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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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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: 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 08:31 PM
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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 03:37 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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Peak Week, Reverse Dieting & Stubborn Fat

Peak Week, Reverse Dieting & Stubborn Fat In this episode contest prep coach Cliff Wilson discusses with Jeff Nippard and Robin: -peak week strategies including Cliff's rapid backload approach -keys to getting rid of stubborn bodyfat -what is muscle maturity? -reverse dieting after a...

The Solution‎, Today 03:27 AM
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Resistance training Aids Liver Fat Levels

Resistance training Aids Liver Fat Levels Resistance training in the gym leads to a fall in liver fat levels according to a new study held at the University of Haifa . ďFor patients suffering from physical limitations or low motivation that prevents them performing aerobic exercises,...

The Solution‎, Today 04:10 AM
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Need your opinion on current physique

Heyyy everyone! I'm planning on doing my first bikini competition April 2016 and just want to get your opinion on my current physique. I have been eating in a surplus for a bit over 3 months and started cutting down on a deficit 4 weeks ago, just to get a bit leaner again, and then I want to...

LauraEliza17Fit‎, Yesterday 12:08 PM
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The OFFICIAL contest prep food/recipe thread

Name says it all. Post up foods and recipes(simple or complex...could be a basic spiced oatmeal, or a complex chicken dish) that you have used during your prep. We all know contest prep dieting isn't fun, and it's not supposed to be, but it's always nice to have one or two meals that fit your...

Blitz n destroy‎, 06-01-2008 03:11 PM
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The Bulk

So a quick question I am new to bodybuilding (not weight lifting) and have currently been on a bulking cycle for about 12 weeks, currently about 195lbs morning weight at 6-6ft 1 in height. I dont need to be in peak shape till december however i am wondering should i keep bulking till i am 6...

Gainzatron‎, 07-16-2015 08:33 PM
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Thumbs down Awful cut diet

Guess I gotta rephrase my questions a little better. When cutting (down to 115lbs) I feel god awful, tired depressed no energy for daily things moody get 10 hours of sleep but wake up like I got 0... Point made now to the question- after increasing cals how long does it take (from personal...

tripleflex‎, 07-17-2015 09:19 AM
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Powerlifting bros please teach me your ways (srs)

I'm really looking to get into powerlifting once my cut is over. I just have no ideal how to go about it. Is there a certain routine that's beat over others or is there just a template to follow. Basically just wanna know what a week of powerlifting looks like (routine and size of calorie surplus)....

MrBrutalsWorth‎, 07-23-2015 10:50 AM
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Cheating during prep?

I'm currently 7 weeks out sitting at 8% body fat. My metabolism is quite fast, as soon as I dropped to 2,600 cals, I went from to 10 to 8% body fat in 20 days while maintaining good mass and strength. Before prep I could have 2 cheat days in a row, without it would really hurt me. But would u guys...

Rabie72‎, 07-17-2015 02:40 PM
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Couple physique questions about board shorts

Hey was hoping for some board short advice 1. can there be two logos on the shorts? My quicksilver board shorts have a logo on the right pocket "quicksilver" and also on the bottom right. 2. Is the 1" below the belly button thing actually followed and docked? All the pics I see online have...

usawinston‎, 07-22-2015 04:59 PM
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NPC Bikini Contest Prep 12 weeks out - need advice

Hi all, I have decided to enter the NPC Bikini Contest which will take place on October 3rd. Today is exactly 12 weeks out. I need some help with nutrition and exercise, as I am doing this solo with no help. I am pretty educated when it comes to nutrition and fitness, so I am hoping what I am...

anastasiyavh‎, 07-13-2015 01:47 PM
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Am I "natty"?

So I'm trying to compete in an upcoming NGA competition, however ~3-4 years ago I did ONE cycle of Test E just to try it out, ended up being a moody bastard and never continued. Can I still compete in this competition? Will I get caught? Can i talk to someone?

Cshar‎, 07-21-2015 05:11 PM
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Do I have time to compete - 11 weeks out NPC MP 1st show

Its been my goal to compete for the first time before the end of the year and I noted that there is a competition in Miami the NPC SOMI classic at the college I attend. Seems very convenient and also a great time for me to begin prep whilst I am home on summer break. It is listed as a national...

AH7‎, 06-16-2015 09:40 PM
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Unhappy Binge whilst cutting...help?

