Lifestyle Cycles VS. Contest Prep

Kai Palikiko           Apr.  29, 2020

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Now the main reason why people are really getting confused is that's the only thing they see on media, either on Instagram or on YouTube. That's the only thing they see, they see a person who's been prepping, starving themselves, going through those dry [jumps] and insomnia, just for that particular day. Now in their minds, they think they wake up feeling good, feeling awesome all year round to where that is not the case at all.

And most people get confused thinking that those people who look good, they think they look like that all year round, to which they do not at all, they're literally hitting their peak just for that video, just for that day.

What's going on brother? My name is Kai and we're just gonna dive right into this. So I need to make this entire thing a clear distinction between lifestyle cycle, which is exactly what I'm doing, versus contest prepping. Lifestyle cycle is exactly what I'm doing here, the main point of me doing it as a lifestyle cycle is I want to be comfortable and having fun the entire time.

And when it comes to results that I'm getting, either bulking or cutting, it's a gradual progression the entire time. That's the whole point of doing that at all, to avoid the bad sides that I don't want, but at the same exact time getting the benefits out of it as well. Now when it comes to contest prepping, though, the difference of that is, the results aren't absolutely a lot more drastic.

Meaning that you're going to see my physique blow up when it comes to bulking, but at the same exact time getting shredded and getting peeled for that one particular contest or event. 

Now the bad sides that comes with it though, is it's not comfortable, it's not fun, the bad sides really gums with all those things that I'm going to be using, especially when it comes to these compounds. That is the difference between both, lifestyle, it's a lot more fun, it's a lot more comfortable, but the results that I get out of it, it's a lot more gradual the entire time.

Compared to say contest prepping where the results that I get, it's a lot more drastic, but yet the sides are definitely going to come to where I know for sure the sides are coming, there's nothing I could do about it, I just have to learn to accept it.

When it comes to the actual image of it, the aesthetics of it, even though it's a bulking agent, it doesn't aromatize, but I'll get to that in a minute when it comes to the post cycle therapy stuff, it doesn't aromatize.

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Now when it comes to contest prepping cycles, there are certain compounds that I just refuse to use as lifestyle cycle. For example, I just did a video about it, when it comes to Winstrol and Clenbuterol, for example.

These are the type of contest prep compounds I would just never use at all when it comes to lifestyle cycle. Unless of course, I'm actually getting ready for a contest or an event, I'm trying to look good for for just that one particular day.

Now I'm just gonna rattle off a couple of compounds out there, Clenbuterol, T3, Winstrol, Insulin, and also of course, water depletion, to where I'm literally pulling the water out of my system. I can't do that for a lifestyle. Why? Because it's just not possible or else I'll be keeling over right now because I would need water. 

These are the things that comes with a contest prep. The other part of it as well, the sides, the sides that come with these type of compounds. These sides, I cannot just move out of the way, I can't take something out of it to negate it, I can't take a supplement, there is no procedure, the insomnia that comes with it, the aggression that comes with that as well. 

Being uncomfortable the entire time, having to go through all these bad sides to where I just know for sure there is no cure out of it. I just have to completely accept it like the dry joints that I get out of Winstrol as well. The main reason why I'm making a clear distinction is because people are getting confused. They're not all the same.

A cutting cycle for a lifestyle and a cutting cycle for a contest prep is two completely separate things. When it comes to contest prep, I'm literally only doing it for a small frame of time for that year. I cannot live in there. Why? Because I don't want to have insomnia 12 months out of the year. I don't want to have brittle dry joints for an entire year. 

I'm only doing it for a particular event, for that one particular day. For a lifestyle, I cannot do that at all. One of the examples that I really love to use because I've been binge watching Netflix, like you guys, The Witcher, for example, Henry Cavill. If you don't know who that is, that's Superman, that's one of the guys in Fallout Mission Impossible. 

Freakin good looking guy, looking awesome. Now, there's this one scene in The Witcher two where he needed to look good just for a 10 second clip, 10 seconds, 10 seconds. He prepped, there was an interview about it, for that 10 second clip of him sitting there in this bathtub with lights behind him, just to make him look good, he literally focused about two or three months, two or three months to where starving himself.

He cannot think, he's not doing anything else, but just to look good for that small 10 second moment to where he looks phenomenal, je looks phenomenal. That's what contest prepping is. He's not living that type of lifestyle to where he looks peeled, he looks shredded, he looks water depleted, to where he looks absolutely phenomenal.

Nobody can live like that for an entire year. He literally just contest prep for that bathtub scene for The Witcher, really know the difference between lifestyle and contest prepping. Now what if you didn't have to do that? What if you didn't have to look good just for 10 seconds. What if you're able to do this for a lifestyle to where you're not looking peeled or shredded. 

