Phil Heath On Bodybuilding vs Family
Bodybuilding lifestyle is all about dedication. Bodybuilding is not a one-hour training session five days per week. It is much more than that.
To become a champion bodybuilder, or to be a champion at anything takes continuous dedication every single day. Bodybuilders need to repeat the training and the diet every single day multiple times to really see results. No doubt, when you are really dedicated to bodybuilding lifestyle it can take over and consume your everyday life and dictate almost every action and thought you make or have.
The issue with having such a dedicated lifestyle is that the focus on other things, including spending quality time with your family, can be negatively effected. In Q&A video, a fan asked 7x Mr. Olympia Phil Heath:
“What do you think of family that don’t want to see you as a bodybuilder? Family is really important to me but bodybuilding is my chosen path.”
As a champion bodybuilder, Phil Heath understands this well as he is the man who trains to be the absolute best. Phil Heath’s answer is simple:
Heath goes into the details of how family can be effected by a bodybuilding career and how to balance your bodybuilding and social life.
“Make time for other peoples tell’em you love’em…
If they can’t understand it…
they’re not living your life and if they are not paying your bills, they really have no business telling you what to do. They just don’t.”