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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 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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12 Weeks out teen competition opiniong

Hello guys, im 18 yeats old and last year i did my first ever contest and ended up second on the state championship. My stats then were 63kg on the day of the competition (while being 70 in the offseason) and 170cm. My current stats are 76kg at the same 170cm. My next competition is in september...

kiki1999struga‎, Today 03:55 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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Affordable online contest prep

Hiya, Has anyone had any experience of using online contest prep (in the UK) which they found helpful but also affordable? I would need someone to provide a diet plan along with the training program too for 12 weeks.

CosmicG‎, Today 03:00 AM
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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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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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Why do we decrease our water load amount 2 days before competition?

Hey, My weigh-in is on Saturday at 10:30am and I just want to know the ins and outs of why I'm recommended to cut from 1 gallon of water on Tuesday/Wednesday to 1Liter on Thursday? I understand the cut the amount on Friday, the day before the weigh-in but why does the body need to be limited 2...

voosey‎, 05-25-2017 05:15 AM
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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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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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Getting Started

Hey guys, So I've finally decided that this year is gonna be the year I start competing. I'm going for physique competing, and I'm currently at 186lbs. I was mainly just wondering how to get started? As in how/where do I find upcoming competitions and how do I sign up? What specific type of...

WallaceNick‎, 05-23-2017 10:33 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 Need contest prep coach in LA

Any reco?

tommasov‎, 05-21-2017 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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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?

Amino89‎, 05-16-2017 07:31 PM
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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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