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Getting Started in Figure Competitions

You've always been interested in staying fit, but you've finally decided to take that passion to the next level. That's great, because now is the perfect time to get into figure and bikini competitions, as they are more popular today than they have ever been before.

At FitnessProDirect.com, it's our goal to make sure that women, young and old, can get their bodies in the shape they've always dreamed of and proudly show them off in local, national and even worldwide competitions. Nothing makes us prouder than learning that one of our loyal, dedicated customers has used our products to look her absolute best up on the big stage.

We want to make sure that you know what you're getting into before you make the leap though. Becoming a bikini competitor or bodybuilder requires a lot of commitment, both personally and financially, but don't worry. Once you've decided to better your body and go for the gold, we'll be here along the way to give you tips, tricks and other advice to make sure you that you get the most of our products and your body.

Setting a physical foundation for your competition body

Women from all demographics and ages get into figure competitions, even if they start their road to success in a body they are too embarrassed to show off at the beach. With hard work and persistence, you could be strutting your stuff in front of thousands of adoring audience members before you know it.

On the day that you decide to start your body-shaping journey, put on a bikini or other bathing suit and take a picture of yourself. Try to do this every week or two to gauge your progress. Remember that while you may need to lose weight, muscle weighs more than fat, so stepping onto the scale and logging your progress by the pounds you've shed isn't going to be effective.

If you are serious about morphing your body into peak physical condition, you need to be eating right. In many cases, that means dramatic changes in your diet. Make sure you follow our blog to get dietary recommendations and guidance along the way.

Of course, getting into the weight room is going to be the most important part of this process. When you are figure posing, there are muscles you'll need to tone, and in some cases, flex, that you didn't even know you had. Start by doing cardio workouts first thing in the morning, and leave the lifting and plyo workouts for later in the day.

Understanding the financial undertaking of figure competition preparation 

By its nature, the business of body-shaping competitions isn't cheap.

Again, you'll need to be more conscious of the food you eat, and as regular grocery shoppers know, the healthier options are usually the more expensive ones. In addition, you'll need to begin taking some figure competition supplements to get the nutrients and vitamins you can't find in everyday food goods.

It's a great idea to hire a trainer to push you through your training - everyone knows that they get more out of a workout when someone won't let them quit. But, of course, that isn't cheap.

Between figure fitness tanning, purchasing competition shoes, posing suits and Rhinestone jewelry, the accessories can add up as well. That's why we're here. At FitnessProDirect.com, we don't want any ladies to be held back from seeking the spotlight because of the cost. We offer these and many other figure competition products at great prices, so browse our great selection of items and email us your questions at info@fitnessprodirect.com today!

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