Contest Prep Articles

Metabolic Damage: What It Is And Is Not
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Everyone in the bodybuilding and figure world is talking about metabolic damage and how it is a diet killer. This article explores the current "epidemic" of this condition.
Bodybuilding Contest Prep - The 3 Biggest Mistakes
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Present the best possible package on stage by avoiding these contest prep mistakes. Article includes information on sodium, carb and water loading.
6 Tips For Preventing A Slowing Metabolism
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How and why does your metabolism slow while losing fat? Bodybuilding coach Cliff Wilson provides 6 tips on how to maximize your fat loss efforts.
Use Posing To Get In Shape Quicker
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Posing can improve muscle awareness, muscle maturity and overall definition. Explore the benefits of posing, and learn how to perform 5 popular poses.
Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 15 - Under The Bar With High Rep Squats!
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Mr. NC Joe the Pro is back and telling you to squat! High reps, baby! In this volume Joe also talks about natural gains expectations and his current workout.
The Comeback Of Julie Michaelson Part 1
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After a battle with diuretics, figure competitor Julie Michaelson is back and better than ever. Follow Julie as she makes her comeback to the stage.
Rapid Backload Peaking: Carbs, Water, and Sodium
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Get absolutely shredded for your upcoming contest by following this peaking approach designed by top natural bodybuilder and trainer Cliff Wilson.
Want To Compete? Learn Where To Start!
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Interested in competing in a bodybuilding competition? Joe Ohrablo tells you how to get started. Joe also discusses his current training and competition plans.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 15
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Marc is dry, shredded and eating a lot! Follow the journey of Scivation's Marc Lobliner as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 13
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Marc is shredded at 198.5 pounds, full of energy and getting stronger! Follow the journey of Marc as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 12
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Marc is shredded, taking a break from cardio and sneaking in pancakes. Follow the journey of Marc as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 10
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Marc "The Machine" goes head to head in an eating contest with linemen from the Detroit Lions! Follow the journey of Marc as he looks for a pro card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 8
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Marc is experiencing amazing strength gains, great energy, and eating red velvet cake too! Follow Marc as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 7
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Marc is involved with an epic eating contest, and then begins a 14 week cut. Follow the journey of Marc as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 6
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It is what it is - Marc missed some meals and is down to 222-225. Follow the journey of Marc Lobliner as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 5
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Marc rocks Canada at the biggest and leanest he's ever been! Follow the journey of Marc Lobliner as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 4
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Shredded glutes at 225 pounds! Follow the journey of Scivation's Marc Lobliner as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 13 - Peaking Diets And Fullbody Workouts
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Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo talks about 20 week pre-contest diets, his recent use of a fullbody workout, and how he got into bodybuilding.
Marc Lobliner's Epic IFBB Pro Card Journey - Week 3
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Marc is up another pound, this week hitting 225! Follow the journey of Scivation's Marc Lobliner as he looks to obtain his IFBB pro bodybuilding card.
Marc Lobliner - Contest Prep Series Main Page
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Follow Scivation President Marc Lobliner as he prepares for the Gold's Classic. Video, photos, diets and more - see how Marc does it!