If you have never competed before or even attended an event…
You may not know the difference between the competitor categories.
There are 5 categories for women. Bikini, figure, fitness, physique, and bodybuilding.
The top 2 categories most women fit into are figure and bikini.
Here’s a quick overview for each:
Bikini Competitors are required to have:
· Balance and Shape
· Overall physical appearance
· Complexion, skin tone
· Overall Presentation
Figure Competitors are required to have:
· Small degree of muscularity with separation (no visible striations)
· Overall muscle tone with shapely lines
· Overall firmness
· Not excessively lean
· Healthy appearance
So how do you know which category is best?
Here’s what I tell first timers…
Pick the category that fits your body style/genetics.
If you already have a good amount of muscle and like a more heavier driven weight program–figure would be a better fit.
If you are naturally lean and don’t put on muscle easily, bikini could be a good fit for you.
Now that you know which category would be best for you, it’s time to begin training!
It’s very important to follow the right program for figure or bikini to end up with the type of body the judges want to see in their Top 5!