Physique Fitness Challenge
In Summer 2022 I set myself a goal to compete in physique bodybuilding competition. Despite having lifted weights since my teenage years, I had never seen myself as a physique competitor so this goal represents a significant shift in the way I see my relationship with the gym. This blog series will document my journey from someone who put significant effort in when he was at the gym to someone who realised that success on the physique competition stage would require much more than just lifting some weights.
Why am I doing this? Great question, and one which I have documented in detail in its own post which you can check out below:
I’m hoping that by documenting my journey openly and honestly, including the highs and the lows, it will help others on similar journeys achieve greater levels of success and achievement, not just in the gym, but in all areas where these same success principles apply.
Personal Training – Session 1
Personal Training - Session 1 It is a little intimidating having a former top 10 Mr Olympia as your trainer, but if you want to be the best you need to get someone with expertise [...]
Progress Update – 25 November 22
Progress Update - 25 November So, it has been 1 week since I shared my 3 month progress picture on Facebook and announced my goal of competing in natural physique bodybuilding to a [...]
7 Foods To Help Get You Ripped
7 Foods To Help Get You Ripped I often get asked how much does training contribute to physique results versus diet and nutrition. The best answer I have heard to that question is that [...]
Progress Pic – 3 Month Transformation
Progress Pic - 3 Month Transformation So my diet has been going for about 3 months now, starting at just over 82kg at the beginning of August and currently weighing in at 76.5kg in [...]
Weight Loss Progress – November 22
Weight Loss Progress - November 22 The primary focus of this first stage of competition prep is weight loss and getting my weight down to 75kgs. For context, I think the last time I [...]
Physique Competitor Goal – Why am I doing this?
Physique Challenge - Why Am I Doing This? For me, there are 3 main reasons why I have set myself this goal. It might surprise you that none of them really have anything to [...]