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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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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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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Posing Routines - Gerry Triano

Posing Practice Drill (Based on Men’s 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: UFE PRO Show - November 9th, 2013

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UFE‎, 09-04-2013 08:31 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: 2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally

2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Spokesmodel Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally hSlIOfkhpUs Click for printable coupon!

HackSquat Heather‎, 01-03-2013 03:37 PM
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Aesthetic Training VS Bodybuilding

Hey everyone, not sure if Im posting this in the right section or not but if I am, Im sorry. I am interesting in doing my first show come spring 2014. I have decided that I am going to do a Mens Physique for my first show. I am hiring a trainer/coach for this who I will be getting my...

Pety-Pipper‎, 12-15-2013 06:44 PM
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is that last 1-2% worth it? (berto reference)

hey guys, i had some free time so i started questioning some things.. why do we strive to be so lean for shows? now the answer appears obvious... but look a little deeper everyone knows Berto looked insane for his last show, anyone that follows him on instagram knows that his progress...

tumtum‎, 08-14-2014 12:54 PM
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Should I pull the plug on first show

So I've been thinking of not even bothering trying to do a physique show now I've maxed out my cardio and even lowered calories furthur to 1700 hitting 40 mins of cardio 6 days a week I am 9 weeks out from the show and during my refeed this Saturday which I ate 2800 cals my weight fluctuated...

Newhardbegining‎, Yesterday 10:02 PM
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Progress Pic 12 weeks out

So I am 12 weeks out from my first amateur physique show. I am currently 225 pounds. Any input would be great.

einstein197‎, Yesterday 09:19 PM
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I did it!!!

Yesterday I won the IFBB North American Championships Women's Physique Open. Overall was not something I expected, I went into this show just wanting to bring the best package I could and make the first callout at my first National event. The stars aligned and I walked away with the Pro Card I...

PitBullPretty‎, 08-31-2014 09:50 AM
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Bikini Competition Shoe Requirements (first time competitor)

I am entering my first competition come December and I was curious about heel requirements. My trainer who has been in the business for years says that I should just wear normal heels I already have (I have nude heels and nude with rhinestones, but the ones I have are sky high). I have been looking...

mksonia‎, Yesterday 06:59 AM
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Planning on competing in figure and have some questions.

I've had the competition bug for years now and now that I am done having kids and not breast feeding anybody (7 years of child rearing and breast feeding takes a lot of work, PHEW, i'm EXHAUSTED, lol), I want to focus on competing. I plan on competing in Figure, I am far off from that, muscularity...

TorreTornado‎, 08-30-2014 08:50 AM
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ITT: Natty Inspiration

We all work our asses off around here, and most of us strive to one day earn one of those coveted natural pro cards. So, for anyone that might be struggling out there and needing a little motivation...let's post up our most inspirational pics of natural pro or amateur bodybuilders. On stage or...

bwelch1985‎, 06-23-2011 01:51 PM
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Lets all share out 3 best contest prep tips!

After doing my first show and now prepping for British finals in 3 weeks ive been doing a lot of self evaluation for what im going to do next competitive season, be awesome if everyone could share there's so we all can benefit 1) Dont diet to early. -This year i started prepping 24 weeks out,...

Cookezilla‎, 08-31-2014 01:22 AM
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First show (50 weeks out)

Hi everyone, Thought I'd post this here since it is about contest preparation. I'm currently 50 weeks out from my first natural show, currently sitting at 10.2% bf 160.8lbs. I've been cutting this year and lost around 20% fat and 25lbs, I am going on holiday tomorrow and I plan to pig out as...

