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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 02:02 PM
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The Crush‎, 12-17-2007 10:09 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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 08:12 AM
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Cool 7 Weeks Out

So. This is my 3rd show in the NPC. I've done two local shows but now I want to do a bigger one in Manhattan. I am not using a coach this time around but am having someone do check-ins with me / give feedback. I wanted some honesty in whether I could be ready to hit the stage in 7 weeks how I...

GioBia‎, Today 06:45 AM
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Smile Bikini or figure suit

Hello, I'm going to be competing in my first bikini competition in Nov and in April I hope to compete in a figure competition. I don't want to buy two different suits. Would I be okay with wearing a figure suit for the bikini competition?

natashaly‎, 09-16-2014 07:14 AM
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Is it possible to place in First Bikini Competition not in Novice Division?

I am entering my first bikini competition ever and my coach and I chose a certain NPC comp closer to home but they don't have Novice like the rest. Is it possible to still do well in competition in just a regular class and not novice? I want to do well but I'm scared to do it with experienced...

kbsoc86‎, Yesterday 10:53 AM
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Getting into fitness competitions

Hello!!! My name is Ella and I have been lifting for about 3 years.. I am looking to get into fitness competitions and was hoping to ask for some advice. I really have no idea what I am doing and I do not have a trainer. I would like to know what is going to be expected of me, generally how it...

ellagalbraith‎, 09-06-2014 06:30 PM
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Arizona Bodybuilding Trainers??

I live in arizona and i want to take my training to the next level. I would like to begin competing but I would need a trainer. anyone know of trainers in AZ that train people for shows?

SmoothyKing‎, 07-24-2009 07:22 PM
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Trainers????

Does anyone know any professional bodybuilder/figure competitor trainers in the Colorado Springs, CO area? Someone who is the real deal who could help me prepare for my first show??? Thanks :)

sarahmata‎, 09-03-2014 07:23 AM
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Question about NPC

I can't seem to find if I'm going to have a routine for my show. I'm doing the NPC elite muscle classic in Greensboro NC true novice bodybuilding class. It says bring a cd or tape than it says only house music will be used than it says only quarter turns pre judging with manadatories than same...

TE333‎, 09-07-2014 09:58 AM
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Smile Would it be realistic for me to place in my first competition on 22 November

I only started weight training 3 months ago, but my muscles develop quite easily and I have been seeing great results. I have been cheating quite a bit over weekends and I haven't really worked on cutting out sugar, although I have always very rarely eaten carbs. If I do cut sugar and stop having...

Vertygoing‎, 09-16-2014 06:00 AM
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olala1212‎, 09-16-2014 12:44 PM
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How to convince partner to let you compete?

I've been lifting solidly for about a year now, on and off for about two years, and I'd really like to look into competing in the next 6 - 12 months. I raised the subject in conversation with my partner and he seems to believe that the whole point of a fitness competition is for people to have a...

hlwk‎, 09-15-2014 07:35 PM
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Shed a little light?

So this is my second post in the forums, and again I need some advice and assistance I could use some help with some body fat estimates. I weigh 164lbs and my calipers keep reading about 13-14% is this accurate or am I off?(estimate from pictures) Also, the third photo is my ideal goal. I wanted...

1transform2‎, 08-09-2014 09:09 PM
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Question Help! need advice for 1st Bikini Competition: Mixing group fitness with training

I have been teaching group fintess classes for years but finally decided I want to begin training for my first Figure/Bikini competition!! As a former trainer myself and health fitness coach, I have somehow found myself stuck. I know that training the same muscle groups on back to back days is bad...

Dee2008‎, 08-15-2014 07:15 AM
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How to get a pro card?? living in Republic of Ireland!!

