Sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time… Tax season got the better of me. Anyway, I hope my post today will make up for it. Last weekend I went to a posing Clinic hosted by some of the leading judges in the Northeast as Reaction Nutrition. Basically the clinic went like this: We were broken into groups where judges gave us tips on what to do and what NOT to do. Our poses were critiqued and improved. At the end there was a raffle for some really great prizes including a gift certificate to CJ’s Elite competition wear. Too bad I didn’t when anything.
The theme of the clinic seemed to be “help us pick you.” There were a lot of details on what they are looking for and your goal when you are on stage is to show the best version of yourself at all times. Here are some of the most useful tips that I took away.
What NOT to do:
1. DON’T move too much- they have to judge you against the other girls and if you are moving all over the place they can’t judge you so they will move on to the next girl.
2. DON’T look back in the back pose- again when you look back you add movement an lose symmetry which makes it harder to judge.
3. DON’T do the legs crossed back pose- Legs spread shows off glutes better.
4. DON’T lose posture when you are on the side of the stage- Even when you are not front and center, you are being compared to the other girls on stage make sure you look your best at all times
5. DON’T copy figure poses
What to Do:
1. Back pose- Toes point slightly out, legs spread not too far but not too narrow, arch back as much as possible hair should be down.
2. Front pose- Legs spread, weight on one hip with torso twisted. Try twisting to different sides, staggering feet and twisting to different angles to find a pose that shows off your figure the best.
3. Transitions- Should be smooth with good posture, confidence and sex appeal.
4. Use the competition tanner– Rookie mistake is showing up too light.
5. Use good taste when it comes to your suit- Remember it is a family event.
6. Leave hair down
Have you guys ever been to a posing clinic? Any tips you learned about?
If you found these tips helpful make sure you check out my guidebook for bikini competitors “Secrets of the Bikini Competitor” where I share more secrets for rocking the stage and winning your competition.