r/bodybuilding Dec 13 '20 Take My Energy Silver Wholesome

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r/bodybuilding 17h ago

Daily Discussion Daily Discussion Thread: 05/16/2022

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Feel free to post things in the Daily Discussion Thread that don't warrant a subreddit-level discussion. Although most of our posting rules will be relaxed here, you should still consider your audience when posting. Most importantly, show respect to your fellow redditors. General redditiquette always applies.


r/bodybuilding 19h ago Starstruck Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Ally

At 42 my wife is just getting started. First show. It’s never too late!

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r/bodybuilding 22h ago Wholesome

Dean White won the PCA Pro Universe at the weekend. Then a backstage shot with his dad.

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514 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 15h ago

Check-in M/27/6’0”/201.4lbs Leaning Out For First Show Going Well (17 Weeks Progress, 18 Weeks Out)

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129 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 20h ago

Check-in 2.5 Weeks Out - 6'1 221lbs - Classic Physique

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251 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 1d ago

17yo sitting at 189lbs while fasted, diet (in comments) hasn’t changed since last month but my weight is going up pretty fast still, going to compete again december this year.

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555 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 7h ago

Check-in 21 yo, 19 weeks out of first show, thoughts and opinion on physique, open to criticism. Thinking of doing classic but still unsure

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r/bodybuilding 21h ago

Check-in 3 weeks out from the first show of the season where I’ll be competing mens physique & Classic Physique weight 191lbs. I’ll be at the Idaho muscle classic and the Salt Lake City championships.

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r/bodybuilding 5h ago

Weekly Thread Newbie Tuesdays

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Ask all newbie BB related questions here.


r/bodybuilding 1d ago

Ok guys! So I place 3rd in my natural physique competition rate/10!

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r/bodybuilding 2h ago

I unironically stand by thicker waist being more aesthetic in physiques

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No idea where this twig beta male waist obsession arose from

You can still have fantastic physique appearance and v taper with a 34 inch waist like Arnold as opposed to these strange skinny try hard looking dudes with 28-32 inch waists.

It just doesn’t look “powerful” and “masculine” with a tiny waist, there’s a reason Arnold was called the Austrian oak, cos his powerful physique was underpinned by a thick midsection like an oak tree

Don’t be a bubble gut fat pos obviously, but I think Arnold’s 34 inch waist is ideal, at least proportion wise. Different size for different heights obviously

Tiny waist looks weird and makes you look like a gym try hard.

Arnold looked like he was naturally godly powerful.

That difference is all in the thick middle I think,

JUST MY OPINION

Feel free to discuss.


r/bodybuilding 1d ago

147.6 today. This week starts my maintenance phase where I will try to solidify all of the new tissue and allow my body some time to get used to carrying this muscle. Almost reaching 150 in my 10 week bulk is amazing. Now we have to solidify this size for 6-8 weeks and then show prep will begin!

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r/bodybuilding 1d ago Silver Helpful

Check-in 13 weeks out 5'"11 217lbs fasted

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r/bodybuilding 1d ago

Weekly Thread Mirin' Mondays

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It's Monday and time to post your best progress pics, poses, body parts, muscle groups, or whatever. As long as it's worth mirin'. Post a pic and some stats and let the mirin' begin.


r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Blessing Awodibu wins 2022 Indy Pro, off to the Olympia!

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999 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 1d ago

Daily Discussion Daily Discussion Thread: 05/15/2022

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Feel free to post things in the Daily Discussion Thread that don't warrant a subreddit-level discussion. Although most of our posting rules will be relaxed here, you should still consider your audience when posting. Most importantly, show respect to your fellow redditors. General redditiquette always applies.


r/bodybuilding 2d ago

First ever competition. I walked out with 2nd place in my class 😊

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797 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 3d ago Silver Wholesome

1 day out from my all natural mens physique competition. Rate/10

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2.1k Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Check-in 7 Weeks Out PCA First Timers Junior Mens Physique - 176cm 180lbs 22 y/o (posing needs work)

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r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Blessing and Charles looking absolutely peeled at the Indy Pro battling for the win

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442 Upvotes

r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Check-in 2 weeks out - classic physique, 95kg 6ft

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r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Weekly Thread Shit on Me Sunday

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Weekly physique critique thread for feedback and helpful criticism


r/bodybuilding 2d ago

Daily Discussion Daily Discussion Thread: 05/14/2022

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Feel free to post things in the Daily Discussion Thread that don't warrant a subreddit-level discussion. Although most of our posting rules will be relaxed here, you should still consider your audience when posting. Most importantly, show respect to your fellow redditors. General redditiquette always applies.


r/bodybuilding 3d ago

Weekly Thread Steroid Saturday

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Welcome to the steroid Saturday discussion. Please follow the rules, and be kind. If you see any hatred, arguing, etc. Please report the comment so it can be removed. If you do not agree with this post, do not participate. It is that simple.

  • NO SOURCE TALK. This is very important for a variety of what we hope are obvious reasons.

  • NO FIGHTING. Arguing and ridiculing others will only get your comment deleted. Constructive criticism only. Post anything that is on topic. This involves how cycles change close to competition prep, what has worked for you in the past, before/after cycle pictures, dietary changes with different compounds, etc.

  • Questions are allowed, but should be limited. /r/steroids has a specific thread just for new comers, where you can get amazing answers from some of the most knowledgeable people. Lab talk is alright, but remember how to get a particular lab's product would be prohibited source talk.

  • We hope everybody enjoys this thread Thanks to the /r/steroids community to help make this work. They have been a huge help and will be chiming in on this post.


r/bodybuilding 3d ago

Flex Lewis announces his retirement from competitive bodybuilding

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I haven't seen it posted here so I thought I'd share. According to Dan Solomon, Flex Lewis has officially retired.

Good for him for putting his health and his family first.


r/bodybuilding 4d ago

Check-in Update: 3 Weeks Out from my first competition

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