This past Saturday, four C5 Athletes competed at The Central Valley Throwdown in Tulare, Ca.
They showed up ready to express the hard work that they have been investing for the past several months and did just that!
When athletes tell me that they "...want to do a competition....", it sends my mind down the deep rabbit hole of my (very small) Life Coaching education.
- "Why" do you want to compete?
- "What" is your expectation?
- Are you prepared for the responsibilities of the appropriate fitness competition preparations and outcomes?
- Does your lifestyle support competition in the sport of fitness? (This list is very long, but begins with; sleep patterns, recovery, nutrition, hydration, training, athletic skills, CNS health.....etc)
...........to name just a few.
Competition brings out a level of effort that you can't find anywhere else. The atmosphere forces an individual to move outside of their comfort zone, to dig deep, to persevere and overcome obstacles.
There is SO MUCH that an individual can learn about themselves through the experience of competition.
I genuinely LOVE helping and watching our athletes learn and grow as individuals through competition in this sport.
These four C5 athletes earned the right to attend this competition. From nutrition prep, to hydration, to appropriate training builds leading up to the event, to game plans and mindset, they showed up with their game faces on and ready to do work!
I am SO PROUD of each of their results!! They each exceeded their own expectations, PR'd the workouts they had tested, gave their ALL at each event and left it ALL ON THE FIELD! There was no question whether or not they could/should have gone harder at each event as they did the best they could with what they had. That, is what competition is about.
It's about having the ability to work for something, embrace the journey of that committed work, and show up on game day to express that hard work you've put in, and regardless of the outcome, know that you either "WIN or LEARN."
If you're considering competition in the sport of fitness, be sure to talk to a C5 Coach to help determine if it's right for you, and/or if there are specific things you could/should be doing to prep for this endeavor should it be the right decision for YOU, the individual.
Happy #FitnessGainz friends!