Five Back Stage Bodybuilding Mishaps to Avoid
You have dieted for over twenty weeks. You’re now just hours away from stepping on stage. Instead of exhilaration, you get a sinking feeling. You realize you are running low on food and your veins are fading. You rummage through your bag for that last rice cake and slam it down. Time is running out. You rush to get glazed up and try pumping up for the stage. But the pump has forsaken you and your glaze looks drier than a desert. All the hard work and sacrifice was for nothing. Learn More >
My Competition History
Those of you who have competed before know the grind of the process isn’t easy, especially if you have a full time job and family responsibilities. You go through months of constant hunger, food cravings, low energy, and mood swings. You have to train as hard as you possibly can every set every day. When you’re running on fumes with no energy in the tank, you have to make yourself trudge through cardio sessions. And you have to make sure to rest as much as possible so that you can recover and do it all over again the next day. All of this work is worth it if it brings you closer to your goals. Learn More >
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You can draw many parallels between bodybuilding and real life. Training in a gym—and everything that comes with it—has much to teach you about operating on a personal level. Derek Lunsford shares his thoughts on how intertwined bodybuilding and life really are in his his latest article.
Post Contest Back Training for Width
For weeks leading up to a bodybuilding show most competitors are already thinking about the off-season. Beyond fantasizing about donuts and pizza, we are also planning what needs improvement once off-season starts. Hitting the stage is a perfect way to really gain some perspective on where you stand. Coming out of my last contest, the Dallas Europa, I had my weaknesses on my mind. This last show came down to the details and those lost details ended up pushing me down to 5th place. I know, going forward, that I need to be complete without a single glaring weakness. Learn More >