Posing as Art
“In bodybuilding, as with any competitive category in the physique realm, that are 3 aspects that will always be essential towards achieving victory: Diet, Muscle, & Posing.
While most bodybuilders believe it is all the curls and squats that will decide whether or not you walk home a champion; it is instead the ability to stay strict on a rigorous diet, having an ample amount of muscle to show off in the first place, and finally, the ability to properly show off those gains.
Having been competing since 2005, I was taught to pose by a former Mr. Universe, and also have a 7-year stretch background in Dance (Tap/Jazz/Ballet). Needless to say, I had instilled in me a great foundation for not only understanding what the judges are looking for, but also in giving my posing that little extra oomph that separates a competitor from a Champion.
While most people will scoff at things like the Posing Routine during the night show (as it is not judged), I am a firm believer that if a show is truly close, the judges will look to anywhere for that little detail to give them the idea of who deserves the higher placing, posing routine included. Aside from that, I believe anyone who does ANYTHING should take pride in what they do, and with posing being such an integral part, one should strive to present the best package possible. We may not be artists by typical definition, but I believe we as competitive bodybuilders have the ability to create art, by effectively unveiling what we have sculpted in the gym.
My name is Cody Wyer, and if you are a male bodybuilder looking to pose like a seasoned veteran as opposed to Last Place Larry, then allow me to smooth out the rough edges and let you taste victory.”