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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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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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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: 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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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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ITT: Natty Inspiration

We all work our asses off around here, and most of us strive to one day earn one of those coveted natural pro cards. So, for anyone that might be struggling out there and needing a little motivation...let's post up our most inspirational pics of natural pro or amateur bodybuilders. On stage or...

bwelch1985‎, 06-23-2011 01:51 PM
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When to compete

I am definitely going to compete some point in the next couple of years but I am not too sure when to go for it. First some basic stats: 5'11 88kg 16% - Goal, bodybuilding and competing (British finals one day) The coach at my gym thinks that I should diet down to contest shape for christmas...

Jamie7991‎, 08-19-2014 02:34 PM
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I know this has been asked too many times...but why do most contest prep athletes....

Eat 5-7 meals a day? I talked to several old school bodybuilders in my gym and they've always been eating meals every 2.5-3 hrs. Does it come down to genetics? Some people can lose fat easily..some can't gain muscle no matter what. I've looked at several contest prep logs and most people...

SherOfPunjab‎, 08-17-2014 01:59 PM
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Lightbulb Insane Vascularity on Photoshoot ?

Hey guys, I'am getting lean now, best I ever were and I would like to do some photoshoot etc. when I'am finished with cutting. What I would like to ask is how does one get vascularity like this .... I'am quite happy with my results so far, but I can't imagine that getting to 5% from...

Flisker‎, 08-20-2014 01:02 PM
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Bodybuilding Motivation with 220lb Natural Bodybuilding Ray Clark

lLNNR5Uhpzk My client and friend Ray Clark talks about his motivation. This awesome video was put together by a friend of Ray's and I am so impressed with it I am going to be using him for many video projects in the future. Any feedback is appreciated.

fltallpaul‎, 08-19-2014 07:29 AM
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2nd year of lifting - reality check

It's been almost 2 years and a half since I first lifted a dumbbell and it's been not just a passion, but a lifestyle ever since. But in term of goals it is still just a hobby, and desire to improve my physique, but noting more. Anyway I wanted to ask you guys, do you honestly think I have some...

loslakers‎, 08-20-2014 03:07 PM
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going out of town 3 weeks out. prep help please!

I have to go to a wedding for the weekend, I'll be flying out and staying in a hotel. I have no clue how to do this! Mini fridge in room for some food storage, but not much. Help please! Also trying to do carry on as checked baggage is $50. And can I fly with all that food? Gaahhh! Thanks for...

Meaghan99‎, 08-20-2014 02:37 PM
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body shaving

I have a question about body shaving. After having busted my a** in the gym and getting the definition I wanted, I decided to shave my legs, thighs, and arms--really the only hairy visible parts on my body. I developed these good sized, sort of pimple things from that, that I thought were ingrown...

SuperHokie‎, 08-25-2003 03:32 PM
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is that last 1-2% worth it? (berto reference)

hey guys, i had some free time so i started questioning some things.. why do we strive to be so lean for shows? now the answer appears obvious... but look a little deeper everyone knows Berto looked insane for his last show, anyone that follows him on instagram knows that his progress...

tumtum‎, 08-14-2014 12:54 PM
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Growing your Fitness/PT Instagram page

Hey guys, I know there are a lot of people in this section that are actively trying to grow their personal training/fitness modeling careers so I thought I would just throw it out there. Feel free to delete this or move this if need be.. I am a managing partner of SocialExpansion. We are an up...

BruinsBro‎, 08-19-2014 03:26 PM
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Target weight

Pretty new to bodybuilding (competition wise), just wondering what would be a good weight and bf% I should aim for 6-12 weeks out, in order to cut down to 90kg (around 200lbs) for the competition? Its not a natural only competition and the past winners seem to have bad conditioning (pretty...

Blackpanther95‎, 08-19-2014 10:30 AM
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Body shaving, especially pecs

Hey all. First post here. I have to tell you that I'm not a bodybuilder in any way but I am an athlete. The reason that I'm here is that from Google searching, this seems to be the best place on the web to discuss male body grooming. The thing is that I'm an avid cyclist. I've been a mountain biker...

glorth2‎, 08-18-2014 11:16 AM
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Figure/bikini coach in Philly?

