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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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Does water / carb manipulation need to be adjusted if on the Keto diet?

I have done the water / carb manipulation process in the past following a guide with good success. Basically I drink a ton of water and take in little to no carbs for 5 days, then I significantly reduce water and carb load the day before. The day of I lose tons of water weight and look good and...

Wife Beater‎, 08-11-2018 12:37 PM
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Help! Carbloading and Conditioning

What is the protocol you guys use for carbloading if you aren't 100% satisfied with your condition during peak week? I did a show last year and was instructed to not carbload during peak week as my coach thought I wasn't lean enough and was worried I would spill over. However I ended up...

supermanprime2‎, 08-05-2018 12:07 PM
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How do I fix my metabolism?

So Ive been dieting for about 2 years straight. Im 28 years old. I moderately dieted for professional cheerleading auditions from about Nov -March 2017. I did a WNBF bikini competition July 2017 and was mostly on carb cycling. I prepped for a state level pageant in Nov 2017 and then reprepped for a...

fitRN327‎, 08-07-2018 05:28 PM
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Backing out of a comp

Hi So I’ve decided to pull out of my competition in September just didn’t think I would be ready and didn’t want to compete if I didn’t have a chance at winning I do feel disappointed to have not seen it through and feel like I’ve let my self down just wondered if anyone had been through a...

Ravensfan123‎, 08-14-2018 11:14 AM
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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 02:16 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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I was wondering if acne can make you really look bad on stage. Like if I get tanned and all that, is acne noticeable on stage?

jamesters‎, 01-24-2005 11:00 PM
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First show over

i just got done with my first show i was doing mens physique it got done Saturday Aug 4th so i took that night sunday and today (monday) to eat what i wanted i wouldn't say i did too bad my stomach never hurt and i dont fell like i ever over ate i just ate all crap but in small portions now...

stevo20122‎, 08-06-2018 05:43 PM
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Layne Norton Prep Book

Hey everyone!, I was wondering if anyone has gotten their hands on Layne Norton's "The Complete Contest Prep Guide" book. If so I was hoping someone could share it with me? It would be really really appreciated!!

danielrivera18‎, 08-12-2018 10:53 AM
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Arrow Men’s Physique Competition Video!

Hey guys, I just recently posted a new video from my competition on 7/28/2018 and figured I share it here for any new time competitors. I was also looking to get some feedback Physique, so if you guys could comment what y’all think I could work on it would be greatly appreciated! Link to...

Champ0512‎, 08-09-2018 01:01 PM
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Newbie question???

I know it has been asked a ton on here, but I am new to this competition thing. My first INBA Physique competition is 22 days out, and I was wondering if you guys could look at my pictures in my gallery and progress areas and tell me if you think I should do to better prepare myself. Thanks for...

Mykdiver‎, 07-25-2018 11:43 AM
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Posing music for first show... (MP3) what do you think?

KingQuads88‎, 06-10-2012 06:40 PM
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Shane Heugly’s contest prep/coaching

Creating a thread here for all athletes of Shane Heugly, ex clients etc, to log in and give their honest, no BS reviews of this guy. Been hearing a lot of terrible stuff on his coaching. Please advise for future athletes so they are aware...

ShaneTheSlain‎, 08-01-2018 06:47 PM
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Question Need help: Coaches

Hey guys, looking to compete next August in my first show: doing teen classic physique (I am 17) Reference my bio page for pics of my current physique. PLEASE- Anyone who has ANY experience with these coaches, or any coaches in general... any information and advice is welcome I am...

atilinca9‎, 07-22-2018 07:13 AM
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Unhappy Prep setback

Okay guys. I’m currently 9.5 weeks out of my first bikini show. I’ve been kicking ass; killing workouts, hitting macros, getting water in. Weight has been going down super well until boom. I’m not sure why, but my weight shot up and I’ve been so bloated and haven’t been able to successfully go #2....

Acavett‎, 07-24-2018 08:47 PM
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Classic physique first contest posing

Hey guys check out some of these posing photos I took yesterday and I'm open to any critisizm just fire away! Thanks Edit: check gallery for pictures

asgaittens‎, 07-24-2018 03:34 PM
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First prep, looking for a coach

Competing in a Mens Physique (NGA) show on October 27th, about 14 weeks out and I wanted to see if anyone knows a good & affordable coach for my prep.

TreyJC‎, 07-22-2018 07:35 PM
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Question What is a Men's Physique Competition Like?

Hi there, I am 1 week out from my first men's physique competition. I am hoping someone who has participated in a men's physique show would be able to walk me through what to expect. I have a general understanding of what goes on but since I don't have a coach I'd like some clarification. For...

JohnBuddyBod‎, 07-21-2018 06:18 AM
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Question Amateur week of prep?

Figured those in this subforum would know best here... What's best plan one week out from a beach trip or similar? Not for a competition type bodybuilder, but for a novice lifter who tracks calories/macros and just wants to look his best, and whose put in good work in the gym and kitchen and...

ChairmanWaffle‎, 06-12-2018 05:40 AM
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Question Why is the scale not budging?

Hi guys I've never posted before but I'm looking for some answers. I started my first contest prep 5 weeks ago. Beggining weight was 204 and I'm currently sitting at 190lbs. Weight loss has stalled and I've been stuck at 190lbs for almost a week. Even went up to 191.4 one day with same intake of...

darrenmaybury‎, 07-17-2018 08:12 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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Should I Drop my first show ?

Hey i am currently 10 days out from my novice mens physique prep and i think I have ran out of time, should I drop the show and focus on getting bigger or just do it ? My coach is Jerry Ward and im doing 2 hours of cardio daily with 40f/30c from green veggies and 160p. I feel like crap and on the...

SteveTran‎, 07-10-2018 09:46 PM
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