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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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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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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, Today 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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which competition?

I am new to the world of bodybuilding and competing, I currently have not competed in any shows but plan to this year. any suggestions on which competition and division would be suitable for me for a first timer on stage. my attributes currently: Height- 6'5 3/4 weight-218-220lbs body...

Elfitness34‎, 03-28-2018 12:00 PM
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how to avoid looking smooth due to carbs (noob)

I'm aiming to peel off my shirt in around 2.5-3 weeks and I want to be absolutely peeled. I notice I look my absolute sharpest the morning before a meal after a day of low carbs. However, if I eat regularly for a day, I will look bigger but smoother especially in the midsection in the evening....

deathmetal1992‎, 04-01-2018 08:28 AM
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Figure Prep Coach

Does anyone know of some good figure competition coaches in Detroit, MI? I would really like to work with someone in town. Thanks in advance.

jones172‎, 03-28-2018 11:16 AM
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Hello guys

KingMuscle215‎, 03-27-2018 06:44 PM
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Smile Need some advice on my contest prep , comp MAP in 5 weeks.

So I'm a little stressed out because I have the feeling I'm not cutting fast enough. first some stats: 22 years 1m89 93KG 7.7%BF cardio: EOD 30min 125BPM This is my meal plan:

purehoward‎, 02-15-2018 01:50 PM
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What happens if you're the only competitor?

I am 4 Weeks out, and in the registration page for the athletes, there is an optional page where athletes can list their names who have signed up. I would be in the Men's Physique A category (up to and incld. 5'7") and it's empty as of now (perhaps athletes do not want to disclose...). Just...

sko0dle‎, 03-01-2018 08:57 AM
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Considering competing; looking for a coach in DMV area

I'm looking to possibly compete within the next few months. Before getting too ahead of myself I was hoping to find a coach that I could meet with in person to get an assessment. Since it's my first time competing I was hoping to find someone in Maryland, Virginia, D.C. rather than online. Does...

jr2549a‎, 03-24-2018 08:22 AM
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Thumbs up what is your ideal “fitness care package”

Hi everyone! I am in desperate need of your help since I don’t know too much about the bodybuidling world :( unfortunately no where near as fit as my boyfriend buttttttt what better way to learn than through forums? My boyfriend is starting to prep to compete this summer and I want to be...

annniewins‎, 03-20-2018 11:05 PM
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6 Weeks our April 28th show

6 weeks left in the prep and just wanted to get some feedback on the progress/ see if everyone thought i was on track so far. My current split is chest,back, quad, shoulder, hammies then repeat. This is My first prep and I’m really excited! Thanks for the feeback Currently 198 35min cardio...

bdubclassic‎, 03-20-2018 06:48 PM
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Looking for Bodybuilding coach!!!!!!

I'm looking for a bodybuilding coach in the Detroit Metro area. I live in Rochester, MI and my gym is in Rochester as well. I'm looking for a coach to help me prepare for a show next July. I've got a year to go and I want to win or at least be top 3. I have strong desires and I work like a...

nitrobjones‎, 07-19-2010 06:41 PM
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10 Days Out - Carb Loading Dilemma (Pics inside)

Hey guys, Kind of undecided now how I should do my Peak Week, in terms of Carb Loading. Last week I've followed a guide by Rob Riches "Carb Loading During Peak Week" and now I'm not sure if it's classified as a "Front End Load" or "Back End Load". Should I stick with this same program again next...

sko0dle‎, 03-14-2018 02:36 PM
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