Hey everyone :)
My ultimate goal is to train for a bikini competition, until then I'm happy training to get stronger every day!
I'm focused and motivated right now, but also very realistic. Right now I'm at most 26% body fat (using a bf calculator not a body fat instrument so that may be inaccurate) and most bikini girls are between 15-20% soooo my questions:
-Are there any mommas out there who competed post baby?
-How long to lower body fat by 6-10%?
-Any tips pertaining to bikini comps?
I just like to have as much information from a many sources as possible. It's the glutton in me :)
I want to build up chest and shoulder
Regarding body fat...It gets progresively harder to lose fat. As it takes more and more calories to burn the remaining fat. But for now I think you can get off to a good start. I think at about 18-15% is when you'll start to 'plateau'. So gaining a bit of muscle will help with the calorie burning.
But I don't know if muscles are a no-no in a bikini competition. You might wanna check that out.
It took me 2 months to shed 8 kilos. I worked out hard. And my diet could have been a wee bit better. But yeah that's me. I think it's safe to say you'll follow a similar graph. Then again your body is unique. So start working out. Your body will talk to you, listen to it and figure out what's best for you :)
Thank you for the support Faisal I've been doing a lot of research and muscle is exactly what I need to gain in order to burn that remaining stubborn fat so your information is helpful. You're right about the plateau around 18% so I'm planning on learning to eat cleaner. I'd love to compete feeling I've learned tons from it, so thank you for your input