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How to Pose for Bodybuilding

Learn how to pose from expert Skip La Cour with this Howcast bodybuilding video.


My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites,, And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding. Posing is a very important part of the bodybuilding and training process and the competition process. After you've done all your hard work in the gym, and all of your dedication to your eating habits, posing is the presentation to the judges that will show off all of what you've done in your contest preparation period. Here are the mandatory poses that each competitor will have to do for the judges: Front Double Bicep; Front Lat Spread; Side Chest; Side Tricep; Rear Double Bicep; Rear Lat Spread; Abdominal and Thigh; and, the Most Muscular Pose. Everyone needs to do those poses, so you will need to practice those when you enter a bodybuilding contest. Now, every show is divided into two different parts. The mandatories are in one part, the ones that I described, and then, you do a routine when you come in the top five in your contest, where you can choose your own music, and come up with your own posing routine. And, during that posing routine, you can either use a combination of those mandatory poses, or come up with your best poses that really accentuate your strengths and camouflage your weaknesses. And for a bodybuilding contest, that's how you pose.

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