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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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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 11:25 PM
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please help/ did my diet screw me up

Hi everyone! Not sure where to post this but I need serious help. After bodybuilding for 2-3 years and putting on good muscle mass, I decided to go on a serious cut that turned into an eating disorder in June/july 2016. I went from about 175 lbs down to 139 in a month, and kept that weight for 6...

notyouraveragej‎, 12-30-2018 02:36 PM
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Michigan NPC prep (March 24th)

Was just curious about anyone undergoing prep for this and class.....last September for me was True Novice, this time Novice. Placed 3rd last time and gunning for overall this time around💪

TPlain24‎, 01-16-2019 08:08 PM
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Water in Final Week to Contest

What type of water do you recommend drinking during the final week leading up to a bodybuilding competition? I heard some advise drinking distilled water, and others advise drinking "low sodium" water (whatever that means). Isn't all water basically zero sodium?

Ruben777‎, 01-16-2019 12:41 PM
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Niacin for Vascularity

Ok, I've noticed there are a few types of Niacin. Niacin 186, Niacinamide and No-flush Niacin. Any experience on which helps improve vascularity the most? I am an extremely vascular person to begin with, especially after a set of two of bent barbell rows ;) but when I get onstage 7 weeks from...

toolegit2quit‎, 02-02-2002 03:16 PM
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Tofu For Bodybuilding Competition Diet?

I am on a classic bodybuilding competition diet, that includes chicken breast, egg whites, protein powder, etc. However, I feel like for health purposes, I would like to cut down on the meat. Not eliminate it entirely, but maybe just have one of my meals each day, that only comprises tofu for...

Ruben777‎, 01-05-2019 05:42 PM
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Confused with coach approaches to nutrition

I am a first timer tying to compete in Bikini. I feel very lost as to what type of coach to hire because most charge a lot of money so I went with a particular well known female pro IFBB who was reasonably priced and she provided me with a list of protein sources, fat sources, veggies etc and...

chicmom‎, 01-07-2019 08:15 PM
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Competition tan

This is probably a random question, I will be competing. Would tan cover stretch marks? And are stretch marks frowned upon in comps? I’ve got them around my hips and thighs and it’s one thing that puts me off getting on stage!

RochDarl‎, 01-03-2019 06:08 AM
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Backstage Pump Up Exercises?

Hello. I plan on competing in a natural bodybuilding competition next year. (1) I am wondering, what pump up exercises do you recommend I use in my "Backstage Pump Up Routine," to pump up before going out onstage? I have read that Pullups are a great exercise in a backstage pump up...

Ruben777‎, 12-29-2018 12:35 PM
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Angry Backing out of contest prep

I had a question for my fellow competitors. If you have competed,which I’ve done 7 shows myself (bb), you know how much it takes to get to the stage. The work,mindset, and suffering it takes. So I jumped into a prep abut 8-10 weeks ago. And right now I’m 15 weeks out. However, this time I do not...

Jefferson12‎, 12-22-2018 03:43 AM
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Counting Macros

I have a quick question? so when I’m counting macros do the proteins in carbs and fats count towards my protein goal? Because I know that oats and rice show they have protein? Or should I get my proteins from meat first then reach my carbs and fat goal? Whenever I calculate the carbs and fats...

Barkowskyba‎, 12-30-2018 08:09 AM
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best in store posing oil?

Anyone got any good tips on the best body oil to use in a competition? I know about pro tan muscle juice and java tan posing oil and i have read the reviews, but i want ot know has anyone tried anything for a normal store and has it worked well? Did anyone use johnsons baby creamy oil cocoa and...

erinlegends‎, 04-06-2010 05:43 AM
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Looking for a trainer in Northern VA /DC Area

Hello there.. Can anyone recommend a trainer in Northern VA? I am looking to compete in a few figure competitions this year and am looking for an experienced trainer/nutritionist to help me reach that next level. Had a trainer for a month and a half and the "marriage" just didn't work out. I...

FITANDFOCUSED‎, 02-12-2007 06:42 AM
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Question First Ever, didn't read rules

Hello guys!

RoyalMadness‎, 12-17-2018 09:04 PM
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Physique competition prep

I am going to participate in physique competition for the first time, and it will be in the beginning of May, is the period enough for preparation and i have been wondering about diet changes, workout plans and most importantly carbs load up before the contest? last by not least any tips that...

Emadolimat‎, 12-16-2018 12:04 PM
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Question Prepping for a photoshoot?

Hello everybody :) I have my first time photo shoot in 6 days, so how should i appear with my best condition? How should i get rid of excess body water and look full? Bare in mind that iam not a pro and iam not willing to go extreme on my self like drinking 4 gallons of water and not...

dogyleo‎, 12-12-2018 09:32 AM
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