This morning Vance and I attended the Paradise Cup Competition, pre judging. A couple guys from his clinic were in the competition, which we unfortunately did not get to see on stage due to starting late, this is Hawaii, and limited sitter time. We had a great time regardless.
We followed a group wearing these shirts. The front had a silhouette of a female in a bikini with the words, “Chey Hulk” on it. There were at least 20 of them sitting directly behind us and they were LOUD when she hit the stage!! So loud, someone across the room started yelling “order”. A local girl.
During our hour and a half of competition viewing, we watched the Women’s Figure (bodybuilding essentially) and Women’s Bikini (defined but not crazy). The Men’s competitions were classic body building and a physique division wearing board shorts. The last division is the one we were there to see, since Hubby is still toying with the idea of entering at some point.
The women donned these shorty robes. They were everywhere. I was seriously waiting for Hugh Hefner to make an appearance at some point. Thankfully, the male competitors preferred to wear ultra baggy clothes prior to competition!
I knew where we were going. I fluffed my hair, put on some makeup and looked in the mirror and actually thought the words, “I am pretty lean”. HA!!! There was some serious intimidation at the competition. I was one of the LEAST lean/defined/toned (whatever!) people in the room and the room was packed.
One of the Women’s figure groups. Chey Hulk, third from the right.
How is the crowd at one of these competitions? ROWDY!! And I hear they are even more animated at the evening show. There were so many yells from the audience for the women to “put your legs together”, “smile”, “tuck your tummy”. Say What?! There wasn’t anything that resembled what I would call a tummy on stage. It was pretty entertaining.
One of the Women’s Bikini divisions. There was a point in this division where the ladies do a backside view in a very compromising position. I would be wary taking my sons.
Some of the ladies were really scary and some shouldn’t have been on stage. Granted these ladies, if seen on the beach would have knockout bodies, they were just out of their league next to the super lean and defined ladies. And there were a handful of ladies, mostly in the bikini division with enviable physiques.
A must visit if there is any inkling of getting in super lean and defined in the back of your mind. Or you’re just in the mood to get rowdy at 8:30 in the morning.
At my college architecture job. A little thick in the torso and messy desk, as usual.
In college there was a point I actually considered doing a fitness competition. I read Oxygen magazine, tortured my friend Curtis with a memorable protein laden dessert (he was a trooper!) and weight trained very consistently. Then I discovered the mandatory routine portion. I am not coordinated enough for that. Bikini it is!! I kid. There is no way, at this point in my life, I could envision getting on stage.
**my photos are not the best. If you want to see better photos of the competition, or the Men’s divisions, google Paradise Cup.**