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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: 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: 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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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: 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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Post competition diet and cravings

Hello all! I am almost 3 weeks post comp from a Mens Physique show. Post comp i let myself binge for about 3 days then I started to hit the grind again, going into somewhat of a reverse bulk. I got on stage at about 147-148 at about 5-6% bodyfat and now my weight has rebounded to around 153-154....

chrissypoo13‎, Today 08:25 PM
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Unhappy How to manage phychological status after competition??

Hi guys....I had very little experience doing competition, actually the last show(Saturday) was my 3ļrd time on stage only...However, I noticed an increased state of panic after show... Before competition, I was thinking in take 15 days off, both training and diet once the competition ended..So i...

CMLuongo‎, 08-23-2016 05:53 AM
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Red face 11 days out of first show

I feel I am not lean enough. I don't want to be that girl on stage. I've been prepping for 16 weeks I weigh 138 lbs at 5'5. It won't hurt my feelings to tell me I'm not ready. Oh and my bikini is too big I'm getting it fixed I really want to get jacked that is my goal. I hear everyone who is jacked...

thehrex13‎, Today 02:45 PM
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Virginia "coach" ....Dan Lipford (FormerDean1)

Does anyone know if FormerDean1 is Dan Lipford? I'm from the Richmond area and trying to get in touch. Thanks

Richmond1995‎, 08-28-2016 03:44 PM
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Angry My Journey to Stage! (w/pics)

Hello, I very recently made the commitment to compete in a npc men's physique show. The show serves as a qualifier and features ifbb as well. I've done 1 show in the past though it was not more then a painful learning experience. I had mc donalds the week leading up and I did not even have a...

victorydana‎, 08-28-2016 06:41 AM
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Question NPC bikini 5 weeks out... Am I Ready?

First bikini competition and I'm 5 weeks out! Super excited and yet, super nervous about whether I'll be ready or not. I'd love some totally honest opinions or constructive criticism. I know it's my first show but I don't do anything without the intention of winning. I know I can only do the best I...

natalietatiana‎, 08-28-2016 07:30 PM
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ORLANDO: Looking for bikini competition prep coach

I'm based in ORLANDO, FL and am looking into doing my first bikini competition in July, but I don't want to go for my first one without a coach. I know there's a lot of online options but I'd really rather have someone that I can touch base with face-to-face once or twice a month during the prep...

kbloomer‎, 01-31-2014 09:12 AM
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Searching for a Coach in North Utah

Looking to compete next summer, probably in NPC Men's Physique. I live in Park City, UT, in the summers, I'm hoping to find an educated coach in the area who can work with me on posing, programming, and all things prep. Searched around and didn't see anything like this, but a "Coach Finder" would...

CMBing‎, 08-28-2016 10:07 PM
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Thinking about doing my first show

I'm thinking about doing my first show at the end of October. Firstly do I have enough mass to be competitive? And do you think I would be able to get into competitive contest shape in 10 weeks? I am 6'2 215 at the moment Im also looking for a body fat estimate. Thanks in advance Relaxed ...

Postmanmatt‎, 08-11-2016 08:32 PM
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Thinking of doing Men's Physique

Hey what's up everyone. Have been thinking of doing a Men's Physique show for the past year or so. I always have people who tell me to do a show but I'm hesitant to jump the gun. For me I think I need to gain overall size a bit more, but would like to hear of your guy's opinions. Sorry the picture...

KA78_69‎, 08-27-2016 04:45 AM
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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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Back To Back Physique Events (pics)

I am preparing for a men's physique (Jerai Classic)event thats happening on 22nd october in my city. The event is good in repute and I have a decent chance of placing well as its a state level event . Now, there is another bigger event (Sheru Classic)that I have recently been made aware of...

shahabkalim‎, 08-25-2016 02:09 PM
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Post Mens Classic Physique New Posing

Hello all I attended a OPA (IFBB affiliate) workshop with IFBB pro Mindi O'Brien and the entire judging panel. If you want to learn the difference in this new class checkout my blog at!blog/jqupz Mandatorys and relaxed poses are done differently than...

