getting to that stage, and owning it.  you rock Lori, go get em.

hope you are feeling well....and those pics with Stutz......**drool**...mmmm.....



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Post by: PANDAEMONIUM on October 30, 2008, 03:54:51 PM
Lookin' dang awesome, rip 8)


Bern-meister, what's up big man :D


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Post by: w8m8 on October 31, 2008, 03:39:29 PM
You look incredible ..  ;D


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 02, 2008, 06:50:44 AM
Thanks guys...

Panda and w8m8, it's great to hear from you!   :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 03, 2008, 05:19:46 AM
OK, we're coming down the final stretch now.  18 days left. 

I guest-posed at the NPC CT show over the weekend and had a great time... I have some work to do now on the routine and my physique, but my head is totally in the game...I think this is going to be good. 

I will post a couple of pics later, but I am kinda laying low between now and Nats... just focusing on the task at hand. :)



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 03, 2008, 05:30:58 AM
OK, we're coming down the final stretch now.  18 days left. 

I guest-posed at the NPC CT show over the weekend and had a great time... I have some work to do now on the routine and my physique, but my head is totally in the game...I think this is going to be good. 

I will post a couple of pics later, but I am kinda laying low between now and Nats... just focusing on the task at hand. :)



Sounds good Rip!!  Keep pushing strong, just another show, have fun and do what you do........which is win!

Very exciting the show is going to be.  :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 03, 2008, 01:00:33 PM
Sounds good Rip!!  Keep pushing strong, just another show, have fun and do what you do........which is win!

Very exciting the show is going to be.  :)


Thanks Luv...

Here are a couple pics from the weekend...just to give you a little flavor of what the guest posing was like.  ;)



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Post by: powerpack on November 03, 2008, 01:06:32 PM
Looks like you are having a goodtime on stage  8)


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Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 03, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
Very cool pics Rip you look great.  Im sure this is just the start of you guest posing, very cool!


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Post by: big L dawg on November 03, 2008, 09:40:32 PM
DAMN! NICE BACK SHOT!


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Post by: benz on November 03, 2008, 09:45:30 PM
you look great ripmyassbaby, i mean, ripitupbaby :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 04, 2008, 05:35:30 AM
Thanks guys... I'm feeling pretty good right now!

I did a back and ab workout last night, double cardios, and did cardio this morning.  I am not training tonight so that my husband and I can go vote together, but I will do another cardio.  :)

Happy Election Day... be sure to get out there and vote! 



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Post by: Mufasa on November 04, 2008, 06:42:02 AM
Looking great, Rip!


Mufasa


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Post by: w8m8 on November 04, 2008, 07:03:22 AM
burnin' hot wheels  :-* love them !!

you look fanfrickintastic  ;D


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Post by: Geo on November 04, 2008, 08:52:26 PM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=220706.0;attach=284551;image)

this pic is almost worthless with that damned orange thing in the way


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 05, 2008, 07:54:45 AM
Thanks mufasa and w8m8... and sorry Geo ;) 
Good to see you guys stopping in here to say hello!  :)

I did a photo shoot with Mike Yurkovic from physique art.com at the North Americans, and I received my pics from him the other day.  I like them...they are also a bit different than the standard pics you get when you shoot with some photographers.  Mike does really nice studio work... I am hoping to be able to shoot with him again in a studio sometime. 

YES, I have the total lean "joker face" going...it was the day after the competition.

I remember I was late to this shoot, and I was running around the city lost, trying to find the hotel and STARVING, so I got a huge Reese's PB Cup sundae from Baskin Robbins and ate it on the way.   ;D




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Post by: tu_holmes on November 05, 2008, 11:44:31 AM
I like the blue... it suits you.


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Post by: Butterbean on November 05, 2008, 12:41:42 PM
Great pics, rip!  And the guestposing ones are darling :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 05, 2008, 12:52:28 PM
Thanks TU and stella!   :D

I have a few shoots booked for Nationals, although not that many.  After shooting with John and Mike, I have become more of a quality over quantity kinda girl with the photo shoots, so I am just going to do a couple of shoots...one of which is with Gene and I am totally psyched about that! 




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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 09, 2008, 05:01:03 PM
12 MORE DAYS!!


I'm still alive!   ;D

I am exhausted... kind of hit the wall this weekend, but I am where I need to be.  Now it's just a matter of easing into the show, resting up, and getting the timing right on everything...which is tricky!

I think I am done training legs before Nats.  I'm not recovering well from my workouts at this point and just have a few more days to get through.  I did a light leg workout Friday evening... machines only, lots of sets, but light and high rep, just kind of going through it... I was SO sore this weekend that I was sick yesterday.  I am still sore... and it makes cardio pretty tough.  I actually slept yesterday during the day, which I hardly ever do. 

12 days!!!    :)



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 09, 2008, 06:42:36 PM
12 MORE DAYS!!


