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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 03:02 PM
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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 11:09 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 03:19 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 08:39 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 09:12 AM
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Prepping without a coach

Hi all, I did a search of the forum and did read some old threads, but just wanting to know if anyone had anything more recent to offer in terms of advice. I am looking at competing in September and without a coach. I don't follow direction very well and much prefer to do my own thing. I am a...

tinald‎, Yesterday 03:39 AM
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Follow me to my genetic potential - Cgcgraded's road to epicness

Been on the forums for awhile but never really posted much. Always wanted to do a log of sorts. I competed for the first time in August, placed 3rd as a lightweight. I'm counting down the weeks to my next show with weekly videos of workouts, posing, anything interesting. I'm two weeks in trying...

cgcgraded‎, 01-11-2016 07:22 PM
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Tan & Shine Oil

Hello Guys, So no I do not compete in bodybuilder competitions, but I do compete in latin american dance competitions. I found the color is similar. I have tried some dance tan spray's, but a lot of them are just not dark enough! What do you advise? I prefer a tanner that you can wash away...

krislybear‎, Yesterday 02:26 PM
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Thumbs up bulking weight

How many lbs do people usually bulk up too ?

pinkkbunnie112‎, Yesterday 01:28 PM
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9 Weeks out, 1st bikini comp

Hey everyone! So I am 9 weeks out from my first bikini competition and I'm getting nervous! I've done very well prepping so far. I started out at 166lbs, 32% bf back in October and 111lbs lean matter. Now stand at 152 lbs, 20% bf (possibly a bit lower as I won't have it tested again until next...

DaniMTattoo‎, Yesterday 01:13 PM
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Classic Physique Posing Shorts

I'm considering doing one or two Classic Physique shows this spring, but I can't freaking find a site that sells a Classic Physique posing suit. Has anyone here bought any yet? From whence?

ThePinsir‎, 02-08-2016 01:57 PM
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Question Teen Bodybuilding competitions??

Hi, i am a 15 year old male who is looking to compete. I do not use steroids and am spending hard working time in the gym. I live in NY so can somebody help me please?

DjHiTzz‎, 11-20-2011 04:41 PM
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Midwest bodybuilders looking for a sponsor

Interested in sponsoring an upcoming bodybuilder/physique competitor, powerlifting or athlete based in the mid west, particularly SE MI, NE OH or nearby Indiana. Will help with show fees, nutrition etc. PM here.

gymguymichigan‎, 02-11-2016 03:52 PM
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Looking for 3 Competitors in need of a "Coach"

Hey - I wanted to offer up some FREE "Coaching" to the right competitors. I'm certainly not a "Guru" or anything, but I do think I can offer some really valuable help to a certain segment of bodybuilding competitors. I bring 20 years of competing history, an NPC National win and Natty Pro...

chrismac365‎, 01-08-2016 12:47 PM
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teen sponsorship

i see guys at comps with shirts with there sponsors listed and everything and they dont even look that great and usually place in the middle of the line up. so i figured, hey why not give it a shot. as a natty teen though i can't find anybody who will even talk to me after seeing my age. this is...

wakingmalice‎, 08-02-2008 07:07 PM
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Red face Do you really need big traps? (Men's Physique)

Hello everyone! First of all I would like to give everyone who gave a response to my thread. Much appreciated. I plan to compete in a local Physique probably NPC by the time im 18-19ish ( depends on my size). Now my question is. As someone trying to maximize the "V-taper" (i.e big delts, wide...

Thenotsobuff‎, 12-01-2015 08:29 PM
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Thoughts on Double-Split Training

I posted this thread because I wanted to hear some different opinions on the Double-Split and/or Modified Double Split training. Hitting the weights twice a day either every day for 5-6 days straight or EOD 5-6 days straight, is this a great approach for contest preparation or is it plain out...

Bigsby‎, 05-04-2011 09:31 AM
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Seven days of cardio...

