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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 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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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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First evern competition soon - Tanning Question

I have my first show coming up soon. I will be traveling on a Friday to the show which will take place Saturday afternoon. I have a friend that owns a tanning salon in my hometown (though I know nothing about tanning myself) I have planned to get my spray tan Thursday morning, after my last...

ethanlewis1253‎, 04-27-2016 03:20 PM
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Red face Where to start for NPC bikini competition... Do I need a coach?

I am looking to start competing in bikini competitions. My circle of friends are successful personal trainers, but none with bikini competition experience. I was wondering if joining one of the teams online (Team Bombshell, etc) would be worth it... Or an online coach? Or maybe a coach in my area?...

AmyMaria‎, 10-08-2013 08:06 PM
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Does this look legit

Muscletech nitrotech ,Details are different from what bb.com store says for example the serving size and servings

nadir92‎, 05-01-2016 11:57 AM
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My bro's girlfriend just said I don't want to clean

So I'm in college and living with my older brother and his GF and she said she doesn't want to clean up for me even after my brother but she has to for me more. What to do?

Dizson‎, 04-19-2016 03:37 AM
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Flat Vs Peak - Comparison Photos?

Can someone post comparison photos of what flat vs peaking looks like on the same physique?

ANIMALISTIKZ‎, 04-24-2016 06:18 AM
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Anybody have some Pre contest prep vs end of prep photos??

I started my prep at 208 and 14 weeks out. I am currently 7 weeks out and at 184. estimating that I'm still at 10% bf Just hoping to see some photos to see that I'm going to be ready in time.

ethanlewis1253‎, 04-29-2016 11:55 AM
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How much weight can cut 1 hour

I have a fight tomorow. I'm still 6lbs over this morning. I can either weigh in tonight or tomorow afternoon. I'd like to weigh in tonight so I can refuel. I'm 271 this morning so I think I'll float off 1.5 pounds by the time I get off work (5pm). Weigh ins are at 8. I have a sweating disorder...

IAmTheWalrus90‎, 04-29-2016 07:17 AM
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Spray tanning

I’ve signed up a full tanning package for my next show, the day before the show and on site tanning show day. Following the sign up, I recieved a confirmation mail with a lot of instructions and tips leading up to the day, and a few words on the tanning proecess itself. Well…it states: "Women...

lukkyguy‎, 04-16-2016 11:42 AM
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Open vs Novice

Hello everyone! Last year I competed in True Novice and Open and came in fourth in True Novice and third in Open...but there were only 3 people in my open class. This year I am doing the same competition and only wanted to do either Novice or Open. My dilemma is if I should do Open again because...

bodybybiff‎, 04-27-2016 09:39 AM
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Peak Week on Keto

Hello everyone. I'm looking for opinions on how to approach peak week while utilizing a keto diet. This is my first contest prep, and I'm trying to gather as much information as I can, and have gained quite a bit of useful information in my journey this year. Still have quite a bit to learn...

spanishricer‎, 08-07-2012 10:25 AM
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Question Jan tana one touch sprayer? ???

Has anyone tried this yet? Just wondering if it sprays evenly or sputters. .....?

amyfit‎, 04-25-2016 05:50 AM
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Spray Tanning in Dallas for Europa Games?

***COMPETITION SPRAY TAN SPECIALS FOR EUROPA GAMES IN DALLAS*** Don't get caught with a terrible spray tan or worse no tan at all! Let us come to you! Spray on Sun specializes in competition spray tans and we have a few spots left for the Europa Games in Dallas on June 17-18. Our Tans are $55...

sprayonsun‎, 04-27-2016 10:32 AM
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7 years drug free

I started bodybuilding for 2 years and recently want to attend a nature bodybuilding contest. The requirement is 7 years drug free. I have not taken any illegal drug so far, but how can I show that? I have never taken any drug test before.

SunnySnow‎, 04-25-2016 10:57 AM
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diet for contest, headaches, sleep and AINES.

