Bodybuilding by Chloe Pickford from Buzz Gym
Bodybuilding for me is a sport I am obsessed with, I have been a competitor for 3 years now and in 2020 the goal is to gain my PRO status. In 2018 I won a British title competing for the PCA federation and represented GB at the Worlds. 2019 was a very successful year for me and one I will never forget, it’s certainly given me so much fire to push even harder! So, you are probably thinking what is this competing malarkey about? You may just see it as girls and guys getting onto a stage and flexing with some ridiculous orange tan on. Some may say it’s a sport for the vain, which I totally disagree with. Bodybuilding and competing tests you as a person, it tests your will power and dedication. Outsiders don’t see or they aren’t aware of the hours of work that go into training, preparing food, measuring foods to the exact gram, posing practise, early mornings, endless cardio and turning down social events because bodybuilding is the no.1 priority at that moment in time. Becoming obsessed with every single aspect is key if you want to be successful in this sport.
If you are looking to get into the sport and step on stage you need to know your reasons, a lot of factors need to be considered prior to even thinking of starting a comp prep. Are you currently stressed with work? Are there issues in your current relationship? Are you actually dedicated to the gym? Are you self-disciplined? Have you got a good relationship with food? How much time do you have? These are some of the questions I advise you to ask yourself. It is a sport which requires dedication and passion you must be willing enough to graft 365 days of the year, it certainly isn’t for the faint hearted and it isn’t something you should ever do to mask any underlying issues you may have. Bodybuilding won’t solve them. It has brought so much positivity to my life, I am able to inspire my clients daily at Buzz Gym Oxford and show them that if you want to achieve something in life and reach a certain goal it is possible with the correct mindset and work ethic.