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If bodybuilding competition is something you've been thinking about, then my advice is to use the directions provided in this article and make your competition goals a reality. Included are my own personal experiences, diet, schedule and more...
Follow my plan to the T and the trophy will be engraved with your name!
Have your ever thought about entering a bodybuilding competition but have no idea what to expect? Check out this comprehensive guide to contest preparation!
Randy wanted to reach 225 by spring... That was one goal, now it was time to sketch out the remainder. Here's my account of telling him that his year in muscle was about to begin and finish with a win... by fall. Learn more.
Competing for the first time is the experience of a lifetime! But you can only make it better by starting your own competition training crew! Find out how to connect with other fitness enthusiasts and skyrocket to victory together!
The critical placement judging takes place during the prejudging. Here are the secrets you have to know, win or lose, in your first show! Find out more.
I allow myself to not worry about staying 'in shape' for approximately the last 2 months of the year. This is a great time to grow and the following story is an example of what happens when you don't. Learn more.
You have been building lean muscle mass for a while now. Next up is your first bodybuilding, figure or fitness contest! Gear up for the commitment with these 3 big questions. Prepare to get in the best shape of your life!
How can you make a workout appealing to a beginner? Getting a friend to start working out is not the hardest part. The hardest part is sticking with it. Overcome the fear and intimidation from these valuable training tips! Learn more.
Never again will I yell, 'What's taking you so long' to a girlfriend. Never again will I sigh just loud enough for her to hear me when she yells back... The life of a competing bodybuilder doesn't just end after training and eating... Read on.
Most men cringe at the thought of being on stage at a bodybuilding competition. Well, I'm here to tell you, no more do you have to be this gargantuan monster to compete. Here's a guide for the novice to get you on stage and winning. Learn more.
How should one prepare for their first bodybuilding competition? Entering your first bodybuilding competition can be nerve-racking. Here's a helpful diet, training and posing guide to help you win your first contest! Check it out.
You've worked for months for this day. And if you haven't been working for it - guess what, you're fat @ss is going to show it onstage. Here's a simple guide for success your first time on stage!
I sit in amazement at some of the comments and questions I get from bodybuilders after each contest! Here’s invaluable insight from an IFBB pro judge on what you can do to improve how you place!
First-timers contest prep - Hopefully, my try-it-and-hope-for-the-best approach will take the guesswork out of your own preparation. The following is an account of my program and the reasoning behind my choices... Learn more.
It's not just about getting up on a stage, hitting a few poses and showing off the animal you've become. Learn more from the following 6 critical elements that bodybuilders must have to succeed!
Mr. Felder has been a judge for over 20 years and is sought by the tops in the world of professional and national competitors. Learn about a new seminar he put together so athletes could get much needed critiques before a show.
It wasn't until she was 20 and in college that she realized how much the weight was catching up with her. After going from 229 lbs to 124 lbs she learned a great deal. Learn more as she now prepares for competition.
Follow Brandon Poe through his contest preparation for several bodybuilding contests for 2007. Learn what it takes to compete from grueling workouts, cardio, nutrition and more. See how he balances life outside the gym! View video trailer here...
It is hysterical thinking back at that first show. I came into it completely unprepared and still left in awe at the fact that I had come in last place. Believe it or not, criticism from the judges is meant to help... not insult! Learn more here!
When just starting off in bodybuilding you must first lay the groundwork with some serious training. This article will lie out the floor plan of how to get you on track and in competition shape for your big day. Read on...
If you have been thinking about competing in a bodybuilding contest then you have come to the right place! Get some great tips right here to get you started. Bonus material: Sample day of my off season.
So you want to compete in fitness and don't know where to start? Fitness and bikini modeling, fitness, figure and bodybuilding all require different levels of preparation. I've put together some resources to get you started! Read on...
What is the best way to keep motivation high for competition? Motivation is sometimes easy to keep up by listening to good music. However, if you are preparing for a competition that may not be enough... Stop avoiding reality and check this out!
As a natural bodybuilder, Anthony has uncovered many strategies that have helped him build the size needed to win several big contests. Enjoy this mini-seminar with Anthony as he discusses diet, training, and motivation.
How do you determine when you are ready to compete? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Confident people are sure enough about themselves to concentrate on what they need to achieve... Find out right here what you need to do to keep that confidence level up and running for women's competition.
How do you prepare for a bodybuilding competition only 4 weeks out? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
To help increase your chances to succeed, the following are basic tips provided by some of the best and most well-respected IFBB/NPC Judges in the world. Read on to see what they think is the most important when preparing for a show.
