In my articles I discussed the issue from the perspective that you may feel isolated from others with the same goals as you, however as with all things in life there is more than one perspective.
3D Muscle Journey have a weekly podcast and they decided to cover this topic as well, so I thought I would share their perspective. They put out a lot of great content so if you are not subscribed to their YouTube channel you are missing out on a ton of great information.
For those that don’t know I am currently coached by Alberto Nunez of 3DMJ. I worked with Alberto for my 2014 contest season and am currently working with him in my off season with the goal of getting on stage in 2019 or 2020.
3DMJ PODCAST #82: Loneliness And Bodybuilding
In today’s episode, Eric, Andrea, and Alberto discuss one of the most common bodybuilding pitfalls, loneliness. What can start off as a new and exciting journey, can quickly turn into a life of isolation, misunderstanding, and exiling of those closest to you, if you aren’t careful.
Throughout the episode, the coaches share their past and present beliefs, feelings, and experiences, in effort to prevent mistakes of the past from reoccurring in future generations of bodybuilding.
For those who are just beginning their bodybuilding journey and have an insatiable excitement for the sport, the information contained in this episode is highly valuable. Likewise, if you have been in the iron game for a while, but commonly suffer from feelings of loneliness and disconnect, this episode may provide you with valuable insights and ideas for how to improve your current situation.