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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: 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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Competition/weight loss documentary

I was researching Japanese Bodybuilding and fell down the rabbit hole that is youtube and came across this vid. NkMJdytTSXU Its about an hour long if you care to watch and/or discuss, but a few things I thought were interesting/notable" 1) It shows the "paper towel" effect rather well....

rockangel‎, Today 09:05 PM
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I found my real before photos and am feeling VERY motivated right now

I finally found my REAL before pics! They have been lost for years. There are 3 years and 20 pounds between the photos. The one on the left was March 2014 (110 lb 5'7"). I was a runner and had been messing around with weights but could barely curl 5's....yes, 5's. I am naturally thin, but I wasn't...

inkedcat9‎, Yesterday 07:11 PM
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Question Big Boned Arms

Hi everyone, This is my first post, hopefully it hasn't already been covered (sorry if it has)! I started lifting about 4-5 months and getting into Crossfit. I LOVE how I'm feeling, so much stronger! I've gained some weight, but haven't gotten bigger, so I'm not worried. I'd love to tone and...

AdrinJ‎, Today 11:51 AM
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Diastasis Recti and training

Hello Im new to the forum, am 17 weeks post partum after having two big twin babies that has left me with Diastasis Recti. It's still early in the recovery process and i will be starting PT soon but wondering if any other women have had this and if/how it affected their training?

LTW16‎, 01-09-2017 09:04 AM
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Is it possible to keep a tiny waist while growing legs/glutes?

I've been doing a mix of cardio and light weight training my whole life and ive had basically the same body forever. As of this month I wanted to change it up so ive been focusing on growing my upper legs and glutes. Im naturally thin and i actually have a hard time gaining weight so ive been...

Lavagirl98‎, Yesterday 05:03 PM
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Stopped Gaining Weight

Hey ladies! Iím a bikini competitor and have been working to put on muscle since last July. At my last show May 2016 I was 133lbs at 11% body fat and Iím 5í9″. Needless to say, I looked very ďlankyĒ on stage. After reverse dieting up to my maintenance level (138lbs) which was about 1,900...

CumminsLovin59‎, 01-10-2017 05:23 PM
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Unhappy Weird interaction at the gym/hammer curls for women?

Hi all, Tonight at the gym about 20 mins before closing, a male gym employee/trainer walked up to me while I was in mid-set with my headphones in. He said, "excuse me," and I took out my headphones as I was assuming he was going to tell me the gym was closing soon. Instead, he said, "don't...

MelAllTheTime‎, 01-13-2017 07:57 PM
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How our cycle affects hunger (good read)

I have been trying to really nail down my cycle symptoms to recognize increased hunger and cravings as part of my cycle as they start and found this article that goes into some good detail about the physiology of what's going on, when it happens and ways to handle it effectively. ...

okayest‎, Today 10:04 AM
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Time to get knee sleeves?

Wondering if I should look into getting knee sleeves? Read an article or two and seems to be another one of those things where opinions differ...? Never though about sleeves before but probably bc knees never bothered me. I don't mean to say they are bothering me now, as in injury or anything....

jsari23‎, 01-06-2017 08:57 AM
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Cool Can you build muscle while breastfeeding?

I have lifted weights for years. I continued to do so up until recently (as I am 37 weeks pregnant and about to pop). Although I have kept up protein, carbs and calories, the hormonal changes of pregnancy have really turned my muscles to mush. My question: DUE TO THE UNUSUAL HORMONAL STATE OF...

Sunbeamm‎, 03-08-2007 01:45 PM
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Goals For 2017

I thought it was cool to see what all people had accomplished in 2016, and since the new year is almost upon us, why not post some goals.

Partyrocking‎, 12-19-2016 01:52 PM
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Question Women only Telegram group?

Ladies, would you be interested in a women only telegram group with other bodyspace members??

00Gymrat00‎, Today 11:31 AM
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Training chest

I've been training for about 5 years and it seems that not many women train chest. This seems really odd to me as I thought a well proportioned physique was deemed superior than out of proportion. Are there any girls that do or don't train chest that could have some input? If you don't train...

