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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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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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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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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...

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Question Prepping for a photoshoot?

Hello everybody :) I have my first time photo shoot in 6 days, so how should i appear with my best condition? How should i get rid of excess body water and look full? Bare in mind that iam not a pro and iam not willing to go extreme on my self like drinking 4 gallons of water and not...

dogyleo‎, 12-12-2018 09:32 AM
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Contest Tanning: Want to have tan done BEFORE the day of the show

Hello all, I prefer to have my tan done BEFORE the day of the show, and I do not want to use tanning beds. What are my options? What about professional spray tan places? FYI - I will be competing for the first time in 35 years; last time I was 19 years old. Back then we used something...

tkdnj‎, 11-23-2018 03:10 PM
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Question Curious about my first compition

So I'm overweight as of right now, I'm 32 almost 33 male 5'8" and 237.8 lbs. I've lost about 30ish lbs in the last 4 months. I think this is good progress but it's not a set goal, it's not me getting it in to my full potential. So today I met with a bodybuilding coach, who thought it might be a...

Topperz‎, 11-28-2018 06:15 PM
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Bodybuilding competition

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Robert331‎, 11-24-2018 05:17 PM
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Arrow Natural Bodybuilding Organizations: Which one?

Hi All, I am looking to compete in my first Bodybuilding competition. I was looking at Natural Bodybuilding Organizations and there are so many of them. The main 3 organizations that I felt comfortable with is INBA/PNBA, INBF/WNBF and OCB. Does anyone have any insight of any of these 3...

ajz‎, 11-19-2018 08:21 AM
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Exclamation Umbillical hernia during prep

I noticed my umbilical hernia like 2 years ago during my last prep. Never wore a belt during the off season and it never grew bigger never had any pain. Nothing! So after starting my recent prep I’m about 4-6 weeks in and it does feel slightly bigger, BUT I think this is due to the fact that I am...

bigmanjevnikar‎, 11-20-2018 10:37 AM
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has anyone used: figure competition secrets revealed by Karen Sessions

Hey all! Has anyone used Figure Competition Secrets by Karen Sessions for their training/diet prep alone for entering a figure competition?? Considering purchasing this and wondered if anyone had any reviews on her ebook. thanks!!!!

carreannjoe‎, 01-07-2010 07:43 AM
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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 11:25 PM
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ketogenic diet for showtime cutting

Hello Everyone, Hoping that some one can give me a little feed back on ketogenic dieting for contest preparation. Is it true that muscle size will be compromised from using this diet? I'm getting ready for the Michigan in March of 2010 and I will be beginning this type of diet August 6th. Any feed...

WILDBILL‎, 07-16-2009 06:31 AM
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Smile Approached at the gym by a Personal Trainer to compete

Hi there, I was working out and was approached by a trainer, he asked if I had ever thought about competing and I said I'm certainly interested. He said that I have a solid foundation and it wouldn't take long for me to become competition ready. He said that he is connected in the...

melodyamalia‎, 04-27-2014 10:03 AM
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Question BCAA's and Glutamine: Bloating????

Ok, this stupid ass girl who is a personal trainer where I work told me that BCAA's and glutamine cause bloating.... And she said to eat more potatoes and carbs... I totally disagree with her, but whats more is, do these supplements (BCAA's and glutamine) cause bloating? Ivan

Ivan25‎, 03-17-2006 11:13 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 11:47 AM
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Instagram!!

Any competitiors on Instagram?? FOLLOW ME: Train2invent Post yours!!

Trent11‎, 11-11-2014 11:33 AM
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6 weeks out from my first amateur . Critique appreciated!

Hey guys Exactly 6 weeks out from my first amateur under 27 years old physique show I'm 24 years old. Currently sitting at 161lbs at 5'7. Macros are: 180-200p / ~300c / ~60 fat Refeed at: 180-200p / 450c / >40 fat Doing 30~45 minutes of cycling almost everyday. Wondering if I'm lean...

petahdrake‎, 09-29-2018 09:32 AM
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Dairy and contest prep

Anyone eliminate it while contest prepping?? or can greek yogurt still be my best friend :)

inbf4life‎, 08-17-2011 09:00 PM
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Quick question for yall

I tried asking this on the Misc. section but no serious responses given. I'm competing next year in a natural physique show and I was just curious about something. From time to time i've taken phenibut and ashwagandha as a sleep aid and for anxiety relief in the recent past l. Even though they are...

Zoodust‎, 11-13-2018 12:32 AM
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My Show Went Amazingly! Thank You!

Hey guys! I just finished competing in the NPC Rocky Mountain Championships. I took 4th place and got first callouts in the open men's physique class A category and couldn't be happier since the show the category had 9 great competitors! Additionally, this was the largest show in Colorado, which...

Sjallday‎, 11-11-2018 09:22 AM
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Exclamation Looking for a competition prep coach?

Hi All! So I have a few questions. What would you guys consider red flags when it comes to finding a competition prep coach. I was referred to someone who is in my home gym at LA fitness and after talking to him he seems veryyyy knowledgeable on the subject and more than looks the part. I...

fitnanxiousjas‎, 11-14-2018 12:43 PM
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Post Depo injection and competition prep

Hi In 4 weeks I will be starting prep for my first ever competition in bikini fitness, I am currently on the depo injection for contraception will this effect my progress and if so my show is in March would it be too late to change contraception? Thankyou:-)

parisb1990‎, 11-11-2018 01:03 PM
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Great Lakes Iron Man/ NPC...today's performance.

Was super excited, feeling was surreal for first physique comp. Here is where I had a question, stage exit ended with me ending in the middle...and the guys backstage say that's a good thing. I'm a little nervous about the final decision, is this true? Thanks for all feedback.

TPlain24‎, 09-22-2018 09:56 AM
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Good Mens Physique Prep Coaches

looking for a good coach , or recommendations for my show may 18th , thanks !!

seanmarines142‎, 11-07-2018 05:39 AM
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Laser hair removal?

Ok, didn't get much response in the first try, so I give it a shot in this section: When I prepare for competition, I’m having issues with rash etc when I get my brazilian wax. First time, it was really bad, luckily I did it a week in advance, but still it wasn’t completely healed. Thereafter it...

Noorka‎, 11-08-2018 02:09 AM
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Scientific Research: Peak Week, Carb, Water and Sodium Loading

Peak week strategies of bodybuilders Hi all, I thought I'd share with you my latest research article on peaking for bodybuilding competitions which was published this month. In this research I documented the dietary approach to peaking employed by 81 natural bodybuilders and quantified the most...

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