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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: 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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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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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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DOMS after Day 15 of Jamie Eason's Livefit

I have been lifting weights 2 times a week and doing cardio (running, etc.) 3 times a week for years. I just started Jamie Eason's LiveFit program and I am on Day 17. My legs are incredibly sore (crazy sore) from Day 15. I am concerned about doing legs tomorrow (Day 18) since I am weak with...

esedlock‎, Today 09:07 AM
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Best time of day to workout

I was wondering if any of you have any personal input on when it is the best time to workout. I'm currently very busy with a job and summer intensive dance classes, so usually I find myself getting home around 4, taking a nap, making dinner, and then getting to the gym by about 6:30 or 7 for weight...

mspasdechat‎, 08-02-2011 01:27 PM
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Healthier= lonelier? Rant

I'm a lot more active than I was a year ago. Earlier this year, I bumped up my activity to include weight-lifting as a regular routine and have noticed the more active I am, the more active I want to be. Sounds like a good thing, right? No...not really. There's a couple of main reasons why. ...

cactusdance‎, 08-22-2016 12:26 AM
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Feeling discouraged, please help

Hello! I have been a longtime, on-and-off lurker here. I finally decided to post because, as the title says, I'm feeling discouraged and looking for advice and motivation. I recently attended my cousin's wedding and was shocked and dismayed by how flabby my physique looked in my dress. ...

Amy_Ant‎, Today 04:39 PM
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Exercises for being able to do a pull up

I was reading this article yesterday by Melody Schoenfeld about exercises to build the strength to do a pull up. breakingmuscle.com/bodyweight/the-proof-is-in-the-pull-up-10-tools-for-getting-better-at-pull-ups I can't do one yet and can only do about three or four chin ups. a couple of...

CBrien35‎, 08-27-2016 11:28 AM
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Body Dismorphia.

Hello all, Would like to get some advice. I'm a little worried about my girlfriend. She's 18 and she has body dismorphia. She told me she has it. She use to be 200lbs and in 9 months lost 40lbs. She says she's happy losing the weight but she doesn't see the results. She has recently...

crashoverride85‎, Today 08:37 AM
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Learning to squat

I've had 5 children with each birth more difficult than the last. I also have a deep scoliosis that bends frontward as well as some other genetic issues like osteochondroma and knock knee, etc. During my last child's birth 3 years ago she was in severe distress and they pretty much pulled her out...

RealtorinCT‎, Today 01:46 PM
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Is increasing weight always imporant for building muscle?

Good afternoon everyone :) I've always been focused a lot on numbers when it comes to lifting weights but then I notice that I plateau if I increase weight too often on most lifts. It's kind of un-motivating. Is it always necessary to increase weight every week or so? I've always believed that...

Suzan97‎, Today 12:59 PM
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Ladies, how much can you lift,,

Hi, I'm going to a small gym and it looks like i'm the only female there who lifts weights... When im lifting im surrounded by huge guys and i feel like im barely lifting anything, especially compared to them. So i was just wondering how much do you bench press, squat and dead lift, and how...

Hiedva‎, 08-02-2016 07:27 AM
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How do curb period cravings?

I just took a nice long walk, got home and craved chocolate, and ate a bunch of M&Ms.... any tips on healthy things to eat instead of chocolate, etc. for period cravings? edit;; Ugh the typo in the title bothers me. oh well.

alegendawaits‎, 08-25-2016 06:00 PM
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Lifting gloves

Hi all! I have small hands, even for a woman. I have purchased several "womens', small" gloves but they have all been too big for the palm area of my hands in addition to my wrists. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem and if they could recommend a good, "true" small size glove. In...

Mexitalian76‎, Today 08:00 AM
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reps and sets

hey, i recently started to be more serious with weight training and eating healthy. I most likely wonder about others squad, dead lifting and bench pressing skills.. especially other woman, since im the only female there who is lifting weights. I usually do 5x5, only dead lifting i do...

