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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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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: 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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3 Days Out Fromm Photoshoots, Help with carb up

So I’m 3 and 4 days out from some photoshoots.ive been on very low carbs the past week. 80-130 grams. Started at 130, tapered down to 80. I have 2 different approaches in thinking of: 1.) gradual carb load starting today (3 days out) 200 grams today, 250 tomorrow, 300 day before shoot. Or ...

MG5‎, Today 10:32 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 08:37 AM
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Consequences after cutting: Low libido and trying to stay lean!

Hi Folks. My name Is Gabriel and im 27 years old, 173 cm around 10-11% bf. Last 2 years i've been preping for physique men contest dieting for at least 4-5 months each year. Currently i just finished leaning down for a photo shoot and im dealing with some consecuences. ( In the process i had to...

gcg27‎, 10-05-2017 02:22 PM
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Competition Jewelry

I have searched as much as I could on this site and across the internet, but I can't find one piece of information. For jewelry, the silver jewelry with "diamonds", is that the MANDATORY style, or is it what's "trendy"? I have checked on the NPC website, and it just stated that jewelry may be worn,...

txlittlewolf‎, 10-06-2014 11:22 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 02:53 PM
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Post Sauna effects on water inside muscle / skin

Hi. As we all know a day before bodybuilding competitors will usually go to sauna to shed the last drop of water so they look dry on stage. Is the water lost during sauna from the skin or muscle or both? If both to what ratio? Also, recently my friend went for sauna 3hrs at 1 session for 2 days...

Norulshahlam‎, 10-07-2017 12:12 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 06:27 AM
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Exclamation Help needed (peak week)

Hello everyone, I'm currently one week out from my first physique competition 8 days out to be exact. As I'm competing for the first time I want to ask some of the more experienced people around here about what approach should I adopt in peak week regarding carbs. I'm going to keep my water and...

bharat198‎, 10-05-2017 10:55 PM
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Body fat % guesstimate? And advice?

myalbum.com/album/7aifEDFjvNYz Hi guys, So today I had my body fat tested for the first time in a year and needless to say I was horrified at the figure I got back from the pt who took it!! I am curious as to what you guys think my bf % is because I was really disappointed with the result!...

haeloo‎, 10-06-2017 10:26 AM
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Body fat% guesstimate?and first timer comp prep guidance or advice?

myalbum.com/album/7aifEDFjvNYz Hi guys, So today I had my body fat tested for the first time in a year and needless to say I was horrified at the figure I got back from the pt who took it!! I am curious as to what you guys think my bf % is because I was really disappointed with the result!...

haeloo‎, 10-05-2017 05:32 PM
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Figure Prep: Day before/day of?

I'm prepping for my second figure competition, and I was curious if there are any females out there that don't respond well to carbs like me. For my last peak week I looked super lean, so my coach had me eat an In-n-Out double double to carb up the night before. The day of the show I felt...

bkbm‎, 10-03-2017 07:11 AM
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Looking for a figure coach in CHICAGO

I'm very new to figure/fitness competing. I'm trying to find a good figure coach that can help train and guide to my first competition! I live in the downtown Chicago area. Please let me know if you have any contacts! Thanks!

lnorton1‎, 10-17-2009 11:37 AM
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Lightbulb Bikini contest possible for me?

Hello everyone, I really want to do my first bikini competition. It's in June 16,2018 so that leaves me about 10 months. I'm 5"2 and 117lbs about 20% fat from what the gym scales said. I carry most of my fat in my legs so my upper body is lean with the top two abs showing and I also have some...

aurelieLifts‎, 08-10-2017 12:02 AM
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Peak Week FAQ

First time poster and I thought this would be fun. I hear this asked a lot and I'm just wandering what you guys think: Peak week rolls around and the athlete isn't quite lean enough. The athlete is set on doing this show and can't do a later show for whatever reason. From a coaching perspective,...

victorypose‎, 09-30-2017 08:49 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 06:02 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, 09-24-2017 11:00 PM
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Smile From zero to figure

Hello, I am planning to build/prep for the next year to compete figure. I've never competed, but I have been seriously lifting and dieting for the past two years. I'm physically predisposed for figure, as I have a broad frame, big shoulders, strong lats, and a little waist. Now it's time...

Megatron0313‎, 09-24-2017 10:34 AM
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Competition ready?

Hi guys I have been training now for 4 years and now in the mindset of wanting to compete and hope you guys could help with what I should enter into? I will be look at entering next year possibly May time. I have looked at the men’s physique but saw there is also a men’s beginners as well? ...

Hoodzie‎, 09-23-2017 03:50 PM
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Smile From zero to figure

Hello, I am planning to build/prep for the next year to compete figure. I've never competed, but I have been seriously lifting and dieting for the past two years. I'm physically predisposed for figure, as I have a broad frame, big shoulders, strong lats, and a little waist. Now it's time...

Megatron0313‎, 09-24-2017 10:26 AM
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competition

Hi I'm thinking about doing figure competition. I was wondering if it's possible to do it and have good results without carb and water deplition. Are there any more "natural" ways to prepate. Thanks

anetap2000‎, 08-25-2017 09:33 AM
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Gender selection

Want a girl? Want a boy? Now it's possible! A newborn sex determination. Desire to determine the sex of the newborn. For more information about Gender selection, Natural gender selection, Determine baby gender, Holy Land gender selection, Predetermine baby's sex.

girlorboy4u‎, 08-17-2011 01:08 AM
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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 02:55 PM
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Dream tan application night before traveling ?

Hello guys as i am 4 weeks out my second teen show i have a question about the dream tan product. Last year i used the golden bronze and i looked fine but i need it to be darker and last year i only applied one coat backstage before the show. This year i was thinking of applying one coat the night...

kiki1999struga‎, 09-16-2017 03:14 PM
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Off-season

What do you guys do in the off-season as far as diet once you have successfully reversed/recovered from your last show? I am trying to get out of structured meal plans and move more towards flexible/IIFYM/intuitive style of eating (aka be a normal human again lol). Just something more...

euro7muscle‎, 09-14-2017 12:42 AM
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Is weight gain necessary?

I'm planning to participate in figure fitness competitions. I have told by many competitors that I am teetering between the bikini and figure competitions so I would need to choose what would be best participate in. Since I have chosen figure, is it best that I gain weight or just work on reducing...

FullmetalGeisha‎, 09-16-2017 07:56 AM
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