Emily McHugh - UKBFF British Qualifier (Leeds)

In the below article I'm going to talk a little bit about my experience at the UKBFF British Qualifier at the Leeds Town Hall...enjoy!


Overall is was a great experience!

I’m absolutely delighted to have placed 3rd which means I successfully qualified for the British Finals - these are held on Saturday 11th October in Nottingham.

The standard was high, making it a pretty tough class - with 19 competitors in the Bikini Over 163cm. Not only was it a competitive event, I thought it was an exiting one too!



On the night of the show I was in the second to last class, who walked on at nearly 8:00pm - it was exhausting.

I was feeling drained, dehydrated and hungry...but I felt confident & I knew I had worked hard for that moment on stage, so I put all of that to the back of my mind and gave it my best shot!

Thankfully I got 1st callout and into the top 3 so I knew I’d got my chance to do my individual routine.

Following the routine, the results were called, when I found out that I placed 3rd on the night.



Although I didn’t get any of the judges feedback, I knew myself I'd not come in as lean as I would have hoped, this being for no other reason than taking 2 weeks off at 6 weeks out because of my back injury. I now feel lucky enough to have the chance to make up that 2 weeks in the run up to the finals and come in leaner and dryer.

I did allow myself Saturday night and Sunday for a little post comp cheat meal…unfortunately nothing really interests me other than chocolate which isn’t the best straight after being so depleted and dehydrated as it gave me stomach cramps plus the sugar rush kept me up all night! (I wont be doing that next time) Ooops!


Diet : My Nutritional advisor and Monster Supplements colleague Josh Beet has adjusted my diet and training routine slightly so I’m really concentrating on getting that body fat down to see that little bit more definition in my lower abs, quads, glutes and hamstrings.

Training : Cardio and HIIT training is back on but again I'm switching that up. So I'm going to be doing a lot more functional style circuits and even some boxing.


It really is go hard or go home all the way until the 11th! #TeamMonster

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