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My first figure competition

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Old 10-16-2009, 04:43 PM
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Well I participated in my first figure competition on October 10th. It was a great experience and alot of fun. I placed 6th. I'm ok with that considering it was my first competition and I did it at the age of 42! Got feedback from the judges on where I can improve and start my new bulking training program and diet with my trainer on Monday!


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Congratulations! You look incredible!
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YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! Congrats on placing 6th. Thats a huge accomplishment. I would love to compete in figure or bikini some day. What were your workouts/diet like during your prep? did you still get to do cathe's workouts?
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Sonya,

Congrats--that is an awesome achievement and you look amazing!!! Must feel great!
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Congrats, Sonya!!!!

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Wonderful muscle definition and length! And you can clearly see all the guts it took to do it!
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YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! Congrats on placing 6th. Thats a huge accomplishment. I would love to compete in figure or bikini some day. What were your workouts/diet like during your prep? did you still get to do cathe's workouts?

No unfortunately I did not get to do Cathe workouts...I miss her! My trainer had me doing 3 fullbody workouts, HIIT 3x a week, hill sprints 2x week, plyometrics and 10 min SS cafter FB w/outs. The diet is very, very strict! I carb cycled. I still got a cheat meal once a week...even 1 week out of the comp. The diet 3 days before and the day of the comp was quite interesting to say the least!

Thank you to everyone for the kind words. If you have ever considered doing a comp you truly should....it was a lot of fun!!!!
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I've been interested in carb cycling, how exactly does that work? Can you give a sample of what your diet looked like?
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I've been interested in carb cycling, how exactly does that work? Can you give a sample of what your diet looked like?
nspire....typically I follow high day (40% carbs), medium day (35% carbs), low day (30% carbs)... back to high. However when I got about 4 weeks out from comp I would do medium, low, medium, low, high, medium, low... I only eat 1 cheat meal a week (not a cheat day )

Protein Sources: eggwhites, chicken, turkey, fish, low fat steak, low fat ground turkey, protein shake
Carbs: oatmeal, brown rice, yams, potatoes, rice cakes, green veggies, fruit (limited)
Fats: olive oil, almonds, fish oil

I do not eat bread or dairy and of course I take my supplements.
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