If you’re wondering what to expect during your Calgary competition and stage prep, check out our list of popular FAQs. We've also covered a few key ways that a truly excellent personal trainer can help you with each of these aspects of competition prep. 

How Do I Know What Kind Of Competition I Should Enter?

There are a variety of different types of fitness competition, ranging from classic bodybuilding events to competitions that incorporate different elements of posing, style, and stage presence. Different events may also emphasize different types of body composition.

Because of this, it can be useful to familiarize yourself with the different types of events, as well as different division types.

The best personal trainers in Calgary:

  • Are familiar with a wide variety of competition types and the competition prep that they entail
  • Are able to provide you with key information about each competition type, in order to help you make the most informed decision

How Much Prep Time Do I Need?

Many experts recommend around 10-15 weeks for competition prep. Our Calgary competition prep clients who are just starting out, however, may need some additional time. While dedicating more of your time to dieting and getting in top physical shape might seem daunting, it can actually relieve some of the stress: if you suffer a setback or plateau you won’t be scrambling to get back on track in the weeks before the competition.

The best personal trainer in Calgary should:

  • Avoid a one-size-fits-all attitude towards competition prep, instead tailoring the plan to your starting point and training style

I've Heard I Need To Increase My Cardio, But Shouldn't I Focus On Weights?

No matter what type of competition you're entering, you’re going to have to ramp up your cardio. This is to reduce your body fat: as you lean out, the muscle you worked so hard for will begin to stand out. 

The best personal trainer in Calgary for you should be able to:

  • Determine the right amount of cardio that needs to be added to your routine
  • Help you optimize your cardio workouts--treadmills and workout bikes are not your only options!

Is It Normal To Feel Nervous Or Anxious About Competition Prep?

In the days leading up to competition, you may begin to feel uncertain, stressed, or even just plain cranky and exhausted (it’s been known to happen when individuals are on strict diets). Our Calgary competition prep clients overcome these emotional and physical barriers by getting into the right mindset. This stage of competition prep is where having the right personal trainer can make a huge difference.

These experts can:

  • Hold you accountable
  • Teach you strategies for overcoming barriers
  • The best personal trainers for competition prep have experienced competition themselves and can speak from a place of empathy and experience

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