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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 04:26 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: Whats the difference between NPC and NPC Natural shows?

or didi I mention it in the title?

stayfit2008‎, 02-20-2009 06:41 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 03:02 PM
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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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What to shave ?

I want to start competing, but first i need to reach 200 lbs then cut. Anyway, i noticed that pretty much all bodybuilders shave their legs. Should i be hair head to toe, or just the waist down ? i've never shaved my legs before, any tips ?

VonHugenmuscles‎, 10-30-2016 10:53 AM
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Update: 3 days out!!!!

I meant to post a lot more progress updates, but I have just been really busy lately with school, work, and this prep. I am officially 3 days out and my weight is currently at 206lbs and I am 6'1 (or 6'2). Will be competing in mens open and novice classic physique. I am 18 years old, this is my...

teenguru88‎, 11-08-2016 04:06 PM
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Advice on my physique for bodybuilding **pics attached**

Hey guys im planning on competing in april next year or sometime after in the Men's Physique category (Novice, under 21s or First timers) Just wondering if anyone had any constructive criticism on my current physique...all comments welcome just looking on ways to improve for the next year :)...

Joecantwell1‎, 11-08-2016 01:12 AM
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how to gain weight for skinny guy?

hello everyone!!! I'm Asian guy 20 years old, I'm currently in police foundation program in college but i'm really skinny 5"9, 56kg. i wonder how to gain weight for person having "SKINNY GENETIC" (my dad skinny).i'm doing martial arts (3 days a week), running (in school training 2 days a week), i...

tony123r‎, 11-26-2016 08:57 PM
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Classic physique or mens physique?!

I'm competing in 4 weeks. My heart is with classic physique but I've been worried about my weight and size. My max weight is 177 for class B in classic and I'm already 154. I've never competed before but have been working extremely hard on my posing and routine. I believe I have an aesthetic...

dyertyler2009‎, 11-14-2016 07:49 AM
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Getting Crispy

Hi everyone, I am a natural bodybuilder that's done 2 small local shows. That being said I have no disrespect to the people on gear, they're willing to do what I am not. Both my competitions went well and I got lean enough, my problem comes with peak weak and how to get extra crispy and dry as a...

RoshDawg08‎, 11-24-2016 05:42 AM
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Competition rebound, anxiety, depression, and TERRIBLE insomnia

Hey guys, I competed in the Hurricane Pro about 9 weeks ago (9/24/2016) and I was very shredded. I was on 18 weeks prep and it was EXTREME! I lost 34 lbs in 18 weeks, I was about 8-9% body fat on stage, about 86 lbs and i'm 5'1. I placed 5th and I was very happy with my placing. A week post show I...

TulaNguyen‎, 11-23-2016 10:39 AM
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Question Competitions without bikinis & high heels?

Hi, I am a noob with a competitive streak. The transformation photos, especially of those who compete, are incredibly inspirational! I'd like to consider entering a competition as a goal down the road. However I'm reluctant because all of the pics I've seen of females on competition stages...

Liljet‎, 11-20-2016 09:09 AM
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New to Men's Physique

Hello, I am wanting to compete next year in June in NPC Mid West USA New Mexico. I want to either compete in Bantamweight or Lightweight. Here is some info about me I am 5'8 and 157lb with body fat percentage between 20-25%. I dont have the best relationship with food I often binge eat. I am...

mikeyv505‎, 11-20-2016 11:48 AM
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19.5 weeks out and 14 weeks postpartum

NPC figure comp, my first figure and only 2nd comp ever, is on april 1st. Currently I am 14 weeks postpartum. I lifted during pregnancy. I had started a slow cut back in september and lost 8lbs in 8 weeks, but all of a sudden last week I gained 3lbs back. I have no idea why or how because I was...

kitpapa‎, 11-16-2016 04:09 PM
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Best Stretch Mark Cream

What is the best cream for stretch marks? I am asking for my wife. Thank You.

SLY‎, 02-22-2004 07:33 PM
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Need help on understanding competitions

Hey guys, so I have a couple of questions that I was hoping some could answer for me on here about competing in the men's physique category. First off, I recently turned 18 and I currently run d3 track in college (100m and 200m). However, bodybuilding is my true passion and I would like to...

wolfsbane859‎, 11-18-2016 11:01 PM
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Question on posing trunk as a teen bodybuilder...

