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Hardbody News has the inside scoop as the ladies prepare for the 2013 Arnold. Get a look into the competitors' prep for the big show here!
Kim Oddo has over 20 years of experience training 50+ pro athletes. Follow his nutrition advice to look your best anywhere, especially when you take the figure or bikini stage.
Here's what you'll get with the Lean Body Challenge: Daily Training Videos, 7-Day Meal Plan & Recipes, and your very own FREE Personal Trainer!
I will cite some of the theories why fruits are avoided by an unfortunately large number of bodybuilders and figure competitors and refute them. Learn more.
During peak week I use certain carb strategies to make sure an athlete is ready. Here's a look at the carb strategies I use to make sure everyone is ready to go on contest day. Learn more.
Nutrition is key for bodybuilding, especially when it comes down to contest time... What I'm about to share goes against what most bodybuilders believe. I'm going to teach you how to shred and cut without dieting! Learn more.
Before starting any contest diet, I go through a period of transition. Avoid competition diet disasters with this 15 week meal plan. This plan helped me win one competition and place 5th at Nationals.
Watch as IFPA & NGA Pro Bodybuilder Layne Norton and his training partner Nick Katriphis show you what natural bodybuilding is all about! Episode #5: Meal Planning and Differences In Diet And Nutrition!
My body fat is in check and my shoulders & back are noticeably bigger and more cut. To say I am happy with the results would be a huge understatement. See more detailed diet info right here.
I'll cover each topic one by one, so by the end of this article you will be confident knowing that the package you display for your next competition will be your best!
Find out how to diet like a pro and win your next contest. Check out the diet and supplement plan as an example for planning out your weekly diet!
I've about as immersed in the bodybuilding culture as one can be. Find out how I turned numerous amateurs into pros using my methods...
First of all, let's begin with how you should plan to enter peak week. If you still have to be concerned with losing the last couple pounds in the week before the show, you won't be able to peak properly. Learn how to perfect those last few days!
Summer is slowly fading into Fall, swimsuits are spending more time in the dresser drawer, and another bodybuilding season is winding down. Learn how to make your program precise down to the very last detail.
During the cutting phase of my diet I have transformed my body to the lean muscular look that I strive to achieve. Learn how I do it!
This is a 16 week diet with four main phases and a special phase five, which is the last ten days before your big event, that contains some very cool water manipulation stuff. In each phase, the diet, training, and supplementation will be manipulated and or changed, so stay on your toes. This isn’t necessarily a painless diet, but if about 16 weeks from now you want look the best you ever have, then this is the diet for you!
So you have been dieting for the past 12 or 16 weeks and it's been hard, very hard. You feel miserable. You feel like shit. You can't get a pump, can't concentrate. Strength is way down. You don't even feel like training. And cardio? Find out what you need to do in the last few weeks to look great on stage!
The Final 10 Days: Carb loading/depleting, water intake, sodium intake and more. Learn how to put it all together to come in at your fullest, biggest, and most cut ever! Included is exactly what I did to prepare for MuscleMania World.
In this article I am going to look at what some different bodybuilders do as final preparation, and break down what these different techniques do for your body.
Learn what I was doing wrong in my diet and how I fixed it! Learn the secrets on how to cut down your diet to get ripped!
So you want to be a bodybuilder? You think you're serious? You think you're ready? Listen, I've heard it all before, guys coming up to me and asking, I want to be ripped and shredded. What's the secret?
Preparing for a contest is by far the most grueling and difficult part of bodybuilding. This article goes step-by-step through my Twelve-week preparation for my October 5th, 2002 contest. Hope you can get some tips from it.
Here are a few things that I would like to cover before I show you my last weeks diet strategy.
Next, take that number and use it accordingly. For example if you want to gain weight add to this number. If loosing weight is your goal than you subtract from this number.
I switched over to KETO or CKD (Cyclic Ketogenic Diet), it is a diet consisting mainly of proteins and fats and very little to none carbohydrates.
View all articles about non-contest fat loss diets using this link.
Training is still the same but I am going to start to use a little bit lower reps not going higher than 10.
With little prep, and no information to help me get ready, I did the 1988 NPC Boulder Bodybuilding Championships and I won the middleweights. Not too bad for not knowing anything. Since then I have been competing steadily in over a dozen shows and my contest prep has evolved over the years to become a very scientific process.
As I get closer and closer to the Bodybuilding Competition, really the only thing that is changing is the intensity of my cardio.
Wow what a difference two weeks can make. Two weeks ago I was going over my pics and being objective with myself. I think I have the size to do well at the natural level, in fact I know I do. However I realize that conditioning is much more important and that I was not as lean as I should be with seven weeks out!
The week of the show is here. What do you do? Do not worry; the following suggestions will help you prepare for the day you have trained so hard for.
Well the last two weeks have shown promising results. I have lost a noticeable amount of body fat as I am now seeing some chest striations and more of my abdominals. My arms, shoulders, and chest have also increased in vascularity. I have noticed one thing that is troubling a bit though...
My contest is coming up quick! I am now 11 days out. Here is my eating plan for the next few weeks! Find out everything I am eating to get my body into shape to win first place in my division! You can follow this plan to get ripped!
I am competing in the NPC's Southern Classic. Definitely a threat for the Bantam Division's 1st place category and prepared to do some serious damage in the overall pose down. I began dieting February 1st 2002. I was weighing in at 150.5 lbs, three and a half months later I am tipping the scales at 131 lbs shredded as ever with 16 days to the big show down. Here is my full plan.
Week one of my dieting phase was simply to help my body adjust to my up and coming dieting. My main goals were to introduce my body to cardio and fewer calories. I jogged for about 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning, and also reduced the amount of carbs I ate with supper. Next week I will start with my Syntrax fat burning stack
Many times I have asked various people advice on bodybuilding. Many times I have been given advice on bodybuilding when not asked for. The fact that most of the advice was so different made it hard to determine what was "sound" and what was "fluff".
I will hopefully provide information that helps you when determining what is good for your diet. What inspired me to write this article is my wife is preparing for her very first bodybuilding competition.
I know spring is right around the corner and a lot of guys have spent hours in the gym. Here's a little trick to use for an up and coming pool party or spring break...
Use this diet to lose fat as quick as humanly possible!
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