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Precontest. Contest prep. Getting ready for a show. No matter how you refer to it, the sacrifice, planning, energy, training, diet, cardio and all those other little details that result in your favorite bodybuilding stars showing up onstage in shredded, full, muscular condition is the toughest challenge any bodybuilder can take on. Musclemag decided to sit down with six IFBB pros to do a roundtable discussion on their views and strategies for successfully getting ready to do battle. Take a look at what they had to say and see how

www.IdriseWard-El.com About Idrise Major Titles: 2002 N.P.C. USA Bodybuilding Championships, Super Heavyweight and Overall Champion Birthdate: November 27, 1965 Height: 5-11 Contest Weight: 257 Off Season Weight: 285 Starts preparing for a contest 14 weeks out When Idrise Ward El stepped onstage at the 2002 USA Bodybuilding Championships with the rest of the Super Heavyweight Class, it wasn’t hard to see that he would have little problem capturing the class and gaining entry to the IFBB. Idrise had nailed his condition right on the money. He was grainy and separated from every angle while carrying a full 254 pounds on stage. Idrise