Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email


Anyone who has ever set their foot on a bodybuilding stage, whether on a professional or amateur level, will tell you that weeks of strict diet and intense training will take its toll – both on the psyche and body.

You squeeze out the last drops of your emotional and physical energy during the peak weak with the mental picture of your big moment dangling in front of you like a big fat carrot… and then it’s over. A few hours of glitz and glam, maybe an exhilarating win or a disappointing placement, and then it’s back to life again. Who wouldn’t want to gorge down a giant hamburger after such a giant roller coaster nose dive?

Typically, this phase of the competition process is more difficult to handle for newbies, as they don’t have the experience and thus not the mental preparation or plan to move beyond it.  Avoiding the dreaded post show rebound is not so much about denying the temptation of it as it is to formulate a new plan - ideally following the same expert advice of your coaches that got you on stage in the first place - that will take you to the next level, instead of tearing down all your hard earned progress.

That way, you will make the most out of the off season period, and maximize the benefits of an adjusted diet and training program to improve your conditioning for the next time. The truth is that if you want to succeed as a competitor, you have tolet go of the unattainable vision of looking stage ready year round. You can absolutelylook quite lean and definitelybe fitter than the general population, but you won’t look in the mirror and see precisely what you saw the day of your last show. And why would you, anyway? The point is to excel beyondthat and build on your weaknesses, rather than holding on to a certain result. It’s a journey, not a destination, and you have to learn to love the game if you want to be in it for the long haul.

On a positive note, the body is extremely anabolic right after the show, due to it being in a state of depletion. This means that it’s the perfect time to make some serious gains! The kicker is that if you utilize this time to your utmost advantage, you’ll be able to stay at a pretty sweet level of leanness as well, thanks to the new muscle action.  

Don’t I deserve or need a bit of time to relax though?

Of course you do. It is completely fine to take a little breather right after the show both for psychological and physiological reasons, as it will reduce the risk of overtraining and avoid a mental burnout. Again though, you should formulate a plan with your coaches ahead of time that you can jump back on within a set time frame, in order to avoid a long-term, detrimental rebound. You are entitled to enjoy a cheat meal or two and relax on the couch for a few days, but on the whole, you need to increase your food intake gradually.

This concept is called reverse dieting.Week by week, your coaches will up your macros and calories in small increments, which will allow your metabolism to adjust to the new routine without causing complete chaos. With the right guidance, the nutrition will fuel your muscles for growth – not your fat cells!


Finally, every competitor is different. The importance of an individual post-show plan cannot be emphasized enough, so don’t go winging it thinking you can just figure it out as you go along or use another person’s cookie cutter plan.  Always listen to your body… but most of all, your coaches!

If you are interested in competing email me directly at or click here to visit our customized training website!

XO, Ingrid Romero

Ingrid Romero Online training Team EGDE

Share this story!

Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

Leave a comment

Follow us on Instagram

Stay in the loop with the latest Instagram pics from



  • download facebook spy tool


    inpa free download windows 10windows 8 oem buy download freeavg for windows xp free download antivirus freefarming simulator 2019 download free pc full gamehp deskjet 2050 driver download windows 10hypercam download for windows freeshareit software download for pc windows 10download koplayer emulator for pc windows 10 8.1 8windows vista graphics driver free download freekierki windows xp download free
    [url=]gta 4 download for pc windows 10
    [url=]ludo king for windows 10 free download
    [url=]download game harvest moon animal parade for pc free
    [url=]bowling free download pc game
    [url=]download windows 10 disc image tool
    [url=]itunes driver download windows 10
    [url=]imikimi free download for windows xp free
    [url=]download high definition audio driver for windows 10
    [url=]free download windows media player for windows 10 64 bit
    [url=]free download ppt themes for windows 10
    8 ball pool offline pc game free download
    download tor browser for windows 10 free
    new game download for pc windows 10
    download minecraft free for pc windows 10
    clean install windows 10 download

    directx 7 windows xp download free
    ccleaner pc download windows 7
    all dll files download for windows 10 64 bit
    how to download windows 8 on mac for free free
    download itunes 10.1 for windows free

    friday the 13th the game download pc
    avatar pc game download highly compressed
    free screen recorder for windows 10 download
    full pc games download full version free
    old pc games free download full version for windows 7

    avira removal tool download windows 10
    usb lock software for windows xp free download free
    download windows xp iso bootable sp3 free
    windows 8 vhd download free
    assassin’s creed 1 pc game download

