colour issue

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    Apr 24, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    what do you think those weird artifical tanning colours on bodybuilders in the contests. isnt there any nice-coloured tanning cream. if there is, please send a pic.
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    Apr 24, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    They are awful, can't imagine why competition bodybuilders do it to such excess that they look like imitation bronze I'm guessing it must be expected by the judges or something, because they all seem to do it. A light tan does look better on a guy (IMHO) than alabaster white, but this is way too much.
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    Apr 24, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    awful. I heard it is done so that they show better under the lights.

    but it looks fake and down right wrong. especially when it begins to streak.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 24, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    Well, if you remove the "u" it looks a lot better.

    /American.
    //Couldn't help myself.
    ///plaster isn't pretty, but neither is a fried human being
  • Webster666

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    Apr 24, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    LOL at DCEric.

    It starts to look almost like a minstrel show...
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    Apr 25, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    http://bodyforumtr.com/vbforum/mart-2004-trabzon-b-y-t7002.html)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) this one doesnt look so bad. i hate the reddish ones.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 25, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Nope, still looks silly.
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    Apr 25, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Yes. There's a reason for the dark tanning color. It's pretty simple. White reflects light. Dark absorbs light.

    If you're on the stage under all those bright lights, all your muscularity and definition are distorted because the lights are bouncing off your pale skin color. If your skin is dark/tan, then the light clearly shows your muscles.

    But I do have to say, there are some wide variations of color and darkness from these "tanning" products. The bad ones I've seen, make your skin look orange. And of course some are too dark and some are too light. The worst ones I've seen are the ones that European bodybuilders tend to use. It looks like mud. You can see it rub off on the posing suit. And it makes the skin look weird. icon_lol.gif

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  • kew1

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    Apr 26, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    I watched a documentary about a teenage bodybuilder. He didn't use cream , his mum painted it on - looked like he was being varnished (a dark mahogany).
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    May 09, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
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    May 09, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    turk saidwhat do you think those weird artifical tanning colours on bodybuilders in the contests. isnt there any nice-coloured tanning cream. if there is, please send a pic.


    Little pictureless buddy: when you do a show, typically you'll tan using sunlight and UV beds for several weeks prior.

    Thursday night, you'll get painted with a spray gun. It's kinda' like the spray in the tanning place but much heavier. Friday, typically after weigh ins, and the competitor's meeting, you'll get painted a second, or third time. Saturday morning, right before pre-judging, you'll get a touch up. There's a few variations in color and guys like Josh, here in Dallas, can highlight your mid-section (he's that good). Right before you walk on stage, you spray on PAM cooking spray for the glisten, and on top of that, usually, some form of vaso-dilator. It's all feels pretty weird...kinda' rubber-bandishess...I guess..lol. You get sprayed again, if needed, right before the night show, as well. It takes several days for it all to come off.

    The tan gets adjusted for the lighting, which is usually much better if the event is being televised.

    http://www.jantana.com/ has the stuff you're asking about.

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