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    2013 Hardbody Road To The Arnold

    By: Bodybuilding Contests

    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!

    Date Added: Feb 19, 2013

  • Kim Oddo: Figure And Bikini 101: Lesson One - Nutrition

    By: Cassie Smith

    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.

    Date Added: Mar 5, 2012

  • June 2011 Labrada Lean Body Challenge Transformation Plan

    By: Lee Labrada

    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!

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2011

  • Fact Or Myth: Fruit & Contest Prep Don't Mix?

    By: Ivan Blazquez

    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.

    Date Added: Feb 10, 2010

  • Carbohydrate Tricks Bring You Contest Day Perfection!

    By: Joe Klemczewski

    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.

    Date Added: Nov 13, 2009

  • Skip The Bulk And Stay Shredded All Year - A Simple Approach To Nutrition!

    By: Stuart Schaefer

    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.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2008

  • Contest-Prep Diet For Champion Bodybuilder Vinny Galanti!

    By: David Robson

    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.

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2008

  • Layne Norton: Inside The Life Of A Natural Pro, Episode 5 - Different Approaches To Nutrition.

    By: Inside The Life Of A Natural Pro

    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!

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2007

  • Marc Lobliner's Bodybuilding Journey - Contest Prep: Building The Dream Physique.

    By: Marc Lobliner

    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.

    Date Added: Dec 6, 2006

  • Effective Tactics For Physique Competition!

    By: Josh Dickinson

    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!

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2004

  • Competition Dieting With Aaron Maddron!

    By: Other Writer

    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!

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2004

  • How To Win Your Next Contest!

    By: Joe Klemczewski

    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...

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2003

  • Peak Week: It Has To Be Perfect!

    By: Joe Klemczewski

    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!

    Date Added: Sep 29, 2003

  • Dieting To Win: Your Individual Approach!

    By: Joe Klemczewski

    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.

    Date Added: Sep 25, 2003

  • Cutting Down & Leaning Up!

    By: Nic Hale

    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!

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2003

  • The Deadline Diet!

    By: Jeff McCarrell

    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!

    Date Added: Aug 19, 2003

  • It's Showtime: Fixing Your Diet In The Last Few Weeks!

    By: AnimalPak

    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!

    Date Added: Jul 31, 2003

  • Contest Preparation Using Science!

    By: Francesco Casillo

    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.

    Date Added: Jan 31, 2003

  • Pre-Contest Dieting: The Last Two Weeks!

    By: Ryan Swan

    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.

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2003

  • Dieting: What I Was Doing Wrong & How I Fixed It!

    By: Delbert Hickman

    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!

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2002

  • The 20-Week Miracle Diet

    By: AnimalPak

    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?

    Date Added: Nov 5, 2002

  • Jon Huston's Twelve-Week Contest Preparation

    By: Jon Huston

    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.

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2002

  • Dialing In My Way: The Final Week Preparation

    By: Alex D Angelo

    Here are a few things that I would like to cover before I show you my last weeks diet strategy.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2002

  • Pre-Contest Dieting: The Right Way!

    By: Ryan Swan

    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.

    Date Added: Oct 24, 2002

  • Contest Prep: How To Survive The Diet And Training!

    By: Tracy Doll

    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.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2002

  • All General Fat Loss Articles

    By: Bodybuilding.com

    View all articles about non-contest fat loss diets using this link.

    Date Added: Oct 15, 2002

  • 9 Weeks Out!

    By: James Sadek

    Training is still the same but I am going to start to use a little bit lower reps not going higher than 10.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2002

  • Contest Prep From A Veteran Competitor

    By: Anita Ramsey

    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.

    Date Added: Jul 17, 2002

  • 5 Weeks to Victory

    By: Mike Murphy

    As I get closer and closer to the Bodybuilding Competition, really the only thing that is changing is the intensity of my cardio.

    Date Added: Jul 17, 2002

  • Layne Norton: 5 Weeks Out!

    By: Layne Norton

    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!

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2002

  • The Week Of The Show Is Finally Here!

    By: Maribel Sanders

    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.

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2002

  • Layne Norton: 9 Weeks Out!

    By: Layne Norton

    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...

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2002

  • My Nutrition Plan Up To Contest Day - 2 Weeks Out!

    By: Dino Pierce

    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!

    Date Added: Jun 4, 2002

  • My Contest Prep Plan!

    By:

    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.

    Date Added: May 29, 2002

  • Dieting Phase

    By: Big Red

    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

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • My Bodybuilding Diet Philosophy and Precontest Diet

    By: Delbert Hickman

    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".

    Date Added: Sep 21, 2001

  • Bodybuilding By The Numbers!

    By: Delbert Hickman

    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.

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2001

  • A Trick For Getting Ripped Quick!

    By: Mark Howard

    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...

    Date Added: May 21, 2001

  • The Best Diet For Fat-Loss

    By: John Stamatopoulos

    Use this diet to lose fat as quick as humanly possible!

    Date Added: May 21, 2001

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