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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: 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: 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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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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3 months out with current pics 6'1" 205 pounds, 12 percent body fat. 19 years old.

I am natural. Getting ready for my 1st competition. Plan on doing a slow and steady cut the next 3 months. Had my body fat taken at the gym and the 3 readings were 10, 11, and 13 percent. I think I am more around 13 or 14 really. Anyways, here are my current poses. And do you all have any advice...

Loupel‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Contest Rebound Article by Chris Aceto

I'd really like to follow this after my cut, but I know some people do not agree with this idea..... Thoughts? Best Growth Spurt

cgcgraded‎, 05-14-2009 04:07 PM
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Poll Poll: 10 Weeks Out!! Refeed or No?

I am doing my first bodybuilding show on May 26, 2017. I have no coaching or any real knowledge on refeeding. I started cutting at 212lbs, roughly 14% BF (6 weeks ago), now I'm 196.3lbs 11-12% BF. I think I cut calories way too quickly (2300 cals cutting, maintenance unkown?) and about 2 weeks ago...

CroakyBear‎, 03-20-2017 04:03 PM
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Pre competition prep

This will be my first competition. I will be cutting out protein shakes starting Sunday. What foods should I eat to replace those shakes?

MANAFEST85‎, 03-23-2017 07:07 AM
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Poll Poll: Need Help! 6 weeks Out!

I am at a Pleatu! I'm 5'10.5 and doing my 2nd figure show! The first one was just to say I did it! I am not a pro and still learning! I need some advice if possible! I am Going to post what I am eating and see what ppl think! I am currently 170 and want to be 150-155 for show! I think that is...

sgosch‎, 03-23-2017 11:49 AM
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Looking for these boardshorts help!!

Hey everyone ! I'm doing a contest and I'm desperately seeking these boardshorts that Jeremy Potvin wore at the 2016 New York pro show They look like a pair of Hurley phantoms but I haven't had any luck and have been searching for days !

xDean‎, 03-23-2017 11:44 PM
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Sisters NO CARB bikini contest prep???

Hey everyone, I don't know much about bikini contest prepping, but, my sister is prepping and her coach is going to have her start doing a 0g carb intake 6 weeks out from her competition. I figure maybe 30-40g of carbs is low enough. Could anyone with experience and good credentials in the...

Keith1991‎, 03-02-2017 04:04 PM
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Advice

I'm currently 19 height 5'9-5'10 weight currently 196 but still adding more weight. Im planning on participating in a teen competition this summer but still undecided would love to get some feedback. Not sure if I should pursue physique or bodybuilding. If you guys have a chance check out my...

Gausin‎, 03-22-2017 06:37 PM
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Spray tan vs tan cream for competing?

Curious as what you guys have had success with? I've heard dream tan cream works well and I've heard get a spray tan? Thoughts.

juwabo15‎, 02-22-2017 09:47 AM
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Need prep coach in south jersey

Hey Everyone! I started training back in October for my first bikini show which will be at the end of April with NGA. I'm not getting everything I need from my current trainer and am in need of a new trainer. Not sure the online thing will work for me. I'm looking for an experienced coach who is...

tr0458650‎, 03-22-2017 12:11 PM
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Red face Where to start for NPC bikini competition... Do I need a coach?

I am looking to start competing in bikini competitions. My circle of friends are successful personal trainers, but none with bikini competition experience. I was wondering if joining one of the teams online (Team Bombshell, etc) would be worth it... Or an online coach? Or maybe a coach in my area?...

AmyMaria‎, 10-08-2013 08:06 PM
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All egg white diet 5 weeks out?

What do you guys think of this? My bodytype can go no carbs and be fine. Muscle loss is very little of a concern to me as I am on AAS and not losing any muscle as it is. I am not dropping weight fast at all either, drop at the right speed. Right now at 5 weeks out, I am dropping my carbs. ...

XCriticalBenchX‎, 03-08-2009 05:11 AM
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Should I fast on competition day?

Got a neighborhood competition in my area and its on Thursday March 30th. How do I look my best and keeping lean that day? Should I fast and not drink water until the competition is over? Im currently on a protein sparing diet and only carb source im getting is from spinach/asparagus. Any good...

