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Contest Prep Success Guide

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CONTEST PREP SUCCESS GUIDE
CONTEST PREP SUCCESS GUIDE
Contest Prep Success Guide Book, Back Cover
Contest Prep Success Guide Book, Back Cover

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  • CONTEST PREP
  • SUCCESS GUIDE
  • Northwest competitor preparation resource guidebook for
  • Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Physique, & Classic Physique
  • Competitions in the Northwest
  • DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?Get the info and resources you need or the find out where to get it.
  • INCLUDES:
  • Resource directory listing links
  • Event schedules & links
  • Checklists
  • Tricks
  • Tips
  • and much more..

JEREMY WILLIAMS, Promoter, Judge, Coach, Competitor, Publisher. Williams Productions NW Fitness Magazine

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Contest preparation coaching: Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Physique, Classic Physique.  Presented by Jeremy Williams

Contest Prep coaching. Paid in full option. All inclusive – Contest prep coaching for a show within a 12-month time frame. 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. Post contest nutrition/training plan included. This package includes the Posing membership at no extra charge for the duration of the contest prep your being coached for under this package. 599.00  Click Here to REGISTER NOW


Contest Prep coaching – Monthly coaching fee option. All inclusive – Contest prep coaching for a show within a 12-month time frame. 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. Post contest nutrition/training plan. This package includes the Posing membership at no extra charge for the duration of the contest prep that you are being coached for under this package. $199/month 199.99 Click Here to REGISTER NOW

Consultation / Assessment / Evaluation / Initial custom program / Private posing coaching session 49.99 Click Here to REGISTER NOW

Contest Prep seminar (An overview of the elements of contest preparation) Includes posing class practice. 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  Click Here to REGISTER NOW

This seminar will give you knowledge, insight and a new perspective on many elements relevant to physique type competition preparation. It is my intention that with this newly gained wisdom, you will have a broader-based understanding with more depth to better manage your bodies in a safe predictable manner.

  • DATE / Time / Location: Check registration page for the list of upcoming dates, time & locations.  Click here to view registration page.
  • 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
    • trainers
    • diet / nutrition
    • posing
    • judging
    • contest prep coaches
    • suits
    • contest tanning
    • photography
    • sponsorships
    • teams
    • hair
    • make/up
  • 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 strengths
  • Peaking for the show….final weeks, final week, final days, the 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”

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Open posing class/practice: $25  DATE / Time / Location: Check registration page for the list of upcoming dates, time & locations.  Click here to view registration page.


Posing membership – $74.99 per month. 4 posing classes per month DATE / Time / Location: Check registration page for the list of upcoming dates, time & locations.  Click here to view registration page.

 


8 Week Transformation program and online coaching

A personal exercise program to fit your daily routine and lifestyle. this includes resistance training as well as cardiovascular training.  Custom nutrition & supplement program to fit your unique needs and goals.

To successfully maintain continued progress and overcome sticking points, there will be weekly official check-in/assessments communications via digital assessment questionnaires and email communications.

During the eight-week transformation program, you will have 24/7 email support to communicate your questions and concerns.

After you register, I will send you an assessment/ evaluation/questionnaire form to gather info about you, begin email communication, and design your custom program and get you started.  Click Here to REGISTER NOW

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Online Coaching – 3 Months

A personal exercise program to fit your daily routine and lifestyle. this includes resistance training as well as cardiovascular training.  Custom nutrition & supplement program to fit your unique needs and goals.

To successfully maintain continued progress and overcome sticking points, there will be weekly official check-in/assessments communications via digital assessment questionnaires and email communications.

During the 3-month online coaching program, you will have 24/7 email support to communicate your questions and concerns.

After you register, I will send you an assessment/ evaluation/questionnaire form to gather info about you, begin email communication, and design your custom program and get you started.  Click Here to REGISTER NOW

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Online Coaching – 6 Months

A personal exercise program to fit your daily routine and lifestyle. this includes resistance training as well as cardiovascular training.  Custom nutrition & supplement program to fit your unique needs and goals.

To successfully maintain continued progress and overcome sticking points, there will be weekly official check-in/assessments communications via digital assessment questionnaires and email communications.

During the 6-month online coaching program, you will have 24/7 email support to communicate your questions and concerns.

After you register, I will send you an assessment/ evaluation/questionnaire form to gather info about you, begin email communication, and design your custom program and get you started.  Click Here to REGISTER NOW

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Online Coaching – 12 Months

A personal exercise program to fit your daily routine and lifestyle. this includes resistance training as well as cardiovascular training.  Custom nutrition & supplement program to fit your unique needs and goals.

To successfully maintain continued progress and overcome sticking points, there will be weekly official check-in/assessments communications via digital assessment questionnaires and email communications.

During the 12-month online coaching program, you will have 24/7 email support to communicate your questions and concerns.

