Category: Contest Prep

Temperance and the Post Contest Rebound

One of the most commonly followed, time honoured traditions is the post-contest assault on food commonly known as “The Binge”. The rubber band of huger and deprivation that has been stretched to its limit by many competitors for three months or more is released, snapping back in an obscene level of fury in the direction…

Tuesday – Primary Back

The extreme headaches and lethargy settled down today. It’s been an awful past week and the searing 35+ degree days haven’t helped much with being able to achieve restorative sleep at night either. Cutting water on Sunday, although it felt very easy to do despite the hot day on Sunday, obviously took its toll physically more than…

Saturday – 7 days Out – Shoulders, Posing, Chest Pump – Arnold Classic 2016 Predictions

Been so wrapped up in my own prep that I forgot about this weekend’s Arnold Classic in Colombus, Ohio. I was happy to see Hitetada win the 212 Division as I don’t like Jose Raymond’s physique and think the guy’s a little too cocky and overconfident. There was some consternation in some camps regarding Hitetada’s…

Friday – 8 Days Out – Back Pump – Competition and Relationships: An Incompatible Mix?

One of the hardest things for me to wrap my head about competing in bodybuilding, is how people maintain social relationships, particularly with girlfriends and especially those with families. Competing requires a level of dedication that exceeds any level of selfishness I could ever contemplate. I’ve been driven to achieve goals in other areas of my life…