Budget Friendly Competition Prep

This is the side of competing that no one talks about - money.  Competing gets incredibly expensive very quickly, as all of the little costs add up.  I know that when I first started competing, I felt like I had to buy everything my coach recommended if I wanted to win and get as lean … Continue reading Budget Friendly Competition Prep

Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

This post may be Not Safe for Work: there are several photos of me in a bikini and in my mandatory bikini back pose.The dust has settled, the competition photos are back and posted on NPC News Online, and I'm ready to talk about my experience.  I competed at NPC/IFBB City Limits Championships on 4/14/18 … Continue reading Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

NPC Bikini Posing: The Basics

Proper posing is such a fundamental part of stage presentation.  You want to find a posing routine that highlights your physique's strengths, downplays its weaknesses, while conveying grace, poise, and a nice dose of stage presence.  You have to smile and control your facial expressions as you contort yourself into unnatural ways of holding yourself.  … Continue reading NPC Bikini Posing: The Basics

Blinders On

It is so easy to get caught up in your own head when preparing for a bodybuilding competition. You want to place well - and that means beating the other people that show up, right? Focusing heavily on how your competition looks on Instagram weeks leading up to the competition can be unhealthy and diminish … Continue reading Blinders On

Budget-Friendly Bikini Competition Accessories

While spending money on a premium bikini is of utmost importance, spending money on the shoes and other accoutrements is not.  No one can tell on stage whether you got your shoes/accessories from the Shoe Fairy, Glam Competition Jewelry, or Amazon.  Besides, chances are, unless the seller explicitly states that they are handmade/designed by them, … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Bikini Competition Accessories