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    The Post-Contest Diet: Interview With WBFF Pro Joelle Murphy

    By: Dr. Sara Solomon, BSc. PT, DMD

    We all know about pre-contest dieting, but what happens after the house lights dim and the specter of hunger appears?

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2012

  • Ask The Fitness Jewell: How Do I Stay Shredded After A Contest?

    By: Jen Jewell

    Completing strict contest prep can leave you craving cheat meals and slacking at the gym. Use these tips to turn contest-prep fitness into an everyday fit lifestyle!

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2014

  • 2013 Arnold Webcast Replays

    By: Bodybuilding Contests

    Bodybuilding.com presents the 2013 Arnold Webcast. Missed the live webcast? Don't worry - get complete replays right here for a limited time!

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2013

  • Troy Alves Wins The 2011 Europa Battle Of Champions

    By: Jaime Filer

    Kim Buck wins women’s pro bodybuilding while Gennifer Strobo takes pro figure.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2011

  • What Are The Symptoms And Treatments For Post-competition Blues?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What are the symptoms and treatments for post-competition blues? Post-competition blues is a serious issue. Most people go into their first competition not even being aware of it. Learn what you can do right here.

    Date Added: Feb 17, 2009

  • Singin' The Post-Contest Blues: Fighting An Invisible Enemy & Tips To Win!

    By: Lena Boone

    What are post-contest blues? It's not uncommon to ride a rollercoaster of emotions following a bodybuilding, fitness or figure competition. Here are a few causes and tips to fight back the unhappiness. Try them now!

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2009

  • LaCascia & Guarino: Back To The Beach, Episode 5.

    By: Chris LaCascia

    Watch Fitness Couple and NPC Competitors Chris LaCascia and Tracy Guarino, as they prepare for the 2007 Muscle Beach Bodybuilding and Figure Championships on Memorial Day Weekend! THIS WEEK: Post Contest!

    Date Added: Jun 8, 2007

  • Post Contest Binge Eating: It Messes Up Your Metabolism!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    The intake of junk food for multiple days following your pre-contest diet plan will result in several severe reactions... See how binge eating post contest can mess up your metabolism! Bonus: Ten easy steps to control bingeing.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2006

  • Keith Gmirkin's 12-Week Bodybuilding Contest Prep - Competition Time!

    By: Keith Gmirkin

    My competition prep is over and now it is show time. Here I will talk to you about what I did and how I felt during the day of the show. I will also include my plan following the contest. Check it out!

    Date Added: May 1, 2006

  • How Can A Bodybuilder Stay Lean In Their Off-Season?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can a bodybuilder stay lean in their off-season? Learn what these forum members do to keep the fat gain to a minimum while trying to gain as much muscle as possible. Read on...

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2006

  • The 2005 NPC Team Universe: My Experience And Future Plans!

    By: Dino Pierce

    Where has Dino been and what has he been doing? Dino gives us a very descriptive account of the past two years and what he has planned for the future. Included is a letter to Mr. DeLuca, CEO of Bodybuilding.com. Check it out!

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2005

  • A Report On The 2005 NPC Florida State Open!

    By: Babyboomers

    We recently had the privilege to cover the 2005 NPC Florida State Open and Masters Bodybuilding and Figure Championships at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City, Florida. See how the contestants did!

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2005

  • A Year For Improvement: Derek's Journal To Add Muscle Mass - Intro.

    By: Derek Beast Charlebois

    It has been almost one year since my last competition, but I will not be competing this year. Instead I will be resuming my online training journal as readers are still responding to it from when I was a teenager.

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2005

  • Post-Competition Blues!

    By: Rebecca Slatt

    You cannot contest diet year round! Everyone realizes a week or two after competition, that we are not as lean and hard as we were in the photos from our contest. Learn what you need to keep those post-competition blues away.

    Date Added: Jun 9, 2005

  • Recent Competitions In 2004: A Review - Part 1.

    By: Aaron Links

    I've been reflecting on the 2004 United States ANBC Championships that took place here in my hometown. Read about a natural bodybuilder that competed head to head with those who are not so natural.

    Date Added: Apr 26, 2005

  • Waiting To Excel: How I Am Going To Become A Pro.

