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Sticky Thread Sticky: Realistic Goals and Competing

I always feel blessed by the amazing mentors and friends I have in my life. Just recently one of my mentors appeared on a local news show to discuss ways to keep resolutions. http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/112345639.html I really like what he had to say and he mentioned the need to set...

kfisherx‎, 01-10-2011 02:19 PM
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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: Help on Where to Start

So this is my response not only to the training parameters thread, but to all those who are new or will be new with in the next few months. I know that we will get a lot of the same threads, as it seems we are all ready getting them. Instead of typing the same things over and over, I want to have...

rockangel‎, 12-31-2012 07:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Body Fat % - What is it, and how to measure it!

In the industry we are in, and with such a focus on 'being lean', it is no surprise that everyone is curious as to what their BF is. However - in the female community on a whole, there is a gross distortion of what a persons BF usually is! So - on the request of a few members, I have put together...

Emma-Leigh‎, 04-11-2010 03:17 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Teenagers and dieting

This has been on my mind for a while, and I thought I might as well post it. I've recently noticed an increase of threads by teenage girls in the female forum regarding fat loss, 'cutting' and body recomposition in general. In my opinion people should take caution answering teenage girls'...

Miranda‎, 07-18-2013 07:25 PM
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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Supplement section promos

This is more for the new members but it applies to everyone. Are you aware of the company promotions in the main supplement section? Not the one in the female section but the main one on the site. The various companies that sell products in the store routinely run free promos for their products....

Iceman1800‎, 11-19-2012 04:20 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: **ATTENTION**: Men, before you post, YOU NEED TO READ THIS!

If you are a father/ son/ brother/ lover/ relative/ workmate or associate of a female you intend to *help* with a diet/ training program PLEASE read this before you ask questions to 'set her up with something.....' OUTLINE FOR ASSISTANCE: 1. use the stickies... I imagine most of your questions...

Emma-Leigh‎, 06-28-2009 03:07 PM
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Competition coach needed

Hi there! I finally decided to compete in a bikini contest next year! I have a coach/PT based where I live and I'm sorted with diet/training program. The downside is that he's a male and he strongly suggested me to get in touch with previous competitors/female coaches in order to sort all the...

valeriaki83‎, Yesterday 03:20 AM
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In a stress funk

Having a hard time focusing on myself. Financial stressors, part time job and bills exceed what I make. I had to move into my parents place cuz I could not afford my rental, son is in college, whom I also cannot help. So I find myself stress eating. I know I need to meal prep, but that is apart of...

Lukagba‎, Today 12:43 AM
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Rant - State of female bodybuilding

I like to go look at galleries of BBing competitions, and I am noticing a trend that is rustling my jimmies. Bikini girls are looking more and more like Figure girls, and Physique ladies are basically BBing ladies, especially now that BBing is being phased out. What's going on? The lines between...

sy2502‎, 09-22-2014 10:20 AM
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Thats right, I got another one going....

Stop on by ladies and put in an entry when you can: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164338771 As some of you who have competed in my competitions before will notice, I beefed up the Women's Division by a chit ton this time. there is now an Overall Winner for Women as well as...

400Lb Gorilla‎, Yesterday 07:26 PM
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Right arm possible unbalance?

Recently I started again working out in the gym after a few year of stop. Im doing weight lifting and luckly the improvements are quite fast. Last evening, while training biceps, I noticed in the mirror a big difference between my left and right arms in terms of size, vascularity, endurance...

castighetor‎, Yesterday 02:02 PM
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Ideal arm size for female looking to compete Bikini category?

Hi all, my GF is looking for some feedback on her current size/physique taking into account she is hoping to compete in bikini class. She is 5'2 125lbs with fairly high BF% at the moment (mainly in her arm and under butt). Her main concern is if her arm size is too big for bikini? Currently at...

imdrax‎, 09-19-2014 12:54 AM
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Cellulite after injury limits heavy lifting

Hello! I've been lifting for nearly 10 years and the past year has been one set-back after another due to a lower back injury. Every time I feel like I have it in check and can start working out at full steam it flares up again. Other than the obvious negative of pain and limited workouts, it's...

PMorriss27‎, Yesterday 06:11 AM
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The Short Girl Struggle

I am 4'11'' (5' on good days). I currently weigh 140 lbs. I am very strong and I weight lift regularly. I just did 165 lb. SLDL X 8 the other day. Lifting heavy isn't new to me. I do regular cardio, I don't think I over do it. I do long distance runs once a week, yesterday was 9 miles. BUT I...

esthergutie‎, Yesterday 01:02 PM
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please critique my workout

Before you read this, this ain't no how do I get my girl start lifting thread, I read the stickys, and I used this information, but not sure if this is okay. Hi, my girl asked me if we could lift together, she never lifted before so I was going to make up a split what I can follow and what she...

syflex‎, Yesterday 05:39 AM
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changing from council fitness gym to bodybuilding gym

Where i expect to be the only lady. I feel like I've come to the end of the road at the fitness gym as they have no squat rack and horrible rubber BBs that only go up to 100lb. Really want to start proper DLs and squats. This is the only other gym local to me but I'm a bit nervous about joining. Do...

melDorado‎, 09-20-2014 07:17 AM
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Smile Looking for a workout buddy! (SoCal)

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a workout/lifting buddy. Preferably female, since I am female myself. I live in Claremont, Ca, which is about 35 miles east of LA. It's right on the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino county. I am a member of Crunch fitness, but I am probably going to get a...

fitnesslover95‎, 09-22-2014 06:15 PM
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Angry amenhorrea..

