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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: 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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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 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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Am I ready for my first NATURAL competition?

Hey guys, 174cm, 72kg, 23years I would really like to try competing in natrual Physique in October (I would start my prep in June = 4 months to get ready), but I'm worried I'm still not so muscular and can be bigger. Currently I'm lean bulking on 3400kcal a day training 5x times a week in a...

Kubicka‎, 04-29-2017 11:00 AM
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waist to shoulder/chest ratio

at my leanest (around 8%) i got down to a 33 inch waist... at this point i realized that i have a very wide pelvic bone and for me to have a nice appearance i need my shoulders and chest/lats to grow... im bulking again :) my shoulders right now are 53 inches at the widest point and my...

dxe‎, 07-10-2008 12:04 PM
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I'm 8 weeks out from my first men's physique show...

Am I on track? I just need advice and criticisms....

jgassant2012‎, 06-15-2017 08:04 PM
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Men's physique - 4 weeks out @ 194-195

Hello all, Just wanting to get some feedback of how i'm looking for my first show? I have finally committed to a show that is just under 4 weeks out right now. I'm sitting around 194 lbs and hoping to at least drop another 5-6 lbs by show time. Still eating 300g+ of carbs everyday, calories...

Braap105‎, 05-23-2017 06:59 AM
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Cold food

Am I a psychopath for actually preferring my meals cold over heated up? I think it's just something I have developed over the past couple years from constantly traveling for work and having to eat my meals straight out of my cooler/meal bag, anyone else? Veggies not so much but chicken, steak, rice...

euro7muscle‎, 06-17-2017 01:17 AM
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Prepping for 1000lb Club

I am going to attempt the 1000lb club in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone had any advice on exercise routines for a week prior to attempting the 1000lb lifts as well as a day before. Also what should I eat the night before?

Travieso79‎, 06-04-2017 01:20 AM
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Stand Up Tanning Booth

So a perk of my gym membership is access to the stand up tanning booths. I've never used one before but would like to start. What do I need to know? Do I wear sunscreen or tanning lotion? How long do I do it for? I'm very light skinned if that matters any.

stoverbruce‎, 05-31-2017 07:45 AM
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Delaying your period with the mini pill for show day

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used the mini pill to delay their period in order to not get it on the day of your competition or shortly before. And their experience with it. Does it make you retain water? I just did 2 shows back to back and for the first one I was still carrying water from my...

lynn4everfit‎, 06-06-2017 05:42 PM
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Trouble flaring left lat... help

Hey I'm doing my first figure comp in July but seem to be having trouble getting my left lat to flare. I have no trouble with the right side but it's like my brain wont connect with the muscle on the left. It's SO FRUSTRATING. I feel like I am doing the same thing on both side but it doesn't...

push_it‎, 04-22-2009 01:46 PM
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Online Prep Coaches ??

Hi guys, does anyone have any good suggestions/recommendations for a good online natural coach? I trained with john Otis Hollywood once, but don't know what happened to him.. and 3dmj seems very busy.. any one have any good current coaches ??

ben1212rus‎, 05-30-2017 04:38 PM
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Exclamation Help for a first time bikini competitor

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any advise or tips for a first time bikini competitor. I am coaching myself (I'm a personal trainer) but have no knowledge of the competing industry. Things are very different for contest prep! So to bring you up to speed where I am I'm I've got my bikini and shoes,...

Danipowell7777‎, 05-23-2017 06:35 AM
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Affordable online contest prep

Hiya, Has anyone had any experience of using online contest prep (in the UK) which they found helpful but also affordable? I would need someone to provide a diet plan along with the training program too for 12 weeks.

CosmicG‎, 05-28-2017 03:00 AM
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Opinion question...

So I competed in figure 2x this year within 8 weeks of eachother. My first figure contests ever. I made huge improvements in those 8 weeks in between contests by knowing more of what the judges were looking for. I improved placings in the 2nd show by a fair margin even tho I feel the...

kitpapa‎, 06-10-2017 01:19 PM
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Should I lift followed by cardio or vice versa?

I'm currently prepping for my first bikini competition. My coach has me doing fasted cardio in the AM and lifting in the PM; however because of my work schedule it's more convenient for me to lift AND do cardio in the morning. Will I still get the same results doing it this way? Also, should I...

mascara2msucles‎, 06-08-2017 06:43 PM
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Wanting to compete in either bikini or physique

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I have been working out consistently for about a year and half and really want to compete. I am currently a student, so I don't really have much funds available. I am a sewer, so I am planning on making my own suit; however, I will not be hiring a coach. I feel...

aleekhat‎, 06-03-2017 09:53 PM
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GF wont send nudes but has sent them before???

I'm her first love/first serious relationship but shes talked to guys before (all long distance lol) and admits to having sent some to one guy before. She likes me alot more than shes ever liked someone before but I'm just like what the ****. I keep dropping hints lol. Even sent a dink pic. ...

SonOfAesthetics‎, 06-02-2017 06:11 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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10th Annual INBF Tri-State Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017

Delbert and LaDawn Hickman will celebrate their 10 year contest anniversary with the 10th Annual INBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017! We will award ​8 World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) professional cards to...

delberthickman‎, 12-03-2016 10:18 AM
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Had my first competition last week

I gave it my all. Not going to lie I cried when I came out second place in novice for my height class when I thought I looked better than the girl who got first. And before you get all excited about 2nd place there was only two of us in this height class for novice...same story for overall, I got...

TheAmazon‎, 05-02-2017 08:11 AM
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Smile Need contest prep coach in LA

Any reco?

tommasov‎, 05-21-2017 03:19 PM
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12 Weeks out teen competition opiniong

Hello guys, im 18 yeats old and last year i did my first ever contest and ended up second on the state championship. My stats then were 63kg on the day of the competition (while being 70 in the offseason) and 170cm. My current stats are 76kg at the same 170cm. My next competition is in september...

kiki1999struga‎, 05-28-2017 03:55 AM
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Red face Where to start for NPC bikini competition... Do I need a coach?

I am looking to start competing in bikini competitions. My circle of friends are successful personal trainers, but none with bikini competition experience. I was wondering if joining one of the teams online (Team Bombshell, etc) would be worth it... Or an online coach? Or maybe a coach in my area?...

AmyMaria‎, 10-08-2013 08:06 PM
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Why do we decrease our water load amount 2 days before competition?

Hey, My weigh-in is on Saturday at 10:30am and I just want to know the ins and outs of why I'm recommended to cut from 1 gallon of water on Tuesday/Wednesday to 1Liter on Thursday? I understand the cut the amount on Friday, the day before the weigh-in but why does the body need to be limited 2...

voosey‎, 05-25-2017 05:15 AM
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Afraid to compete

I am 18 and have been working out for two years now. Competing has always interested me, but never thought it was something I could pull off. I always picture me stepping on stage with the other contestants and me making a huge fool of myself. Either I dont look anything close to what they do, or...

skyhigh340‎, 05-11-2017 06:41 AM
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Red face Should I wash the bronzer off before the show?

Hey guys, I have my first Men's Physique show coming up soon and the whole prep has gone as planned. Now I am supposed to get my spray tan first thing tomorrow morning and the show is the following day. The girl at the tanning salon claims to have done athletes before and I saw pictures of them...

mofinn25‎, 05-11-2017 08:34 AM
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