Nads84‎, 01-16-2017 04:53 AM
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Newbie looking for advice please!

I recently started doing weight training, and I'm wondering how I'd go about figuring out macros for myself. I'm wanting to sculpt/add muscle. I'm 30, 5'4, 116pds not sure on body fat. And any tips on supplements I should be taking, I'm doing bcaa's and protein drinks of course. Thanks in advance!

Jesslynne333‎, 01-11-2017 02:06 PM
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Can I lost 2 kg a week?

I am 1m50 tall and weighs 60kg. I want to lost weigh. Can I lost 2kg a week? How way? Thanks!

johnpham01‎, Today 12:58 AM
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3 x half ROM pull ups ...

Fukk it I'm taking it. I set myself this goal to do a pull up about 2 years ago (a year into losing weight and starting training) Then I got bilateral tendonitis and have been recovering for a good 18 months with humpty-million leg days, no ability to pull for the best part of a year (but...

Rabbitjb‎, 01-16-2017 03:17 PM
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Any breastfeeding lifters? Quick question

So after about a year of not being in the gym fast forward to now. I am currently breastfeeding my 8 month old and finally am getting back into lifting. I find the a lot of the times I get lightheaded easy during and/or after the gym. As soon as I get home I eat a good meal. Before the gym I...

StephanieAndra‎, Yesterday 11:05 AM
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Red face Hobbies other than weightlifting?

Do y'all have other hobbies/interests/activities you enjoy other than weightlifting? Other than work, gym, cooking and cleaning.... I can't seem to think of anything else that I do for fun or that interests me. Looking for ideas!

Strawberrygirl2‎, 01-02-2017 07:54 PM
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Post Do I have good genetics?

I am really wondering if I have genetics for building good muscle? I know that African Americans are able to gain muscle easier well they are prone to have more muscle or whatever. My dad was a runner and "track star" during college time and has great Glutes and legs and abs and arms. My mom was...

Erikaallyson‎, 01-15-2017 03:12 PM
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Body Fat Measurement help?

So, I'm a mom. After having my kid I got a "mom pooch" and even though my core is pretty solid and I am thin the pooch won't go away, some of it is extra skin, some of it is fat. I like to measure my body fat percentage every other week and when I measure with the caliper my body fat is usually...

greenisme1221‎, 01-13-2017 01:14 PM
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Question Can you please estimate my body fat?

Sadly I can't embed photos yet (new here!) I was wondering what you think my body fat is based on my photos in Body Space? My scale, which I know is inaccurate, says 17% but I think I'm closer to 22%... Any thoughts?

blwhitehill‎, 01-10-2017 10:59 AM
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Unhappy Obese mom giving up on self..It can't end like this!!! Where do I begin?

I gained over 50lbs during pregnancy. I am now 8 months pp. I am doing nothing! It is saddening. Why can't I get the motivation to get up and move???? What am I doing wrong. I have hit rock bottom and it's really depressing. I am really looking for a good support system and anyone who can give me...

angellepen‎, 01-11-2017 07:14 PM
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Question Unsure on protein powder

Since I'm new to this type of stuff, I don't want to jump into anything that I don't need or that isn't right for me. I've been reading up on protein powders but I'm still not sure which is the best fit, if any at all. I have some people telling me that it's essential for me to be using protein...

kcc96‎, 01-12-2017 05:40 PM
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how improve recovery?

so I've been feeling pretty exhausted lately. I cant blame the run-up to Christmas as mine wasn't that busy, and I haven't been ill (though everyone around me has, so there might have been some bug fighting going on). My work outs have felt really hard as a result and I've found that after heavy...

leeniepie‎, 01-15-2017 11:28 AM
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What's the best way for women to learn to do the splits in your mid-20's?

I am 24 and I would like to learn how to do the splits

Forever20Plus3‎, 01-10-2017 03:26 PM
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