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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: 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: 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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Help with Nutrition

I am trying to loose weight and gain muscle. I eat 1520 calories with 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat. I always go over my fat and eat about 70 or 80 grams of fat a day. Every week my weight goes up and only a few times it goes down. My body fat and muscle also fluctuates. I want to...

annadeangelis95‎, Yesterday 01:18 PM
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Question Lauren simpson fitness plan

Hey everyone, so I wasn't sure if anyone knows who Lauren simpson is, but I recently found her on IG. She is a bikini competitor from Australia. She offers fitness plans, which I was interested in due to her before pictures looking much like my present. I was wondering has anyone on here ever tried...

Melalexxxx55‎, 03-21-2017 06:46 PM
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Exclamation Help! Am I eating too little calories?

Hey! So I am new to bodybuilding.com but would love to get some insight from y'all. I have been training with a personal trainer for the past 3 months, while I have lost approx 8 kg of body fat. I feel like I have hit quite a slump, I have approx. 4 kg of fat left to lose but I am a bit...

blonde4gains‎, 03-23-2017 07:04 AM
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Macro experiment for my first actual off season

A lot of you girls know I've been a competitor for the past few years and done well with it. But I only really started working with macros 2 years ago (I don't necessarily have the experience that some may assume I have, lol). My first year I kind of did things on intuition... so I'm not super...

ProYeo‎, 04-27-2016 09:34 AM
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Slimmer leg muscles?

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Recently I have set a goal where I want to achieve slimmer leg muscles. I am an athlete who has been active in competitive sports such as tumbling for many years, but overtime I have noticed my leg/thigh muscles grow significantly bulkier compared to the past...

starlight2341‎, 03-25-2017 11:33 AM
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Need help!!

10 days out of my natural npc contest. I'm proud to say I have not used ANY fat burners, diuretics, etc. Nothing foreign in my body crpt for multivit. This is me as of today. I'm still leaning out. My water is up and these pics are after my breakfast shake and 24oz coffee. This is also my...

kitpapa‎, 03-22-2017 08:15 AM
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Advice on mild injury please!

Hi everyone! About 3 weeks ago, I started lifting weights and I've been loving it. However, today was upper body day and I was training my arms and back and close to the end of my workout, I started to feel a little discomfort in my left shoulders while doing shoulder presses. It's been a few hours...

Suzq86‎, 03-25-2017 12:10 PM
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When to increase weight

I am a beginner starting with a full body workout, 3 days a week. I am using mostly machines to get proper form ingrained. One or two non machine exercises. How will I know when to increase the weight that I am using? Right now I lift what I can lift for 10 rep and 2 sets and almost fail....

SeekerOfTheWay‎, 03-24-2017 05:11 PM
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Red face Help! I love my butt just the way it is, but its shrinking!

Hello, I've been exercising using no equipment for about 6 months, and recently introduced more cardio so that I can lose weight in my thighs and knee area and be more heart healthy. I've always kinda had a bubble butt and always loved it, but now its shrinking faster than my legs. I've...

popcorndream‎, 03-24-2017 10:18 AM
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Is it normal to not sweat during workouts?

I'm a 24 year old female, I was very active most of my life but had a baby 2 years ago and became quite stationary. For the last week I have been trying to get back in shape. The issue that I'm having is that I'm not sweating, at all. My heart rate during workouts sits around 160 (60-70 if I'm not...

aureliee‎, 03-24-2017 11:21 AM
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Question Dissertation Study on Female Amateur Bodybuilders

Hi, I am currently undertaking a dissertation study which will focus on female bodybuilders that compete at amateur level (e.g. bikini fitness, figure). The study will aim to explore how female amateur bodybuilders experience their pathway of bodybuilding. It will focus on the onset, escalation...

Jhigginson1995‎, 03-24-2017 12:39 PM
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I think i have messed my shoulders(need motivation)

Okay im new here & as well as to weightlifting ..23 yrs old ..started just three months ago ..I dont have an access to gym in my city so i started at home .. bought weights ..4 kg barbell rod ..3 kg dumbbells ..I started with bodyweight exercises & then progressed upto weights ..From last 3 days i...

vjfit22‎, 03-05-2017 08:15 AM
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Progress pics (mini unintentional recomp) and what needs work?

