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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 10:09 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official NPC Competitor Thread!

HEY GUYS/GALS! Please post your show info, stats, etc. Ill start: David Alvarez As of now, 7 weeks out of the Tournament of Champions

iForce Dave‎, 08-05-2008 03:26 PM
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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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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 02:19 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Whats the difference between NPC and NPC Natural shows?

or didi I mention it in the title?

stayfit2008‎, 02-20-2009 05:41 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: First time competing, is the NPC the right fit?

Well i have decided to take the plunge into my first show. Im looking to do a show in the spring time so that i have ample time to get ready. I am located in PA and am willing to travel within a reasonable distance. I just wanted to know if anyone could help me out with the schedule for some...

srt33‎, 09-21-2009 06:17 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Posing Routines - Gerry Triano

Posing Practice Drill (Based on Men’s 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 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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Looking for a coach!!

Hey everyone, I am looking to compete in a bikini show in about 6-9 months and I am looking for a coach (preferably online)... But there are so many people and "gurus" claiming that they are the best in the industry that I am completely overwhelmed. Do you guys know a good online coach who will...

kv3su1‎, Today 01:20 PM
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Angry If u don't eat your eggs runny and cheesy fuk u

Srs u are a phagot if u don't make your eggs cheesy and runny

thetrebel‎, Today 09:09 AM
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7 weeks out posing video

quick little video, 7 weeks out my 3rd show. haven't posted on this site in a while, but wouldn't mind some feedback. if anyone is interested on my further progress, id be happy to keep posting. however, i won't waste anyones time if no one is curious or cares :) ?v=hrDL-KpKqMM

Opeth09‎, 05-22-2016 06:47 PM
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Thumbs up Beginner Bikini/figure competitions??? Advice needed

Hi all, Apologies if there are other posts similar. I am 27 and have just really started considering competing in figure/bikini competitions. I have a coach at the moment and we are working towards my end weight goal. My question is which federation should i be looking for as im a complete...

Cococutie2015‎, Yesterday 04:38 AM
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NPC Novice Mens Physique North Carolina - 17 weeks prep

Hey everyone I'm planning on competing in the NC NPC competition coming up in late September of this year. I haven't competed before but I would appreciate any advice. The competition is a few days over 17 weeks away. I would be competing in the under 5'8 class (I'm 5'6.5; yes I'm a manlet lol)...

BoaBite‎, Yesterday 10:04 PM
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4 Weeks Out Natural Physique Show Advice

Hey all, As the title states, I'm 4 weeks out from an Arkansas NANBF show, and I'll be competing in men's physique for the first time in the novice, open, and Mr. Natural Arkansas divisions. I've been dieting for a total of 7 weeks so far, and I wanted to get a second opinion on my conditioning...

ChanceGamble‎, 05-20-2016 02:53 PM
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Project Symmetry

Hey Everyone, After a year and a half off competing i have decided to get back into it! I have previously competed in the NZIFBB (Mens Physique) but i have decided to give INBA (Mens Physique) a go as its the only drug tested federation here in New Zealand. Im going to be logging my progress,...

Jordz121‎, 02-03-2016 03:38 PM
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Thumbs up Contest prep

Hey, I am 17 looking to enter a teen physique competition in about 6-7 weeks? I would start training with high volume to get leaned out and also start my diet. Just let me know on your opinions if I could do decent with my body now. Thanks... And I just tried to attach the photos of me,but you have...

drakesmith98‎, Yesterday 09:09 AM
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Young men:Quit your job, Drop out of school

Do what you love/follow your calling find your self spiritually Profit. Every outcome/circumstance that happens in your life after the age of 16 is COMPLETELY in your control. Lol @ working Lol @ chasing sloots Lol @ party's

IemJ‎, 05-21-2016 12:07 PM
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Diet drinks during contest prep

Just wanted to hear some opinions on this. I've heard strong arguments for both sides but have yet to find a clear cut answer. This includes diet soda, diet energy drinks and other non-carbonated diet drinks such as Powerade Zero. I personally think its absolutely fine in moderation however one of...

euro7muscle‎, 05-17-2016 12:45 PM
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OCB Sunshine State Natural 2016

Anyone on here competing in this contest in Jacksonville, Florida in two weeks from today? I have yet to make contact with any fellow competitors who are participating. I'm a first time competitor in bodybuilding.

TGreggors‎, 05-21-2016 02:45 PM
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First Stack for Mens Physique show?

