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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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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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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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Smile Need contest prep coach in LA

Any reco?

tommasov‎, Yesterday 03:19 PM
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Am I ready for my first NATURAL competition?

Hey guys, 174cm, 72kg, 23years I would really like to try competing in natrual Physique in October (I would start my prep in June = 4 months to get ready), but I'm worried I'm still not so muscular and can be bigger. Currently I'm lean bulking on 3400kcal a day training 5x times a week in a...

Kubicka‎, 04-29-2017 11:00 AM
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Cool figure comp

I am 11 weeks out from my first figure competition. I love my coach. I am 5'4 135 lbs and about 17 percent bodyfat. I am worried I wont shredded for the show. My coach says I will. I guess this is new to me and was wondering what you guys think. I am lean and have some work on my glutes, but other...

peacelvnsoul71‎, 05-18-2017 05:39 PM
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Shaving vs Waxing?

Ok guys, serious talk... For those with body hair, needing to get it all taken off before a contest..what's the best thing to do? Wax or shave? What's best on the skin or lasts the longest without looking bad - I'm not talking about what's more comfortable or less painful, I'm just trying to...

mlomb88‎, 05-16-2017 05:21 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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Lightbulb Cutting binge

Hi all! So I'm currently cutting for my first competition, in 3 and a half weeks, and was due a high carb day today- which I'd really been looking forward to. However I kinda let it run away from me and went overboard with it- resulting in making myself sick. Thing is I used to suffer from...

Davejrr90‎, 05-17-2017 12:50 PM
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Arrow Sodium depletion myth or true?

here is my story i did a sodium depletion for 10 days where dropped all extra added salt i just ate the salt in my foods, chicken breast and fish. About 1000mg per day and was eating lots of broc**** so basically hear is how i depleted my body. Meals 1. 80g sweet potato 180g chicken breast...

La_pantera‎, 04-26-2017 09:26 AM
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Smile Bikini competitor, six weeks out, plateauing

I am currently six weeks out and for the last two weeks I have plateaued on my weight loss. I wanted advice change first. I currently work out 5 to 6 days a week. this is my split: Legs Shoulders/abs Back/bis Legs Chest/tris/abs Current macros: 150 p, 175 c, 45 f

Cjones525‎, 05-09-2017 10:51 AM
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If I competed, broadly where would I expect to land weight wise from where I am now?

So I am trying to get myself in some sort of "competition shape" from my current shape as I feel and look in what might be the best shape of my life. A number of years away from the gym helped me ironically. Been reading alot from other natural competitors to wrap my mind around the process. I...

johnnyfry‎, 05-17-2017 09:02 AM
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Need help losing extra body fat

Also, could you guys give me an estimate on what you think my body fat is ? I have a concert in a month I really Want to look good for. Any tips to lose that last little bit? http://imgur.com/a/9TamB

Amino89‎, 05-16-2017 07:31 PM
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Red face Should I wash the bronzer off before the show?

Hey guys, I have my first Men's Physique show coming up soon and the whole prep has gone as planned. Now I am supposed to get my spray tan first thing tomorrow morning and the show is the following day. The girl at the tanning salon claims to have done athletes before and I saw pictures of them...

mofinn25‎, 05-11-2017 08:34 AM
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Please critique my refeed / training split on prep, stalled weight loss (detailed)

So, I started prep for my second physique show a little over a month ago. Started out at 190 lbs even and had some steady decreases until about a week and a half ago where the scale would not budge below 185. Feel/look like I'm actually leaner at 185 now than 185 a week ago, but find it extremely...

DerekPersson‎, 04-24-2017 09:44 PM
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Had my first competition last week

I gave it my all. Not going to lie I cried when I came out second place in novice for my height class when I thought I looked better than the girl who got first. And before you get all excited about 2nd place there was only two of us in this height class for novice...same story for overall, I got...

TheAmazon‎, 05-02-2017 08:11 AM
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Bringing friends and family - pros vs cons.

