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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 04:26 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 03:19 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 06:41 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 03:02 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 09:12 AM
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Smile Water depletion for photoshoot at night?

Hey all, For a photoshoot at night, would it be a good idea to drink a lot of water as soon as I wake up, and then drink no water and eat no food for the rest of the day? I'm mainly concerned about making abs more defined for the photoshoot. I've read about water depletion, limiting sodium...

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I want to stand on the shoulders of giants...

To stand on the shoulders of giants. The concept expresses the meaning of "discovering truth by building on previous discoveries." Our species has defied the odds. And we've done this by learning from the mistakes and victories of previous generations. This is why I love coaching. ...

icapture‎, 11-10-2017 02:33 PM
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Question Apple Vinegar on contest prep?

What do you guys think about using Apple Vinegar on prep? it’s about 19 weeks out is that ok to use it?

ozzk4n‎, 12-12-2017 06:22 AM
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Peek week advice please

I am currently 5 days out from my show. 76kg 174cm Water intake 8 liter Sodium 8000mg Carbs: no carbs protein: 300g Fat: 55g

La_pantera‎, 12-11-2017 10:51 PM
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My first time in a competition having some questions

'm going to attend my first competition and I need some advice on how to start getting insane shredding. Will it be enough to go on a calorie deficit ? I can't currently post pics of myself but you can check them out on my instagram (my username: anetoiu) I'm currently at 70 kg, 185 cm height, 23...

anetoiu‎, 12-06-2017 02:06 PM
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First Prep

what's the best time to start your prep? I was thinking about competing for the first time after I finish my second bulk. I started working out 2 years ago. I bulked from 155 to 196, cut from 196 to 175 (in 90 days) and now I'm bulking back up. I'm hanging around 188-190 right now. (13-15 lbs in 5...

DDyForb‎, 12-07-2017 06:58 AM
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Talking Any competitors with loose skin?

I plan on competing within the year and I was looking for inspiration on competitors that have lost triple digits with loose skin, but I can't seem to find any images online to calm my insecurities and nerves. Are there amateur/pro competitors out there (mostly bikini) who have loose skin, or do...

aroberson92‎, 12-09-2017 01:17 PM
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Prep Coach Scotland

Hi! Anyone knowing a prep coach up in Scotland? (Since I would prefer someone based around here to only being coached online...) Thanks a lot!

Elli96‎, 12-09-2017 11:31 AM
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Post Show weight/fat gain. What to do??

Hey, Just posting to see if I could get some advice. I recently competed October 14th and placed 4th in novice. I wasn't planning on competing but decided to jump in last minute. It was about 10 weeks out and went from 214 to 188. After the show I ate so much food until around Tuesday. Then...

emanfitness‎, 10-30-2017 01:24 AM
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Being Harrassed over the smell of my egg whites

Hi Everyone, I hope I can get some healthy mature advice here. I am in night school for massage therapy. I have been a nurse for 20 years and want to expand my career. Since I compete I eat every 2-3 hours always. I am looking to compete in the Srping again so we all know how important food prep...

Finny303‎, 12-04-2017 09:53 AM
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#250kchallenge 2018?

Hi Guys, Do you know approximately when the #250Challenge 2018 starts ? Is that beginning of the Year? Or mid Year? Thanks :)

Haby1987‎, 12-04-2017 08:51 AM
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Fitness Competitions - Prepping

Hello. Sorry if there’s another thread with this topic - I want to go on the stage for a bikini contest for the first time - goal is 1year - 1year and a half, but I honestly have no idea how to choose at what contest to go to and where to start from/what’s the best way to prep without failure as...

Flori6‎, 12-02-2017 12:09 PM
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Smile Competition prep and intuitive eating

Hi guys. Just wondering what are your opinions for competition prep and intuitive eating (keeping it clean but not tracking, really listening to your hunger cues). Is it possible? Everyone seems to be obsessed with iifym these days but I just want to free myself from numbers.

Luciiisekk‎, 11-16-2017 04:25 AM
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How much can a female lose water loading?

Hi everyone, So I've been losing weight for the past 6 months to hit a target and I'm really proud at my progress. But at the rate I'm currently at I'll be off from my target by 10-15 lbs. I understand that water loading is not fat loss just water loss and that it will go right back on. Which is...

sara1112‎, 11-26-2017 06:31 PM
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Post First Competitions Coaching Recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a coach in the Houston Texas area. I would like to compete in natural men’s physique competitions mid to late 2018. Any online coaching suggestions are welcome as well but would much rather prefer face to face. Thank you for the help!

jszczesny07‎, 11-21-2017 10:36 AM
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Question Where Do I Find a Coach

Looking to compete in a men's physique competion. Set 2019 as my year to compete. Anyone know how I'd go about finding a local coach? I'm in the NW Chicago suburbs.

cubfan2016‎, 11-19-2017 02:57 PM
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OK chaps post your favorite mixed drink recepie you recommend

I know many of you have had Pina Coladas. But the thing is most have never had a real one made properly. Restaurants and chit bars use mixes A good drink should never use a pre made mix. This drink is very calorie dense but on a hot day or to have with some Mexican food your taste buds will...

latverian41‎, 11-20-2017 08:29 PM
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What are your top 5 James Bond films

Mine are 1. Goldfinger 2. For your eyes only 3. Casino Royale -Daniel Craig 4. On hers Majesties secret service 5.octopussy

latverian41‎, 11-19-2017 09:43 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 01:59 PM
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Constipation Remedy???? PLEASE

hey fellas, i know i know its an embarassing subject to talk about...ive got 3 1/2 weeks tilll the DAY OF RECKONING (1st show)....My biggest problem is constipation and diahrreaha. I'll be constipated for 2,3, or 4 days followed by diarrhea for 2 days.....whats the deal? This is freakin...

BigIronMike25‎, 05-17-2006 07:00 AM
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Free Online Coaching for 12 Weeks! Accepting applications.

Hey guys/girls, I'm looking for 5 male or female individuals who would like to make a huge transformation in 12 weeks. I utilize IIFYM/Flexible Dieting with Strength and Hypertrophy Training. You must fit the criteria below: 1. Male or Female with Novice BB Experience 2. Age 20-35 3....

Flubbermasta‎, 07-11-2016 10:52 PM
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Smile Looking for First-time Cut advice!

Hey! I'm starting a 14 week cut for an audition (that is primarily judged on body and looks, hence why I put this in this thread.) I competed in a pageant and did really well this past September, and did about a 6 week "cut" so to speak (in quotes because I really didn't know exactly what I was...

krl888‎, 11-15-2017 02:49 PM
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Red face Natural Physique Comp.

Hello there, i am about 187cm (6`1) and just arounds 87,5 kilo (192lt). I started going to gym in 1/17 so now i am in for just about 9 months. I am bulking my way up from 169lt with 12-13% bodyfat. I know its nothing to be proud of but for me it is a small sucess. At the end of the next year...

maddn‎, 10-04-2017 07:27 AM
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Stupid question, but I have to ask

I know it's a stupid question but I have to ask anyway. What is the best way to get rid of body hair? I'm scared of waxing, if I look at how much hair has to come off I get chills. And shaving is supposed to give you acne and not last very long. Do any of those creams & lotions actually work?...

SuperNick‎, 11-06-2002 01:11 PM
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WBFF Fitness Model or NPC Mens Physique?

Hey guys! new to the board, wanted to ask you guys for advice..... which organization should I compete in WBFF or NPC? I appreciate all feedback !

muman305‎, 11-01-2013 10:44 PM
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