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The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Podcast is a weekly show featuring unfiltered conversations with female bodybuilders. Speaking to both pros and amateurs from all different federations and categories, your host Robyn Challands goes behind the layers of tan and sparkly bikinis to find out what it’s really like to be a bikini competitor. No topic is off limits!

The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Robyn Challands

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Podcast is a weekly show featuring unfiltered conversations with female bodybuilders. Speaking to both pros and amateurs from all different federations and categories, your host Robyn Challands goes behind the layers of tan and sparkly bikinis to find out what it’s really like to be a bikini competitor. No topic is off limits!

    PREP FILES EP 16: getting COVID, weight gain struggles, is my period coming back? & listener Q&A!

    PREP FILES EP 16: getting COVID, weight gain struggles, is my period coming back? & listener Q&A!

    WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! After a *spicy* false start to the year… I’m back with another episode of Prep Files. 
    Despite being locked in my house for two weeks, there’s so much to talk about! The holidays were incredible and I’ve been having so much fun with all my friends.But it hasn’t been without it’s challenges as I navigate post comp and weight gain. So tune in to hear all about it!
    This is also the last instalment of this series for the time being. As mention in the podcast, I’m taking some time off to hang with my mum who is coming out for two months and also reset and refocus and think about where I want to take this podcast in future. I’d like to give it some new life this year so will be taking the time to plan how that looks so that it continues to provide you all with the most value possible!
    In this episode I I run through:
    Xmas/NYE recapGetting COVIDStruggling with my weight gainSigns my period is returning!!Macro/calorie breakdown and body weight trendsAlso wins, lessons, challenges etc.Listener Q:&:
    How is your dating life? (lol)Thoughts on protein bars during prep?Do you feel a bit lost and lacking purpose now prep and the show is done, if so any advice?How do you stop comparing your physique to others?Do you think you’ll compete again and if so which federation?How have you coped post comp? Did you feel more in control this time with nutrition?How do you balance a prep with your workIf you started you entire fitness journey again from the start what would you do differentlyWhat do competitors do when they get pregnant, workouts, nutrition?And plenty more weird and wonderful things as usual!
    You can subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you love the show feel free to leave a 5* review and/or share to your Instagram stories and tag me so I can see!
    And don't forget SLBC MERCH is STILL AVAILABLE! But not a lot left so if you've been thinking about grabbing a shirt now is the time! Head to https://thesecretlifeofabikinicompetitor.bigcartel.com/ to get yours now!
    You can find me and the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/secretlifeofabikinicompetitor/ and https://instagram.com/robynzimmy  
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 1 hr 9 min
    PREP FILES EP 15: How to set up for a good reverse, preparing for xmas, going viral on TikTok, listener Q&A!

    PREP FILES EP 15: How to set up for a good reverse, preparing for xmas, going viral on TikTok, listener Q&A!

    It’s the final epi for the year!!! Another year done and dusted (can you believe it!?).  
    Dropping one last episode for 2021 to give you an update of how my reverse is going, what I’ve been doing/eating/feeling and some (hopefully helpful) reverse diet tips I’ve learned along the way! 
    In this episode I I run through:
    Deleted from IG but viral on TikTok?!Reverse diet update, including weight, calories, training, wins, challenges, learningsBiggest reverse challengeImportance of ‘self coaching’ mindset workManaging social occasions while reversing + finding balanceGive yourself a break and permission to relaxManaging scale weight / body fat changesHow I’m planning to tackle the xmas break & my reverseThings I did to set me up for a good reverse

    And that’s a wrap for 2021!! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has supported me and SLBC this year. It’s been another insane year but I’ve learned and grown so much, and it’s been awesome having you all along for the ride!
    Have the happiest of holidays and here’s to continuing to smash our goals in 2022!!!!
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 1 hr
    PREP FILES EP 14: We did it! Show day recap, results and reverse plans!

    PREP FILES EP 14: We did it! Show day recap, results and reverse plans!

    WE FINALLY DID IT! After two years, I go on that bloody stage and got to show off my hard work. 
    It’s been a wild ride and I am soooo grateful to every single human who has followed along. Thank you to everyone who sent me beautiful messages too, your kind words have truly brought tears to my eyes. 
    In this episode I I run through:
    Show day recapMy thoughts on resultsPost show food tour!My reverse diet and training plansMy biggest wins, challenges and lessons of this prepMy goals for the future
    I will endeavour to keep this Prep Files series going as I reverse for the next few weeks too - I know reverse is a crucial time and something a lot of people struggle with, so any help I can provide through my own journey I will!
    Again, thank you so much for your support on this journey. I genuinely couldn’t have done it without you! But never fear.... we're not done yet, no way!!
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 38 min
    PREP FILES EP 13: 2 weeks out! Peak week protocols, photoshoot tips, overcoming nerves

