Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Quest For Perfection Through The Eyes Of A Bodybuilder

As a bodybuilder/physique athlete what are we really doing to ourselves? Think about it for a moment... We get up before the sun rises, shuttle off to a gym to run on a treadmill like hamsters, eat mass amounts of food, and push ourselves to the point of collapsing every single day. We do this over and over again day in and day out with the strangest thing being that we LOVE IT! Eating like an animal, training like beast, and sleeping like a baby are the 3 main principles to our routine. Often we miss out on occasions and events because we are focused on the quest for perfection.

Perfection is seen through our eyes and how we evaluate our current state. To most people our physiques are a living statue that can't be any better, but in our minds we think completely differently. Each day we chisel away at the living work of art that is our bodies as we strive to reach a physique that we believe will be worthy of taking the top prize. The mental state of this journey can be filled with peaks and dips in the road but it's that pursuit for capturing perfection that keeps us going.

The average individual could never understand or appreciate the level of commitment that is needed to achieve perfection. They've never dedicated so much time and effort to something to be able to understand what it really takes. This isn't a punch at society, it's just the truth as bodybuilding is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year sport. Each meal, activity, and workout is specifically designed to build upon the last and each action is an integral part of the overall plan. I haven't been in the game as long as my peers, but I can speak from being one of the hardest working individuals in the sport since the time I began. For me this is life and it's an on going journey as I strive to achieve perfection. The truth of it all is that the only time you really achieve perfection is when you retire from the sport. Everyday until the day you stop will be a push to achieve something greater than yourself. As I pursue my destiny I always think about what that feeling will be to capture perfection.

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