Hi everyone! I am an aspirin figure/bikini competitor in the philadelphia area. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good trainer in Philly? I see a lot of people use an online coach, but because I am totally new to this I would love to have a coach/mentor in person. Thanks!

maggiemcauley27‎, 08-13-2014 05:16 AM
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Trainer/ Coach Advice Central NJ

Hi All!! Does anyone know of any trainers/coaches in the central NJ area? I am looking to get serious and hopefully do a show, however since I am a beginner, I would rather work with someone in person!! Thanks!!! :)

jacrokal‎, 08-17-2014 05:07 PM
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4 weeks out teen physique

hey guys i turn 18 in 2 weeks im currently 4 weeks out. If you could check out my pics and let me know what you think! theyre all 4-5 weeks out! thanks!

austinarriola‎, 08-15-2014 07:25 PM
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Smile post your contest prep desserts

Man I am not even a sweets guy but at this stage in my prep lately I have been really looking for some kind of dessert I can fit in my macros. Pb is the closest thing I have been eating but I know many of you are very creative so please post up some of your resopies.

TheWrath‎, 04-03-2011 07:41 PM
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First Men's Physique Show - Need Critique (PICS)

Placed 2nd at a local natural comp. Suggestions bros?

igor_1311‎, 07-22-2014 08:02 AM
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12 weeks out starting Monday

Hey guys I signed up for a contest day after Halloween and I will be 12 weeks out starting Monday I currently cut from 192-170 now eating at 1,800 cals. I kept gradually cutting them until 1,800. Well I took 3 days off from cutting in hopes to being my metabolism up somewhat basically having what I...

Newhardbegining‎, 08-09-2014 11:08 PM
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Going rate for Nutrition plan/ contest prep consult??

hi everyone. i just finished competeing in my 1st show and never wanted to be the guy that does 1 show and then becomes a fitness expert, but I have been approached by about 10 people already that want me to write a nutrition plan for them and have personal trainers said they have clients that want...

straightsix‎, 08-13-2014 11:30 AM
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help with macros changes

Hello. Im currently 10 weeks out from my figure show and I am coaching myself this time around. little backround : my first show I had a contest prep coach and leaned out OKAY for my show based off of the diet/exercise plan she gave me i didnt place very well and personally I feel I needed more...

connorsmama‎, 08-11-2014 08:02 AM
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6 Weeks out my first Competition - Feedback please!

Hey whats up guys, I am currently 6 weeks out my first competition happening the first weekend of October, and wanted to get some feedback regarding my progress! Please feel free to drop some suggestions/opinions as it would be greatly helpful considering i only have 6 more weeks to prepare! ...

MoMeister‎, 08-12-2014 10:35 AM
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Arrow Weigh chicken raw or cooked???

Do I cooked my chicken raw or cooked..? A lot of people say to weigh it raw, but doesn't all the water and salmonella on the raw chicken weigh it down a lot, making it not have its true raw weight?

vuhsace‎, 08-04-2014 08:40 PM
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why is my metabolism not working??

This is the only conclusion I can come to after struggling with this diet since May (started off at 218 lbs.) got down to 206 on saturday but back up to 209 this morning.....everything has been tracked religiously but nothing is making sense this time around....guess father time has caught up to...

Milone79‎, 08-12-2014 07:18 PM
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Philly - Bikini - NEED WORKOUT BUDDIES ;)

Contest Prep - Bikini in Philadelphia, PA Hey there, I am desperately looking for a Contest Prep trainer in the Philadelphia Area (Northern Philly). My goal is to compete in a bikini competition in about a year. I have been working and following my own figure athlete program...

REHTAEHNWORB‎, 08-21-2012 04:26 PM
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Shredded in 6 weeks

Hi, I currently stands at 16% BF and i am trying to go down to as low as 9-10%. I am going on a trip on 22nd september and i am planning to loose as much fat as i can before i make this trip. Currently i am looking for someone who can help me achieve it. Just because i am running two startups...

htanwar‎, 08-11-2014 12:49 PM
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