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Old 10-03-2009, 05:09 PM
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Default Thinking about Competing - Need Help

So, I'm seriously considering competing in my first Bikini competition in April. I've made some major strides with my fitness level in the last few years and figured why not go a bit further?
I'm not sure where to start and what better place to come for advice than siouxcountry.com?
I've attached some pictures of where I am now and would love to know your feedback on what you think I need to improve on. Obviously I need to lower my body fat - but I'm not sure if there are specific areas I should focus on versus others. Please give me your honest opinion as I'm only going to take it constructively to help me improve myself.

As far as training - I'm not 100% sure where to start - but I've come up with some what of a plan - for the next 12 weeks at least.
Weeks 1-4 - Full Body workout 3x a week + cardio
Weeks 5-8 - Chest/Bis, Back/Tris, Shoulders, Legs + cardio
Weeks 9-12 - Chest, Back, Shoulders, Arms, Legs + cardio
I'd obviously re-evaluate my progress at the end of each time period to see what was working and what needed more focus - but I'm not even sure if this type of training would be the right direction to go to be in shape for a bikini competition.

Also - how often and how much cardio should I be doing now?

Any advice/suggestions you can offer are greatly appreciated!


Thank you for your help!

Last edited by FigureFan09 : 10-03-2009 at 05:35 PM. Reason: Needed to add more info
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:24 PM
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YOu made the best first step you could make.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:09 PM
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thanks for sharing with us ur pics! id say work on building up upper body first and foremost...shoulders/back.... as far as dieting goes, best bet is to hire someone who can lead u thru the entire process.

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:16 AM
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Hey figurefan. Congrats on wanting to get on stage. What's your height, weight and age? We have some great trainers on here who might get a chance to pop in and give you some advice.

What are you doing right now (training split, cardios per week)? What does your diet look like too?
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:25 AM
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What's your height, weight and age?
I'm 5'5" - 125lbs - 26 years old
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We have some great trainers on here who might get a chance to pop in and give you some advice.
AWESOME!!! I look forward to any and all advice!

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What are you doing right now (training split, cardios per week)?
I'm starting a new routine tomorrow for my training.
Back/Shoulders 2x/week
Legs 2x/week
Chest/Arms 1x/week

My cardio is going to correspond with my diet....doing low intensity training on my low carb days. As of now it looks like its going to be 20 mins/5-6x/week
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What does your diet look like too?
My diet is going to follow a carb cycle - looking at two to three days of high carbs and the rest low carb days. I haven't tried this type of diet before, so I'm going to see how my body reacts and reevaluate how I feel each week.

I think I answered all of your questions - Thank you for your help! I'm really excited to get started and working hard towards getting the results and eventually getting on stage!
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