On April 25, 2015, the Deep South Bodies Competitive Group and I participated in the Supernatural Bodybuilding Fitness Workshop in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The workshop covered posing, nutrition, tanning, make up, competitions and several other areas in the world of bodybuilding.
We all talk about putting in the work; we all talk about how much we want to be the best. This was one of those important learning opportunities we took advantage of to assist us in becoming our best.
We learned a lot, but in my opinion, the most important topic from the workshop was the topic on “bikini vs. figure vs. bodybuilding”. So many people don’t understand the difference between classes and they assume there is only ONE way to look and only ONE class to compete in. Here’s the difference:
Bikini – your body is tone and fit, but not muscular; a smooth all around appearance
Figure/Physique – your body is tone, fit and has definition; well-developed muscle separation
Bodybuilding – you are ripped; striated muscles and pronounced muscularity
When training to compete (or just to get in shape), each person’s body responds differently depending on age, desired weight, physical make-up and personal goals. You set your own target and desired body type, then go from there. Also, you don’t have to compete to have your desired physique. All you have to do is commit to a structured fitness regimen and start your journey today!
Deep South Bodies Competitive Group participates in the
Supernatural Bodybuilding Fitness workshop in Lawrenceville, Georgia
I began working out with James Baldwin, March 2013 at Living Stones Temple in the Fitness Ministry. So to date, that is right at 18 months of training. I was 170lbs when I gave birth to my second & last child in 2001. At March 2013, I had gotten up to my heaviest weight of 175.6 lbs. I was so in denial. I remember having gone to try on new pants. When none of them fit, I left the store, disgusted saying “They shrunk a 10”… It took me 3 weeks to conclude that I had gained weight! Well, I am so happy to report that my lowest recorded weight training with DSB has been 138.8 lbs. That’s right, -36.8 lbs. I like to say over 37 pounds lost because I am not done! I’m going to run on and see what the end’s going be.
DSB has truly been a Godsend! God has allowed my mind to shift focus and be in tuned with the TRUTH. I am more mindful that proper nutrition, exercise and rest are a 3 fold chord that is not easily broken. I used to view eating as an event or reward rather than nourishment. Deep South Bodies is a business, but to me I have found in it ministry… Not preaching. But the intense training, pushing, and attention to personal detail (makes me call on Jesus and) ministers to the strains & stresses that I must release and detoxify from my body. Read More…