Hiedva‎, 08-27-2016 10:55 AM
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Post Share your Gym Playlist

here is mine ,lets see yours ! James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine Joan Jett- do you wanna touch me Michael Jackson - Beat It KISS - I Love It Loud KISS - Let's Put The X In Sex Bruce Springsteen-Born In The U.S.A. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

Joan94‎, Today 09:19 AM
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Body fat measurement discouragement

I am new here. I've been consistently lifting for about a year and a half at my local y. I'm not crazy strong but do workout very consistently. I recently joined a new gym and I'm very discouraged because their fancy body for measurement device called an inbody says I'm 35 percent body fat. I...

RealtorinCT‎, 08-08-2016 02:06 PM
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Getting started

Im only 16 but am beginning to build muscle i just am not sure of the amount of food i should be eating. If im looking to build muscle without gaining fat am i meant to have a caloric surplus, im clueless as to how many calories i should be eating a day.

Scarlettjacks‎, 08-27-2016 03:42 PM
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Carb cycling

Hi there! Sorry if this thread has been made by others but I just wanted to get some help figuring out how to properly do carb cycling successfully. I'm in a heck of a plateau and this is smt I haven't tried yet. My carbs are never higher than 100 g a day. I'm about 5,4 150 pounds and do cardio...

Dani011‎, 08-24-2016 08:04 PM
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Building muscle without gaining fat

Because I have to have a caloric surplus to gain muscle, Is it possible to build muscle without gaining fat?

Scarlettjacks‎, Yesterday 11:35 AM
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Red face How to start tracking macros?

Hi! I am trying to start tracking macros but I don't really understand how? I'm 17 year old girl I have been lifting for around a year now, and I have been seeing progress but not at the rate that I want to I have seen good results from people who do IIFYM and I was wondering if anyone could...

littlepiggy76‎, 08-27-2016 11:24 AM
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Strength or size?

I've been on Fierce 5 since April, and I think I've made decent gains? All my lifts were at 45 for just the bar. Now they're at: Squat: 95 Front squat: 75 RDL: 85 Pendlay: 65 Bench: 75 Overhead press: 55 I know the program can make me gain a bit of size, but should I just keep working on...

kylescislow‎, Yesterday 04:09 PM
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Red face Am I doing this whole macros thing right?

Hi guys. I'm fairly new to weight lighting and took it up about 5 months ago thanks to my girlfriend. It has been a difficult thing for me to do as I battle with body dysmorphic disorder and have had an eating disorder in the past. Since meeting her I stopped abusing laxatives and had to simply...

victoriamunoz‎, Yesterday 10:01 AM
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Unhappy HELP! Need to do 8 pushups in 1 min 4 weeks from now! Can't even do 1!

Hi everyone, A job of dreams has popped up and as a result I am due to have a fitness assessment in 4 weeks which requires me to do 8 normal push ups in the space of a minute. I actually cannot even do 1! Is this even possible to achieve? I really want this job. I am 167cm (5.4ft) and 56...

DarkestValley‎, Yesterday 02:07 AM
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My Menstrual Cycle Affects My Workouts

first,hello everyone .. i am new here and i don't know if i am on the right section and i don't even know how to reply but anyway i will post my question ,it will be nice to read your opinions and advice every time i get my period i start to feel tired and dizzy and i want to throw up ,back...

Joan94‎, 08-25-2016 09:35 AM
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Burn fat with weightlifting alone?

I do cardio 2 days a week but want to do more lifting. Does lifting burn fat even though you burn more calories doing cardio?

Misskitty91‎, 08-27-2016 03:13 PM
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Question Looking for cutting advices, butt line and quad fat

Hello everyone, i've searched a lot but I'm still wondering about if I should cut or bulk. I'm working out for more than a year and half. I workout 4-5 times a week, some days upper body + HIIT, others - lower body, or HIIT only. Since I workout I have tried to cut and I did it many times but for a...

Fitness05‎, 08-11-2016 08:35 AM
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I'm not overweight, but my stomach sticks out?

So, one main flaw in my body I've always wanted to improve on is my stomach/gut area. My abdominal area is fine, and I know it's not due to bloating as I don't deprive myself of water. I've also been doing about 20 minutes of abdominal exercises every other day for the past couple of months which...

killthelights22‎, 07-08-2012 07:25 AM
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