A Day in the Life: Figure Competitor Ashley Toms With her bodybuilding competition just two months away, we asked Ashley to walk us through a typical day in her training and nutrition plan. The schedule of seven to eight meals and two or three workouts on six days per week is intense, but "it's a science," says her coach and husband Steve Toms. "Ninety percent of success comes from the diet; it's the No. 1 thing that separates a top figure competitor from the rest. But it's usually the hardest part for a first timer. If you lack discipline, this is not the sport for you." Ashley agrees but adds, "It's hard but I love a challenge!"
"Express yourself" Modonna made it popular, and kitchy and she also walked the talk - be who you are, regardless. I always thought she had some serious chutzpa ... h and I still do. To be true and speak your truth and live the way you were meant and know your passion and why you are here. Being a strong woman, who's passion is lifting, and pushing and sacrificing so much to shape your body, carve it like a piece of art... that takes chutzpah as well. Not everyone understands the choices, the determination, and the discomfort of that lifestyle, but when it is your passion, and your way of being... then you can only jump for joy.
What separates a Fitness Model from a Sports Model or Model?
This is a very important question that needs clarification because athletes need to have a clear criterion on what the judges will be looking for the day they step on stage. The major difference between a model and a fitness model is primarily determined by how lean the athlete is. There is no doubt a fine line between being too lean and not quite lean enough so next up we will go over the criteria in greater detail.
The Female Fitness Model is expected to be leaner than the Model category however not totally defined in all areas as would be expected in the Figure Category. Fitness Model competitors must have a very toned and taut body and leaner in the abdominal area than the Model, l however still requires to have a womanly figure. Less detail and definition is required to that of a figure competitor and the delineation between the fitness model and figure competitor is the level of definition and muscle separation in the torso and limbs (both arms and legs). If a competitor has very defined arms, legs and back they would be better suited to the Figure Category.