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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.



Choosing the right Bikini Competition Suit

30 Jun

When your next NPC event is on the horizon, your mind will undoubtedly be racing with all the competition prep to be done. If you aren’t happy with the look of your deltoids or the tautness of your glutes, for example, what last minute tweaks can you make to your regular workout to enhance these areas?

But, while it is of course essential that you take to the stage with a perfectly muscular physique, there is another element of your presentation that should go overlooked: your posing suit.

Before selecting your suit, be sure to look over the specifications for your competition. These can typically be found on the official event website. For instance, if you are taking part in an NPC-sponsored bikini competition, you are (obviously) required to wear a two-piece posing suit. In addition, the federation stipulates that your outfit must be “in good taste” – so no thongs allowed – and should have V-cut bottoms. The NPC even reserves the right to turn away contestants in inappropriate attire, so, to prevent this, be sure to pack a spare suit just in case.

Once you understand the basic requirements, it’s up to you how far you want to go in terms of embellishments. Do you want a posing suit covered in crystal details, for example? These models are typically more expensive, but they certainly make your presence felt on stage. Of course, you can always opt for a pop of color to create that extra impact, particularly if you won’t be dripping in Swarovski.

Whatever style you go for, be sure to make this decision well ahead of time. The NPC allows contestants to wear off-the-rack suits in their bikini division, but you still may be tempted to get something custom made, especially if you have a specific idea in mind. That means you’ll need at least a month to make sure that your ensemble is as stunning as you intended.