Whether we like it or not, ego plays a huge role in fitness. Here we want to explain how we feel the ego, or lack thereof, can make or break your fitness regime. We want to break down ego and the impacts on: 1) risk of injury, 2) how its not helping your gains, 3) making the gym and intimidating place and 4) when an ego can be a good thing.
Recently here at BE.AM Fitness, we've had a lot of inquiries about people wanting to compete in the fitness competitions - and we couldn't be more excited! BUT! Competing in a fitness competition is a lot of work. So we had OPA and CBBF bikini athlete, Maddie break down the cost for us. The literal cost. So in addition to your hours of slaving, sore muscles, carb-deprived hangry melt-downs, here's the toll it will have on your wallet.
We can all admit it. Sometimes its a process to go to the gym.
There's an internal (or sometimes vocal) debate about whether or not to go, the things that stand in your way or the other excuses you'll make. So here are some that have been getting me down lately that I am sharing with you so together, we can ditch em!
If you love fitness, you probably follow at least a few dozen fitness competitors on social media (bikini, figure, physique, etc.), because they look awesome and have your dream bod. But ever wonder what it takes to get there? I mean other than the super strict diet and rigorous workout routine.. Here, OPA Champion and BE.AM Fitness Co-Founder dishes on the good, the bad and the ugly of her competition preparation.
When you start talking about nutrition with your trainer, the first thing they'll always tell you "protein, protein, protein!" You might be sick of hearing it, but we'll never stop saying it. But why is it so important? And why should you eat more? Can you ever eat too much? Don't worry, this blog post answers all your questions.