Ok so...confession: just had a big slice of millionaires cheesecake! As I haven't had a cheat or refeed meal for the last month so thought...why not!?Did it make me feel good like I thought?.. Nope! Do I feel very queezy?.. Yup! Do I regret it?.. Yup as I feel like I'm about to throw up! My...

AKChapman‎, 07-16-2015 04:36 PM
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end of bulk to 3 weeks out (pic)

Doing my first natural mens physique show in less then 3 weeks , time to keep the shreds going

spillmouse‎, 07-07-2015 10:03 PM
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5 Weeks to 1st show. Is that enough time to come in ready

I am doing my first mens physique show in just under 5 weeks. These pictures where taken last night. Am I far off from being ready in 5 weeks or am I on track and close. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. I will post my picture from where I started 12 weeks ago. It has been...

ecfuntodd‎, 05-11-2015 10:48 AM
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I have to wear tiny ass Biker shorts for competition

So i'm competing tommorow in a weight lifting competition and I have to wear these tiny tight ass biker shorts. Like wtf? I look so friggin retarded in them. I walk like i'm constipated because there's this pad inside them. This is bull**** man. I ain't showing up in gay ass biker shorts. ...

spikedude37‎, 07-17-2015 07:52 PM
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Question I am not us citizen, i want to compete in united states

Hello everyone. I'm 17 years old. It's been 4 years since i set my goal. I want to compete in physique competition next year when I am 18-19. My goal is to become a ms olympia competitor in the future. There is a long way front of me and many steps that i haven't took yet. But for a start, I'm...

cefida‎, 07-17-2015 05:34 AM
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Question Low test-cutting

Hey guys I have hypogonadism and hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue issues. Doc says it's not pituitary tumor or primary, he says diet/exercise induced. Anyone here experience it on a prolonged low fat/cal diet and how long it typically takes to start normalizing and getting back? Appreciate it guys

tripleflex‎, 07-16-2015 07:03 PM
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Am I ready for competition?

I've started bodybuilding about a year ago and have made some pretty good progress. I was 188 lbs 5'5 and the least amount of muscle mass imaginable. I've been working my ass off and been addicted to bodybuilding ever since. There's a competition in May and it's July now. I've still got large love...

sirnipplemcflex‎, 07-16-2015 03:09 PM
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Higly intensive contest prep program

Hey there let me introduce myself, I am a 20 year old bodybuilder/strongman. I've been lifting less than 2 years now and for 1 year I have been preparing myself for olympics in traditional bench pressing. I am 93 kg 174 cm (5,7 feet). Bodyfat currently at 22% my goal is to lift 352 at <182 lbs. ...

BurakOz‎, 07-14-2015 05:27 AM
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Transition-cut to bulk

Before I post, how many new threads can I post in different forums without breaking rules or anything? Thanks! Hey guys, quick cliffs so I don't drag on on story time mode... Current stats 5'8 20 year old 113lb male Current calories 1900-2000 for one week now (from previous avg. 14-1700 a day)...

Gymsanity20‎, 07-07-2015 09:20 AM
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Posing Practice Question (How hard to pose?)

Six weeks out, first show. Going to start doing 2 rounds of posing everyday and add a round each week into the show. My question is, how hard should I hit the poses when I practice them? I would think I would hit them as hard as I can (similar to how I would on stage)....but then I was thinking...

cgcgraded‎, 07-11-2015 06:03 AM
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Keto diet to appear leanest? Water weight?

Basically I lost 24,4 lbs in 3 and a half month just being on regular -500 caloric deficit diet, nothing fancy. I then started keto diet and dropped rapidly water weight and looked my leanest by far, lost 7,7 lbs in 6 days. However I got into school I applied for and celebrated it on a cruise...

Jherewhoisdere‎, 07-06-2015 05:13 AM
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Red face Protein Intake for Bikini Prep

Please forgive me if this is not the right spot to post this - I am still learning! :) I am currently 15 weeks out from my first NPC Bikini Competition and have a question about protein. I do not have a coach (yet) so I have been reading a LOT and trying to gather as much information on my own....

delishtrish‎, 07-10-2015 11:54 AM
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Just competed in my first NPC show this past weekend!

Hi everyone this past Sat I competed in the NPC South Jersey Championships Men's Physique Class A Open. I placed 3rd although I felt I could of gotten second, after checking the score sheet I was edged out by 1 point!. The guy who got second had me on pecs and arms and his back is thicker, although...

MrDysmorphic‎, 06-30-2015 07:36 PM
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