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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 01:26 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 03:14 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 01:51 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 03:51 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 03:51 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 09:12 AM
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Question How Often Can i Change Workouts?

Hello Everybody, I'm hoping somebody can have some answers for me. I weight train my glutes/lower body about 2-3 times a week. Lower body is definitely my favorite body part to workout and i have a pretty good workout routine going right now. Usually i do the same lower body exercises for about a...

akier97‎, Today 07:10 AM
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Smile Fat loss advice?

So, I used to be 27% body fat on December 9th. I recently got my body fat checked a couple of days ago and now i'm at 22%. I weigh two more pounds though. I really want to shed more fat and remove most of my belly fat in order to get a flat stomach. Should I just keep going and eating what I eat in...

basicdrea‎, Yesterday 03:53 PM
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Poll Poll: Am I ready to enter my first competition?

Good morning everyone (8:36 cali time) I just wanted to get some opinions of the ladies out there, advice and whatever anyone else has to say. My boyfriend has been hinting at me that it might be time to enter my first bikini/physique competition but naturally I'm very apprehensive at the...

angrybabe‎, Yesterday 09:49 AM
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Unhappy Weight Training is making me sick. Help!

I have been lifting weights for around 3 years but only got into serious heavy lifting around a year ago. Ever since then I have been getting sick frequently (at least once per month). It mainly happens after a heavy leg day or if I do too many weight training sessions/HIIT in a week. The symptoms...

Fitblondeaus‎, 01-09-2016 06:11 PM
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Smile Newbie..Cut, strength or bulk?

Hi everyone, I am new to bodybuilding and want to get a 'fitness' type physique (typical sports illustrated/victorias secret look but I want to be strong too) since I've always been close to being there but I guess I am 'skinny fat'. My stats are as follows: female 5'4 1/2 27 y/o...

Angelwithabs‎, Today 02:35 AM
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Will I lose gains?

A couple weeks ago my father died and I missed a week of workouts . This week I missed back day because I was sick. Will I lose muscle in my back or should I work it twice next week ? I have a vacation in the middle of april (8 weeks) and I want to look my best. Thanks

jlynn1976‎, 02-18-2017 11:18 AM
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Eating while not hungry?

What do you guys do to suppress the need to eat? sometimes I just feel like eating without even feeling hungry.. it can be frustrating since I feel like all my goals are going down the drain.

basicdrea‎, Yesterday 03:55 PM
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Unhappy Gained fat, lost muscle

For the last 3 months I've been following Strong Curves, initially eating at a surplus then maintenance for the last month. I try to increase either weights or reps every week, eat 100g of protein a day, then whatever for the remainder of calories. Anyways... I got a dexa scan before and after and...

Bhruninha‎, Yesterday 02:42 PM
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Too short of a workout??

So I started the PHAT program today and was able to complete the workout in just under an hour. I did lift "heavy"..I know what may be heavy for me may not be for others.For example Leg press: 400# 2x10 and still had some power left. Squats with OB not so good due to old back issues. .Well anyway...

solobiker‎, 02-26-2017 03:14 PM
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Exclamation Shirts...Don't...Fit... EHHHHH

So I have been on this training program religiously since November 16 and have seen some good loss in body composition and the scale (total of 10 lbs so far and still a size 6 but waaaay more comfortable) I lift 5-6 days a week, as heavy as I can go with 4 sets of 10-12. Rest periods are 30-45...

SoapQueen87‎, Yesterday 12:55 PM
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Question Suggestions on protein powder that doesn't taste like...well, protein powder

I am still very new to the fitness lifestyle and am working hard on developing nutrition and workout plans I can stick to. One of the challenges I've some across is I just don't like the taste of protein powder. I think it's really more the aftertaste. I have been chugging it down and will...

chicagogirl89‎, 08-13-2010 10:41 AM
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Question elbow misalignment due to lifting help :(

Ever since I lift weights my elbow jutted in .... now my arms looks like its dislocated. Help Im scared.... what should I do.... am i doing something wrong? Im crying my ass right now...... I followed all what my trainer has said.... why is it misalligned �� it's like my inner elbow is sticking out...

NamHaley888‎, 02-24-2017 07:01 AM
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Plateau after 55 pounds. Pls help!

