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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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19 year old needs help with competition prep

Starting off by saying I'm a complete newbie when it comes to competing so any and all information is very appreciated. I am currently 19 years old, 6 feet tall and weigh 213 pounds. Lifting has been my favorite past time the last 2 or so years. I've put on a ton of muscle and all my friends,...

skyhigh340‎, 03-03-2018 10:23 PM
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Senior Bodybuilding Competitions

I'm going to be a half century in a few months. What sort of competitions are there for seniors? Would I qualify generally? How hard is the competition usually? Thx but I have no idea as to any of this...

Why9999‎, 01-06-2010 04:56 PM
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Regional vs national look

Would you come in to a regional npc show as hard as you would to a national npc show if you could? Or do you think being that hard would hurt you in regional placing? I know it sounds dumb, but it does seem like the regional shows reward for softer physique while the national level does the...

kitpapa‎, 01-27-2018 11:39 AM
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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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Exclamation Macro Check - 5'8 Male - Contest Prep (First Comp!)

Hi everyone, I would like some input on my current macros: Total Daily Calories: 1528 Carbs: 88g Fats: 46g Protein: 193g Sodium: 1577 Sugar: 22g

maurelio18‎, 03-13-2018 11:57 AM
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How Bad, Mind Games

Hi, I'm 52 yrs old and 10 weeks from my show. I follow my coaches food plan every step for step. Cardio, I do the step machine 4 times a week 40 min, high intensity and the elliptical 3 times a week for 30min. I get one cheat meal and I eat sushi and I eat a lot of it one time a week. No...

Thomasearl65‎, 03-12-2018 09:30 AM
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Cutting out supplements, bars & carbonated drinks prior to a show?

From previous experience I've always cut out protein supplements, bars, and carbonated drinks 2 weeks out from a show. What do you personally cut out when you get into prep that you generally would have whilst not "prepping"

ValidPhysiqe‎, 03-06-2018 04:23 PM
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10 weeks out, too lean? (pics)

I always start dieting 12 weeks out from a competition, but I stayed leaner than usual this winter bulk. I weighed in at 157 today, and last competition I did, I weighed 152-153... (5'8, obviously natural) Here are pics taken this morning after 2 weeks of dieting (cold, fasted, no pump): ...

MillerDecaXC‎, 03-04-2018 02:59 PM
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Can I be ready for an NPC show by April? (pics)

So my goal was to finally compete in my first bodybuilding show in April either in men's physique or classic physique. Was hoping to get an idea if I can actually be contest ready by that time. I've been bulking after a little mini cut that was somewhat successful, my idea was to continue bulking...

MeuMuh‎, 11-16-2017 12:59 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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Post Any other UK competitors/potential competitors?

Thought I would post a thread to see if there are any other folkes in the UK that are prepping? I am competing in my first show in July and am having trouble finding a community of other competitors. Even my coach is outside the UK! I seem to be finding that there are differences in the...

Pittawithcheese‎, 03-04-2018 12:52 AM
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Lightbulb Can NPC athlete compete in ifbb pro league competitions ?

Hello can anyone tell me is it possible to NPC athlete compete in IFBB Pro League ?

Megaman007‎, 03-03-2018 09:49 AM
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Aiming to compete

In roughly 100 weeks. It's a long term goal, but I'm preparing every day. Any advice? Is 100 weeks far enough out or should I even be thinking of competing that soon? Ignore the silly Charlie Brown face, just making fun of myself a little for being tired.

R1DINGPwnies‎, 02-21-2018 05:38 AM
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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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11 Weeks out

Hey guys I'm 11 weeks out. My handheld be machine says I'm 12.8% bf. What do you guys think is this accurate? Do you think I can be shredded enough for 11 weeks?

ShaneMoodie‎, 02-24-2018 05:11 PM
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Contest application deadline 2.28. PICS of me after 1 Month cut, Decide for me please

Hello everyone, i am 172cm, 75KG average guy who wants to join ICN in seoul, Korea for my very first bodybuilding competition. I am thinking about classic physique as my lats and vtaper are non existant. These are the pics after I cut for 1 month, losing almost 2lbs~ and I think a lot of fat....

ace2735‎, 02-25-2018 12:55 AM
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Exclamation Bad genetics (shoulders to hips ratio) to compete? Bikini fitness (pics)

Hi everyone! I love the look of bikini fitness and would like to prep for a competition myself. I went to see a coach and he told me I would need a slightly longer collar bones and slightly smaller hips - obviously, I can´t do anything with bones and it made me sad. So is this really lost...

ZZdenka‎, 02-23-2018 06:18 AM
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Arnold Classic On Amazon?

The Olympia was on Amazon Prime, is the Arnold going to be?

Thomasearl65‎, 02-26-2018 03:06 AM
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So I have the genetics to enter a comp?

Hey guys, after grinding away at a powerlifting style of training over the past few months. I am considering cutting down and beginning bodybuilding with the goal of entering a competition. I've always been intrigued by the dedication involved and want to experience that. However , I'm not sure...

readyable‎, 02-19-2018 07:06 AM
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Talking 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...

Saltwatergypsy‎, 02-19-2018 08:13 PM
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2018 WNBF/INBF Tri-State BB, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, Physique Championships

On Saturday, 19 May 2018, LaDawn and Delbert Hickman will once again host the 11th Annual WNBF/INBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, Physique Championships (a WNBF Pro Qualifying Event) at the Dayton, Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio! It will certainly be an event you...

delberthickman‎, 01-13-2018 12:18 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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Smile WBFF Posing coach in Dallas area

Hey guys, Does anyone know a good WBFF posing coach in the dallas area? I am competing in July and already got a coach but she is in LA. Since this is my first show I want to do a couple classes face to face to get better insight. Thank you!! Ps not 48 lol idk why it has me under 48...

pvanarkadi6‎, 02-13-2018 01:26 PM
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Hi guys, I understand these (CBBF & INBF) are two different Bodybuilding federations. I am hoping someone can help give me insight in terms of their protocols of drug usage. Our local association (tied under CBBF) will be hosting a "Natural Show" 2018 Alberta Natural Championships in March...

sko0dle‎, 02-15-2018 12:49 PM
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what is good for a high school student to deadlift

i way 140lbs. 17 years old. 12th grade high school. around 7 or 8 % bodyfat today i deadlifted 335lbs one rep. i havnt really ever power cleaned hard and im just about top work out hard again to gain mass so i have alot of room for improvement. how does 335 deadlift compare to other high...

getbig62789‎, 02-14-2007 06:58 PM
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