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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 03:26 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 02:02 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 02:19 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 08:12 AM
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I've been seriously thinking about competing finally. 26-36 weeks out

Edit - Could a Moderator please move this to the Contest Prep and Competition, or the Contest Prep Journals section? I'm hoping to get replies about this, from some of you guys that have actually been in competitions. I've always wanted to compete on stage as a bodybuilder ever since I was...

Grelko‎, 03-15-2019 03:17 AM
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Exclamation Pro tan help

Hey guys, Have anybody used Pro Tan Overnight Competition Color Base Coat few days every day before show day and then Pro Tan Instant Body Builder Bronze Top Coat few hours before stepping on stage? how was your experience?

albertsuckel‎, 04-15-2019 02:23 PM
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31 days out

Hello guys, i want to ask something... i am 31 days out of my second competition at this moment i am eating about 1700 calories: 234 carbs 145 protein and 15 fat i am doing 4 days workout out upper/lower power & upper lower hypertrophy and i am doing 7/7 cardio 50 mins. I want to ask if its good to...

KingRagnar1995‎, 04-11-2019 12:21 AM
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Unhappy Plateau On Prep? 7 Weeks Out

So I’m prepping for my first competition, bikini level, and I have seemed to hit a plateau. My weight hasn’t changed in weeks, I’m bloated a lot, and I’m doing everything my coach is telling me to do. The problem is my coach hasn’t coached anyone but me, which I found out after the fact. She has...

mgamez12‎, 04-09-2019 03:52 PM
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Talking Carbing Up On Peak Week?

I've come across a little dilemma as I've begun my peak week protocol this past Sunday. I'm competing in both the Classic Physique division as well as the lightweight division of Open Bodybuilding. But what I've come to realize is that I'm still a few pounds above the weight limit for the...

Zach81210‎, 04-09-2019 01:31 PM
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Exclamation Peak Week Questions for Weirdly Formatted Show

So I'm competing at the Europa in Orlando this upcoming Saturday and Sunday in the NPC as both the classic physique competitor and men's open bodybuilding competitor in the lightweight division. However, since the IFBB and the NPC will both be competing at this event, they are placed the...

Zach81210‎, 04-07-2019 11:34 AM
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Smile 3 weeks out: dizziness and feeling tired overall.

Hey! I'm prepping for my first competition that's coming up in a little less than 3 weeks. So far I've been handling it pretty well, lots of cravings but only went off my diet once or twice (no binge or anything), didn't skip a workout, etc. I lift 4x a week for 60-75 minutes max and then do 30...

maeva27‎, 03-18-2019 06:28 AM
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Unsupportive Husband

I competed for the first time in bikini last year and took 1st and 2nd in my two divisions with no coach. I fell in love with competing and wanted to do it again. However, my husband has been anything but supportive. He hated my first prep and says he hates how i either get up early to workout, or...

nikelle44‎, 03-25-2019 02:58 PM
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First Show in Five Years, Advise?

I will be starting my first contest prep in over 5 years next week. I plan on getting on stage in August sometime. I've built in some extra time as I have a bachelor party in Germany to go to about 3 weeks before the show, so I want to have time to lose the damage I will do. I was going to start a...

TrainBeastMode‎, 04-04-2019 04:53 AM
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Officially 26 weeks out.. pic included

I'm all paid and registered for an Oct.19 OCB Natural Mens Debut Physique Comp. Currently at 182LBS and 5'10. I'm thinking 160 will be my number. Came from 244LBS since last Mid August. Any advice for a first time competitor or physique advice is always appreciated. I just got a posing coach as...

Zoodust‎, 04-06-2019 10:49 AM
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Thumbs up OCB Vegas Victory Classic 4-13-2019. Earn your Pro Card!

Hey guys/gals! We have an OCB show in Las Vegas next week, the only natural show in Sin City for 2019. I am making a feeble attempt at seeing if we can get any last minute entries. You might already be prepping for another show or an NPC competitor looking to participate in natural orgs....

