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What in the world were you thinking? Do you really want to spend twelve weeks starving yourself and going through every mental twist and turn of pre contest prep for your first bodybuilding competition? The only reward being to get a pat on the back or a silly little trophy?
Do you think you can deal with being lighter than all the other gym rats for twelve weeks as you watch your training poundage’s drop to pencil neck proportions? Great! Me too! Who knows why we do it? There is a ton of work involved and very little reward, financially. But here is the kicker, winning feels like a million bucks. To be the best is a great feeling, actually, I think it’s the driving force of man!
So what do you think? Are you ready? If so, get pumped! Once you fill out that registration form its all heart and soul from that moment on. If you think you’re digging deep now, just wait until you know you’ll be up on stage in your underwear for all to see. Everyone at your gym is going to ask how you did when it’s over. Saying “I got first place,” is a lot more fun than explaining away a failure!
Competing in a bodybuilding contest is the best way to take your physique up to the next level and to get in the best possible shape you’ve ever been in. It’s really great if your contest is close to summer by the way because beaches rock for bodybuilders!
Once you learn how to prepare for a bodybuilding competition and step on stage, you can call yourself a competitive bodybuilder. That’s a pretty cool thing.
What an adventure into the unknown learning how to prepare for a bodybuilding competition can be! This is definitely a self-test into your true strengths and weaknesses. This experience will teach you more about your body and personality than most people will ever get to know. It is definitely difficult but also rewarding. This is one of those things in life where the harder and smarter you work, the better your results. Work hard and everyone will see it. Things will be different after you finish your contest because you’ll appreciate your little freedoms more! The little things in life hold more joy because we always desire what we cannot have, and boy are there lots of things that you cant have while dieting for a show.
The other side of the coin is your training. You will get to see rapid changes in your body and the way it reacts to different techniques in training and diet. This in itself is exciting for the true bodybuilder. People will come up and mention your massive change in appearance and pat you on the back, and it feels great! You do a lot of time thinking and being self-reflective because the increased training time wears you down . That’s when I came into the idea of writing this book on how to prepare for a bodybuilding competition.
The worst part of dieting for me was the uncertain times. The thought that all my effort and depravation was for nothing or if I was using the correct approach.
It’s easy to lose your focus and end up hopping from one method to another because there are so many theories on how to prepare for a bodybuilding competition. When you do this, the body never adjusts and you end up confused and nothing at all works for you. The whole situation is a lot smoother once you trust an approach and once you know that every chunk of effort and self-sacrifice is going to make you better and better in the end.
Simple is better. Less things to go wrong and it’s easier to focus on what DOES need to be done.
What I want to do for you in these pages is give you a solid and practiced method to follow from the beginning to the end, right from the horses’ mouth.
What I tell you to do through this book is exactly what I did when I stepped on stage. There are many tricks and false practices that may make you look better, but then again maybe you try them and end up blowing 12 weeks of hard work!
Follow my advice the first time, and you will make a solid showing, something to be proud of. After you have built your confidence doing your first bodybuilding competition preparation, feel free to try out the advice of a “Guru” if you want. I can only speak for what I did myself to win my weight class.
The world is full of people trying to reinvent the wheel and make a name for themselves. What I show you is real, solid and is guaranteed to bring you into the show in the best shape of your life. Some of what I tell you is not backed in science, but it is backed up by real world experience. Remember, until the mid 80’s scientists said that steroids don’t work. I think that the average gym rat could have told them the 411 on that! So put your head down and charge into the next couple of months with determination and grit and lets see what your years of effort have produced.
How To Prepare For A Bodybuilding Competition – The Book
Bodybuilding Competition Preparation: How I Won My Second Bodybuilding Contest is the book I wrote after losing my first bodybuilding competition and not even coming back for the evening show. This manual is the written record, step-by-step of everything I learned and used to win my second bodybuilding contest. The bodybuilding contest was the ABBA Southern Alberta Light Heavyweight title bodybuilding competition. There is no drug information in this book and is applicable for natural bodybuilding.
Here is what you will learn:
Part I: Getting Ready To Compete, The Timing & Prep Work
Time Frames Needed
Routines, Cardio Guidelines & Weights
Motivation And Sticking to Your Plan
Part II: At The Show
Posing, Lighting and Attitude
Tips and Tricks to Make Things Smoother
Contest Packing Check List
Part III: Post-Contest
What to Do After the Contest
Take Advantage Now To Gain Muscle Size
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