Pro cards don't grow on trees.
We all don't have what it takes to make it to the Olympia.
Some people will never have abs no matter how "clean" they eat.
The higher you climb - or the more you "grind" during a prep - often results in a harder post-comp crash.
These may not seem like complicated ideas, but time and time again I find these are some of the biggest culprits in why health takes a nose-dive post show.
While sipping my coffee this morning, I decided to hop back on the VF video train and recap some introductory points that I spoke to at the Van Pro Show.
From the mentality people have about competing, to the numerous internal and external variables that are manipulated to get to the stage - the ways that we look, think and talk about competing have an absolutely enormous but often understated effect on the health of an athlete.