If you are thinking of participating in a bodybuilding competition and making it through without a glitch, but you are nervous, then don’t worry. It is natural for everyone out there who is has the same goal. Instead stand up straight and start preparing, for procrastinating will not get you there.
If the thought of spending few minutes on the stage in limelight makes you shiver in your shoes, remember that it is the opportunity that you were preparing yourself for. A few more days’ of hard work and constraint will not kill you. Here are some tips how to prepare yourself to that one extra mile to make those hours of training you have put yourself through worth it:
Have a Team of Experts and Supporters
Make sure you have a team of experts to guide you through the entire journey beginning from your training till the end of the competition. It is not just a competition; it is a journey of soul searching. There will be hard times and you need a team of experts to help you see it through and it does not restrain with just good trainers and coach.
As an athlete you need to have a strong support team and that counts your family members too. These people will help you keep yourself in check, support you when you are down and help you get over your worst times with the best advice possible when you need it.
Listen to your Coach
A good coach is essential, but an excellent coach is irreplaceable. Remember you coach is your guide to help you reach your goal and to have an excellent coach you need to be an excellent trainee. Listen to your coach and make his rules the law of your life.
Avoid being influenced by a number of other recommendations, diets, or work out regimes that are out there. You coach knows what is the best for you, and if you share your blocks and problems with your coach, be rest assured that you will overcome however slow it might seem. Meet your coach after every competition and evaluate your own performance and open up to his criticism.
Set Your Priorities
Forget how to cut yourself slack. If you are serious about achieving your desired results then you have to take yourself and the regime seriously. Do not make excuses on your behalf. Remember it was your choice to compete and the ones around you are helping you to prepare yourself to get better at what you are capable of.
Say no to partying completely especially if they are late nights. Do not procrastinate, instead fix yourself deadlines and plan your training and diet. Postpone holidays and social interruptions till after the competition. Do not whine over your lack of social life, instead stay completely focused and keep training yourself. Remember it is the time when you need to push yourself to that extreme when you can just execute your own plans like a machine without being distracted.
Keep Your Cool
These are trying times for you. With the lack of social life, continuous training, fixed diet, and the stress of the impending competition, you might feel at the verge of losing your temper very often. However, remember that losing your temper and your cool during such times is not advisable.
To remain focused you have to calm and collected. Avoid associating yourself with anyone who might lead you to remain calm. It is the time to relax not overstress yourself with temper tantrums. If you can afford spend a day pampering yourself to keep yourself collected. Enjoy your training sessions and smile as much as possible.
With these handy tips you have covered the basics of preparing yourself for the upcoming competition. Now all you need to do is keep training and try and be your best. Take each day as it approaches you and do not panic apart from that good luck for your competition.