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Interview With Figure Champion Renata Stojanovski

on Friday, 06 September 2013.

Tell us about your first show.....how did it feel to win your novice class and then take out the Overall in your first show?

I think my first show will always bring me the fondest memories. It was so much fun and colourful. It was all new to me, so I remember not even feeling nervous, I always say "how can you be afraid of what you dont know?" Its exciting. I was genuinly surprised that my number was called....I had to check I was the right number and my cheeks were sore from smiling.

Competing and Breast Implants

on Thursday, 05 September 2013.

Weight training and intense exercise can also affect
your implants. Too much chest work can cause hardening of the capsule of the implant, commonly known as capsular contraction. Also, the types of exercises you perform for chest work can have an impact on how the implant behaves in your body. It is helpful to gently massage around the breast after a chest workout, to help keep the capsule pliable and soft and to keep hard scar tissue
from forming.

A Judges Persepctive - Graeme Lancefield

on Tuesday, 03 September 2013.

A Judges Persepctive - Graeme Lancefield
Women in bodybuilding are gathering more and more prominence and with the rise of bodybuilding 'pseudo-celebrities' on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc there has also been a rise of the 'cult' followings. If we're not careful the industry will devolve into nothing more than internet memes and selfies and that takes something away from those who have worked hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and who inspire people to make positive changes in their life.

Are You Focusing On YOU, Or Your Rival Competitors?

on Monday, 02 September 2013.

Are You Focusing On YOU, Or Your Rival Competitors?
We all know people who are updating their status every five minutes and the photos they post are very carefully construed. Even photo shopped
at the extreme. My question is, are these really accurate representations of the individual or are they merely a projection of who the individual wants to be? Facebook is making it easier for figure competitors to spend more time and energy criticising their own bodies and wishing they looked like the local figure/sports model superstar.

Make Up For Stage - Figure and Sports Model

on Thursday, 29 August 2013. Posted in Competition, All

Ladies, your stage make-up is super important to round out your 'stage presentation'. Don't make the mistake of applying makeup for stage incorrectly! It can hinder your chances of placing well if the competition is tight. If you follow some general guidelines you can take on the task of applying your own makeup without looking like you had an accident at the makeup counter.

Six Gift Ideas For You Beloved Contest Preppers

on Thursday, 08 August 2013. Posted in Competition, News

Six fantastic gift ideas for contest preparation

Here are six fantastic gift ideas that you could purchase to help your loved one/friend/family member with their contest preparation

Inteview With The Lovely and Talented Joy Arnott

Administrator on Sunday, 07 July 2013. Posted in News

Inteview With The Lovely and Talented Joy Arnott
Do you have a favourite mantra or philosophy?

“Passion, Consistency and Organisation”- this seems to get me through prep J

My philosophy is that competing should not only be a way to improve our bodies, but about growth, fun, challenge, learning, achievement and health on all levels- emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It should not be about suffering and deprivation. I want my clients to be in a better space within and without from competing.

Avoiding The Weight Gain Post Comp- Some Home Truths.

Administrator on Saturday, 06 July 2013. Posted in News

Clean Eating May Not Be So "Clean"?

Anything that is not the same as the body is used to especially in that 12-up to 24 weeks pre-comp can cause gas, nausea, massive stomach bloating, cramps, diarrhoea,

and general impressions of feeling like crap. Any of you competitors who have dieted strictly for weeks or months and then tried a cheat day (you know the so-called 're-feed' day), know how tough and intolerant certain foods can be digestively.

GAWS BC Challenge

Administrator on Sunday, 23 June 2013.

Time to show Geelongs needy animals what you're really made of everyone!  Saturday 20 July 2013 will be the second annual Anabolic Redline that we will donate 100% of the proceeds to Geelong Animal Welfare Service (GAWS).

Kirsten's Nutrition Two Weeks Out

on Friday, 21 June 2013.

Kirsten's Nutrition Two Weeks Out
Part three of Kirstin's fascinating look into pre contest meal planning!

Kirsten Engles Nutrition 8 Weeks Out

on Thursday, 20 June 2013.

Kirsten Engles Nutrition 8 Weeks Out
Part two of Kirsten Engles Nutrition plan for 8 weeks out from contest!

Kirsten Engels Eating Plan 16 Weeks Out

on Wednesday, 19 June 2013.

Kirsten Engels Eating Plan 16 Weeks Out
Meal 1: 3 cups of mixed greens, onion/mushroom/tomato allowed.
7 egg whites. 1 teaspoon psysillium husk, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
Meal 2: 140 cooked perch/orange roughie (white fish) OR 140 grams chicken breast
2.5 cups mixed greens, 1 cup Vital Greens or Greens Plus, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil

No More White Meat, Greens and Lengthy Cardio - Enjoy!

on Tuesday, 18 June 2013.

No More White Meat, Greens and Lengthy Cardio - Enjoy!
So I am looking for a vehicle of transparency. But I am guessing not too many coaches are prepared to put it out there the types of eating plans they may offer clients (of course according to all client variables such as food sensitivities, pharmaceutical enhancement (I don't go there), contraindications, goals, contest class i.e figure, bikini model, fitness model, physique).

I don't see this as giving away secrets....as what will work for some will clearly not work for others. But I think that as our sport grows, the newbies in particular need some extra help and advice on balance. Of course we want to hit the stage in peak condition and some want to be super lean

The First Step to Quitting the Deprive-Then-Binge Cycle

Administrator on Sunday, 16 June 2013. Posted in All

I make it a habit to ask people who sign up for my newsletter what their #1 struggle is with nutrition, exercise, mindset, etc. This is important for me because it gives me insight into what Team BC clients are working to improve and how I can help. The answer I get the most is this:
I want to find balance with my eating and exercise. I feel like I am caught up in the all-or-nothing pattern of doing really well during the week and then blowing it all on the weekend, just to start the cycle again the next week.

How To Choose A Contest Prep Coach

on Friday, 14 June 2013.

How To Choose A Contest Prep Coach
Also, I think a good coach will ask specifics about where your metabolism is at. I use a metabolic classification document so that I can clearly ascertain where a client's metabolism is at before I start. This also helps me determine whether or not that client should even be contemplating competing. A whole range of factors determine your metabolism including nutrition history, body composition, ethnicity, metabolic blockers, sleep, age and diet history. This can tell a coach a lot about the client's metabolic capacity, resilience, glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity thus enabling them to dispense suitable advice.
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