Any type of sport or competition requires intense dedication! But dedication alone won't be enough. From Family to the right pair of shoes, read below to see the necessities for a competition.
Nobody will believe you have potential, if you never put forth the energy to prove it! No sponsors are going to invest in you if you do not invest in yourself. Read on to learn about my journey from beginning to finish of competing and winning.
Bodybuilding is at an all time high right now for men and women. It has never been more popular than now. I hope this guide can help you prepare properly so you can become a winner at your next show. So, let's get you ready for the stage.
I've decided to offer these resources for new and aspiring competitors in my area by holding my own series of Fitness & Figure Competitor Workshops. Find out how the first one went...
The sport of bodybuilding has blossomed from the depths of back-alley, sweat-shop gyms to the mainstream commercial entities as evidenced by the multi-mullion dollar health and fitness clubs which are garnishing our nation.
I'll cover each topic one by one, so by the end of this article you will be confident knowing that the package you display for your next competition will be your best!
What about those amongst us who wish to turn this hobby of weightlifting to sport and test the fruits of our passion against other like minded individuals? Learn more about competing in WNSO events!
Today is a day that I will never forget. It was the most fun I have had my entire life. The glory that you get on stage is matched by nothing. Bodybuilding is the best sport, period.
Have you thought about competing? Do you want to spend 12 grueling weeks working your ass off while taking in fewer calories than you burn? If you answered yes, this article is for you...
This first installment will lay out my plan of attack as far as training and nutrition goes, and then I will share my beginning stats and before pics.
Find out what you need to know about assessing your physique and how to take constructive criticism...
I still remember the first time I decided to compete in body building for the very first time. I thought it would be easy and at first it was, for about 2 weeks and after that it got real hard. In this article I will talk about some DO's and some DO NOTs of contest prep.
Find out exactly what you need to do to design a winning contest strategy. Learn all about training, diet, nutrition, supplementation, mental focus, about the shows, what to wear and everything else you could think of...
So many people have the desire to compete, but have a fear of losing or not looking their best. If you want to compete, you should! I encourage participation in competition when the desire is there. Here is some help to getting your thoughts clear.
The first year as a competitor can be very challenging. Realize that all other competitors before you have probably gone through many of the same things you will face on your journey. My goal in sharing my thoughts and advice is to help you go about it as easily as possible.
I plan on entering two small regional Figure shows that are a few weeks before the Nationals. Find out what I do to get in shape for the contests!
Everyone needs a break and you've had yours. You've eaten perhaps more then you should have and possibly drank a little excess too this holiday season. Are you ready for the next competitive season?
Join me while I diet down for my upcoming contest. I will have week to week pictures tracking my progress, as well as week to week articles outlining my dieting process.
For the majority of bodybuilders, you don't just decide to do a show without first properly planning. Ever heard the term: he who fails to plan, plans to fail?
Learn the secrets on how to prepare for competitions from fitness superstar Monica Brant!
To those of you whom are competitive bodybuilders, you will understand when I say that bodybuilding is both a form of art and a practice of science. It is my hope that after reading this article you will understand exactly how complicated it can be to be a competitive bodybuilder.
Even competitors who have been around the scene for a few years are still uncertain as to how things actually work. This FAQ is an attempt to help answer your questions.
Tired of looking around to find information on how to get training or nutritional competition advice from a pro? Look no further!
Learn the secrets on how I won the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia! Find out what I did to kick so much ass!
I switched over to KETO or CKD (Cyclic Ketogenic Diet), it is a diet consisting mainly of proteins and fats and very little to none carbohydrates.
I began my diet and training for the show 7 weeks ago (12 weeks away from show date).
Now I will discuss rising from the level of working out for reasons of exercise for well-being to the level of being a competitor in bodybuilding contests.
Have you been wondering how to get started in the fitness world? Do you have no where to start or no resources! Brenda Kelly has put together this for you! Find out how to get where you want to be.
This is where I decided I would prepare properly for my next show and learn from my mistakes so I will have no excuses for a poor performance on stage.
Will's class got up on stage for prejudging; I sat within the first couple rows video camera in hand, as usual!
I thought I might give you a bit of an insight into how I prepare myself for training each morning.
Shara Vigeant has always battled with her weight until she met Erin Winters and Jay Hutton. These two helped Shara transform her into a chissled hard body.
There are many techniques and tips that will make arrive at your contest in top shape. I have read many and tried some during my preparation for my last contest. Let's take a look at these tricks.
With little prep, and no information to help me get ready, I did the 1988 NPC Boulder Bodybuilding Championships and I won the middleweights. Not too bad for not knowing anything. Since then I have been competing steadily in over a dozen shows and my contest prep has evolved over the years to become a very scientific process.
