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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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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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Men's Physique Show and Photoshoot the same weekend

Hey everyone so I have a bit of a dilemma. I am scheduled to do my first men's physique show a week from this Saturday. I also am doing a photoshoot as well but the photographer can't do it on that same day BUT can do it the following day on Sunday. I want to do both the same weekend so I can be...

crzylaker‎, 08-24-2015 09:48 PM
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Anyone here doing Border States on 10/3 in San Diego?

It will be my first show, I've seen last years contestants, just curious how big it will be this year (I'm sure I won't know till that day) and if anyone from here is going?

visiontilt‎, Yesterday 07:24 AM
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When to eliminate carbs precontest?

at which point do you eliminate carbs precontest ? Trying to get as lean as possible.

mattphysiq‎, 08-18-2015 06:46 AM
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Exclamation Help!! Comp prep 6 months out!!

i've decided i want to compete in March 2016 but i'm not in the best of shape at the present moment, i weigh 69.8kg 167cm tall and im sitting around 28%bf (according to my $20scales which i dont believe are 100% accurate) i want to lose 15kgs(ish) by the end of Feb in time for the comp, but i...

zoelovespeanutb‎, 08-29-2015 08:33 PM
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Why are so many people so scared to bulk?

daddyuk‎, 08-27-2015 01:34 PM
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Stupid question: Do I wear my trunks to the venue on contest day?

Or take them in my bag?

cgcgraded‎, 08-20-2015 05:27 AM
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Exclamation Glutamine and BCAA when cutting to be shredded as fuak?

Is it important? Especially glutamine? What if these two not taken?

bigBOSSguy‎, 08-20-2015 02:28 AM
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Unhappy Prep girls!

I am prepping for my first comp in 9 weeks. I am half way through and have been sick almost the entire time, from a flu, through to a huge rash/hives. I am now having issues with menstrual cycle and wondering if it could be related to my prep too? Could losing BF affect your cycle? I have lost...

Yajceb‎, 08-27-2015 05:04 AM
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Peak Week Strategy: Paul Revelia & Lauren Conlin

Peak Week Strategy: Paul Rivelia & Lauren Conlin f3WPjSDkek8 Peak Week is the final week prior to getting on stage which allows an athlete to ensure the best possible package is brought forth. There are many myths and misconceptions about this...

The Solution‎, 08-26-2015 07:59 AM
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carb up plan gone bad

I had a few try runs with my carb up plan. But the times i carbed up with clean carbs, high and low glycemic and had a calculated plan for 2 days, i havent seemed to fill out proberly at all. But then the times i did a uncalculated carb up with all kinds of junk for 1.5 day, I just look goddam...

underc‎, 08-24-2015 02:42 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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Competition Help

Im amatuer bodybuilder i want to get into some shows where do i start

Blazer4u‎, 01-01-2008 01:35 PM
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Question about dream tan #2 instant color!

Hello all, I am about 4 weeks out from competition, but want to be fully prepared! I had never used dream tan, but decided to for my upcoming competition. I am Asian (light skinned), and wanted to know how do you apply dream tan? I have read many say that just apply one coat backstage,...

youngbb23‎, 08-09-2015 06:47 PM
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Health issues and diet

anyone experience any health related issues when prepping for a show? I've lost 75lbs in the past year and a half or so and am sitting at 167@10-11% but I've developed a rash on both of my quads that burns and itches like fn crazy. I don't know if it's coincidental but I just took pred for 10+...

94jettameowpsst‎, 08-20-2015 04:06 PM
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First Time Junior Miss Bikini - Help needed!!

Okay so im 49 kilos and 5'3, im currently on 1560 calories a day 170g protein, 125 carbs and 40 fat. I train 6 times a week and do LIIS 3 times per week (incline on full power walk) im finding it really hard to gain definition in my quads, im doing mini cycles, super sets, pyramid training,...

courtneydblack‎, 08-21-2015 01:54 AM
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Putting on size for bodybuilding

Hi I'm 25 yrs old and have been competing in men's physique for 2 years but decided to make the switch to bodybuilding, I'm 5'11 and currently 10% bf at 216lbs. I wanted to see if any bodybuilders have any tips or advice for my year off I'm taking to put on size to hit the stage in early 2017?...

willwagzfitness‎, 08-06-2015 10:42 PM
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3 Days Out Vlog (vid) - Men's Physique (Toronto, ON)

iePnRHNN1Fo Thought some of you might be interested, especially if you're contemplating competing. Doing a little vlog series leading up to my Men's Physique competition with the OPA (like the NPC, but Canadian). Covers topics like: ē Sodium/Water manipulation during final week before a...

igor_1311‎, 08-21-2015 07:51 AM
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Layne Norton on How to Deal with internet Trolls

Layne Norton on how to deal with internet Trolls: Ub4nk35BiRA

The Solution‎, 08-20-2015 05:29 PM
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Competing for the first time

Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and I have been putting in my absolute hardest in the sport of bodybuilding for 13 months. I've been itching to sign up for a competition but can't seem to find one around me. I live in Allentown, PA and I was wondering if anybody here knows about any teen...

Slyfan2001‎, 08-18-2015 04:20 PM
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critique my diet please (12 weeks out)

Hey guys i am 12 weeks out right now Im weighing in at 197lbs I am 5'11 and I would say I look like 10-11% bodyfat. My diet and routine is as follows 6:30 am 20 mins fasted cardio uphill walking 2 tsp fish oil 2 tsp l carnitine 9:00 am

mattphysiq‎, 08-14-2015 01:10 PM
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1st physique contest 3 months out critique

Looking for input on what if anything I should work on for my first contest. Im about 2.5 months out going to be competing in the masters division. I have a deep base tan now just crappy lighting and crap camera.

Ronin‎, 08-18-2015 12:13 PM
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Online Coaching: Chris Jones Vs. Christian Guzman

I've decided to compete in physique in May as my first competition. I've basically narrowed down my coaching choices to Jones and Guzman based on price and my perceived level of their reliability/realness. In short, I'm asking for others' opinion on the coaching styles of both of these guys and how...

nicholasberg‎, 10-27-2014 08:34 AM
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Unhappy Competing between Federations?

Hello, I have been competing Natural in OCB for a short time, but am interested in applying to compete in the Arnold Amateur, which is not considered a "natural" federation (NPC). My question is, is it possible to compete with the people who are not "natural" by staying within the Natural...

mjskinns‎, 07-30-2015 04:05 PM
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musclemania - Physique Event

Hi.. Planning to compete in the Physique Competition of Musclemania later this month. Their website says that contestants will have to ,"walk bare feet, do two half turns, posture and pose and then walk to the opposite side of the stage.Competitors will later return as a group for quarter turns and...

shahabkalim‎, 08-08-2015 10:08 PM
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Thumbs up *Best 3 contest prep tips*

I don't remember the name and can't find the post but it was very helpful for me when I prepped! Lotsa useful info. Basically just post your 3 "secrets" or tips you used to make your prep a little more easier. -keep your friends close and your family closer, they will be the only ones knowing...

adisious‎, 12-18-2014 10:22 AM
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