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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 04:17 PM
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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. I really like what he had to say and he mentioned the need to set...

kfisherx‎, 01-10-2011 03:19 PM
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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 05:20 AM
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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 08:25 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: 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: 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 08:22 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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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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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 04:07 PM
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Smile This is *much* better!

I haven't posted in quite a while, but I've been lurking and reading and learning. And lifting heavy. And eating a lot. And thoroughly enjoying it. Stronglifts 5x5 is working well for me. I'm setting a lot of PRs I should have set years ago. I also simply quit worrying about stuff,...

Spark77‎, Yesterday 08:46 PM
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sick =(

Been sick all week with congested sinuses, swollen glands, headache, full body aches, sore throat... I haven't been to the gym since Tuesday =( All I want to do is sleep. This sucks

natnat5‎, Today 08:23 AM
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Incorporating hot yoga

i didn't see any recent hot yoga threads so thought I would throw this out there. Does anyone incorporate hot yoga into their training plan? If so, do you do it on an off day or on the same day as a lifting day?

trailmeeks‎, Yesterday 06:59 AM
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Dealing with Post-Comp blues...

How do you ladies handle it? I competed in my first two NPC comps in Sept & Nov of this year and am having a really hard time adjusting to off-season. I'm training for nationals next year and am still working with my coach, but I am having a really hard time adjusting to not being as lean as I...

meganleigh77‎, Today 01:44 AM
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Bulking and Holidays

As of today I have 99 days left on what I planned for my long slow bulk. I started last December and so far am up ~20 lbs (started 130 and am just under 150 currently). Had to retire my smallest size pants and am approaching having to retire the next size up as well. Its getting to the point...

SMB2003‎, Today 12:43 PM
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Unhappy Training Hard, eating healthy but still have cellulite! Help!!!!

Im not sure if i'm posting this question on the right section but here it goes. I've been working out for a long time now since I was 19, I'm 32. I started off with just cardio and then at 22 or 23 I started weight training. I've always done a lot of cardio. I would run about 1 sometimes 1+...

stronggal‎, 10-05-2011 10:31 AM
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not losing weight :(

hey i am 5'3 i weigh 131.9 lbs....i workout 5 times a week 30. minutes cardio n 30 min. abs,arms etc. but i am unable to lose single pound for the past 2 years...i wasnt eating healthy earlier but now i have been eating 1300-1400 calories everyday...except for the weekends...on weekends i eat...

amritflora‎, 11-20-2014 11:08 AM
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New Goals, Criticism/Help wanted and welcomed!

Hey everyone! To start: I'd say based on my current stats - 5'2, 138 lbs, I'm probably not in the best position to start building muscle, but I think it's time. Some background- I started dieting as of last decemeber, got down to 126 being my lowest, and stuck to around that for a while. I...

KallieFit22‎, 11-10-2014 12:48 PM
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My girlfriend pulled 200x5@100 this morning

So proud of her <3 her grip is limiting her for sure, she probably had 7-8 if we get her straps. d-Kx0cjrIPc

Ballad‎, 11-10-2014 10:01 AM
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cannot drop the pounds!

Hi all! Any help is greatly appreciated! I am 5'7 and weigh 140 lbs as of today. My "normal" flucatuated weight the past year has been 132-136. Yes I know it is only "4 lbs more" and it isnt fluctuating anymore, it is staying up there in the bigger number region. With that being said, I work...

stormtiger02‎, 11-20-2014 08:06 AM
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Best approach at building Shoulders/ Delts

I upped working shoulders to twice a week but haven't noticed much growth. Any suggestions? Heavy, heavy weight? Burnout? Work them every other day? I'm open to anything and grateful for any help :)

TDP11‎, Yesterday 06:32 PM
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Loose Skin After Baby

I have 3 kids...ages 8,3, and 2 and I'm 27. I lost my weight quickly after each baby, however, it left me with saggy skin on my belly. I'm 5'7 and 134 lbs and pretty fit. I don't have a ton of loose skin but I definitely have visibly loose skin on my stomach. My question is...Is it possible to get...

Dez1987‎, 06-16-2014 09:55 AM
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No more weight loss, no more muscles

hi this is my first posting. My issues would fit to every subforum, so I post here. Hopefully this is ok? I am 170 cm and 37 years old. I have been training 4-5 times a week for 14 months. Since my last photo and the current one has past 8 months, and I dont think I have progressed appropriate....

