Off-season weight-gain. I can already see the cringe on many of your faces as I write this sentence. For a sport that draws people in who want to look better, the periods of weight-gain, higher body-fat percentage and resulting uncomfortable self-image are often found in the small print.
In today’s episode, Jeff, Brad and Andrea discuss the two-sided coin of off-season weight-gain. On one side, it makes us feel uncomfortable, unhappy and frustrated, while on the other, it brings with it favorable outcomes such as new levels of muscle-mass and strength PRs.
The coaches discuss various questions around this topic, including: “appropriate” weight-gain, predicting the future, altered perceptions, training, and more. As this year’s competitive bodybuilding season comes to a close and many begin to transition into their “off-season body”, focusing on the positive benefits which come from this transition can make the process much easier.
2:40- Top questions athletes ask prior to beginning their first off-season
15:22- Letting go of trying to “fit the mold”
27:35- You can’t predict the future
35:23- Learning to be “normal”
48:20- Do single athletes care more about their off-season body-comp?
57:11- Training in the off-season
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