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Sticky Thread Sticky: First time competing, is the NPC the right fit?

Well i have decided to take the plunge into my first show. Im looking to do a show in the spring time so that i have ample time to get ready. I am located in PA and am willing to travel within a reasonable distance. I just wanted to know if anyone could help me out with the schedule for some...

srt33‎, 09-21-2009 06:17 PM
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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: 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: 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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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: 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 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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Do you guys ever have nightmares about show day?

I had one where I was the biggest one there and for some reason I looked exactly like I do right now (manyyyyy weeks out) on the stage? And I don't remember the rest of it, but omg it was so terrifying and I am still thinking about it. Realistically I would know a few weeks out if I'll be ready in...

doievenlifttho‎, 07-22-2016 11:41 AM
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Melanotan Nasal Spray ?

Anyone used it? I am very pale and I would like to use it but I am not going to inject. I hear there is a nasal spray out now that isn't as effective but still does work. Possible side effects I have come across are : nasua, darkening of freckles and moles, problems with your sight after use...

footbag_man‎, 05-06-2009 03:08 AM
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Examples of how to pose for Classic Physique

Here is a video I did of how to pose for Classic Physique. I compete in the INBA (www.naturalbodybuilding.com) so your league might have slight variations to these poses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTine1SsaLI

patfactorx‎, 07-21-2016 04:06 PM
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4.5 weeks out from first figure show - check out pics plz!

Hi all, I'm 4.5 weeks out from my first figure show (or any show actually) and I'm really curious if I'm where I need to be at this point in the process. I've only been prepping for 3.5 weeks, but was already lifting and eating clean before that for years. My coach says I'm going to do great, &...

Clairealynn‎, 07-24-2016 07:44 PM
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Question Preping for the 1st show

Hey guys. I just finished my first serious bulk. It was a 8 months bulk and i was going to take it to 10 months but decided to compete for the first time in NPC in Novice class. I started my bulk at about 8% bf and 152lbs and i am currently at 172lbs. You can see it in the picture below. I went...

alirezakhatami9‎, 07-23-2016 09:56 PM
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9 weeks out...how am I looking? (NPC Bikini)

Hey all! I'm officially 9 weeks out today. I do have a coach but I'm just seeking some outside opinions because a). It's my first time competing and b). Since I train at home, I don't get too many trained eyes to give some opinions. I do realize I need to stop sticking my hip out so much on my...

aquamarine84‎, 07-23-2016 11:20 AM
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Unhappy Binged 4 weeks out.

I'm going to get right to it. I weighed 112 on July 4th. I just binged for 2 days and had the following: pizza, chips, PB sandwhiches, yogurt, gummies, ice cream, 2 hot dogs, 2 pancakes (you get the gist). Binged July 17 & 18. July 19: 118 lbs. I'm terrified and I have no idea what to do....

StaceyStack‎, 07-19-2016 06:24 AM
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Finding Easier Federations to Compete In

Hey everyone. I'm looking to compete in my first competition and I just wanted to make sure Im not going against pros or something. How do I know how good the competitors are? Where can I find good competitions?

dukkman22‎, 07-20-2016 08:52 PM
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NPC Bikini... 11 weeks out (progress pics)

I am competing in a local Bikini competition and am currently 11 weeks out. I'm doing a 16 week prep and have seen dramatic changes in the last 5 weeks and have lost 10lbs, steadily 2lbs a week. I know that this may slow down or stall at some point but I just want some constructive feedback on...

natalietatiana‎, 07-18-2016 04:38 PM
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is age 15 a bad age to start

yo i am 15 and and like to lift weight and i just wanted to know is 15 to soon to start

big ham‎, 02-01-2006 11:58 AM
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2016 WNBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique

Delbert and LaDawn Hickman will once again bring the 9th Annual WNBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique Championships to the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton Ohio on Saturday, 23 July 2016! ​8 World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) professional cards will...

delberthickman‎, 12-05-2015 09:48 AM
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Posing for Men's Physique

Hey guys, With Men's Physique being a relatively young category, some of you may still have questions regarding posing. This is my second year as a Pro with the INBA/PNBA and some of the things that I've learned this year are: Practice, practice, practice...I don't know if practicing your...

wontonbomb‎, 12-04-2015 03:58 PM
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Going from Amateur to Pro

Going from #amateur to #pro, I wouldn't say I did anything extremely different...I did understand that I would need additional help in the area of #nutrition and needed to start tracking what I was doing with my food. By having a #licensed #sportsnutritionist from @trisystem_nutrition, I was able...

wontonbomb‎, 07-19-2016 03:52 PM
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Posing Like a Pro by Lee Labrada for Classic Physique and Bodybuilding

Guys! I wanted to alert you that Lee Labrada made a free video series called Posing Like a Pro. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/posing-like-a-pro-with-lee-labrada The biggest issue in the first few NPC Classic Physique competitions has been the posing has not been good. If you are considering...

soccerdad5‎, 02-16-2016 08:39 AM
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Where is the best place to put savings? Bank?

