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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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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, Yesterday 06:02 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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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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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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Am I ready for my first physique show? (Bulk or Cut)

Hello everyone, I'm a 26 Years old male trying to compete for the first time in 2018 MAY. I am 172CM, 77KGs and planning to bulk untill November to 80~82KGs. then Maintain for 3 months december- february, then cut from february to may (SHOW MAY). I am currently steadily gaining weight (around...

ace2735‎, 09-14-2017 05:36 AM
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Am I ready for to start prep for physique competetion

I'm 21 6'1", weigh 178 and have been working out for awhile now, I want to get he communities input on if I'm ready for show prep. I have wanted to compete for awhile now, just don't have the confidence. Any advice will help!

huntc‎, 09-09-2017 07:48 PM
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Filling out with fats vs carbs?

I'm just wondering for opinions on whether you can fill-out prior to a show on a combination of fats and carbs? The conventional wisdom seems to be focusing on carbs and the primary source, but if you are in a depleted state, is there any harm fat-loading or at least eating a combo of fats and...

timhet‎, 09-07-2017 02:09 AM
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Talking Keto diet for prep

Hey babes I'm in the process of training for a competition next year. Right now My body fat is roughly 13-15% on average. I take the "in body" scale test every month. I weight train 6 days a week with 5 days a week adding hiit cardio. My coach has mentioned the Keto diet. I'm currently doing a low...

Ashleybug94‎, 08-03-2017 12:42 PM
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Natural athlete muscle imbalance, need some professional advice

Hey guys, I have competing for about 3 seasons now and have done about 5 shows. All natural shows, 4 regional where I placed 2ed in each one and my most recent crack at provincial where I places 6th. I am 28 years old, I have been training none stop since I was 15 years old when I stopped...

pucci144‎, 09-06-2017 08:23 AM
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What does your peak week workout schedule look like?

I'm about 5 weeks out and still lifting heavy of course; trying to preserve muscle while in a deficit. But I don't know what to do the week of the show. Do you just continue your regular plan or do you go to full bodies? This is my schedule now: mon=delts/bis/tris wed=legs/traps/forearms...

smokinal‎, 08-18-2017 05:41 PM
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Pre-pump-up sodium ideas?

I'm wondering what everyone recommends regarding an acute dose of sodium prior to pumping up on contest day. One suggestion from Layne Norton is to eat a high sodium meal about 2 hours earlier. I've heard that Eric Helms recommends a dose of salt water 15 minutes prior. I'm thinking of...

timhet‎, 09-02-2017 08:40 PM
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Does anyone NOT manipulate water, carbs and sodium before a show?

I have my first MP show in about 6 weeks and starting to think about what I need to do during the last couple weeks; and of course, close to the show. I have read a lot of people missing and coming in flat etc... My thought is that if I look good the Saturday before, and I'm happy with my look...

smokinal‎, 08-03-2017 03:20 AM
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Would I be competitive in Physique class?

Looking to compete in either physique or classic physique show after my second year lifting( in 1 year) if i put on 10lbs lean mass and loss abkut 3-4% body fat would in stand a chance of winning a regional show? imgur.com/a/GvXx4

LIKAB0SS‎, 08-28-2017 02:59 PM
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Lightbulb Need advice for first comp

Hi guys, new to the space. I've never competed before. Currently 5 weeks out from my first competition. It's a natural show, looking to do men's physique or bodybuilding (unlikely as I don't think I have the size and condition for it) Background info: 172 cm, 75kg. Started cutting in march at...

NattyBetty‎, 08-26-2017 09:06 AM
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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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Bodybuilding for short people

So I have a rare leg condition that is hard to explain, but basically my bones are weak and I'm done growing at five feet and three inches. I'm currently at 149 pounds at 5'3, aprox 15-17% body fat. I would like to compete in the 2017 NANBF Badger classic (at the end of September) , just for...

ryandeweerdt‎, 08-16-2017 04:43 PM
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Water depleting during prep week

Hey everyone. So, yesterday I competed in my first bikini competition. My coach had me drinking 2.5 gals of water at the beginning of The week then decreased It to 1.5 gals. Each day I took a water pill on the am, and took one twice a day wed and Thursday. Friday I drank 1/2 gal before noon, then...

Kgrabarek08‎, 07-30-2017 11:48 PM
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Return to the Olympia

So, since Bodybuilding.com began to promote the return to the Olympia challenge, I have progressively preparing my mindset to compete. The only thing, I have never competed in a fitness competition. I started to look more into it and found out that you have to qualify to compete. How and where do...

SamanthaLWhite‎, 08-04-2017 09:17 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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Longer or shorter torso being judged onstage

Start at 101.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8hoEa_sWss&t=3443s Chris Aceto says a longer torso kills a front double biceps pose and shorter torsos tend to have the pregnant belly look . Now Flex seemed to have a longer torso and did exceptionally well

JohnSmeton‎, 08-18-2017 12:07 PM
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Red face Where to start for NPC bikini competition... Do I need a coach?

I am looking to start competing in bikini competitions. My circle of friends are successful personal trainers, but none with bikini competition experience. I was wondering if joining one of the teams online (Team Bombshell, etc) would be worth it... Or an online coach? Or maybe a coach in my area?...

AmyMaria‎, 10-08-2013 08:06 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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Mr physique or Bodybuilding routine

If someone who hasn't competed wants to get in shape for a competition, what would be the difference in workouts if he chooses mr physique competition or bodybuilding competition? And even classic bodybuilding which seems similar to mr physique?

dsteiger‎, 08-16-2017 11:26 AM
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