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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: 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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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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Angry HELP water retention 6 weeks after show

So, basically I did a competition, my coach had me on a ridiculous low carb (75g) from the get go, after I didnt reverse diet As I had no knowledge about it so binged for about a week then went back to just clean eating. My face is so puffy and full of water retention, so is my stomach I look 9...

fitnessfinatik‎, Yesterday 12:00 PM
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Reverse dieting for competition?

Hi folks, I'm considering competing in IFBB again, bikini division. This will be my first competition in three years. I work at the gym that runs the local IFBB competitions in my state and the owner has agreed to be my coach for free. His method is unusual though. He is reverse dieting me over...

charlzyd‎, 07-01-2017 07:27 PM
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Men's physique - 4 weeks out @ 194-195

Hello all, Just wanting to get some feedback of how i'm looking for my first show? I have finally committed to a show that is just under 4 weeks out right now. I'm sitting around 194 lbs and hoping to at least drop another 5-6 lbs by show time. Still eating 300g+ of carbs everyday, calories...

Braap105‎, 05-23-2017 06:59 AM
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Exclamation Help for a first time bikini competitor

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any advise or tips for a first time bikini competitor. I am coaching myself (I'm a personal trainer) but have no knowledge of the competing industry. Things are very different for contest prep! So to bring you up to speed where I am I'm I've got my bikini and shoes,...

Danipowell7777‎, 05-23-2017 06:35 AM
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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 07:25 PM
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Question Highly Adaptive Metabolism?

I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. when it comes to my off season I can eat up to 3500 calories and stay lean 10%-12% bf, but when it comes to cutting I have to adjust calories as low as 1600cal for any sort of fat loss. It is very strange but I have always been this way. Anyone else...

ScottGainz‎, 07-06-2017 01:27 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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Question Teen Bodybuilding competitions??

Hi, i am a 15 year old male who is looking to compete. I do not use steroids and am spending hard working time in the gym. I live in NY so can somebody help me please?

DjHiTzz‎, 11-20-2011 03:41 PM
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Lightbulb Need help, advices, opinions.

Hey guys, i'm 4 and a half month away for the upcoming Physique Competition. This would be the 3rd time i will be competing. I stepped back for almost a year without doing weights - job issues -. Stats: *Height: 5'5 short. lol. *Weight: 67kg. *Bodyfat Percentage: 16%. Anyway i'm PCBF/IFBB...

BenzFalsis‎, 07-13-2017 12:50 PM
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I'm 8 weeks out from my first men's physique show...

Am I on track? I just need advice and criticisms....

jgassant2012‎, 06-15-2017 08:04 PM
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NPC Workout routine/ diet/ coaches?

Hello, I'm 31 years old and would like to start training for a NPC contest. I went to my first one in Riverside last month and was inspired. Does anyone know where I could find a coach in the Inland Empire/ So Cal area that could guide me along the process? Thank you so much for taking...

Olen1‎, 07-07-2017 08:11 PM
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Cold food

Am I a psychopath for actually preferring my meals cold over heated up? I think it's just something I have developed over the past couple years from constantly traveling for work and having to eat my meals straight out of my cooler/meal bag, anyone else? Veggies not so much but chicken, steak, rice...

euro7muscle‎, 06-17-2017 01:17 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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Looking for in person training / bikini contest prep in San Francisco San Mateo Area

Looking for in person training / bikini contest prep in either San Francisco or San Mateo and not interested in online training. Hoping to find someone with a substantial amount of experience. Does anyone know of someone in this area?

JulietsMia‎, 07-02-2017 11:20 AM
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Sodium and Vascularity

Guys, I've been adding a bit more sodium into my diet this week, and I notice after I eat a high sodium meal, my vascularity shoots WAY up. For example, earlier today I was looking very soft, I came home, ate my red meat meal, with seasons and salt to about 700mg of sodium. 10 minutes after I...

novatech‎, 03-26-2011 05:50 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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How to get a body like Adama Traore?

How do i get ripped and big like him.Should i be doing split workouts or full body.He is a soccer player/football player. I play football and go to the gym 6 times a week.

rogger7770‎, 06-27-2017 08:27 AM
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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 07:17 PM
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Anyone ever compete with swelling from a DVT?

I had a major DVT in my left thigh about 4-5 years ago. My thigh and calf are still about 20% larger on the left side and look lumpy and swollen compared to my right calf/thigh. I want to compete sometime in the next couple of years, but afaik there is no treatment for my DVT or for its...

The Brotherhood‎, 06-25-2017 08:51 AM
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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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waist to shoulder/chest ratio

at my leanest (around 8%) i got down to a 33 inch waist... at this point i realized that i have a very wide pelvic bone and for me to have a nice appearance i need my shoulders and chest/lats to grow... im bulking again :) my shoulders right now are 53 inches at the widest point and my...

dxe‎, 07-10-2008 12:04 PM
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Prepping for 1000lb Club

I am going to attempt the 1000lb club in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone had any advice on exercise routines for a week prior to attempting the 1000lb lifts as well as a day before. Also what should I eat the night before?

Travieso79‎, 06-04-2017 01:20 AM
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Stand Up Tanning Booth

So a perk of my gym membership is access to the stand up tanning booths. I've never used one before but would like to start. What do I need to know? Do I wear sunscreen or tanning lotion? How long do I do it for? I'm very light skinned if that matters any.

stoverbruce‎, 05-31-2017 07:45 AM
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Delaying your period with the mini pill for show day

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used the mini pill to delay their period in order to not get it on the day of your competition or shortly before. And their experience with it. Does it make you retain water? I just did 2 shows back to back and for the first one I was still carrying water from my...

lynn4everfit‎, 06-06-2017 05:42 PM
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Trouble flaring left lat... help

Hey I'm doing my first figure comp in July but seem to be having trouble getting my left lat to flare. I have no trouble with the right side but it's like my brain wont connect with the muscle on the left. It's SO FRUSTRATING. I feel like I am doing the same thing on both side but it doesn't...

push_it‎, 04-22-2009 01:46 PM
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