Tracy Doll's Fitness And Figure Contest Prep! Updated: 5-8-03!

Well since my last journal entry I have competed in the Figure Category at two small regional shows. The first one took place on April 26th (Level 1) and the second (Level 2) on May 3rd. Find out what I did leading up to the contest!
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Journal Entry Part #3

Well since my last journal entry I have competed in the Figure Category at two small regional shows. The first one took place on April 26th (Level 1) and the second (Level 2) on May 3rd. I haven't really changed my program. I am still doing cardio in the morning's 7 days a week for 45 minutes (usually bike) and after my workouts for 30 minutes (usually treadmill) and a Pilate's class for one hour once a week. My training is the same; working out 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and weekends are suppose to be mainly geared towards routine practice and rest from working out. For my first show I completed a full body de-carb circuit 3 times in the morning prior to eating anything.

I did not stop training until this time or stop cardio, as my main goal is to keep losing fat until the Nationals. I tried a small carb-up starting on Friday and consisted of chicken and potato alternating with oatmeal and a sugar/glucose filling. I reduced my water intake at 5pm on Friday night, took a diuretic, and applied one coat of Jana Tana. I had one high fat meal on Friday night. Saturday morning the day of the show I ate a carb/fat breakfast and then switched to lower carbs throughout the day except for Pizza (without cheese) for dinner after pre-judging.

For this show I found my color was too light - I usually apply one coat of Pro-Tan prior to Jan Tana but it's hard to get off and I wanted to reduce the smudging this causes as I had a show the following weekend. I also found that carb-loading didn't really work in my favour as I felt I had looked better earlier in the week. I placed second in this show.

For the show the following week I kept my regular diet, cardio, and my regular workout up to including Friday. I drank a half of bottle of wine and took one diuretic Friday night. I had Pro-Tan applied to me on Friday night and Jan Tana on Saturday morning. I reduced my water intake Saturday morning and ate a high fat breakfast and the remainder of the day stuck with chicken and potato except after pre-judging around dinner I had some cheeseless pizza. I felt this worked better for me. I placed third in this show.

My game plan for the Nationals is to come in leaner, harder, and fuller as this is the difference between Figure and Fitness. I think the judges for Figure are looking more for a pretty beach body, and Fitness they are looking for an athletic body with more emphasis on a routine. I am on a low carb-eating plan, which I will continue on until Friday before the show , when I reduce my water intake and introduce diuretics.

This will eliminate the need for a carb up as previously I was on a ketogenic diet so I needed the carbs to prevent me from looking too flat. Friday night and possibly Saturday morning I will consume a high fat meal to help "fill" me up. I have found that chocolate, steak, and french fries works well for me. I will stick with the combination of Pro-Tan and Jan Tana. My waist was last measured at 26 ½ inches and weighed 142 pounds.

Updates:

Email TracyStar@sympatico.ca (Tracy Doll domain name was taken so I have registered under Tracy Star)

Contest Update:

October 2002
First Place Eastern Fitness & Bodybuilding Championships- Kingston

November 2002
2nd Place in the Western Ontario Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships

April 2003
2nd Place Festival City Bodybuilding & Fitness Classic - Figure Category

May 2003
3rd Place South Central Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships - Figure

May 2003
Canadian Fitness Nationals - May 24th - Currently Preparing for.

Note: This is part three of this countdown, click here for part one!
click here for part two!

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