Highly dedicated individuals only need apply
Thinking of competing? Ignite PT has helped many clients to stage success in many different federations and divisions. Competing is a challenging and rewarding process and will be sure to teach you something about yourself that you didn’t know before.
It will teach you the utmost discipline and how to bring your very best version of your physique to the stage!
There is a minimum term of 32 weeks for competition prep which encompasses 4 weeks out from chosen competition to ensure adequate starting position before competition phase, 24 weeks of competition prep and a 4 week reverse diet recovery phase.
Before deciding to compete it is important that you consider the below recommendations:
Things to Consider before starting Competition Prep:
Have you been training long enough to be competitive in the field that you want to compete in?
Building muscle takes time and consistency, ensuring you have dedicated to a long enough muscle growth phase is important before starting a competition prep phase.
Choosing a federation, a division and a competition date. Is it a realistic time frame?
Competition dieting phases can start from as far as 25 weeks out from show date depending on the individual.
What does your calendar year look like?
Are there business trips away, weddings, events, holidays etc that will make it hard for you to be compliant? This can effect your result massively if you are unable to control the variables. There is always next year!
Do you have a good relationship with food?
If not then don’t consider competition prep until this is sorted. Dieting phases can be long and sometimes restrictive. ️The ability to follow a nutrition plan compliantly and track your food is vital. Before staring a prep you must first demonstrate that you can follow a plan well and be coherent.
Do you have a good support network?
Those you surround yourself with will effect your progress. Comp prep is hard, it is very handy to have supportive people in your corner.
Do you have a high stress job or are you required to work a lot of hours?
Comp prep takes a lot of your time in both the gym and the kitchen and you still need to be able to perform at the workplace when you are in a calorie deficit.
Do you have a good work ethic and love for training?
Imagine being tired and hungry with low energy levels and still trying to improve/maintain your strength. This can be very challenging but also rewarding!
If after considering the above you are keen to know more then read on!
Otherwise we recommend starting with our coaching service to set the foundations required for competition prep!
What's involved in the Ignite PT Competition Prep Service?
You will be sent out an online questionnaire to gather extensive lifestyle information and to complete short and longer term goal setting.