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Forum: Contest Preparation

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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 11:09 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 08:39 AM
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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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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 09:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: UFE PRO Show - November 9th, 2013

Ultimate Fitness Events is gearing up for another epic event, featuring the most incredible natural fitness athletes in the industry! At stake is over $75,000 in CASH and prizes which include GUARANTEED sponsorship contracts and GUARANTEED big magazine exposure! This is more that ANY other natural...

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Sticky Thread Sticky: 2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally

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HackSquat Heather‎, 01-03-2013 04:37 PM
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2 weeks out men's physique. How's my bf

I'm 2 weeks out should I try to drop a few more lbs or am I sitting OK? Pic was taken in the evening so holding more water then the am. Thankd

Yobie‎, 11-11-2014 08:42 AM
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Placed 3rd at my competition Saturday!! :-)

2014 IDFA Pro Universe Men's Heavy Weight Division. Brought my best package to date to the stage and very happy with the result..especially given the fact that Erik Alstrup was the first place winner (one of the most decorated natural pros oput there) better pics and videos are coming soon. :-)...

Milone79‎, 11-24-2014 08:45 AM
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125 to 190, now looking to compete. Help?

Same old song and dance, tall and skinny, hardgainer, blah blah, "insert excuses here". Anyway, 7 years ago at 18 years old I graduated high school at 6' 2'', 120lbs. Time goes by, I figure out how to eat and lift, and I'm sitting just under 190. I'm looking to compete in a little less than a...

Yarby‎, 11-21-2014 05:19 PM
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Bikini competition prep

Hi I'm new to all of this but I am hoping to compete to do bikini competition late next year, I have a personal trainer 30minutes once a week but hoping for some additional advice. My Meals consist of Training Days 1. 3 Egg whites one whole 2. Banana and protein shake 3. 100g...

clofinch‎, 11-19-2014 08:24 AM
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Cream of Rice as carb source

Any thoughts or opinions on using cream of rice for a carb up right before a show? Does it work just like regular rice as a quick carb source?

dbarry14‎, 11-06-2014 11:26 AM
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My first show - looking for the next step (plz help)

I am 18.5 weeks away from my first physique show. I have one 1 week left of CoryGregory's 6week Powertrainer. the plan was to get as big/strong as possible before ~12weeks out from the show. It's working, my bench/squat/deadlift are all going up (275/335/455) and I feel strong, I'm going UP...

kcuviello‎, 11-20-2014 09:16 AM
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New to Physique Modeling - Hoping for Training/Diet Advice

Hey everybody, Here is my accelerated athletic/fitness background: I played college football. I was an offensive lineman. I was 6'1'', 285 pounds. Since that time, almost two years ago now, I have cut down to about 215. I never thought I'd see the results I have come to see, but I do have very...

DrJrey13‎, 11-25-2014 08:41 AM
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6 days till first shoot... cutting carbs/water?

Hey guys, I'm 5 days out from my first photo shoot (it's currently Tuesday evening here) and my shoot is on Monday evening. I'll be coming in around 182lbs at 8%. I've been dieting as normal in a caloric deficit up until this point however I'm wondering if it's worthwhile upping then...

SJIL‎, 11-25-2014 04:52 AM
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Carbing up for comp.

I know there's been alot of topics on this, but out of your personal experience, how many grams of carbs do you load with before a show? I know all about carb depletion and tapering off my water intake, but am still not sure about the carb loading. Any help would be great!

tweeter37‎, 10-20-2002 05:36 AM
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Do I really need to cut sweeteners/ diet sodas?

