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China Green

by MARCA Media on Jun 28, 2022

China Green - Full Boar Sports


  • China green
    Nov 13, 2023 at 08:47

    Change can be needed at times, and it’s a good thing.

    Post show I’ve had a lot of change in my personal life. A lot of which is for the better. I’ve also proactively changed a few parts of my life, to embrace new beginnings – I’ve changed gyms for example. I’m now training out of a local gym and flex n tone.

    As we move into this off season, im hugely prioritizing my well-being – the local gym has a sauna, steam and plunge pool which has been great for mental well-being and recovery.

    Prioritizing well-being is something bodybuilders often let fall by the way side. It’s something I will be prioritizing moving forward ❤️


  • China
    Oct 27, 2023 at 06:17

    So I’m 3 weeks post show now and it’s the best I’ve ever felt.

    Post show for can be incredibly tough.
    I’m 3 weeks post show and it’s the best I’ve ever felt. Notice how I say ‘felt’ here not ‘looked’. Taking some attention away from body image is super important and that’s exactly what I’m doing this time round.

    Here are things I have done here that work for me

    - Prioritizing well-being – personal well-being and self care can get neglected in prep due to an intensely busy schedule – you deserve it to replenish those depleted stores.

    - Prioritize your mental health as much as you do your diet/nutrition and be kind to yourself – daily journalling, practice gratitude.

    - Set new goals/adopt a new hobby away from your own bodybuilding goals – this doesn’t mean you need to neglect your own bodybuilding at all. It merely gives you mental space away from what can feel like all consuming robotic bodybuilding world. I’ve started yoga!

    - Retain structure – in prep we are in complete structure for a VERY long period of time. Removing all that instantly you can feel like a kid in a candy store and you can end up feeling lost/out of control. Keep some structure in – for me, that’s keeping in some cardio, staying on my meal plan (albeit with more food).

    - TALK if you are struggling – if you’re binging/eating off plan/mentally struggling with weight gain TALK about it. I guarantee to you, anyone who has been through this journey before WILL have felt the same.

    - OWN your post show decisions and reflect on them POSITIVELY – if you’ve gained a little too much weight too quickly, but you’ve spent time with loved ones you’ve neglected for a long time. Don’t focus on the negatives, focus on the positives. And just don’t be an idiot.

    - Ease back into training and don’t expect too much of yourself too soon. ‘Pushing through’ will only drive fatigue higher and prolong the recovery period. Communicate with your coach, tell them if your recovery is compromised and if they’re a decent coach, they should help you.

    - BE HONEST with yourself and your coach – if you’re binging/eating off plan regularly. If they’re a good coach they WILL help you. It’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. They can only support you if they know what’s happening ❤️

    And finally. YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR BODYWEIGHT OR HOW YOU LOOK. Focus on how feel, focus on your achievements (not many people can do what you have just done), enjoy some NORMAL LIFE. You deserve it

    I have no immediate competing plans now. After a hectic few years I want some time to be present and start to enjoy my journey again.


  • China
    Sep 20, 2023 at 12:54

    Prep update from me.

    I’m currently just over 2 weeks out from my pro debut. And I’m excited! We fly out to Bulgaria two weeks today which I can’t wait wait for.

    Condition is almost hit, just a little more grinding and then we’re there.

    Very fatigued now, but happy with how I’m looking. Just need to land the plane!


  • China
    Sep 02, 2023 at 07:43

    Prep update from me

    5 weeks out today from the Bulgaria Balkan classic.

    Big changes in condition this week – and oh boy I’ve felt it. It’s been a hard week fatigue has really hit home this week, but we know with that comes big changes to your physique. Getting daily changes now which is exciting.

    I decided to go a little underground now for the remainder of my prep – social media is a distraction, and it’s important to remove things that no longer serve us positively when we’re deep in prep. And for me, that’s social media.

    Head down and work now 🚀


  • China
    Aug 23, 2023 at 11:02

    Prep update from me

    I am 6.5 weeks out now from Bulgaria Balkan classic my first show. It’s getting very real now and I’m starting to feel nervous.

    Decided to take a short break from social media for a while to get me head down and work without distractions. Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming knowing you are to stand on stage next to girls you’ve been inspired by for years. But in this game we need to focus on what we can control daily, remove thoughts of things that we can’t and focus on the task at hand.


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