Do you ever wonder how some people seem to win body transformation contests? You might even start to notice the same people come close to winning several of them year after year. To the layman, a body transformation contest appears to be only about the person who lost the most weight or built the most muscle. If this is what you think about body transformation contests, you are incorrect. Let me explain…
After watching several transformation contests occur in several internet forums, I’ve found many similarities between the winners of these competitions. There’s something about the methods they use that is constant in all the winners. It’s not the person who had the most visual transformation.
Here’s a quick run down of the top three observations I’ve seen with people who continually win body transformation contests.
Body Transformation Tip #1:
Winners use the online journal (blog, forum, etc) provided by the sponsor every single day. Regardless of the requirements to blog or post about their journey, the winners of these contests get connected with the community FAST. The very first day, they blog, post or use the journal to document their situation.
- Use the provided journal method every single day of the contest
- Connect with the community quickly (be supportive, friendly, display a lot of positive thinking)
- Become visible from Day 1
- Write posts of 400 or more words
- Tell a story
Body Transformation Tip #2:
Post your photos Day 1 and include as many measurements as required. If you aren’t an expert at taking photos, get a friend to take them for you. Every contestant who’s won, looks like they had a real camera. The ones who lost most of the time but I thought made great transformations on paper took photos with a cell phone in the mirror. There’s no excuse. If you use a cell phone camera, get somebody to take one of you in 3 stances.
- Face forward
- Side view
- Back to the camera
You’ll cover all the angles in the most professional manner possible. You can use an online free photo editing tool to manipulate the pictures to crop them down, remove red eye and enhance them to look as good as possible. I recommend Picnik.
The sponsor of the contest wants to use photos for their website to show their book, program or method worked. The BETTER the pictures provided, the easier it is for the judges not to get hung up on low quality photos. You don’t need a high end camera to do this, you simply need to invest 10 minutes Day 1 and at the end of the contest.
Body Transformation Tip #3:
Write in a positive, story telling manner. The more variables to your story, the better. If you are the guy or girl who goes to the gym and has for years.. without much effort and burning fat and building muscle isn’t a big deal.. good luck to you. If you are the person who has a story to tell about 5 kids, a working mom to boot or a dad who came back from the brink of destruction against all odds.. you’re a shoe in.
People like a good story. A body transformation contest is about a person, who’s TRANSFORMED themselves in more ways than a scale. Remember, if it were just computers judging people, the person with the best body composition change would win every single time. You’d bulk up.. get fat. Join the contest and diet down like a fool and beat everybody. Except..
A computer can’t feel.
Judges can and if you’ve got a strong story to tell, the chances of you winning are high.
Every single person who has won, has a heart felt (true or not) story. Find your angle and use that to your advantage.
Winning a body transformation contest is much more than simply providing the best results a photo. It’s about becoming a leader, connecting quickly and constantly to the community and documenting every angle of your story. Do this one, and you can join hundreds of contests and increase your chances of winning.
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
Secret Body Transformation Tip #4:
Be consistent. As stupid as this sounds, upwards of 55% of people will drop out. Remember the old saying, “80% of success is just showing up?” Pretty much rings true here as well. Even if you have no story to tell, just post every single day even if it’s the lamest post, you’re visibility will increase above the rest as many people just can’t be consistent. The winners of those contests are unbelievably consistent with their visibility.