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Quite a bit of time before the competition, you will want to start tanning. Tanned muscles look a lot better and more defined than non-tanned muscles. If you don’t want to risk going to a tanning bed, look at a spray-on tan the day before your competition, but be advised that these types of tanning can have an orange appearance and could detract from the image you are trying to project.

During the competition, there will be a variety of rounds during which you will compete for points.

Each contest is different, but most will have the following rounds:

Standing Relaxed Symmetry Round

During this time, the judges are looking for overall body symmetry in the competitors. They are looking for relationships between the muscle groups.

Are they all developed evenly? Within each specific group, does it flow nicely? Does the competitor have a symmetrical bone structure?

The more evenly developed the competitor is, the higher he or she will be placed.

There is no direct flexing in this round. Competitors are viewed in what is called the Standing Relaxed position.

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Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight train...

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Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight train...

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