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Sticky Thread Sticky: Boobs and Bodybuilding!

With the myriad of threads/ posts we get on the subject - I thought I would post a collection of threads for everyone to read through if they have questions... Firstly: Breast Cancer - Click to Help Then: Boob-loss Bodyfat and Breasts Breast Weight Loss Decreasing Breast Size

Emma-Leigh‎, 03-05-2010 12:26 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: WOMEN - Enter The NEW Female Transformation Of The Week.

Attention Females: Have you made an incredible transformation? Would you like to share it with the world? Enter the Female Transformation Of The Week. As you all know, we started the Transformation of the Week back in August of 2002 and it is still going strong. We want to bring our...

the_fake_webmaster‎, 05-04-2006 02:14 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support

' Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support Welcome to the Female Bodybuilding section of the Bodybuiding.com Forum. The following resources will show you how to maximise the effectiveness of your training, nutrition and results. This resource...

Botika‎, 07-09-2015 02:51 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide to Female Bodybuilding and Fitness

' Beginner's Guide to Female Bodybuilding and Fitness Welcome to the Female Bodybuilding section of the Bodybuiding.com Forum. Whether you are new to fitness or just new to lifting weights, this guide will show you how to maximise the effectiveness of your training, nutrition and results. ...

Botika‎, 07-09-2015 02:51 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Baby Bible - Pre/ During/ Post Partum Questions

Being a female board, there are at least one to two threads a week surrounding babies... Be it from those with concerns around what can/ can not be done when you have a bub in the oven, to wanting to decreasing the risk of turning into a heifer-lump, and how fast you can resume training post-partum...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-09-2010 12:51 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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hi! need help desperately!

hi there!!!! I'm new my name is Dani I'm sorry to bother you all but I am in need of some MAJOR MAJOR help! I don't know where else to turn to:( I have hit a MAJOR years long plateau and cannot for the life of me lose this 15-20 pounds.... I literally don't know where to start! I have...

Dani011‎, 05-26-2016 07:28 PM
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500 lb. club

How many of you ladies would be able to be part of the 500lb. club? You've probably heard of 1000lb clubs at gyms, a group of guys primarily that can lift 1,000lbs from a combination of 3 exercises: Deadlift, bench press, and squat. I was looking for females at my gym that would be part of the...

FameGirl‎, 01-18-2008 02:55 PM
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Cool Finished my first cut!!! 27% to 15% bodyfat (female) - Pics inside!

Hi everyone, Last week I finished my first cut and I thought I would share my first-timers results to give hope to other n00bs who may be feeling helpless like I was. I went from 60.1kg and 27% bodyfat to 51.1kg and 15% bodyfat (by DEXA scan) in 5 months and lost 50cm from my measurements...

moogs‎, 03-22-2013 05:08 AM
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Weight/Body Fat Range for Competing in Bikini vs Figure

Hi, I've been trying to find a good article on this and am having troubles. I am interested in competing in the future in bikini or figure but I would like to know what weight/body fat range is ideal for both these competitions. I've read that figure athletes usually have a bodyfat percentage...

BuiltMomTough‎, 10-22-2013 11:18 AM
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Cool I want to compete, but don't know where to start.

My name is Jaide and I am going to be 23 in a few months. I am 5'7.5'' and weigh approx 150 pounds. My highest weight was 198 lbs, and eventually i reached as low as 138 lbs. I have been dieting and lifting for two years now and recently I got sick of cutting my calories (I was eating roughly...

Jheavenxo‎, Today 12:17 PM
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Smile Social life while being dedicated to the gym

Hi! Not sure if this is a stupid question but... for all of you who are consistent, dedicated and compete... what kind of social lives do you lead? I ask because in the past 6 months of my dedication to the gym, my social life has decreased somehwat. I'm dedicated to going to the gym early in...

SaffParker‎, 05-28-2016 01:26 PM
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Smile squat progression advice please

I joined a gym end of march, My first plan put together by an instructor included body weight squats my second currently includes squatting with a yoga ball against the wall and against my back I was wondering what advice people would give for progressing up to doing barbell squats as my gym...

lexie1812‎, 05-24-2016 11:46 AM
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Bodybuilders with Diabetes

Hello, I am a 38 years old female training and considering the possibiltiy of starting to compete in Fitness and body Figure, but at the moment and I am looking for any type of advice from possibles bodybuilders with Diabetes type I if there is any one available through any of the...

yol_rosa‎, 05-02-2009 02:45 AM
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Unhappy 11 weeks out and lost

I'm 10 weeks out from my first bikini comp. and basically my body is going haywire. I've been bloated for weeks, coach suggested I may be lactose intolerant. (gas is a big problem too). I just recovered from a back injury. I just had my second binge (started prep at 24 weeks), thinking its...

xbianca‎, Today 02:04 AM
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Am I really...that fat?!?!

