I'm stealing this from Pete's site...I thought it was very good and worth having here. His website is www.619muscle.com
I'll be updating my workouts and such later today. I really do need to go work on my suit orders before anything else.
Regarding our crazy sport...many don't understand why we do it...and that's ok...
Bodybuilding is a beautiful sport. Testing your own personal limits of strength, endurance, and determination to achieve your own personal "perfection" - that is the essence of what we do. As much as we call it a competitive sport, in truth, the toughest opponent is one's own self.
"Can I stick to my rigid nutritional regimen?"
"Did I put all I had into my training and prep for this show?"
"Did I push myself through all of my planned cardio sessions?"
"Did I follow through with controlling my lifestyle to allow me sufficient growth and recovery to be my best?"
"Was I uncompromising and focused on my goal, yet without appearing selfish to those around me?"
"When I look in the mirror, can I honestly say, I have left no stone unturned in my own journey to becoming the best I can be?"
At its finest, the concept of "sport" does not get much more real than the athletic pursuit of bodybuilding. And, as a an allegory for life, we could all take a lesson from the pages of the Bodybuilder's Guidebook to Success:
Honesty, (The Brutal Truth), Discipline, Respect, Integrity.
These core values will guide a bodybuilder to success.