As with most of previous ‘preps’ for a competition, the onus has been on those last few defining elements of the hard work put in during the last few weeks and months.
Maybe specific areas to focus on, definition, sharpness, conditioning but I’ve also found myself chipping away at many elements that reflect a collective part of the whole process….
Trying to continually sharpen my knowledge of my body. Chipping away at the depths of my understanding. What does it to react during this period? It’s understood that tiredness can play a part in prep but as with CP it tends to creep in earlier and managing it on a day to day.
I’ve been privileged to do a number of shows over the last few years and each present it’s own challenges. I want to try new exercises often, with that brings some barriers to navigate to make them effective and the need to study my approach to some pieces of equipment.
There is a balance I feel between being in a place where everyone has the same availability of equipment in the gym but also having to look at the ways I have to adapt to each piece. It’s quite the conundrum at times but, in quirky way, I love it. It challenges me mentally as well as physically starting an initial thought process of ‘how the hell can I use this’ to identifying the best use for the targeted muscle area.
This is what I mean by “chipping away” the consistent process of working out what is best to get THE BEST for your body and mind in line with your goals that you have set.