Hey folks, I've been redirected to this forum to talk about this issue I'm having. I want to compete in under-16 categories but the show I'm planning on registering on doesn't take into account swimming trunks. It's basically 1/2 inches, 1/4 inches or Brazilian posing trunk. It makes me feel...

AlphaKyle‎, 11-14-2016 07:41 PM
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Epsom Salt Bath

Benefits of Epsom salt baths? GO!

frannietripp‎, 11-14-2016 06:24 PM
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Perfect peak week

Hello, i would really appreciate your advices , experiences. I am competing in bikini last 2 years and in that time i noticed i always hold extreme amounts of water (usually over 3kgs and mostly in my lower body). I am usually able to cut the water down during peak week with usual deplending water...

Elisis‎, 11-07-2016 01:59 AM
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Smile Post Competition

Hello! So i recently just competed in my very first NPC competition! It was a great experience and after a very healthy 17 week prep I was happy with the very first package I brought to the stage. I wasn't near as lean as some of the other competitors but it was more of a personal achievement than...

frannietripp‎, 10-31-2016 02:48 PM
11-14-2016, 10:49 AM Go to last post
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Men's Physique or Classic physique??

I'm competing in 4 weeks. My heart is with classic physique but I've been worried about my weight and size. My max weight is 177 for class B in classic and I'm already 154. I've never competed before but have been working extremely hard on my posing and routine. I believe I have an aesthetic...

dyertyler2009‎, 11-13-2016 07:32 PM
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TDEE vs "Reverse Dieting"

Could you argue that a reverse diet is similar if not the same as a TDEE when coming off a contest prep? Taking into account your current weight/calorie intake-output and specific goals? Just genuinely curious, thank you!

frannietripp‎, 11-13-2016 09:00 AM
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Training for Men's Physique

Doing my first Men's Physique Show in 14 weeks and wondering if anyone has any advice or tips on training prepping for a comp Eg.Bodypart Splits, Cardio, Train weak Points twice a week? Thanks Guys, Joe

Joecantwell1‎, 11-07-2016 05:57 AM
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Arrow Men's Physique Prep Online Coach Suggestions?

Hey, I plan on doing my first men's physique show in 2017 and am pretty sure I'm gonna get a coach. Wanted to see what suggestions I would get on here so if you know of any good ones or have heard of any good ones then put down their info. Thanks

kevlyo21‎, 11-07-2016 08:28 PM
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NEED QUICK HELP - Water Loading

Hi, I began water water load at the beginning of the week as I have a comp this Saturday and still weighing heavy. today is my final day of 'dehydrating' where I drink nothing but what about foods?? I was going to eat cucumber and tomato's all day although they contain a high watercount. Please can...

Qooshh‎, 11-04-2016 06:15 AM
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Question Hype in online coaching?

I am dying to do a bikini competition next year. Point is, my hometown has one coach for this and I've been contemplating getting an online coach: either Amanda Bucci or Elle Chapleau. But is there just hype in their popularity in YouTube? I cannot do this prep alone because I've gotten my...

StephanieStacks‎, 11-05-2016 09:10 AM
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5 days out from show, low back pain!!

So I'm 5 days out from my first competition (men's physique) and my last back workout seemed to have done a number on my low back. It just feels tight and inflamed, like I can't fully stand up straight. Going into to see my massage therapist today, and I've been icing it down. Might also do some...

jao04c‎, 11-08-2016 03:26 AM
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first competition prep, bound to make mistake: please help!

here is the diet i am following right now 7AM ------------------------------------------------------ banana X 2 -----------wkout--------------- myprotein whey X 1Scoop banana X 2

343guiltyspark‎, 10-02-2016 11:14 AM
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Is it realistic?

can a 23 year old weighing in at 240lbs 32% body fat become a bodybuilder in 3+ years of hard work? Not professional or anything. Or is he past the point of no return?

cavefishx‎, 11-06-2016 06:38 AM
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