Suna7‎, 11-18-2014 01:05 PM
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Not seeing any improvements whatsoever?

Hi all, I am new to this forum so please bare with me. I am falling into a depression from being so frustrated with how I look and not knowing what to do. A little background... I was overweight up until 3 years ago when I stopped binging/restricting and ate a steady 1200-1300 calorie diet and...

sarashahgholami‎, Yesterday 03:28 PM
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Unhappy Weight is going up and down! What should I do?

Hey! A little background, I am 19, 5'1, and 95.2 lbs. I am currently recovering from an eating disorder. About a month ago I was maintaining my weight at about 1000-1200 calories and over-exercising. I have since increased my calories to 1800 (a bulking value according to many online...

Gibbonsio‎, Yesterday 02:32 PM
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Talking Ladies..Cardio.. realistically??

Hey all, So I have been lifting since 2011, with a year break from April 2013- April 2014 (high risk pregnancy). Anyway, I love love love lifting. I love EVERYTHING about it and have managed to drop a significant amount of fat with mostly lifting and little cardio. I typically do a 20 minute...

Wendeelou87‎, 11-20-2014 10:25 AM
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Strategies for eating enough food?

Sorry if this has been posted about before, but did the search and couldn't find anything. My Background: I'm very new to weight lifting, and I made a lot of mistakes in the past when I first became interested in building muscle (too much cardio, too much time in the gym, poor diet, etc.)....

WeakyLink‎, 11-16-2014 05:06 PM
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Nursing Mothers: Protein Shakes

Hey ladies, It's late and I am sitting here with the wife and she asked are there any safe protein shakes/supplements for nursing mothers? Currently she is in the gym 4 days a week, and curious if anyone has done the Body For Life program while nursing. I will start nagging her to get a...

DirtyBirdShot‎, 08-27-2009 10:20 PM
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Help losing weight with hypothyroidism

Hey guys, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 3 years ago, and its very hard for me to lose weight.. The Dr told me patients with hypothyroidism affect the metabolism, and its harder to lose weight if its not under control …. So was on meds for 2 years and still nothing changed levels were out...

yadira98‎, 11-20-2014 11:37 AM
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Unhappy Pain from previous bad lifting form

Basically I used to have terrible form lifting, a few months ago. Now I've fixed it but pain from the bad form times still exists. My lower back hurts and feels tight, my knees ache a bit, the top of my feet hurt, and I had tendinitis in my left forearm which sometimes shows up. What can I...

tvist‎, 11-20-2014 11:51 AM
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Need some help figuring out my ideal "category" for my first show and....

Some tips on interviewing a nutritionist. I have a few local nutritionists + a local pro level bodybuilder I met at the gym that I will be talking to this week in regards to helping me design a nutrition plan to gear up for my first competition.. What questions should I ask to test their knowledge...

Psychdockelly‎, 11-13-2014 08:22 AM
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Poll Poll: Fitness competitor between shows what should I do next- train for size or athleticism

Just competed in my first show ever in fitness category! I had a blast working on my routine but my skills were a little limited (the ones I do I do very well, though). I am trying to decide if I want to go to provincials in the spring. I have about a month before I start my training cycle in...

jgpfitness‎, 11-19-2014 07:17 AM
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Full body, 3 days per week too much (55 yrs old)

Hi, Would greatly appreciate any advice, I'm 55 yrs young and have been exercising for years...mostly cardio...for the last 3 years working with weights but only the 10, 15 and 20 pounder's. I'm 5'6 and weigh 140 but look flabby with no clothes on! I've been through NROLFW and loved it but...

Kerry54‎, 11-18-2014 12:14 PM
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Triceps Distorted HELP

Please help I am at my wits end. I have been lifting since mid-August to tone my arms. I work out at home using 10lb weights and do an arm circuit of front and lateral lifts, uoverhead presses, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, rows, shoulder shrugs, arm circles, push-ups and triangle push-ups,...

lip3‎, 11-14-2014 12:23 PM
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Would my extra weight be water weight or fat ? Just started reverse dieting

Hi all, I recently started reverse dieting so its all new to me , i weigh myself at the start and end of the week which i then increase my macros slowly if weight has not increased. However on November 11 i weighed myself and then again on November 15 ( till today ) and my weight went up a whole...

saraxxsa‎, 11-18-2014 06:16 AM
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