Recently the second world body building, fitness and model’s figures championship was held in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. As it turned out this is not just a festival of body, but also the festival of spirit.
Tatiana Poberezhnaya arrived with her husband Peter from Karaganda. At age of 17, Tatiana came to a gym to lose weight, but remained there for a long time. Now she is 31 and she can not imagine her life without exercises and performances.
All necessary things for the stage lay on a table of her hotel room. That is a special cream that accents muscles, a swimsuit, embroidered with Swarovski crystals. Besides, the average cost of sush swimwear ranges from 40 to 100 thousand tenges (270-680 dollars).
Before the competition it is necessary to warm up. Even going to a gym, Tatiana does not forget about makeup.
Preparations for a competition are a very difficult period in the life of bodybuilders. For two or three months before a competition they exclude from their diet all sweet, salty and fatty food, and they do not drink any water during last week. This is the way to dry body that it very unhealthy. And of course many hours of training on exercise equipment.
At the same time bodybuilding championships are not only demonstrations of a perfect body, but also an expression of artistry. To have huge muscles is just a half of work, you have to know how to show then in a right way.
The husband of Tatiana, Peter Afanasiev will be fifty next year. Of course, it is harder to keep fit while you are becoming older, but the main thing here is not to be lazy and train every day.
Zinaida Lukina is the main and only opponent of Tatiana at the competition. The girl worked as a fitness trainer. In addition to loads at work, Zinaida spends extra hours in a gym, getting ready for the championship.
Before the very beginning of the championship Tatiana goes to a separate room to stay alone and collect her thoughts.
Then participants are called on the stage. Tatiana and Zinaida perform before the jury in the category of model’s figure. Tatiana practiced bodybuilding for three years, but after the break, associated with her studying at the university, she decided to change categories.