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Author Topic: Advice for Guys Wanting To Get Into Shape for The Mr Getbig Title  (Read 1787 times)
canyoufeeltheforce
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« on: July 15, 2006, 08:19:08 AM »

I am sure there are others out there who would love to compete in the GetBig Competition but .....
The clock is ticking . Time is running out fast .

I want to enter the show but I need some advice .

I have already had plenty of advice from the guys at my gym by pretending that I am going on a Jamican holiday in late September .However all the advice involves copious amounts of BB drugs .
No disrespect to others but I am not want to go down that path .
Now I can't even handle Ephedrine so what advice apart from don't do it can you guys give me for getting into shape for this show .

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 03:11:51 PM »

can u extend it to october? maybe olympia weekend.....if u dont i might get desperate and resort to copius amounts of roids.....and ull be solely to blame....how could u live with that huh?...huh?!

hehehe nah its all good just dont expect abs from me  Tongue

Wish I knew about it sooner dammit
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The Luke
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 09:29:17 PM »

Lots of people have dropped out of this contest because they couldn't get in shape in time... that's why I had intended to have the submission date 4-6 months from now (back when I was running the contest), but alas I had more pressing matters to attend to...

http://www.phillipswi.com/bee/index.php?sect_rank=1&story_id=205864

...Oliver and 240 couldn't wait till I finished off my monster hunting (worried it would fizzle out) and they got the ball rolling without me. But they seem to be doing well, lots of sponsorship but some very confused rules and regulations... hopefully it doesn't turn into a photoshop-fest. I had intended to edit the contest together into an actual web-broadcastable/downloadable video... with a prejudging and nightshow just like a live contest by having the competitors submit 10 second videos of themselves doing each mandatory and a 60-90 second posing routine... but the guys are running the show now and they can keep it photos if they want to.

Canyoufeeltheforce and Tier... I feel your pain.

The Luke
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Oliver Klaushof
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2006, 04:09:25 PM »

We're doing EXTREMELY well actually.

The rules are clear and simple. Posted on the G/O page.

The winners will be required to submit a large photo for examination to collect their prize.

Please don't badmouth what we are trying to do.

Sean Ray and Lee Priest judging.

Over 2600 dollars in prizes all the way down to 5th place, with only 12 or so competitors thus far.

I've put up 350 dollars of my own money, and my time.

www.mrgetbig.com

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=83560.0

This contest survives off momentum, and it will go on as scheduled.

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The Luke
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006, 06:37:14 PM »

Not badmouthing Oliver, I'm truly thrilled by how well you guys are doing... just there are a few things you've got wrong (as was to be expected, every first time promoter makes mistakes). They're all correctable so all is not lost, I just think you'd be better taking six months to do this... and here's why:

-the short timescale has eliminated too many eager contestants; you have 12 competitors... I had 40+

-the one month membership requirement means a lurker from some other board will win each class, lots of people are complaining about this already... and I'd hazard a guess that some of the competitors will feel justified in dropping out because of this. I had made May 28 2006 the entry requirement because that was the date of Adonis' original challenge which grew into this contest idea... seems only fair, Adonis was challenging fellow GetBig members, not possible future members

-supplying pics instead of video means most if not every contestant will be photoshoped, and that's before Frozzor enters with Ron Coleman's pics... and others start googling pics

-I had intended requiring video submissions and cutting the show together into a downloadable/broadcastable format so we could all watch it... with free posing round and live scoreboard just like a pro show should be done... maybe throw it on the FitShow and have the favourites video some workout footage for regular teaser updates leading into the show

-the prizes include a Rusty Jeffers DVD for the best poser, commendable... but there won't be a free posing round so how will you judge?

-the prizes are great... in just a couple of weeks you guys have gathered thousands of dollars worth of prizes-great job!!
Why do you think you need to hurry the contest? You've generated all this interest in three weeks... that indicates the success of the formula... let it GROW!The prize purse will only grow along with the contestant number if you let it build... I guarantee that if you have the contest in two months you'll get lots of sponsors contacting you in the weeks and months after the show looking to supply prizes... they won't think of contributing those prizes to NEXT YEARS show if the execution of this contest is botched or amateurish, which is a real possibility when these things are rushed... So what's the rush?

-Why not extend this contest to other boards? Some are already complaining that Mayhem members might enter... two separate classes (GetBig and Mayhem) would eliminate this and turn the show into something comparable to a pro show in terms of purses.

-spread the prizes more equitably... we're always bitching about how badly the pros are treated yet our own contest has the same prize disparity and the same steep remuneration curve

-organise a drug test for the Natural winner (or top 3), a sponsor will gladly pay for this... the honour system is pretty redundant when prizes are on the line... especially when most of the prizes go to first place



These are all things that I had considered and addressed, I understand you are running the show now Oliver... I'm not trying to usurp anyone, that's why I wrote you and 240 that extensive pm with all my thoughts on show format, rules, guidelines, classes etc etc for you to use as you see fit. I'm not berating anyone, I've been involved in the promotional/organisational side of the Irish bodybuilding scene and understand the steep learning curve involved... it's not for the faint hearted.

Again, congrats on what you've accomplished... my comments were more geared towards encouraging you guys to THINK BIGGER!! You've organised all of this in just a couple of weeks... I've no doubt you could easily make this a major event if you took say...even, four months instead of two... you've already proven you can do it!!

Why not go for it?

Realise the dream... a fan coup within the IFBB!! Take over bodybuilding!!

Good luck guys, and remember... I'm here to help if you need me for anything.

The Luke
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Bluto
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 05:09:06 AM »

did they fuck you over by not waiting 2 weeks for your return from your trip?
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006, 07:26:42 AM »

Since when didn't The Luke run this contest?

YIP
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The Luke
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2006, 09:53:10 AM »

did they f**k you over by not waiting 2 weeks for your return from your trip?

Not at all... I was gone for 7 weeks...

http://www.phillipswi.com/bee/index.php?sect_rank=1&story_id=205864

http://wpr.org/news/bigfoot.cfm


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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006, 10:17:34 AM »

no offense Luke, but 240 and Ollie are doing great thus far(except for Fatcasm judging), the prizes are great and the buzz is helping the site. Sucks you were gone, but they took the ball and are running real well with it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2006, 03:59:22 PM »

I would love an extended date but it is for my own selfish reasons(coming off 6 month layoff(ie. lazy)).
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