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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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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: 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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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 08:12 AM
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Bikini comp pics — 4 weeks out help!

Hey fit friends, I’m new to this community but have been a lover of fitness for years. My first bikini competition is coming up on the 15th of June. I am around 16% BF. It’s the “Summer Shredding: Christian Guzman/Alphalete” So its not on the same level as NPC, and I know I have some leverage and...

jschecfit‎, 05-19-2018 05:38 PM
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Am I ready to step on stage?

It’s been a long time since I posted on these forums. Anyway, I’m hoping I can get some opinions from those of you that have competed. I’ve had this desire to at least do one competition before I’m too old lol. I’d be lying if I said my nerves weren’t getting in the way of my decision. I’m...

blacklabel9698‎, Yesterday 06:25 AM
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First time dieting & calculating macros

Hi Guys, I need some advice as its my first time where I am "proper dieting" and also first time calculating my macros and I have 7 weeks to diet down to around 6% body fat. My current stats are: Age: 31 Weight: 93Kg Current bf: Approx 10% Height: 6"1 or 186cm I have been training for...

Peeled247‎, Yesterday 01:20 AM
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Upcoming show vlogs

Hey homies I started a YT channel at the beginning of my current prep and I am currently 1 week out from my next show, if anyone cares to see everything that goes into a prep and show, feel free subscribe and support your boy! Will rep any new subs, just let me know :) 76gM-i89bA4

euro7muscle‎, 05-08-2018 10:24 PM
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Hi Everyone, I'm 52yrs old. Compete next weekend (May 19th) in classis physique. I have done everything my coach has asked. From food plan, cardio, i.e. 1hr to 1 1/2 a day. That's not missing one day of cardio in over 3 months. I will have to admit, I was in pretty darn good shape but had...

Thomasearl65‎, 05-08-2018 06:46 AM
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Hair Removal- Which one - Wax, Cream or Shave ?

For hair removal mainly on the chest and underarms what do you guys generally do and have you had any issues. Waxing My concern on waxing is mainly spot breakouts. I waxed my back last year with instant wax strips and it looked great until about 4 days later when I got a massive outbreak of...

whitedragon101‎, 04-20-2018 08:00 AM
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What do you guys prefer, doing it yourself or using a 3rd party spray company at the show venue? I've always just used the company at the show but they did a poor job last time so I am contemplating getting some Jan Tana and just doing it myself but I also don't want to f*ck it up so I can't...

euro7muscle‎, 04-17-2018 06:42 AM
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Unhappy How does missing meals affect Show Day?

This is my first Bikini Competition. I’ve trained on and off for the last two years but became CONSISTENT this January. Me and my trainer see each other three days a week, I do cardio 5-6 days a week and the rest of my lifting depends on me. One issue I’ve had since day one is getting all six...

Trained2Reign‎, 04-28-2018 07:41 AM
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5 weeks out from 1st bikini competition

Hey all! Looking for a few quick tips or maybe hoping someone has had a similar experience that could shed some light.. so I feel pretty squared away with my training and nutrition plan that I have used for a 12 week prep. I'm seeing good progress in my upper body (leaning out in the right places...

klcesar‎, 05-04-2018 08:03 PM
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Question Prohibited List (WADA)

Hey guys I've transitioned from the NPC over to a natural organization this year because I am a life-time natty and want to compete on more of a level playing field. I was reading up on the WADA website regarding banned substances and I am bit confused about the 2 separate lists they have. So...

euro7muscle‎, 04-09-2018 05:32 AM
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Cool First prep

Hi all. I am going though my first prep. Not bad, just frustrating since im not dropping weight as id hoped. Im 5'1 and im fluctuating between 100-99lbs. Im already tiny and pretty lean already since i diet and eat clean in off season. I prob need to lose 5 more pounds. I dont know what im doing...

kaitlynmann1‎, 04-18-2018 02:03 PM
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Post competition digestion issues

Hello, I just competed for the first time 2 weeks ago (figure) and got second place in Masters and third in open figure (out of 11 amazing girls!!!). It was an amazing experience and very positive. I prepped with coach. After the show, we set reverse diet plan, as I read so much about competitors...

lotusdeva‎, 04-07-2018 11:57 AM
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Sad Day

Hi Everyone, I'm 3 weeks out from the Kuclo Classic. I have been doing great on my training, eating, cardio, ect, ect.... At the age of 52 I have abs, yeah me. LOL. Yesterday was a sad day in my life, my brother passed away. We knew it was coming but would be months away. It was a hard day...

