Contest Prep Seminar/Workshop Presented by Jeremy Williams
4-hour Contest Prep seminar 12:00 – 4 pm (An overview of the elements of contest preparation) Seminar outlining the various aspects of competing in a: Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Physique, Classic Physique competition. A deeper look into what it takes to do well at competition $49.99 Click Here to REGISTER NOW This seminar will give you knowledge, insight and a new perspective on many elements relevant to …
Contest Prep Seminar/Workshop Presented by Jeremy Williams
4 hour Contest Prep seminar 12:00 – 4 pm (An overview of the elements of contest preparation) Seminar outlining the various aspects of competing in a: Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Physique, Classic Physique competition. A deeper look into what is takes to do well at competition $49.99 Click Here to REGISTER NOW This seminar will give you knowledge, incite and a new perspective on many elements relevant to physique type competition preparation. It is my intention that with this new gained wisdom, you will have a broader based understanding with more depth to better manage your bodies in a safe predictable manner
DATE: Sat, Feb 10 2018
TIME: Noon – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Summit Fitness, 905 Harvey Rd B, Auburn, WA 98002
What are all the elements of contest preparation?
What class should you do?
What resources are available to me?
What are the various contacts and experts in the NW that can assist me and the differences?
events / promoters
Diet / nutrition
contest prep coaches
What are the various expenses involved with competing?
How much time do I need?
Exercise program design & monitor
Posing, elements of competing, hiding weakness, showcase strength
Peaking for the show….final weeks, final week, final days, day of competition, (diet, training program)
Optimal: 4-5 mo pre-contest, & 1-2 mo post contest diet coaching. No less than 3 months unless we talk about it and approved. No discounts for less prep time, its actually more work on both of our parts.Learn skills and various tools to properly assess and make an unbiased self-evaluation of the changes you will need to make in your physique to be contest ready.
Manage your offseason diet and training with the purpose of optimizing organ functions, hormone balances and in turn muscular gains and fat loss.
Set yourself up for a successful pre-contest diet that empowers you with the knowledge and ability to effectively manage sticking points. Learn multiple interventions to break through these sticking points.
What should you be doing 6 weeks out? 3, 2 & 1 week out, as well as the day of the show.
Learn what you should be doing those last days of contest prep in terms of diet, training, and hydration.
Following the contest, you should be able to properly assess many metabolic functions and have a systematic plan to restore any imbalances and deficiencies.
Design weight training & cardiovascular training programs to coincide with various phases of your diet.
Posing tips and guidance
Learn how to peak right every time without the use of diuretics and dramatic fluid shifts, drastic and unsafe, electrolyte imbalances.
Take the guesswork out of “Carb loading”
$599 Personal Contest Preparation Coach. (Paid in full) Up to six months. Click Here to REGISTER NOWAll inclusive Contest Prep coaching package. Up to six months coaching: Assessment, goal evaluation, custom meal plan, custom resistance training plan, custom cardio plan, posing guidance, custom peaking guidance, weekly assessments, consultations & updates, available for daily questions via phone, text, email. $599.00
Are you having trouble staying on your diet? Try these tools to increase your consistency.
Preparing for a physique type competition can be a mentally challenging undertaking, that’s sure to test your willpower. There are a variety of factors that influence hunger, feelings of satiety and pleasure related to the food that you provide your body. I would like to draw your attention to three factors that may be the cause your weakest moments in terms of feeling deprived, from a nutritional standpoint. Understanding a bit of physiology may help you recognize trends and apply the appropriate remedy. Feelings of hunger and the desire for food may be created through the recognition of an empty stomach, or a response to combating a low blood sugar level, as well as a variety of other vitamins, minerals or micronutrients. As these nutrients fall outside of the “normal limits” required to optimally function, the body recognizes these deficiencies and can also create cravings for specific foods that your brain has recognized in the past through association. Your brain recognizes the nutrients provided by the foods you’re eating and that information is stored along with various associations of the senses such as sight, taste, smell etc. This information may be accessed the next time as vital nutrients stray from normal limits and the desire to provide the fuel to complete a reaction is achieved. Understanding this concept may help create a bit more leverage within your psychology to eat a larger variety of balanced food to ensure your brain has a wide variety of food sources to associate desires and correct deficiencies. Creating a well balanced long-term approach to contest prep in combination with a healthy offseason may be an intelligent way to decrease the need for drastic differences between your contest diet and off-season diet. This could make for a more flexible contest prep diet producing fewer cravings. In any case, below are a variety of tools you may find useful in decreasing or eliminating the frequency and magnitude of straying from your diet.
