Meet Miss Liss, fitness model novice and part of the amazing team down at Voyage Fitness Pakenham trained by Bec McSweeny. Liss has now learnt all the essential points of getting on stage and has just finished her “6 sessions to stage” posing package with me so from here on in 5 ½ weeks out of the ANB Fitness Mania its fine tuning and polishing her posing package with me each week for that stage! ??

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An important question you need to ask yourself because the answer can really affect your drive, motivation, results and most importantly the relationship you have with yourself, training and food post comp. Below is some wise words from comp prep coach Diana Kidd with some very important points I can relate to myself and wanted to share.

As a Coach I strangely spend a lot of time talking people out of competing, at least in the short term.

Sometimes it’s to do with the time frame they are considering, sometimes it is due to their headspace.

If you come to me at 30% body fat with 20kgs to lose to even ‘fit in’ onstage (as opposed to 25kgs to be remotely competitive), 6 weeks out from comp, I am not a coach who will put your health at risk on a 500 cal diet and 4 hrs a day cardio….so you can get a 50c participation medal. If you want to compete, that’s fine, but give yourself the time to build muscle and diet properly there is always next season or next year.

Headspace, however, is a really important consideration for a physique athlete.

Reasons to compete you may want to rethink:

My boyfriend thinks I’ve put on too much weight

  • I want to have a better relationship with food
  • I need to lose weight
  • Competing will motivate me to lose weight
  • Bodybuilders lose weight to compete so if I become a bodybuilder I will lose weight
  • My mum said it would be good for me
  • I want to show off my transformation on stage
  • It will stop me binge eating
  • My partner will pay more attention to me
  • I need better self esteem

I could go on, but all these reasons have two things in common – a lack of self worth, and competing in a bodybuilding comp is a SECONDARY thought. None of these reasons are about the desire to build an amazing body, nor do they speak of the desire to have the conditioning required to be competitive on stage, which is what body building comps are about. They are using the concept of standing on stage as a motivation tool to lose weight, change appearance, or change habits. There is no need to compete in a bodybuilding comp to feel great about yourself…in fact, if you are competing for the wrong reasons, you might find you feel worse. Before you compete you want to have your headspace well and truly sorted, because once you start dieting for stage every issue will be magnified 10 fold. I have seen people with mild disordered eating behaviours end up with full blown EDs. I’ve seen gorgeous girls end up thinking they will never be ‘good enough’ or ‘pretty enough’ or ‘muscly enough’ or ‘lean enough’. I’ve seen skeletal stage lean girls walking around a shopping centre thinking they are overweight and everyone is looking at their tricep fat…

I suggest that BEFORE you compete, you need to be comfortable with your body, your self and your nutrition. This means stop thinking of prep in terms of a 6, 12, or 20 week block.

If competing is your passion, work with your coach year round to get the best possible you to the stage. If it’s not really your passion, work with your coach on other goals that will help you achieve the results you’re after.

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You’ve got the body – how do you get that trophy? POSE with precision, confidence, class and a winning style! ???

Attached is a little information about how I share my passion of fitness and bikini modelling by coaching you on your posing, deportment and etiquette for stage!

Happy reading and I look forward to being apart of your journey to stage! ????

Need a little inspiration, motivation, support or advice I would love to share my journey with u as a posing coach helping aspiring fitness and bikini models through teaching them posing ? big bikini hugs ?

Through the art of posing Nat will:

Design perfect poses that enhance your body and make you stand out.

Teach you to move so that your stage walk, transitions and turns look polished and flawless.

Share with you what the judges are looking for and how you can score highly in your division criteria.

Show you techniques to stand out if you want to shine.

Have you so confident that the judges and crowd will think that you own that stage.

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The perfect pose within a transition! ?

Meet Miss ANB fitness model novice Liss and her amazing transition in her front of stage routine. This photo demonstrates the importance of transitions between poses and how they can be used to best accentuate and showcase your physique on stage!

Fitness and bikini models always remember you don’t just get judged once you got that perfect pose, everything in between counts just as much!

