#243: Valentin Tambosi – Time Frames for Natural Bodybuilders

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Valentin Tambosi

Valentin is a pro natural bodybuilder and coach based in Vienna, Austria. He has been working as a personal trainer and physique coach for several years. As an athlete he is a professional natural bodybuilder with the IPE. Valentin is also a speaker at Intelligent Strength for their Strength Coach program.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Ideal body composition at the start of a contest prep
  • Recommended length of contest prep for natural athletes
  • How competition frequency should change with experience level
  • Off-season length and building in mini-cuts
  • Strategic use of diet breaks during prep
  • Understanding conditioning: how lean is “lean enough”?
  • Weekly refeeds: setting the correct duration
  • Peak week carbohydrate intake: front-loading vs. back-loading, and other considerations

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