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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...

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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 08:31 PM
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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 03:37 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: My comprehensive pre contest article

12,000 words... took me almost a month to write

str8flexed‎, 03-11-2005 10:09 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 07:39 AM
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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 08:12 AM
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Reverse Dieting Experiences. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Purpose of This Thread This thread is for posting about your reverse dieting experiences coming off of a competition, photo shoot, etc. Would be helpful to hear everyone's perspectives, what went right, what didn't quite go right, and if you would change anything about what you did as far as...

mhilliard44‎, 05-16-2015 05:34 AM
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Hair removal, waxing?

Guys, I wonder if anyone can share some secrets on their hair removal procedures, lol I thought I'd get more info in the female department but the thread was deleted... The issue is that when I've shaved for my competitions I get some bad looking razor burns and I don't think my skin get so smooth...

jeff990‎, 04-23-2015 03:59 AM
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Prepping for my first figure show!

Hello, Age:25 Height 5'3 Weight: 149lbs BF: 18% I am planning to compete in November this This is my current Diet.

chelstrainer‎, Yesterday 11:05 AM
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sex drive lost during prep

Hi ladies, I have a question for all of yas. My gf is currently prepping for her first figure competition. She's less than a week away and she's right around 9% body fat...she trains around 3 hours a day 6 days a week..she's doing great...mood swings are expected as I understand since I competed...

chicomelo‎, 05-19-2015 06:47 AM
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5 Weeks to 1st show. Is that enough time to come in ready

I am doing my first mens physique show in just under 5 weeks. These pictures where taken last night. Am I far off from being ready in 5 weeks or am I on track and close. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. I will post my picture from where I started 12 weeks ago. It has been...

ecfuntodd‎, 05-11-2015 10:48 AM
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Sodium in take the bottom line

everywhere i read i get mixed opinions, some advise to load up on sodium in order to promote fullness from the water retention. to an extent I do agree with this opinion, im 10 weeks out from my deadline (not a competition but i would like to see what my physique stands at) and ive began my...

GenGenetics‎, 05-14-2015 09:31 AM
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HELP!! massive sugar cravings

So I have been dieting for 3 months. Down to 13% bf. I have 8 weeks to go until my comp. I am craving everything. I work at a supplement store and just feel like eating all the quest bars lol. What do I do? I think the mental aspect of dieting is really getting to me.

sarahsbisa15‎, 05-24-2015 09:22 PM
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Angry 27 days I going to be ready?! Honest opinions! Feel like a Failure :(

I'm going through a major phase of doubt right now... I'm 27 days out from my first figure show and I'm second guessing everything. My diet has been pretty on track with about 1500 calories, 175p, 120c, 35f. My workouts have not been as on schedule as I'd like. There's a lot of major stress at...

AllisonM114‎, 05-25-2015 04:18 AM
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Diet soda (aspartame?) and water retention

Yes, is there a correlation? The reason I'm asking in this forum is that I'd imagine people here being the most aware of anything that causes them to hold water. But I do realize that we may act differently to different foods/fluids! I SEEM to have noticed that, when I drink a lot (LOT) of...

Jenslyn17‎, 11-14-2011 01:28 PM
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NPC Natural Indianapolis

The NPC Natural Circle City Championships is now the NPC Natural Indianapolis!!! This show is going to be AMAZING!!! When: Saturday August 29th Prejudging at 11 am finals at 5 pm Where: Beech Grove High School: 5330 Hornet Ave Beech Grove IN 46107 Who: Any drug free NPC athlete (figure,...

SHARK13‎, 05-26-2015 10:48 AM
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Contest Prep International Business Trip (UK)

I am a little stressed about getting through my first business trip while on prep. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also if you are from the UK and have any advice on prepping in London that would be great too! I don't know types of healthy foods are easy to get or if there are a lot of...

muscleandginger‎, 05-24-2015 02:51 PM
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Unhappy 12 weeks out from first competition and I cheated 2 days :(

12 weeks out from my first show ever and I cheated :( I had McDonald and some icecream after with a friend. I hate that I caved. Feeling like crap and super guilty. Not to mention super bloated. I wish I can rewind back in time and change my decision. I don't know if I should tell my trainer or if...

