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Go Backstage

22 Jul

Go Backstage

FitnessProDirect.com has launched a new social network site just for competitors, businesses and fitness enthusiasts.

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WBFF

13 Jul

WBFF

Competition Categories and Judging Criteria

Oddo: Figure And Bikini 101: Lesson Three – Stage Preparation

13 Jul

Oddo: Figure And Bikini 101: Lesson Three – Stage Preparation.

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Posing for the NPC Figure Division

10 Jul

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Posing for the NPC Bikini Division

10 Jul

Video with India Paulino demonstrating posing for Bikini

Competition Shoes

7 Jul

There are plenty of things to consider when selecting your competition shoes.  Shoes always need to be clear and have at least a 5-inch heel.  If you don’t feel comfortable in 5-inches, you can purchase a 3 or 4-inch (also come in 4.5-inches) and practice in those until you work your way up to 5 inches.  The purpose of your shoe is to enhance your calf muscle and elongate your legs.  You have put hours of work in the gym and now it’s time to show them off.

   Flair 408 - Pleaser Clear Competition Shoes-figure competition shoes, clear shoes, platform shoes, model shoes, competition shoes, competition s There are multiple platforms available:  ¼ inch, ½ inch and 1 inch.  Be certain to check the regulations of the competition you are entering to see what is authorized.  Platforms can be embellished with rhinestones, which look amazing on stage and can catch the eye of the judges, but having a clear platform is perfectly fine.  The shoes are made of plastic and may feel a bit tight initially, but keep in mind that the shoe will stretch to fit your foot as you continue to practice.

 

Shoes will also have straps or come in a mule style.  This will be your preference. Many girls Lip 101 LS-bikini competition shoes, figure competition shoes, npc figure competition, ifbb, clear competition prefer the straps on stage to avoid any slip-ups.  The more you practice in your shoes, the easier it will be to work the stage.  Be sure to practice all of your posing in your shoes, as well.  Walking on stage like a newborn giraffe will be damaging to your success; you will need to walk with confidence, smiling and facing the judges.  Own the Stage!

Lastly, it is a good idea to have an extra pair of shoes.

 

 

Protein Peanut Butter Balls

7 Jul

Just ran across this recipe from www.weightlossandtraining.com

Weekend Cheat Food: Protein Peanut Butter Balls This has got to be one of the best weekend cheat foods on the planet!  Protein peanut butter balls are quick and easy to make, extremely nutritious and will pack on muscle power like almost nothing else! Just think, melted peanut butter with whey and oats in the oven and the yummy smell perforating throughout your home….seriously…. Need I say more?

Protein Peanut Butter Balls Recipe: 2 scoops chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder (Try Optimum Platinum HydroWhey which is lactose free) 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup raw oats 1 cup peanut butter.

Protein Peanut Butter Balls Directions: Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl. Powder your hands with some flour (to prevent stickiness). Form into small 1″ balls and place on a bake sheet. Place in oven at 375 degrees for 5-10 minutes. This should make a serving which will last you at least a couple weeks. Store remainder in a tupperware container in the fridge…yes they are good cold too! Remember this is a weekend cheat food, these peanut butter balls are rich in calories but the whey gives you high quality protein, the oats give you fiber and low glycemic carbs, the honey will help boost your immune system and the peanut butter will provide you with healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants.  

Another idea is to freeze them and have them as a killer treat.  So next time you’re working out think of this as your motivator and go extra hard!  – See more at: http://weightlossandtraining.com/weekend-cheat-food-protein-peanut-butter-balls#sthash.tg9UQ49e.dpuf