Contest Prep Articles

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 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 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 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 2
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Week 2 and Marc has already gained 4 pounds! 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 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'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.
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 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 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 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 Series Main Page
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Join Scivation president Marc Lobliner over the course of the next year as he looks to add epic muscle mass and obtain his IFBB pro card.
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.
My First Natural Bodybuilding Show - How I Did It!
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Muscle and Strength member Nico Ferrara competes in his first every Natural Bodybuilding Show! See how he cut down and got prepared!
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.
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.
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.
Teen Christine Beauchamp Talks Competition!
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Want to know what it's like to compete in a figure competition? Teen Christine Beauchamp shares all the details, and some secrets too!
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.
The Costs (The Hidden and Not So Hidden) of Competing
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Kassandre Harper-Cotton explores just what it takes to commit yourself to competition, including the many hidden costs. Get your check book ready!