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Sticky Thread Sticky: Fitness and Figure Posing Guide

Hey Everyone, We get a lot of questions about proper posing, so I have created this Fitness and Figure Posing Guide for any of the ladies interested in competing in Fitness or Figure. This guide is mainly aimed at NPC / IFBB competition, but the basic concepts will apply to almost any...

EME‎, 08-17-2005 03:02 PM
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Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will know all about you... you'll be famous! You will also win $50 worth of FREE supplements! Here is what one recent winner said about being featured on our site: "Thanks so much for the free stuff, and for featuring me on the site....

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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Looking to do a Comp this year how far out am I?

I have always been big in to lifting play sports my entire life but I want to try and do a NPC competition this year. I was looking at one on June 13th but not sure if thats giving myself enough prep time. I have been on a very strict diet trying to lean out while building muscle and was planning...

ecfuntodd‎, Yesterday 08:42 AM
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Cool Figure Prep Plateaus/Getting over that wall!

Hey all, I know it's pretty common after a couple months of training for a show to plateau or for things to kind of come to halt.. and I'm there. Things were great last week - energy up, pumping high weight, cardio no problem and these past few days have been the exact opposite. Can't get...

StephSmet‎, 03-04-2015 07:22 AM
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Help finding a coach near Baltimore MD

My goal is to compete in my first bikini competition in the fall and I am pretty far from my goal bf and weight. I have been losing 2lbs per week consistently and lifting 5 days/week along with daily cardio but I need a trainer or coach (with bikini competition experience) in my area to help me...

trynagetfit7882‎, 03-16-2014 06:56 PM
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Talking Bikini Prep Coaches- Ohio

Hello! I am looking for a good bikini prep coach in Ohio. I live in Findlay Ohio, so I can drive to Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, or Dayton. I want to compete sometime this fall, and how I compromised with my fiancÚ is if I get a coach I need an option to be able to go see someone in person if need...

dreamerbabe‎, 03-03-2015 12:05 PM
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Miami Coaches

I'm considering prepping for my first bikini competition in mid-May. I've been lifting consistently for about four years and am PT certified so I have a pretty good grasp on a workout regimen. Does anyone know of or recommend any coaches in the Miami area? I need help with posing and someone to...

allysnug‎, 02-28-2015 03:04 PM
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Considering a Competition

I've been wiring really hard for almost a year, and people have started asking if I am training for competitions, or encouraging me to consider it. I already do weights 6 days a week, and meal prep, and take various supps, so I think adjusting what I'm doing would be manageable, but I'm a student,...

Brittanyh812‎, 02-21-2015 05:39 PM
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Question Arnold Classic question

Probably a stupid question but is there a dress code to the Arnold Classic finals on Saturday? What do people typically wear to that? My fiancÚ and I are just wondering...

christosr85‎, 02-26-2015 05:16 AM
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Question Competing in NPC bikini

I am looking to do my first competition this year in NPC Bikini. I am located in NC and would like to find a good coach for meals and posing. If anyone knows of a few reputable coaches please let me know! I've been weightlifting for a while now and absolutely love it and want to show off my...

Gabs92‎, 02-26-2015 06:44 PM
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Competing with mild puberty gyno

Hello, I am 20 years old and have been lifting for 3.5 years, I reached the level where I am looking to compete in a men's physique competition. I am completely natural but unfortunately have had a mild case of gyno for a couple years from puberty, It is noticeable, but isn't extremely bad. Would...

NateR94‎, 02-17-2015 06:23 PM
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Question Can I do cardio, or will it break my performance in competition?

Hey everyone! I am currently training for my first ever NPC bikini competition. I am about four and a half weeks from my first and about 8 and a half weeks from my second. I have been putting on a bit of body fat percent when I should be losing. I don't want to lose any muscle at all because I...

alexandrargomez‎, 02-25-2015 02:16 PM
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Unhappy HALP! My coach is scaring me...

