What it is: I was thinking of having Biggest Loser type thing on SRK. Whether your goal be to lose weight, gain muscle mass, or just get healthier, you should consider participating. I have started a social group to keep track of our progress, you can find it here http://forums.shoryuken.com/group.php?groupid=162
Basically, you will take before and after pics of yourself and then we (SRK) will vote on who has transformed their body the most.
Prize: None as of yet. Pride maybe? We had prizes lined up for last year, but in the end it wasn’t even about the prizes so it didn’t matter. Do it to beast on other members. I know that AkumaTX says he’ll hook the winner up with a subscription to Muscle and Fitness and Runners World, so there might be a little something for the winner.
Rules: Those who are interested should post up pics of themselves, but is not mandatory, in shorts or boxers (no homo) with multiple angles, flexing or not, whatever you want. They should be submitted by November 19th, 2010 at the latest. Then 3 months later take pics again. The challenge will finish on February 19th, 2010.
The pics must be current and at least one pic is to be taken holding a sign or piece of paper with your SRK handle and the date. Upon starting, I recommend you post up your height, weight, body fat percentage (if you can get it) Check local university health centers, they should do it for free if you’re a student, or check any gym and ask them if they can measure your BF %.
Alcohol: There’s been a few posts regarding alcohol and the use of supplements. Basically, its up to you. If you like to drink on the weekend or once in a while, I would not recommend depriving yourself of things you love to do, as it will ultimately kill your training routine. You need to have fun and still enjoy things within reason. If you love eating all you can eat buffets, then you would have to do a lot more exercise than most to work it off. This is not necessarily a competition, but more of a group of people who want to get back in shape and feel better about themselves. So if you have to have a drink, have one. If you’re going to feel guilty after, then decide if its worth it. Supplements are up to you as well.
Pics: Last year there was a thread in a different part of this forum for all the pictures. It was hard to keep track of everyone, and some people would ask questions in the other thread and not get them answered, as very few people posted there. For this year I recommend you upload your pictures to **Photobucket** or Imageshack and post them here. I would go as far as posting them in your signature. I will try to keep track of them all in this post and I’ll update it with your links when you post them.
I think something like this will help motivate those who are unhappy about their weight or appearance. Also, knowing that some fellow SRKers are going through the same hardships of diet and exercise will help keep you on track. I know a lot of people on here game, and along with gaming does not come exercise (unless its DDR or something), which in then turns into getting out of shape.
The challenge does not start until Nov 19th. This should give you time to prepare in terms of, workout clothes, workout routine, before pics, body stats, grocery shopping, supplements, etc. I guarantee you guys, if you stick with it, by the spring/summer, people will be saying/noticing a change.
Don’t be discouraged if you are extremely out of shape. This is to help those who are sick of being out of shape and want to do something about it. This is not a “who has the nicest abs” competition. So if you saw this thread and thought about doing it, don’t get discouraged, do it!
The contest is not just about losing weight, it’s transformation, meaning, you can be skinny and try to gain muscle, or be fat and try to lose fat. It’s the transformation that matters.
Good luck guys, lets do this!