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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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Question Teenage competitions

I am in no rush to start competing since I know I am not near the necessary requirement, but in a few years I think I might be able too. How do you know if you are ready to start competing and what stats are good for teenage bodybuilders?

Oxxxx‎, Yesterday 08:56 PM
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22 weeks

Hello, I am wondering if my body can dig in and get into respectable shape for my first competition. I’m about 22 weeks out and wondering if I am too fat for 22 weeks, or if I should diet, take a break, then diet down again for a later competition? Please see current pics on IG...

scrossmaggard‎, 02-11-2019 09:46 AM
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Currently 12 Weeks Out From Teen Physique / Bodybuilding !

Hey guys, im currently 12 weeks out from a physique and bodybuilding show , both in the teen division, and would like some feedback. I cant post pics in the thread , but i have some up on my profile. — Stats: 6’2 200lbs BF% 13-14?

seanmarines142‎, 02-11-2019 08:48 PM
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How many weeks out does this look ?

Hi team, I am wanting to compete in BBing again. Took 5 years off to focus on powerlifting and strongman. Judging by these pics, would 12 weeks out be too little of time ? I have my doubts.. Might need more than 12 weeks.. I want to have shredded glutes, like fully showing and I am prepared...

Loochi‎, 02-05-2019 03:29 PM
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Competitive Bodybuilding, and Fasting 1 Day a Week

I am planning on competing in a natural bodybuilding competition later this year. I am also diabetic, with type 2 diabetes. I just recently came back to bodybuilding training after a 17 year layoff. One thing that brought down my blood sugar before I returned to bodybuilding, was water fasting...

Ruben777‎, 02-10-2019 04:31 PM
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Question Ripped to $h!t... How to get ultra lean?

Hi everyone! An avid (all-natural) body-builder in my 20s & 30s, I managed to get fairly buff but never ultra lean. I mean, you could see striations in most of my muscles (shoulder, chest, back & legs) but I never got my abs to really, really pop (Like competitive body-builders do... which I...

Big (G)‎, 02-05-2019 06:35 PM
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i hate shaving body hair

If I don't shave my body hair every day, then the stubble adheres to my clothing like velcro and feels terrible. If I do shave it every day, that takes too much time. How the hell to bodybuilders cope with staying hairless all the time?

jonray1‎, 02-05-2019 09:06 PM
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Question Contest prep book?

About to start a cut, gonna threat it like an prep, has anyone read The Complete Contest Prep Guide by Layne Norton? You guys think this book will be an good guide for this cut?

GetReadyPhil‎, 02-01-2019 05:58 AM
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Wink New to bb.com wanting to compete wondering if I have the potential

Hi everyone, New to the forums, basically I want to go down the competition pathway men’s physique first timer. Wondering everyone’s opinions I’m high body fat at the minute but hoping to trim down. I have 0 idea about competitions so if any one could guide me to some research/information,...

limmc93‎, 01-25-2019 03:09 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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please help/ did my diet screw me up

Hi everyone! Not sure where to post this but I need serious help. After bodybuilding for 2-3 years and putting on good muscle mass, I decided to go on a serious cut that turned into an eating disorder in June/july 2016. I went from about 175 lbs down to 139 in a month, and kept that weight for 6...

notyouraveragej‎, 12-30-2018 02:36 PM
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Michigan NPC prep (March 24th)

Was just curious about anyone undergoing prep for this and class.....last September for me was True Novice, this time Novice. Placed 3rd last time and gunning for overall this time around💪

TPlain24‎, 01-16-2019 08:08 PM
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Water in Final Week to Contest

What type of water do you recommend drinking during the final week leading up to a bodybuilding competition? I heard some advise drinking distilled water, and others advise drinking "low sodium" water (whatever that means). Isn't all water basically zero sodium?

Ruben777‎, 01-16-2019 12:41 PM
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Niacin for Vascularity

Ok, I've noticed there are a few types of Niacin. Niacin 186, Niacinamide and No-flush Niacin. Any experience on which helps improve vascularity the most? I am an extremely vascular person to begin with, especially after a set of two of bent barbell rows ;) but when I get onstage 7 weeks from...

toolegit2quit‎, 02-02-2002 03:16 PM
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Tofu For Bodybuilding Competition Diet?

I am on a classic bodybuilding competition diet, that includes chicken breast, egg whites, protein powder, etc. However, I feel like for health purposes, I would like to cut down on the meat. Not eliminate it entirely, but maybe just have one of my meals each day, that only comprises tofu for...

Ruben777‎, 01-05-2019 05:42 PM
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Confused with coach approaches to nutrition

I am a first timer tying to compete in Bikini. I feel very lost as to what type of coach to hire because most charge a lot of money so I went with a particular well known female pro IFBB who was reasonably priced and she provided me with a list of protein sources, fat sources, veggies etc and...

chicmom‎, 01-07-2019 08:15 PM
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Competition tan

This is probably a random question, I will be competing. Would tan cover stretch marks? And are stretch marks frowned upon in comps? I’ve got them around my hips and thighs and it’s one thing that puts me off getting on stage!

RochDarl‎, 01-03-2019 06:08 AM
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Backstage Pump Up Exercises?

Hello. I plan on competing in a natural bodybuilding competition next year. (1) I am wondering, what pump up exercises do you recommend I use in my "Backstage Pump Up Routine," to pump up before going out onstage? I have read that Pullups are a great exercise in a backstage pump up...

Ruben777‎, 12-29-2018 12:35 PM
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