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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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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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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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Is 6'5" too tall for mens physique?

I'm 6'5" 218 lbs and really interested in participating in a mens physique competition in a couple years once I'm out of school and don't have to rely on ****ty cafeteria food for nutrition. I'm curious tho if my height is a disadvantage tho since a bigger frame is harder to fill out. I would of...

chacar12‎, 11-28-2013 11:48 PM
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Cutting 8kg in 20 days for Weighlifting Competetion

I am currently at 64kg with 14% body fat. I was at 11~12% body fat and 62kg a month back. I have attached the pics. Now I have a weightlifting competition on March 14, I need to be under 56Kg. Is there any way I can reduce weight fast WITHOUT compromising on power? (ok ..... maximize power)

343guiltyspark‎, 02-18-2017 11:06 AM
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Exclamation 24 Weeks out from npc classic physique competition

Never competed before and these are all the pics I currently have, will take some better ones with the 4-5 mandatory poses in just briefs next weekend. Currently at 203lbs approximately 17-18% bodyfat I am assuming? Down from 255lbs since summer 2016. Question is, assuming I lose 1-1.5lbs a...

zepplin92‎, 02-18-2017 01:29 AM
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Is losing 2lbs a week too much? 7 weeks out!

Hey. I am 7 weeks out to my 2nd show and willing to be leaner than last one so I gotta be around 5-6%BF. I was 155 for last show and ik for fact I have gained about 3lbs of muscle since last show and based on my bodyfat measurements with calipers. I am currently at 167lbs and 12%BF. Is it bad to...

alirezakhatami9‎, 02-22-2017 10:11 AM
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Finding a coach

Currently I am working w a local coach. It's $499 for 12 sessions; honestly, I can't afford that continuously & I know competing is not cheap. I'm hoping to find some insight. Do I go to an online coach? Possibly find another local coach. I'm in Orange County, CA 5'2" 104 lbs currently on a...

jrobynsmyth‎, 02-23-2017 03:11 PM
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Spray tan vs tan cream for competing?

Curious as what you guys have had success with? I've heard dream tan cream works well and I've heard get a spray tan? Thoughts.

juwabo15‎, 02-22-2017 10:47 AM
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Can you use coconut oil as posing oil?

Hey everyone, i been considering entering a bodybuilding competition this year and was wondering if anyone had any experience using unrefined extra virgin coconut oil on contest day for their skin. I've heard of some people using pam spray, and on one of the DVD's of the Olympia I got (can't...

stealth_swimmer‎, 02-10-2017 02:02 PM
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Talking I'm thinking about competing next year

Well im currently 18 years old and thinking about competing next year (2018) I weigh 158.5 lbs and about 5'8"-5'9" with 10,6% body fat, i need tips maybe how much i should end up weighing before competition how much bodyfat i should have and what body parts should i target more?? thankss!!! Ooh and...

pepedecastro‎, 02-16-2017 10:20 AM
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Ban On Illegal & Preferential Rep Trading (MMGA!)

As President, we are working to BAN the illegal rep trading cartel! We will Make Misc Great Again! No longer will you struggle under the weight of rep nepotism! We will have great threads again! We're going to build a firewall to keep these illegals out!

JayGH‎, 02-22-2017 04:40 AM
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Well time to get back on it..

Competed in 2 physique classes last year will post a pic (in yellow board shorts ) But since then had all sorts of problems no motivation, depression bla bla bla.. anyway I haven't trained properly in like 4-5 months I would say.. so obviously lost a fair amount of size to what I was before. ...

LAMuscleSwag‎, 02-21-2017 09:20 AM
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5 weeks out, starving and still gaining weight... help!

I'm 5 weeks out from my first competition ever, I've been training for a year and put on a good deal of muscle but my coach has decided to place me in bikini instead of figure. The diet he has put me on is no more than 1000 cals/day super low carb and fat, and I'm still hovering/gaining weight. ...

smfemfit20‎, 02-17-2017 11:50 AM
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what is "too much cardio?"