I want to start saving money. Are there any advantages to putting them somewhere? If so where, be precise. If you say a bank, which one, what account type. Or what to inest in and how to make it snowball.

ChrisMisc‎, 07-19-2016 10:42 AM
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Unhappy The mental mindf***of being a competitor!

Not sure if this is right section to post in, if not I apologize. I just wanted some advice or see if anyone has ever been in similar mindset. I'm 23 and for past 5 years I have competed at least 1-2 times each year, each year dieting for 20 weeks or more. So in the middle of prep this year I...

jeffjevnikar‎, 06-20-2016 05:21 AM
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Advice on my training program for first physique competition in 8 months

So I have been lifting for about 2.5 years hardcore dedicated. Before that I was obese at 250lbs at 5'8 and only lifted for football in high school. I am currently sitting at 162lbs and about 7-8% bodyfat. If you need to see what I currently look like my bodyspace profile has several pictures of me...

csimons53‎, 07-18-2016 11:09 AM
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Why UFE is Right for Natural Competitors

While IFBB related organizations have their "natural" streams, UFE is an organization dedicated to NATURAL competitors. Our PRO level features natural competitors and we're giving natural competitors opportunities in the industry and cash prizes that continue to grow at our PRO level. Here are...

UFE‎, 07-06-2016 05:47 PM
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Exclamation Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) VS Bro Diet for competitors opinions?

Are you a competitor who uses flexible dieting as well as reverse dieting when coming off of show prep or are you a competitor who uses the bro diet year round which typically does not reverse diet after a show, but bulks instead before cutting again. Just curious :)

hayleyanne‎, 07-12-2016 09:42 PM
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3 month FREE coaching offered..

Hi Guys/Gals, Looking for 3 people to take on for online prep coaching. I am a CFT through ISSA, and a Master Trainer through the NFPT. Looking to offer my services to anyone looking to get started in this awesome way of life. All I ask in return is that you give this 110% and work your tail...

Epiq‎, 07-16-2016 09:08 PM
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Return to the stage.

Well itís been 4 years since my last competition. I competed in the 2012 Maritime Bodies (2nd) and 2012 NSABBA (5th). I am currently deployed overseaís for 6 months and thought it could be a great time to try to get back into it. The East Coast Classic is in the first week of November I believe...

FlexingCardio‎, 06-19-2016 11:18 PM
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Petition for Sensuality to be mod repped into oblivion if.........

She posts screenshots from pathetic white knight members on this forum sending her messages trying to hook up with her. It's no wonder why she makes threads like the one she just made and you brags have the nerve to call her out on it. I guarantee you from her latest bikini post she 's received...

MikesApartment‎, 07-13-2016 08:04 PM
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Petition for Sensuality to be mod repped into oblivion if.........

She posts screenshots from pathetic white knight members on this forum sending her messages trying to hook up with her. It's no wonder why she makes threads like the one she just made and you brags have the nerve to call her out on it. I guarantee you from her latest bikini post she 's received...

MikesApartment‎, 07-13-2016 07:46 PM
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Smile Where in the world do I find a bikini prep coach??

I am planning on doing my first show in April/May :) I live in Long Beach CA and would like to find someone in my city. I cannot seem to find anyone! I just keep finding personal trainers but I would like someone who knows what they are doing or competed before. Is there a thread to find...

DropthatBass‎, 11-19-2012 05:55 PM
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Exclamation How important is reverse dieting after a 12 week diet for a first time competitor?

Do you think it's important to slowly increase macros week by week although it could be only someone coming off a 3 month calorie deficit since most likely there isn't much metabolic damage even done? Do you think it's more important to just focus on growing/putting healthy weight back on post show...

hayleyanne‎, 07-13-2016 08:50 AM
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