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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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...

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masanch6‎, Yesterday 07:32 AM
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What are Deanna Price's and Amanda Bingson's ancestries ?

Does they looks wholly or partly native American and/or slavic ? I mean the American female hammer throwers

Mnbvcxz20016‎, 06-23-2016 10:17 AM
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Exclamation 3 weeks out and peaked too early! help!

Hey guys. So I'm doing this show in about 3 weeks and I'm already peaked and ready for the show! my coach told me I might not be able to maintain all muscles because I'm getting lean too fast! He said I will replace the fish with more chicken and stakes to hold more muscle! what do you guys thing I...

husalam‎, 06-11-2016 02:35 AM
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Exclamation Saggy skin, -3wks out NPC Bikini

My first show date July 9 for NPC Bikini- I'm having a mental struggle with the amount of loose/sagginess still in my core and legs. Coach swears during taper/depletion everything will shrink wrap and tighten, but honestly, I'm still pinching more than an inch of SKIN (not fat)... And I have...

stevieshut‎, 06-21-2016 12:44 PM
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Red face Peak week question

My posing coach likes me to discontinue all pre workouts, BCAAs during peak week, just water, then add BCAAs back on show day, Sat, in small amounts. Along with the traditional water loading M-W then depleting water through Sat . Some posts I have read ppl continue their pre workouts and all...

kimhix66‎, 06-19-2016 07:04 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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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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what is good for a high school student to deadlift

i way 140lbs. 17 years old. 12th grade high school. around 7 or 8 % bodyfat today i deadlifted 335lbs one rep. i havnt really ever power cleaned hard and im just about top work out hard again to gain mass so i have alot of room for improvement. how does 335 deadlift compare to other high...

getbig62789‎, 02-14-2007 06:58 PM
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Melanotan?

Hi guys, i've been reading a lot online about melanotan and melanotan II. I was wondering if anyone here (who isn't obviously a representative for the companies) had any experiences to share with me. I'm a type I-II skin and i'm only interested in this stuff for the tanning aspect. I'd actually...

user5297‎, 03-18-2007 11:30 PM
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Can I compete ?

I'm natural , 179 lbs and 13% body fat .. Can my shape help me to compete ?

YoussefYoussef‎, 06-16-2016 09:44 PM
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Compete next year or bulk for another 12 months?

Hey guys I competed for the first at the end of April this year and started my offseason in May gaining a little weight and strength every week. I did the junior u23 class (without a coach) at national level. A lot of people at the show said i could do damage on the natural stage and I'm just...

BenStevenson‎, 06-16-2016 08:08 AM
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3 FA Quotes EVERYONE GTFIH!

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley "Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." ~ Aristotle "Without great solitude no serious work is possible." ~ Pablo Picasso Lol at misc cucks Lol...

IemJ‎, 06-13-2016 06:54 PM
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NPC Novice Mens Physique North Carolina - 17 weeks prep

Hey everyone I'm planning on competing in the NC NPC competition coming up in late September of this year. I haven't competed before but I would appreciate any advice. The competition is a few days over 17 weeks away. I would be competing in the under 5'8 class (I'm 5'6.5; yes I'm a manlet lol)...

BoaBite‎, 05-23-2016 10:04 PM
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15 weeks out - comments ?

Hey guys, I am 15 weeks out from my very first show. I will be competing in body fitness which is equivalent of figure. I am 25 yo, 5'5'' , 148 lbs and 16-17% BF (I guess). My meal plan until 12 weeks out is; Breakfast: 2 and half cups oats, 5 egg whites and 1 tbsp peanut butter...

dilara12‎, 06-15-2016 01:47 AM
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Exclamation I want to compete but i'm obese

Growing up, I have always been overweight. Ever since I can remember I have always had man boobs. I guess when I was younger I had boy boobs? Whatever! I told myself I had gynecomastia, i was never diagnosed, just used it as an excuse. Oh and when i say i was young, im talking ten years old with a...

Youngamusic‎, 05-31-2016 10:20 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 06:07 PM
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bf percentage

What bf percentage should you be at to compete? Thanks

Antonio‎, 11-04-2001 01:04 PM
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First Men's Physique Contest

Hi everyone, In September, of this year, I'm going to enter my first ever Men's Physique Bodybuilding competition, and I'd like a bit of help. Here are my stats: Age: 18 Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg Body Fat Percentage: 11%

TwoBacks2‎, 06-12-2016 09:33 AM
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Angry If u don't eat your eggs runny and cheesy fuk u

Srs u are a phagot if u don't make your eggs cheesy and runny

thetrebel‎, 05-24-2016 09:09 AM
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Smile Competing and skin tone/textureÖ Stretch marks, cellulite and thread veins.

Helloo :) Iím new here and Iím wondering if anyone could answer a few questions for meÖ How visible are stretch marks on stage? I recently went to see a show and couldnít see any stretch marks on any of the competitors. Were they all perfect or just managed to conceal their stretch marks really...

GeorginaHoyle‎, 06-07-2016 04:16 PM
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1 week out from comp, extremely busy, need opinion on tanning schedule

Physique/BB competition this saturday. I usually Shave wednesday night and put my first coat of protan on, then another coat thurs night, then last coat friday night Problem is sleep. Im used to getting 4-5 hours a night, but I work til 2am tuesday night, then i work 5am to 2am wednesday, then I...

MillerDecaXC‎, 06-06-2016 05:59 PM
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Getting leaner - 1 month out World Championship

Hello guys! I'm straight 1 month out my second Men's Physique competition and I just started with "serious" diet. I'm 19 years old, 196 cm tall and 102 kg heavy atm. What do you think? Any suggestion? Thanks!

skuby96‎, 06-03-2016 02:06 PM
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First Competition Questions

Background Info: After training for over a year I've decided to compete in a local show. I researched shows online and found the NGA East Coast Classic, which is fairly close by and gives me until early September to prep. This show apparently has both a teen and first-timer category for...

Sjallday‎, 06-02-2016 06:08 PM
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Smile Any recommendations for figure competition trainers/coaches in NJ/PA area?

Looking to enter my first figure comp in November. I'm about 14 weeks out and am starting to gather resources. If anyone has any recommendations for anything - coaches, posing, hair in this area, I would be grateful! Thanks so much! Pyr2

Pyr2‎, 08-09-2013 08:15 PM
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Thumbs up It Works!

Got ahold of this product called it works, I've lost a bit of weight and had excess skin very noticeably .... Tried this product and it has almost completely re tightened my loose skin .... Would this product not work for pre competition body builders for added definition ? Anyone interested...

PrimalInstincts‎, 06-05-2016 06:58 PM
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