One of my favorite clients, Erin, who has blogged about her trails and tribulations as a bikini competitor, is competing today in Upper Marlboro in the OCB Eastern Regionals. I couldn’t be more excited and proud of her.
Erin has been working hard to transform her physique even when there is nobody in the gym to push her. Beyond grinding through all the difficult workouts, Erin and I have been working on her posing technique so she can wow all the judges. Believe me, she won’t have a problem doing that at all!
Beyond all the work leading up to a competition, when the lights come on and the cameras are firing, everthing has to be just right, from a sparkling new tan to hair and makeup. That’s where I come in. I love all the girlie stuff and have prepped many women before their competitions.
For those of you unfamiliar with the OCB, it is the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders. To compete in the OCB, you must submit to polygraph and drug testing. The organization promotes natural bodybuilding.
Judging in bikini competitions is based on having an overall healthy-looking toned body with good symmetry, shape, fullness, balance and proportion with good poise, posture, confidence, stage presence and comfortable presentation. Other factors that can affect overall appearance are skin tone, complexion, suit fit, hair and make-up. Bikini competitors should not display an abundance of muscle size, deep muscle separation, or muscle striations.
Erin has been diligently training for months and looks absolutely gorgeous. I know she will dominate the stage with her physique, beauty and poise. Wish her luck, though I don’t think she needs any!