For anyone competing, do you feel like you don’t train exactly how you want to due to trying to attain a certain look? More muscle in some areas and less in others, to achieve the shape your going after?
Well yes, when training for a competition and going after a certain look it is important to think things through with all the physical activity you are doing that might affect your body composition results.
But now that there is no competition in mind for a while I’m training differently, and some body parts more than I’ve had in the past, with no worry.
For example, I know my legs develop pretty good and that was number one change of training for me. Through all competition, I’ve only worked them 1x week with weights because they tend to grow quickly. But now I’m kind of curious and experimenting with working them 2-3 week and actually think I might get more separation, yet their bigger in size, but I’m happy with the differences I’m seeing, just by adding 1-2 more days in. Can’t wait to see as time goes.
An opinion I also have on this that is subjective to what I had to say is if you have a body part that is easily and nicely developed, why not work it to its potential and yes you might be out of “proportion” but then again you might also be known and stand out because of the astonishment of the potential. So if I was competitively competing it’d be a risk to take, not knowing what side the judge will look at it, but as of today I’d be willing to take it!
I also think if you like something a lot that is a sport or hobby that affects your results in more of a negative way, such as running or endurance sports in general, then to YOU is it worth giving up incase it might alter your results?
I would give anything up in the beginning of my journey to achieve the body I was going after. Now, years later, I think in order to stay in the fitness game in the long run, you need to enjoy it and physical activity is physical activity. If your really concerned, I would look at your pre/post training meals, but other than that if you want to go out for a long run, do it. Or on a bike trail, doo it. Or even playing sports all day at the park, whatever it is that is physical and you like, do itt.
Which body part develops easy on you? What do you avoid or do extra of?
I hope to get you thinking outside of the box. Like training outdoors, especially during summer time is a nice time to enjoy your activities, don’t hold back. If anything, be more cautious about your pre/post training meals. Also to work your body parts to its potential, see how far it can go. It’s good just to have fun with training, we are all unique in our own way, let’s just train hard and enjoy every bit. For life is too short.