The Toughest Competitor I Have To Face…

When I’m preparing for a bodybuilding competition I like to compare myself to the toughest and fiercest competitor that I’m going to have to face and see how well I stack up to him.

Now my toughest competition is a seasoned bodybuilding competitor who knows how to get in top shape. He’s going to be a hard guy to beat, but I’m totally committed to showing him who’s boss and kicking his ass when I step on stage for the 2010 Atlantic Canadian Bodybuilding Championships on April 17th.

I have competed against this particular guy several times in the past, and almost every time we went head to head I’ve beaten him. And I’m confident that I will beat him again this time around as well.

In fact here is a video clip of the guy I have to beat…

Who is this “fierce” competitor you may ask…?

Well, it’s ME… Every time I compete my goal is to get in better shape than I was for my previous competition. As long as I do that than I’ve done my job, regardless of what else happens.

You see in a bodybuilding competition (or any competition for that matter) you have no control over how good of shape someone else is going to be in, or what the outcome of the show will be. The only thing you can do is focus on getting in your personal best shape ever. That’s it!

So as I’m preparing for a contest I’ll take progress pictures, keep records of my bodyfat percentage, bodyweight, etc. and constantly try to beat my personal best shape from the last time I competed.

This little tip right here can make or break your bodybuilding success over the long term.

If you are not keeping track of your progress by taking pictures, recording your bodyfat, bodyweight, and measurements then how do you ever expect to improve?

Start keeping track of your results right now. I’d suggest checking your bodyweight every week, checking your bodyfat percentage and measurements every two weeks, and taking progress pictures every 3 weeks.

By making small measurable progress in each of these areas you will move closer towards your ultimate goal of building a lean muscular physique!

“Inch By Inch, Life’s A Synch… Yard By Yard, Life’s Hard”

Note: if you would like to take your physique to the next level and compete in a bodybuilding competition. You should read my book “Your First Bodybuilding Competition”


http://www.LeeHayward.com/bodybuilding

About The Author

leehayward

Lee Hayward is a competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online helping people build muscle, lose bodyfat, and get in shape since 1999. Lee was selected as one of the Top Fitness Trainers Online through YouTube's Next Trainer Program and his work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes.

43 Comments

  • This guy will be hard to beat.. he’s a savage beast!! ahahahha

  • Sean

    I agree….I take photos and measurements on a consistent basis and it helps keep me motivated. The only thing you have to do Lee is come in thicker than you did in 07′ and it looks like you are, so be careful in your cutting phase. 😉

  • Deco

    your pure beast bro pure beast

  • Tom

    Sick video Lee, had no idea you were that much of a beast..
    cant wait to see your next competition!!

  • Ray

    Good luck Lee!! Looking forward to the talk show in a few minutes.

  • Anthony

    Bro you are F@&#ing dieseL. you got him lol

  • Rod

    I just saw your 2007 clip. You’re in great shape.

  • Look great Lee. I always compete against the “Man In The Mirror”. The only person who can make me better!! JT

  • Todd

    Looks good Lee. Just some advice for you since you have given me a lot but I would try and get some more thickness and width on your lats. Your left one is a little weaker than your right one. I know you will be able to dial it in man…good luck!

  • Wayland

    I wanna see bigger delts, traps, and tri’s. I think you can beat him Lee. I believe in you man.

  • Tiga

    How did u get so ripped bro

  • Jim

    Nice routine, Great music, You looked great! 🙂
    You’ve got a lot to work with.
    sooooooooooooooooo…………………….

    NOW! ONE MORE TIME!
    All My Best – Jim

    PS – Oh yes, when you are getting cut up, I hope the beard your’ve started will finally get cut up too or that it was and old clip.

  • lee you look great.BUT u need to do sum hard bicep work.i used to judge body building comp.your double bicep pose from the back is lacking more bicep peak. keep up the good work.

  • Thanks for the feedback, yes I agree my arms and delts have always been my stubborn areas. I’m continuing to work on them. But the main thing is to come in more ripped then ever.

  • muthu

    very great cuts you have…………….

  • Buddy

    BAD ASS FROM :50 to 1:10

    Simply BAD ASS

  • joe

    i wonder wat these bodybuilders use to remove body hair… any one knows ???

  • Sean

    You should tell us your measurements and update us when you are show-ready in 2010.

