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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: My comprehensive pre contest article

12,000 words... took me almost a month to write http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/layne36.htm

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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

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 03:37 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQS

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...

Emma-Leigh‎, 03-08-2011 01:30 PM
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Anyone Stopped Competing?

Anyone use to compete but then just stopped? Just asked yourself if it was worth it? I'm currently 9-10 weeks out from a national level show and I was really excited, and now I'm just questioning myself whether I should even still compete. It's in the NPC by the way. The way I was looking at it was...

MG5‎, Today 05:53 AM
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stubbee21‎, 04-08-2014 06:16 AM
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Do i continue prep or pull the plugs?!

this is/was going to be my first bodybuilding show. it was my goal to compete in the light-heavy weight class. i am very familiar with dieting from other sports from years ago. however, i did not give myself enough time to execute my dieting this time i think. currently i am 214lbs. and 5'7....

joejoe913‎, 04-15-2014 10:37 PM
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Question Totally Lost and Confused--ANY Advice??

So, I was going to do a bikini competition in July but I work about 65 hours a week. I have been working my butt off and have lost about 12lbs and 15% body fat since January 2nd. Now I'm at a total loss. I don't know if I should compete this season, at all. Do bikini. Bulk up for the rest of...

admarkus‎, Today 04:03 AM
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5 weeks out pic

What yous think guys for my first 'physique' show? It's a natural amateur event. Should i be more shredded at this stage? or am i simply holding onto too much water? cheers

ekpt‎, Today 01:57 AM
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Exclamation URGENT PLEASE READ- Tanning

Just called the tanning place to schedule my tan for my show which is May 3rd. However, I am serverly allergic to all peanuts, tree nuts, etc. Problem is that many of the tanning products have these? Does anyone know of DIY spray or rub on tanning products that are peanut and nut free?

hunterpauley‎, 04-21-2014 11:37 AM
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How do they pass drug test on natural bodybuilding competitions?!

Ok, so I am natural bodybuilder who compete from time to time only on natural competitions. As you know every single time there are couple guys that you know for sure they are not natural, and one of them always win overall and gets the pro card. My question is how do they pass the drug test...

markocekic‎, 12-17-2013 09:38 AM
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Bikini or Figure?

I am currently preparing to do my first competition in August. I am planning to do a 14 week cutting cycle starting on May 3rd. The problem is, I don't know which class to enter into. I am 5'6 currently weighing in at 135 pounds with about a week left during my bulking phase, and I am currently...

caitlynbolda‎, 04-20-2014 02:58 PM
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first npc competition

Hi guys, I have been lifting about 6 months, and am finally ready to begin prepping for my first comp, the only problem is I don't know how many weeks I should prep for. I am 5'4 123 lbs, and I am going to attach a front and side view of my current physique. Any advice on a timetable would be...

Missdelilah4040‎, 04-21-2014 05:55 PM
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1st place open and overall! OCB Spring Naturals, contest pics

Hey guys, Just wanted to post a few pics from my comp yesterday. Was a awesome time and I learned a lot. I ended up winning the Mens Bodybuilding Open as well as the Overall! This is my second show, I did my own prep. Felt like I brought the best package I possibly could have. Let me know...

soleution‎, 04-20-2014 07:29 PM
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5 days out from physique competition.

So I wasn't originally going to post anything about this competition but I figured why not? I'm currently 5 days out from my next physique show. I've been prepping for about 15 weeks and to be honest its been the roughest 15 weeks of my life. Being a full time student and living far off campus...

kime11‎, 04-21-2014 06:30 PM
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Carb Cycling

I've heard of a lot of people doing carb cycling during their competition prep, I've always been a bit skeptical about it but have recently been considering trying it this year both as something new and also in hopes of maybe making some significant improvements. After doing some research I'm...

mlit‎, 04-17-2014 05:43 AM
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Can I compete?

