Packing for your show

Ok – the dieting is done, you’ve completed your last workout on Tuesday or Wednesday, your peak week plan is in full swing, and you’re just about ready to take off for your show.  If the show isn’t in your home town, it’s highly recommended that you stay in the host hotel recommended by the show promoters (if the show...
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Taking better progress pictures

Bodybuilding, figure, physique, bikini – whatever division you compete in, it’s all about the visuals.  It doesn’t matter who on stage has the biggest arms or the lowest bodyfat, it’s about – among other things – who looks like they have the biggest arms and the lowest bodyfat.  Perception is not always reality in this game. So in addition to...
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The importance of posing

Quick, look at the figure competitors pictured above.  Can you spot who has spent their time practicing their posing correctly? Regardless of the division you choose to compete in – bodybuilding, physique, figure, or bikini – your posing is possibly the single most important element in determining your success. Bodybuilding, figure, whatever division you compete in – this sport is...
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HIIT it hard!

If you’ve competed – or thought about it – before, you probably know about or have at least heard of HIIT.  High-Intensity Interval Training is an exercise format that gets you working with a significantly higher heart rate.  Combined with a correctly devised and timed diet, this can be a fantastic way to get in to shape or shed those...
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Your training program sucks

I hate being negative, it’s just not really in my nature (sarcastic, yes – negative, no).  So while I hate the negative title of this post, it’s probably true. For every man and woman who steps on stage looking their absolute best, there are probably 3-5 who missed the mark considerably (I’m being generous with that number).  For every person...
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