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A great post from my favourite fitness & bikini modelling Facebook page:

When it comes to training I always say you are only as strong as your weakest limb. I love this saying as it is so true. Have you heard of a “kingpin”? It’s what loggers call the one log that slows all other logs from advancing down the river. You have kingpins too, and you can improve your training progress by identifying them. So how about tonight you even work out what your top Kingpin is? And then…..begin to think about getting rid of it!!!!

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Think about the training progress you’ve made thus far. Whatever your goals happen to be, how close have you gotten to them? Are you 70% there? 85%? This doesn’t need to be expressed as a percentage, but I want you to conjure up some type of honest report card for yourself.

Next, imagine what your best possible self would look like after doing everything exactly right for a really good, consistent 6 months. In other words, near perfect (we don’t quite do “perfect ok)!!nutrition and supplementation, the highest possible level of motivation and discipline, the best possible exercises, the best possible technique, the best possible periodization scheme. In short, the best possible habits that you can give 97% too (again I’m pushing back on the 100%).
When I do this exercise myself, I must admit that I’m really not sure what the difference would be between my current self and my “ultimate potential” best self. I’d sure like to find out, though, and I believe I do know how to get there. Wouldn’t you?

I’m about to share a personal assessment tool with you that I found from an older bodybuilder but his name escapes me at the moment (sorry for that) that I’ve been using for a while now but for reasons that still elude me, haven’t written about it much – until now. I want you to start thinking about your training goals (and more specifically, the process you’re using to attain them) as a big system, composed of several interrelated components.
I’ll use myself as an example: I want to be as strong and muscular as possible, and I would like to look reasonably lean: like “oh she trains” kind of a look if you know what I mean? And of course, along the way, I want to stay safe, feminine, happy and healthy so I can keep doing this stuff long term AND keep upbeat enough to help my BC clients too.

Step One: Identify And Itemise Your Components
The achievement of these goals requires that I commit time and energy to a variety of categories, which I’ll call “components.” They include, but aren’t limited to:
• Gym, equipment and hate to admit it but music and atmosphere!!!
• Coaching and social support
• Personal knowledge of my craft of exercise prescription (I believe it’s my speciality)
• Nutrition and supplementation
• Age
• Overall health and specifically, my current neurological status ( having nerve issues)
• Mastery and driving force
• Joint mobility
• Optimal programming and/or periodization strategy
• Hormonal status
• Personal finances
Now depending on how you think, your list might be a bit different, but it’s the overall concept that’s most important here. The idea is to list every possible factor that’s involved or potentially involved with the attainment of your big goal.

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A sneak peak of what happens at the ANB Get the edge posing workshop!

A workshop suitable for all divisions models & body building, beginner – advanced.

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Looking forward to sharing my passion of posing and fitness & bikini modelling on Sunday at our ANB posing workshop …

Come and get your pose on with me ?????

All money raised goes from this class goes into the ANB Victoria DREAM TIN helping to make dreams come true of competing at the UFE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Toronto Canada in November 2016.

MODEL TOPICS COVERED:
Which division is right for you?
Judging Criteria
Quarter and half turns
Transitions between turns
ANB T-Walk

FIGURE/BODYBUILDERS TOPICS COVERED:
Which division is right for you?
Judging Criteria
Compulsory Symmetry Quarter Turns
Compulsory Muscularity Poses
Transitions between turns
ANB T-Walk

WHEN:
Sunday 7th February 11:00am

WHERE:
Goodlife Chelsea Heights
93 Wells Road
Chelsea Heights VIC 3194

WHAT TO BRING: Stage heels, runners, Posing trunks optional for males, tight fitting clothes / crop & shorts

COST: ANB Members $10.00 NON Members $20.00

PLEASE PAY ON ENTRY!

Feel Free To Become A Member Today! PURCHASE Membership by clicking on register on left bottom of the page.

