Hey guys hows it goin? So this year my friends have convinced me that i should go to Youmacon with them. you know. one of those anime/comic/videogame convention things. Anyway i figured since 'im going i might as well do it up and cosplay as well. I was going through some ideas and I settled on this http://matteomazzali.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/asura_-0000.jpg
(yes i realize this is a videogame) so this is Asura from the game Asura's Wrath and I really liked the game and what not and i figured if im gonna cosplay anyone, i would do him thing is, just want to have the body art or hair, i want to have the same physical condition. So from viewing the picture, you guys can obviously tell Asura is pretty big and strong and I fully realize that I may not get the look exactly i really just want to get as close as i can to the same shape and condition as possible in the short amount of months that i have.
I have already been going to the gym steadily but I can already tell this is going to take more than the strength training I've been doing. from the looks of it Im going to have to put on some weight and muscle too. Getting in the same cardio condition isnt going to be difficult for me. In fact i already know exactly what i'm going to do in that respect. However weight lifting and dieting are still things I'm learning and thats why I decided to make this thread. SO if i want any real hep i might as well tell you guys what Ive been doing so far and my weight and such.
My current weight right now is 191 and im 100% positive that most of it is water weight considering i don't eat very much throughout the day.
I workout with my best friend on mondays, wednesdays, and fridays and our workout consists of beginner strength training workout involving Bench Press, Chest Press, Squats, Deadlifts, Chin/Pull Ups and Rows. All of the cardio i do, I do on my own though.
I dont know how much help I'lll get here but Ive been on the forums for a long time and I trust Chris, Steve and Joe's opinions as well as Alec and the others. I'd be happy to post pics and stuff and any help, advice, encouragement you guys give will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to know what workouts I should be doing to help me buk up a bit and ill post in the DIet section for food advice. Thanks in advance everyone.