After you register, I will send you an assessment/ evaluation/questionnaire form to gather info about you, begin email communication, and design your custom program and get you started.  Click Here to REGISTER NOW

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Williams Sisters All natural Pina Colada

Williams Sisters All natural Pina Colada

Williams Sisters All natural Pina Colada Ingredients:

  • One whole coconut, water, and meat
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut/almond milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Coconut flakes
  • Banana
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Vanilla flavored Gourmet Blend Protein Powder ( Altered Image Supplements )

 

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Peanut butter protein balls

Base ingredients for peanut butter protein balls:

  • 1/2 Cup Gourmet Blend Protein Powder. (Altered Image Supplements)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter

Optional extra ingredients for taste, texture,  and added nutrients:

  • Cinnamon
  • Granola
  • Honey
  • Agave Nectar
  • Almond butter
  • Flax seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Walnuts
  • Cheerios
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut flakes
  • Raisens
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Roll into balls
  3. Optional: Roll on a plate of coconut flakes to coat the outside for added flavor, texture and appearance
  4. Enjoy

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Williams food tier basic guidelines

Williams food tier basic guidelines

Food Source Examples – What to eat – How much to eat

Protein
Goal per serving generally 20 – 60 grams of protein per meal.

Strive for Tier 1 sources for quickest results                             

Tier 1 (Best) Protein examples

Meat of any kind:

Beef,  4-8 oz                                    Buffalo 4-8 oz

Chicken 4-8 oz                                 Turkey 4-8 oz

Pork 4-8 oz                                      Seafood  (clam, crab, shrimp, ect) 4-8 oz

Fish (any kind) 4-8 oz                       Eggs 2-6

Protein Powder

(1-2 scoops or 20-60 grams of protein)

Tier 2 protein examples

Cottage Cheese                                 Almonds, Legumes, ect

High Protein Yogurt                            Protein bar

Meal replacement drink.                      Milk

Carbohydrate
Goal per serving generally 20 – 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal.

Strive for Tier 1 sources for quickest results

Tier 1 (Best) Carbohydrate  examples

Sweet Potato                                      Quinoa

Yams                                                  Lentils

Oatmeal (plain whole, slow cook)

Beans (red, black, kidney, pinto, refried, etc)

Tier 2 Carbohydrate  examples

White potato                                       Rice

Red Potato                                         Yellow or Gold potato

Tier 3 Carbohydrate  examples

Most Fruit                                           Milk

Pasta                                                 Yogurts

Tier 4 Carbohydrate  examples

Bread ( Bread, muffins, bagels, etc)

Crackers (Saltines, Ritz)

 

Strive to eat a large variety of vegetables throughout the day, with as many meals as possible.

Strive to eat Tier 1 Protein and Carbohydrate sources in each meal for quickest results.

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Quick Start Guidelines

The Quick Start Guidelines give you enough info and goals to start making some positive changes. Start implementing these guidelines now. As you take in more information and learn more you will adopt new changes and make adjustments where necessary. For now, master the basics and implement the Quick Start Guidelines.  Chances are you are not succeeding in all of these 8 basic goals.  It is likely that to initiate some major changes in your physical appearance and performance you do not need to implement an extreme training or complex nutrition program.  Most of the people I have come across that seeking improvement, from the stay at home mom desiring the youthful body of her past to the advanced competitive bodybuilder, have similar habits hindering their success. They fail to consistently succeed at these Basic Guidelines the majority of the time. Study these 8 Quick Start Guidelines and reflect back on your current lifestyle. Think about your average day, not your best day, not your worst day but the way your training and nutrition is the majority of the time. Reflect back and look at your past week as a whole. How consistent were you at succeeding in the guidelines?  Could you do better more often? Yes! Now find a way to do it! Make the decision and start now! It’s go time! Get on point

Quick Start Guidelines:

  1. Stop eating and drinking the obvious bad things
  2. Eat within 90 min of waking
  3. Eat every 2 – 3 hour
  4. Do not go to bed starving. (Eat within 90 min of going to bed)
  5. Every meal needs a protein & carbohydrate source. Strive to eat a vegetable with each meal as well.
  6. Drink a Glass of water with every meal, and during exercise.
  7. Do Cardio at least 3 times per week
  8. Weight train at least 3 times per week

In reviewing these guidelines many new questions may come up for you. You may think you need to have the answer to a few more questions per guideline to properly start out on the right foot. If this is the case, you are not giving yourself enough credit. You are smart enough to get started within these 8 parameters. There is so much information out there on nutrition and training that it seems to overwhelm people and they tend to overcomplicate everything. So many people overcomplicate it to the point that they never start.  It is very likely that the answer to your question will come later in this program when necessary. I will provide you with information and goals in a systematic orderly fashion strategically designed to build upon the principles and skills that you previously will have learned and mastered. Strive to make each day and week better than the last.

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Cheating on your diet?

Are you having trouble staying on your diet? Try these tools to increase your consistency.

Jeremy Williams - Williams Productions - NW Fitness Magazine
Jeremy Williams – Williams Productions – NW Fitness Magazine

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.

Jeremy Williams - Williams Productions - NW Fitness Magazine
Jeremy Williams – Williams Productions – NW Fitness Magazine

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
  • Chewing gum
  • Diet soda
  • 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.   
  • Pickles
  • 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. 

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Jeremy Williams - Williams Productions - NW Fitness Magazine
Jeremy Williams – Williams Productions – NW Fitness Magazine
Jeremy Williams - Williams Productions - NW Fitness Magazine
Jeremy Williams – Williams Productions – NW Fitness Magazine
NW Fitness Magazine, by Jeremy Williams

6 Contest Prep Goals you should have.

NW Fitness Magazine, by Jeremy Williams
NW Fitness Magazine, by Jeremy Williams
NW Fitness Magazine, by Jeremy Williams
NW Fitness Magazine, by Jeremy Williams

6 Contest Prep Tips

 

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

2-Start leaner

3-Diet longer

4-Diet harder

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?

 

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