As the 2020 Olympia rolls around, I’d like to offer a friendly reminder: stop fucking armchair coaching

Comments like “all Roelly and Ramy need to do is come in 20 pounds less and more shredded!” or, “if only Cedric and Lionel Beyeke weren’t lazy then they’d be the best” are useless. Stop saying this toxic shit. You think they don’t know that they need to be lean? For the Mr. Olympia?? There’s a million reasons why someone isn’t conditioned on the big day but somehow the bodybuilding community thinks it’s one of two things: “they played the size game” or “they’re lazy.” Yeah, go ahead and ignore drug regimen, meal timing, insurmountable genetic differences or whatever million fucking health issues could arise in the twenty four hours. Bodybuilding is so about minutia that even a little bit of anxiety could make you drop five placings in the O. But somehow you, the spectator, know exactly what an upper crust IFBB pro you’ve never met needs to do to win. Critiquing lagging body parts, pointing out structural differences, and comparing conditioning is all useful. This is what the judges do and it’s what the competitors need to hear. Oftentimes they’ll go up to the judging panel to hear what they need to hear after the show. Telling them what to do to get there is just noise. They pay a coach and dedicate their lives to this thing for a reason so they don’t need you piling on top of that.
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Comments like “all Roelly and Ramy need to do is come in 20 pounds less and more shredded!” or, “if only Cedric and Lionel Beyeke weren’t lazy then they’d be the best” are useless. Stop saying this toxic shit. You think they don’t know that they need to be lean? For the Mr. Olympia??

There’s a million reasons why someone isn’t conditioned on the big day but somehow the bodybuilding community thinks it’s one of two things: “they played the size game” or “they’re lazy.” Yeah, go ahead and ignore drug regimen, meal timing, insurmountable genetic differences or whatever million fucking health issues could arise in the twenty four hours. Bodybuilding is so about minutia that even a little bit of anxiety could make you drop five placings in the O. But somehow you, the spectator, know exactly what an upper crust IFBB pro you’ve never met needs to do to win.

Critiquing lagging body parts, pointing out structural differences, and comparing conditioning is all useful. This is what the judges do and it’s what the competitors need to hear. Oftentimes they’ll go up to the judging panel to hear what they need to hear after the show. Telling them what to do to get there is just noise. They pay a coach and dedicate their lives to this thing for a reason so they don’t need you piling on top of that.

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