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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: Whats the difference between NPC and NPC Natural shows?

or didi I mention it in the title?

stayfit2008‎, 02-20-2009 05:41 AM
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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 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 08:12 AM
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What does your peak week workout schedule look like?

I'm about 5 weeks out and still lifting heavy of course; trying to preserve muscle while in a deficit. But I don't know what to do the week of the show. Do you just continue your regular plan or do you go to full bodies? This is my schedule now: mon=delts/bis/tris wed=legs/traps/forearms...

smokinal‎, Yesterday 05:41 PM
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Longer or shorter torso being judged onstage

Start at 101.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8hoEa_sWss&t=3443s Chris Aceto says a longer torso kills a front double biceps pose and shorter torsos tend to have the pregnant belly look . Now Flex seemed to have a longer torso and did exceptionally well

JohnSmeton‎, Yesterday 12:07 PM
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Bodybuilding for short people

So I have a rare leg condition that is hard to explain, but basically my bones are weak and I'm done growing at five feet and three inches. I'm currently at 149 pounds at 5'3, aprox 15-17% body fat. I would like to compete in the 2017 NANBF Badger classic (at the end of September) , just for...

ryandeweerdt‎, 08-16-2017 04:43 PM
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Mr physique or Bodybuilding routine

If someone who hasn't competed wants to get in shape for a competition, what would be the difference in workouts if he chooses mr physique competition or bodybuilding competition? And even classic bodybuilding which seems similar to mr physique?

dsteiger‎, 08-16-2017 11:26 AM
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Arrow How to Get Sponsored - Fitness Models & Athletes

Picture yourself standing on stage knowing you didn’t pay to enter the show, or for tanning, or for travel, or for your NPC card. Imagine a shipment of free supplements showing up at your door every month. Think about walking into the gym dressed in the latest workout gear you got for free. These...

Aaron4418‎, 04-30-2017 10:47 AM
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Does anyone NOT manipulate water, carbs and sodium before a show?

I have my first MP show in about 6 weeks and starting to think about what I need to do during the last couple weeks; and of course, close to the show. I have read a lot of people missing and coming in flat etc... My thought is that if I look good the Saturday before, and I'm happy with my look...

smokinal‎, 08-03-2017 03:20 AM
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Unhappy Help!! 6 weeks out binge

I'm fuming with myself right now I am 6 weeks out and just binged massively.... 3 Krispy Kremes, chocolate, cereal and some ice cream I literally couldn't stop myself. Have I ruined all the hard work?? What can I do to try and minimise the effects of this binge??

Ash2003‎, 08-12-2017 04:46 PM
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Silly boardshort question

Newbie question but I'm going shopping for boardshorts for my first physique show next month. Question is, do you wear underwear under them? Any tips on what to buy?

smokinal‎, 08-02-2017 05:19 PM
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Lightbulb Bikini contest possible for me?

Hello everyone, I really want to do my first bikini competition. It's in June 16,2018 so that leaves me about 10 months. I'm 5"2 and 117lbs about 20% fat from what the gym scales said. I carry most of my fat in my legs so my upper body is lean with the top two abs showing and I also have some...

aurelieLifts‎, 08-10-2017 12:02 AM
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Help with removing a tan after my show

I will be competing next Saturday and I have a photoshoot scheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday. Last year I competed and used the spray tanning at the show - my tan was way too dark compared to all the rest of the competitors (which actually hurt me in the competition). When I washed...

rickjosuna‎, 08-07-2017 02:13 PM
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How to get into competing

Hi there, I'm 21 and looking to compete by the time I'm 23 and wondering how to get into competing, how to 'move up' in different shows and basically how to progress in competing.

KiyanS‎, 07-26-2017 12:30 PM
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Another first time bikini competitor... 7weeks out, no coach

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great Monday, I know I am. Anyway, just looking for a little friendly advice/tips regarding my first show coming up in 7 weeks. I have no coach and am doing 100% of my own training and diet (gasp!) So far things have been going well, I have some pics...

ktmurphy559‎, 07-24-2017 11:58 AM
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Return to the Olympia

So, since Bodybuilding.com began to promote the return to the Olympia challenge, I have progressively preparing my mindset to compete. The only thing, I have never competed in a fitness competition. I started to look more into it and found out that you have to qualify to compete. How and where do...

