My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites skiplacour.com, manformation.com, massmachinenutrition.com. And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding. So you have been working out in the gym and now you have decided you want to become a competitive bodybuilder. The first thing you need to do is find out where competition is being held. You can talk to a friend at the gym. You can search the internet and start setting the goal of working towards that day you are going to enter the show. You want to find a mentor who can help you with this process. There is a lot of hard work that you will need to through with your training and your discipline eating habits. Find a coach or mentor who can help you, coach you, guide you through the process. Make it a little bit easier for you. Find a mentor who, has not only gone through the process themselves, they also have experience helping people just like you go through the process. Now anybody can enter a contest. What kind of standards are you going to set for yourself? Are you just trying to enter a contest to say that you have done it or are you really determined to get the very best out of yourself and win the competition? It is very important to decide that right now because it's going to really decide how much effort you put into it. How much energy you put into finding the right strategies to actually look your best on the competitive bodybuilding stage. It's really important that you find a contest that is suited to you. At your level of training. Now it does not matter how long you have been training you can find a bodybuilding contest with competitors just like you. So those are the most important things you need to consider now that you have decided to become a competitive bodybuilder.