Can someone please tell me what would be a good route to take in order to earn an ifbb pro card in mens physique??.... there is one show in ireland called the NIFMA.. going to compete in that comp this year... what would be the plan after that then?? how do i qualify for the likes of amateur...

ericcannon9862‎, 08-19-2014 05:08 AM
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Smile Do I have any potential for future physique competitions 18 years old? pics included

Hi, so I just turned 18 years old and I have been training for over a year now. I played lacrosse in high school and lifted 6 days a week with a pretty decent diet. Now I'm addicted I love eating 6 meals a day and lifting heavy weights. I was a big partier and even stopped that! So basically my...

elonis33‎, 08-01-2014 09:50 PM
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Help..I want to compete!

I have a goal to become an npc competitor I would live to get on stage but I want to try and get into shape etc myself I've seen pics of women at 25% bf then compete the year after so I'd love to transform my body within the next year/year and a half and eventually compete but I've no idea where to...

Missdowds‎, 08-10-2014 11:55 AM
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Unhappy (help needed )new too bodybuilding and intrested in comp

hey all im just new too bodybuilding , Im 27 , 6,3 220lbs , I need some guideance from someone that's been there and done that , where do I start ,I have the dedication and motivation , its just im seeing so many different ways of doing , it .ex. supplements , before/ after , big weight...

Paulcroninmma‎, 08-30-2014 02:22 PM
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board shorts

I'm doing my first physique show. You can see the color of my skin in my profile pic. I have dark brown wavy hair, and hazel eyes. what color board shorts would work best? Green just blends with my skin too much, so I know that isn't a good color. i was thinking ...

ilandsharku‎, 09-02-2014 08:33 AM
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Is 6'5" too tall for mens physique?

I'm 6'5" 218 lbs and really interested in participating in a mens physique competition in a couple years once I'm out of school and don't have to rely on ****ty cafeteria food for nutrition. I'm curious tho if my height is a disadvantage tho since a bigger frame is harder to fill out. I would of...

chacar12‎, 11-28-2013 10:48 PM
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Question Cut or Bulk for my show in 32 weeks.

Hey everyone, So I've been back in the gym after a shoulder injury that laid me off training for six months. I've beaten all my old lifts and have been consistent for 7 weeks now no pain 👌 I competed last year and am aiming to compete in 32 weeks in physique. Here's my dilema, I'm not very big nor...

Brotherwood‎, 09-14-2014 01:24 AM
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Talking help***fitness competitions and expos

so i recently went to universal fitness expo in long island and it was my first one and it was great... but i am unable to find any other one to go to... i am also going to buy tickets for the npc grand prix 2014 in brooklyn and nyc... as this is one of the presents for my hunny's birthday......

xplotiva‎, 09-12-2014 02:45 PM
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Post Best Health Tips

Hello Friends, I am sharing a some but most important Health tips with you: 1. Wake up early to workout 2. Go for the grains 3. Add some protein 4. Switch your soda 5. Walk more especially when you are on phone. 6.Try a simple chair workout 7.Eat in small proportion 8. Drink more water...

jacksoncris‎, 07-19-2011 05:52 AM
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1 St competition

I'm about to do my first crossfit competition. Any helpful advise?

tearalsmith‎, 09-12-2014 06:11 AM
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Question Back on Track after Post Contest Weight Gain

After competing in my first fitness competition. I've had a noticeable weight gain. Granted, I was over rewarding myself eating everything in site.... taking the week off from the gym.... etc. I was reading on the forums that people had 20,30,40 lbs weight gains after their competitions. Im seeing...

dparekhee‎, 08-07-2014 08:01 AM
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Cutting Weight- distilled water

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows if putting water enhancers in my distilled water will defeat the purpose of drinking distilled water for flushing your body for cutting water weight? The water enhancer I got is Kroger's vitamin strawberry watermelon flavor. Ingredients are: vitamin b6, b12,...

Jho87‎, 08-31-2014 10:51 PM
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Can you REALLY get a pro card at your first show?

Wondering if it's even technically possible. Specifically in the US at NPC shows. I've read conflicting info. One place said you can only win it at Nationals. But if you have to QUALIFY for Nationals, that would mean you'd have to do at least two shows right? Maybe the people I read about getting...

SBTGal‎, 08-21-2014 07:45 PM
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