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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 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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Reputable Online Coaches?

Hello, Looking to get serious about competing. I'm looking at online coaches but I'm having difficulties deciding which ones are reputable and what I should look for in a good coach. Any suggestions would be helpful.

lbloir‎, 04-25-2019 11:09 AM
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Question Teen Physique

I am wishing to compete in a Teen Physique show, 20 weeks out. Is there any muscle I should train more, any advice for prep? Prep such as tan, water retention, bulking/cutting. I am currently focusing more on shoulders and back since they have been lagging behind v shape wise. ...

Oxxxx‎, 05-24-2019 11:22 PM
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Unhappy Macros & Calories 6 weeks out: left without a trainer or guidance

I competed in April and did pretty well for my first show. Most of all, I loved every second of being on stage. I planned to compete again in early July and wanted to work with my trainer but I'm having communication issues. Long story short, 2 months post-show, I'm left without a plan and have yet...

maeva27‎, 05-23-2019 10:56 AM
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Tanning/waxing timeline

ok, I sometimes break out from a waxing but the new place I went to, seemed to do ok and I am 10 weeks out. I usually shave from the waist down and wax above but I am thinking to grow it and wax everything. I do get tax in the summer but I will need spray tan help, so when should I do each...

AnotherOldGuy‎, 05-20-2019 01:56 PM
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DIET MISTAKE! 2 weeks out bikini

Hey there, So I am currently 2 and 3 weeks out from my first bikini competitions of the season. I am carb cycling, and doing 3 high carb days per week on the days I train legs, and 4 low carb days. On my low carb days I add an additional 20g of almond butter. HOWEVER, I have read my plan wrong...

HayleeRae‎, 05-18-2019 07:10 AM
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Post contest huge water retention

So after I competed, I've been eating for 4 days everything I wished for the past 4 months. I've done competing before 3 times and after each competition I ate the same. Only this time, after 4 days I was weighting 10 more kgs, and my feet and calves are swollen I can barely walk ! What should I...

anetoiu‎, 05-18-2019 09:33 AM
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Prepping for very first competition

Haven't ever had a desire to compete, just to get big as fuark. Currently 5'10 245lbs. My goal this year was to get to 250 with abs (so around 10-12% bodyfat.) I haven't really put much effort into clean eating or anything like that. I Eat good foods for the most part.. but enjoy my sweet foods as...

QuadDamIt‎, 05-03-2019 04:25 PM
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Help Needed | First Contest Prep (No Beuno)

Hello everyone, Long time viewer, very recent poster here. I entered a physique competition for August 3, 2019 in Knoxville. My motivation for doing the contest was to help me work on my discipline and I could not think of a better way to create some great healthy habits. I started this journey...

chavist‎, 05-06-2019 10:14 PM
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Too many classes?

I'm 50 and I've never done something like this and want to scratch it off my bucket list. The NPC event in Myrtle Beach is Aug 3 and I'm starting to reduce calories to drop from 190 to 175 under supervision from my coach who learned/trained under Mike Metzer. Obviously entering the 50+ Masters...

AnotherOldGuy‎, 05-15-2019 01:37 PM
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What to do if spilled over (back load 2 days out).

The show is on friday and I spilled over (ingested too many carbs yesterday). Today is Thursday. Should I fast? Protein and veg only? fats? How will you go about fixing this? My show is at 5.40pm on friday so quite a while a way. It is currently the morning of Thursday where I am .

jlai928‎, 05-08-2019 11:49 PM
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Bikini competitor

Hey everyone!!! So I’m new(ish) to weight lifting but have been doing cardio my whole life running in every 5k I can find. I’m addicted to weightlifting and love seeing the progress. This week I started carb cycling. Today was my high carb day (my carbs being brown rice, sweet potatoes and...

AceCaldwell‎, 05-09-2019 03:53 PM
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First contest - True Novice or Open?

I am registering to compete in my first ever men's physique competition, but the divisions are TRUE NOVICE, NOVICE, and OPEN. They clarify that True Novice is for first time competitors, but can I just register for the Open division and try my luck, or am I forced to register for the true novice...

R1DINGPwnies‎, 05-08-2019 06:46 AM
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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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Beginning of prep for first competition

Hey guys! Looking to do a physique competition sometime this fall so that gives me about 20-25 weeks. Pics of what I look like now are attached. 6' 2", 195lbs, 13% body fat (according to a body composition scale which I know aren't that accurate) Since this is going to be my first...

mefelsen‎, 05-03-2019 10:08 PM
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Unhappy Obese to Bodybuilder?

I'm always hearing about guys that have gone from being skinny to bodybuilder. Does anyone know of anybody that has gone frome obese to bodybuilder; and what steps did they take? Did they lose the excess fat first then build lean muscle or simultaneously? I'm kind of starting late. I am 43.

jlinwood‎, 11-11-2010 05:31 AM
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Arm size at 5′ 11″

Im relatively new to lifting (2months), I'm 17 and walk around at 181cm and 62-65kg from time to time so far my lifts are 87.5kg bench, 100kg squat and a 140kg deadlift my arm size is 11.5 inches when relaxed and 13.5inches when flexed while my forearms are 10.5inches relaxed and 12inches flexed,...

yozarai21‎, 05-04-2019 07:00 PM
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10 days out, got off dieting for 2 days | Urgent help needed !

My prep was going on so well, I was in the best shape of my lifetime (this would be the 4th contest I attend) I was about 14 days out when I found out I wasn't able to compete no more because of financial factors. I also had some other issues like both my parents were in the hospital, I just dumped...

anetoiu‎, 05-01-2019 07:57 AM
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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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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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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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