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Another season is near complete. You have reached for the moon and, at a minimum, have landed among the stars. Are you ready to do it again? If so, how will you prepare? What will you do better next time? How can you be better next time?

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2004

  • Contest Update: What Happened At My Last 5 Contests.

    By: Layne Norton

    I did a total of five contests in seven weeks and overall I was very happy with my performance. I hit my peak well almost every week...

    Date Added: Sep 16, 2004

  • A Bull's-Eye Peak!

    By: Joe Klemczewski

    Everyone I talk to has a different concept of how to get from offseason to stage. Find out how to keep your hard earned muscle while dieting for a contest!

    Date Added: Jun 7, 2004

  • 2004 NPC Southern USA Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships!

    By: Babyboomers

    Bodybuilding is alive and well in Panama City, Florida as thousands of fans discovered at the Edgewater Beach Resort Convention Center on April 10th...

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2004

  • Off-Season Contest Preparation!

    By: Jon Huston

    Off-season contest preparation consists of numerous aspects of bodybuilding: nutrition, cardiovascular training, mass building, research, and psychological recuperation. Learn how I prepare for contests in the off-season.

    Date Added: Sep 16, 2003

  • The Day Of The Contest Day!

    By: Ryan Swan

    Find out what I did to when the contest and what happened the day of the show!

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2003

  • Sam Bakhtier: Winning It All

    By: Will Duggan

    You heard me right, Bakhtier is the 2002 light-heavyweight class winner of the Border States Classic and middleweight class winner of the Tournament of Champions.

    Date Added: Nov 18, 2002

  • Keeping Score: A Look At The IFBB Judging System

    By: Bill Dobbins

    Many early bodybuilding contests also involved evaluating the personalities and public speaking abilities of the contestants, who would talk briefly on stage in addition to showing off their physiques. Learn what the difference is between NPC judges and IFBB!

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2002

  • 2002 Amateur Strongman Nationals

    By: Corey St. Clair

    On October 5th of this year, I competed in the North American Strongman Society's (NASS) North America's Strongest Man competition. It was the national championship for amateur strongmen and it was held in St. Louis, MO. Weight classes went from 175lbs to Super heavyweight (300+lbs).

    Date Added: Oct 31, 2002

  • Never Say Die!

    By: Layne Norton

    Especially when your life revolved around preparing for a bodybuilding contest for 15 weeks and you don't place as well as you would have liked.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2002

  • Results From The Mid-America Muscle Classic

    By: Layne Norton

    At one week out I'm holding steady at about 191 lbs. By the end of the week after I carb deplete I should be around 187.

    Date Added: Sep 3, 2002

  • My Plans For Getting Bigger For My Next Contest!

    By: Mark Tilden

    Despite the fact that I was chosen over four incredible bodybuilders at Idaho's first professional show, I'm more determined than ever to put on more muscle. Here's how!

    Date Added: Aug 28, 2002

  • An Inside Look At Layne Norton

    By: Anthony Church

    The blistering heat outside was evidence enough that it was NOT Christmas morning, but a day full of events even more exciting.

    Date Added: Aug 26, 2002

  • My Experiences At The Arizona Open

    By: Will Duggan

    Will's class got up on stage for prejudging; I sat within the first couple rows video camera in hand, as usual!

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • The Road to the 2002 NPC Georgia

    By: David Knowles

    For me, the precontest preparation was nothing short of a roller coaster ride! I started out preparing to do this contest about 9 months ago.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2002

  • My Experiences At The NPC California Collegiate!

    By: Will Duggan

    From the 4:00 AM cardio training, the all protein diet to the after work extreme training and the posing practice, Will's focus was on the "win" was apparent to the end.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2002

  • Competing In The 2002 Mr. New Orleans!

    By: Dino Pierce

    Well, I did it; I put it all on the line at the 2002 NPC Mr. New Orleans. I entered a weight class that consisted of 4 great bodybuilders. I was the lightest, as predicted, but I was far from being the least best man in the extremely tough class. I placed second in the Open Lightweights at the show. Here is what happened along with tons of pics!

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2002

  • Contest Is Over: What To Do Next?

