Jodi Delande

by MARCA Media on Mar 26, 2023

Jodi Delande


  • Jodi Delande
    Dec 16, 2023 at 18:30

    2 Weeks Post Competitve Season…what’s occurring? 🤔

    This year has definitely not been my typical transition away from prep. Normally I would have a few days of plan and then slowly start to ease myself back towards plan. I normally find that I am fully back on plan within a week of my final show of the year 💯

    Things haven’t quite worked out that way in 2023, but it has taught me a lot about what does and doesn’t work for me so I can bear this in mind in the future 🥰

    Being in Thailand for my last show inevitably led to me having a bit of a holiday in the days following my show. Which seems like a great idea and fabulous way to let your hair down…I mean it absolutely was…what a beautiful place to see out your season…& the food was next level 😮‍💨

    However….it did make it very easy to over indulge and adopt a ‘fuck it’ mindset when it came to food. It’s easy to justify being reckeless with food when you’re on holiday…even if it’s not the best thing to do when your body is so sensitive following a prep 😅

    Then when I returned home earlier this week…I found myself in what felt like social occasion after social occasion….another excuse to stay in that ‘fuck it’ mindset when you know you’re not going to be on plan 🙈

    I don’t regret how things have panned out this year…I’ve made amazing memories, in incredible places, with wonderful people. But in an ideal world…it’s taught me that I probably would prefer to be back on plan before taking myself on holiday or indulging in so many social occasions. Just so I feel more settled & in control of my eating habits before I allow myself some flexibility.

    Lessons learned…this will only enhance my bodybuilding experience moving forward 🙏🏽


  • Jodi Delande
    Dec 09, 2023 at 04:28

    2023 Season Over & Out 🫡🧡

    No placing for me unfortunately in Thailand. I have no regrets 💯 Sometimes you can turn up on the day with a package you really believe in, but it doesn’t align with what the judges are looking for. That’s happened to me twice this year and it anything…it’s taught me even more about the subjective nature of judging and how this can vary from country to country 🙏🏽

    That’s ok for me 🥰 This year was very much about experimenting and learning…seeing what Josh & I liked, vs what the judges preferences were and taking that information into my next build phase so we can present better next time I get on stage 🤗

    Thailand was a wonderful experience. It’s always been on my bucket list to visit, so to be able to end my competitive season there and enjoy everything it has to offer…that was a win in itself for me 🌟

    This year I completed 4 shows. Travelled the world to get to them. Took home two placings & one win in my debut Pro season…I’d say that’s a success. But the best outcome for me was that I got up on stage every time with physiques that delivered exactly what I wanted…I can look back at the memories from this year and hold my head high knowing I did my best…& that there’s even better to come 😏

    Watch this space…😘


  • Jodi Delande
    Nov 30, 2023 at 17:27

    So we’ve made it to Thailand 🤗🇹🇭 Show number 4 & my last of the 2023 season…

    I definitely didn’t hold back on my travels this year 🤭 Outside of bodybuilding, travelling is a huge passion of mine 💯 So when the opportunity comes to jump on a flight & explore a culture…it’s one a struggle to refuse!

    It’s hard because people tell me how lucky I am to be able to travel the world doing what I do…but in reality I have very limited opportunity to explore these countries to their fullest unless I am stopping there at the end of my prep. Limiting activity and on peak week and having to stick to specific food means it’s not exactly the same experience you would have if you were visiting for a holiday 🥺

    But finishing my season in Thailand will give me the opportunity to explore it, once show day has been completed to the very best of my ability 🥰 Until then…it’s business as usual to bring my best 🫡

    The look we have pushed for this show is again another risk…I wanted to end my season having pushed my physique to another level. How this will play out with the judges I don’t know…but I want to look back at my memories of this show day and know I ended the season with a look I will remember…sharp condition is what I’m opting for. Let’s see how we do….t minus 3 days 🌟


  • Jodi Delande
    Nov 24, 2023 at 07:51

    6th IN THE WORLD BABYYY 🥰 I’m absolutely buzzing to say the least…but we’re not done just yet 😏

    My goal for Malaga was to get a first call out after falling short of it at PCA British Finals. It was disappointing to not achieve that but I took it on the chin. I presented a softer look for that show because I wanted to see how it would land and it wasn’t quite what the judges were looking for. They wanted leaner…so that’s what we gave them! & I’m so pleased it was rewarded 🤗

    The feedback I received from Worlds…I’m completely on board with. One of the bits I can address immediately…posing 💯 Now…I’m not one to make excuses…my posing was off on stage. During the first round of quarter turns I got cramp in one of my calves and it was a case of continuing through it without aggregating it into a full cramp…otherwise I would have had to leave the stage. I will fix that for my next show 🫡

    The other bit of feedback was more depth development in my glutes. Again…I can see the top 5 had this over me in the comparisons. So whilst my glutes are improved from last season…there’s more to be done. I will park that for now and come back to it once I’m in my improvement phase 😏

    Last show of the season is fast approaching…9 days out from the PCA Thailand Championships 👏🏽🇹🇭

    Thailand has always been on my bucket list of places to visit, so I couldn’t think of a better way to end my season! I hope to do Team Full Boar & the PCA Team GB proud…let’s do the damn thing 😘


  • Jodi Delande
    Nov 16, 2023 at 06:06

    Pro show number 3 of 2023 takes us to Malaga, Spain for PCA Worlds…3 days out 🇪🇸🌍

    This show holds a very special place in my heart…it’s crazy to think that a year ago…I became a World Champion in my last show as an amateur and turned Pro. Something I chased for 4 years…a moment I will never forget 🥰

    The work doesn’t stop when you turn Pro…if anything…it starts again. & I’m learning that as I’m working through my Rookie season. Nothing is handed to you…you start at the bottom again & it’s your decision as to whether or not you apply yourself to keep pushing for what’s required of you at this next level 🫡

    I think the difference when you are amateur…is if you do well…it’s not often that you won’t continue to do well if you keep bringing your best. When you turn Pro…you could win one show and not place in the next…even being your best. Because everyone brings something uniquely different…uniquely their best. You could have 10 Pros in a line up, all winner worthy…so I’m learning about what it really means to be happy with taking the L even if you brought your best. Your best doesn’t always mean you’re THE best 💭

    I’m under no illusion that Worlds is going to be a tough line up. But I’m going into this with a look more representative of what the judges want from the Pro division…I took on board the feedback from British and I hope it lands better 🙏🏽

    But genuinely…I’m excited for the experience and to present a new look…what will be will be…but then win is in knowing that Josh and I are bringing a look we are happy meets what the criteria and the judges have said they would like to see more of from me. I can hold my head high knowing that 🫡


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