In my 20 years of experience, two of the biggest mistakes people make when preparing their posing and stage presence for a bodybuilding show are:
1. not seeking out a posing coach that can teach more than just the mechanics of the poses they need to make on stage, and,
2. not practicing enough to be fully prepared on show day.
Watching a posing tutorial of someone who poses effortlessly and then trying to do them yourself are two different things, amIright?
It's like watching a gymnast on a balance beam and then thinking you are going to hop up on that beam and be capable of doing the same thing. Like all of a sudden you've figured out the proper techniques, posture, balance, and stability on how to perform a balance beam routine in those 60 seconds you spent watching the video. Not likely.
Most people underestimate the amount of fundamental skills you need to learn in order to become great at posing and stage presence. Why? Because no one is teaching them (but me, haha). Everyone out there is showing you what they do; they are not teaching you how to make the poses look good on you.
Plus, let's be real... practicing the same poses over and over can become monotonous so it's easy to just push off your posing practice to another day.
And if you are like me, you excel when you have structure. If there is a class you know you need to show up to, you will show up, because you know someone (*ahem* ME!) is waiting for you :)
I have worked with HUNDREDS of clients – both men and women and many have become champions. Do you know what stands out about the ones that won shows and became professionals in the sport?
...it's the amount of time they spent practicing their posing!
And accountability was absolutely critical for each and every one of them to ensure they invested enough time into practicing their posing and stage performance skills.
So how about you come to my online weekly group posing practice sessions and let me teach you how to go from "meh" to awesome with your posing skills...aaaaand hold you accountable every week so you are better prepared for show day? *And* have fun doing it!