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3 Little Known Bikini Competition Tips

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I just got back from the Bikini Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA. To say this was an awesome experience well… that would just be an incredible understatement. I feel so honored to be stepping on stage with the most amazing bikini competitors in the country.

3 Little Known Bikini Competition Tips

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Diet > 13 Weeks Out

Kristin Shaffer

Hi Shawnette! I'm sending you an email so we can chat directly. :) With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Diet > 13 Weeks Out

Shawnette Flores

Hello There! I am currently 13 weeks out from my first Bikini Competition. I have been using this program as a base for the first 3 weeks to establish a system. From the first two weeks, I've dropped 5lbs or so, and noticed my measurements had gone down as well. This 3rd week seemed a little more stagnant for me and my weight and measurements were roughly the same. What I am curious about is whether or not to modify my plan, or ride out another week or so. I am very active - fasted cardio 3x/week for 25 min and lift 6 days per week. I consume 1500 calories per day at 192g Protein, 98g Carbs and 41g Fat. I'm at roughly 20% Body Fat. How long would you recommend waiting before modifying either my diet or gym time? Any suggestions or insight would be much appreciated! Thank you!

Posted By Floressm

Competition Tips > How old is too old?

Kristin Shaffer

Unless you have been extremely overweight where your skin has been stretched to the point of loss of elasticity, you absolutely will tighten up. I've seen it time and time again. It just takes a little longer as we age so patience and consistency is key. :) How wonderful that you're considering competing! It's SO fun!!! (and a bit addicting) :) With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Competition Tips > How old is too old?

I'm 49 just started working out until about 6 months ago.I always have competed in another sport all my life but recently retired. Not knowing what to do next I looked down at my saggy body and said "well better start dedicating myself to my Heath and well being" My husband has a business associate that is a bikini pro and I thought how cool!! But never considered someone at my age Considering it. But all of u on this page have given me so much to be inspired about. Thank you!! The only one thing I'm worried about....is my skin its not as tight as it was 10 years ago and my booty is not smooth. Does it become more smooth the more u work out and diet?? I'm looking more toned and weight 128 at 5'8" but humm?? Not sure if it is possible for me to be smooth enough for a stage?? Anyone have any experience how to smooth out the skin....ugh!

Posted By sassymare

Competition Tips > Heel height

Imola Heffley

I am 5'6" tall and I own a 5" and a 4" heel competition shoe. Whenever I wear the 5" i stumble around a lot and can't pose very well. When I wear the 4" shoe, I nail my posing. So my question is, can I wear the 4" shoe on stage knowing that the 5" is probably make my legs better but sacrifice my posing?

Posted By imolaheffley

Competition Tips > To get a coach or do it alone?

Imola Heffley

I have had two different coaches in the best and one did not have me eat any carbs and messed up my body and the other had me eat too much calories and wasn't losing any weight. I am going coachless now because I feel like I spent a lot of money for bad advice. Be careful. Coaches do not always give you the best advice, some just do what worked for them in the past and do not understand that everyone works differently.

Posted By imolaheffley

Diet > Carbs 12 weeks out

Kristin Shaffer

Hi Imola, I'm sending you a separate email. :) With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Diet > Carbs 12 weeks out

Imola Heffley

Hello, I am new to the site. I have a question regarding the carb sources closer to competition. It says that you are not allowed starchy carbs, only fibrous vegetables. I don't understand how you will meet the required carb grams only eating fibrous vegetables. Thanks in advance

Posted By imolaheffley

Welcome - From the Editor > Newbie here

Jessica Hamilton

I am super new too! I am trying to determine weather or not 19 weeks out for my very first competition(figure) is enough time to obtain the proper results. I am a mom of four ages 10-1 and I have been lifting with my husband for about 12 weeks now. I know I need to add cardio into the mix, well more cardio, and to meal prep better. I have been working on my meal prep for a couple weeks now and I am seeing awesome results I just kind of want to make sure I am heading in the right direction.

Posted By LadyJ317317

Competition Tips > How old is too old?

Kristin Shaffer

Never too old!!! :):):) Seriously... you're never too old to get going. Candidly 43 is young. I stepped on stage with an amazing-looking 62-year-old and she didn't start working on her sexy body until she was 50! And even if you don't ultimately compete, why not work toward getting into the BEST shape of your life anyway right? You'll have more energy, more vitality, and more confidence than you've ever had as a result. It's a beautiful thing. With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor