As most of you know, I’ve decided to keep my friend company on his road to the stage this November by doing the contest prep with him. I’m not going to actually enter the competition but I decided it would be fun to pretend I was and to see what would happen with my physique if I concentrated on getting stage-ready. My intention is to post photos as I go so I can track my progress and to keep myself accountable. I figured on November 1st (the day of the competition) I would post photos of myself doing the traditional bikini poses to see how my physique had developed over the previous three months. That’s until I saw the rear bikini pose.
Uhhhh…..NO! I’m not a prude by any means but this is a pose I wouldn’t feel dignified doing. It seems more like a “come hither” pose….like one I’d save for a person I was in an intimate relationship with and not something I’d be interested in doing for the public at large. This is not to criticize bikini competitors in general or this particular competitor. To each her own. She’s striking a required pose perfectly and her physique looks great but I wouldn’t be willing to stand like that, on a stage, under the lights for all to see….or to post photos with me in this position. When I tried to pinpoint what I don’t like about the pose, I finally came up with the fact that it’s the leaning forward posture I’m not comfortable with. You don’t just turn around to let the judges/audience see if you have a nice v-taper, good muscle development and your legs look proportionally pleasing, you have to lean forward (thereby pushing your behind out) to smooth the appearance of your glutes/hams. To me, it’s a much more provocative stance than the one figure/bodybuilding women perform.
In contrast, I don’t mind this rear pose at all. I would feel perfectly fine standing on stage like this. Call me Grandma (I don’t mind…she was a great person) but the bikini pose and I most definitely won’t be going public!