Fitness Competition Coaching
I utilize a flexible dieting (IIFYM) approach to competition prep. My clients achieve fat loss through flexible nutrition and macro-based programming combined with strength training, as opposed to restrictive diets, meal plans, and excessive cardio. (You will never be eating 4+ meals of fish and veggies – unless you want to.)
A flexible dieting approach helps a competitor maintain their sanity and health during competition prep.
Key Components of Flexible Dieting Include
- Overall mindfulness of macronutrient and micronutrient intake. This means that you’re aware of approximately how much protein, carbs, and fat you consume.
- Understanding that treats are allowed but not as the norm. This takes away the restrictive mentality of prep.
- Portion control. (This is vital) There is a difference between 1 doughnut and 5 and you don’t abuse this. Think a handful of M&M’s rather than a whole bag. A small serving of sweet potato fries with a chicken salad.
Disclaimer: Each individual’s body will require a different amount of proteins, carbs, and fats based on their current body composition, body type, basal metabolic rate (BMR), and activity level. Not only will the grams of proteins, carbs, and fats vary per person, the ratio of proteins, carbs, and fats will also vary based on the individual. A different percentage system is required to calculate macros depending on a goal of body fat loss, lean muscle gain, maintenance, or reverse dieting. Just because one competitor is eating 2,000 calories and 200 grams of carbs does not mean you will be eating the same amount.
I coach competitors on a case-by-case basis. I have turned clients down because they are not in a position to start a healthy prep and I am not in the business of destroying health. Please be sure you are physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially prepared to begin a competition prep. That means, you have tracked your macros, reverse dieted, and are currently utilizing very little cardio to stay lean. If you do not fit into this category, it is in your absolute best interest to work with me in “offseason” so we can get your metabolism, training, and nutrition in the best place possible.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in competition prep or have additional questions.