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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 04:26 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 03:02 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 03:19 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 06:41 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 09:12 AM
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Question for muscular & seasoned figure girls

Hello ladies!!! Thank you for reading my post. I'm looking to get some feedback from seasoned athletes regarding the slimming down of muscular legs. I'm 51 and have been training hard since I was 17. I competed in figure for 4 seasons, 04-07, and did fairly well, but I didn't have much time...

jschott65‎, 12-29-2016 10:21 AM
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Novice Competitor or Amateur Competitor?

I do not understand very well the difference between a novice or amateur figure competitor. For OCB figure competitors, if you have not competed in anything before can you participate as a novice or amateur? I have looked for the definition of both terms and the organization definitions and I am...

Maria1111‎, 01-10-2017 11:50 AM
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Questions about INBA competitions

I'm trying to figure out what supplements are safe for the INBA. They told me to just check the WADA website to make sure what I use (supplements) is okay for the INBA. I did and it confused me. Does anyone know if supplements from a GNC or Nutri Stop are safe for the INBA? I just take creatine,...

Keeppounding‎, 01-14-2017 11:09 PM
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Is a coach necessary for your first contest?

I'm looking to do a show this summer (most likely Men's Physique, although possibly classic physique if I can find a show near me). I've never done a show before, although I did recently do a practice prep to see what it takes to get lean enough. I'm just curious as to whether or not its necessary,...

b3jh24‎, 01-13-2017 03:59 PM
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Question Coach?

How do you know if you are picking the right coach?! Any tips?! I am looking at 2 ppl right now who couldn't be more different! I'm just torn. TIA!

dreamerbabe‎, 01-16-2017 05:42 PM
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I was under the impression that SARMs weren't banned but when I checked the drug list it actually says that SARMs are banned. I was wondering if anyone know what the ban time length is. There are some drugs on there that says there needs to be a 3 month amnesty period or 1 year period but there...

dacvingwolf‎, 01-16-2017 12:59 PM
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Cool Fitboard?? Or fitpost??? #250k

I noticed in info for 250kchallenge it says to make sure to post on your fitboard. Is there a difference from fitboard and making a fitpost? Thanks

MommyWantsAbs‎, 01-05-2017 05:18 PM
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Unhappy The Rebound Effect: The Competitor's Silent Struggle

I came into the Figure Competition arena without a clue about what it took as far as training and dieting went. It was quite the experience, of which I both, really enjoyed at times because I loved how my body was looking, and others times I really wanted to quit. LOL! But I persevered and made the...

LibR8edLifeStyl‎, 01-14-2017 06:04 PM
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#250KChallenge Intro Myself - 29y.o f, drop fat % gain muscle

Hey everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself and meet other people doing the 250kchallenge. I'm 29 y.o female, started at 66.6kg on 27 Dec (first day the hashtag was posted). I took my starting picture then and have been doing the Lee Labrada lean body program every day since then. I...

allsmiles1220‎, 01-15-2017 02:22 AM
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Training for Men's Physique

Doing my first Men's Physique Show in 14 weeks and wondering if anyone has any advice or tips on training prepping for a comp Eg.Bodypart Splits, Cardio, Train weak Points twice a week? Thanks Guys, Joe

Joecantwell1‎, 11-07-2016 05:57 AM
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Exclamation Hitting the beach in 3 weeks... want to get it right this time.

Posted this in the general board, but was suggested to check in here for some advice. So I know this seems like it's going to be a thread of someone who trying to cram getting fit in 3 weeks before the beach, but that's not the case. I've been training for 6 years, my current stats are 5'11...

hackfunnigans‎, 01-14-2017 08:36 PM
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Progression to Bodybuilding

Hi all, first post. I haven't had much training in the gym. About 10 years ago I went at it pretty hard with the idea of competing in bodybuilding. But I got a serious chest infection that took me down after only 8 or so months. In that time I feel I developed ok. But nothing ground breaking....

OldPhat‎, 01-07-2017 04:42 AM
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Question #250k challenge registered but no email..