I'm still alive!   ;D

I am exhausted... kind of hit the wall this weekend, but I am where I need to be.  Now it's just a matter of easing into the show, resting up, and getting the timing right on everything...which is tricky!

I think I am done training legs before Nats.  I'm not recovering well from my workouts at this point and just have a few more days to get through.  I did a light leg workout Friday evening... machines only, lots of sets, but light and high rep, just kind of going through it... I was SO sore this weekend that I was sick yesterday.  I am still sore... and it makes cardio pretty tough.  I actually slept yesterday during the day, which I hardly ever do. 

12 days!!!    :)



Stay strong tiger, grab the ring!

It's all you!!

 8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Mufasa on November 09, 2008, 07:03:53 PM
Doesn't the nic say it all?

RIP IT UP, BABY!

YEAH!!!!


Good luck, Rip! We're pulling for you!


Mufasa


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Post by: powerpack on November 10, 2008, 08:11:44 AM
Hang in there RIPITYDIPITYDOO  ;)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 10, 2008, 01:27:29 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the support!!  I'm struggling but I am hanging in there.  Hoping to get into the gym tonight to do a little bit of a shoulder workout.  I am pooped out.  The littlest things are becoming big challenges right now.  I have a meeting all day Wednesday for work that I am just trying to psyche myself up for, so that I can get through it without melting down or falling asleep!   :P



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Post by: Butterbean on November 10, 2008, 07:11:16 PM
one of which is with Gene and I am totally psyched about that! 

:D !!




12 days!!!    :)



Less than:










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Post by: benz on November 10, 2008, 07:13:51 PM
:D !!


Less than:











stella i dont like ripitup anymore, can you send me your pics by pm? ill cut your grass if you do it!


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Post by: Butterbean on November 10, 2008, 07:23:50 PM

stella i dont like ripitup anymore, can you send me your pics by pm? ill cut your grass if you do it!
Thanks for the offer benz but I cut my own grass normally  ;D


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Post by: benz on November 10, 2008, 07:31:04 PM
Thanks for the offer benz but I cut my own grass normally  ;D

Ill do that and clean your car, also prepare some tacos AND wash your back. how about that


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Post by: Ron on November 10, 2008, 08:07:05 PM
I will see you there!



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Post by: danielson on November 10, 2008, 08:08:28 PM
I will see you there!



Not if she sees you first :D


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Post by: w8m8 on November 13, 2008, 05:30:48 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the support!!  I'm struggling but I am hanging in there.  Hoping to get into the gym tonight to do a little bit of a shoulder workout.  I am pooped out.  The littlest things are becoming big challenges right now.  I have a meeting all day Wednesday for work that I am just trying to psyche myself up for, so that I can get through it without melting down or falling asleep!   :P




hope y/day went good and you're still hanging tough Rip  :D

not much longer now !!


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 13, 2008, 06:03:23 AM

hope y/day went good and you're still hanging tough Rip  :D

not much longer now !!



Thanks w8m8!   :-*

We're heading to Atlanta in one week, so I am excited.  Cardio is decreased now, I am starting to rest more and get myself ready for next weekend.  I weighed 115.6 this morning, so all is good, I think.  This is gonna be one good show... I think there are going to be more than 75 or 80 FBBs competing!   :o



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Post by: Mufasa on November 13, 2008, 07:07:47 AM
WOW!

75-80 FBB's?

That's very insightful, Rip...is says to me that there are PLENTY of women still interested in Bodybuiding; but for some reason there is a big "drop off" the more into the Pro ranks they get?

What's your observation?


By the way, I know the week of the contest is a lot of carb/water manipulation/fine tuning/etc.

What are you trying to do physically with TWO weeks out?


We're behind you all the way, Rip!



Mufasa


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Post by: Mufasa on November 13, 2008, 07:13:19 AM
LOVE this pic, Rip!

But you look like you're saying...

"Is that a camera or a chocolate cake with Reeses cups on top? HURRY UP AND TAKE THE PIC, DAMMITT!!!!"

(Hehe!  ;D)


Love 'ya!



Mufasa


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 13, 2008, 12:41:15 PM
WOW!

75-80 FBB's?

That's very insightful, Rip...is says to me that there are PLENTY of women still interested in Bodybuiding; but for some reason there is a big "drop off" the more into the Pro ranks they get?

What's your observation?


By the way, I know the week of the contest is a lot of carb/water manipulation/fine tuning/etc.

What are you trying to do physically with TWO weeks out?


We're behind you all the way, Rip!



Mufasa



Thanks Mufasa!  I appreciate your support!   :-*

I was very excited to see so many FBBs coming to Nationals... it says alot about the future of FBB, especially if alot of the smaller girls are figure crossovers (I know a few are).  I am looking forward to competing in such a large class this time around!!

This prep has been different for me in that I basically held my contest conditioning (close to it) for the 12 weeks in between the NAs and Nats.  So alot of the time was just really about SURVIVING for me...not kidding!  It's been really rough at times!