Hello, all, I was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. I'm prior military, never smoked or done drugs -- really blindsided me. Chemotherapy treatment sent my body into a menopausal state and my metabolism was diminished, thyroid out of whack, etc., so I gained a ton of weight. About a year...

Saferhaven‎, 02-26-2017 09:08 AM
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Question for you guys... I do not like eggs. I can eat one or two fried (with the yolk and super unhealthy), but eating boiled egg whites or scrambled egg whites is just killing me. I try not to think about it and just down it, but it's so difficult. Literally to the point of making me...

lchoward‎, 02-13-2017 09:52 AM
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550/600 cc implants

I am getting ready to get my implants redone. I currently have 339 cc. With the amount of muscle I have, they just get completely lost. I am trying to decide between 550 and 600. To the women who have either of these sizes, any recommendations? I would love to see pics with clothes ON. I am sick...

abbybrown108‎, 02-11-2017 03:27 PM
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Protein Shake + Coffee!

Do any of you ladies do this? Mix coffee into your protein shake? If so, how do you do it? Do you just throw some grounds in or make the coffee and use it in the place of water or milk or whatever liquid you would normally use?

missamerika‎, 05-22-2012 08:46 AM
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Waxing or shaving?

As some of you probably know by now, Iím preparing for my first Bikini Competition. I realize I have to do some serious hair removal, preferable all body I guess?! At least thatís what my spray tan provider tells me. Iíve never waxed before, so are there certain things I need to be aware of? Iím...

Sillky‎, 02-04-2017 03:22 PM
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Change of focus

I have been a lurker here for a while and want to say I am amazed by a lot of you ladies and your drive/dedication. A A little about me..I have always been a very driven person and very motivated once I have a goal in mind. I used to be an alpine climber which meant hitting the trail head by...

solobiker‎, 02-23-2017 04:17 PM
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Unhappy Need Tips for a Deeper Squat... Please Help! (Video)

Hi guys! Please check my squat technique and let me know why I cannot go deep in squats? I am 5'8 tall and leaning forward a lot. My shoes are regular with hard sole and not tied up. Here is the link: h**ps://youtu.be/ImECmOv3GTY

Olgaftnz‎, 02-17-2017 02:21 PM
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low reps v.s high reps

hey every1...whats better to build muscle ...big muscle....lower reps 10-15 or 4-6 to build glutes when squatting?? i usually use a heavier weight ( 86lbs) and do 4 -5 squats...should i pick a lighter load and go for 10-15 squats???? i heard its better to do 10-15 to build size and 4-6 to build...

babypink‎, 12-18-2011 04:54 PM
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Traveling During Contest Prep

Any of you ladies ever travel during contest prep? I was just informed that my family was going to have a get together when my brother comes down to visit. He is currently out of the country. I'm torn because I haven't seen him in a good year, but I will be two weeks out from a national show. My...

ml0gan‎, 02-24-2017 10:22 AM
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How important is water intake

I keep hearing tons about making sure you drink enough water and it's the key to weight loss. I have a VERY difficult time getting water in. I never feel thirsty. I have to constantly tell myself to drink it or I will literally go an entire day drinking maybe a glass, besides when I work out I'll...

gcarey3678‎, 01-30-2017 11:52 AM
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First time bulking how to deal with menstrual water retention

I am doing my first "lean bulk" after dropping down to 133 (Im 5'10 and started bulking on Dec 26th). I started off around 2100 cals a day and Im eating around 2250 now, kind of doing a carb backloading/cycling. I have issues with water retention for around 2 weeks a month (usually start 1-2 weeks...

musclegodess69‎, 02-23-2017 09:44 AM
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New Routines

So I decided to write a set of routines because I’m not entirely satisfied with the “established ones” that we always toss at newbies. Do they work? Sure they work, but are they fun? It depends. Some people (like me) just like seeing the weight on the bar go up. I’ll do anything that gets me...

Partyrocking‎, 02-22-2016 11:19 AM
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Unhappy Advice?

Hi, im new to this, im 20, 5'10 and currently weigh between 90-95kg. Ive been going to the gym since January wanting a to loose fat and gain a more toned/muscular shape. My cardio endurance has gone up but im not seeing results on the scales. I do 20 - 30 minutes of cardio at the beginning of...

Jesssica32158‎, 02-16-2017 11:58 AM
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