I fancy competing in bodybuilding but I have a problem with my stomach area after having children. I have an overhang and very loose skin and I've got a feeling I won't be able to because of it. Here are some pictures. Honest opinions please, thanks

poshbird‎, 04-20-2014 12:10 AM
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Keeping Muscles Full While Dieting

So every time I prep for a show I seem to have trouble keeping my muscles looking full and tight. Always been something I've had trouble with but I get better and better at keeping my fullness every time I cut. Even when I met up with a modeling agency and they just evaluated my physique the first...

MG5‎, 04-17-2014 04:03 PM
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help with my diet/cardio 10 weeks 5 days out

Ok here is my problem. I am 198.5 right now body fat is probably 10% I am 23 6foot been training 4 years and some months now.journey began at 340+ lbs at 18. Lost down to 170 and started lifting weights and dropped cardio.where I am now: started a cut about three plus months ago.slowly dropped...

brobody‎, 04-21-2014 06:10 AM
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Body fat estimations? Surely this is under 4%?

This is an old pic from some time ago, I was a lot smaller then but this was me at my most shredded ever. Any estimations on my body fat percentage?

JOSEF RAKICH‎, 02-27-2014 11:46 PM
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DFAC Southeast Natural - May 24, 2014 - Orlando, Florida

The pros are coming!!! 6th Annual Southeast Natural in Altamonte Springs, Florida now sanctioned by DFAC Pro-qualifier in all divisions: bodybuilding/physique, figure, athletic, bikini Winners also qualify to compete for Team USA at the World Championships on Nov 1st in Miami! Pro Men's...

Nicole Weeks‎, 01-03-2014 01:53 PM
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Is my coach wrong? Physique Diet

Long story short, one of my sponsors got me a coach. Normally, I do high fat, high protein and moderate carbs. He has wrote me a diet (14 weeks out) that consists of basically little fat (zero from nuts or egg yolks which I find weird. Fats only from the food/shake) 275 carbs 220 grams...

wonderboyWR‎, 04-16-2014 08:33 AM
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how important is your support group?

to clarify, how does the support you have or don't have affect your training or prep? Or fitness journey in general? I've got a lot of work to be done to be ready for a comp, and I know that. I've kicked it off at the start of the year pretty well. i was eating well, and I was training hard,...

alohaFITMAMA‎, 04-20-2014 10:18 PM
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Looking for a bodybuilding COACH washington

Looking for someone north of Seattle. If anyone knows anybody it would be greatly appreciated.

vanplastic‎, 04-17-2014 07:33 PM
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Quest bars on contest prep? Yay? Nay?

Anybody munch on these badboys during their prep? I've heard mixed opinions. Some say no, its processed food.. definitely needs to be avoided. Other people I've heard keep them in until 4 weeks out, or when they pull their artificial sweeteners. A friend of mine who's doing my prep diet isn't a big...

smokey7703‎, 01-15-2014 07:59 PM
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Ukbff bikini 2014

Hey! In May I will be competingin my first comp in the Bikini class with UKBFF! I wondered if anyone is competing this year? Where? When? Est!

lucygjames‎, 01-08-2014 08:40 AM
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Refeeds...cant stop eating

Usually my refeeds are controlled, double carbs....calories up to maintence maybe a bit over. 6 weeks to show and tonight i havent stopped eating chocolate and biscuits ontop of my rice refeed gggrrrrr uncontrolable urge So much for staying mentally strong lol

ekpt‎, 04-19-2014 03:02 PM
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Coming up on 4 weeks out

Things seem to be tightening up nicely. Just need those glutes, hams, and arms to come in and we should be golden. Always love constructive criticism so feel free to post up!

bigd54‎, 04-19-2014 09:44 AM
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thinking about competing- 15 years old

not too sure if this is the right section to ask, but ill post anyway. So in June of 2013, i was 5'7 113lb of unbridled mayhem. Fast forward to February of this Year i was 5'9 198lb. Now I'm thinking that if i cut to maybe 160'ish i could be sub 10% Bf. ill let you guys be the judge of...

ElevatedVaal‎, 04-18-2014 12:43 AM
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