The prep is completed, and the hard work is done. The last twelve to sixteen weeks of your prep have been tough, but you can congratulate yourself for making it this far. The final stage of your preparation is like the icing on the cake of your physique. These eight tips will ensure that you make the most out of your time under the stage lights and the watchful eyes of the judges.
#1 Practice Posing
Posing is not just some easy-to-learn technique that can be mastered in the last few days before you step on stage. You should be posing at least two to three times a week. Get yourself a partner that can critique your posing and help you with adjustments to your posture and stance.
Competitive Bodybuilding is Not Compatible with Body Hair
So, you think you are a bodybuilder and you want to compete. Well, there’s more than just lifting weights and dieting to worry about when entering a bodybuilding show. For instance, you have to consider tanning, oiling, and posing. And those three components won’t help you one iota if you have any hair anywhere on your body. (Incidentally, it was NOT easy to find a sexy picture of a female bodybuilder, so enjoy this image while it lasts.)
As a bodybuilder you strive to look your best, and when you enter competitions, part of that package is a sleek and hair-free body. You don’t spend hours at the gym, lifting weights and cross-training, so that you can lose a competition because of a little extra peach fuzz on your arms and legs.
While molding your body to precise measurements and proportions is certainly the harder part of preparing to compete, you still have to attend to cosmetic issues, including tanning, oiling, and choosing the right outfit to display your physique in all its glory. And this cosmetic maintenance includes keeping your body free of fuzz. If you’re unfamiliar with the process you may be on the lookout for a few different methods of hair removal to try.
I get plenty of questions in various comments throughout the website, but I also get comments and questions via the Project Swole Contact Form.
Generally I address those questions through e-mail, but often I do not have the time to reply to each and every question personally.
From now on I want to take a more proactive approach to answering Your Health Questions by posting them separately in the blog. This way we can be sure that everyone benefits from the Q & A.
Gillian Finnick wrote:
“Hi Steve. I know you don’t normally answer questions like this, but I’ve seen you address some female topics before, sometimes with female guest bloggers. Do you have any recommendations for taking care of my hair during a workout? I’m sick of getting my hair done then turning into a ball of frizz after just one workout. Please help!”
You are right Gillian, I don’t normally answer these types of questions, and in fact I can’t answer it right now. However, I have consulted with my fitness friend Heather who also happens to also be a hair dresser, and asked her to whip up a guest post with some tips. That being said, here you go!
How to Care for Fitness Hair
Whether or not you put a lot of time and effort into your daily beauty routine, the last thing you want to do is add to your regimen needlessly. And the truth is that intense exercise can leave your hair oily, frizzy, or worse, both. For women who spend a lot of money at the salon for a particular coif, this can be a deal-breaker. But what good is perfect hair if the body it rests on is less than ideal?
Looking and feeling your best and attending to your overall health is more important than your hair, but it’s funny sometimes how our priorities get jumbled up. In any case, you don’t have to pick one or the other. You can find ways to keep your locks looking sleek even when you exercise. Here are just a few tips and tricks that will help you to stave off the frizzies and avoid the oily mess that might otherwise be the result of intense activity.