But I did kick it into high gear for the final 6 weeks of prep for Nationals, and I think you will see that I am bringing something even better to the stage for Nationals.   8)



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Post by: MuscleKing on November 16, 2008, 03:23:05 PM
Good luck with everything Champ!


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Post by: benz on November 16, 2008, 03:25:41 PM
rip will win, no doubt


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Post by: Mufasa on November 16, 2008, 03:30:14 PM
BRING IT, Rip!  >:(

(How 'ya feeling?)



Mufasa


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 16, 2008, 06:10:50 PM
Thanks guys!!

I'm excited!!  EXHAUSTED on many levels... overwhelmed thinking about what needs to be done in the next three days to pack and get ready.  I'm not working this week, though, so I have three days to prepare things.  My physique is ready.   8)

Leaving for Atlanta Thursday morning 6 AM...


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Post by: little D on November 17, 2008, 02:57:18 AM
Hey Rip! Just wanted to put my two cents in...You Have worked hard and it shows, Wow!  You will do fantastic at Nats!
I understand the requirements are changing for the figure girls. They are wanting more of a soft look, I think this is why there are so many more
FBB's. There will be SWIMSUIT divison soon. Oh well got off the subject.... I wanted to wish you well. I know by looking at those pics You WILL RIPITUP! ;D
Looking forward to seeing your next pics!


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Post by: benz on November 17, 2008, 06:45:17 AM
MY POST was deleted :(


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Post by: powerpack on November 17, 2008, 08:25:43 AM
I wish you all the best as well RIP.  ;)


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Post by: Butterbean on November 17, 2008, 08:29:56 AM
I wish you all the best as well RIP.  ;)
me too :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 17, 2008, 07:14:06 PM
Thanks everyone.  I'm feeling good.  Still a bit tired but feeling damn good.  I am weighing right around 113 in the mornings.  I'm completely peeled.

One light shoulder workout tomorrow, a little more routine practice, and some ab work, alot of stretching, and that's all she wrote.   8)


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Post by: benz on November 17, 2008, 07:15:41 PM
Thanks everyone.  I'm feeling good.  Still a bit tired but feeling damn good.  I am weighing right around 113 in the mornings.  I'm completely peeled.

One light shoulder workout tomorrow, a little more routine practice, and some ab work, alot of stretching, and that's all she wrote.   8)


rip did you read my question before getting deleted?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 18, 2008, 05:52:10 AM
rip did you read my question before getting deleted?



Yes... tbh, I'm just not in the mood to answer it right now.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 18, 2008, 07:03:19 AM


Yes... tbh, I'm just not in the mood to answer it right now.  :)



i hope you didnt find it disrespectful :)


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 18, 2008, 06:01:22 PM
i hope you didnt find it disrespectful :)


Nah, you know me, I am not easily offended.   I just figured that if I wasn't going to address it, I might as well delete it. 



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Post by: Benny B on November 19, 2008, 05:37:55 PM

Nah, you know me, I am not easily offended.   I just figured that if I wasn't going to address it, I might as well delete it. 


Did he ask the "do you like to have sex the night before prejudging" question again?  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 19, 2008, 06:01:53 PM
Did he ask the "do you like to have sex the night before prejudging" question again?  ;D

Not exactly that but yes, it involved the word sex and if rip dont wanna answer, i respect her decission.

Rip has been pretty nice to me since day #1 and ive never disrespected her, maybe some of my questions are not considered NORMAL at all, but she knows theres no bad intention.

Im a supporter of her afterall :)


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Post by: DougSmith on November 19, 2008, 09:41:14 PM
Hi Rip

Rock the stage this weekend!

Best

Doug


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Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 20, 2008, 04:17:00 AM
Yep kick some butt and have fun Ripitupbaby!!  8)


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Post by: Butterbean on November 20, 2008, 08:51:19 AM
HAVE A GREAT SHOW RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!   

I will be texting you ;D


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Post by: benz on November 20, 2008, 08:55:20 AM
HAVE A GREAT SHOW RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!   

I will be texting you ;D

while you are at it, send me some pictures of you  :P


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Post by: Laura Lee on November 20, 2008, 01:55:17 PM
HAVE A GREAT SHOW RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!   

I will be texting you ;D
Me too!!!


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Post by: ripitupbaby on November 20, 2008, 02:39:01 PM
THANKS GUYS!!

We're here in Atlanta now.  I have to get spray tanned real soon, and I think I will try to make weight tonight... we'll see what happens.  I am VERY tired, so I am going to try to get some rest.  Thanks to everyone for your support! 

I'm on tomorrow at 4:30 pm! 

:)



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Post by: big L dawg on November 20, 2008, 03:59:21 PM
THANKS GUYS!!

We're here in Atlanta now.  I have to get spray tanned real soon, and I think I will try to make weight tonight... we'll see what happens.  I am VERY tired, so I am going to try to get some rest.  Thanks to everyone for your support! 