If you are competing in THE virus Fitness Mania Gala Event being held on April 2nd, an ANB Victoria membership is required and can be purchased on the day. If you are not intending on competing until the end of 2016, why not become a member today and get the ANB rates for posing classes, workshops and join us on social events.

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Because what happens on the inside after the competition is so much more important than how you look on the outside at your competition…

Another real honest post from a posing champion of mine ??? Em’s and my quest is to bring more awareness to these kind of post comp issues. These are topics that need to be discussed and spoken about more so novice & experienced competitors know they are not alone and are aware that some of the most important lessons, strength and hardships come after your competition ?

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“Here goes ….
Which bit would you alter first? The culture.

I think this is such a powerful image. I think it represents our industry!!

I believe the culture of our industry is somewhat hidden.

We high – five excessive weight loss and restricted diets. We high – five increased energy output over energy intake. We excuse irrational thinking and forgetfulness by ‘compbrain’ or is it really called starvation syndrome?

The reason this image hits home to me is I believe the eating disorders that thrive in this industry are the best kept secret. We do a fantastic job of hiding it and to a degree, encourage it. The public see us as healthy and fit, but are we really?

I feel that only recently are people starting to talk about it. Maybe this is because I was diagnosed with anorexia and now I am seeing more signs that maybe I ignored before.

I think our industry needs to make rookies aware of potential risks and outcomes post comp. Or maybe we need to educate our new rookies on post comp blues and what you may go through once comp is over. We have workshops to help us on our posing, educate us on our diet and to prep us for competition day. But what workshop is there for after?…

I had no idea about “post comp blues” the only reason I came to recognize it was I was going through it. I hated my body after comp, still do. I was binging than excessive working out to maintain my body. I was confused. I felt lost because comp was over and my so called “purpose” was no longer around.

As competitors we are constantly fixated on our body, our food , our prep, our comp but like Nat Kitney says …”there is more to life then 30 seconds on stage” ..FACT!! …I wish I could have known the perspective I have now, then. Because maybe I wouldn’t be dealing with my insecurity’s & fears like I am. I would have known that comp is a hobbie, not my life, and I wouldn’t have ignore other aspect of my wellbeing and health like I did. Rookie mistake? Most likely.

The point of my write up isn’t to cause debate or argument. It’s purely to raise awareness about what we do, mainly for our first timers in the industry. I wish I knew more before I started.

When you begin this journey it initially appears like “lose weight, look hot” but there is so much more to it than that. I believe comp is an amazing journey, one of the best experiences I have ever had. I hope to eventually step back on stage one day, but it will be for different reasons. But for those who are starting comp for the first time, if you are doing it because you hate your body, if you are doing it because you think you’re not good enough, if you are doing it because you are trying to get some guys attention and prove your worth …STOP! Those feelings will be worse once comp is over. Do comp because you are already are passionate about the gym. Do comp because you already love your body and you want to show it off. Do comp because you know its temporary and the ‘lifestyle’ body you will return to is already your best friend.

Let’s just talk more about our hidden secrets in our industry. Maybe let’s just start talking to each other. For those girls out there that are dealing with binging, low self-worth, hatred to their lifestyle body and feeling absolutely lost since comp, you’re not alone…

You’re beautiful, you’re important, you’re worthy.”

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Because your life needs substance beyond your reflection in the mirror and your 30 seconds on stage…

An honest, real and raw post from a posing champion on mine Jackie on what so many girls (including myself) go through post comp.

#Repost @jackiebutler_

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? – So many people ask me what I’m doing now, am I competing again, what’s my goals etc. My answer every time is, “I just want to be happy with myself again”. I was training because I loved it, I was excited to see my body change, I had learnt to love myself & be confident in my own skin, which is something I hadn’t ever felt before. Once I felt I had got to the best condition I’d ever been in, I decided to give competing a go. I fell in love with the process, I had so much drive & determination. Every day I gave my 110% to become the ‘best’ version of me. Little did I know, this feeling would be short lived. Post comp, literally an hour post comp- I hated myself. The day after, I hated myself. The week after, still hated myself. The next season, I hated myself. I thought competing for a second time would make me love myself again, but it just made me realise that putting so much effort into your body to give 4 judges what they want, and then being told it’s not enough is just heart breaking. I get it, it’s a sport, it’s competitive, girls put their heart & soul into looking absolutely incredible for that stage time.