Strive for a variety of vegetables. Most prep diet programs don’t have many restrictions on vegetables. Be proactive and make it a goal to eat veggies in as many meals as possible. This will add nutrients to help alleviate many nutrient related cravings. Vegetables also provide fiber and volume to the stomach and digestive system. This will decrease your craving created by an empty stomach. Eating vegetables along with your meal may lower the glycemic index of the overall meal resulting from a steady blood sugar level producing fewe cravings. The added nutrients may contribute to your feeling of well being by assisting in the balance of hormones or neurotransmitters affecting your mood. At times of hunger try filling up on veggies rather than cheating on an obviously bad choice.
Add a variety of fresh herbs to your meals.Similar to adding vegetables, this may help decrease craving by providing more nutrients. Many suggest that herbs such as fenugreek, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger have been shown to decrease sugar cravings.
Utilizing a few tools below may help keep you from going overboard if you are someone that tends to stray from your planned diet. All of these items may not be optimal for your prep but are a better choice than brownies, pizza, & cheesecake.
Add fresh cut lemon or lime to ice water.
Try a sugar-free, flavored low cal no-cal drink type
Coffee or tea
Sugar-free jello or pudding
Just eat an extra serving of a protein source or a full meal with protein carbs and veggies
Fiber drink such as Metamucil
Drink a glass of water
Sliced cucumbers in vinegar
Try making a thick serving of protein powder into a pudding. Place it in the freezer and you may feel as though you’re eating ice cream.
Pickled olives or garlic cloves
Get creative and have some emergency protein cookies or muffins made from basic ingredients that may likely be in your diet. (oats, eggs, protein powder)
Get your mind off it by listening to music you enjoy. Create a motivational playlist that you can listen to that empowers you.
Save pics on your phone or computer, wallet or fridge that motivate you and inspire you to stay on the diet.
Taking a thermogenic type supplement such as Thermo-Alert, may decrease cravings and increase your sense of well-being. The Central Nervous System stimulation may assist intensity during your weight training and cardiovascular workouts. http://alteredimagesupplements.com/
Often times people cheat when they find themselves hungry and don’t have a ready to eat meal on hand. Avoid a convenient bad choice by preparing and pre-packing meals in tupperware containers. Set yourself up for success, failing to plan may be planning to fail.
If you are interested in learning more, register for Jeremy Williams next live seminar/workshop.
Few people are accomplishing these six things that may have a dramatic impact on your condition at the next contest. Stop searching for the “Hollywood Corn Diet”. If you achieve these six keys, you are likely to improve your physique at your next competition.
1-Start with more muscle
5-Start from a better metabolic state
6-Start from a point where you are eating a larger variety of food sources and in turn a wider variety of nutrients.
1-Start with more muscle…. So many competitors are not executing an offseason regimen that is conducive to achieving this goal. Many competitors compete season after season with little or no improvement in their competition appearance. Many factors contribute to this but the one I would like to bring to your attention is the need to have a productive offseason. These days, it seems as though, many people that are not dedicated in the offseason. The show ends and they go back to partying on the weekends, excessive alcohol intake, erratic sleep patterns, either overtraining or undertraining and going back to a diet that is unstructured, inconsistent and is not nutrient dense. Heads up! There is more to “offseason GAINZ BRO” than heavy lifting, calories, protein, carbs, and fat. Get educated, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients play a major role in allowing your body to restore organ/gland functions and, hormone balances that you most likely negatively impacted with your contest prep diet. Learn how to remedy this common destructive pattern.
2- Start leaner – Once you come to the realization that you need to be leaner on stage for your next show before you go out in search of a new diet coach. Consider that if you did the same thing you did last time but just started your prep from a leaner standpoint, you would end up leaner on stage, as long as you don’t kill your metabolism by excessive cardio and malnourishment. How far off was your condition? Could you just be a little more serious in the offseason and maintain a lower body fat. Many competitors are failing to recognize a significant common factor among the majority elite competitors. The people that show up on stage in the best condition are the same people that started in the best condition. Get serious and stop getting so out of shape in the offseason. Do you really believe it is healthy to put on an excessive amount of fat and water retention, with the intent and understanding that you will be eliminating it in the shortest time within your ability? I understand that this is somewhat of the basic nature of this sport, but I challenge you to consider asking yourself and searching for a healthier possibility.
