Is this your biggest fear when it comes to competing?
Recently, I asked nearly 400 would-be physique and fitness model competitors to tell me their biggest fear when it comes to competing.
Not surprisingly, more than 90% of the responses that came back were:
“What if I trip over?”;
“What if I stuff up my routine?”;
"When I first signed up with you, I felt very lost."
"I even wondered if I was wasting my money. But I stuck it out, and later I learnt that for the longest time, you had simply been observing me."
Sometimes I wonder if I'm the worst PT on earth.
I'm quite well known for giving very little feedback. Especially in the beginning. And while some trainers are
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY CHEESES ME OFF? Body builders and fitness models who say things like:
"Oh I feel fat and gross today, I'm a bit soft here or there, this is a bit jiggly, I didn't have a great session in the gym today, I missed a meal, I had less sleep last night, I'm trying to get to X percent body fat, I've upped my carbs, changed my macros, bla bla bla listen to me and how fixat
You might not say it out loud, but if you have ever competed in a fitness model or physique competition before, then at some stage you have probably had similar thoughts to Girl #1 above.
Your first competition is a twisted, crazy experience.
Nerve-wracking, exhilarating, terrifying, and incredibly rewarding. You probably weren't exactly where you wanted to be yet, but
"You have a great personality and lots of friends. Would you like to make a six-figure income selling weight loss products?"
"No thank you. I'm already in the business of selling common sense."
Am I missing something here?
People have managed to get lean and healthy since before weight loss products were invented.
So why is everyone relying on weight loss prod
When a girl rings me up, frustrated and desperate, tears welling up in her eyes and she tells me that she needs my help...
💔 She tells me she's doing 3x the amount of exercise that I'm doing;
💔 She's eating 1/2 the amount of food that I'm eating;
💔 She's moody, irritable and grouchy all the time; and most of all...
💔 She's pissed off that she's been working her but
Yep, I've made the decision not to compete this year.
And no, it wasn't a tough decision.
Being a business owner and (as much as I hate this word) a coach myself, my plate has been overflowing the year. I know when I've taken on a little bit too much because my eyelid starts twitching (lol).
Anyway, I had to ask myself if I should go ahead with the competition this
Congratulations to Jayson Groenewald for winning both the INBA Gippsland and the INBA Melbourne championships!
Jayse won both the Open Fitness Model category at the INBA Gippsland show on 9 April 2016 and the INBA Melbourne Championships on Sunday 17 April 2016.
He has been invited to compete in the INBA Southern Cross titles on Saturday 29 April 2016, where he will get a chan