I'm on tomorrow at 4:30 pm! 

:)



you have worked very hard.It's your time to shine.go get um girl!


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Post by: benz on November 20, 2008, 04:05:31 PM
THANKS GUYS!!

We're here in Atlanta now.  I have to get spray tanned real soon, and I think I will try to make weight tonight... we'll see what happens.  I am VERY tired, so I am going to try to get some rest.  Thanks to everyone for your support! 

I'm on tomorrow at 4:30 pm! 

:)




dont use PAM this time!  ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 20, 2008, 07:36:50 PM
Good news... I just made weight at 115 on the nose.   8)

MD should have some weigh in pics up later... time to eat!!!



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Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 21, 2008, 05:07:53 AM
Good news... I just made weight at 115 on the nose.   8)

MD should have some weigh in pics up later... time to eat!!!



Thats great!!  Just where you wanted to be.  Go Rip Go!  :)


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Post by: MuscleKing on November 21, 2008, 07:40:34 AM
Good news... I just made weight at 115 on the nose.   8)

MD should have some weigh in pics up later... time to eat!!!



Great job Rip, we are all proud of you. You're the best. :)


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Post by: Laura Lee on November 21, 2008, 09:59:36 AM
OMG!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR HER!!!


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Post by: siouxcountry on November 21, 2008, 06:37:06 PM
Lori was in second call out. I have her in 5th place.

She says hi and thanks for all your support.  :)


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Post by: danielson on November 21, 2008, 06:37:51 PM
Lori was in second call out. I have her in 5th place.

She says hi and thanks for all your support.  :)

Why 5th? I thought she was a favorite?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 21, 2008, 07:22:14 PM
what happened to your abs & back rip?  :(


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 21, 2008, 08:45:52 PM
My Abs looked better than ever Benz... and my back was right there where it always is and needs to be.

I was in the second and third callouts... I am probably either fifth or sixth.  There are a few good pics posted so far.... links below.  It's very hard to compare myself to the girls in the first callout because I am not in the pics.  I think Rita Rae looked really good, and I think that Tammy Patnode looked good.

I was hoping to do a little better, but there ain't much I can do about it now... finals are tomorrow night.  But I'm obviously enjoying whatever the fuck I want to eat and drink tonight.   ;D

I'll take a closer look later and have a good think about what went down.

Have a good one, guys, and thanks SO much for all of your support and encouragement! 


Individual and Comparison Pics are posted at these links (I'm Lori Steele :))

http://www.flexonline.com/08contests/08nationals/womenbb_lightweight/comparisons/index.htm

http://www.flexonline.com/2008_npc_nationals_report/news/624

http://www.musculardevelopment.com/browse/index.php?mode=viewphotos&divisioncode=1259&comparisons=yes&classcode=7367



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Post by: benz on November 21, 2008, 08:55:07 PM
To be honest lori, i checked md BEFORE those pics (the ones posted right now) were uploaded, there were 3 pages of pictures where you really didnt look as great as the above pictures.
And so you know im not lying, you werent wearing the same posing trunk :)

good job, i dont think you are gonna make it into top 5, the competence is really hard, but you are a winner here, no doubt, and thats what we all care, right? :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 21, 2008, 08:56:37 PM
http://www.musculardevelopment.com/browse/index.php?mode=browse&id=12358&eventcode=1301


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 21, 2008, 08:59:28 PM
Im glad you didnt use pam this time lori  ;D

btw lori, who is the second girl from left to right, she's beautiful

(http://www.musculardevelopment.com/photos/transferred/_MG_6688_OIQYQHQOWV.jpg)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 22, 2008, 08:18:29 AM
Good job rip you look great!  Have fun and do your best tonight, you may be able to move up some.  8)

Some great Pics  ;)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: powerpack on November 22, 2008, 09:35:01 AM
Looking good little lady
I hope it is going well............... and what are you going to be bingeing on later  ;)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 22, 2008, 11:48:49 AM
Looking good little lady
I hope it is going well............... and what are you going to be bingeing on later  ;)


Later?  I had cookies, cakes, candies, nachos, and fries last night.  Doughnuts for breakfast this morning, pizza for lunch...

I suppose I should go get ready for the night show.  I'm curious to see the pics after 24 hours of shit eating.   ;D



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Post by: QuakerOats on November 22, 2008, 02:19:35 PM
you looked awesome Rip especially in the rear double shot, great back.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on November 22, 2008, 05:37:08 PM
you looked awesome Rip especially in the rear double shot, great back.
Fat Dave's back in da house! Did you take Mychel on a two day shopping spree at Walmart?  ;D

Congratulations Lori. You looked great.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: The Coach on November 22, 2008, 09:04:27 PM
Hi Lori!