3- Diet longer – Building on the last point of starting leaner. If you not only start the diet with less body fat but also begin your “contest diet” a few weeks earlier than last time, wouldn’t this give you more control over your condition? The answer is… yes, as long as you don’t kill your metabolism by too much cardio and malnourishment. If you are able to achieve the stage condition of your last contest 3-4 weeks out this time, then you’re likely to come in better this time, I would hope.
4 – Diet harder – Stop cheating on your diet! Rather than jumping to the conclusion that you are not on the best diet. Consider asking yourself….” Am I doing my best on this diet”? From my experience, it is very rare to see a competitor that does not cheat on the contest diet and take a step back every so often. This is not only frustrating for the competitor but these contest prep coaches that really have few people actually following “the program” they are presented with. A majority of competitors just do a variation of the diet that is within their willpower. When the show is over, if a competitor is unhappy with a placing or the condition attained, then seek out a new “prep coach” claiming that the last coaches program was not good for them in some way. The sad reality is that few people have the willpower to follow most prep plans consistently enough to make such a claim. What you wind up with is people going from coach to coach, diet to diet only doing a variation that is conducive to their lifestyle and psychology. As the years go by they are likely to gain muscle I would hope and at the time they finally win a show or come out on “top”. The coach and program that they happen to be with at that time are somehow in their mind the best. Failing to realize the reason for the majority of the improvement has been the years of training and average of your consistencies. If you want to make an immediate change in your prep this time, then stop cheating on your diet or at least set out to cheat less. There are definitely underlying reasons for hunger and cravings. Understanding these causes will empower one’s ability to creating a program that is less devastating to your metabolism. That is an article in itself, for next time. Until then….suck it up and stop cheating on your diet.
5- Start from an optimized metabolic state – If you were able to start your next “contest diet” from a better metabolic state, wouldn’t that optimize your ability to retain if not build muscle during the prep. Additionally get leaner in less time and most importantly obtain a level of condition far superior to your last condition. Did your off-season diet have a strategy to set you up for success from a metabolic standpoint? Are you providing the appropriate resistance and, cardiovascular training? Is your training designed to synergistically complement the nutrients provided through your diet with a goal of optimizing your metabolism and overall health? I am talking about the speed of all cellular activity, as well as optimizing organ and gland functions and in turn hormone balances. Successfully managing this type of strategy may require a deeper level of understanding than calories, protein, fats, and carbs. Start your next contest diet from a healthier standpoint, with organ systems and glands that are functioning to the best of their ability and more likely to create hormone balance conducive to obtaining a lean muscular physique.
What is your metabolism? What contributes to your metabolism? What major factors impact your metabolism? What can you do to naturally optimize your metabolism? Seek answers and natural solutions, not shortcuts that impact your health negatively. Empower yourself through education, not the latest fad.
6 – Start from a point where you are eating a larger variety of food sources and in turn a wider variety of nutrients. This statement builds upon “starting from a better metabolic state”. It is surely common practice for most “contest prep diets” to purposely decrease, in some variation: calories, protein, fats, or carbs as time goes on. As one purposely decreases these macronutrients, they are also decreasing what I assume is already a limited supply of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients that are required for an optimally functioning organism (You). By dramatically decreasing the quantity and variety of food and nutrients you are also decreasing the efficiency of the countless balances, functions, and reactions. As time goes on, the body adapts by performing various functions through less optimal variations, slowing down less vital functions. The list goes on, this scenario also creates multiple excessive by-products that further tax organ systems that are already functioning less than optimal. Consider making an offseason diet goal to provide your body with the widest range of nutrients from a large variety of healthy nutrient dense food. Would this aid in building more muscle in the offseason and retaining less fat? If you start your contest prep diet from this place would you have a larger variety of food to switch out to lose fat as the weeks go on? Would you be less likely to cause permanent damage to organs, glands and hormone balances because you started from a healthier place?
If you are interested in learning more, register for Jeremy Williams next live seminar/workshop.