ABOUT THIS ...
At the beginning of this year, Jake came to me with the goal of undergoing a contest prep. Despite the circumstances of this year, shows being canceled, gyms closing, and having limited access to equipment- we implemented the appropriate adjustments and continued to push the envelope.
We worked together for 48 weeks.
Our first 8 weeks together were spent at maintenance calories.
Deficit duration was 32 weeks within that deficit we…
Implemented (2) 14-day diet breaks and (17) 48 hr refeeds.
Capped the prep with an 8-week Recovery diet.
If I were to define a successful contest prep, placing isn’t even part of the picture. To me, a successful prep is always going to entail the journey to the stage and a successful recovery. If you’re a coach, you’re not only responsible for helping a client get from point A to point B, but you’re also responsible for helping them reverse that process- this minimizes excessive fat gain and sets a client/athlete up for a productive improvement szn.
Oftentimes, physique athletes associate ‘winning’ on show day with success so much so, that if the result they anticipated doesn’t occur they lose sight of the journey and what they accomplished throughout the process. While the goal is to walk away with the ‘W’ there’s so many ‘wins’ that occur outside of a *subjective* placing that’s ultimately dictated by who shows up.
Outside of placings, it’s about what you’ve been able to accomplish throughout the entire journey. Congrats Jake! Thank you for trusting me and the opportunity to play a role in your growth.