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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...

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

2013 LA Fit Expo - Featuring the BodySpace Spokesmodel Finals & NPC Iron Man Naturally hSlIOfkhpUs Click for printable coupon!

HackSquat Heather‎, 01-03-2013 04:37 PM
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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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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...

UFE‎, 09-04-2013 09:31 PM
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On fat intake

Hey guys im trying to keep carbs as high as possible for this prep and to do so i've to reduce fat , what's the lowest fat intake for a short period of time(about 6 weeks more of dieting),i 'm 80kg 181cm (about 5'11 176lbs) i'm currently at 2500kcal 270carb 230pro 56fat Can i lower fat more ?...

akabido‎, Yesterday 05:58 AM
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Gaining shoulder width

Whats up guys, this is my first post hope i am doing it right. Quick background, i have been lifting on and off for around 8 years. Never started taking it very serious until about a year ago. I train my ass off 4-1 split, eat extremely clean 3,200 cals a day. I do all the right moments to obtain...

Pmonak26‎, 02-19-2015 08:54 PM
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Unhappy Help

I'm 18, 5ft 11, 71kg. I'm currently on a 4month cut before my holiday. At the moment my macros are: 160 carbs, 160 protein, 70g fat. I'm not sure if to bump up my carbs and decrease my protein or even fat a little. Also could maybe a month or maybe a week before my holiday cut down on...

lukemac97‎, Yesterday 03:15 PM
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tanning tips

first time Im going to be traveling for a show and spending the night before in a hotel, as a precaution Id like to plan ahead so im less stressed out if a final coat of tanner is needed and im on my own.. Definitely not flexible enough to get my back with the small brush protan supplies- was...

TJP33‎, 03-03-2015 04:12 PM
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Bikini Comp Coach - Ohio? ISO

Hello! I am looking for a good bikini prep coach in Ohio. I live in Findlay Ohio, so I can drive to Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, or Dayton. I want to compete sometime this fall, and how I compromised with my fiancé is if I get a coach I need an option to be able to go see someone in person if need...

dreamerbabe‎, 03-03-2015 08:13 PM
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First musclemania physique

Hey guys i look forward to comete in a musclemania show in rome , i will try physique, you think my condition(see avatar and recent gallery pics) is good enough or should i het leaner ? What bodyparts should i improve ?

akabido‎, 03-02-2015 06:36 PM
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Question Carbs for cutting

I haven't been able to find my answer anywhere in the forums. I need some help with Carb diversity. I'm currently cutting body fat in prep for a competition in a few months and I've been told that bread is a big taboo with contest cutting but is there other forms of carbs I should avoid? Below...

disorderly22‎, 01-16-2015 06:18 AM
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Adding cardio when not yet needed

Title basically relates to the question I'm asking. If I have been dieting for about 6 weeks straight now with weekly refeeds and still experiencing weekly weight losses of 1 lb, should I add cardio in yet or should I save it for sticking points. I am about 8 weeks out from a show and so far have...

Paudel‎, 01-31-2015 02:08 PM
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Bodybuilding Competitions? Where do I start?

Alright, so I have recently been pretty interested in eventually competing in either Bantamweight or Lightweight bodybuilding. Along with this thread post is an image that I have attached in order to show what I currently look like. Now my question is where do I start? I have read about some type...

JarodV1‎, 02-13-2015 09:07 PM
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13 weeks out advice

Hey guys i'm 13 weeks out from a ohysique contest , my bodyfat is about 8% (same condition that in the avatar pic) Should i start cutting now ? Last time i competed ( the first time ) i started cutting at 8weeks out and i lost quite some muscle and looked flat on stage so i thought this year i'll...

akabido‎, 02-16-2015 03:43 PM
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How to reverse diet after a contest prep

This is a follow up to my contest prep video. I ramble a bit but this is a relatively simple topic that people either don't seem to understand or make overly complex. I try and break it down as simple as possible for you guys answering the most common questions. G-mgu4Jo1lg

pete89‎, 02-27-2015 09:57 AM
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Is crystal light good or bad for competitors...?

