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Gymchat 184 – Mental Preparation for Bodybuilding Contests (with Maik Wiedenbach)
Written By : Scott Bird

This week sees the beginning of the Video Gymchats – simply a video version of the discussions we’ve been holding for more than 3 years now. Same time, same topics.
One notable change : as my own bandwidth here’s a little ordinary at best, these Video Gymchats will be held by Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. If you’ve joined us for the previous Gymchats, you’ll appreciate just how incredible this is. Please make him feel welcome.

For the first of the Video Gymchats, Kirk will be interviewing Olympic Athlete / Bodybuilder / Personal Trainer Maik Wiedenbach; discussing the mental side of preparing for a bodybuilding competition. The what, how and why.
Looking forward to it.
NB : I’ll post detailed instructions on the blog regarding ‘how to watch live, how to ask questions, where to find the video later‘ and so on; in the meantime, just follow either Kirk or myself on Google+. We’ll be starting at the usual time, 9pm EST on Wednesday.

Details –
Who : Olympic Athlete / Bodybuilder / Personal Trainer Maik Wiedenbach
Topic : Mental Preparation for Bodybuilding Contests
When : Wed Sep 12, 9pm EST (here’s how to find out when that is in your timezone)
How : Google+ Hangout. Follow either Kirk or Scott for details on the live feed.
See you there.

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Written By Scott Bird
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