Covid has not slowed us down, bodybuilders say

Bernard Percival Jr.
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By Neto Baptiste

Bernard Percival Jr and Rosian Warrington, two of the country’s top professional bodybuilding and fitness athletes, have refused to let their guards down and have not been deterred by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports Show recently, Percival revealed that he has continued to train and diet in a manner that would allow him to move straight back into competition if the need arises.

“For me, the training never stops because at the end of the day I enjoy my training and that is why I chose bodybuilding in the first place because I like to train, so I don’t training to be a bodybuilder, I just enjoy training. The tough part becomes the diet and the prep competition wise and especially when you have nothing in mind, you don’t have any dates set, you just up in the air and don’t know what’s going on. It makes things very difficult,” he said.

Competitions are still on hold here after being halted in March when the country recorded its first case of the virus. 

Warrington said that although she may make only slight changes to her diet, it is nothing significant that would not allow her to quickly re-adjust.

“Training stays the same year round and my diet doesn’t really change too much. So I am basically going through the same routine but I just do not have a goal date but as soon as I have an idea when I will be competing next, that’s when I will make all the changes to both my diet and my training programme,” she said.

In May, the Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Bodybuilding & Weightlifting Federation (ABBWF) cancelled its national championships. The cancellation came after the body had initially postponed the event in April due to the pandemic.

Rosian Warrington.
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