Amy and I met for posing. We took a day off from training even though I normally train Amy on the days we meet. Sometimes it's necessary.
Taking a day off
Some coaches might see this as a mistake, especially with nine weeks left, but I think it's more of a mistake not to listen to your body. Competing is very taxing mentally and physically. Although everyone wants to win I just think some things are counterproductive, and I also believe that it can take the fun out of the entire process.
My job is to push when it's needed, but to listen to the spoken and unspoken words of any client, as well. Although Amy made no complaints, it was time to take a day off.
Amy's physical Changes
From looking at Amy I can tell her waistline has come in more. She is changing week by week, and looks good. We choreographed her T-walk and she is practicing her stage walk and mandatory quarter turns which are coming along nicely.
We further manipulated the poses, as well as added new poses to Amy's stage walk. As she gets leaner the poses will be tweaked even more.
Between the last set of photos and this set it's visible to see that the crease in her abdomen is much smoother. She has also learned how to open-up her lats so they are seen during the front mandatory pose.
Awesome job Amy!