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 Post subject: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Can anyone offer advice on training for someone looking to compete in their first Fitness Show. I am only two weeks into my training, the show isn't until November. There are so many types, I am not sure which avenue to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Do you have dance or gymnastics background? being that you said a Fitness Show. Or do you mean Fitness Show as a Competition that includes all the categories?


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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:09 pm 
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gaia is right, please specify category. either way you should start working out a good split. my suggestion would be back/hams, chest/bis, legs, shoulders/tris, legs/abs...cant really say much about reps for ya since i dont know what you are going for. ..six meals a day with the right amount of carbs protein fats.

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:25 am 
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You don't have to do the whole 5-8 meals a day jazz. Just find what the right meal frequency is that enables you to reach your goals.

Though the majority of "bodybuilders" train with 4-5 day splits a full body routines x3 a week is just as effective. Looking into older bodybuilders like Bill Starr whom trained this way. 

Though I'm not a bodybuilder I think old school bodybuilders look a damn sight better than today's...

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 12:52 pm 
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I'm also thinking about starting to train for a competition, but I'm interested in a bikini competition. That being said, can anyone offer any advice? Should I get a coach? Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:47 am 
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If your goal is to win a competition, by all means hire a trainer/coach. They will help motivate you, keep you on track, and help you work on achieving a balanced physique. Interview trainers and pick one that has successfully trained clients for competition and have a few wins under their belt. I had a trainer all picked out myself and she was wonderful but then I had surgery! I don't even remember her name, sadly. Hope she still works at the gym I go to..


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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Anyone who needs motivating by other people (especially if you're paying) then I wouldn't get out of bed.

Personal trainers are about as useful as chocolate fire guards. Find a proper "coach" if you need one.

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:03 pm 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
Personal trainers are about as useful as chocolate fire guards. Find a proper "coach" if you need one.


Unfortunate, but oftentimes far too accurate with the multitude of trainers out there who took a quick course and decided they wanted a new career path when they're still miles away from having any idea how to even get themselves to the physique they would like :wink:

The comment about interviewing multiple people who have sound coaching experience and have produced top-placers in their respective competitions is the way to go. Sometimes, you'll find that one person can't do it all, and you may need to have a coach for training and someone to help with diet (in the event you find one who is awesome in one area but may lack in another). That's the one issue we have at our faciity - Kirk (our sole trainer) is freaking INCREDIBLE at getting people stronger and to their strength/mass gaining goals at an amazing pace, but he admits he's really bad at helping people with difficult pre-contest diets if they need absolute hand-tailored precision for getting ripped. In which case, he has someone to refer clients to that can help them get in perfect shape to step on stage, as they work together closely and keep everything in line the way it needs to be. If you ever find yourself working with a great coach or a great diet expert, that person should always be very open to working hand-in-hand with anyone else who may be helping in areas that they aren't as well-versed in.

Don't be afraid if it isn't easy to find one person who is perfect in all facets - you may get lucky and find one who can do great on both diet and training, but sometimes, if you want the absolute best, you may want one who handles each, depending on level of commitment to what you're after as well as finances. Though, for most people, simply finding someone who is very good at both will be MUCH better than just trying to go it solo if you need some help with goals that include contest preparation!

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:26 am 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
Personal trainers are about as useful as chocolate fire guards. Find a proper "coach" if you need one.


:lol: :lachmal: That was hilarious.....

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Haha that or Anne Franks drum kit is another favourite of mine:)

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 Post subject: Re: Woman Bodybuilding
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Find a trainer who has competed for him/herself. The guy who owns the gym I go to in Phoenix competed and so does a lady trainer I know in Phoenix. In fact, she is in a show right now. The useless trainers are usually the ones in the meat market gyms, so do your research.


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