BE A PART OF THE BIGGEST BODYBUILDING AND WEIGHT-TRAINING RESEARCH PROJECT EVER CONDUCTED IN AUSTRALIA!
If you love bodybuilding, and you are intrigued by the role that the mind plays in this sport, then join in the most extensive and comprehensive study of its kind.
There is a plethora of psychological research into many other sports such as tennis, golf, basketball, swimming, and cycling, yet there is a gaping hole in the literature for bodybuilders and weight-trainers. Ironic, since the mind is the backbone of this sport. It’s time to address this unsatisfactory and frustrating shortage of formal and structured research into bodybuilding psychology. And it needs to be done from WITHIN the sport, not by a group of researchers looking from the outside in.
This study will be designed, led and conducted by experienced competitor, trainer and human behaviour researcher, Loretta Watson, who has been involved in bodybuilding for over 10 years.
As a bodybuilding community, passionate and headstrong about our sport, we have the resources at our fingertips to generate this great study of the bodybuilder’s mind. With your help, this will provide an invaluable and desperately needed resource for competitors past, present and future.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
There is a role for everybody, whether you compete or not.
Males and females
All experience levels (recreational trainers, thinking about competing, novices, experienced, world champions)
Both Australian and international participants are encouraged
Families and friends of competitors, and spectators and enthusiasts of the sport
CAN I REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
You can choose to remain anonymous or you can disclose your identity. Your preference will be respected.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO, AND WHEN?
You can participate in one of three ways: Online, by telephone, or face-to-face.
You will either complete a questionnaire or take part in a face-to-face or telephone interview. It will be your choice. Interviews and questionnaires will begin in early 2015.
WHAT WILL I GET FROM PARTICIPATING?
You’ll be a part of the biggest study in Australia, perhaps the world, into the minds of weight-trainers and bodybuilders.
You will get public exposure - with your permission, your name, contest achievements and contributions to the study will be published.
You will gain new understanding about yourself and others in your sport. This knowledge will come from information that has never been provided for the specific demands of bodybuilding.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Send a private message indicating your interest and your email address to Facebook Page "Psychology for Bodybuilders" or alternatively email Loretta direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AND PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW IN THE BODYBUILDING COMMUNITY AS YOU CAN. WE CAN ALL MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVING THE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR SPORT. THE MORE PEOPLE WE HAVE INVOLVED, THE GREATER OUR RESOURCE WILL BE!