Hello guys. I think i dont post on this boards since 2008 or so... but anyways... here's the situation... oh.. please, forgive me if my english is not good, since its not my native language. 1) Every time i diet for a show i get terrible headaches... these are so strong, i cant train or do...

hjdanzi‎, 04-26-2016 02:13 PM
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You know you are on a precontest diet when...

You spend 10 minutes searching for the phone you are holding in your hands. You have the spice cabinet of a professional chef. You own every flavor of Crystal Light. You find yourself wandering the grocery store for hours trying to find a miracle chocolate that has no carbs, calories, or...

Cnstnce‎, 05-02-2010 10:53 PM
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First Physique Contest

Simple question here, I'm currently just under 10 weeks out from a Physique competition and I'd like some opinions as to how I'm looking at this moment in time. I've got a coach and we're progressing quite well. How many kgs or lbs do you guys think I need to lose to be stage ready just judging by...

Izzmar‎, 04-25-2016 07:29 AM
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Bikini or figure? Obviously have a lot of work to do.

Hello everyone. Do you think my body is better suited for bikini or figure? Obviously competition wouldn't be for a year or more. Thanks so much for looking! :)

cellonurse25‎, 04-23-2016 03:06 AM
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Question Do I really need a coach?

Is it really necessary to hire a coach for a first time figure prep? It seems like there is such a wealth of free knowledge/advice you can find online on sites such as this one, and I don't know that spending $200-$300 extra a month for a coach is reasonable. I know everything is really trial and...

918101‎, 04-20-2016 11:58 AM
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Cool Get motivated with posing for the Arts and compete as Art model?

I used to train in the Gym and also pose for Life Drawing classes and found that i would want to look my best and did go back to the Gym a lot. Now this could happen again but would rather not do that alone. I organize fun drawing sessions where i teach how to draw but where no money is involved...

smitone‎, 04-22-2016 10:53 AM
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Smile first comp mp /nervous

Hello! Im doing my first competition in mens physique the 18th june, i've seen my competition and they seem pretty ready for the competition already, i feel as if im not gonna reach my goal as being shredded on comp day. It's basiclly 2months 6 Days, is this is enough time to get shredded for...

firstcompevermp‎, 04-12-2016 09:22 AM
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Unhappy bodybuilding contest prep and carbohydrate intake.

i have a few questions about bodybuilding contest prep and carbohydrate intake. I am preping for a bodybuilding contest, my workout is like the double split (AM/PM workout) am is my compound movements and pm is my isolation movements (low or high volume doesn't matter). When i wake up,...

HKR10‎, 04-15-2016 02:38 AM
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Smile Help with bikini competition associations!!

Hello!! I recently decided I want to do a bikini comp and I've narrowed it down to either competing in the wbff or fitness America/musclemania. I'm having trouble finding anyone who can explain to me what the difference in appearance is between the two. I know fitness America you shouldn't be as...

Laurenharding‎, 04-21-2016 09:45 AM
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Smile Questions from a beginner, how to begin physique contest prep.

Hello all. This is my first post to this forum as I order from bodybuilding.com alot but have never done much on the community, so here goes. I am not new to fitness as I have always played sports, lifted weights and ran. I am a 29 year old guy and I am currently interested into getting into...

murrayfan97m‎, 04-20-2016 06:17 PM
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Who have tried Reishi before?

Should I buy this at Tesco? I've only read good things about it and I know that RSDtyler takes it and hrlps with game. http://imgur.com/AMzvN7P

Dizson‎, 04-21-2016 03:45 AM
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Unhappy Binging

A little background: Im on my first contest prep and i am 1month in on thursday (4/14) and 27 weeks out this week. Things were going ok but i have a history prior to this with binging. I thought i cluld handle a prep, maybe i still can, idk. Im 4'11, 24, sayurday morning i was 121 and then went on...

Emilinatalie‎, 04-12-2016 12:15 PM
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