Joe and I were just looking at your pictures on md.  Judging by the pictures, we really think you deserved to be in the top 2, easily.  You were shredded!  You had the best legs by far and your back dbl bi shot was a killer.  Your prep was awesome.  Don't change a thing.  I am excited to see how well you'll do next year.  I hope you are proud of what you brought to the stage.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on November 23, 2008, 10:41:43 AM
Congratulations rip, you looked fantastic WOW!!! :D

Later?  I had cookies, cakes, candies, nachos, and fries last night.  Doughnuts for breakfast this morning, pizza for lunch...


Be careful when you go to sleep :o


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 23, 2008, 11:28:54 AM
It's not cocky at all to say that I looked the best I have ever looked... that is what I set out to do, so I accomplished my goal.  If you don't understand what bodybuilding is about, then maybe you should just not comment at all.  :)
And Quakeroats has never said anything negative to me or about me, so please get your facts straight.

I am very happy to have placed in the top 5.  After looking at the pics, all of the girls who placed 1-7 in my class looked FANTASTIC.  It was a tough show.  I had a great time at the finals, had fun doing the routine, and am excited to see the pics from last night.  Also very glad to be done and enjoying some down time now.

All in all, it was a great personal accomplishment for me.  I am satisfied with the way everything went.  My conditioning was superior to the NA's, and my midsection looked the best it ever has...and that's something I really wanted to fix after the NAs.  So again, mission accomplished, and now Rip's chillin.   8)

COACH AND CHAM - Thank you so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate it!



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 23, 2008, 11:30:54 AM
It's not cocky at all to say that I looked the best I have ever looked... that is what I set out to do, so I accomplished my goal.  If you don't understand what bodybuilding is about, then maybe you should just not comment at all.  :)
And Quakeroats has never said anything negative to me or about me, so please get your facts straight.

I am very happy to have placed in the top 5.  After looking at the pics, all of the girls who placed 1-7 in my class looked FANTASTIC.  It was a tough show.  I had a great time at the finals, had fun doing the routine, and am excited to see the pics from last night.  Also very glad to be done and enjoying some down time now.

All in all, it was a great personal accomplishment for me.  I am satisfied with the way everything went.  My conditioning was superior to the NA's, and my midsection looked the best it ever has...and that's something I really wanted to fix after the NAs.  So again, mission accomplished, and now Rip's chillin.   8)

COACH - Thank you so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate it!



What are your next plans Rip? You gonna compete again next year?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 23, 2008, 11:34:25 AM
What are your next plans Rip? You gonna compete again next year?


No plans yet.  I am taking some time off right now. 


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 23, 2008, 11:35:24 AM

No plans yet.  I am taking some time off right now. 


Maybe it's time to hang it up and have some children. You have had a hell of a run, no doubt about it.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 23, 2008, 11:36:35 AM
Maybe it's time to hang it up and have some children. You have had a hell of a run, no doubt about it.


Maybe it's time for you to mind your own business and not worry about my personal life.  Thanks.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 23, 2008, 11:38:40 AM

Maybe it's time for you to mind your own business and not worry about my personal life.  Thanks.  :)



What's wrong with you today? I am just trying to be nice. Seems like the only people you respond kindly to are the one who tell you how awesome you look. At your advanced age it's time to start thinking like an adult and have some kids, that's all I am saying.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 23, 2008, 11:39:37 AM
It's not cocky at all to say that I looked the best I have ever looked... that is what I set out to do, so I accomplished my goal.  If you don't understand what bodybuilding is about, then maybe you should just not comment at all.  :)
And Quakeroats has never said anything negative to me or about me, so please get your facts straight.

I am very happy to have placed in the top 5.  After looking at the pics, all of the girls who placed 1-7 in my class looked FANTASTIC.  It was a tough show.  I had a great time at the finals, had fun doing the routine, and am excited to see the pics from last night.  Also very glad to be done and enjoying some down time now.

All in all, it was a great personal accomplishment for me.  I am satisfied with the way everything went.  My conditioning was superior to the NA's, and my midsection looked the best it ever has...and that's something I really wanted to fix after the NAs.  So again, mission accomplished, and now Rip's chillin.   8)

COACH AND CHAM - Thank you so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate it!



If you say you looked greater than ever, its ok. To me (and i think im not just the only one saying this) you have looked better in the past, and its just an oppinion, no need to start talking about who knows bodybuilding and who doesnt, because as far as i know, we dont have any mr o or mrs o here, right?

Have a nice day

ps: my facts about fraudfather are straight.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 23, 2008, 11:50:19 AM
Yes it is a solid one but its not your right to tell her what to do, especially talking about kids, there could be problems (disfunctionality, bad sperm, etc) that you dont know. Have some respect, not all women can have kids, and in bodybuilding is common due the use of supplements.

