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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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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

str8flexed‎, 03-11-2005 10:09 PM
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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...

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Sticky Thread Sticky: UFE PRO Show - November 9th, 2013

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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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my 12 Week Comp Prep (Video) Opinion pls? (Kiko Dos Santos)

Hi there, I was sick 3 months prior to video an lost all motivation to train an eat properly but after an online transformation I decided to get into it harder then ever 5-6 times a week gym with light cardio an strict diet I want your opinion on my body as I am looking to compete in Beach body...

7kiko7‎, 10-25-2014 12:12 AM
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Smile Ebone45 updated 2 weeks out Men's Physique progress photos

Here' s an update guys of my progress 2 weeks out. Pretty happy with the results so far. I've been doing some carb cycling in the last month of prep which is working wonders for me. Any critique or advice would be appreciated :)

ebone45‎, 10-18-2014 01:33 AM
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Unhappy 3 weeks out- I am soooo tired

What can i do? what can i take? i am currently doing 6 days of 60 min split cardio sessions (30 am 30 pm along with my weights) plus i walk a mile to the train then 5 blocks in nyc today i cheated a bit not bc i am hungry but bc i am at work and i was sleeping at my desk, i needed to put...

jaquelynny‎, 10-27-2014 08:03 AM
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Will this effect scoring?

Not that I'm even close to contest ready but I got multiple keloids on my chest I was wondering if this will effect my score from the judges. also would a spray tan take out the redness.

MichaelDutcher‎, Yesterday 11:43 PM
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Vascularity: How to get stronger, more visible veins??? *Pic*

How can I really bring out more vascularity like Lee?

MoonWalker0‎, Yesterday 03:45 AM
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are contest prep safe for fatties?

First i know im in no shape to compete yet, im at 20% bf but i went down from being over 50% bf this year and i wanted to show my progress at halloween so ive been cutting really hard these past 5 weeks with a pretty big caloric deficit (minus 1500 range) and an EC stack for energy. I have been...

Chrislonde‎, 10-23-2014 04:58 PM
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Win $20 for a few minutes of your time.

As a graduating college student I must complete a research project and I chose to assess pre-contest diets in bodybuidlers. Help me out and Take a short 1-3 minute survey and have a chance to win a $20 visa gift card. For those in or around contest preparation. Please help a fellow competitor...

bmwright‎, 10-22-2014 11:31 AM
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Angry Getting mixed reviews - Cycle water 1 week out from comp or not?

So, as Im approaching the 1 week bench mark, im wondering if its necessary to manipulate water ( like drinking 3-4 gallonson the start of the week and then drop the water intake as the show day approaches ) or should i just continue with my normal intake? From your experience what worked the...

brazilian1337‎, Yesterday 06:12 AM
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HIIT vs LISS Which one is better

I get this question all the time so I just wanted to share a quick video showing the difference HIIT cardio has done to my physique vs steady state K***Yk8Pig8

pete89‎, 10-16-2014 10:34 PM
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Looking for a Figure coach

any recommendations on a good figure coach at a reasonable price.

MzEP‎, 10-28-2014 12:46 PM
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National level figure competitor looking for female coach!!!!

Hey there! I am on a hunt for a great experienced figure prep coach, preferable female to get me ready for my second shot a competing nationally in 2015. Please PM me or email- fitlovelift@hotmail.com

FitLoveLift‎, 10-28-2014 06:27 PM
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Contest Prep Coaching for Mens Physique: Chris Jones Vs. Christian Guzman

(Originally posted this in fat loss and fitness com., reposting here as I was advised + for more replies) I've decided to compete in physique in May as my first competition. I've basically narrowed down my coaching choices to Jones and Guzman based on price and my perceived level of their...

nicholasberg‎, 10-27-2014 12:59 PM
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I need some advice training and diet 1 week before the show.

What does your training/diet/water intake/carb intake etc. 1 week before the show ?

Powersthetic‎, 10-28-2014 04:32 AM
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cutting advice

I'm currently 180 lbs & ~13% body fat. I have a pretty fast metabolism and used to be really skinny before I started bulking. My question is, I want to lose 5% body fat to get down to 8%. how long will this take, if I do it in a healthy way? when should I start my shred phase? Thanks

Pilkington14‎, 10-27-2014 01:12 PM
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Online Coaching: Chris Jones Vs. Christian Guzman

I've decided to compete in physique in May as my first competition. I've basically narrowed down my coaching choices to Jones and Guzman based on price and my perceived level of their reliability/realness. In short, I'm asking for others' opinion on the coaching styles of both of these guys and how...

nicholasberg‎, 10-27-2014 08:34 AM
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pre week condition

What worked 20+ yrs ago may not work now on pre contest. I need some advice on one week out for show condition. I did 4 shows in a row and did very well. But condition fell off even though I was tighter on my diet. Have 3 in a row starting In 14 days. Any idea's.

drbarrysadler‎, 10-25-2014 11:07 PM
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YORTON OVERALL 2014 Video

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jaredmus‎, 10-25-2014 07:12 PM
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Question my first figure show! need some help

Im 23 weeks out from my first ever figure show and any advise at all will help! right now i am planing on doing a 16 week cut which I am kinda nervous about because I don't want to mess anything up. As of right now I'm doing 200g of protein, around 100g carbs and 40g fats. I need some help with...

47tank‎, 10-20-2014 09:05 AM
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Competing with this look ? good or bad?

like men's physique ?

FutureAestethic‎, 10-19-2014 05:54 AM
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Improvements Between Comps

Hey y'all, so i just finished my first competition, and I will be competing again in about 4 weeks. I took first in Novice B and Open B, but unfortunately didn't take the overall. My feedback from the judges was that I reeeeally need to work on leaning out my legs (specifically the back of my...

danielleday‎, 10-14-2014 01:54 PM
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Utah NGA Oct 18th?

Anyone doing the NGA Northern States in Bountiful, Utah on Oct 18th?

masonz‎, 09-29-2014 11:12 AM
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Win $10 for taking a short contest prep survey!!

Take a short 1-3 minute survey and win a $10 visa gift card. For those in or around contest preparation. Please help a fellow competitor out and give yourself the chance to make an easy $10. Please go to the following link and fill out the questions, it is short and simple. ...

bmwright‎, 10-13-2014 05:05 PM
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enasnasralla‎, 10-21-2014 06:46 AM
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Smile 5 weeks out from MP show, still need to lose 2%, How to proceed?

Hello, I got another question for you guys. >D So im currently 5 weeks out and was wondering how should i proceed in these last 5 weeks. I was thinking on dropping more 30g carbs from what i was eating ( i was consuming around 80g ) And adding cardio everyday. ( Liss every morning hiit 3x...

brazilian1337‎, 10-20-2014 09:23 AM
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