Hey everyone! First time posting on this site, so i'll try and keep it simple. I'm going to be doing a Mens Physique show in December. I'v spent the last 5 months on a relatively clean bulk, and plan on gradually dieting down over summer. Starting September, i'v decided to begin my first ever...

raedlol‎, 05-18-2016 08:35 AM
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Contest prep insomnia?

I am around 11 weeks into prep, and 5 weeks out from my first show. For the past month or so, around 1 or 2 nights a week I have been experiencing terrible sleeplessness. I will go to bed at a reasonable hour, and just lie there tossing and turning for hours, eventually giving up and getting up to...

Whomper107‎, 04-03-2009 07:56 AM
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2016 WNBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique

Delbert and LaDawn Hickman will once again bring the 9th Annual WNBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique Championships to the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton Ohio on Saturday, 23 July 2016! ​8 World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) professional cards will...

delberthickman‎, 12-05-2015 09:48 AM
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The refeed and contest prep

I've been dieting for 2 weeks now for a june 23rd show and everything is going well. However, I keep seeing info on refeeding. I know it helps raise metabolism and leptin levels, but I feel like I'm totally cheating myself. Anyone else go through this? I never feel the urge to cheat, and I have...

liftjunkie06‎, 04-06-2007 07:00 AM
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Two Shows Three Weeks Apart: Advice

Hello everyone! I am on peak week with my show May 21. My next show is June 11. I am going to list my current plan below but would appreciate any advice or ideas! Macros during peak week: 35% Protein, 40%Carbs, 25% Fat (on my lower carb days, I switched the ratio for carbs and protein) Night of...

bodybybiff‎, 05-16-2016 01:12 PM
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Question 7wks down, 10wks out, ^2lbs - What's up?

Hey guys, I'm a 25 y/o female figure competitor. This is my 2nd comp. I took 1st in my division in an NPC regional comp last time around, in October, and now I'm 10 weeks out from my 2nd comp. I have competed naturally thus far because I'm genetically prone to put on muscle very easily and had no...

runandirun‎, 05-17-2016 07:39 AM
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Realistic Competition Goals?

Hey Contest Prep Forumers, One of my all-time long term goals has to always been to be able to get up on stage in some sort of competition, maybe it would be starting in fitness then moving to bodybuilding later on. I watched a documentary a few years back (Can't remember the title) Which...

diesel_3‎, 05-16-2016 01:03 AM
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OCB West Coast Classic in Tampa FL, November 5th !

Hey guys, just wanted to throw out the flyer fro the OCB West Coast Classic, It is on campus at the University of South Florida and will be happening on November 5th this year. OCB is tested 7 years drug free, Paul Revelia is the promoter and it is hands down the best show I have ever done. Check...

Beaudiesel1987‎, 05-17-2016 06:49 AM
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Is 22 week prep long enough?

Hi all! I'm considering signing up for my first bikini contest (pure elite), which is 22 weeks time but I'm worried I'm too far from my goal physique to be ready in time. Currently I'm 5" 5, 128lbs and aprox 21% body fat. I'm lifting 5 days a week and doing 30 mins HIIT on my active rest days. ...

lazylizzy‎, 05-12-2016 06:49 AM
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Sloot won't leave. Took a few pics

So the sloot that lives down the street was lonely last night so she came over. We are both hung over but she sleeps like a rock. I must have woken her up 10 times already. Sloots gonna sloot

whtcoupe‎, 05-16-2016 07:49 AM
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Spray tanning

I’ve signed up a full tanning package for my next show, the day before the show and on site tanning show day. Following the sign up, I recieved a confirmation mail with a lot of instructions and tips leading up to the day, and a few words on the tanning proecess itself. Well…it states: "Women...

lukkyguy‎, 04-16-2016 11:42 AM
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Bulking, how to do it right?

When you guys come off of a cut and are going to bulk how do you determine your macros and calories and ratios? Do you just take whatever your end of cut maintenance level is and just add like 300 or so cals? I dont want to instantly put on a bunch of fat. Im going to do a super clean bulk as...

co1e_train‎, 02-27-2010 12:44 PM
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I'm back, what'd I miss?

Any good threads?

Warrior8890‎, 05-15-2016 07:01 PM
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NPC Bikini posing classes in Hoboken/Jersey City (??)

Hi!! I'm from Bayonne, NJ, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any relatively cheap NPC bikini posing classes around this area---like Hoboken or Jersey City. I'm pretty clueless on this but prefer an in-person experience compared to Skype! Thanks.

laurenruu‎, 05-15-2016 10:05 AM
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