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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thumbs up My Transformation Adventure

I am going to start a little journal of my journey. I have been following this amazing lady on here named Lyss. She was talking about the amazing amount of weight she had lost and she was doing body building competitions. Last year I was recovering from major surgery. I recovered and just...

kathytnt‎, 08-12-2016 03:55 PM
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caffeine heart rate and cardio question

Now I understand that to increase cardio you should run at 80% of your max heart rate. Well I love working out with caffeine but my heart rate gets to 80% very easily with caffeine, it gets to that percentage at a lower speed on the treadmill than if I would to run it without. So my question is do...

servie‎, 11-08-2011 09:46 PM
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Physique or classic physique?

Physique or classic physique I'm 18 and I've been training naturally for about a year. I wanna compete in some sort of show in about a year. I'd prefer to go classic physique bc you actually get to pose but I don't know if I have enough mass for the category. Could I be competitive in the teen...

LIKAB0SS‎, 10-21-2017 10:09 AM
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Preparation for Dubai Muscle Show - Diet

Hello Everyone, I'm participating in the Dubai Muscle Show (Physique) on the 8th and 9th of December and I need some help/advice with regards to cycling carbs as I'm really confused. So currently and as instructed by a pro who's based in Dubai and didn't seem really caring, I'm running a carb...

MajedDweik‎, 11-04-2017 07:51 AM
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Looking to start competing

Hello Guys Looking to start competing in men's physique to start 5'9 158lbs What should I bring up what are my strength weaknesses What about BF% How far am I from competing Thank you a lot in advance

shayann‎, 10-31-2017 05:33 PM
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Seeking Survey Participants in bodybuilding community for class research

Age Gender Class How long have you been competitively bodybuilding? What is your contest prep and off-season life like? What is the hardest part of being a bodybuilder? Why did you first decide to compete? Are you happy with your body no matter what stage it looks like? What is the most...

allyharrington7‎, 10-30-2017 11:37 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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Natty teen, ready for first comp?

Just turned 15, 168.8 lbs @ 12.7% bf. 5'9" thoughts on physique? and if i am going to compete in the near future it would be end of August 2018, with 5 more months of bulking and 3 months of cutting would i be ready for a natty teen comp? Follow link for pics *add an h before the...

TPfirstbase‎, 10-12-2017 03:53 PM
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Unhappy 26 weeks out help

Hi, I want to compete next year in April. After my first competition season I fell into binge eating cycle again and regained 17kg from my stage weight...Yes 17kg. I have been suffering with binge eating for about 6 years but I feel like I need to get focus and motivation again so I set myself a...

Luciiisekk‎, 10-27-2017 10:22 AM
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Looking to do my first natural physique comp next year

I'm looking for advice and tips. This will be my first time so any advice from people that been there before would be great and much appreciated! Here is a picture of

Mikey_Muscles‎, 09-21-2017 07:02 AM
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Longer prep with diet breaks - any good protocols?

I've done two shows over the past two year. The first one was a 20 week prep with a 1 week diet break mid-way. The other was a straight 16 week prep. I found on both occasions I started to run out of steam in the last couple of weeks and didn't quite get the conditioning that I wanted (close,...

timhet‎, 09-25-2017 12:00 AM
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Do I have enough time, 3.5 weeks out

I am 3.5 weeks away from my first men's physique competition and I am starting to feel like I won't/can't be ready in time. I have been prepping for 12.5 weeks so far and only have had 1 cheat meal, but I started out not so lean. I really want to compete in this show because i'm moving a few days...

Oznomal‎, 10-16-2017 09:37 AM
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About to register for my first MP. What class?

Hi Guys, New member, long time lurker. I am about to register for my first physique show coming up in 11 days. I am 6'5" 240lb 42 years old and not sure if I should be registering for physique novice, Masters 35+, Masters 40+ or all the above. I have no experience with this but have found a...

surf4soul‎, 10-25-2017 05:55 PM
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2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Is anyone watching this on axs TV now? Holy chit this is cringe worthy. Chris Jericho sounds gay, making all kinds of homo references saying guys are cute with great asses etc. The band performances are horrible. The stage is about 4 foot x 4 foot. Tony Iommi sounded bored out if his mind ...

velvetmudhole‎, 10-24-2017 09:07 PM
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Smile Atlanta Bodybuilding Coach

So I’m relocating to Atlanta specifically east Point. I’ve been working out in the gym but I’m starting to want to compete in a contest. I’ve been looking for a coach in Atlanta but can’t find one. Can anyone suggest a good contest prep coach. Thanks!!!

camwayne‎, 10-20-2017 05:26 PM
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Off-Season Dieting & Stage Weight

Hello there! 12 weeks ago I did my last show and managed to place second in my class. To be honest, I think I lucked out because I didn't think I had enough muscle, so I didn't proceed to provincials and decided to do a longer off-season to build/grow. It's mid-October now and I'm planning on...

tranhelen‎, 10-22-2017 08:13 AM
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