Physique Development Podcast / Deep Dive — What To Know As A First Time Competitor | PD Podcast Ep.33

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Today's episode is a deep dive on what to know as a first time competitor. This is the first episode in a series on competing. Today, we talk about things to consider before prepping, hiring a coach, what NOT to do, and more.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode.

Timestamps & Questions:

(0:00) Intro

(1:21) Considerations To Make Before Getting Into A Prep

(4:01) Why Should You Attend A Show Before Stepping On Stage?

(7:46) Things To Look For When Considering A Coach For Prep

(16:32) How Much Experience Should You Have Within Training & Tracking Before Entering A Prep?

(21:30) How Much Time Should You Give Yourself When Working Toward Your First Show?

(26:38) Environmental & Life Considerations To Make For A Prep

(33:39) Realistic Budget Considerations For A Prep

(36:31) Tips For Routine & Scheduling For Your Prep

(44:43) Things NOT To Do During Your Prep (& The Dangers Of Social Media)

(57:30) What Are Some Not-So-Top-Of-Mind Things You Need To Focus On As A First Time Competitor?

(1:03:23) The Realities Of PED Use (Especially Among First Time Competitors)

(1:08:07) What Is One Of The Biggest Frustrations As A Coach?

(1:15:08) What Is One Of The Hardest Things About Competing That People Don't Think About?

(1:24:56) Wrap-Up

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