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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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tattoos and fake tan

does anyone know what tattoos look like after applying all the crap tan? i'm not sure if i should paint over or go around. i don't plan on covering them and i'm worried that they will look muddy, and so worse, if i paint over. any experience here? here's the pic of the one i'm most worried...

shaywelch‎, 05-02-2008 12:30 PM
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Talking Am I ready??

I'm 35 and going to compete in my first show Masters and Novice Bikini. I'm 5'8 and 127 pounds... I have 3.5 weeks left in prep. Just looking for some feedback, thank you!

Foxtrik‎, Today 04:17 AM
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Unhappy 7 weeks out first bikini competition. Cardio questions

Hey so I am 7 weeks out and my coach wants me doing 70 mins of cardio am and 60 mins pm after my strength 5 days a week. I have cellulite on my legs that refuses to let go. I'm really overwhelmed and everything I read says excessive cardio shouldn't be necessary. I'm not sure about my calories bc...

Brit1031‎, 09-26-2016 07:38 AM
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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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Diet and daily condition

Hello everybody , Jay Rodriguez here! I am new to the forum and i would like to start by sharing my diet experience with you guys. I have noticed lately that wen i wake up in the morning my condition is always worst, then during the day the condition starts to get better and better and i always...

JayRodriguezzz‎, 09-23-2016 03:08 AM
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3 weeks out, am I fuked? Also ? on classic physique weights

So I am 3 weeks out now and weighing 226-228 and I need to hit 212 by october 15th, I am eating 1700 calories and doing 500 calories cardio + high volume/intensity lifting 1.5 hrs a day. Think this weight will be achievable? My coach believes so but it seems like its going to be cutting it super...

Jestbrah‎, 09-25-2016 06:18 AM
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HELP! Peak week front load?

6 and 7 days out: 202g 5 days out: 312 4 days out: 468g 3 days out: 620g 2 days out: 202 1 day out: 374 Normal carb intake during cut: 312g Is this the right method? If not let me know what to change up. Thank you!

alirezakhatami9‎, 09-20-2016 05:33 AM
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1 day post contest and completely wound up....normal?

I competed for the first time yesterday. Didn't place (nor did I expect to) but I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. The thing is I woke up at my normal work time this morning...once I got a few glasses of water in, I was bouncing off the walls. I was going to do some light yoga this...

aquamarine84‎, 09-25-2016 11:50 AM
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Broke up with girlfriend. Reps all around (3.7k)

Feels good to have freedom again brahs. We were on a break for a week and I should have seen it coming. This entire time of the break, I was a brooding, sulking, emotional bitch. Brahs never get attached. Never. Hella loved that girl bc I was her first for legit every experience there is lol. ...

therippedbrah‎, 09-25-2016 08:22 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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Question advice - abandoned coach midway prep!

Question. im on prep to compete in MP this november. I Hired a "well respected coach" and things were going great. my body looks good still have a ways to go. but now he doesnt respond to me, no updates nothing. mind you, this is a olympian coach with several men in the olympia.

ski870‎, 09-23-2016 12:08 PM
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Help with prep 5 weeks out

Hi there . I am currently 5 weeks out from my first drug tested show, im about 6.5% body fat and 175 at 5'9 my meal prep for last 5 weeks looks like a lot of steak, 14 oz through out the day along with 12 oz of chicken and 9 oz of tilapia. Wanting to know if this is all of a sudden to much. Thanks...

trevgarr‎, 09-20-2016 04:51 AM
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Cutting artificial sweeteners out of diet 2 weeks out from show?

I'm currently 13 days out from my first natural bodybuilding show. I have a coach and trust him 100%, but just wanted to know what you guys think? I usually have 1-2 splenda per day with my morning BLACK coffee. I'm not a fan of any artificial sweeteners because of suraclose but I have used Walden...

irving3‎, 09-11-2016 08:16 PM
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Prep for a show?

Who preps you for a BB show? A personal trainer, on-line coach, a mate, family member?

ummnice‎, 09-22-2016 10:50 AM
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Do raw oats make you dry and tight?

I wasnt sure were to post this but since competitive bodybuilders use cutting manipulatives I thought this would be the place to asks. I noticed eating raw oats makes me tighter, vascular and doesnt make me hold alot of water weight as oppose to other starches. Is there a signicant science...

Manletbolic‎, 09-18-2016 04:07 PM
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Angry My Journey to Stage! (w/pics)

Hello, I very recently made the commitment to compete in a npc men's physique show. The show serves as a qualifier and features ifbb as well. I've done 1 show in the past though it was not more then a painful learning experience. I had mc donalds the week leading up and I did not even have a...

victorydana‎, 08-28-2016 06:41 AM
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Can I be ready for a Men's Physique show in 5 weeks? Physique critique

Was thinking about competing in a local show which is taking place October 30th. Do you think I can get "show ready" in 5 weeks time?

cainlocster‎, 09-21-2016 08:35 PM
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Best Stretch Mark Cream

What is the best cream for stretch marks? I am asking for my wife. Thank You.

SLY‎, 02-22-2004 06:33 PM
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paralympic bodybuilding

hey guys, I am Jesse, i am 21 years old and i've been training for 7 years. i have the handicap called: cereberal palsy, this means being spastic in my whole body and its more difficult for me to walk (although i train my legs in the gym, heavy squats, heavy deadlifts). my question is, are...

musclesfitness‎, 09-19-2016 08:23 AM
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Post show binge problem - mini cut HELP

Hey guys. I finished my cut around the 20th of august. I was sitting at 150lbs at 5%bf according to the bf% test I did at my gym. I know it's not that accurate but its just to say I was shredded and had no fat on me. In a month post show, I added around 20-25 lbs. Yes, I binged ate like a...

IAmJude‎, 09-17-2016 11:08 AM
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5 weeks out from first show

5 weeks out from my first ever contest. NPC Classic Physique and Physique. This was taken right after waking up. Any feedback?

GordonMac‎, 09-10-2016 04:27 PM
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Uibbn wnbf.

Ask a pro a quest?

prettyinpink9‎, 09-16-2016 02:49 PM
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Giving away some free training. Preferably contest prep

Here's a cool little info-graph. I am wanting to take on a Men's Physique client while the other coaches involved have other preferences. Wasn't sure where to post this but since I want a competitor, I figured this would be a good place. 4 of our coaches are each giving 12 weeks of...

pdt414‎, 09-15-2016 09:04 AM
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Distilled Water Or Spring Water

What is the best water to use in the last week an half of prep? I've used distilled since 1991. Tried spring once and retained water with the same contest prep. Any opinions?

BLUEIBB‎, 09-30-2008 04:55 PM
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In Need Of Posing Music?

Let me know and I got you covered!! mastermindzproductions . com is where you can find all my PRE MADE MATERIAL THAT IS FOR SALE or you can email me @ jsinn@mastermindzproductions.com for a CUSTOM MADE TRACK. My Rate is $38 an Hour But Never Get that high up there for a Price so EMAIL ME NOW!!

Jsinn23‎, 09-14-2016 04:09 AM
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