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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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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 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: 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...

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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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Almond milk

I've been getting the urge to throw porrige in my contest prep im 4.5 weeks out 177, 5,10'' but my main point is i dropped dairy and wanted to use almond mile as a substitute for dairy milk or will it hurt my physique in the ned

TheNewGaspari‎, Today 07:09 AM
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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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Best diuretic for Natural show??

I am 2-3 weeks out. for the last week i plan on to be intaking a stead amount of sodium keeping it consistant..but tapering it down to nothing the day before, and reintroducing it at prejudging... as far as my water i will go 3 gals--down to 2 on tues---1 on wen---1/2 on thur---and 16-20oz on...

jeffjevnikar‎, 09-16-2014 11:29 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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sodium added to pre contest meals

Hey guys, Just a quick question is it too late to add sodium into meals at 3 weeks out? I have been eliminating salt throughout my contest prep but I have read many articles and advice and I would like to sodium load/deplete during peak week, along with a carb deplete/load. Is 3 weeks out to...

frankie1234‎, 09-16-2014 07:57 PM
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First show

I plan on doing a show in May which would put me at 35 weeks out. Since it would be my first time prepping for one (and getting lean), I would consider it a mock prep as motivation but if all goes well I may be ready to actually do one in May. My question is I have no clue on what macros...

collegeball‎, 09-15-2014 10:54 PM
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Eating Habits Between Competitions

Wondering how everyone eats a week or two after a comp to maintain when there's another one up ahead and you don't want to lose any body fat or size? I had a big cheat day the day after my first comp, and am back on my original nutrition plan with lots of extra fats and complex carbs added in for...

aim8‎, 09-16-2014 09:31 PM
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Post more PEAK WEEK HELP!!

After learning a lot about the mistakes of cutting sodium and water...i was wondering..what would happen if i kept my sodium consistant and exactly the same through peak week..but slowly tapered down water?

jeffjevnikar‎, 09-16-2014 04:42 PM
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contest prep for college students?

This is my freshman year of college and I'm going to compete next year in late march. I go to slippery rock university and there's a big bodybuilding show they have every year, but that is neither here nor there. My question is how do you collegiate bodybuilders track your macros extremely...

heavysixer77‎, 08-27-2014 05:10 PM
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Contest prep and relationships

I'm a little less than 4 weeks out from my first physique show. I have a prep coach and he has me on a good meal plan. However I haven't strayed from the plan once it had been messing with my emotions. I snap at my girlfriend and I'm constantly getting angry. Is this part of the norm? If so how...

sutitle101‎, 09-16-2014 05:28 AM
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My Latest Video Log about Metabolic Damage

I know I haven't been active here as much lately, but I know a LOT of competitors suffer from this and I figure the v-log may be helpful for some of you. QHHzie6XRGk

str8flexed‎, 12-07-2012 10:27 AM
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average arm size

What would be the average arm size for someone that's around 6 ft. and weighing about 180-200 lbs?? I never really got into measurements lately and now it's kind of bothersome how slow arms grow in size in comparison to all the other body parts! What would be a respectable size?

baboracus5‎, 02-06-2007 05:48 PM
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Exclamation Peak weak help please

I know you guys will just link me layne nortons stuff saying "go read that". i already have.yet..i still come back saying what do i do. As far as peak week and drying out correctly to look my best... people say cut sodium cut water others say no keep it in others say load sodium and taper it DRIVES...

jeffjevnikar‎, 09-08-2014 03:02 PM
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Post Post your top 3 get shredded tricks

Post your top 3 tricks to getting shredded so that it may help others get past their sticking points. 3 of mine are: 1) Stair step down your carbs (ex. I start off with 300g of carbs and every 2 wks I decrease by 50g until I get to 150g). Personally, I like to lose 1-1.5 lbs of weight per...

HighIntensityDriven‎, 09-13-2014 06:24 PM
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Amateur body building

So my dream in life is to become a amateur body builder and eventually a professional. I know I would give this 100% of my time and it's something I've dreamed of doing. I do not know where to start. Should I hire a coach? Any thoughts and comments would help tremendously

cashmoney3021‎, 09-14-2014 05:34 PM
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Starting my Contest Prep Journey in Minnesota...Looking for Mentor!

I am starting my journey to a figure competition and I'm looking for a good trainer. I have always been fit but for the last 2 years I've made so many excuses why I couldn't workout. I'm at a point now where I want someone to mentor me to be the best I can be. I am 32, 5'6" and about 125lbs. I...

jony_a‎, 09-02-2014 06:15 PM
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fitness physique show preparation - looking for a coach

Hi , I'm Nazz ,This is my first post in this forum , I have been really serious about bodybuilding for a couple of years now , and i think that its time to up my game even more , I want to start competing in fitness physique shows , and i am looking for the best coach to do so , i am willing to do...

naserolgy‎, 09-09-2014 11:16 AM
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Good Gyms Near Sarasota Florida?

Hey guys, I am heading to Sarasota, FL for a 12 week long internship next month. I am looking for any info on reputable gyms in the area. I am training for a natural bodybuilding competition (33 weeks out) so I need the essentials: squat rack, incline leg press machine, floor space for...

mhilliard44‎, 08-03-2014 05:57 AM
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Smile Looking for 5 people for 2 months free of contest prep

Now that I have your attention... I am looking for five people to train for a competition. Male or female 18-40 yrs old. I will be doing half of a 16 week prep for free, then if you would like to continue I'll finish the 16 weeks for $100 (Canadian dollars). Little about me... I have spent...

NaturalproMJG‎, 09-09-2014 11:55 AM
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Contest Help Please.

Hi Guys and Girls, I'm posting for a friend, he's currently 3 weeks out from his natural competition. He's just not too sure about carb intake and things like that going into the competition. He works a moderately physical job, 10.5 hours a day. I've pointed him in the direction of Layne...

Belly_007‎, 09-10-2014 02:57 AM
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1 week out from State titles

Hey guys im 1 week out from the INBA natural sate titles from my comp and would appreciate any feedback. Also wouldn't mind answering any questions to do with prep. I utilize a mixture of Norton/3dmj style science and some bro science approaches which i have found to be effective such as meal...

GEORDZZV‎, 09-07-2014 04:12 PM
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Flex Comics Epic Giveaway!!! Check it out!! :-)

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Milone79‎, 09-10-2014 07:35 AM
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Lets all share out 3 best contest prep tips!

After doing my first show and now prepping for British finals in 3 weeks ive been doing a lot of self evaluation for what im going to do next competitive season, be awesome if everyone could share there's so we all can benefit 1) Dont diet to early. -This year i started prepping 24 weeks out,...

Cookezilla‎, 08-31-2014 01:22 AM
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Help me out here....

Lil background: 34 yrs old 214ish lbs 6'3" Around 8 perc bodyfat...dexascanned 8.1 cpl months ago Have lost around 50lbs since aug of 2013..been trying to maintain past cpl months Im getting older and kinnnda thinking about competing in a small show around this time next year..right now...

bw2506‎, 09-06-2014 09:25 AM
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Critiques from Orlando Europa Bikini! (:

Hello! I just competed in my first bikini comp (Orlando Europa!) and got some judge feedback from one judge that I need more volume (knew that- I need more muscle. Everywhere) but he also said that my posing was off for my body type. Eeeekkk I don't know what he means! Any help? Any...

faithandfit‎, 04-15-2014 02:09 PM
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