Getting ready for a figure compe ion: Training for a figure show may be the hardest thing you ever do. Many compe ors train their s off, put friends and family on the back burner, sacrifice the things they love to do etc…. and they still look out of shape for a figure compe ion (they may look good for the beach – but a figure compe ion is another level of fitness!), simply put… they should not have competed! What a shame! It doesn’t matter how hard you train…. it only matters how smart you train. Too many compe ors are just winging it: With the lack of figure coaches and shoddy information online, it can be almost impossible to properly prepare for a show. You would be shocked at some of the emails I get from women trying to prepare for a figure compe ion taking advice from unqualified trainers (some trainers still make their clients ttrain in plastic-type suits… which is pretty much like training in a plastic bag – a good way to get dehydrated and sick… I thought this form of training disappeared 30 years ago!) Only a small percentage of figure compe ors succeed: The truth is that your chances of success are not great if you don’t follow the right routine. DON’T get mesmerized by the top compe ors you see in magazines… they make up a small percentage of all compe ors. The rest are trying to figure it all out and many go into a compe ion with little chance of winning because they don’t look their best.
With a young daughter and a full-time job, Pro figure compe or Laurie doesn’t have time to waste following the wrong programs. She comes to my gym, hammers out her workout, practices her posing and she is out the door… no chit chat, no wasted time! A true professional.
FigureReady is a 12 week program that teaches you how to workout and pose for a figure compe ion. Each week a new link is sent to you for your next lesson. The program builds upon itself so that you are not overwhelmed. The workouts get progressively more difficult as you lose more and more body fat. The posing instruction starts with the basics and then helps you put it all together. It’s exactly how I show my compe ors how to pose. No fluff, no professional models, no special lighting… just real life compe ors!
The workouts you need to lose body fat for a figure compe ion are different than workouts you see most women performing in the gym. You must do different stuff and push yourself because you’re trying to reach a level of fitness most women only dream about. Each week you will receive 3 new workouts. Over the 12 week course the exercises and workouts will become progressively more difficult. Each workout can be downloaded and taken to the gym. – Exercise clips show you how to do the different exercises and also gives you an idea of the level of intensity you need – Each workout comes on a separate sheet that can be downloaded… or you can read them online – You can do most of these workouts in your home, the equipment you need is minimum
Too many figure compe ors don’t know how to pose. Unless you have a good figure coach or and ‘eye’ for posing, you will have a difficult time learning to pose correctly. You may think you have it… but one honest look at the pics or videos from your show may disappoint you. IT LOOKS SO EASY! – Watching an experienced figure compe or pose correctly may give you the false notion that figure posing is easy. The fact is that in order to make it look easy, a compe or must practice hour upon hour. Every compe or I have that makes posing look easy are always the one’s that practiced most.
YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS: Besides workouts and posing I talk about other issues that may make or break your preparation. They may determine whether you compete at all. It’s important that you have an understanding of these things I include in the program. The workouts are the easy part… it’s the problems you face outside the gym, either from within yourself or from others that will stop you cold in your tracks. These are often the biggest problems I face in trying to keep compe ors focused. Some of this stuff makes the workouts, diet and posing seem like fun: – jealousy – self-doubt – being self-centered – moodiness – diet ‘slip-ups’ – binge eating – dangerous practices – stuff that everyone does …BUT doesn’t work – diuretics – laxatives – rs