The ever famous question, right? Im in prep, 4th prep Ive done and yes I usually need more cardio, unfortunately ive come to terms with that- but my show is in Aug (MAYBE an end of June show depending on progress) but with about (19) 27 weeks out -going on 7 days a week cardio already....too much...

Kailan18‎, 02-12-2017 10:40 AM
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True Prep Wisdom

Prep coach Shelby Starnes posted this on his facebook account. Too good to not share. Having competed over the last 5 years, these observations are the truth: "Some things I've learned coaching others 1. There is tremendous variability in individual response. Some need to work twice as hard...

txchipk‎, 02-20-2017 09:35 AM
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Looking for a coach

I'm considering competing in a physique competition, I'm 6'2" 220ish. My big question is if there are any coaches that allow for a cheat day though, not a cheat meal haha. I can stick to any program very strictly, I just like to have a cheat day. Maybe it's not possible, i don't know

SamF94‎, 02-09-2017 08:20 AM
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12 weeks out from my first physiqe show.

So I started prep yesterday for my first physique show. I'm at 203lbs at 11-12% body fat. Just wanted some advice on macros. I have a pretty fast metabolism and wanted some opinions on where my carbs, fat, calories should be.

juwabo15‎, 02-07-2017 12:47 PM
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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 06:33 AM
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Smile lean but skinny

hello everyone!!! I'm concern about my body, i'm lean but skinny i have almost no fat, when you touch me you can feel my muscle ( my gym professor also said that too) but i'm not that skinny, you can't see my ribs bone , i wonder if I should stop working out and bulk eat a lot of fat?

tony123r‎, 02-14-2017 09:28 AM
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Advice for first timers to prep and competition

This year, I will be doing my 10th show. There seems to be a lot of questions about competing for the first time. Since I get asked about that a lot at the gym, I blogged a couple of articles on the topic this month. I thought I would pass them along here to see if it helps anyone out. High...

txchipk‎, 02-13-2017 03:08 PM
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Meal Prep Containers

Does anyone have good reviews or experience with any sort of bulk recyclable/disposable meal containers? I've been using meal prep haven containers though I've gotten tired of the extra costs of constant dishwasher usage. Please advise. I use 4 containers usually or 7-9 meals a day.

l2g2h‎, 02-03-2017 11:05 AM
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Advice for semi-offseason diet?

So I'm looking to do a show on August 5th, and I've been working on my pre-prep and prep plan. Right now, I figure I'll need to give myself ~19 weeks for the prep (March 25th). However, I'm concerned about my pre-prep/"offseason" plan. I did a mini/practice prep starting in August that I carried...

b3jh24‎, 02-10-2017 07:21 PM
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Twice a day cardio + weight training?

anyone here do cardio twice a day? A friend of mine is an IFBB pro (figure) competitor, andas she gets closer to the stage, her coach cranks up the cardio. Toward the last few weeks she is doing two 45 minutes sessions, plus her weigh training.. Right now I am doing one 45 minute session, 6...

Autino‎, 06-12-2010 05:53 PM
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Which competition coach should I hire?

I'm planning to compete for the first time this June in bikini. I emailed a few coaches and all of their rates are similar, however one of them happens to be a well-renound coach with 11 yrs of experience and (I'm guessing) hundreds of clients. He has an intense, no BS approach to competing & gets...

laabbells‎, 01-26-2017 10:05 AM
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How to Practice Posing?

Hi all, I've found a lot of videos showing how to perform the different poses that can be expected in an NPC show, but I'm not sure exactly how best to practice them. How long should I hold my poses, when should I start practicing my individual routine, etc.? Many thanks!

EpicIncarnate‎, 02-06-2017 09:53 AM
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Competition Spray Tan Question

I am competing in my first NPC bikini competition in March. I am curious, do ladies get their faces sprayed tanned? I have super oily skin and am afraid of it clogging my pores and not being able to wash it. Is it better to buy dark makeup and try to match my face to the tan? I'd like to hear other...

ncbowman88‎, 01-23-2017 01:48 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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