    By: Derek Charlebois

    Now that my contest is over, I have to make a new plan of attack. Here are some things that all bodybuilders should think about when deciding what to do with their future. These tips will help you make never-ending gains.

    Date Added: May 31, 2002

  • Contest Day

    By: David Knowles

    If you've ever wondered what happens on the day of a bodybuilding contest for a competing bodybuilder, then listen up. It is really one of the longest days you'll go through, that is, if you dieted right and conditioned yourself correctly.

    Date Added: May 1, 2002

  • 2002 Fitness South Beach

    By: Tiffany Rae

    M iami South Beach Florida! This is the place to be for spring break. However, don't rent a car, there is no where to park and it can be ridiculously spendy. Plus, be sure to have a roommate to split the cost for a room, because hotel rates are outlandish!

    Date Added: Apr 26, 2002

  • Burnout Parts 1-3 - Avoiding and Overcoming Burnout in Bodybuilding

    By: Ryan Mackie

    Burnout is a potential mental nightmare for any competitive bodybuilder. It can turn a competitor who was once positive, happy and focused, into a negative, depressed and withdrawn grouch. How do I know? Because I've been there.

    Date Added: Apr 23, 2002

  • Competing In The 2002 Mr. Louisiana!

    By: Dino Pierce

    Here is what happened, how I placed, and how I felt about it. Get ready to learn the sad truth about politics in bodybuilding. Pictures included!

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2002

  • My History: The College Years

    By: Layne Norton

    So I was finally there, college. It was time to see what I was made of mentally and physically. Keep in mind I go to college in St. Petersburg, FL and I am less than 5 minutes from the beach so having a good body is kind of key.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2002

  • Road to Final Destination II

    By: Delbert Hickman

    As we exited the Lakewood Auditorium, I felt a strong sense of accomplishment as well as confidence. I knew in my mind that my next stop was the INBF Eastern U.S. Championships, a WNBF pro-qualifier, in only two weeks!

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Road to Final Destination

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Like a flash it's over and I can hardly believe where all the time went. Although, during the entire contest preparation phase, I sometimes dreamed when I'd be back to a less rigid lifestyle.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • July 7th 2001, The NPC Mr. GA

    By: Phano Som

    On July 7th 2001, I competed in the NPC Mr. GA Junior division. I originally signed up for the Collegiate Division but later found out at the weigh-ins that I would be the only competitor in this division.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • First Show Of My Year

    By: Mark Tilden

    I've just returned from the 2001 Mountain States Natural Bodybuilding Pro-Qualifier, held at Roy High School located just outside of Ogden, Utah. In preparation for the show, my wife and I made a "plan of attack" so to speak.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • "Bodybuilding to BodyBounding"

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Since my 9th article, "It's Show-Time!", I have competed in two events. On April 7th, I competed in the Ohio Natural in Lakewood, Ohio and placed 1st in the middleweight class and 2nd overall.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • 2001 NGA Heart of America Professional Championship

    By: Todd Opheim

    On April 14, 2001, I competed in my second professional show. The show was the 2001 NGA Heart of America Professional Championship, held in Peoria, Illinois.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Contest Synopsis

    By: Phano Som

    Guess what? It's time for my contest synopsis. I know everyone's been waiting to read this and I won't keep anyone waiting much longer. Ok....maybe I'm going a bit overboard but at any rate, here it is in full form.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • "It's Show-Time!"

    By: Delbert Hickman

    The article you are about to read was an entire log of my latest competition on 17 March 2001. It was the 2001 NPC Northern Kentucky Bodybuilding Championship sponsored by Beverly International of Cold Springs, KY. 110 competitors participated in the show.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Northwest Muscle Classic Report

    By: Mark Tilden

    September 16th marked the day for the Northwest Muscle Classic held in Portland, Oregon (a Pro-Qualifier for the overall winner). It was also my twelfth bodybuilding competition in the eight years I have been involved in this sport.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Competition Day: A Show Day Breakdown

    By: Todd Opheim

    So you've put on slabs of muscle, chiseled it down with a hardcore carb, rotation diet, practiced your posing, slaved away on the stationary bike for hours on end, shaved every last hair on your body (well almost), tanned as if you were a mile from the sun, painted your entire body, and generally driven every person close to you an inch from insanity.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

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