I’m Competing In The OPBA Competition!!

The OPBA (Ohio Power Bodybuilding Association) is a unique competition created by a couple guys in my area. They have only done a little handful of shows so it is still new and growing! This type of competition is interesting as a competitor because you are not just do a bodybuilding show and not just doing powerlifting, you are doing both, back to back days on the same weekend. Programming for this and dieting can be a challenge. You really have to try to learn what works best for your body.

I have been prepping for about 7 weeks now, so I am doing about a full 10 week prep all together. I have used this prep to experiment with some new training/diet methods. One new thing I have been testing out is carb cycling which I will explain more in a different post.

I am excited to try something new, honestly I have been wanting to try this competition out for the last couple times but now it’s time to go for it! I’ll be sharing more content based off of what I am doing to get ready for the competition. Can’t wait!

Have a great day!
-Alex Costa-

Last Workout Before The Meet!

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This was from Wednesday, my last lift / taper day before the meet. Weights felt smooth, getting excited for meet day!

Less than 24 hours till meet day, I am getting excited and nervous. When you have anxiety about a competition like this, it can make things a little more challenging. You may lose your appetite, have negative thoughts come to mind, or even start to doubt why you signed up in the first place. I am here to tell you that the ONLY thing or person standing in your way is the person in the mirror. I started having all of these thoughts last night and even this morning. Then I remembered how much work I have put in through the last 11 weeks leading up to this. I remember all of the anxiety attacks, panic attacks and every single bump in the road I went through. These aren’t anything negative, these were mini battles where you had to dig deep to beat them. These were learning experiences. We work too hard not to enjoy moments like this. It’s time to compete. Tomorrow it’s me against me, I am looking to get a higher total than last time. I am looking to prove to myself that I won’t let anxiety beat me, instead I will beat anxiety and make it my bit**! 

IT’S MEET WEEK BABY, LET’S GO!

I will not fall victim to anxiety,  I have taken so much sh*t from it over the years and I’ve had enough. I challenge you to be the one that beats down anxiety with me. We will not be a statistic that lets mental illness win, WE will take the challenge and beat anxiety down. 

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or any mental illness then lets stand up and take action. Let us be the ones that take control. If you need help then by all means get a friend or family member to help! Or even contact me!! I am on your side always and we will all get through this together. I love you all and I appreciate all of the support, its time to go have fun tomorrow. 

I am using this photo from http://mental-solutions.blogspot.com/2013/11/mental-health-hotline.html

Have an awesome Friday!
-Alex Costa-

Upcoming News!

cropped-img_1104.jpgJuly has been a very successful month for me and for my business. I am very happy to bring some new clients aboard with my 1 on 1 online training. I have officially made the announcement of me getting asked to help coach the Granville Blue Aces 8th grade football team. I am very happy to be apart of such an amazing program and an even better staff to help our kids. Costafitness has broken its past record for views in a month which I worked very hard to do through constant content that I post. I am very pleased with my work and how far I have come but never will I settle. I want to finish off July strong and make August an even better month!

I want to personally thank each and everyone of you that keep coming back to my website, the ones that always follow my content and give me support through social media and for all the ones that support me in general! I love how positive the energy has been lately, and want to keep adding onto this amazing journey.

With that being said, I do have a few announcements on what will be coming up!

#1) A give-a-way will be coming up soon!

What better way to show my appreciation for you than with a give-a-way! If we have a good amount of people, I will hold another one around halloween and a big on around Christmas!

#2) MORE CONTENT

Yes I will have a busier schedule. I will be working on my website, with clients, coaching my team, getting ready for a show and all other personal things but I will still make time for content to help each and everyone of you!

#3) Competing in a show very soon?

The only reason I put the question mark is because I have been battling through some mentally hard things going on lately. (Nothing like deaths or anything just like anxiety issues) BUT there is a big show coming up and I planned to join. It is a body building show and a powerlifting meet in one! I hope to still join and compete in the show but I am still finding out what my health will be like so I will be keeping you all updated. The show is about 6 weeks away and will take an extreme amount of prep to get ready. I love the challenge though.

#4) Taking more 1 on 1 online clients

I will be putting more on this through the weeks, but if you are interested in losing weight, gaining muscle/strength, getting faster, jumping higher, being the best athlete you can be, eating better and so much more then send me an email TODAY! (costafitness1@gmail.com) or go to the CONTACT page. My clients are getting some great results and I will continue to keep helping clients as much as I can. This may mean I will be holding a slightly lower limit but I will inform you when it is full. As of now, come aboard with all of us!

 

With all of this coming up, I hope to spark some excitement not only in me but you as well! I will be bringing you all along with me as I do each of these. I am very excited to continue doing what I love. The impact is such a beautiful thing and I hope to meet more of you through the website and in person! If there is any questions on anything, send me an email and I can try helping you. Other than that, I believe that is almost all of the major announcements at the moment. Thank you all again for the positive comments on the new coaching job, have a great Friday!

.                                                                 -Alex Costa-