Gracegerardino‎, 05-24-2015 06:26 PM
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Free Bikini Competition Guide on Amazon

Hey Guys! I just published a bikini competition guide on amazon. It covers pretty much everything you need to know: diet, training, supplements, suit selection, make-up, jewelry and more. It is free until Friday so check it out: "Secrets of the Bikini Competitor" on amazon Thanks for...

vrwiest‎, 05-25-2015 06:22 AM
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Question Tricks to tighten skin for competition

Hey there, I'm about to do my first figure competition since having baby number four. I was wondering if anyone knows of any tricks or tips for temporarily tightening loose skin, mainly in the glutes and lower abdominal area. I will feel so much more confident if my skin was just a tad tighter.

guiter19‎, 05-21-2015 01:03 PM
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14week physique prep

Hi I'm debating whether to compete In 14weeks I have a rough idea of how I plan to train but would like opinions on training and diet.

purplefurls‎, 05-24-2015 12:50 PM
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Thumbs up Bodybuilding

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Mimilebron38‎, 05-23-2015 04:22 PM
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How to deal with trip before competition

I'm competing in the UKBFF bikini competition September 20th (this will be my first ever competition) and need some advice regarding a trip I have planned in July. It's taking place in Colorado at an altitude of over 9000ft and I'm unsure how this will affect my progress. Here's a quick...

VanessaUK‎, 05-22-2015 06:16 AM
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Bikini Posing

I'm still far out from my first competition, but I figure it's never too early to start practicing posing. I saw the sticky for figure posing...any good references for bikini posing?

lchoward‎, 04-27-2015 11:02 AM
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30 Days from First Figure Show...Advice on Leanness vs Muscle Loss Please!

The countdown is on! I've got 30 days until my first ever show. My diet right on track with about 120c, 180p, 35f and 1400-1600 calories a day. If I continue this trend for the next 30 days, do you think I will be lean enough but also have enough definition? I've dropped from 130 at the...

AllisonM114‎, 05-20-2015 03:50 PM
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Unhappy 2 weeks out from first bikini comp...cheat on diet :(

I'm 2 weeks out from my first bikini competition and the last week I've just been feeling like complete crap..literally feeling like my body is slowly dying (constant headaches, faintness, dizziness, nausea, ect.) Any who, I finally caved and while with a friend, ate a few slices of pizza...I'm...

AriaBrooks‎, 05-08-2015 09:59 PM
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Eating Out While in Contest Prep

Eating Out While in Contest Prep Good Video Log by Paul Revelia @ Laurin Conlin "Laurin Conlin and I(Paul) take a drive to Chipotle and discuss the idea of eating out while in contest prep or during a fat loss phase. Once we order we explain what we got and what's in it. ...

The Solution‎, 05-12-2015 05:29 PM
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Last minute things to do before presenting a physique...?

Hi all, I've been searching for an answer to this and I haven't found anything. I'm just looking for a list of 'last minute' things to do. For example: it's the last week before the day I'm at a contest and I want the finish touchings like: -- Body fully shaven -- Teeth really white ...

MoonWalker0‎, 05-16-2015 09:22 PM
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(New) How Many Weeks Do I Need?

I'm finally committing myself to a physique competition. Except, I don't know how long I need. :/ I'm a complete newb to all this so any help is highly appreciated. Here's me just the other day. Maybe 12-13%? If you click the image, it should be bigger.

JakeSim‎, 05-13-2015 07:03 PM
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3DMJ Online coaching??

Hey guys so im going to get online coaching. I am 6'1 175 or so and 4 months into a lean gaining phase, have definitely gained strength just not a whole lot. I was thinking about going with 3dmj to get my body in a good position for the future. Im very underdeveloped and want to know if 3DMJ is a...

Aspiringathlete‎, 05-11-2015 05:25 PM
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*silly question* when did you start feeling drained?

Hi peeps!!! This is my question to the general public who has been through the contest prep process before. I am currently 22 days away from my Women's Physique debut as a total newbie and have been doing this prep totally on my own (June 6th, UFE Fury here in Chicago). I have been FULL of...

LyssieDoll88‎, 05-14-2015 08:57 AM
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