I have question that I have heard both sides about goods and bad I want to see what all you guys have to say. Is crystal light ok to drink while contest dieting and such. I have heard the artificial sugars can cause problems with gaining and such, but I just dont know whether or not to believe...

jhansen6‎, 08-19-2010 12:17 PM
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Contest Prep with Layne Norton & Paul Revelia

Contest Prep with Layne Norton & Paul Revelia A good Video with Paul and Layne: Dealing with Contest Prep 8qrD2fg04NE

The Solution‎, 02-12-2015 12:35 PM
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Full Bodybuilding Contest Prep Diet, Macros, Cardio Explained

In this video I go over what my exact diet/cardio plan was leading into the show. If you have any questions as to what it takes to get yourself stage ready from start to finish, I've covered it here. ZaOa61S8vY4

pete89‎, 02-21-2015 08:53 AM
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Contest prep/Posing Clinic

Learn tanning, suit selection, stage presence, posing, differences between organizations.... Now offering bodybuilding and women's physique along with men's physique, figure and bikini! Goody bags, information packets, video and photos emailed to you with advice! Register here: ...

kathyfit‎, 02-24-2015 07:48 PM
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refeed and growth

I'm planning 2 refeed days a week for this cut which will be on my weak bodyparts which are chest and legs , i was wondering if this will still make them grow and if the muscles i've trained the day before a refeed would benefit from it .

akabido‎, 02-20-2015 05:12 PM
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Thumbs up Seeing ribs...not the good kind!

What I wouldn't give for a rack of ribs that I could just stuff in my face like a caveman!! #cuttingproblems. ANYWAY! I'm 15 weeks out and have been cutting for 4 weeks already. I will be stepping on the stage for the first time June 6th here in Chicago for women's physique. I'm noticing...

LyssieDoll88‎, 02-24-2015 08:52 AM
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post your pics at your absolute leanest

this is me at 11ish% i really want to hit about 6-8% by summer

BigAnf‎, 09-07-2010 11:41 AM
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Best Of Natural Bodybuilding Motivation

Figure I would start a thread dedicated to the sport I love. It has made me the person I am today and it only seems fair that I start giving back to the sport. I would like to enlighten all the new comers who the best in the world are... and hopefully set people on the a path that could lead to...

Jrich54338‎, 02-06-2015 08:46 PM
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Question Online Prep Coahing: Team edge vs. Team huegly.

Wondering if anyone has experience with either of these online prep coaching services. I'm interested in hiring a coach to help me prep for my first bikini competition and have been having a hard time deciding on one! Any feedback would be appreciated. :)

Sarahe215‎, 02-06-2014 08:05 AM
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17 Y/o Natty posing practice. Video.. 228 lbs


Johneffer‎, 02-15-2015 06:21 PM
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IFBB Coach Fakhri Mubarak for Natural Competitor?

Guys, I am completely natural and plan to stay that way. Would IFBB coach Fakhri Mubarak be a good coach to use despite the fact that most of his clients are IFBB enhanced athletes? He says he turned a bunch of natural guys pro also but I haven't been able to hear of any..

iwantsize6969‎, 02-15-2015 04:28 PM
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Posing music CD format question

I have been competing in Physique for the last couple of years but the judges told me I am a little to "bodybuilder" built for physique class. (?) So onto the bodybuilding class and a need for posing music. Anyway, I have found my posing music and have a (probably) stupid question. The CD I have...

MastersClass‎, 02-15-2015 06:23 PM
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Tips for picking a contest prep coach

Hey All, I am looking for a contest prep coach. I contacted a big name local coach, but he seemed to be very full of BS. I asked him specific questions with general answers that I felt like he copy and pasted. How do you know what to look for in a coach and how does it work with online...

JH34PG‎, 02-09-2015 09:12 AM
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Training and Broken Collarbone

I've been training for about 2 years now for fitness/figure competitions planning on competing this summer (18 years old) but suffered a broken collarbone in a fatal accident in October. Being off training for the past 3 months, what is the smartest way for me to get back to the point I was at...

StoneAngel337‎, 01-02-2005 12:38 PM
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