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Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Layne Norton's Peak Week Official Q&A Thread

Layne Norton's Peak Week Q&A Thread with Pro Natural Bodybuilder Layne Norton, Ph.D. "What Went Wrong? I Looked So Great A Week Out, But Then I Looked Terrible Onstage... ?" How many times have you heard a competitor say that? If you've said it yourself, or are contemplating your next...

BodySpaceAdmin‎, 03-23-2011 03:19 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Posing Routines - Gerry Triano

Posing Practice Drill (Based on Menís Competition) Recommendations: Start five to seven weeks out from competition at least three or four times a week, so muscles are acclimated to the repeated contractions during competition. It is best to practice with a partner, or to videotape...

Big Daddy Joe‎, 12-10-2004 08:39 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: 2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally

2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Spokesmodel Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally hSlIOfkhpUs Click for printable coupon!

HackSquat Heather‎, 01-03-2013 04:37 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: My comprehensive pre contest article

12,000 words... took me almost a month to write http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/layne36.htm

str8flexed‎, 03-11-2005 11:09 PM
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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 09:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: UFE PRO Show - November 9th, 2013

Ultimate Fitness Events is gearing up for another epic event, featuring the most incredible natural fitness athletes in the industry! At stake is over $75,000 in CASH and prizes which include GUARANTEED sponsorship contracts and GUARANTEED big magazine exposure! This is more that ANY other natural...

UFE‎, 09-04-2013 09:31 PM
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Mini Cut for photoshoot

Hello, wasn't sure where to post this but this section would probably be full of the most cutters. I'm doing a mini-cut for a photoshoot, I'm currently off season, competing in October in Bikini Natural. Photoshoot is 6 week away. I'm 5'9", 136 before lifting, 146 off season, just under 2800...

chrisisntfit‎, 01-21-2015 10:13 PM
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Volume during contest prep

Those who compete, how many sets per avg. do you hit each muscle group during prep? When I'm in a deficit, I usually reduce my volume right down roughly 40-50% of what I would normally do in a surplus. I've been browsing a few logs in the contest prep section for an idea and had a look on other...

YeomenKek‎, 12-04-2014 08:46 PM
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ANBF News, Views, Contest Postings, Updates and Results.

Hey everybody, I figured instead of listing a separate thread for every show, I would list them and any other pertinent American Natural Bodybuilding Federation, ANBF, material to this one thread in an effort to stream line the information chain. I hope this makes it easier to follow everything. ...

anbfking‎, 01-27-2015 10:29 AM
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ANBF Battle on the Beach Newport, RI 3/28/2015

Ok, here is a new stop for the ANBF crazy train. March 28, 2015 we will be in Newport, RI for the ANBF Battle on the Beach. The show will be promoted by my buddy Nick Navas, the owner of Rockstar Gym in Newport and Middletown RI. Come check it out and join the fun!!! Kent R. Bierly President...

anbfking‎, 01-26-2015 06:56 PM
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ANBF Florida Natural Classic March 14, 2015

Alright everybody, here is the first chance of 2015 to jump on the ANBF crazy train. We have a new location for our show in Boca Raton on March 14, 2015 and we are pumped to come back down to sunny and warm Florida. Come see what all the fuss is about and witness the fastest growing natural...

anbfking‎, 01-20-2015 07:44 PM
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ANBF Natural Gambler's Classic, Mays Landing, NJ 3/21/2015

Ok, here is another show to add to your schedule. On March 21, 2015, the ANBF will be holding the Natural Gambler's Classic II in Mays Landing, NJ, which is minutes outside of Atlantic City!!! This will be the 2nd time for this show and last year was an awesome first time show!!!!The ANBF crazy...

anbfking‎, 01-25-2015 03:09 PM
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Question Carbs for cutting

I haven't been able to find my answer anywhere in the forums. I need some help with Carb diversity. I'm currently cutting body fat in prep for a competition in a few months and I've been told that bread is a big taboo with contest cutting but is there other forms of carbs I should avoid? Below...

disorderly22‎, 01-16-2015 06:18 AM
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"Competing is not healthy, natty or not"

What do you guys / gals think of this video? vKE5IfZsmW4 I've been competing for over 5 years and it's gets more fun each time. One thing I can confirm, for me at least, the slower I take it, the better I feel and the better my quality of life is.

AniMaLizTik‎, 12-22-2014 07:35 PM
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How To Enter

Yea I'm trying to do an exhibition before I'm in the Navy. Like July-ish. I live in western Maryland, 21502 zip. Do any of you know any reputable contests I could hit up? Check my B space or whatever to see how you think I'd hold up. I'm 17. I'm not trying to get on a plane.

