On this podcast, I interview Chanel Collette all about her expertise transitioning from a long-time physique competitor to embracing different types of motivation in her coaching, and the entire mindset shifts and physique picture hurdles that include that.

Most individuals get into power coaching and bodybuilding to attain a sure look, whether or not it’s dropping fats, constructing muscle, or each. I don’t suppose there’s something incorrect with coaching to look good, however upon getting a number of years of correct coaching underneath your belt, progress is so gradual that it turns into unnoticeable.

So how do you keep motivated and maintain coaching enjoyable when you’re not seeing adjustments within the mirror each week, month, and even 12 months? That’s one of many subjects I focus on on this podcast with Chanel.

In case you’re not conversant in Chanel, she’s a former physique and wellness competitor who competed in varied bikini exhibits and received Ms. Bikini Universe in 2014 and general champion at Health Universe in 2016. She’s additionally a power and conditioning coach, presently serving because the CEO and head coach of Audacious Athletes, who has helped 1000’s of individuals (and ladies particularly) get stronger, not smaller. We’re additionally glad to have her on board as a long-time Legion Athlete!

On this episode, we focus on her historical past competing and the way it led to a physique picture and scale weight-focused mindset, the psychology of being stage lean, how her idea of a “good physique” has modified, managing coaching stress, how she’s made coaching extra enjoyable and pleasant, and much more.

So if you wish to study how one can transfer past an image-focused coaching mindset and incorporate different types of coaching motivation, undoubtedly take heed to this interview!

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8:24 – What’s your historical past with coaching? Why did you begin competing?

14:29 – The psychology of being stage lean.

18:39 – What has helped you take care of physique picture points?

19:49 – Has your thought of a very good physique or what you prefer to see within the mirror modified?

25:36 – What components of your coaching inspire you? What do you take note of by way of efficiency?

29:03 – What are your favourite unilateral workout routines?

31:00 – Do you monitor reps in reserve (RIR)?                               

37:42 – Managing coaching stress. 

41:07 – Now that you just’re not competing, have you ever modified your coaching in methods to make it extra pleasant? Are you doing issues within the fitness center you wouldn’t have earlier than? 

56:48 – Must you put accent workout routines close to the start of your exercise in the event that they’re not progressing?

1:04:33 – The place can folks discover you and your work?    

Talked about on the Present:

Chanel’s Instagram

Chanel’s web site

Audacious Athletes

Books by Mike Matthews

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