Wow what a difference two weeks can make. Two weeks ago I was going over my pics and being objective with myself. I think I have the size to do well at the natural level, in fact I know I do. However I realize that conditioning is much more important and that I was not as lean as I should be with seven weeks out!
The story begins just over a year and a half ago, and it chronicles my transition from avid weightlifter to Champion Bodybuilder. Oh yeah, and the bumps and bruises and obstacles that I encountered along the way.
The week of the show is here. What do you do? Do not worry; the following suggestions will help you prepare for the day you have trained so hard for.
I was in peak conditioning and confident that day. My dream still eluded me. I was unable to earn my pro status that day. Upon my return from Virginia, the last thing I wanted to do was to begin training or even thinking about competition. I was drained.
Stage presentation is a concept that can be described as the art of looking like a champion. It can be an acquired skill or something possessed naturally. Either way, it is an important component of competition for fitness or figure athletes.
Posing is the backbone of the physique rounds. It can be a manipulative tool used to enhance every competitor's physique. This is done by learning how to hide the weak points and bring more attention to the strong points in your physique.
Although genetics may play a role in how far you are able to push your body; discipline, a strong will and perseverance may blast you far past your expectations.
I entered my very first fitness competition after being recruited over 2 1/2 years earlier. Did I think I was prepared? No. Was I nervous? Well, not really.
What are the most important factors in determining a bodybuilder's success? I suppose there are probably as many answers to this question as there are bodybuilders concerned with it.
Prior to you starting a fitness/nutrition program, make sure you seek the advice of a physician. "How do you look like that?" "What do you do to make your arms look so toned?" "What do you eat?" "How much water do you drink a day.
I am competing in the NPC's Southern Classic. Definitely a threat for the Bantam Division's 1st place category and prepared to do some serious damage in the overall pose down. I began dieting February 1st 2002. I was weighing in at 150.5 lbs, three and a half months later I am tipping the scales at 131 lbs shredded as ever with 16 days to the big show down. Here is my full plan.
Hello and welcome to my 10 week contest preparation series. This series will cover EVERYTHING I do in order to prepare for my first contest. Almost all young bodybuilders dream of one day competing. For me, that time has come. If you read this series, you can watch me pursue my dream.
Here is the story about how my friend changed from a powerlifter to a competitive bodybuilder. You can do it too!
Everyone hits a plateau I have actually just hit one and another competitor who's doing the same competition as me said he's seen gains everywhere but in his legs which he also hates working. When this happens it does make us loose the motivation we started with and think to our selves is it all worth it? When this happens don't loose heart and you will get through it.
Whether you're a bodybuilder, powerlifter, strongman, or athlete in any other sport for that matter, you'll always have a first competition. There will be things like checking in, equipment/clothing rules, certain procedures during the competition, and judging that you must be aware of.
My main concern the first 4 weeks was muscle gain. Fat lose was secondary. I concentrated on heavy explosive movements to build mass. I wanted to keep my reps in the 6-10 range, mostly 3 working sets per exercise, and three 30 min. cardio sessions a week on the stepper or bike. I rested 2-3 minutes between sets.
Just recently I signed up about 40 or so iron enthusiasts to compete in a local NPC show. That is not too bad for only having a sing up sheet out for three days! Unfortunately, about half of them will never commit to it. It is too bad because some have the potential to do really well, if not win their weight class.
I want to share the best experience of my life with all those who have dreams and choose not to act on them. My name is Ryan Price and I am an amateur bodybuilder. I am sharing this with you in hopes to inspire and motivate those who have not acted upon their dreams. I hope you enjoy it.
So you've put on slabs of muscle, chiseled it down with a hardcore carb, rotation diet, practiced your posing, slaved away on the stationary bike for hours on end, shaved every last hair on your body (well almost), tanned as if you were a mile from the sun, painted your entire body, and generally driven every person close to you an inch from insanity.
Okay, you bodybuilder stud or studette. You've been training hard for a long time, and your body has taken on some exceptional size and shape. People probably ask you all the time if you compete. Here is everything you need to know to get started!
The fitness/figure physique promotes a look of symmetry, healthy muscle tone, and exceptional but not excessive body conditioning. Find out if you have what it takes to compete in fitness and what you need to improve.
I started looking through magazines and books for new and innovative ways to train and after some research came up with a few new systems. The one piece of advice I would give to any bodybuilder just starting out is get lean, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING and go do it.
This is the story of me, and my first bodybuilding competition. No, I am not a famous professional bodybuilder or a professional athlete, but am simply a man with goals and dreams just like you. I am writing this article for you and your benefit.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*