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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: 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 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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Hair removal stress

Hey guys . Stepping on stage in 7 weeks and I’m stressing out more on hair removal/skin issues than the prep itself! I’ve got ridiculously sensitive skin, a serious ingrown hair issue. Clean shaving with a razor is completely out of the question. I shaved with a razor for the first time...

Cdymz‎, 07-18-2019 02:28 PM
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Red face IFBB vs. WBFF

hi .. im going to compete in bikini (model fitness) this fall and now i have to decide whitch competition i want to participate in!! becouse if i compete whit IFBB i can not compete outside of that federation IFBB has always been here in iceland and we have 2 competicions every year WBFF...

litla‎, 07-12-2011 04:44 AM
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Steak fat

I am now in my onseason for a natural bodybuilding competition. I am allowed to eat a steak in my diet. I was told by my nutritionist to cut the fat from the steak. However, the fat is my favorite part! I usually get a steak with a slim layer of fat on a certain side of the steak. Is...

Ruben777‎, 06-15-2019 09:59 PM
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Critique my Physique

Hi, I'm 21 and considering competing at some point. Any pointers on what I can improve? (No legs as my right leg is amputated below the knee)

kaftka‎, 06-29-2019 10:25 PM
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My first ever show!!!

I am signing up for my first ever show that will be in November and dont know what class to do. The organization has amateur novice and amateur open and dont know which one to pick. Any advice of deciding between the two or what's really different about them.

zmat66‎, 07-03-2019 07:40 PM
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First Show in Five Years, Advise?

I will be starting my first contest prep in over 5 years next week. I plan on getting on stage in August sometime. I've built in some extra time as I have a bachelor party in Germany to go to about 3 weeks before the show, so I want to have time to lose the damage I will do. I was going to start a...

TrainBeastMode‎, 04-04-2019 04:53 AM
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Lifting heavy close to bodybuilding competition?

In the last month leading up to a bodybuilding competition, do you recommend lifting any heavy weights with low reps, at all? Or should it be all light weight and high reps?

Ruben777‎, 07-01-2019 10:28 AM
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PLEASE BE BRUTALLY HONEST! First Bikini Prep - Current Form

Hey guys, I decided to do a bikini competition, prep all together 18 weeks, right now I am 14 weeks out. Everything is mostly going according to the plan. I have always struggled with low self esteem and now I am starting thinking if I am not naive and I might just be lieing to myself that I am...

gabbyjon007‎, 06-22-2019 05:27 AM
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thinking about competing

Hey guys, I been into lifting for awhile now but I know NOTHING about competing. I am 17, check out my progress photo to see my current physique. Do you guys think I could compete in a teens division within a year or would I get laughed at? I never really wanted to compete but now... its something...

thatmanspence‎, 06-16-2019 06:34 PM
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13 weeks to glory: an inside, comprehensive look at Phil Heath's 2008 Olympia prep pl

Hi, I saw that Phil Heath posted the program in his facebook notes, But I was wondering if anyone got the original Flex Magazine with the 18-pages dedicated to this? I think it was August 2008, but not sure.

userTJ81Q7OBQ5L‎, 06-16-2019 10:32 AM
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Peak Week Carbing

For those of you who have competed in a bodybuilding competition, for your peak week (Final week before competition): (1) How long did you carb up for, leading up to the competition? (2) How effective was your carbing up method, in arriving in shape at the competition? (3) What type of...

Ruben777‎, 06-05-2019 02:36 PM
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This is what I do to prepare for contests

bit.ly/2X5CirS hope this helps. Been competing for 18 years

jakeanddaniel‎, 06-15-2019 01:30 AM
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NPC contest for foreigner

Hey Guys! At first i want to say, that english is my second language, so i can do some mistakes. I'm writing this post, because i'm european, and i want to compete in NPC and then IFBB PRO league contests, Instead of IFBB Elite Pro/ European League. And my question is In which competitions can...

bodyb0000‎, 06-09-2019 03:41 AM
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Tanning Solution

I will be competing in a natural bodybuilding competition, and just found out that they do not allow Dream Tan. I remember Dream Tan was the tanning solution most everyone was using back in the early 2000's. I have returned to competition after a 17 year layoff, so I am a bit behind the times. ...

Ruben777‎, 06-08-2019 09:04 AM
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How to pick posing trunks

When preparing to compete in a bodybuilding competition, how should one go about deciding which style of posing trunks to use? I thought I heard that one factor is if you have a big waist or small waist, should depend on what style of posing trunks you use. I also know there are different...

Ruben777‎, 06-08-2019 09:31 AM
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NPC? OCB? IFPA? Pro Card? So confused! Please help clarify.

I have recently begun prep for my first ever figure competition. I chose an OCB show that is close to me. It said that winners of the open will move on to another level, which is an IFPA Pro Qualifier. That all makes sense to me. However, I see that a lot of the "Pro Qualifier" shows listed have...

AllisonM114‎, 05-04-2015 10:19 AM
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Arrow Natural Bodybuilding Organizations: Which one?

Hi All, I am looking to compete in my first Bodybuilding competition. I was looking at Natural Bodybuilding Organizations and there are so many of them. The main 3 organizations that I felt comfortable with is INBA/PNBA, INBF/WNBF and OCB. Does anyone have any insight of any of these 3...

ajz‎, 11-19-2018 07:21 AM
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