Fitness Model and Bikini Model success at competitions is defined by the athlete having a good journey from start to finish with a detailed and periodised preparation. The coach typically spends days, hours, months training and mentoring to change behaviour, mindset and create self belief within the fitness model athlete. It is not necessary to win a placing or a trophy to be successful and here is why…
Consistency is Key – Positive Daily ACTIONS are an achievement
If you look at competition photos you should be seeing hard work, determination and understand that the person in the photo worked their butt off day after day for months on end and established consistency in their diet, training, sleep and recovery (stretching, massage, physio/chiro). It was not easy, nor did they get lucky. Even when work or life is stressful you need to keep up your training and stick to your meal plan…for about 12 – 20 weeks of your life!
The bikini or fitness model athlete must also work at their job, look after a family and overcome obstacles and challenges that life throws in the way. The athlete must provide weekly and in the final weeks, daily feedback so the coach can truly tailor their Meal and Training Schedule. An example is Amanda Casey, pictured above who has a full time job as a police officer and still finds time to prepare her meals, train at the gym and look after her own home.
It is all about the Journey
Hours of time spent dieting and training is topped off by posing classes teaching poise elegance and grace on stage as you can have the best body but if you don’t know how to show it off then the hard work is wasted. What is your best angle, can you walk with more confidence, is your nervousness obvious to the judges?
And to top it off on the day organisation is everything from packing your food and costumes, to adhering to a schedule so you get to the venue on time looking beautiful. If you have not prepared your skin properly the tanning process can be a disaster.
The time invested is enormous, and if you don’t enjoy your journey, and only focus on the outcome of a few minutes on stage or a trophy, you may be disappointed. My advice is to enjoy the whole process, find a coach who gives you variety with your meals and training and who makes posing classes fun!
Discipline is Required
Coaches are working around the clock tirelessly to guide their athletes. For the athlete family time is sacrificed, occasions like birthdays or Christmas/Easter must be endured whilst on a strict diet and bodies must be dragged to work when tired.
Of course if you are following a healthy plan that is a high calorie meal plan and does not involve overtraining, then for the most part you will feel great! But, you may have the odd day, or the odd week, where your discipline must be used to overcome challenges.
That’s why competitors have a sparkle in their eye and are so proud on competition day. It’s a shame some people base their whole evaluation of the competition around receiving a trophy or a placing.
Hard work breeds fitness model success and a great attitude is a necessity. Do it for the love and enjoyment of the process and you will ALWAYS WIN!
It looks glamourous, but it is just 5% glamour and 95% hard work.
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Love and Light
Amelia x o