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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: 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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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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2 weeks away from first bikini competition

Hey this is my first time posting and my first competition I'm 2 1/2 weeks out. Last time I had my body fat checked I was 8.7% however my stomach is not leaning out like it should I don't feel like. Now I'm wondering if I'm even stage ready or will be?! Any pointers?! What should I do? Ahhhhhhhh

MissC89‎, Today 05:35 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, Yesterday 07:43 PM
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Help? Im depressed contest prep

I had planned to compete in May but plans didnt follow through, however I did participate in a strict cut for over 8 weeks, I was on 75g carbs from the get go and my diet consisted of porridge, eggs, chicken and rice. As for steriods, I was taking tren over 300mg a week. Towards the very end of my...

fitnessfinatik‎, Yesterday 03:11 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, Yesterday 11:58 AM
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Angry HELP water retention 6 weeks after show

So, basically I did a competition, my coach had me on a ridiculous low carb (75g) from the get go, after I didnt reverse diet As I had no knowledge about it so binged for about a week then went back to just clean eating. My face is so puffy and full of water retention, so is my stomach I look 9...

fitnessfinatik‎, 07-20-2017 12:00 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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* weeks out- Bit of honest advice on where i am at and possible changes to be made.

Hi everyone, I’m a first-time poster and long-time forum prowler. I’m looking for some honest feedback about an upcoming natural bodybuilding competition that I’m thinking about entering (e.g. division, condition, diet etc). I am 30 years young, 174cm tall and I’m weighing currently between...

SmallNatty‎, Yesterday 04:13 AM
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Red face How do I stay stage ready for 2 day show?

For my last show, my previous coach had me cut to 1/2 gallon the day before the show, and sipping "as needed" water day of and had me on Hydovax starting 3 days out. I'm no longer working with her, conflict in personality, but now I have NO IDEA what to do for nationals. A. I don't think I want...

lynalyfe‎, 07-23-2017 09:36 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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Post-contest water retention: any tips on how to get rid of it?

My first competition was March 31st, where I weighed in at 132.8 lbs. I weighed in today at 144 lbs., still really puffy and full of water, abs still look like a sheet of water and all other body parts are soft and spilled. To give a little more info, I only binged the day after the show and...

Incubusfan18‎, 04-12-2012 04:54 PM
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Regan Grimes Contest Prep Youtube Series

Check out his video's!

nikpetrie‎, 07-21-2017 04:52 PM
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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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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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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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Smile Looking for a Physique fitness coach in CT

Hello Everyone, I live in Glastonbury. I am familiar with the gym, but I need help with my diet. I was hoping to find a coach with a nutritional background. I am hoping to start competing within the next 6 months. Any information would be helpful. MB

MusclesBronson‎, 06-26-2017 07:25 PM
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Question Highly Adaptive Metabolism?

I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. when it comes to my off season I can eat up to 3500 calories and stay lean 10%-12% bf, but when it comes to cutting I have to adjust calories as low as 1600cal for any sort of fat loss. It is very strange but I have always been this way. Anyone else...

ScottGainz‎, 07-06-2017 01:27 PM
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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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Question Teen Bodybuilding competitions??

Hi, i am a 15 year old male who is looking to compete. I do not use steroids and am spending hard working time in the gym. I live in NY so can somebody help me please?

DjHiTzz‎, 11-20-2011 03:41 PM
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Lightbulb Need help, advices, opinions.

Hey guys, i'm 4 and a half month away for the upcoming Physique Competition. This would be the 3rd time i will be competing. I stepped back for almost a year without doing weights - job issues -. Stats: *Height: 5'5 short. lol. *Weight: 67kg. *Bodyfat Percentage: 16%. Anyway i'm PCBF/IFBB...

BenzFalsis‎, 07-13-2017 12:50 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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NPC Workout routine/ diet/ coaches?

Hello, I'm 31 years old and would like to start training for a NPC contest. I went to my first one in Riverside last month and was inspired. Does anyone know where I could find a coach in the Inland Empire/ So Cal area that could guide me along the process? Thank you so much for taking...

Olen1‎, 07-07-2017 08:11 PM
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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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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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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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Sodium and Vascularity

Guys, I've been adding a bit more sodium into my diet this week, and I notice after I eat a high sodium meal, my vascularity shoots WAY up. For example, earlier today I was looking very soft, I came home, ate my red meat meal, with seasons and salt to about 700mg of sodium. 10 minutes after I...

novatech‎, 03-26-2011 05:50 PM
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