THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DOING A COMP
BEFORE competing I think it is important to be competent in the following points or at least consider where you sit within them.
Have you been able to consistently keep a training schedule of 5x per wk for at least 12 months straight? Have you seen progression within your training during in this time? Can you confidently execute most exercises with good technique and train with intensity?
Have you been able to consistently track your nutrition on your own? Have you felt in control of your caloric intake? have you been able to flexible diet and create your own meal plans that seem to work for you? Have you been able to confidently balance eating nutritiously and eating out without having a mental breakdown over calories etc? Have you adequately built your calories up to a suplus? Have you been ok with putting on weight?
Do you have long term goals for your body rather than just fatloss? Do you have performance goals you can focus on hitting to drive your training and give it more purpose? Have you accepted your base shape? What do you expect to get out of competing?
Can you consistently be aware of your mindset, pull yourself out of negative talk and thinking and flip it to positive self talk? Do you believe in yourself? Is your mindset a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Can you adapt and be flexible to change? how do you cope with change and stress? Are you aware if your strengths and weaknesses? Are you strong enough to handle not winning or placing? °
Do you structure your day around good habits? When things dont go your way are you able to handle that or do you throw in the towel? Do you self sabotage? Do you drink and if so can you handle it and just have a few, or... do you have way too many and then lose sight of your goals and plans for the next wk? Do you have a consistent bedtime/wake up routine?
I believe you will run into problems during comp prep if you lack competency in the above. Coaches need to be ticking these off with their clients before chucking them into a prep.
LEAN... BUT AT WHAT COST?
Left pic - august 2018
Weight training 6x per wk
Hiit 3x per wk
Steps 20,000 per day
Calories 15/ 1600cals per day
Meal prepping no eating out, super clean
Still personal training full time
Right pic- now
Weight training 4-5 days per wk
Steps 12-15,000 only because I walk to work and back twice per day
Calories 2000 ish
Personal training full time
I find alot of people dont actually realise how much time and effort it takes to get lean, if it is not natural for your body to have lower fat %. It does cost alot. Alot of time, alot of sacrifice, alot of hard work and most of all a great amount of consistency over a loooong period of time.
If that is not something you are willing to do, then perhaps it's time for you to set a more realistic goal for yourself, something that is better suited to your lifestyle. Enjoying life is key💗
#lean#fatloss#shred#fitgirls#goals#sacrifice discipline #fitnessmotivation
Loved sight seeing in Istanbul. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia were beautiful. °
Last night we had traditional Turkish baths. 10min hot room in a marble room from ceiling to floor, followed by head to toe full body exfoliation, bubble bath in which they actually pour bubbles over your entire body and then a full body massage with the bubbles on. °
It was by one of the best things I have done so far in my travels! @cagalogluhamam is where we did this. Be sure to go by next time you're in Istanbul! AMAZING!💗💗💗