✨POSING & STAGE PRESENCE✨ is one of the most important aspects of competing. Your posing routine is where you get to show off all your hard work! It’s what brings your weeks of sweat, late nights, & sacrifice all together. _ So of course you want to showcase your best angles & your strongest features. For me personally my obliques and my delts are my strong points. They always have been, but each season I re-evaluate my routine to see how I can better show off the hard work I put in in my improvement season & make changes as needed. This time around it was a new front pose that brought my delts & obliques out more. _ Your body is going to change a decent amount from season to season based on the intensity you train with, your nutrition, & of course the length of time you take between seasons. Longer improvement season ➡️ more change & more growth. _ If you don’t re-evaluate your routine & make small tweaks to improve upon it & see how you can better showcase your changing physique you could end up doing yourself a disservice. You can have the best physique out there, but if you don’t have a good routine that flatters your body & you don’t look like you’re having fun on stage it’s not going to do you any good with judging. _ Before any of my girls get on stage we go over posing at least once (some we meet weekly, everyone is different) via FaceTime or Skype to make sure they’re comfortable with their routine & it flatters them. _ My top 5 tips to bring your best routine: _ 1️⃣ Video yourself so you can watch it back & see yourself from the judges point of view. 2️⃣ Practice in your suit or a Sports Bra so you can see your body like you would on stage. 3️⃣ Don’t be afraid to have a second set of eyes help you out! Get a posing coach if you can afford it. Someone who’s done it before & can help you perfect the little things. 4️⃣ Smile!!! Even if you feel uncomfortable or nervous. Fake it til you make it okay 💁🏻♀️ If you smile during practice you’ll smile on stage. 5️⃣ Don’t be afraid to try anything once! Play around with different sides, angles, & variations. Just because you may have found something you like doesn’t mean it hurts to experiment.