Melina81‎, 04-05-2019 09:23 AM
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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 07:05 AM
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Prolonged Weekly 24 Hour Fast

I like to compete in natural bodybuilding competitions, but I also like to do a prolonged fast taking in nothing but water for 24 hours each week, as I feel it is a good detox and inner cleansing practice. Is that advisable while being on a strict offseason and onseason bodybuilding competition...

Ruben777‎, 03-25-2019 11:57 AM
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What about sugar free drinks during competition prep?

So, I was wondering what other people think about it. Personally I just drink (pepsi max) when I feel need for it plus it helps me with hunger. Currently I am 3 weeks out and my weight is 83.5 kg and my height is 174,5 cm and have 13,2 mm (4point fat measurement: biceps, triceps, back, abs) ...

AdriaensenGlenn‎, 02-24-2019 02:11 AM
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First show prep, no coach, am I on the right track?

I’m currently about 7 1/2 weeks (54 days) out from my first show. I’ve been in prep for just over 6 weeks now and I’ve definitely made a lot of progress I just don’t know if I’m making it fast enough? I’m not sure what I should look like at this stage in the game or how I should change my...

bwardlow45‎, 03-17-2019 01:14 PM
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Am I being stupid or could this work?

I'm currently 6 weeks out of men's physique and I'm slightly behind. I have planned to switch to keto in order to drop calories to 1700 for a final push and to speed things up. I've had good experiences with keto in the past with the hunger suppression side of things and feel like since my...

jlai928‎, 03-26-2019 04:50 PM
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First Competition

Hey All! Another first time competitor over here! My name is Everett and am 20 years old. I am about 5'11" and just under 190lbs. BF estimate- 14% Been training for a few years now and I am preparing for my first men's physique competition. I am eyeballing one in late October. Not only was I...

waldoehf‎, 06-11-2018 10:25 PM
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Exclamation 17 days out from comp and I just binged :’(

Some advice.. I have seen some threads on here explaining regarding binging but I feel I need more for my piece of mind.. I’m currently 17 days out from my first men’s physique comp.. I have gone the whole prep without a cheat up until about 12 days ago where I got told to cheat. Since then, I have...

lewisgoff‎, 03-27-2019 04:00 PM
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Looking for prep coach in the Chicago area

Hey there everyone, I just started back in the gym after a long hiatus, I have made great gains but I want to really get serious and hire a prep coach to help get me the leanest possible then maybe compete down the road. I currently workout at Life Time Fitness in Algonquin, IL. I have tried to...

spauldo777‎, 03-28-2019 09:54 AM
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Skin tightening???

I've just started taking photos in hopes of finding my way into a fitness magazine or sponsored. Anyhow, I've read that potassium pills, in conjunction with proper diet and cardio, will tighten the skin around the muscles to help with the overall 3D look when in front of the camera. I did this for...

DWHITE3577‎, 11-27-2011 03:21 PM
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Quitting bodybuilding after your first competition?

Hey guys, So I’m currently 3 weeks out and at this point I’m limping to the finish line. I’m 18 and this is my first show for men’s physique. The dieting and the cost of everything, including food, gas, supplements, and the “extra” supplements are taking a toll on me. Also I’ve pretty much shut...

gainzcollector‎, 03-09-2019 07:22 PM
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Considering competing in the future... not sure if I can even do it

For the past year or two I've been following a lot of bikini and figure girls on IG. Not only have I admired their determination and dedication, but they look beautiful and confident in their own skin. It's something I've thought about often lately but never quite sure if I should even try. I...

danaflava‎, 03-07-2019 07:54 AM
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Question Curious about my first compition

So I'm overweight as of right now, I'm 32 almost 33 male 5'8" and 237.8 lbs. I've lost about 30ish lbs in the last 4 months. I think this is good progress but it's not a set goal, it's not me getting it in to my full potential. So today I met with a bodybuilding coach, who thought it might be a...

Topperz‎, 11-28-2018 05:15 PM
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