Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues cripple

Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to cripple the bodybuilding world.

The coronavirus epidemic is causing havoc all over the world and especially in Europe.

Populations are on either full or partial lockdown, airports are closing and borders are also being closed.

Every major sporting event, including bodybuilding shows have been cancelled or postponed.

In regards to sports, Formula One, Football, Soccer, NHL, NBA and other team sports are totally different than the sport of bodybuilding.

The team sports mentioned above, can prepare to continue their season if everything gets back to normal much smoother than bodybuilding and fitness athletes.

Preparing for a bodybuilding competition is a total different scenario.

As we all know, preparing for a high level bodybuilding and fitness competition takes total dedication, months before the event takes place.

Training at home is not the solution for a pro bodybuilder or a high level amateur athlete. We all know the elite athlete needs a professional gym to build the physique that will possibly win him/her a pro card.

In the past week, the majority of the biggest gyms in the world had to close their doors due to safety regulations.

Australia’s Doherty’s Gym, Golds Gym franchise, Bev’s Powerhouse Gym (New York) and hundreds more have been crippled by the coronavirus threat.

Gym owners will definitely suffer financially as pro bodybuilders will suffer greatly as well.

Another major worry for gym owners is that paying members might lose interest and not return when gyms open again. Life away from the gym can become very easy as members will fill their day with other activities to fill the time.

Lifting groceries and furniture will not build a world class physique.

Promoters and federations are trying their best to re-schedule events, but the longer gyms are closed, the less chance the top athletes will be at their best for these events.

Gyms being closed will definitely be a mental strain for the top athletes. Having a short rest will help the bodybuilder recuperate, but when it exceeds a certain point, the situation can get crazy.

Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, published a video on his official Instagram page discussing the situation.

If anybody knows how to handle a difficult situation, it is surely Dexter.

Dexter went on to explain that he usually takes up to three weeks off after a major competition, but if he does not get back to the gym after three weeks, that’s when it becomes a problem.

Some of the tips that Dexter gave were to cut down on carbs and to do at least 20 minutes cardio a day.

Dexter emphasized to watch the diet as the athlete can easily gain weight. encourages everybody to stay inside as much as possible. This virus is deadly and it is not something to take lightly.


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