Today's photos. . I don't think they actually show my changes well, visibly I know I'm coming in leaner each week! Happy!
The goal.. to improve on last year and to fit the IFBB Category. I love the Bikini shape. Not overly muscular or too hard or lean. Fit, healthy, feminine.
I've posted the category guidelines below for those interested in what they look for 😊
1. GENERAL IMPRESSION
The assessment should take the whole physique into account. The assessment, beginning with a general impression of the physique, should take into consideration the hair and facial beauty; the overall body development and shape; the presentation of a balanced, symmetrically developed, complete physique; the condition of the skin and the skin tone (with tattoos/without tattoos); and the athlete’s ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace.
The assessment should also take into consideration the tightness and tone of the skin. The skin tone should be smooth and healthy in appearance, and without cellulite. The face, hair and makeup should complement the “Total Package” presented by the athlete.
5. MUSCLE SHAPE
Judges are reminded that this is not a Figure division. The competitors should have shape to their muscle but not the separation, definition, very low bodyfat level or hardness that is seen at Figure competitions. Any competitor who exhibits these features is to be marked down.
2. BODY TONE
The physique should be assessed as to its level of overall body tone, achieved through athletic endeavors and diet. The body parts should have a nice and firm appearance with a decreased amount of body fat. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from muscle separation and/or striations. Physiques that are considered too muscular, too hard or too lean must be marked down.
The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique should include the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment she walks onstage until the moment she walks offstage. At all times, the bikin competitor must be viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.