WHY TO COMPETE?
Why to compete for Bodybuilding competition?
There are various reasons why once should compete and not do only muscle building.
One of the benefits of competing is improved progress. Bodybuilders who compete make better progress then those who do not. One reason is that regular competition forces you to cycle your training. Thus the body is constantly receiving new training stimulus and responds with new muscle growth.
Another reason that competitive bodybuilders make better progress is because they tend to make a great effort to learn as much as possible about the sport. With more knowledge comes better progress. Knowledge is power!
And there is nothing like competition to bring out the best in someone. A fifth place finish last year will motivate you to bust your butt to place higher this year. This constant effort to be the best will only lead to the top.
When choosing your first competition make sure it is far enough down the road that you have enough time to prepare. Deciding to enter a contest that is only a few weeks away is crazy. There is no way that you can get into top shape and have a good posing routine prepared in such a short period of time.
Competing will give you a lot of benefits. First off it will be loads of fun. If you don’t have anything to loose, there’s tons of things to gain. The feeling of changing your body and being in control is unbelievable.
Millions of people each day try to take control of their lives and fail. But you will be able to set a goal, make a plan, achieve it and be in control for the whole 10 or 14 weeks that you’re preparing.
It will be exciting and challenging at the same time. Trust me, I have not met anyone that ever competed and then regretted it. There are some that will never do it again, but they do not regret competing in the first place.
The adrenaline rush when competing is amazing. It feels like pumping out the last rep on a set of heavy squats. Your stomach is full with overgrown butterflies and you are trying to stay in control. And all you’re doing is standing on stage and posing.
AN ART FORM:
Bodybuilding is an art form. By competing you are showing off your body and telling the world that you work hard and that you cherish every sweat, tear and blood drop that comes out of you.
It says that you are disciplined and that you live a life worth living. You’re not just a slacker waiting the days to go by until they die. You have a desire for life, for challenges and you will let nothing stand in front of your goals.
Bodybuilding is a form of expression and by competing you are taking it to the next step. You are going public. You will gain tons of discipline and wisdom out of competing. You will be able to see how hard bodybuilders actually work.
Your self esteem will be high; you will feel good about yourself and what you accomplish, and at the end that’s all that counts. There is a saying that goes: ‘Winning isn’t everything’, this is right.
When you compete in a bodybuilding show, it’s not about winning, but about gaining important values though your experience. But hey, I wouldn’t mind getting a 1st place trophy!