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The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival is held February 27th - March 2nd, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Find all of the coverage of the grand event here!
It was a big weekend in LA! See all of the photos of the Fit Expo, BodySpace Spokesmodel Search finals, & the NPC Ironman Naturally here!
You spent months perfecting your body. Now the show is over and a judge is telling you otherwise. Can you handle the truth? You bet. Here's how.
The Olympia stage is a kaleidoscope of amazing bodies. Here’s what the judges are looking at in picking the winners.
This 5 video series will tell you all you need to know about dialing it in during the last week pre-contest. Remember, when it comes to competing, you're only as strong as your weakest link.
Find better success with this guide for better turns and presentation. With a solid posing routine along with training and you will see a difference. Don't delay!
Want to hone your skills like a true warrior? Discover the 9 pillars of perfect posing, instituted by the Valiant Sphinx: IFBB Pro Francis Benfatto!
I was told that my posing this year was better than years past, and I personally attribute this to yoga. Here's more about yoga, the science behind it, detailed stretches, exercises, and more to help you succeed in your next competition.
You're mom thinks you're embarrassing the family by wearing one and you've heard all the jokes from your friends - man panties, banana hammock, among others. Here are some tips to getting trunks and avoiding the 'moments'...
When you're a greenhorn, wet behind the ear, novice bodybuilder like myself, there's a few things you don't expect when your break into this thing. Performing the posing routine is right at the top. Here's more...
Posing correctly to present your physique or that of a client is an important element in winning a bodybuilding contest. The following is a muscularity posing lesson and a sneak preview of more to come. Check it out!
Top 10 tactics for the stage - The following battle plan will help you determine your physical strengths, learn your visual 'power points,' and eventually perfect the brand of posing that proffers victory!
In the most basic sense, posing is the act of showing the physique. However, bona fide physique artists carry this notion a step farther... See how classic and contemporary bodybuilders keep the art of posing alive.
In the war that is competitive bodybuilding, the contest stage is the field of battle. Posing and judging go hand in hand - See how the two can affect the outcome of those trying to be the best on stage!
If you have a desire to compete and succeed in fitness but lack gymnastic ability, fear not. We asked our experts for their top tips on gymnastics training and how to incorporate them into your fitness routine effectively! Learn more.
Watch as Natural Pro Bodybuilder Layne Norton shows you what natural bodybuilding is all about! Episode #17: Female Figure, starring the lovely Isabel Lago and figure coach Mary Bell!
Unfortunately most competitors spend a disproportionate amount of their pre-contest training time working on everything but their posing! Learn just how important posing is. I will list 5 major benefits and how to do the six major stage poses.
In the following interview Ed provides a detailed look at how he became the greatest poser ever and why he feels posing should not be neglected. In addition he talks about current events and much more! Read on.
Below you will find the top 10 figure competitors, broken down into each individual posing routine from the night show (2007 Colorado Pro Figure Finals). Congrats to Valerie Waugaman on placing first!
Learn about posing the best way possible, watch a video and learn! Mark Tilden is one of the best posers in the state and will help you win your next competition!
Frank Roberson 'The Texas Tornado' & fiance Mary Alcorn go over the secrets of great posing 'Tornado Style!' Everything you need to know, from mandatory poses to music selection, is right here!
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of posing to further define yourself. Posing is the most overlooked aspect of bodybuilding, fitness, and figure. Get some great tips right here on how posing can improve your chances of winning!
How can you master your bodybuilding poses? Knowing your poses can make or break your bodybuilding contest. Our forum members have put together a comprehensive list of how to master the poses, tips, popular poses, and which ones they prefer! Learn more...
Having a great physique is irrelevant if you cannot display it properly. See what the past champions did to succeed when posing and then get the latest ideas as Tony shares his secrets to presenting a winning package onstage! Read on...
Many of the members have done contests and done very well in them. Here is a section devoted to their hard work. It includes video & pictures of them posing, and music. Check them out!
It's not just about having a sculpted body... you need to know how to pose for the highest marks! These are the basic posing strategies that all competing bodybuilders need to know.
In bodybuilding competition, posing ability can often be the difference between winning or losing a closely fought battle. Here is a session where I try to talk some sense into a novice about poses.
In bodybuilding competition, posing ability can often be the difference between winning or losing a closely fought battle. Learn the mandatory poses and how to perform them!
Learn to use music to make the most of your personality and assets. The author shares his experience with creating music for fitness routines.
Have you ever given much thought about the judging processes at competitions? Have you ever really thought deeply about what a judge experiences as he or she attempts to score your class? Learn what they are looking for...
Learning and practicing the poses required for a fitness or figure contest is one of the most important aspects of competition preparation.
In the early 1980s, Ben Weider appointed a woman named Doris Barrilleaux to be in charge of women's bodybuilding for the IFBB. Find out why she eliminating lat spreads and how it can be changed!
In the late 1960's and early 70's, posing wasn't poetic and beautiful. We weren't body sculptors then. We were more like deckhands slamming through our most massive poses.
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.
First impressions are vital, and likely this will be the first pose that the judges first see you perform. There are two ways to do this pose...
This is generally the next pose called for in a bodybuilding competition. The best position for your legs is to keep one foot in front of the other with your hands correctly placed.
Both side poses, the side chest pose and the side triceps pose, should be performed with your best side. Your best side may be different on each pose, but this will make you look well-balanced to the judges.
The back lats pose is very similar to the front lats pose. The only difference is that you round out your torso, so that it's forward, while pulling your elbows ahead of the midline of your torso, as the pose is performed.
This pose will be described from the right side, if you want to do the pose on the left simply reverse the directions. Use a leg position that is contingent with one of the three leg stances described in the side chest pose.
Ah, the last compolsory pose...it's good to have a great first impression...but the last impression you leave with the judges is more than important, it's crucial! To begin, put your strong leg about one foot in front of the other.
In round two, you need to impress the judges with your muscle tone in a
Round Three is where you get to present your totally unique posing routine set to the music of your choice. This round can be your chance to get some extra points. You can perform the poses that accentuate your physique,
The posedown is the five-man finally of a bodybuilding competition. It's time to flex those guns man-against-man for every crucial point possible. The posedown is the last chance to jump ahead one or even two places.
During this shot, one leg or the other must be extended to the rear with the calve furiously flexed. Most novice bodybuilders keep this same leg position during the back lat spread.
You have been training and dieting hard for 8 or more weeks, and you are getting ready for your upcoming contest, it may even be your first contest. You got your training routine and diet in check, you got your pro tan, your posing trunks, you got your game set, but you are forgetting one thing..... the posing.
Most people don't realize how important stretching really is. Or flexing, for that matter (though everyone loves to flex those big guns). I've talked to a lot of people, and basically everyone hates to stretch. In fact, bodybuilders have a rep for being "muscle bound", or "inflexible".
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*