I am not telling her, I am suggesting it. People make suggestions all the time. And supplements don't make you infertile. I know people who take creatine and other things who have children.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: JediKnight on November 23, 2008, 12:11:14 PM
Hey Rip, you looked great, congratulations. Was everyone you competed against in the same weight class? It looks like alot of those ladies had some good size on them. I remember awhile back when we were talking about Laura Lee getting into female bodybuilding vs figure, because of having to "up the dose" to compete with the big dogs and how it could lead to negative things. What's your next step, I mean do you "up the dose" and compromise your health, your good looks, etc or do you stay at your same bodyweight year after year. Although I do think, judging from the pics this year, that was the best you have ever looked. You looked flawless. Wow, but is it good enough to bring next year to beat those ladies? Regardless, you are a champion and a hella great athlete.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: HDPhysiques on November 23, 2008, 10:08:49 PM
Rip,

You looked incredible - congrats on a huge accomplishment.  Wish I could've been there!!!!

Enjoy your offseason!

Joe - HDP


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: little D on November 24, 2008, 02:37:10 AM
Well here it is! I read the entry regarding retiring and having kids and couldn't believe what I read!
The reason you were jumped on was because you INSULTED Rip!

The woman just completed a long season and looked incredible and you basically told her to hang it up and retire cause she can didnt win this show and cant do much better!

Ok, she took 5th but look at the line up! OMG! Get real... Rip was shredded to the bone, the detail in her back was amazing! Hams dropping off the bone, Quads to die for!

She is too close to give up on her dream! Remember bodybuilding is SUBJECTIVE! Any other show she would have walked away with the the big tamale! I was reading the other Winners bio and she was dealt disappointments as well with this same show in previous years!

My point is, she was awesome! The best she could be! What an accomplishment! This is what needs to be celebrated!!!! And furthermore, would you tell a MAN in 5th place at a National show to retire and have kids?

Rip CONGRATULATIONS on your very successful season! Dont give up...stay the course there is a pro card in your future!!!!!!!!!  ;)




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 24, 2008, 03:45:23 AM
Well here it is! I read the entry regarding retiring and having kids and couldn't believe what I read!
The reason you were jumped on was because you INSULTED Rip!






I didn't insult Rip. I have been telling her for years I think bodybuilding is stupid and she should do it more as a hobby and not be so serious about it. I think she would be happier with a beautiful baby then a worthless trophy, sue me. Everyone who has met Rip irl says she is a cool chick, so I am sure she is. I was just giving her my advice. When I insult someone they know it, so fuck off!


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 24, 2008, 03:50:59 AM


She is too close to give up on her dream! Remember bodybuilding is SUBJECTIVE! Any other show she would have walked away with the the big tamale!



Her husband is a way better catch than Shari Kamali. Has a good job, doesn't live with his parents etc. Not sure why you think walking away with Shari is a positive thing.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 24, 2008, 04:46:13 AM
I didn't insult Rip. I have been telling her for years I think bodybuilding is stupid and she should do it more as a hobby and not be so serious about it. I think she would be happier with a beautiful baby then a worthless trophy, sue me. Everyone who has met Rip irl says she is a cool chick, so I am sure she is. I was just giving her my advice. When I insult someone they know it, so fuck off!

Do you have kids danielson?.....you know you aint getting any younger.

What makes you qualified to give Rip advice?  Especially when she told you to "mind your own buissness"  Thats right you make it your job to sweat everyones buissness.  ::)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Arnold jr on November 24, 2008, 08:26:45 AM


Pointing out things that you believe are a problem in someones life who you know only as a screen name is not what I would call just a friendly opinion. If someone comes to you asking then sure, but otherwise you're simply sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. If someone has a problem in their life, this is where there own family and close friends come into play, that's there job and it's there job to do so in a loving caring way...which this is neither.

How is bodybuilding hypocritical?


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Arnold jr on November 24, 2008, 08:30:51 AM
Congrats Rip, you did great! Best you ever looked? I don't think this is even up for discussion, even an idiot could see this was your best showing yet. "Yet" being the key word...will only get better and better.

Can't wait to see you guys around Christmas...lord knows I could use some friends around about right now. Going out of my mind down here! Maybe I should just hop in my car and point it towards the east coast ;D


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 24, 2008, 08:39:40 AM
Pointing out things that you believe are a problem in someones life who you know only as a screen name is not what I would call just a friendly opinion. If someone comes to you asking then sure, but otherwise you're simply sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. If someone has a problem in their life, this is where there own family and close friends come into play, that's there job and it's there job to do so in a loving caring way...which this is neither.

How is bodybuilding hypocritical?

I didnt point out anything, im strictly reffering to something else aj.
As for bbing being hypocritical, oh well, just look at all the natural contests.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Arnold jr on November 24, 2008, 09:19:49 AM
I didnt point out anything, im strictly reffering to something else aj.
Those comments were for Danielson more then anything, but you did question Luv in the same way.

As for bbing being hypocritical, oh well, just look at all the natural contests.