NLNFunKti0nz‎, 03-21-2017 07:43 PM
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Post Contest Weight Rebound

Anyone experience it in extreme... I just did a show on Saturday. I dieted down from 245 to 175 and competed at middleweight. Now I did water and carb deplete to the extreme but here is the kicker... Two days after my show I gained back nearly 20 pounds... I guess I am an endo/meso morph huh?...

jay1514929‎, 10-29-2002 10:45 AM
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Peak Week Critique

Below is my planned peak week. I am looking for some insight. I am competing in bikini and I want to look full. Last year I looked flat as I did not carb load. I know this is similar to a body builder's peak week but that is what I am going for. I want my muscles to pop! TWO WEEKS OUT-Keeping...

Samantha610‎, 03-20-2017 07:54 AM
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Can I get ripped abs without directly exercising the abs?

It may be a dumb question but I always figured I would get sufficient ab work doing compoubd exercises and if my bodyfat was low enough I could have a 6 pack. Lets say i never worked out abs versus working them a lot. Is it possible I would see abs until 8% BF? As opposed to say 12? Im trying...

MMAInfluenced‎, 03-10-2017 11:15 PM
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Do I look lean enough to be 6 weeks 2 days from Men's Physique competition?

I am thinking about competing in a men's physique competition on 28 April and have until 15 April to make up my mind. Am I lean enough at this point to pursue the competition? I plan to start carb cycling at the 6 week mark to help shred some more fat. I took both pics this morning as soon as I...

yomahomie03‎, 03-14-2017 01:36 PM
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What do you have to do to become NPC / IBFF pro?

What do you have to do to become NPC / IBFF pro? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Girls! Im doing my first NPC bikini division comp this fall and it says its a "NPC National Qualifier" What does that mean? How do you get a pro card? Just...

WorkOutBarbie‎, 07-01-2010 02:05 PM
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What should I be doing the days leading up to my competition date?

Hello, I have never competed in a weightlifting competition before in my life outside of throwing the shot and discus in track. I am competing april 15th for a strongman competition. My events and weights are as listed: Axle clean and press: 175 for reps 60 seconds Yoke Walk: 545lbs for...

Alex24455‎, 03-15-2017 09:39 AM
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How much more Lean weight till Competition

Hey guys, I'm 14 and am looking to compete within 1-3 years of right now. I was wondering if you could check out my page look at my latest pictures (March 14) and tell me 1) what you think my weak spots are. And 2) given that my current weight is 155.1 and i am decently lean how much more do you...

TPfirstbase‎, 03-14-2017 02:55 PM
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Supplements, When Would You Stop or Add

I'm 51 male and thinking about a show end of May. Doing pretty good so far. I'm stuck at 220lbs. But what would you take up to day of show or when would you stop, maybe something retains water? BCAA, Glutamine, Fish Oil, Creatine, Chosen1(blackstone pro-hormone), magnesium, potassium,...

Jigfish‎, 03-09-2017 04:44 AM
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8 weeks out from first physique show

Started my cut 17 weeks out at 202-204 lbs, current weight at 177 but a lot of that is water because I'm doing keto so no glycogen stores=minimal water retention. First picture is day 1 second 13 weeks out, last is today. All pictures taken on empty stomach, cold.

bunkrd you‎, 03-05-2017 06:18 AM
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Starting a thread for learning powerlifting and meet stuff

So I did npc figure for years and was offered procard but it was so unhealthy and I felt so meh.... But recently I have wanted to do power lifting and found a coach that is awesome, figured to start a thread. Recent learns: Low bar squat master race Belts single notche is key 10mm 4 inch ...

snailsrus‎, 03-09-2017 02:01 AM
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First Bikini Competition

Hey Everyone! So I am 14 weeks out from my first bikini competition and I have been clean bulking since November. I'm 5'4" and 118lbs. I'm fairly lean, and have always had issues gaining weight regardless of what I eat. My coach started my dieting down this week with two low carb days (65g/day)...

laurakey‎, 03-08-2017 07:07 PM
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Looking for suit - used???

This is my first NPC bikini comp. I'm sort of testing the waters of being a serious competitor and waiting to see how I do in this first show before investing too much money. I am looking for a decent suit, I dont want to say "cheap" bc you get what you pay for...but Im also not ready to drop...

bnoblin‎, 03-01-2017 09:14 PM
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