But yet at the same time, I don't have to go through the insomnia, I didn't have to go through starving myself, I didn't have to go to the point to where I am literally not drinking any water to water deplete myself, to where I am comfortable the entire time for the entire year to where no, I'm not looking as good as Henry Cavell for 10 seconds. I'm able to look decent and respectable for an entire year instead.

That's what lifestyle cycling is to where I'm comfortable, I'm having fun, I'm able to think, I'm able to do more fun stuff to where I still look respectable and look good, but yet not to the point to where I'm literally starving myself, going through dry joints, water depletion and all that bad sides that I just do not want. Now are my results gonna be as drastic as Henrik Cavell's 10 second bathtub scene? 

No, of course not, of course, because that's not what my focus is. My focus is not to look good for 10 seconds. My focus is to look respectable, and to look decent for a longer period of time, not just for 10 seconds in a bathroom. And I also have other shit to do, I have other responsibilities.

Now there's nothing wrong with contest prepping. I did that, I did that for MMA, jujitsu or of course competing in NPC. There's nothing wrong with that at all. But at the same time, I can't be bitching and whining either about dry joints or insomnia because here's the thing, man, these certain compounds that I have to use in order for me to be relevant in these competitions. 

Because I can't go into competition thinking, I'm gonna be comfortable, I'm going to be feeling good. No, ask any wrestlers, right now, the guys who did wrestling in high school or in college, guys right now who did water depletion for their MMA weight zone - did you had fun water depleting? Did you felt good sitting in that sauna with your sauna suit, just pulling all that water away? 

No, you didn't. And I'm sure you really didn't feel good when you're trying to push open that door, but your workout partner is pushing you to stay in there. No, that didn't feel good, did it? It felt like death, it felt like you're dying, it felt like you needed to drink more water but your coaches are telling you no. And then you think you're done? 

Nope, you're now forced into a bathtub to where they're putting on [Epsom] salt and alcohol and all that in there and thinking, you know what, maybe I could sneak in and sip some of that water. I don't give a shit it's full of salt, because that's how desperate I was. That's the type of mentality and mindset that comes with contest prepping. It's not fun at all. Now, of course, I'm willing to go through that. Why?

Because I'm about to step on stage. I'm about to compete with other frickin monsters out there who's willing to take my head off by frickin flying our bars and triangles or getting ready for an NPC show, and I need to look good. I'm not gonna go up on stage and embarrass myself either. So that's why I have that mentality of getting it done. I don't care how terrible I feel, I am going to get that job done, to get down to 6% to 7% body fat. 

That's what contest prep comes with. So distinction is there are two different goals, massive goals. So between both I just need to ask myself which pathway do I want, do I want to live this as a lifestyle, feel good the entire time and have respectable physique or do I want to peak in certain moments of the year, because I just cannot do both. 

I literally can't. I can't keep water depleting the entire year round, I have to choose which pathway and I have to stick to that. I cannot literally split myself in half. I am either going in the route of lifestyle or I'm going in the route of contest prepping. Now as for myself, if it's not obvious by now, I am doing this for a lifestyle.

So the type of results I'm gonna get, it's not drastic. I'm trying to slowly peek into my bulk, I'm trying to slowly peek into my cutting cycle, so that's why you're never going to see oh my God, holy crap, when did you do the cycle, or holy God, you look shredded out of nowhere. It's always going to be a more of a gradual type of results because I'm not contest prepping. I don't have a certain event. I don't have a certain grappling match that I have to get ready for. 

The type of lifestyle that get out of it though - I'm comfortable, I'm having fun. I get to hang out, I have my social responsibilities. I get to do these type of things, I have to think for these type of videos. If I'm contest prepping, do you know what type personality you get out of me guys? Hey guys, this is Kai, you know, Gear and stuff. 

?Yeah, just take DBol, whatever, Deca I don't know. That's what you get out of that. If you want contest prep out of me, that type of content is what you're gonna get. Oh, Winstrol and Clen bro, that's it, email, something I don't know. And then I'm going to fucking sleep. That's it. I would eat, I would train, I would sleep. That would be my life, that's it. That's the terrible side.

But the highlights of that though, was, oh my freaking God, I look good for that one particular event. So that's just it man, that's the type of thing that I really want everybody to fully understand. That's pretty much what it is. There's nothing wrong with either or, we just have to know which pathway we want and understand the type of things that we see in social media. What type of path that person is taking? Is he doing it for a lifestyle? Or is he contest prepping? 

Anyways, if you do have any questions about anything we talked about, the link to my email is right below this video. You click on that it's going to take you to a site, your name, your email, any questions you have for me, and I'm literally gonna read it myself into my proton mail, I would absolutely be responding as well. Out, take care.



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