One of the rare sightings in prep where I actually look like I lifted (after a refeed of course😂) Going to use it as a medium to tell you what’s on my mind lately!
A lot of positives have come into my life since ending my first season. Not taking the hit of the common “post-show blues”, rather the opposite, I think, is due to a few reasons:
I use the gym as an outlet; to perform my best.
To track work, improve.
My physique will always be a constant work in progress. And while others might strive for an end goal - I find peace in knowing the work never truly ends.
Why am I content with that?
I’m in love with the process - not a show date.
I train because it makes me happy. I don’t view going to the gym as, “Okay! Time for bigger hamstrings. They need to pop on stage 11.25.20.” *glares in mirror after a set*
I don’t need to train for vanity’s sake.
Is it nice to think of those reasons at times? Of course! At the end of the day, I am a PHYSIQUE pro, lol!
However, if those are your only motivations - you are going to end up burning out / losing interest.
They’re great for the short term. But once you have a few years on you - new muscles aren’t going to be popping up so often. Show days fly by.
So what keeps a long term bodybuilder consistent in their work?
Personally speaking, enjoyment. Why do something daily you hate?!?
Find what fires you up. All of the sudden, you’ll be that much better at it - without even realizing. You get so lost in the work, the outcome just serves as a reflection.❤️