There are many natural competitors who actually compete naturally. But as a whole, I will agree with you...natural bodybuilding in many cases is a pretty messed up hypocritical world IMO.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 24, 2008, 09:52:14 AM
AJ - sorry we missed you but we'll see you soon!  Keep your head up!  ;)

Little D - thanks so much!  I really appreciate it!  Hey, don't worry about danielson and benz.  Danielson knows and understands absolutely nothing about bodybuilding...he's just really REALLY bored ever since getbig has been slow, his precious alpha boards went to the shitter, and he's clearly got nothing going on in his real life...so he's using benz to try to feed a desperate and burning desire to start any shit he can on the board simply for his own entertainment.  I grew tired of it over a year ago... it's best to just ignore him and not worry about it.  I would go through and clean up this thread but I don't have the time, energy, and I don't really give a shit anyway.   Thanks again!  :)

We're still in Atlanta, chilling.  We'll be back in a couple of days and I'll post some pics.  I got some GREAT pics with Ron Avidan!   ;D

I am still looking for any pics from the night show... haven't seen them yet. 

I'll catch up with you guys in a couple of days!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 24, 2008, 09:59:08 AM
Those comments were for Danielson more then anything, but you did question Luv in the same way.

There are many natural competitors who actually compete naturally. But as a whole, I will agree with you...natural bodybuilding in many cases is a pretty messed up hypocritical world IMO.

Again, i didnt question luv2hurt, just pointing out that he doesnt have kids either, just like danielso, both in same situation.

And yes, bodybuilding is hypocritical  :)

so he's using benz to try to feed a desperate and burning desire to start any shit he can on the board simply for his own entertainment.

Nobody is using me nor im attacking you, but it seems some things cant be asked, so this is it, no more questions. I dont really have time for people with big egos.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Ron on November 24, 2008, 10:33:48 AM
Quote
We're still in Atlanta, chilling.  We'll be back in a couple of days and I'll post some pics.  I got some GREAT pics with Ron Avidan!


Well.. I am back from Atlanta, long trip back, and was pretty tired yesterday.

It was a pleasure meeting Lori, she is even better looking in person than her pictures! And she had a graet physique, and the judges rewarded for by putting her in the top five.

Yes, we got some great fun pictures backstage :)

Favorite one is Lift Studios on his knees kissing her feet

The way I see it is if you have more femable bodybuilders who look like Lori does (also the Beast) and less withdrawn in the face and low voices, people would not mind the sport at all, and maybe even get some sponsors. But in many shows, you always have the ones that blows peoples minds.

But this isnt the thread for that.





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: benz on November 24, 2008, 10:35:56 AM


Well.. I am back from Atlanta, long trip back, and was pretty tired yesterday.

It was a pleasure meeting Lori, she is even better looking in person than her pictures! And she had a graet physique, and the judges rewarded for by putting her in the top five.

Yes, we got some great fun pictures backstage :)

Favorite one is Lift Studios on his knees kissing her feet

The way I see it is if you have more femable bodybuilders who look like Lori does (also the Beast) and less withdrawn in the face and low voices, people would not mind the sport at all, and maybe even get some sponsors. But in many shows, you always have the ones that blows peoples minds.

But this isnt the thread for that.





feminity is needed, before the women's bodybuilding become the men's lightweight division.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 24, 2008, 02:04:18 PM

Pointing out things that you believe are a problem in someones life who you know only as a screen name is not what I would call just a friendly opinion. If someone comes to you asking then sure, but otherwise you're simply sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. If someone has a problem in their life, this is where there own family and close friends come into play, that's there job and it's there job to do so in a loving caring way...which this is neither.

How is bodybuilding hypocritical?

This was a post directed at me earlier, didn't upset me in the least. I don't see the problem with what I said, I was trying to offend anyone.

Congratulations  :)
Time to settle down and start a family  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 24, 2008, 02:07:23 PM
Do you have kids danielson?.....you know you aint getting any younger.

What makes you qualified to give Rip advice?  Especially when she told you to "mind your own buissness"  Thats right you make it your job to sweat everyones buissness.  ::)



No, no kids for me. Didn't know that being friendly on here was such a bad thing.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Arnold jr on November 24, 2008, 02:14:33 PM
This was a post directed at me earlier, didn't upset me in the least. I don't see the problem with what I said, I was trying to offend anyone.

I can't speak for Rip but look at it this way.

Some people don't want kids. I don't know if I do or not, so I could be one of those people.

Some people Can't have kids, not because of bodybuilding, they just can't have them...there are a lot of couples that fall into this category. And guess what? Half the time it's because for some reason the guy can't have kids.

Last one, it's a pretty personal issue between a couple, a private one that is between them and no one else.

OK, I'm done now


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: danielson on November 24, 2008, 02:17:07 PM
I can't speak for Rip but look at it this way.

Some people don't want kids. I don't know if I do or not, so I could be one of those people.

Some people Can't have kids, not because of bodybuilding, they just can't have them...there are a lot of couples that fall into this category. And guess what? Half the time it's because for some reason the guy can't have kids.

