A little bit about me, I’m currently 17 weeks out from my first competition and will begin dieting this coming monday. I’m planning on doing two comps one on june 2 and the other july 21 and am just trying to do everything within my power to do well.
Right now I’m sitting at 210 at 5’11.5. I may end up using this thread to post updates along the way. Right now, I’m just trying to get some help with my posing and any additional tips for competing. It is one thing to watch the videos that teach posing and try and replicate it but a whole different ball game to have knowledgable people tell you what you are doing right or wrong. Thanks in advance everyone!
I’m at work, so I can’t see the video posted, but I’ll check it out later and see what help I can be. Obviously watching other people with similar builds and seeing how they hit certain shots will be very beneficial. I can’t tell you how many pics and videos I watched when first learning how to pose. Lotta mirror time as well -lol.
im sure others will chime in, legs!! start with your toes! and work up. legs should be tight all the time. i would come up onto the balls of my feet squeeze my calfs then my hams/quads then abs all the way up. try to keep a relaxed smile on your face. i would pose 20-30min every day then 1 month before show 1hr a day. week before (you should be in shape) i dropped all cv and posed 1-2hrs a day. once you can hold a pose without shaking that will help. pose infront of the mirror then once your happy close your eyes and pose, open them check it in mirror repeat. eventually lose the mirror altogether.
hope this helps
Stu- The competition on the 2nd is the Ne classic. Definitely been spennding a ton of time practicing with the videos and definitely need a lot more practice!
Harris Russ- Thank you for your input, definitely a big help. For the most part I have been getting in 30 min practice after every gym session but I definitely need more. Good point about the facial expression, I really need to clean it up haha I look crazy. I’m going to use that closing your eyes tactic once I get more comfortable, no mirrors on stage hah!
I feel your pain posing in the end of off season lol. both stu and harris made excellent points. i have a few suggestions… if you’re posing when your body is cold, do 8 mandatories like you’re on stage at least 3-4 times with 90 sec breaks. you’ll notice in the later rounds, your pose will look better as muscles start to loosen up and lengthen so poses like front bis and side chest will look more pronounced. oh try to open up that sternum in the side chest shot. pull that shoulder on judges’side back more.
Myosaurus- Looking insane in that avi. Yeah it’s definitely discouraging but oh well, I want to be as professional as possible on game day. Thanks for the tips will do that today in my posing practice. Basically by pulling the shoulder closest to judges I’ll be more upright and open up the sternum to give a fuller look?
I appreciate the input.
Gmoore17- Glad to have you on board and thank you
I’ll try and post some picture of my weeks mass cooking operation tomorrow and get some training videos up as well, in addition to progress/ posing updates.