So you want to compete… Its a bucket list … You have always wanted to try ….
What ever the reason your reading my blog in hopes of finding out maybe a couple of tips or tricks of the trade or the biggest one, just where do you start?
The first thing I tell anyone wanting to compete is pick your federation you are wanting to compete in. There are many different fitness federations out there finding one that aligns with the look you would like to achieve, the suits you would like to wear and the big one, the posing you’d like to portray.
Where to start ? How much are you looking at? Time lines? Here is my take on it part one…..
Again, I’m not here to tell you my federation is better even though lol I truly love it. I’m here to share my experience & the knowledge to help you figure out which style routine you want to achieve.
So the lowdown, depending on the Federation, which there is a lot of different fitness federations out there main ones WBFF & IFBB with many others that have branched from these.
And with the different federations comes different luxe of competing with in the federation.
Most federations have these categories below again each federation is gonna be a little bit different. This is just a basic overview.
Bikini – A toned full look with symmetry
Fitness / Figure – Overall muscle tone, body lines balance symmetry
Wellness – muscle tone with a fuller lower body
In all federations are going to need a Posing suit which is a two piece suit. depending on the federation, the second round of the competition can be an evening gown, or a theme wear think (Victoria’s Secret fashion show.)
Let’s talk shoes! Again, depending on the federation, some federations only allow clear heels, while other federations are open to any colour and size. I always tell my girls first things first get your stage heals immediately. That way you can practice in what you’re going to be walking in for months prior giving yourself more of a polished look for stage.
What do you need to budget for it all??