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Whatever It Takes.

What does that mean to you?

For starters, it doesn’t mean sacrificing your health, or sanity just to achieve a goal.

Let’s be real- getting to the level of stage conditioning that’s required to be competitive on today’s stage isn’t inherently healthy, but our goal should be to do it in the ‘healthiest’ way possible, whilst preserving health.

Often times people will say they’re willing to do ‘whatever it takes’ to achieve their best package come show day and here’s the reality of whatever it takes means: Gaining weight in the offseason, not staying stage lean year round, not competing year after year. Starting contest prep in an ideal body composition, which might require a pre-prepatory phase. Spending significantly more time OUT of a deficit, than in one.

Especially if you’re a natural athlete and have the goal of making improvements between seasons. Starting contest prep in an optimal position of health. Prepping for a longer duration of time. Periodizing your nutrition appropriately throughout the process. Having a game plan for recovery. Enjoying the process and leaving no stone unturned.

If you’re not willing to do these things, I’d question if you’re really willing to do #WhateverItTakes to achieve your best self. These are just a FEW topics that myself and Brandon Kempter spoke about in the latest episode of Anabolic Radio it was an absolute pleasure chatting, Brandon is a true gent. Can’t wait to do it again legend.

Tune into our discussion to understand the true value of everything that goes into a successful contest prep.

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