YOU AREN’T THE SAME PERSON ON PREP AS YOU ARE IN YOUR IMPROVEMENT SEASON!
THE BIGGEST thing I’ve learned that separates a SUCCESSFUL improvement season from a rebound season is INTENTION. I’ve done 6 shows & about 5 FULL ‘off’ seasons, some of which I fell flat on my face w/, some where I frikkin killed it w/ building, feeling amazing about myself, & being healthy! Here’s the deal, wanting to fit in a box, follow a plan perfectly, & act like you did on prep bc that’s what you know & have been doing for months, JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!
On prep, there’s an end date, we can see our body chiseling & we continuously envision revealing our build, we’re REQUIRED to be 110%, otherwise it isn’t worth it. But, when we’re in our improvement season, we look at things differently & our life goals change. If we act like we do on prep, growth becomes limited.
If you’re always restricting yourself, trying to stay as lean as possible, & therefore RARELY increasing your food, decreasing your cardio, lowering your stress levels or chasing other goals, how can you develop the muscle, metabolism, & MINDSET required to rock your next show/ take it to the next level?
For Example, Food; we have it, it’s there for us to enjoy, but then we think, “I can’t have too much bc then I’ll blow up, or I can’t increase my calories bc then I’ll be dying next prep if I gain, or I have to do more cardio bc I ate a little extra today.” We know we want/need to eat more food to grow & build & we crave more freedom.
But then we get uncomfortable w/ what’s required for the growth we know we need to improve; Questioning ourselves the moment we don’t look as lean as we did on stage, in peak week or when we see other competitors online only 3lbs up from stage weight, making you think that the 10 pounds you gained means you need to do another cut & ‘start over’ so you can ‘be competitive’. But, your story, goals, journey, body, needs, & struggles AREN’T THEIRS!
That’s why INTENTION IS EVERYTHING, set a new one; WHAT IS MY INTENTION FOR THIS IMPROVEMENT SEASON FOR MY PHYSIQUE, MIND, & PERSONAL LIFE TO FLOURISH WHILE MEETING MY NEW GOALS DURING THIS TIME OF MY LIFE?
Stay Tuned, Tomorrow we will discuss finding YOUR balance