NPC Baltimore Gladiator Championships 2019. This weekend was the first local NPC show of the year. I was up at 5 am in order to get ready and make it to the show on time. The original plan was to purchase tickets in advance online but I missed the deadline. When purchased the ticket when I got there and they only accept cash. It was a good thing I had money with me because I never carry cash.
It’s been almost 3 years since the last time I went to a show so this was a much-needed outing. In my opinion, there is nothing more inspiring than watching a bodybuilding show.
There were a lot of crossovers in this show. We saw a lot of the same competitors switching over to different divisions and entering in multiple age groups. It’s cool that they were able to get extra stage time and see how they stack up to multiple competitors. I think it’s a good way to see where you fit best in the bodybuilding world.
If I compete again I think I would fit best in the bikini category. I love the posing figure competitors do but I just don’t have the muscle needed for that type of competition. My plan is to work hard this whole year and see where I am before I decide on a path to follow.
Dawnn and I shared our thoughts after the show about how we feel about doing another competition. There is another show coming up in May that we will attend together. I will get as much footage as I can again. I think it’s a great way to get a better view and go back to check out the competition.
We can get caught up in the way some youtubers look on camera and it can mess with your head. It was good to see a local show and makes doing another one a real possibility.
It feels great to go to shows again and step back into that bodybuilding world. I plan to attend as many shows this year and I can and share my thoughts and feelings along the way. My only regret after going to this show is that I stopped pushing after my second show. I could be in better shape mentally and physically if I did not get in my head so much.
All that is over and it’s time to focus and move on and that’s what I plan on doing.