I am doing a bikini show in a little less then two weeks. I am so hooked on diet soda and stevia. Everyone says that I need to cut this stuff now but I need flavor!! I can understand a few days out to cut this to prevent any bloat.. but really 2 weeks out?! I cant understand something now can bloat...

babybunnygurl‎, 11-17-2014 12:15 PM
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Shaving Chest/Stomach

Hi all, I am pretty hairy, but I try to shave my chest/stomach 1-2x a week. However, every time I do, the area just below my belly button, where the waistline of pants typically sit, I end up getting tons of acne/rash right where the pants rub against the freshly shaven skin all day. I've...

caklich‎, 11-16-2014 03:02 PM
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Input on current physique

68 kg (149 lb) @ 12% Looking to compete next year

nooblifter92‎, 11-12-2014 08:46 AM
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newbie that needs help :)

I have no experience competing but I have decided to compete in bikini. Should I get a trainer right now even though i'll be moving in Feb? My husband is deployed at the moment and im in my home town while he's gone. I'll go back when he gets home. Also where the heck do I find competitions to...

ewhitmore‎, 11-23-2014 10:23 PM
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Show prep diet

I am prepping for my first bodybuilding show approaching 4 weeks out, need help with how to adjust my diet goin into final prep to be stage ready! Appreciate any help as to when to cut sodium, water, reduce carbs, etc. Started cut at 229 Current weight 208 7.2% bf as of 10/26 Meal 1: 6 hard...

JamesWebre‎, 11-04-2014 11:53 AM
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Best natural coaches for getting extremely shredded/ looking sickly? (contest prep)

Anyone have an idea of what natural bodybuilding coaches are known for getting their athletes in extremely low levels of bodyfat? Like 3%, lowest possible bodyfat naturally while still maintaining decent muscle mass of course.. I worked with paul revelia last year. He was great. I'm looking to...

SammyJr‎, 02-27-2014 01:39 PM
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Cool first competition

Hey, guys! Wondering if I could get away with using a Speedo as a posing trunk instead of a real posing trunk? Will it make any difference? Lol thanks guys!

rowdynoe‎, 11-03-2014 09:27 PM
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Natural Canadian Bodybuilder Contest Prep [Video Series]

Hey guys! I'm a rookie natural Canadian bodybuilder. I started making a video series of my prep when I was 10 weeks out! I just finished making my video for 6 weeks out, you can check it out here: And check out my youtube channel for previous/future...

WhiteRice‎, 03-03-2012 06:45 PM
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Bodybuilding Coach (Illinois)

Looking to do my first bodybuilding competition and i'm having a difficult time finding bodybuilding coaches and posing classes around the area. I'd like to try and get ready for a competition within a half a year. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

Hawk808230‎, 11-17-2014 11:21 AM
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I took a posing practice video, looking for any critique/advice

Hey guys, like the topic title says I'm looking for any critique and help on my posing. I did an IFPA pro qualifier over the summer and got 2nd, narrowly missing out on a pro card. I talked to the judges after the show and all of them said had my posing been better, I would have been an IFPA pro...

XClassic10‎, 11-08-2014 10:57 AM
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What will I look like?

I'll make this short and concise: I'm 23y.o. 5ft 9in and 253lbs. I'm at about 20%bf and started a six month contest prep last week. I'm stripping all of the bodyfat and then drying out and making sure I dial in properly. I'm curious though-based on the aforementioned stats, will I be considerably...

cyxefrank‎, 11-07-2014 09:46 AM
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Lightbulb 1 week out posing video. Any last minute tips ?

First time competing 1 week out, didnt get as lean as i wanted and still have to pratice a lot on the poses... feeling kinda flat and weak Any major lacking point? im 5'8.5 169 lbs ( Those are not the shorts i will use for the show, just some random shorts ) QTuEqKj3Zl8

brazilian1337‎, 11-13-2014 05:05 PM
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Question Hit macros-calories left? Fiber?

So i have a total calorie goal of 1774 with 24 fat 245 carbs and 145 protein with 50g fiber, some days I hit macros AND calories on point, other days I hit macros and then have like a 60-120 calorie difference (remaining) I've seen this mainly when one day I consume high fiber products (quest,flat...

Jacob130‎, 11-11-2014 12:47 PM
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2 weeks out video

am I gonna make it brehs??? Does anyone even post here anymore? LOL

Milone79‎, 11-13-2014 05:27 AM
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