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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: 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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Too many greens on new diet plan?

Hey. I am prepping for my first show and I am 15 weeks out. My new diet plan I just got a week ago is very different from the last from my coach, as the only carbs from this diet comes from greens. I eat 5 times a day and each meal consists of 2 cups of greens. I am on a keto diet now, so as of...

Gogirl18‎, Yesterday 11:24 AM
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extra skin & figure competitions

Long story short, I was prepping for my first figure competition when I found out I was pregnant with my twins... the fact that I wasn't able to compete has been haunting me. My girls are 8 months and I would like to do a show so I talked to anan IFBB pro bodybuilder who trains all the competitiors...

FITmamaOFtwins‎, 06-14-2011 11:44 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 10:25 PM
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Federations that Don't Polygraph

I am interested in competing and looking for federations that don't require a polygraph. Urine testing is fine as I don't plan on taking any banned substance but I refuse to take a polygraph. (I've taken 3 of them in my life and twice it gave false positive results, saying I was lying when I...

pink378‎, 06-12-2018 07:17 PM
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Question Amateur week of prep?

Figured those in this subforum would know best here... What's best plan one week out from a beach trip or similar? Not for a competition type bodybuilder, but for a novice lifter who tracks calories/macros and just wants to look his best, and whose put in good work in the gym and kitchen and...

ChairmanWaffle‎, 06-12-2018 05:40 AM
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Best way to find a coach

As the title says... what are some ways to find a coach for a potential bikini competition? I'm brand new to considering doing this and probably need to work on my base before I prep correct? ( I have recent pics up) I'm in Portland, OR and would like to do coaching in person.

SmartWentCrazy‎, 06-11-2018 03:23 PM
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Prize money

Did a search and didnt find much on the subject. What do you guys think.... After seeing how organizations and promotors are adding classes like bikini and now mens physique I figure they are doing it to bring in more money/competitors. I was thinking to myself, even if they offered a small...

Slovation‎, 02-16-2011 12:33 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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Tanning

What do you guys prefer, doing it yourself or using a 3rd party spray company at the show venue? I've always just used the company at the show but they did a poor job last time so I am contemplating getting some Jan Tana and just doing it myself but I also don't want to f*ck it up so I can't...

euro7muscle‎, 04-17-2018 06:42 AM
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Advice! 2 weeks out

Sooooo I went for my first competition in April and won so I proceed to do my 2nd pro level which is in 2 weeks! I’ve been killing and then bam today I cheated!! It was ALOT of watermelon and the top of a cupcake annnnnd I’m freaking out a bit I’m sure I went way over my macros but technically I...

Kittykat874‎, 06-09-2018 11:32 PM
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After Show Water Weight

Hi, I'm 52 and competed May 19th. At show weighted 215lbs. 4 days later 244lbs and water weight is just going up. I wentered to doctor and put me on Lasix 40mg twice a day but weight is just goin up. I'm eating clean but eating some calories like nornal. I did use gear and clean now but water...

Thomasearl65‎, 06-08-2018 05:21 PM
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3 weeks out from my first mens physique, how do i look?

I've been training for 6 months and its finally come to this. i decided to enter a competition a couple days ago, so somewhat short notice. Its the NPC victory classic in NC in true novice mens physique under 5,8. How do you guys think ill do? ive been training and dieting so hard these 6 months...

radabon‎, 06-07-2018 10:39 PM
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Question Do I Have a Shot at Novice Physique?

Hey, guys. I used to be really into lifting a few years ago in college. But then I progressed into dad bod lifestyle, because well, I became a dad. But I always admired those that competed, and I would love to step on stage as a novice in November at a local NPC event. I am 6 foot, 179 right now....

tshelby123‎, 05-30-2018 12:30 PM
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Exclamation First physique competition

Hi all I'm doing my first ever competition and am looking for some advice. I have already looked at different threads but they are all quite old and wanted some fresh perspective. The competition is on Saturday and they say it should start at about 4 pm. What sort of thing should I be eating the...

daved1987‎, 06-07-2018 06:07 AM
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Wink First contest prep advice for 18 yo female?