Hey all! I'm feeling a bit uneasy and really just need to get it out of my head... - fitness journey started 3 years ago, lifting for two. - background of eating and mental disorders, tried every diet under the sun. - finally at a loving space with myself and my body. Nothing to do with how...

cynicaloatmeal‎, 02-23-2015 08:11 PM
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10 weeks out - Charlotte Cup, might need new coach. HELP

Ok people, here is a sweet, simple explanation. 1. Was 20 weeks out, started to use coach a couple people at my gym recommended. 2. Have lost a bit of weight during this time, around 15-20 lbs. 3. I am now 10 weeks out, delirious and have no energy. 4. The only carbs I eat are 3/4 dry oats...

alexebinger‎, 02-16-2015 08:42 PM
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Win a DXA body composition scan at The Arnold 2015

Enter to win a DXA body composition scan at The Arnold Classic 2015 and a subscription to the FitTrace body composition app here:

dichi66‎, 02-26-2015 07:37 AM
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First comp

I'm getting ready for my first mens physique comp in late May and was wondering, pardon my ignorance, if I should/must take roids to be competitive. I'm serious about competing and my goal is to nationally qualified my first year, which a couple of pros I've talked with said is reasonable for me....

Jhooper13‎, 02-18-2015 03:32 PM
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Arrow 15 weeks Bikini Competition Nutrition

Hi everyone I might have this post in the wrong place, If I do, I'm sorry! looking at sorting out my competition nutrition with the aim of losing bodyfat and gaining muscle (I want competition Glutes! hammies and calves and my lower body is looking very bad, compared to my upper so have a few...

AuroraJones85‎, 02-23-2015 01:22 AM
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Help! First bikini prep

Im currently 12 weeks out from my bikini competition. My current food intake is only 1250 calories. Im 25 yrs old. I started prepping 6 days ago at 5'2 118lbs and Im already at 114lbs and it hasnt even been a week. Im already pretty small. Im scared im going to lose muscle too. I was eating 1900...

dawnzpoo‎, 02-23-2015 10:05 PM
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HELP... Do You Think I can prep for my first Bikini Competition in 10 weeks?

This is something I have been wanting to do since my husband left for deployment. Unfortunately I have been on and off track with working out and my diet is mostly clean, I haven't had too many cheats. But I would like to know if it is possible from where I am to get in Bikini competition shape in...

hstlersambition‎, 08-08-2014 02:56 PM
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Third Day of Arnold Classic

I can only go to the Arnold Classic on the last day(March 8). What usually goes on? Is it even worth it? I live 2 whole hours away.

Ratchetxdealer‎, 02-14-2015 10:59 PM
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Difference between classic, games, championship in NPC competitions?

I'm a first time bikini competitor who will be competing in the summer and I'm trying to decide what show to do. NPC texas just announced there will be a show in San Antonio, Tx, where I live, however the name is IFBB/NPC wings of strength alamo city championships. The word championships is...

emmaabeann‎, 01-10-2015 10:56 PM
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Talking Arnolds Video Series

My video logs from last weekend competing at the Arnold Amateurs - what an AMAZING experience. The following videos contain crazy Canadians, extreme retardation and dance parties. kB7v8lOTqLE EBARSr3ooP4 Vk_rro3l_9s

rkillam‎, 03-05-2014 11:57 PM
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Figure Superstar Jen VanZant!!

I've been a huge fan of hers for a while now. It's nice to see a wife, mom, and professional doing so well for herself. I think she's going to be a really cool pro. She's got a beautiful physique, great smile, and a great personality. Good for her :) E6_Azv92eGE

JessupButler‎, 02-18-2015 08:51 PM
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Trying to compete. Need help

I am looking to compete in physique for the first time in my life but need some questions answered first. What's the approximate weight I should be competing in for a standard 5% bf at 6'4? How can I find out of comps in my area? What should I work on? (Mirin PJ's?) I heard smiling is a...

PettitBrah‎, 02-18-2015 07:04 PM
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Post Need help with meal plan!

I am 19 years old and entered into my first bikini comp. in a little less than 7 weeks. I have been very dedicated and fell I am doing pretty well. However, I hear so any people say the last 4 weeks of meal prep. is crucial and that the last week is dyer. I have no clue how to set up my meal plan...

CiciBouchard‎, 02-18-2015 07:03 PM
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Panhandle Showdown 2015 again

I posted this somewhere else hence the "again" but I was wondering if anyone has seen an official date for the Panhandle Showdown 2015. Its going to be my first competition and I'm doing bikini. Also if anyone else is doing it I would love to connect with another bikini competitor! thanks for any...

price2getmomfit‎, 09-22-2014 03:44 PM
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First bikini comps (pics)

I've lurked here for a long time, and figured I might as well break the ice! In January of this year I knew I needed to make a major lifestyle change. I was basically ruining my metabolism by not eating enough, drinking too much, and thought cardio was the only way to get where I wanted to be. I...

meganleigh77‎, 11-22-2014 01:19 AM
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