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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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Am I gonna make it? (should I complete?)

Hey BB.com, I wasn't sure if this was the correct sub forum to post it but in my mind it made the most sense. I recently underwent a pretty big fat loss over the past 5 months, 55 lbs to be exact which was my goal (sitting in 185lbs, came down from 240lbs). I've never been a bodybuilder but...

firebird92‎, Yesterday 01:38 AM
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Thumbs up First time figure competitor needing coaching!!!

Hey! So I am competing for my first time! I had help from my husband who competes, but we are (LUCKILY for me) getting a divorce. So now I’m on my own. The show is April 14. I DESPERATELY need help or like a pro bono coach who just wants to watch a girl win and show her ex she doesn’t need...

kherrmann‎, 01-16-2018 03:56 AM
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First Prep

what's the best time to start your prep? I was thinking about competing for the first time after I finish my second bulk. I started working out 2 years ago. I bulked from 155 to 196, cut from 196 to 175 (in 90 days) and now I'm bulking back up. I'm hanging around 188-190 right now. (13-15 lbs in 5...

DDyForb‎, 12-07-2017 06:58 AM
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My first time in a competition having some questions

'm going to attend my first competition and I need some advice on how to start getting insane shredding. Will it be enough to go on a calorie deficit ? I can't currently post pics of myself but you can check them out on my instagram (my username: anetoiu) I'm currently at 70 kg, 185 cm height, 23...

anetoiu‎, 12-06-2017 02:06 PM
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Body fat estimate

Wasn't sure where to post this so thought here would be a good spot. Just wondering what you guys and gals think my bf % is currently? I am not planning to compete and haven't been measured in a long time. People ask me all the time what I am at and I always guess 10-12' thoughts? I attached a pic...

Vandeman17‎, 01-07-2018 11:45 AM
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Arrow Pre contest Re-feed help please

6 weeks out from my show current macros: 250g carbs, 250g protein 55g fat calories: 2500 How much should my refeed be at 500-600g? I see on youtube alot of fitness and bodybuilders that refeed on this carbs and i am thinking those are sugar those will not replenish the Glycogen as good as...

La_pantera‎, 01-14-2018 08:14 AM
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2018 WNBF/INBF Tri-State BB, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, Physique Championships

On Saturday, 19 May 2018, LaDawn and Delbert Hickman will once again host the 11th Annual WNBF/INBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, Physique Championships (a WNBF Pro Qualifying Event) at the Dayton, Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio! It will certainly be an event you...

delberthickman‎, 01-13-2018 01:18 PM
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Red face Photoshoot prep, 20 days out.

This may not be the best place to post this question, but I'm hoping to gather as many 'end of cut' tips from ladies who have been doing this for a while. Basically I'm prepping for a large bikini shoot and cutting while also attempting to maintain as much muscle as possible. While this isn't a...

leanansidhe‎, 01-10-2018 04:33 PM
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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 08:17 PM
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Therapeutic exemption list for spirinolactone/aldactone

I am prepping for my first NPC bikini competition. 12 weeks out! Regarding banned substances: I only take aminos as a supplement, therefore, I never looked at the banned substances list. Yesterday, I decided to take a look at it and discovered that the only medication I take is banned! I...

kris6026‎, 01-07-2018 10:33 AM
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#250kchallenge 2018?

Hi Guys, Do you know approximately when the #250Challenge 2018 starts ? Is that beginning of the Year? Or mid Year? Thanks :)

Haby1987‎, 12-04-2017 08:51 AM
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Smile Bikini competition prep

Hi my names Amanda I have competed before last yr I did two figure comps. I did okay with prep but this yr I would like to do better. I am hoping to do a show in may or June this yr. My current weight is 147.8 my height is 5 8. I work out 5 to 6 days a wk weight training. I do 2 20 min ...

Amandajeanne‎, 01-05-2018 06:40 PM
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Question Novice strongman

Where should my lifts be for novice / beginner strongman @ 5'9 227lbs

BennyWanna‎, 01-02-2018 06:00 PM
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(24 HR Fitness) Training Partner-Orange County, CA

Looking for a training partner that wants to get stronger, bigger, and be their best. Strong, positive, motivated bodybuilder or just aspiring. Optimal if in good shape, can hit heavy/hard core lifts. I'm 42 years old, 225 and aiming to hit 240 before spring. I'm at 24Hr Costa Mesa or Irvine CA....

Jabbja74‎, 01-29-2017 08:45 PM
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Red face Nursing/Bikini Competition

Has anyone competed while breastfeeding? I’ve been trying to find anything and everything about prep/competition tips if nursing. There’s not much out there. I’m training myself right now because I’m nervous to hire a coach and have too much of a calorie deficit. Anyone know a coach experienced...

KColemanfit‎, 12-27-2017 07:55 PM
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Question Cutting and Cardio Adaptation: How much is too much?

Hi, I am beginning prep for my first bikini competition soon (20 week prep). I am training myself but I’m a bit confused as to how much cardio I should do. I was planning on doing HIIT for 20 minutes 2-3 days per week but I now have a knee injury I’m trying to recover from. I have quite a bit of...

KColemanfit‎, 12-27-2017 07:44 PM
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Question Apple Vinegar on contest prep?

What do you guys think about using Apple Vinegar on prep? it’s about 19 weeks out is that ok to use it?

ozzk4n‎, 12-12-2017 06:22 AM
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Fitness Competitions - Prepping

Hello. Sorry if there’s another thread with this topic - I want to go on the stage for a bikini contest for the first time - goal is 1year - 1year and a half, but I honestly have no idea how to choose at what contest to go to and where to start from/what’s the best way to prep without failure as...

Flori6‎, 12-02-2017 12:09 PM
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Smile Water depletion for photoshoot at night?

Hey all, For a photoshoot at night, would it be a good idea to drink a lot of water as soon as I wake up, and then drink no water and eat no food for the rest of the day? I'm mainly concerned about making abs more defined for the photoshoot. I've read about water depletion, limiting sodium...

CapNutrition‎, 12-13-2017 12:45 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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Peek week advice please

I am currently 5 days out from my show. 76kg 174cm Water intake 8 liter Sodium 8000mg Carbs: no carbs protein: 300g Fat: 55g

La_pantera‎, 12-11-2017 10:51 PM
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Talking Any competitors with loose skin?

I plan on competing within the year and I was looking for inspiration on competitors that have lost triple digits with loose skin, but I can't seem to find any images online to calm my insecurities and nerves. Are there amateur/pro competitors out there (mostly bikini) who have loose skin, or do...

aroberson92‎, 12-09-2017 01:17 PM
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Prep Coach Scotland

Hi! Anyone knowing a prep coach up in Scotland? (Since I would prefer someone based around here to only being coached online...) Thanks a lot!

Elli96‎, 12-09-2017 11:31 AM
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