Clare Taubman on Women Fitness:
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Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Clare Taubman: I think as a woman you need to eat good essential fats (from avocado, coconut oils, nuts and seeds) this really helps with your hair and skin, and nails. It is important to start on the inside. I also drink at least 3-4 litres of water a day and have never drunk alcohol. For my skin I love to use Bio Oil and use this daily. Another great product is by Truself Organics, I use their Detoxifying Mask Kit Once A Week.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Fitness modelling is about bold photo shoots. What advice you wish to give to the women of today to be body confident in order to do such bold modeling?
Ms. Clare Taubman: I would say that it is easy to forget when looking through social media and magazines that these are people best photos, it can create a false body image. You will be surprised how good you can look and feel when you have a professional taking photos of you. They will pick your best angles, and remember you are in control of what images you can show to people. We all have different body shapes and different looks. Experiment with poses and positions that flatter your personal shape. Don’t try to copy anyone just be yourself, pick an outfit that reflects your own style and more importantly that you feel comfortable in. If you are acting natural and look comfortable on camera then this will show in your pictures and they will look fabulous. Don’t be afraid to experiment, take a few selfies so you can see what works and what does not. Lastly just have fun, enjoy the experience!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding professional figure competitor girls who all are your fans and shall like to know from you for their climb to ladder of success in field of professional figure competitions?
Ms. Clare Taubman: Firstly train for the right reasons, train because it makes you happy and feel good for yourself. Always strive to be the best version of YOU. Then if you want to take it further and compete, do your research. Maybe find a trainer who understands how to train you for a show and has solid knowledge of competition nutrition plans. If you decide you want to do it yourself, then read as much as you can. There are may federations out there, so do some home work on what categories each federation has, and how the women look in these different classes, each class will progressively get more muscular and slightly more lean. If you can maybe go along to a show first and see how it is run.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us how you felt before and after standing second at the UK Professional Figure Championships?
Ms. Clare Taubman: I can look back now and feel proud of myself, however at the time I was disappointed as I always aim to win. I am still and always have been so competitive, I don’t think that will ever change. However, not winning only helps motivate me to do better.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Elaborate about your training and nutrition DVD, which is aimed not only at competitors but also anyone wanting to sculpt amazing legs and glutes and to receive honest information about diet myths?
Ms. Clare Taubman: Women are obsessed with getting a great pair of legs, after all shapely firm legs look great. All I can say is it takes dedication, and consistency. Both with weight training, cardio, and a good nutrition plan. Forget about quick fixes, there are no magic pills or liquid diets that can get you the body you want. Keep it simple, lift heavy enough weights, intensely to stimulate a change in the muscle (“if it does not challenge you, it does not change you”) Get enough protein, complex carbohydrates, and good fats in to recover, and be consistent.
By the time you have started over and over again on fad diets you could have been almost there if you had done what has been proven for years. There is a lot of information out there, try different exercises and you will soon learn what feels good and works for you. If you need more help maybe hire a trainer to learn from, then go it alone once you feel more confident. Women for years have bought in to this “cardio only” lifestyle, yet no matter how small women get they think they are fat?! This is because they are getting “skinny fat” they shrink but fail to get toned, hence why they still feel overweight. Weight training is the key. We want curves, just toned curves! Get on the weights and see your body change!