Thomasearl65‎, 04-24-2018 03:40 AM
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Smile Age:17 Weight:148 Bench:325 Close To Any Records???

hi im 17 years old and i weight 148 i bench press 325lbs i was wondering wat are the bench press records in my age and weight group.. thanks...

hbk695‎, 08-27-2005 10:49 PM
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What do you guys do on the day after a refeed ?

From what Im understanding A refeed is meant to increase Leptin levels by overfilling muscle/liver glycogen stores and spilling into fat cells. Now today I consumed 400g of carbs, I typically eat 200g of carbs everyday. Now since Im full of carbs would it be wise tomorrow to consume say...

ChristianBBer‎, 06-17-2010 07:29 PM
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25 days out Arnold’s are chocolate

Need some guidance Last weekend(14) competed and won fitness bikini(IFBB) Got an invite to Arnold Classics Africa. Today just ate half a slab of Lindt. Do I train more tomorrow/not eat remaining meals today or just never do this again and hope for the best with my condition this week..

aafrica2018‎, 04-22-2018 06:27 AM
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Need Help 15 weeks 6 days out

First competition. (Natural) July 14. Going to do physique. Current stats. 5'7" 160lb 15% BF. Looking for any advise for diet. Would like to compete around 6-8 percent. I have done Keto to get from 225lb to 160 lb. Any advise including diet (macros) exercise routine, possing advice,...

snackpacklight‎, 03-27-2018 01:22 PM
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Major plateau - feels like I'm going in the wrong direction

Looking for feedback... I've been trying to get myself lean as possible. I don't have a coach as of yet; hopefully within the next couple of months I can get one, but I've been averaging a fluctuation of 19-21% body fat percentage over the past year or so. Anytime I dip to around 20% or lower I get...

Lhaber20‎, 04-17-2018 08:33 PM
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Prepping for my first comp!

Hey Guys, Posted this on the female misc but firgured you would probably all be able to help also! Just looking for some advice on comp prep. I have a coach but I think it is invaluable to get extra help from current and former competitors considering I am new to this whole world of competing. I...

sakurasanta86‎, 04-06-2018 09:09 PM
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2 weeks out of my first men's physique contest

Hey everyone, I'm currently 2 1/2 weeks out from my first ever contest. This is my current shape and I was wondering if my bodyfat percentage is low enough at this point. I am ~~ 173 lbs, 5'9'', dropped about 13 lbs since I started dieting 12 weeks ago. I'm doing cardio every day for 55-60...

Thunderdome95‎, 04-04-2018 12:47 AM
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competition info

how you doing guys? long time lurker here looking to do my first men's physique competition and just nee a little help with logistics. ive scoured over the NPC website only to find limited information on the east coast cup in CT, october 13th. the info says online registration is closed,. so...

xunseenx‎, 04-12-2018 04:28 AM
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Heart rate for LISS cardio

My heart rate has been around 73% of my MHR when doing my LISS cardio. After some reading online, many people suggest as low as 60%! What do you guys go by and why? I know there is a fine line between "low" intensity and "medium" but I legit wouldn't feel anything if I were to go as low as 60%....

euro7muscle‎, 04-06-2018 03:40 AM
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Dream Tan #2 Method

In this thread, I am outlining the method that has been passed down to me from other great bodybuilders who ALWAYS have top notch color at their shows. When I used this method, I too received nothing but compliments on how good my color was. So here it is... *This method will actually work...

Sporto1633‎, 03-26-2008 08:15 AM
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Lose 2.5 pounds over night

I am about 2.5 pounds over what I need to be tomorrow morning at 6:30 am. How do I lose that fast as ****? I know it probably won’t be healthy, but it’s less than 24 hours so I’m not worried about long term effects.

toadwhisperer‎, 04-04-2018 12:44 PM
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