There is an article flying around social media at the moment that irks me a bit, pertaining to those "not ready" to compete in bikini. Okay... maybe it irks me more than a bit. I won't go into the details, but in essence the author states only those "serious" about competing should be competing. He adds that those who aren't in "peak" condition have no business stepping on a stage. I think this author needs a little reality check (and yes you read that right... "he"). So... I'm here to very cordially hand that reality check.
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Figure and bikini competitors are the experts at being able to sculpt their bodies, whether that's to put on muscle, lose fat, or both. In this FABulously Fit Friday I show you 3 days of my meals while I was working on losing some weight (fat pounds only).
If you go from diet to diet, program to program, then this episode of FABulously Fit Friday is for you. We explore the various reasons women binge, the triggers that send them down that road, and how to get rid of this behavior once and for all.
The maze of no calorie sweeteners is complex at best. With so many so-called zero calorie sweeteners on the market today and conflicting reports as to what they do to our bodies, it's no wonder we're confused! So in today's FABulously Fit Friday we break it all down for you.
I get it all the time- "What are you taking", "Whats that in your bottle?", "Well I saw this protein on sale, what do you think about it?", "Isn't all protein just the same, and why should I take that other stuff??" I will go through all the different types of protein, how they are made, the pros and cons, and when to take them. Its time to clear that protein confusion up!
The debate has been strong for years. Is it better to perform cardio on an empty stomach or not? Will you burn fat or burn that precious muscle you've work so hard to obtain? Well the debate is over. We have sorted through the studies and gathered the information for you.
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Figure and Bikini Competition Prep
You have been working your tail off in the gym, getting up at 4 a.m. to fit in an extra session of cardio, cycling your carbs, and giving up the cream in your coffee. You’ve got your eyes on the prize – getting up on stage for your first figure competition. But while you’re planning out your 12-14 week competition preparation diet and training plan, don’t forget to think about a savings plan, too. Competing is an expensive hobby.
Thats right..I said it. In order to win you NEED to lose. Literally...you have to lose. I you dont, there is nothing to learn from..and last time I checked, there arent perfect people strolling around town. Walk with me as I take you through my 1st National show experience and you will understand EXACTLY what I mean :)
So you trained your hardest, stuck to the diet, posed your heart out at your show and now you're ready to start taking some pictures. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Some of us have it, and those of us who dont dream of the day it will happen! Well, 90% of the time, companies WILL NOT seek YOU out..I don't care how awesome you look. If we want them to help us out, we need to show them just WHY we are so awesome and just how we can help THEM! ;)
Alcohol is a big no-no for serious fitness gals. While it may be easy to stay off of it, it's not so easy sometimes explaining it.
When I started going to the gym a very long time ago I literally had no idea what I was doing. I was just fortunate enough to have met some pretty wonderful people that showed me the ropes.
This is a blog I wrote a while back about being able to control the balance in your life when not only competing, but in life in general. I know we all struggle with this, myself included. It helps to look back and read about someone else's experience!
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