Written by Trisha Cagatin
Importance of Posing:
Posing plays such a pivotal role when it comes to presenting your physique on stage. Slight tweaks with how your body angle sits, going into your poses can create a drastically different shape and silhouette.
It’s very important to practice your posing weeks ahead of time, as your physique gradually changes, so must your poses to bring out a certain look or pop on stage! What you look like 10 weeks out will appear much different than what you do during show day.
It’s great to have the assistance of a posing coach who pays attention to details and will give you the cues to hit certain poses and transitions for your presentation.
A slight change of the upper body positioning can go from an hourglass frame to an X frame! By distributing more weight on your lower body, you can go from a perfect and symmetrical lower body with your upper body to a dominant, Wellness-like lower body.
Posing is just as important as any aspect when it comes to Bodybuilding. There are a handful of wonderful posing coaches who have the “eye” to help bring out YOUR physique for the division you compete in.
If you’re a beginner and in need of a posing coach, please feel free to reach out to me @cvgatin, I love assisting with the whole presentation from suit color all the way down to the posing routine! You can also purchase a posing suit to wear during your posing sessions to better see how your body looks during practice.