I spoke to three different people on live chat .. the first one told me that I'm on the list and that I will receive the email this week , this was Monday ( most people said they received theirs within 2days ) .. the second operator said they'll put a note down on my name and that they won't be...

Burrows2013‎, 01-12-2017 03:24 PM
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Looking for Prep Coach, Somewhere around Mesquite TX

I'm looking to compete in late May. 51yr old, 6'1" 225. I competed when I was 48 and my prep coach put me a show that I had no business being in, I was totally embarrassed. I have worked out/trained my entire adult life. I can give more details later. I'm in Mesquite TX

Jigfish‎, 01-11-2017 07:27 AM
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Second Show Diet Question for my FitFam

Hello fellow competitors! I'm cutting for my second competition that takes place in April. My first competition was this last June. This time around, I am having a hell of a time cutting even though I am following a strict diet and workout routine. Last time, I followed these same steps and the...

e562qk‎, 01-10-2017 01:55 PM
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Change of Life/Transformation Challenge

Hey Everyone, My name is Nick. I am 31 years old and embarking on a change of life. After suffering a horrific motorcycle crash in late February 2016, I have had a different outlook on life. I spent a few months being bed-ridden, medicating and I have subsequently gained a lot of weight ... I,...

Nick4LifeChange‎, 12-17-2016 03:14 AM
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#250KChallenge help and starting point

Hello everyone, I'm new to the bodybuilding.com site, but I have browsed over it a few times in the past. I am excited to go through a body transformation with the #250KChallenge and was hoping to give/get motivation with different members. I'm 284lbs and I've only estimated my body fat %...

tonydick642‎, 01-10-2016 08:13 AM
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Is this all I have to do I posted the pics but got nothing else after posting them or am I too late for the challenge did it January 9 2017 around 9 pm

hustlehardghost‎, 01-09-2017 07:17 PM
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Cool Any obese to ripped cash prize comp in ENGLAND?

Right I've been up and down with my weight ripped skinny fat, stacked, but I'm 24 now and I've come into a problem with drink and I wanna sort mY life out.... I've seen many competitions in the USA where you have say ten weeks to transform yourself and the winner gets a massive cash prize for...

D3ceptacon‎, 01-09-2017 02:38 PM
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New Bikini Competitor

hello there. so i am new to this site and basically everything fitness. I've really just been working out daily right now but i'm really interested in doing a bikini competition but i have no idea where to start. I know i should probably have a coach but 1. i don't know where to find one and 2....

lduchow‎, 01-08-2017 08:01 AM
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avi''s and pics showing up as broken links?

Anybody else having a problem with this on the misc? At firSt I thought it was one of my browser extensions messing with the images but the misc is doing the same thing on mobile as well

MusicProducer‎, 01-06-2017 11:47 PM
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10th Annual INBF Tri-State Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017

Delbert and LaDawn Hickman will celebrate their 10 year contest anniversary with the 10th Annual INBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017! We will award ​8 World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) professional cards to...

delberthickman‎, 12-03-2016 11:18 AM
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Anyone taken straterra for adhd

This is suppose to help me focus but after a week I'm just jittery and finding it even harder to focus or lock down on things I need to be doing. Have important job interview tomorrow and struggling just to touch up on some basics I will need to know. This stuff is awful. Giving it another week.

latverian41‎, 01-08-2017 12:39 PM
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Thumbs up My Transformation Adventure

I am going to start a little journal of my journey. I have been following this amazing lady on here named Lyss. She was talking about the amazing amount of weight she had lost and she was doing body building competitions. Last year I was recovering from major surgery. I recovered and just...

kathytnt‎, 08-12-2016 03:55 PM
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Unhappy Comp Diet=Constipation

Hi guys, I'm hoping I can get some help here! I'm 3 days in to my contest prep diet (competing in bikini in march!) and I am feeling SUPER bloated and constipated. My trainer says it's bc I'm not used to all the protein. Here's my diet. I'm taking digestive enzymes with every meal, and chugging...

Meghan7789‎, 12-15-2010 12:01 PM
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