Maintaining a Positive Mindset During Competition Season


Due to my busy travel and competition schedule, I haven't been able to schedule podcast interviews like usual. As a result, I've been documenting my experiences during this competition season, and for this episode, I'll discuss how I maintain a positive pre-show mindset.


What you'll hear:


  • The psychology of preparing for a big endeavor and how it affects dopamine (1:34)
  • How I'm feeling as I'm about to step onto the largest stage I've ever been on (2:44)
  • The importance of mental preparation in bodybuilding (3:52)
  • Winning a major competition in 2012 and the period of depression and disordered eating that followed (4:46)
  • How I've made this prep season more sustainable to avoid the downfall postseason (7:39)
  • Post-competition meal-planning and mental well-being (10:11)
  • My nutrition plan post-competition and macronutrient targets (14:12)
  • The importance of having a plan and support to cope with the stress after the competition season is over (18:03)
  • My plan to relax, enjoy the moment, and be present with my supporters (22:24)

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Robert Sikes

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