The life of a competitor can be a lonely one. It involves a lot of cardio, food preparation and weight training. How you approach it is how it will be. If you isolate yourself, loneliness is going to set in fast. Be sure to keep your life as normal as possible. We are going to examine what the life of a competitor is typically like. This is not the life of anyone in particular.
The alarm goes off at 4:30 am. Our friend gets out of bed and pulls on his gym clothes. He heads to the gym. Once safely inside the gym our friend gets on the stepmill machine and begins his morning fasted cardio. This is a process that many bodybuilders adhere to because they believe fasted cardio burns more fat. Our friend will likely put in a 45 minute session.
Getting Ready for the Day
Our friend finishes up the cardio session and showers. He gets ready for the day by getting dressed. Our friend will now eat his first meal. This is extremely important.
Eating for the Stage
There are so many methods of eating, but our friend will be carb cycling to remove as much body fat as possible. He will have prepared his meals ahead of time. Most competitors have some sort of cooler bag they bring with them that contains all their food for that day. This insures that they are properly nourishing their body.
Afternoon Weight Session
At some point our friend will go back to the gym to complete an intense weight training session. He will use a body part split so that he can work the muscle extra hard. This is an extremely focused session aimed at sculpting the muscles.
Evening Cardio Session
Because our friend is getting close to stepping on stage he will complete a second 45 minute cardio session. The grind is real!
This part is key! Do not neglect your relationships! Our friend makes it a point to make time for his girlfriend. Trust me when I say your significant other will be much more supportive if you make sure they take the time to spend it with them.