    flight simulator game free download for pc [/url] download for windows free free [/url] energy management windows 10 ideapad download [/url] windows 10 english language pack [/url] download rocketdock for windows 10 64 bit [/url] 16 multirole fighter game free download for pc [/url] software free download for windows 10 [/url] internet explorer 9 windows xp free download free [/url] chrome setup download for windows 10 [/url] garmin express windows 10 [/url]
  • download groove music for windows 10 pcios software download for windows 10half life download pc windows 10java jdk 1.7 free download for windows 7 freedata usage meter for windows 10 free downloadadblock blocker for chrome pc free downloaddownload stranded deep pc freefree download of vista themes for windows xp freecall of duty 1 free pc game downloaddisk wipe download windows 10
    [url=]collapse pc game free download
    [url=]arthur and the invisibles game pc download
    [url=]blue yeti driver download windows 10 free
    [url=]download free windows xp games pc free
    [url=]doom 3 download for windows 10
    [url=]ea cricket 2019 game download for pc
    [url=]download opera browser for pc windows 7 32 bit
    [url=]p2 viewer download windows free
    [url=]download malayalam font for windows 8 free
    [url=]clash of clans windows phone download free
    car racing games download windows xp free
    idm download for windows 8.1 free
    download game booster pc windows 10
    windows 7 mac themes free download free
    amd high definition audio device driver windows 10 free download

    download game ghost rider pc
    teredo tunneling pseudo interface driver download windows 10 free
    bluetooth settings windows 10 download
    free download perl software for windows xp free
    download game need for speed for pc windows 7

    latex download for windows 10 free
    download microsoft office 2019 crack for windows 10
    baldur gate dark alliance 2 pc free download
    elan smbus driver windows 10 download
    car race pc games software free download

    oxford dictionary download for pc windows 10
    d link software for windows 10 free download
    al quran bangla apps free download for pc
    folder icons free download for windows 10
    download equalizer for pc windows 10 64 bit free

    download wifi router for windows 10 [/url] poker game for pc without internet [/url] 4 download free full game pc [/url] storm pc game setup free download [/url] windows 8 download free [/url] windows xp recovery disc download free [/url] panther game free download for windows 7 free [/url] for pc windows 8 free download [/url] usb uart driver windows 10 64 bit download [/url] update download windows 10 [/url]
  • windows 10 lumia 1020 download freewhatsapp pc app download windows 7blur car racing game download for pcactiveperl download for windows 7 32 bit freedownload minecraft for free pc no virusphotoshop software download for pc windows 10deezer download pc freefree crack windows 10 downloadadobe photoshop cs6 serial number free download for windows xp freecloudsim download for windows 10
    csi hidden crimes game free download for pc

    windows 2008 server iso download free

    download booster game pc

    google earth pro windows 10 download

    games free download for pc windows 7 32 bit

    droidcam windows 10 download

    counter strike offline pc free download

    cpanel free download for windows 10 64 bit

    adobe 10 download for windows 10

    call of duty 3 demo free download pc

    custom cursor download windows 10
    download windows 10 uefi 64 bit iso
    windows doc download free
    directx 12 sdk download windows 10 64 bit
    download uc browser for pc windows 8

    ds file windows 10 download
    windows blocking origin download free
    ip scanner free download for windows 10 free
    how to set default download folder in windows 10 free
    canva download for windows 10

    download hardware graphics acceleration for windows 10
    logic pro x download free windows free
    download picture viewer for windows 10 free
    animation maker download windows 10
    pokemon games download for pc windows 10

    xampp for windows free full download free
    bluestacks for pc windows 7 64 bit free download
    windows recovery essentials download free
    microsoft office for windows xp 2002 free download free
    download realtek hd audio manager for windows 10

    download rubber ninjas full version free pc

    adobe photoshop free download for windows xp old version free

    download windows 10 admx templates

    saavn app free download for pc windows 7

    clippy windows 10 download

    adobe pdf for pc free download

    hp recovery manager windows 10 64 bit download

    download last windows 10 update

    photo frame software free download windows 7 free

    alfa wireless adapter driver windows 7 free download free

  • стрельцы камни знака зодиака
    камень рыба знака зодиака
    аметист камень знаки зодиака
    терагерц камень знак зодиака
    камни деревья знаков зодиака

    камень знак зодиака близнец
    овны знак зодиака камни
    камень льва знака зодиака
    знаки зодиак овен камни
    жадеит камень знак зодиака

    камни талисманы знак зодиака

    знаки зодиаки камни рака

    гороскоп знаки зодиака камни

    цитрин камень знаки зодиака
    камням знак зодиак весы
    ситаллами камень знак зодиака
    знаки зодиака тельцы камни
    камни знаков зодиака близнецы


Leave a comment

Name .
Message .