In 11 weeks from today, Mission Grand Prix will be over. I will have stood on stage and competed in my first bodybuilding competition. It is a day I am very much looking forward to. It means I will have accomplished one of my major goals in life.
I recently looked at comparison photos from the start of this journey on August 8, 2011 as compared to just a few days ago and I was shocked. The changes have been massive. I could honestly stop now and hold my head up high except for one thing–the goal has not been completed.
Yesterday I completed an amazing chest session along with some triceps and HIIT cardio. I was training without my coach, so I wanted to insure maximum intensity. I focused on getting a great squeeze in the muscles. In fact, I finished the chest portion of my training by trying a new technique.
I grabbed dumbbells that were half of what I can press for 10 repetitions. I got on an incline bench and pressed the dumbbells up. I held a squeeze at the top of the motion for a count of 10. I then brought the weight all the way down and held that stretch for 10 seconds. I continued this for 10 repetitions. The resulting pump was amazing.
I finished off my workout with a HIIT session on the step mill. I hit the 15 minute point and had to head to the locker room. Yes, I had to puke from the intensity of my entire training session.
This is the intensity that will be required of me as I go through the next 11 weeks. I will have to bring this thing home because I have the need to do the absolute best I can. I know that if I work extra hard I will achieve the best physique I’ve ever had, which means I will be able to maintain it after the fact.
Do you have a goal that you have always wanted to accomplish? Tell me about it in the comments below.