Tisnom1‎, 01-23-2015 07:44 PM
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Smile Looking for a figure coach in NJ

Hi! I'm looking to compete in my first figure show, and am looking for a coach in NJ. I have a strength training background, am very dedicated and hardworking, and have started a little prep on my own, but need to expertise and support of a pro. Hope you guys can help me out! Xtina

XtinaaMariee‎, 01-23-2015 04:20 PM
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Thumbs up *Best 3 contest prep tips*

I don't remember the name and can't find the post but it was very helpful for me when I prepped! Lotsa useful info. Basically just post your 3 "secrets" or tips you used to make your prep a little more easier. -keep your friends close and your family closer, they will be the only ones knowing...

adisious‎, 12-18-2014 11:22 AM
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Red face What should I expect after Competition - weight gain??

Hi Everyone - well I am now just over 9 weeks away from my first Figure Competition. Everything is going to plan with my training, dieting and posing etc, but now I am starting to panic about what will happen to me once the competition is over. I plan to gradually re-introduce all the foods that...

Aussiechick‎, 03-22-2006 05:32 PM
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Trainning for my first Comp. in 2016

I am sending you this to ask for any advice, information, or research materials that you could possibly help me with. I have been working out and on Body Space for over 6 months and have been seeing improvements but without any real goals I am not satisfied and fallowing people on Body Space the...

Ronathan‎, 01-14-2015 11:49 AM
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Trying to find a Men's Physique comp near NY for 2015

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone new of any Men's physique (amateur) that would be in NY or near NY, like PA or NJ. This will be my first time competing (drug free) and I'm looking at some lists but all i see is Men's Bodybuilding so far. any ideas? thanks.

AlexJeeper‎, 01-15-2015 11:39 AM
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BIOGRO and the INBA and IDFA

I want to compete in the INBA/and or IDFA, can I take Biogro? I did do some research on banned supplements on WADA before, like figuring out a certain amount of caffeine intake is illegal. Also, I've contacted the IDFA and they said they don't test for caffeine and ephedrine. The INBA I...

KB604‎, 01-20-2015 09:46 PM
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diabetic bodybuilders

Does anybody or is there anybody that can help a diabetic...me. I am starting to think that I am going against the grain here and I am losing. I don't think general answers are going to cut it. If you can help it would be huge thanks

bigdog1705‎, 01-31-2007 07:25 PM
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American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (ANBF) 2015 schedule

Hey Everybody, The ANBF crazy train is fired and fueled up to travel around the country to bring you the ultimate natural bodybuilding experience. Come see what all the chatter is about. Check out the attached schedule and find a show near you. Any questions please contact me on this message or...

anbfking‎, 01-17-2015 08:13 AM
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Accidentally pitching a tent on stage?

I was just wondering what happens if you were to pitch a tent while on stage. Obviously trunks don't cover up much and I've been wanting to compete but I've been afraid of Mr. Johnson calling when the stage lights are on. I know it's a competition with dudes but all it would take is one hot chick...

HulksterTheBuff‎, 01-16-2015 11:33 PM
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Jrich54338‎, 01-12-2015 07:17 PM
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Natural bodybuilder need help

Hi everyone! My name is Leo and I'm a natural bodybuilder from sweden. My biggest dream is to compete in Inba. And recently I guy here in Sweden contacted me about coaching, he claimed he was so good and so on... He promised me that he would make my dream come true and bring me to usa to compete....

LeoAn94‎, 01-14-2015 12:42 AM
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Bikini and fitness model Competition

Hey Guys :) I'm about to compete in jun in fitness model and bikini model category. It's gonna be my first time so would be great to have your feedback about DOS and DONTS thanks and have a great day :)

Monjabonia‎, 01-15-2015 10:41 PM
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Distilled water question

hey guys and gals.... Currently 2 weeks out.....I work midnights and so when things are slow at this point of the game your mind is racing a million miles an hour.....anyway, this popped in my head during the night. I have read that drinking distilled water is the "right" thing to do during the...

MsclBldr1‎, 03-17-2012 05:17 AM
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male lactation and gyno

i have annoying sensitive nipples which seem puffy however i am fairly lean it is just an annoying gland that wont burn off with the other fat... anyway the other day they were sensitive so i squeezed one and a driplet of milk swelled up ontop of the nipple i thoguht i was going mad but i did it...

siersy‎, 11-28-2007 08:51 AM
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Looking For Contest Prep Coach (Either Online or in Northern VA)

I'm considering doing my first PHYSIQUE comp this summer. With that being said, I figured it was best to be proactive and take my cut/prep very slow. While I haven't ever had a problem dropping a few bf % or gaining muscle I am at a point where I feel I have A LOT of mass for my age and really want...

AKallday‎, 01-08-2015 02:21 PM
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