Hey There! I'm Sarah, a Bikini Competitor Transitioning to Wellness. And in this blog post, I'm going to share with you 7 things I've learned about show day as a bikini competitor.
As you are preparing for a Bikini Competition, you may be wondering what it looks like for a Bikini Competitor on Show Day.
Most competitors spend weeks if not years strength training and living a healthier lifestyle to prepare for a competition.
When it comes to show day, there is a lot of excitement as you have worked really hard to get there, but there are also things you don't want to miss in the midst of it.
Let's go over what you can expect on your Bikini Competition Show Day.
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The 7 Things to Expect on Show Day as a Bikini Competitor
1) Your Coach is Going to Tell You What to Eat on Show Day
Bikini coaches are the ones who help you get ready for the competition. They will help you with making sure every thing is dialed in on Show Day and help you to keep your nerves more calm.
Each person is going to eat differently depending on the goal and outcome you and your coach are trying to achieve. It’s best to talk to your coach prior if you have any concerns and to know what yo expect.
2) Check Ins the Day Before
Competitors will check in the day before a bikini competition.
On the day before a bikini competition, a competitor will come to get their competitor card if they haven’t already done so and then go through check-ins to get their number and class. After this process, sometimes there will be a briefing to go over some final preparations for their competition and what to expect.
3) Getting Ready the Night Before - Make Sure Your Body's 100
It's important to protect your tan and energy the night before as much as you can if you're competing the next day in a bikini competition.
Some of the things you can do are:
- Drink lots of water
- Wear loose shorts and shirts
- Take a bed sheet to lay on to avoid ruining the hotels sheets
- Wear comfortable shoes like slides
- Get plenty of sleep
4) How to Do Your Hair and Makeup For the Show Day Competition
Makeup and Hair is an important part of getting ready for the show day. It's not just about having a natural look, but also about creating an impression of your personality in the judges' head when they see you walk on stage.
The best way to find what kind of makeup is right for you is to do a little research before anything. There are several different looks that all have different styles and colors that might appeal to you. For instance, if you want a natural look that accentuates your features, then contouring and highlighting would be perfect for you. If you're going for a more dramatic look, then smoky eyes could be what you're looking for.
Just remember that you will be standing under bright stage lights.
If there's one thing we know about hair at this point, it's that it can get pretty crazy sometimes! That said though, they are usually looking for a more youthful feel. Meaning thicker hair.
Using extensions can help to give the appearance of thicker and fuller hair on top of being longer if you desire.
Here are some ideas below.
5) Back Stage
You need to do a lot of things before the show starts. However when you get back stage, it can be a little bit of a waiting game.
You pump up your muscles with bands and weights of simple exercises to make you look better under the stage lights. During this time you will be able to practice your stage routine as well. And then, you wait for your class to start and try to stay relaxed until it is your turn on stage.
6) After You Step On Stage
You’ve completed Prejudging! After you step off stage, you will usually have time to take a nap and eat before finals later on for the evening.
This is your chance to spend some time with those who have come to support you and rest a little bit before later. You want make sure you don’t ruin your tan and everything during this too.
As mentioned before, your coach will be able to go over what some good food options will be before finals. Some will have some fries, burger, and a small glass of wine while others have fish and broccoli. It really just comes down to your coach and where you stand.
Judges have already had a look at your routine and all competitors. They have made their notes about bikini competitors that stand out and are what they are looking for. However, this does not mean you can’t change their minds.
As everyone goes through their routines as final, the judges will narrow down and organize competitors based on criteria in your federation and division of what they are judging you on.
They may continue to have you switch places with other competitors on the stage. Soon after, they will make the final call and announce the winners.
Remember that you do not need to spend a fortune on Competition.
Having the right person there to help guide you leading up to and on show day as a bikini competitor is key.
At Top Knot Strong we pride ourselves on helping you step on stage confidently without crazy dieting or killing yourself in the gym.
If you need help getting ready for your show, please set up a free 15 minute consult with us today!