So, my answer to ‘what am I doing now’; For now, for me, for my mental state- I am learning to love me. I am building the body I want, not what someone else needs me to be. I want to be happy with my body, healthy in my mind & I want to live a flexible life. Finally, 4 months since my last comp- I’m there & it’s going to stay this way.

Jackie Nat kitney posing coach bikini fitness model posing coach melbourne competition body building
@jackiebutler_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nats tips on setting yourself up for success post comp:

Set goals for post comp. Some on the best advice I got was “True champions and gold medallists have already planned past the gold medal” set nutrition, training, body weight, photoshoot goals for after you competition

  • Love your body first, then set a date to compete. Train hard and eat well not for a competition, not for your partner, not to prove anything to others but for yourself.
  • Realise that what you like on stage is not what you will look like every day. Yes your stage body is a reflection of months of hard work of diet and training which can be maintained to a certain degree off stage but realise that your body on comp day is also a product of carbohydrate, sodium and water manipulation with a flawless dark comp tan (if you go through Midnight Spray Tanning) the perfect lighting and posing!
  • Realise that competing is not your identity – know the difference between identity and behaviour – it is WHAT YOU DO NOT WHO YOU ARE.
  • Realise being successful on stage does not reflect your success in life.
  • Realise that life is so much more than a 6 pack, perky bikini booty and your 30 seconds on stage.

NEVER FORGET – You are beautiful both inside and out no matter how the judges judge you or whether your competing or not. Be proud and do it for yourself-that’s when you will be successful in life and both on and off stage!

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WHATS YOUR FRONT OF STAGE ROUTINE? – Showcasing your hard work on stage!

After working with my posing clients one on one for a number of weeks I develop an understanding of what their strongest points are with their physique and posing. This is when the magic of posing and excitement begins as I choreograph them a “front of stage routine” to showcase their hard earned body when up on stage.

Featured in the instagram link is posing client and the current ANB Victoria Fitness model novice Champion Tara at the ANB Victorian Championships October 2015.

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ANB front of stage routine, thank you to the amazing @natkitneyposingcoach

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Come and get your pose on with me and help make our dreams come true! ?????

All money raised goes from this class goes into the ANB Victoria DREAM TIN helping to make dreams come true of competing at the UFE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Toronto Canada in November 2016.

  • ANB Get The Edge Posing Workshop Poster ANB posing workshop nat kitney posing coach bikini fitness model melbourne

    MODEL TOPICS COVERED:
    Which division is right for you?
    Judging Criteria
    Quarter and half turns
    Transitions between turns
    ANB T-Walk
    FIGURE/BODYBUILDERS TOPICS COVERED:
    Which division is right for you?
    Judging Criteria
    Compulsory Symmetry Quarter Turns
    Compulsory Muscularity Poses
    Transitions between turns
    ANB T-Walk

  • WHEN: Sunday 7th February 11:00am
  • WHERE: Goodlife Chelsea Heights, 93 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights VIC 3194.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Stage heels, runners, Posing truncks optional for males, tight fitting clothes / crop & shorts
  • COST: ANB Members $10.00 NON Members $20.00

    Feel Free To Become A Member Today! PURCHASE Membership by clicking on register on left bottom of the page.
    If you are competing in THE virus Fitness Mania Gala Event being held on April 2nd, an ANB Victoria membership is required and can be purchased on the day. If you are not intending on competing until the end of 2016, why not become a member today and get the ANB rates for posing classes, workshops and join us on social events.

    #posingcoach #posing #posingcoachmelbourne #pose #natkitneyposingcoach #fitnessmodel #bikinimodel #fitness #gym #bikinigirl #lift #bodybuilding #anbvictoria #anbaustralia

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