How much body fat should a bikini competitor have?

How much body fat should a bikini competitor have?

between 10-14%
Bikini will be the ‘softest’ out of all the women’s divisions, with a higher level of body fat usually being a requirement. Competitors might generally range between 10-14% body fat in this division, and can be marked down if they are TOO lean come show day.

What body fat percentage are bikini models?

Bikini competitors have more of an “X” or hourglass shape to their bodies (meaning they have smaller waists with more developed glutes, quads, and shoulders). They are separated into competition groups based on their height, and their body fat percentage usually ranges from 10-14%.

How many calories bikini competitors eat?

Most people fit into a 12-to-14 week period for contest preparation, as long as they are within 15-20 pounds of their desired weight goal. You should eat 6-7 small meals per day; spread them evenly throughout the day. If your goal is 1,800 calories per day, then you should eat about 300 calories per meal.

How much should a 5’8 bikini competitor weigh?


Height Est. Ideal Weight (min) Est. Ideal Weight (max)
5′ 7″ (170cm) 121lbs. 129lbs.
5′ 8″ (172.5cm) 125lbs. 133lbs.
5′ 9″ (175cm) 129lbs. 137lbs.
5′ 10″ (177.5cm) 132lbs. 141lbs.

Do bikini competitors eat fruit?

Clean Eating Leafy green vegetables — including kale, romaine and broccoli — and modest amounts of fruit, especially berries and apples, also play a dominant role in a bikini competitor’s diet.

How much cardio do bikini competitors do?

Most bikini competitors do cardio five to six days per week. You can either do moderate intensity cardio (such as running, cycling or climbing the step machine) for 30 to 60 minutes per session, or high intensity interval training (like sprinting, sled pushing or a ladder sequence) for 20 to 30 minutes per session.

What should I eat before bikini?

Avoid carbs. Or most of them, anyway—especially when they’re of the white variety. While it’s best to keep them to a minimum, high-fiber whole grains like oats, quinoa, and brown rice can actually help diminish bloating.

What should I eat before a bikini competition?

Clean Eating Small amounts of whole grains in the form of oatmeal, quinoa or sprouted-grain bread provide essential carbohydrates. Bikini competitor Ashley Kurtenbach lists eggs, high-protein bread, oatmeal, fish, venison, turkey, sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach as some of the most important foods.

Where can I go for my first bikini competition?

These ladies are phenomenal and do some of the best bikini competition makeup around. There are several different competitive organizations you can choose from for your first amatuer bikini show! The largest of which is the NPC Bikini Division a part of the National Physique Committee. Here are some of the top organization and the associated costs.

What is the ideal stage weight for Bikini competitors?

Ideal Stage Weight for Bikini Competitors. A BMI of 18-18.9 can be fine for some girls…will be too skinny for many though. A BMI of 19-20.2 is the MOST ideal BMI for a fully prepped bikini competitor. A BMI of 20.3-21 can be fine for girls who carry their muscle well…especially if a lot is in the booty.

How much does it cost to get a bikini competition suit?

A new custom suit begins at $150 and can go up as high as you would like! Tanning/Suit Adhesive: $100-150 for full airbrush tanning on site. To do it yourself: Optional Bikini Competition Costs… things that you might want. While there are a lot of things that you will need for sure when you are planning to compete, not every cost is mandatory.

What are the judges looking for in a bikini competition?

It seems the judges have been looking for bikini girls to be leaner and dryer than they were a few years back when I wrote the original article on Ideal Stage Weight for Bikini Competitors. So I’ve taken a close look at where my clients have been weighing in in relation to their height over the past few years since the criteria has changed.