Hey y’all. I am 18 years old and live in the Nashville area. I will be competing in one (maybe two) shows that are 3 months out. I do have a coach and have been on a set plan for a month now. (Workouts and diets) and I have seen progress. I have followed everything he says to do and I have...

Gogirl18‎, 06-05-2018 11:03 PM
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First competition (Men’s Physique)

Hey guys, I am currently 19 weeks out from my first competition. I’m just worried that I may be too small on stage compared to everyone’s else. I am 5’5 currently at 150lb. I only started cutting This week after a short enough bulk. I wanted to bulk some more but my coach suggested a longer...

Kickboxer0811‎, 05-29-2018 09:47 AM
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Competition Query

Hello! Can I have some advice please? I'm thinking I'd quite like to compete at some point, but I'm a little unsure of where to start, and I'd like to talk genetics! I know that the general gist is that you should start in the Bikini category, however, I don't think I stand a chance for a...

Khaleesi92‎, 05-28-2018 07:36 AM
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Upcoming show vlogs

Hey homies I started a YT channel at the beginning of my current prep and I am currently 1 week out from my next show, if anyone cares to see everything that goes into a prep and show, feel free subscribe and support your boy! Will rep any new subs, just let me know :) 76gM-i89bA4

euro7muscle‎, 05-08-2018 10:24 PM
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First time dieting & calculating macros

Hi Guys, I need some advice as its my first time where I am "proper dieting" and also first time calculating my macros and I have 7 weeks to diet down to around 6% body fat. My current stats are: Age: 31 Weight: 93Kg Current bf: Approx 10% Height: 6"1 or 186cm I have been training for...

Peeled247‎, 05-20-2018 01:20 AM
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Breaking into the Industry

My buddy won second place in his first NPC Men's Physique competition ever, without a tan. He has extremely good genetics (he was the most shredded guy my age I've ever met at all times since middle school). How can he make money doing this? Taking it a little further, how can he make a career...

DoctorShredd‎, 05-27-2018 03:00 AM
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Am I ready to step on stage?

It’s been a long time since I posted on these forums. Anyway, I’m hoping I can get some opinions from those of you that have competed. I’ve had this desire to at least do one competition before I’m too old lol. I’d be lying if I said my nerves weren’t getting in the way of my decision. I’m...

blacklabel9698‎, 05-20-2018 06:25 AM
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Bikini comp pics — 4 weeks out help!

Hey fit friends, I’m new to this community but have been a lover of fitness for years. My first bikini competition is coming up on the 15th of June. I am around 16% BF. It’s the “Summer Shredding: Christian Guzman/Alphalete” So its not on the same level as NPC, and I know I have some leverage and...

jschecfit‎, 05-19-2018 05:38 PM
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Scared

Hi Everyone, I'm 52yrs old. Compete next weekend (May 19th) in classis physique. I have done everything my coach has asked. From food plan, cardio, i.e. 1hr to 1 1/2 a day. That's not missing one day of cardio in over 3 months. I will have to admit, I was in pretty darn good shape but had...

Thomasearl65‎, 05-08-2018 06:46 AM
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Hair Removal- Which one - Wax, Cream or Shave ?

For hair removal mainly on the chest and underarms what do you guys generally do and have you had any issues. Waxing My concern on waxing is mainly spot breakouts. I waxed my back last year with instant wax strips and it looked great until about 4 days later when I got a massive outbreak of...

whitedragon101‎, 04-20-2018 08:00 AM
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Unhappy How does missing meals affect Show Day?

This is my first Bikini Competition. I’ve trained on and off for the last two years but became CONSISTENT this January. Me and my trainer see each other three days a week, I do cardio 5-6 days a week and the rest of my lifting depends on me. One issue I’ve had since day one is getting all six...

Trained2Reign‎, 04-28-2018 07:41 AM
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