So I lost my period. Again. I've been having issues getting it for a few years now. I get it monthly on birth control, but once I stop it, I wind up not getting a period. I went off of the pill in late May and have yet to have a period since. I've gotten blood work done and everything has...

cjobson‎, 09-21-2014 05:54 PM
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Question Please help.

Hello! I'm an 18 year old female, I'm 5'7" and weigh 138 pounds. I do HIT cardio 4 days a week (T25) and I weight lift 6 days a week, arms/chest two days, legs two days, back/abs and shoulders two days. Right now my main focus is gaining muscle, I have extra fat I'd love to lose but I plan on doing...

Shantelrahnayy‎, 09-28-2014 12:15 PM
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Thumbs down Meal Prep

Hi ladies So in the past I've tried meal prep but found by later in the week my food got this gross spoiled taste. However recently due to scheduling with school and work my eating goes off the rails and I end up back where I started. How do you ensure food keeps for a week? Do you free...

weightsovrdates‎, 09-25-2014 02:37 AM
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hello

all the females at my gym are old women i want a real female bodybuilder but only if your not bigger than me. message me girls ayyyyyy

unclerayray‎, 09-28-2014 04:40 AM
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Is anyone else annoyed at girls bragging they squat?

On my Instagram and Facebook, I see so many girls always bragging that they squat. I'm thinking "Ok...what's the big deal? I squat too, anyone can squat." Now if they were bragging about a PR or weight or a transformation within their body I can see how that'd be different. But all day these girls...

chelle21689‎, 09-17-2014 10:08 AM
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Competition make up

For those of you who compete, what is your favorite line of make up that you use when you are onstage? Which ones have you found had the most staying power?

fitmamita‎, 09-27-2014 09:53 PM
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Angry HELP my butt just keeps getting smaller.

About eight months ago i was diagnosed with depression and i barely left my bed let alone my house for a very long time. I use to have a very large butt and it was my best feature now i have nothing left. My thighs are huge and my butt blends in with the back of them. The center of my butt where...

megahn‎, 09-23-2014 06:03 AM
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Question Bikini questions

Hey guys! I just started prepping for my first bikini competition 3 weeks ago and I have a few questions... 1) How often are NPC competitions added? 2) How many competitions do you compete in every year? 3) Should I take in-person posing classes? I have an amazing coach but she does...

BikiniBella05‎, 09-23-2014 10:13 PM
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I 'm scoliosis and Herniated disc, I'm pain when I squat. Please advise me.

I want to weight training , exercise and cardio. But I pain after that every time. I want to transform my body,for Abs workout,glute workout,thigh workout. Can you advise me on what to do? **I tall 166 Cm and 55 kg BF ~28% Thank you for your help

viewdevilz‎, 09-26-2014 08:17 PM
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What is ideal (for health) body fat %?

I was reading recently that some people think women are healthiest if they have 20% body fat, and any less than this is underfat. I am skeptical, and I personally am aiming for lower but I want to at least consider that there may be some truth to this opinion. Lets say, for example, that a person...

chicky74‎, 09-26-2014 09:19 AM
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My first competition!

I am planning on competing in my first bikini competition next may. I still have quite a bit of time before I need to start official prep, but I have a few questions for whoever is willing to help! First, any suggestions on where to find a good trainer for prep? I've always worked out on my own,...

musclewoman77‎, 09-26-2014 12:53 AM
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Need help building muscle

Hi, I'm new here and have read through some postings but can't quite find what I'm looking for. So....I'm a 45 year old woman in relatively good shape with what you might call a swimmers build at 6' tall and 168 lbs. I am trying to build muscle and can't seem to get anywhere. I'm walking...

tannisalt‎, 09-25-2014 08:24 AM
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Not gaining evenly

Byevenly I mean more or less not making progress evenly. I have not been able to increase weight and keep up reps for my upper body in about three weeks. The only thing I can think of is that on my rest day I do bodyweight training and mostly focus on my upper and abs with a few pistol squats and...

dreadiechic‎, 09-25-2014 03:10 PM
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Question Thoughts on fasted exercise?

So as of recently I've been getting up and getting my morning lift in before my morning clients and I usually eat either after the lift (if I have time) or after my client. Have any of y'all had any success in fasted exercise as their daily routine? Every once in a while? Or not at all breakfast...

erinriley93‎, 09-14-2014 04:31 PM
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