SamanthaLWhite‎, 08-04-2017 09:17 PM
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Talking Keto diet for prep

Hey babes I'm in the process of training for a competition next year. Right now My body fat is roughly 13-15% on average. I take the "in body" scale test every month. I weight train 6 days a week with 5 days a week adding hiit cardio. My coach has mentioned the Keto diet. I'm currently doing a low...

Ashleybug94‎, 08-03-2017 12:42 PM
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Low-carb desserts

I'm a big sweets lover - any innovative ideas on desserts which include protein powder i can try?

Jenny10644‎, 07-31-2017 05:11 PM
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Cheat meal 6 weeks out?

Can someone suggest me if its a good idea to throw in a cheat meal post workout immediately, i m 6 1/2 weeks out, I am 11% bf right now.. Last whole week i cheated here n there.. I feel my body is demanding a cheat meal then i can get back to routine without cheating.. What's ur opinion?

Moneyhi06‎, 07-29-2017 03:46 AM
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First INBF experience...California Natural Muscle Mayhem, Sacramento

As the title implies, I just wanted to give my experience of my first INBF/WNBF event. In short an overall excellent experience. Promoted by Bob Bell and Tina Smith. Organization: Excellent. Everything from the check-in to polygraph to tanning and direction as to what was going on was very...

DerekPersson‎, 07-24-2017 07:43 PM
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Post Bodyfat for figure comp

I will be on stage in two weeks for my figure competition and I am 12 BF. I am leaning out but I feel I am not looking like I should be. My coach says I am but I don't see him that much and I have other people telling me I am not. I am around 1400 cals a day. 45 min of cardio 6x a week. My coach...

peacelvnsoul71‎, 07-23-2017 05:45 PM
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Water depleting during prep week

Hey everyone. So, yesterday I competed in my first bikini competition. My coach had me drinking 2.5 gals of water at the beginning of The week then decreased It to 1.5 gals. Each day I took a water pill on the am, and took one twice a day wed and Thursday. Friday I drank 1/2 gal before noon, then...

Kgrabarek08‎, 07-30-2017 11:48 PM
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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 05:42 AM
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Post First Time Bikini Competitor - 3 1/2 Weeks Out

Hi Everyone, My name is Stephanie and on August 12th I will be competing in mu first bikini competition! I am doing a natural contest and will be registering for an NPC event in October, so fairly not much time in between. I feel that I am ready physically. My posing needs work! But i would love...

prettyfittwin‎, 07-16-2017 04:12 AM
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Reverse dieting for competition?

Hi folks, I'm considering competing in IFBB again, bikini division. This will be my first competition in three years. I work at the gym that runs the local IFBB competitions in my state and the owner has agreed to be my coach for free. His method is unusual though. He is reverse dieting me over...

charlzyd‎, 07-01-2017 07:27 PM
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Question How to know when to compete?

Hey guys, I'm definitely competing in the future I just dont know when would be a good time. For those of you who competed in bodybuilding shows, how did you know when you were ready to compete? I would love to compete right now even, I just have a fear of going on stage and not being near as good...

WannaBbig18‎, 07-22-2017 07:52 AM
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First Bikini Comp Canceled! New show-- 10 weeks out. What should i focus on?

Hello All, I am a new bikini competitor and was scheduled to compete in a natural competition August 12th. I just found out last night (2 weeks out) that my show was canceled due to a low number registrants. I was doing a Natural Show, but a really good NPC show is coming up in my area in...

scole455‎, 07-29-2017 06:34 AM
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Looking for in person training / bikini contest prep in San Francisco San Mateo Area

Looking for in person training / bikini contest prep in either San Francisco or San Mateo and not interested in online training. Hoping to find someone with a substantial amount of experience. Does anyone know of someone in this area?

JulietsMia‎, 07-02-2017 11:20 AM
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