Copyright (c) 2009 Karen Sessions
Admit it. You’ve seen those figure competition goddesses in the latest fitness and muscle magazines. You may have even to been to a figure competition just to get a better glimpse at the finely-tuned condition those women get in.
If getting in such great shape or entering a figure competition ever crossed your mind, here are a few tips you can implement to make the transformation successful…
To successfully prepare for a figure competition, it is important to have at least a full year of good solid weight training under your belt. It is ideal to have a decent foundation built so you can properly sculpt the muscles for beautiful stage presence.
A good workout program would include a nice balance of cardio and weight training to build muscle, but keep your body fat in check, as well as keep your endurance up.
Your diet is another essential aspect of getting in top figure shape. Your figure competition diet can differ from your off-season diet. In either case, it is important to eat a wide-variety of foods that are rich in fiber, protein, and carbs coming from fresh and natural sources.
During your contest dieting phase, it would be best to wean off and eliminate processed foods that can hinder you getting as lean as possible.
The little trick in figure competition dieting is tweaking your diet every week or two so your body turns into a fat-burning furnace.
Doing your homework is also a huge part of figure competition preparation and success. This type of homework can include a number of areas including attending figure contests, taking photos and videos of contests to study, learning the figure poses and practicing them, taking photos and videos of your posing, learning what style and color posing suit best expresses your body type, skin tone, and hair color, finding out what the judges are looking for, etc.
As you can see, competing in a figure competition is a lot more than just working out and dieting. There is an entire gray area that many ladies are not aware of.
In order to make the figure transformation, take some time out and know all the things you need to do to fill in the gaps to that short road to the figure stage.
Remember, success is to accomplish an intended purpose. Your intended purpose can be anything you want it to be.
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