I am going to start training for my first competetion ever. Yikes! I will be doing ametauer figure. I was curious if any of you professionals had any diet advice. There is so much out there and it is confusing. I have looked into the anaboloic and I am concerned about energy levels decreasing> Any thoughts? I sure would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Laura, Congratulations on your decision compete. As for thinking about the anabolic a thousand times no first of all no contest is worth the health risk and second of all you don't even need it for figure. My suggestion to you would be If you don't know anything about training for a competition hire a knowledgeable trainer who could help you with every aspect of training ; routine, diet, physique. There are several good ones out there I could recommend. Christopher Rilesfirstname.lastname@example.org Lorenzo Gasper- email@example.com Angie English firstname.lastname@example.org (choreography and costumes) Tiffany Yee-TiffanyYee.com Jeff Johnson is great for routine music -Fitnessmusic@aol.com. Linda Mtchell Linda@triple-a.net Competition Consultant/Personal Trainer Which Figure organization are you looking at? They are all different, some like a softer more feminine look, others a little harder look, all of them for the most part don't want you looking like a bodybuilder so don't worry about going anabolic. All you need is a diet & exercise plan designed specifically for you and your bodytype. With discipline and perseverance I'm sure you'll do great! Good Luck LindaLu
LindaLu, I am looking at NPC in Hayward, CA. The contest is October 8, 2005. I appreciate the info you gave me, and in response to our suggestions, I have one question. Do you know which competitions are based on the "softer look" and which are not? I would like to be in a competition that is geared towards the softer look. I have a trainer and he has competed and trained women for competition, I was just curious if anyone had any good advice for a "First Timer" Thank you for your time. : )
Triple A Fitness and Aerobics gear there competition toward a softer look as well as Kakos Productions I would suggest starting there first. Go to Ms. Fitness Links and you will find there websites with rules and regulatons. LindaLu