Jordh7190‎, 08-28-2014 05:57 AM
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is it ok to wear ordinary at bodybuilding competition

I mean is it ok to wear ordinary underwear The posers I bought reveals too much glutes and my bodyfat is only 10% ish so my glutes are not lean enough lol Its a novice under 80 kg unofficial bodybuilding competition hosted by a gym

vengefulxtrojan‎, 08-29-2014 06:43 PM
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Molixxs‎, 08-29-2014 06:27 PM
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Bodybuilding Motivation with 220lb Natural Bodybuilding Ray Clark

lLNNR5Uhpzk My client and friend Ray Clark talks about his motivation. This awesome video was put together by a friend of Ray's and I am so impressed with it I am going to be using him for many video projects in the future. Any feedback is appreciated.

fltallpaul‎, 08-19-2014 07:29 AM
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12 weeks out starting Monday

Hey guys I signed up for a contest day after Halloween and I will be 12 weeks out starting Monday I currently cut from 192-170 now eating at 1,800 cals. I kept gradually cutting them until 1,800. Well I took 3 days off from cutting in hopes to being my metabolism up somewhat basically having what I...

Newhardbegining‎, 08-09-2014 11:08 PM
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Possible to mess up metabolism by over eating post contest?

I know this isnt contest prep stuff but I figured there'd be many more people here with contest experience than nutrition section. Is it possible to mess up, meaning like slow down your metabolism post contest by just eating too much? I'm a pretty big guy, currently weighing 208-210 at 5'10" and...

MG5‎, 08-28-2014 01:58 AM
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contest prep for college students?

This is my freshman year of college and I'm going to compete next year in late march. I go to slippery rock university and there's a big bodybuilding show they have every year, but that is neither here nor there. My question is how do you collegiate bodybuilders track your macros extremely...

heavysixer77‎, 08-27-2014 05:10 PM
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Feeling weak!

Hey! So, I am two weeks out. I know we weaker near the end of prep. However, I have tanked the last couple of workouts... I dropped like 40 pounds on my bench in a week.... Do you guys get this too? My main concern is keeping the weights as heavy as possible to maximize muscle retention. So,...

Wolfman1265‎, 08-23-2014 05:07 AM
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Trainer/ Coach Advice Central NJ

Hi All!! Does anyone know of any trainers/coaches in the central NJ area? I am looking to get serious and hopefully do a show, however since I am a beginner, I would rather work with someone in person!! Thanks!!! :)

jacrokal‎, 08-17-2014 05:07 PM
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Figure/bikini coach in Philly?

Hi everyone! I am an aspirin figure/bikini competitor in the philadelphia area. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good trainer in Philly? I see a lot of people use an online coach, but because I am totally new to this I would love to have a coach/mentor in person. Thanks!

maggiemcauley27‎, 08-13-2014 05:16 AM
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Looking for a bikini competition coach in San Diego

I would like to find someone who is local and has experience in coaching for bikini competitions! Any recommendations would be great!!

223fitgirl‎, 08-23-2014 09:27 AM
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I know this has been asked too many times...but why do most contest prep athletes....

Eat 5-7 meals a day? I talked to several old school bodybuilders in my gym and they've always been eating meals every 2.5-3 hrs. Does it come down to genetics? Some people can lose fat easily..some can't gain muscle no matter what. I've looked at several contest prep logs and most people...

SherOfPunjab‎, 08-17-2014 01:59 PM
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Jason Bothwell 9 days out from North Americas Trains Chest

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SYMI‎, 08-22-2014 08:28 PM
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When to compete

I am definitely going to compete some point in the next couple of years but I am not too sure when to go for it. First some basic stats: 5'11 88kg 16% - Goal, bodybuilding and competing (British finals one day) The coach at my gym thinks that I should diet down to contest shape for christmas...

Jamie7991‎, 08-19-2014 02:34 PM
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body shaving

I have a question about body shaving. After having busted my a** in the gym and getting the definition I wanted, I decided to shave my legs, thighs, and arms--really the only hairy visible parts on my body. I developed these good sized, sort of pimple things from that, that I thought were ingrown...

SuperHokie‎, 08-25-2003 03:32 PM
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help with macros changes

Hello. Im currently 10 weeks out from my figure show and I am coaching myself this time around. little backround : my first show I had a contest prep coach and leaned out OKAY for my show based off of the diet/exercise plan she gave me i didnt place very well and personally I feel I needed more...

connorsmama‎, 08-11-2014 08:02 AM
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