If you are thinking about doing a fitness competition, or are curious about what a competition entails, this podcast is for you! Amber brings Lindsey Mathews, a pro fitness competitor, on the podcast today to share her behind-the-scenes journey of competing. Lindsey opens up and shares raw and real feelings about the truths behind competing. She answer the question of whether or not she will compete again in the future.

Highlights:

  • There are benefits and drawbacks to competing.
  • Contest prep starts 4-6 months out and is quite time consuming and intense.
  • It is important to start a prep with high calories and little cardio then gradually increase cardio and decrease macros.
  • Dedication doesn’t end when the fitness show ends.
  • How you can recognize thyroid issues
  • Competing takes a toll on your body image
  • There are definitely risks to competing and becoming stage lean.
  • If you are going to do a show: get a coach, be educated, and listen to your body.
  • There is a big difference between “lifestyle lean” and “stage lean”

Take away:

If you are going to do a fitness competition educate yourself, take a hard look at the risks, and go into the decision with your eyes wide open.

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One thought on “022: The Truth About Fitness Competitions with Lindsey Mathews

  • JulieFebruary 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I love this episode! I’ve always wondered what competing was like behind the scenes.I feel so educated and empowered from what was said.

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