Last one, it's a pretty personal issue between a couple, a private one that is between them and no one else.

OK, I'm done now

I wasn't trying to offend Lori. She seems cool and I heard she and her hubby are great people. I don't think suggesting that they have some children is nearly as personal as some of the comments people make to her like "how about some more pics of your ass?" etc. But I will drop it, I meant no harm.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Overload on November 24, 2008, 02:26:49 PM
You look fucking awesome rip!

Enjoy your time off and grab a few more powerlifting records while you are at it.

Not much dieting in powerlifting! ;D

Good luck!

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on November 25, 2008, 05:48:31 AM
You look fucking awesome rip!

Enjoy your time off and grab a few more powerlifting records while you are at it.

Not much dieting in powerlifting! ;D

Good luck!

8)

X2  Rip does not talk about it , she does it!

Woman has competed in a national powerlifting event, 2 national BB shows, one of them as close to a pro show as it gets.  She has more accomplishments in a year than most have in a lifetime.

All this while working a full time job and having a nice marriage.  She has energized many people by her example and encouragement and we all owe Rip for that.

Chill Rip enjoy the offseason and thanks!  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Overload on November 25, 2008, 08:35:57 AM
X2  Rip does not talk about it , she does it!

Woman has competed in a national powerlifting event, 2 national BB shows, one of them as close to a pro show as it gets.  She has more accomplishments in a year than most have in a lifetime.

All this while working a full time job and having a nice marriage.  She has energized many people by her example and encouragement and we all owe Rip for that.

Chill Rip enjoy the offseason and thanks!  :)

I agree!

This was an amazing year for her, very inspirational IMO.

Makes me want to get back into it again.

8)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: mcwsage on November 25, 2008, 02:56:00 PM
It's not cocky at all to say that I looked the best I have ever looked... that is what I set out to do, so I accomplished my goal.  If you don't understand what bodybuilding is about, then maybe you should just not comment at all.  :)
And Quakeroats has never said anything negative to me or about me, so please get your facts straight.

I am very happy to have placed in the top 5.  After looking at the pics, all of the girls who placed 1-7 in my class looked FANTASTIC.  It was a tough show.  I had a great time at the finals, had fun doing the routine, and am excited to see the pics from last night.  Also very glad to be done and enjoying some down time now.

All in all, it was a great personal accomplishment for me.  I am satisfied with the way everything went.  My conditioning was superior to the NA's, and my midsection looked the best it ever has...and that's something I really wanted to fix after the NAs.  So again, mission accomplished, and now Rip's chillin.   8)

COACH AND CHAM - Thank you so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate it!

Hi Lori!  CONGRATULATIONS on a top 5 placing this past weekend!  What an accomplishment!!!  Your legs were so shredded....wow!  And yes, the abs looked much better this time.  Improvement - that's what this is all about, right?  Not winning a trophy - that's icing on the cake - it's bettering yourself and accomplishing those mini-goals along the way.  And it's amazing how much you improved since your last show!!!   :o  Awesome, girl!!!!  I look forward to seeing you get better and better :) :)  Congrats again!  Enjoy the off-season! :-*

xoxo
Michele W.P.




Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: boonasty on November 26, 2008, 07:20:45 AM
congratulations ripitupbaby you looked amazing.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 26, 2008, 11:38:21 AM
Thanks guys... I really appreciate all of that.  Inspiring and motivating people is very rewarding to me...that's alot of what it's all about.  So very cool.  Thanks! 

I'll post some of my favorite pics and some of my final thoughts about Nationals in another thread.  I appreciate the support and encouragement alot of you have shown me.  It's been a really intense year for me, and a very crazy personal journey to Nationals. 

I have no idea what's next for me, but I am coming out of the last 30 weeks feeling like a different person than when I went into it...in a good way.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: bthomas77 on November 27, 2008, 02:14:11 PM
hey young lady...you looked great on stage.  i just wish i was able to be there to see you in person. 



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Benny B on November 30, 2008, 06:22:42 AM
Lori is the best. I feel like we were all along for the ride.  :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: ripitupbaby on November 30, 2008, 07:12:02 AM
Thanks Bernie and Benny...you guys have been great.  It's been nice to be able to share the experience with some of you.  :)



Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Ron on December 01, 2008, 12:26:16 AM

Ah... here are some pics from backstage. It was a pleasure, and you looked great!





Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Luv2Hurt on December 01, 2008, 05:41:11 AM
Good job Ron!  Rip does look great.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: QuakerOats on December 01, 2008, 07:46:36 AM
Rip looks awesome.


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on December 01, 2008, 07:49:29 AM
Great pics!  Thanks Ron :)


Title: Re: RIPITUP'S CONTEST PREP THREAD - ONWARD TO NATIONALS!!!!!
Post by: Butterbean on December 01, 2008, 07:53:27 AM
Rip looks awesome.
Quaker Oats, would you say Isaac is a lucky man ;D