Hello everyone! I've recently visited a dietician to shed 10-15 pounds and learn more about my diet since I went vegetarian last month. I stepped on the scale and learnt my weight, BMI, body fat and muscle percentage. I'm not surprised at all with my BMI and weight since I have been quite aware...

januarybluez‎, Today 03:01 AM
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I failed but I'm back

I literally lasted a few weeks. I just did not know what I was doing even with Youtube help, ended up being overwhelmed. As a result I've gained 11lbs since then. I can't keep my body this way and just signed up to a 24 hour gym. Is AllPros still a good beginner program to follow? These...

Nori23‎, 05-10-2016 03:16 PM
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Does Bench pressing decrease breast size?

Im ignorant and sorry for this but I was wondering....does benching decrease your breast size? Cause I've always thought this so I figured I'd ask.

skylinenegro‎, 09-13-2009 10:52 AM
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Tips on keeping good posture

Any tips for keeping good posture? Does good posture make shoulders look smaller or larger?

Membutterflies‎, Yesterday 12:59 PM
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How do you approach strength imbalances?

My right leg is considerably stronger than my left. It doesn't seem to hinder my main lifts but when I do any single leg stuff (like Bulgarian squats, lunges, and definitely SL RDLs), I really struggle to hit the same reps and notice my form/balance is worse. Per measurements, my left leg is about...

humblefit‎, Yesterday 01:25 PM
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Question about leg press machine

Hello everyone I don't know if anyone else faced this problem but Even though I wear the belt, I feel pain in my lower back while using the leg press machine I thought maybe because when I am sitting, there is a gap between the chair and my lower back, meaning that I have to slightly bend my...

Ladyqat‎, Yesterday 01:07 PM
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Difficulty squatting

I'm new to lifting and want to start All Pro's workout routine but I'm having difficulty squatting with the bar. I've noticed that my right side is significantly stronger than my left making squatting difficult as the weight shifts to my right side. I'm not sure where I should go from here. Should...

simbae‎, 05-26-2016 08:23 PM
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Why don't most female bodybuilders have big butts?

I'm 5'3" and 108 lbs. I decided a few months ago that I should cut first while maintaining strength, and then I wanted to build muscle afterwards. I'm happy with the muscle I have on all of my body except my legs and butt. I really want a butt like fitness model Katya Elise Henry or Casi Davis....

abbieeeee‎, 05-21-2016 04:03 PM
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Smile First time BULKERS apply here ;)

I'll start. To summarize.... when *I* started~I'm not sure when to say my bulk began. Initially I went from eating at a deficit to eating at what I perceived as maintenance(1900-2000ish) around mid-August. Started eating about 200-300ish above maintenance by the 3rd week in August. BUT my...

brandibopeep‎, 10-04-2010 01:58 PM
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Custom Made Bikinis!

Hi! We are a bikini manufacturer and are offering custom made reversible bikini bottoms. Basically, you pick the dimensions, you pick the fabric, we'll do the rest! Visit us our store to find out more: etsy.com/listing/293845411/you-pick-the-dimensions-you-pick-the Looking forward to...

TailoredBikini‎, 05-28-2016 06:32 PM
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band work

Does anyone incorporate band work into their routines? looks like they could be really useful for glute work.... debating getting a few, i think they are relatively cheap. thoughts? any experiences?

fitfanatic123‎, 05-24-2016 11:02 AM
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Need help gaining muscle, don't know where to start

Hi, I'm new here and my name is Hannah! I usually use the gym in my university, but seeing as I'm off for summer break I have no access to a gym, but I usually just focus on cardio. I want to gain a bit of muscle on my lower half but I really have no clue on how to achieve this without actually...

H4nsel‎, 05-28-2016 03:39 AM
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Macro experiment for my first actual off season

A lot of you girls know I've been a competitor for the past few years and done well with it. But I only really started working with macros 2 years ago (I don't necessarily have the experience that some may assume I have, lol). My first year I kind of did things on intuition... so I'm not super...

ProYeo‎, 04-27-2016 09:34 AM
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Post-competition weight gain-25lbs and counting. Desperate.

Hello all... First of all, I realize the issue I'm about to discuss I need to see a doctor for. However if anyone has insight or any similar experience...please. Feel free to share. I am at a loss about what to do. I did a show in May. Prior to competition, I hung around 130-133lbs at 19% BF....

Francescarose‎, 07-16-2015 04:06 PM
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MDW and Staying on track concerns?

Hi everyone! So here's my current issue, lately I've been making immense progress in my physique, increasing macros, increasing carbs and my body is filling out very nicely and my hard work is really starting to show more and more and tighen up. Ok, THATS not my issue, but this is: my best...

bbianca88‎, 05-27-2016 04:57 AM
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New Rules for Lifting for Women...tracking

Hi ladies. A while back I purchased and read New Rules for Lifting for Women. At first it was a bit hard for me to understand how the workout was structured so I had to sit down and sketch it out. I created a spreadsheet for Stage 1 to help with tracking and keeping me on target. If you have...

laughaliscious‎, 05-24-2010 11:12 AM
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