    PREP FILES EP 13: 2 weeks out! Peak week protocols, photoshoot tips, overcoming nerves

    Hello friends -  I am back with the next instalment of PREP FILES where I take you with me on my prep journey to the ICN Victoria stage!
    2 weeks out… what the hell!! I’m trying my hardest not to get too philosophical (we’ll save that for next week ;) ) but I can’t believe we’re so close! 
    Here’s what’s been happening!:
    Update on my photoshoot last weekPeak week protocol breakdown (it’s real!)Digestive issuesManaging weight fluctuationsFULL macro/calorie breakdown and body weight trendsAlso wins, lessons, challenges etc.Tip of the week!!Listener Q:&:
    Were you nervous for your photoshoot?Tips for overcoming nerves for first time photoshootersMelbourne based photographer recommendationsWhat do you do to cultivate confidence and stage presence?
     And PLENTY more weird and wonderful things as usual.
    You can subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you love the show feel free to leave a 5* review and/or share to your Instagram stories and tag me so I can see!
    And don't forget SLBC MERCH is STILL AVAILABLE! But not a lot left so if you've been thinking about grabbing a shirt now is the time! Head to https://thesecretlifeofabikinicompetitor.bigcartel.com/ to get yours now!
    You can find me and the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/secretlifeofabikinicompetitor/ and https://instagram.com/robynzimmy  
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 59 min
    PREP FILES EP 12: Hardest week so far, digging phase, FULL macro/body weight breakdown

    PREP FILES EP 12: Hardest week so far, digging phase, FULL macro/body weight breakdown

    Hello friends -  I am back with the next instalment of PREP FILES where I take you with me on my prep journey to the ICN Victoria stage!
    3 weeks out and this was the HARDEST week of prep so far - I have been exhausted and really had to dig deep this week. It was a long episode this week - I delved deeper into the details of my macros, body weight trends and plan of attack for the week ahead.
    Here’s what’s been happening!:
    Being EXHAUSTED and really strugglingCutting out anything non prep relatedMonitoring sodiumFULL macro/calorie breakdown and body weight trendsAlso wins, lessons, challenges etc.Tip of the week!!Listener Q:&:
    What to expect from a first show prepHow to get over the feeling of not being good enoughMy biggest wins so farPlans for reverse Tips for someone struggling with binge eating post showAnd PLENTY more weird and wonderful things as usual.
    You can subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you love the show feel free to leave a 5* review and/or share to your Instagram stories and tag me so I can see!
    And don't forget SLBC MERCH is STILL AVAILABLE! But not a lot left so if you've been thinking about grabbing a shirt now is the time! Head here to get yours now!
    You can find me and the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/secretlifeofabikinicompetitor/ and https://instagram.com/robynzimmy  
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 1 hr 15 min
    PREP FILES EP 11: GYMS ARE BACK BABY, fluid retention, injuries, social FOMO (again)

    PREP FILES EP 11: GYMS ARE BACK BABY, fluid retention, injuries, social FOMO (again)

    Hello friends -  I am back with the next instalment of PREP FILES where I take you with me on my prep journey… now the ICN Victoria stage!
    This week we had VERY good news in Victoria with the announcement that restrictions will be easing further next week which means… gyms are back next week baby! Let’s get it!
    Another week down and only 5 more to go - here’s what’s been happening!:
    A small injury I’m dealing withWhat restrictions easing means for my prepDealing with fluid retentionSocial FOMO!Current stats: weeks out, weight, training, wins, lessons, challenges etc.Listener Q:&:
    If you win, will you keep going in 2022?Are you planning on competing in the early wbff shows next yearWhere do you find low cal recipe inspo?Pre show hair removal tipsHow on earth do I pick photoshoot clothes?First alcoholic drink post showHave you lost your period yetDaily rituals schedule on prepHow many house a day do you workout and what does your home training mostly consist ofAnd PLENTY more weird and wonderful things as usual.
    You can subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you love the show feel free to leave a 5* review and/or share to your Instagram stories and tag me so I can see!
    And don't forget SLBC MERCH is STILL AVAILABLE! But not a lot left so if you've been thinking about grabbing a shirt now is the time! Head to https://thesecretlifeofabikinicompetitor.bigcartel.com/ to get yours now!
    You can find me and the show on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/secretlifeofabikinicompetitor/ and https://instagram.com/robynzimmy  
    Love you,
    R x
    #SLBC #prepfiles

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

pinkgirlygirl101 ,

So helpful!

Love this podcast and the chitchat aspect. I don’t have any friends that compete so I feel like we’re prep-besties. FYI please be mindful of the tea drinking!! It creates WAY to many mouth noises😅

BacardiGirl ,

Newbie in this lifestyle!

I’m looking to compete in my first bikini comp in 2021 and have been doing all of the research and listening to as many podcasts on it as possible! I love that you’d show is refreshing, insightful and gives out wonderful help and information. Keep it up!

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