Hi all! I am 2 weeks out officially and starting to plan the logistics of my first show day. Unfortunately, my prep routine lined up with an out-of-state show, about 3 hours from where I'm from. I had originally had 3 friends wanting to join and I was so excited to share this experience with them...

bnoblin‎, 04-27-2017 09:51 AM
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Competition, progress, level?

Hey guys iv been into fitness/gym this lifestyle for awhile now, I'm living in Orange County ca and I want to do a physique show. I was just curious where I'd fit in and how I'd stack up? Thanks I'm 24 6'1 215 naked first thing in the morning in these pics

Navvab1‎, 05-05-2017 11:59 AM
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Red face 1 week out!

Just looking for some feedback from some fellow competitors/posters in this section. This will be my first non-tested show so hopefully I don't get too outsized by some random freaks that might show up. I am 27 years old, currently sitting around 205 pounds @ 6'3 and will be competing only...

euro7muscle‎, 05-02-2017 06:09 AM
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9.5 weeks out - am i gonna make it?

DIHP? Lol (semi-srs) Stats: Drug free AGE: 20 HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 197 SHOW DATE: July 15, 2017

tylerurann‎, 05-11-2017 04:47 PM
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Post Looking for Advice!!! Reply me ASAP

Hey guys, so I've been lifting for about 5 months now... maybe a little longer. I was 129 lbs when I started lifting weights. Now, I am 15 years old (159 lbs and 5.10 feet). I take whey protein, creatine, fish oils and aminos. When I did 1 month cutting I get lil bit cutting as well as, I was...

Geetankadhikari‎, 04-29-2017 09:49 PM
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Need a good pre contest coach ASAP

4 weeks out from my show and my results and fatburn has totaly shut down no matter what diet i switch to or what i do it wont let go. I need pro help 78.2kg depleted on keto mens physique 173+2kg 75 weigh in 10 june 4 weeks out im already in good shape around 8% but i want get that shredded...

La_pantera‎, 05-11-2017 01:49 PM
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Afraid to compete

I am 18 and have been working out for two years now. Competing has always interested me, but never thought it was something I could pull off. I always picture me stepping on stage with the other contestants and me making a huge fool of myself. Either I dont look anything close to what they do, or...

skyhigh340‎, 05-11-2017 06:41 AM
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Loose Skin: Lost 50lbs and Decided to Train for Bikini Competition

Hello everyone, TIA! I'm just wondering if there is any way to get this loose skin on my belly to look any better? I have just lost about 50lbs and have a little over 20 to go to reach my 140 weight loss goal. I have been overweight pretty much my whole life, especially adult life. I am honestly...

PUBMsPhoenix‎, 05-15-2017 08:26 AM
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Does "Rustled your jimmies" have sexual connotation?

Yes or no? I used the phrase "he rustled your jimmies" at work today and was told by a co-worker that "jimmies" is a term that could be taken in a way that is associated with a males "reproductive organs". Please let me know your exact definition of "jimmies". Or if the phrase "rustled your...

Petie11o5‎, 05-11-2017 03:36 PM
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Smile Preparation to Men's Physique show

Hi anyone, I want to share with you guys some photos of mine. This is my second Men's physique show. The show will be in 2 weeks. I'm with no pump in the photos and low carbohydrate so be gentle ;) what do you think?

MishaKob‎, 05-01-2017 07:30 AM
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Exclamation Wt....

I've been competing for 9 years. This current journey is the hardest! Why does life keep throwing so many curve balls? I want to be like Rocky in Rocky IV and go somewhere to train - away from it all. However, I have bills to pay. Help please to stay focused and on track. What has worked for...

MzNattyBB‎, 05-09-2017 06:01 PM
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Reverse diet slip up (okay, full out binge)

Hi everyone, Looking for a little advice here.. I recently concluded my first bikini competition season (did 3 shows in about a 5 week span). the last one was 3 1/2 weeks ago and I have been trying to get a handle on reverse dieting since. My reverse diet was going okay.. Macros were 140g...

lutzrm12‎, 05-10-2017 08:42 AM
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