10 Things To Know Before You Commit To Your First NPC Competition
Posted on February 28 2018
There are so many things that go into being a NPC Bikini or Figure competitor. Here is a list of 10 things that IFBB Bikini Pro Liz Yisrael and NQ NPC Bikini Competitor Elle Chapleau think are important for anyone wanting to compete in the NPC.
5 things to know from Liz Yisrael:
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Attend a show in person to really understand what happens. I didn't before I competed, and I had no idea what to do during awards presentation.
Prep can be time consuming and tiring, but also very rewarding. Remember that you chose to compete, and try to keep a positive attitude even when you are tired.
Competition lean is going to be leaner than you ever were in the best shape of your life. Even when you feel so tiny and lean during prep, you probably have to keep pushing harder to actually get stage lean.
Getting your makeup and hair done professionally for show day is a great idea. Contest promotors usually have a sponsored tanning and hair/makeup service. I highly recommend using them, at least until you have a good idea of how to replicate the look on your own. Stage makeup is not "going out" makeup.
It IS possible to prepare for a show and be successful at your career at the same time. You just need to manage your time very well and choose carefully how you spend your free time.
5 things to know from Elle Chapleau:
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You're going to be tested and pushed in more ways than you could have ever imagined (hello will power and dedication!)
Dry shampoo will become your best friend (you will be in the gym sweating probably more than you ever have before!)
Make sure you have a solid support system that can be by your side when you doubt yourself (i.e. a friend, spouse, gym buddy, and very importantly a coach)
You're going to want to get comfortable posing in the gym in between sets! You may have to cross some barriers with your confidence but it will pay off.
Lay out your budget for your competition season so you have an idea of how much it will cost! You will want to be sure that you can follow through with all the shows you have planned or get the beautiful Angel Competition Bikini you have pinned to your vision board!
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