View Full Version : Any Advice???
12-30-2004, 06:01 AM
I'm new to this forum and so far in the womens section I get no replies, so maybe here I will.
My name is DeAnna, I'm 23, about 5'8" and about 160lbs.
I am trying to get my weight down to 130lbs or lower.
I want to compete in figure competitions and I need all the help I can get.
I am already in a workout routine and diet but, any advice would be truly appreciated.
12-30-2004, 08:43 AM
What do you want advice on, off season diet, workouts, getting ready to compete, competition diets. That's a pretty broad question. I compete on the NPC level. You are about my size. I'm 5"9 and competed at 125lbs this year........ too small!! We should compete in the 135 range.
12-30-2004, 08:49 AM
I guess that was a bit broad, lol.
I want to compete by next year or sooner. I know that is going to be alot of work but I am prepared to do whatever it takes.
My biggest problem is nutrition. I have the basics down but, what else can I eat that won't ruin this for me.
When it comes to working out I just need to know what the judges look for and what areas to focus on.
12-30-2004, 09:04 AM
Pick your date, that's the most important. That gives you a time frame and something to shoot for.
Your in what's called off season then. You need lots of Protein and a good amount of "good carbs". Don't worry about the weight until 12 weeks out from your show. I will eat 2 times your body weight in protein a day (cottage cheese, tuna, chicken, lean hamburger, shakes, fish, etc). Your carbs should come from mixed veggies, oatmeal, any green. Try to eat EVERY 2 hours. Allow yourself 1 good cheat day a week to reward yourself for being so good the rest of the week.
Workouts. Don't worry so much about cardio. You want to build right now. Keep your reps between 8-12 and really push yourself. 12 weeks out start with the cardio but until then it shouldn't be a priority.
Judges like good symmetry, nice round muscles, not too muscular, not too vascular, and no striations. On the regional level they like the girls alot softer. I was beat out this year because I came in too lean and not full enough. But on the national level they like the girls a little more cut.
Email me if you want anymore info, I'm not a expert but I can share with you what's worked for me. TameeMarie@cox.net