NaturalproMJG‎, 02-21-2016 06:21 PM
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Guess my bodyfat percentage

Hey, I am 5 weeks out for my first ever competition. I was wondering what is my bodyfat percentage right now and wanted to know if it is possible to go down to 7% in 5 weeks. First 2 pictures are unflexed. The other 2 are flexed. Thank you.

alirezakhatami9‎, 08-24-2016 08:59 PM
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Thumbs up My Transformation Adventure

I am going to start a little journal of my journey. I have been following this amazing lady on here named Lyss. She was talking about the amazing amount of weight she had lost and she was doing body building competitions. Last year I was recovering from major surgery. I recovered and just...

kathytnt‎, 08-12-2016 02:55 PM
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5 weeks out from first show ever (Junior Physique)(Pics)(34k Reps)

Hey, so I'm cutting and thought I might as well do it the best I can and enter a competition. I pretty much decided last minute to compete, I'm 5 weeks out atm and honestly I really don't care even if I finish last, I just like to challenge myself and this gives me motivation to push hard in...

UkChris93‎, 08-05-2016 02:20 PM
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how to show

Hey guys some days when i wake up, i just find my body looking nice, lean, muscles full, veins visible, on the other hand, some days i just feel my body kind of slabby.... does this ever happen to any one of you? its summer time, and iam travelling to the beach in four days and i want to show...

flexbro3‎, 08-22-2016 10:02 AM
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How low/high should your hands be when doing lat spread?

I always have trouble finding the best position to execute the lat spread properly. I like to not only spread my lats but also try and and flex them (idk if its necessary though). Whats the hand placement for those with higher lats and those with lower lats? Thanks.

WutangFlex732‎, 08-21-2016 08:10 PM
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PEAK WEEK on KETO? [35K+ for help]

So exactly 4 weeks from my first competition, it's gonna be a physique competition, on a Sunday. Anyway, my prep has basically been keto with a huge carb up every Sunday I'm not sure how to approach peak week though in terms of carbs...Obviously can't carb up on the Sunday . Was thinking...

UkChris93‎, 08-14-2016 11:46 AM
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Unhappy Appendix scar and competition?

Does an appendix scar affect to your "mark" on a bodybuilding/men's physique contest? Will a tattoo on that place aggravate it?

GrishaER‎, 08-20-2016 10:17 AM
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CKD and IF.

I am going to try a CKD but use IF for the timing aspect. Have any of you guys tried this or what are your thoughts?

titan999‎, 08-11-2016 10:28 AM
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Question bikini competition preparation without coach

Hi guys, I have a question if its possible prepare for bikini competition without coach? maybe anyone done this before...please any tips and advice.. thank you Im 42 female and I'm 5'3 with 134lb I try stay focus on diet sprint night time GYM for lifting and morning boot-camp (plan upfront...

oklady‎, 08-10-2016 01:47 PM
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6 weeks out and looking for another set of eyes

Well, I'm in the home stretch right now. Woke up this morning the heaviest I've been in 3 weeks but feeling relatively confident about everything except my lower abs. Other than 1 other competitor I talked to while suit shopping the other day, I only have myself and my coach's feedback. So, how...

aquamarine84‎, 08-14-2016 04:10 PM
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First time competitor

Hello all! I'm looking forward to my first figure competition in Nov 2016. Any recommendations for a local posing coach here in the Treasure Valley?

fitadel28‎, 08-15-2016 04:07 PM
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First comp 😁😁

Well I posted this in another section but don't use this forum much and realised it would be better here and probably get better responses rather than hate for absolutely no reason 😂 That's the link don't know how to make it work 😂...

LAMuscleSwag‎, 08-15-2016 12:49 PM
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