My wife just competed in her 4th figure competition, and she’s getting pretty frustrated. She competes in the Natural division but is often nowhere near the other girls in her class. She has been lifting for a little over 2 years, we started her with heavy barbell training and then switched over to more of a bodybuilding split about a year ago.
We progressively increased her calories to a point that she was around 3200kcal a day, without much fat gain. She’s a beast in the gym (she has trap bar deadlifted 325), but her physique is not showing her work. Her biggest complaint is her deltoids, they really aren’t there, or signs that she works them 3x a week. She’s had two coaches try their methods with her with little success.
So my question is- she wants to stay natural, but what would be the next step up from the normal supplements of whey/casein, creatine…etc?