Hi guys. Some of you may know me if you spend any amount of time on the Steroid forum, where I can usually be found. I hope that you can be of help to me here though, as I am completely out of my element when I ask about this stuff. The story is, I will be joining my first bodybuilding competition on July 27th. I have my diet, training and cycle down, and I’m not worried about those things (though I’ll probably have some last week diet/water/sodium manipulation questions later on down the road). What I don’t have down is my music and posing routine. This is a small show, so (thankfully) the routine is quite short (only 1 minute 30 seconds), but this is also to my detriment, because it is nearly impossible to find suitable music that is so short.
So my questions are these:
Does anyone have any experience editing music that could direct me to a VERY user friendly method of editing a song (MP3)? I know very little about computers, so the simpler the better.
I would like to hear your suggestions for music that is great for posing. I’m open to just about any genre (exept country!), I’m more concerned about providing an emotional impact for the audience.
Also, to give you an idea of posing routines I like, I have found Ed Corney and Frank Zane to have terrific, fluid, classy routines, and I would like to do something which emulates their style.
I know this is a long post and I appreciate your reading this far. I look forward to your imput. Thanks![/quote]
I posed to “Apologize” by One Republic. Not the watered down remix with timbaland but the real song. It’s pretty powerful. I did this before anybody even heard the song so it had a greater impact but it’s still an emotional song. I don’t know if your a man of faith but a lot of christian music is VERY powerful. I plan on using some christian songs for my next show. You don’t have to be a christian to use them of course but some might find it strange to listen to if you don’t want to portray that image. Casting Crowns and Jeremy Camp are great there.
As far as editing, I just burnt the one song on a cd. The way my competitions were ran was that you hand them your music and they will cut it off when your time is up. If you are talking about editing as far as adding 2+ songs together etc, I’m sorry but I can be of no help here…
When it comes to posing I just try to get all of my strong mandatories in and find some fluid way of transitioning. I think bodybuilding.com or youtube.com has a video of Bob Chicharillo teaching you how to hit the mandatories and quarter turns. As far as your routine just try and make it smooth with transitions. Other than that it’s pretty much your call on what poses you want to hit. I just youtube a lot of my favorite bodybuilders and watch their routines to get some ideas.
Also as far as my comps have been judged the pre-judging is the important part. The final show or your “routine” is more for your enjoyment to show off all the hard work
And I appreciate your time in the steroid forum. I lurk in there all the time and do my research on that topic based from this site. The test/tren/Dbol thread is great.
Hope this helped.
Long post long answer I guess. lol jk