  • ace

    Whats the name of this song Lee? I wanna download it on my Ipod so I can just pose anywhere! hardware store, grocerystore, church etc..By the way, your calfs are now cows so ya definately got that one licked!..how the hell do ya keep a smile tho? I always have a tendency to look like Im gonna eat someones children! ( quote from Mike Tyson)..mad look

  • ace

    joe: i wonder wat these bodybuilders use to remove body hair… any one knows ???  (Quote)

    blowtorch?

  • joe: i wonder wat these bodybuilders use to remove body hair… any one knows ???  

    Shave it. I actually posted up an article about removing body hair at: http://www.leehayward.com/shaving-body-hair.htm

  • ace: Whats the name of this song Lee? I wanna download it on my Ipod so I can just pose anywhere! hardware store, grocerystore, church etc..By the way, your calfs are now cows so ya definately got that one licked!..how the hell do ya keep a smile tho? I always have a tendency to look like Im gonna eat someones children! ( quote from Mike Tyson)..mad look  

    That music was from the sound track of the 300 movie.

    As for the posing, smiling, etc. it’s just practice, practice, practice… I’ll work on my posing daily for the last 6 weeks prior to the show.

  • Sean

    leehayward:
    Shave it. I actually posted up an article about removing body hair at: http://www.leehayward.com/shaving-body-hair.htm  

    Now they call it “man-scaping”, but yes, I had a similar experience, but it was with the wife. She thought my hair was perfect on my legs then I messed it all up by clipping and shaving. Oh well…

  • sheldon

    man like everyone says.you are a beast!!! the only i dnt like is the tan. its to bad you couldnt fly to hawaii or the bahamas and get a quicky in the sun than fly back in time to compete lol. is it unmanly to remove the hair from my chest? lol.i want to..but idk. ne comments?

  • Isaac Alfredo

    Hi Lee i do believe you will make it…..like everybody saying you are the best…

    Tchao

  • Sactownlegend

    Your ripped & cut. I think your going to kick his ass. Good luck bro!

  • Nelson Rivera

    Good Morning Lee, I just saw your video and read some of the comments. With the compition so close, it’s not good to work on mass. ( Why did Sergio Olivia Lose to Arnold ? ) he was huge and awesome but Arnold was cut and had symmetry. For your height 5’6 1/2 think of ( Frank Zane ). On your off season work on your mass ( think of Franco Columbo ). You look great on the video, you say your shoulders are a problem/ their fine, your triceps hammer curls and long head can use some size. Your lats don’t come all the way down your side, ( think of Steeve Reeves ). Lee your an inspiration to many with your web site, so I know you have alot of fans rooting for you, including me. Good luck and Stay Focused… Herc.

  • BS

    He has you beat in one area ……… the hair line.
    Look great …….. good luck!

  • ahmed

    come on lee u will make it .. i trust 🙂

  • Richard Probert

    The guy is good but my money is on you !!

  • Syrus

    U r extremely good, but dont let that go to ur head. sometimes we r our worst enemies.
    Good Luck bro,

  • LOL we sound like a bunch of women here talking about tanning and shaving our legs… Ah yes, the joys of bodybuilding… 😉

  • Ashok

    i think you have fair chance to beat him, my best wishes is with you dear

  • JJ (julie)

    Lee – YOU ROCK!!!!! Holy Cow – you will be a force to reckon with!!!

  • ANDY

    GREAT VID LEE , I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE DETAIL ON THE SIDE OF YOUR
    ABS AND MORE RIPPED UPPER QUADS AND YOU WILL NAIL IT BRO

  • alraeis

    This was amazing man, but i do believe in you now.. yes you can do it, my bet is with you!!!! good luck=-)

  • george

    you got it in the bag!!!!!!!

  • KAL

    ANY PERSON WHO MAKES THE SACERFISES 2 GET IN THAT KINDA SHAPE DISERVERS 2 WIN FAIR PLAY 2 U LEE & GD LUCK

  • rishi

    hiiiiiiii you’ve gotten awesome muscles i like u

  • you are pretty good in this video.my little suggestion is:you have to add some muscle to your quads,because your calves appear monstruous comparing to your quads,after that nobody will stand near you.

  • Thanks for the feedback.
    3 weeks into the diet and so far so good. Heck, if I was taking acai berry I’d almost be ripped by now LOL 😉

    I’ll be posting up progress pics, etc. soon.

  • Vinay

    Hey Bro! Nice form… Unbeatable performance!!! Keep Rockin Champ… Good Luck!~

  • Nice dude!!You have good cuts on ur body