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Welcome - From the Editor 26 262 By fabeditor
Diet 93 557 By Stoug
Competition Tips 81 548 By fabeditor
Exercise 19 61 By fabeditor
Lifestyle of Fitness 12 547 By smskorb77
Family and Fitness 3 18 By fabeditor
Fitness for a Living 4 11 By RachaelOlkin
Upcoming Competitions 26 79 By EmilyNo

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Upcoming Competitions > OBC Emerald Coast

Emily Nolan

Hi everyone, I'm Emily, excited to be prepping for my first competition. Gearing up for OBC- Emerald Coast Classic in June. Pretty nervous about my progress (I have 3 kids and am still breastfeeding my youngest) and whether I'm on track, but trusting that following my plan will get me there :-)

Posted By EmilyNo

Diet > Leaning out/Hardening up, suggestions?

One more question! Does anyone know anything about how "Scars" affect judging? I broke my femur in 1998 and had emergency to put in a rod and pins ... then had to have surgery in 1999 to remove them all. I have a large scar on my right hip and 3 small scars down the side of my right leg (about 1/2 inch each .. with the top one about 4 inches) The large one is very noticeable. I am so lucky to be here ... but I am very insecure about them. Especially with competing. Do you all have any idea how this could affect scoring??? It's obviously something out of my control :(

Posted By Stoug

Diet > Leaning out/Hardening up, suggestions?

Hey All ... Do you all eat a meal right before bed? I should be receiving a meal plan from a coach this week. IF I compete I am 10 weeks out right now. I have self trained to this point and am really happy with where I am to date. Just need more "structure" and guidance at this point. So I can't wait to get my meal plan, etc. It will be my first bikini comp .. at 34 :) I am about 5'2. I have a blog with a few pics www.simplystacy.com .... My bigger question is for those of you cutting out dairy. All my shakes are Whey .. and well .. whey is dairy. My beloved Quest bars also have dairy. What are you thoughts on this? I currently had to give up dairy for health reasons but will be able to resume it in 2 weeks. In the meantime I switched to a Vegan protein. However I have noticed some muscle loss (maybe it's just me). I do know that Whey is a HUGE staple on most major competitors diets even the week of show. Thoughts??? THANK YOU!!! SO excited to find this forum!!

Posted By Stoug

Welcome - From the Editor > Beginner wanting advice!

Kristin Shaffer

Jeannette that's so exciting! We're here for you as you have questions. It's such a fun process... and so very rewarding. :):) With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Competition Tips > Shoes!?

Kristin Shaffer

Hi Jeannette! I would get shoes well in advance in order to get used to them. If you're anything like most of us, you don't typically strut around in 5" heels all day. So it'll take some practice to get really comfortable in them. :) With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Competition Tips > Shoes!?

Jeannette Smith

How much in advance should I get my shoes? I'm training for my first show in 17 weeks.

Posted By momof3

Welcome - From the Editor > Beginner wanting advice!

Jeannette Smith

Hi everyone! I am looking to do my first show in August! I am so excited to find this site! I am planing to enter figure and need tons of advice! I've started going to some shows to watch and learn! Kristin I've already watched some of your videos. They are inspiring!

Posted By momof3

Lifestyle of Fitness > diastasis recti

I found another girl on facebook that has competed with diastasis and an umbilical hernia. I think she is training again for another competition.

Posted By smskorb77

Lifestyle of Fitness > diastasis recti

I am 5 weeks from stepping on stage and 2 weeks ago was diagnosed with 2 umbilical hernias and diastasis rectic, from 4 pregnancies. :( However, I am using the tuppler technique and really engaging my TVA when exercising. I knew of the one hernia before I made the decision to compete and decided I was not going to let that hold me back from getting in great shape. When I found out about the diastasis and other hernia I felt frustrated but am going to follow thru on the competition. I stopped doing all crunches and strictly working with Tuppler, I definately have noticed a difference especially as I have leaned out, my tummy looks much better. I can send you some pics if you want to see. I am going to get the hernias fixed after the competition. Diastasis can be fixed with a tummy tuck, not so sure if I want to do that. I am going to work with a reformer pilates instructor after the surgery. She said she can get the recti pretty close to original shape. I personally, am doing this because I want to do it. I am working hard and trying to control what

Posted By smskorb77

Lifestyle of Fitness > diastasis recti

I'm not sure if I posted this right but has anyone been able to compete after having this problem? Im down to a 2 finger seperation but im having a hard time going any farther. Ive tried the tuppler technique and am doing the mutu system currently along with modified wt training.

Posted By abirgen