Why have a pro card?
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Why try Pro Card?
Below are some realities of an IFBB pro card
It costs $200 for your pro card, which only allows you to compete in pro shows until the end of the year. Yes, 200 dollars a year.
If you turn pro in a popular division, you will have company. 50+ women a year turn pro in physique, figure and bikini. An IFBB pro card is not as rare as it was just 5 years ago. 10 years ago few were turning pro, now hundreds each year turn pro. Remember big names like Rich Piana, Dave palumbo , Bostin Loyd never turn pro in that time but if was today probably all of them are pros
When you make your pro debut, few will have any clue who you are. Very few remember who won class b at so and so National show. I can’t tell you how many times each year I am looking up pros, because i am clueless who they are, what show they turned pro in, etc.
Many Pros say that it’s like starting out all over again. You may have won the overall at Jr Nationals, but not even make upper call outs at your pro debut.
I notice quite a few build a small Team. If you are smart, pretty, and have a large following on social media, and are good with people, you should be able to get small sponsorships as an IFBB pro. You may even get lucky and find a sponsor that will pay your competition expenses for a few shows. No one should be competing in hopes that competing will be financially rewarding at some point.
The downside of the above is, most who build Teams, shouldn’t. Just because you are a personal trainer and IFBB pro does not mean you are qualified to prep people for shows. Also many women hook up with sponsors they don’t believe in, promoting the garbage on social media.
Be smart . Earn money instead of losing it and of course health first .
MONSTRO Great info. I've always been interested in the benefits of turning pro.
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@madeinohio If you born with the amazing genetics yes you can achieve a top level and earn alot of money , but only the blessed genetics can achieve that
@madeinohio I have several friends who are pros. They all say the main benefit is being able to talk your way into any gym for free workouts. There is very little money in bodybuilding... Even at the Arnold, you need to place 1st or 2nd if you want to make any money.