So I'm competing in my first NCP, class A figure show April 16th, so I'm 10 weeks out... I'm 4'8 86.6 pounds, with 16% body fat at the most, I'm eating a little over 1500 calories when training & a little over 1300 calories when I'm not training... I got my meal plan from my nutritionist... ...

Misslittlebeast‎, 02-06-2016 10:42 AM
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Exclamation Help me guys...11 weeks out

Hello guys I am started to prepare myself for my first contest without choach I do all myself but I need some advice I'm 1.72cm and 81kg right now and 11 weeks out from my contest I think it's not too much time but i started new diet like this i ate kcal 2,009 and carbs 335,1g and protein always...

ozzk4n‎, 02-07-2016 10:32 AM
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extra skin & figure competitions

Long story short, I was prepping for my first figure competition when I found out I was pregnant with my twins... the fact that I wasn't able to compete has been haunting me. My girls are 8 months and I would like to do a show so I talked to anan IFBB pro bodybuilder who trains all the competitiors...

FITmamaOFtwins‎, 06-14-2011 12:44 PM
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Smile mens physique comp in 2.5 weeks? Do I look ready?

This will be my 2nd competition for Men's Physique. Its been 2 years since my last one. You can check my body space for my old comp pics. Wanted some feedback and critique on how I look for 2.5 weeks out. Thanks :)

ebone45‎, 10-14-2014 12:30 AM
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Competition Prep Coach Meet & Greet, Dallas, 17 Feb

Since there has been a few questions on looking for prep coaches, if you live in the Dallas area, my primary gym home is holding a meet and greet session with 18 or so coaches in the Dallas area on the night of February 17. I know a lot of these guys -- they all are real coaches that compete...

txchipk‎, 02-06-2016 09:48 AM
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2nd Every Prep- Road to WBFF with 3DMJ

I've been on here for about 5 years and have followed a lot of the natural bodybuilding logs during that time. Now it's my turn. 29 weeks out from the WBFF Sacramento. I'm 23 years old and I'm from Dublin Ireland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JGPEHe7HZ8

adamdub1‎, 11-23-2015 03:00 PM
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Talking Jordyanne91 #250kchallenge

Hey Guys I want to give it my all for this challenge start the year off on a high and let that set the standard for the year. Definitely want to connect with other members I want to learn as much as I can during this process and help encourage others as well. I am am a support worker at a...

jordyanne91‎, 01-04-2016 10:16 PM
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First Classic physique competition video

Prep coach Matt Porter recorded it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JRAxszNbs my thoughts i thought guys would be bigger at least like 230 like Arnold look a likes aka that cal von guy , sadik look, steve cook. winner is peeled and guys are peeled

JohnSmeton‎, 02-03-2016 04:51 PM
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Online Trainers

Hi I am brand new and wanting information about the best online trainers?

samanthaandrea‎, 01-21-2016 11:56 PM
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Team Bombshell feedback

Hi there, A few months back I was "accepted" into team bombsell. I didn't go for it at the time as I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to any particular program yet, but now I'm ready to get started. I am looking for feedback on the group experience and training as A) they lock you in if you...

cassieonthespot‎, 04-25-2013 01:39 PM
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Advice for a complete novice....

I am a former college athlete who has stayed in pretty decent shape considering. I lift 4-6 times a week and normal get some cardio in there post lift when schedule supports. Within the last few months the idea of competing in a physique comp has been present. Currently I am somewhat stable @ 6'3",...

DRothchild‎, 02-04-2016 03:32 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 04:38 PM
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Red face Bikini Girls Help! When to order suit?

I am currently in prep for a show March 20, 2016 and one at the end of April 2016. I am at a total loss as to when to order my suit. I am currently 153 lbs and will not be as lean for my first show as I will for the second (but plan to wear the same suit). Any suggestions as to when the best time...

cookingispun‎, 01-04-2016 05:39 PM
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