Skin Prep for a Smooth Competition Tan

Skin prep starts well before peak week, the week leading up to show day.  Exfoliating in the shower with a loofah and moisturizing the skin on your body and face every day are some small manageable steps.  All bodybuilding competitors benefit from diligent skincare.  Competition color is applied the night before and the morning of … Continue reading Skin Prep for a Smooth Competition Tan

Am I Stage Ready?

Getting stage ready in time is every bodybuilding competitor's driving motivator.  No one wants to work hard for months and still show up 'softer' (less conditioned/less defined) than the rest of the competitors.  It's easy to start doubting yourself and your coach, wondering if you need to work harder or if you should just give … Continue reading Am I Stage Ready?

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

When Motivation Fails…

Motivation is great for inspiration.  Something you see or read can inspire you to start working towards a new goal.  You make plans to achieve those goals.  You might even start - you get a gym membership, you enroll in a new class, you buy supplies for that new hobby you want to start.  You … Continue reading When Motivation Fails…

Eating for Sustainable Weight Loss

"If It Fits Your Macros" (IIFYM) sounds like a gimmick at first.  "Eat foods you love with no guilt!"  "Restore a healthy relationship with food!"  "No food is bad for you or off limits!" All of this sounds way too good to be true.  For some reason, diet culture has tricked us into believing that … Continue reading Eating for Sustainable Weight Loss