I haven't been doing anything special these past two months but I have been trying to force more food and push my workouts harder. I took the first pic around New Years and the second one last night. My clothes have been looser in the waist. I noticed I look leaner in the second but seem to have...

inkedcat9‎, 03-17-2017 03:57 PM
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Barbell/Hip Thrust Pad

Hi Ladies, I'm sure this question has been asked a number of times before but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. What barbell pads do you guys suggest for hip thrusts? The past week I've managed to up my hip thrust to 40kg, it may not sound a lot but my hips have swollen from my...

halexis91‎, 03-22-2017 09:03 AM
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Question Starting Again

I had some problems awhile back with my arms. Doctor told me to stop using the pulling machines inside the gym. The doctor also told me to stop going to the gym and use the kettlebells instead. Said my arms had a wide carrying angle. Said its much safer for my built. Would kettlebells be effective?...

NamHaley888‎, 03-19-2017 02:51 AM
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If lifting is the way to get that 'toned' look, then why...?

I keep reading that the only way to get that sought-after 'lean, tight, toned' look is in fact to lift heavy and that muscles cannot be 'toned' or 'tightened,' they can only get bigger. But if this is true, then why do the women who lift that I know have bulging arm muscles, big thighs (muscular,...

jal845‎, 03-08-2017 12:48 AM
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New to bodybuilding

Hi I am just starting out with bodybuilding and I'd like to gain 5-10 lbs. I am 5'3 100 lbs currently. I'm not sure where to begin and was just looking for advice. I've looked at the plans on here and have been doing a lot of reading on training but there is so much conflicting information. I just...

Kcampbell87‎, 03-22-2017 11:16 AM
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Weight used for bilateral hip thrust vs unilateral hip thrust

If anyone has done both of these can you share your numbers? I'm curious to see what's common. My current routine now has me doing both and the strength discrepancy is huge! Bilateral for 12 reps is 165# Unilateral for 12 reps is 15# I realize that my nonworking leg adds about 30# to...

okayest‎, 03-17-2017 07:34 AM
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Vein popping out of my forehead

My cut is going wonderfully. I've gained strength on it, it's smooth af. The problem is that I have noticed a very prominent vein that runs down the centre of my forehead. It's getting larger as I get leaner. It is very obvious after I squat or do any heavily exercises, it's embarrassing. I'm not...

cutebutpsycho88‎, 03-23-2017 12:32 PM
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Lose fat first then build muscle? How?

Hi, I just have a quick question because I'm still not sure about this and have read different recommendations. I'm 5'7 and weight 135lbs, I have an ectomorph body type (small frame), so I do look better with less fat on my body. I'm in okay shape now, but I'd like to go down to around 125...

junerose‎, 03-13-2017 07:40 AM
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How to perform the "butt pose" in Bikini

I've seen the pose are done in different ways, however it seems like the former crossed legs pose are less common. What I've noticed is that it seems like many are doing a rather "exposed" rear pose. Recently I attended a posing class held by a pro Bikini competitor, and she did the same thing. If...

cf2311‎, 03-22-2017 02:05 PM
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Opinion: lose some fat or keep bulking

Hello, I would love your opinion on whether I should lose a few pounds or continue to bulk. I am a beginner, started 6 months ago at 101lbs, 5'1. I am now at 108lbs. The belly fat/love handles bother me a lot and I have a beach vacation coming up in May so it would be nice to look leaner for...

Bhruninha‎, 03-22-2017 03:28 PM
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what quad exercises do you guys do?

Just curious what quad exercises everyone does? the hack squat machine kind of hurts my knees and i can't seem to figure out sissy squats. So I'm trying to find a few things to add in besides leg extensions. what does everyone do to hit quads?

fitfanatic123‎, 03-22-2017 12:50 PM
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Cut next?

My gym has a inbody machine. Here are my results. I have been lifting for a decent amount of time now I started off at 92lbs I am now 111. At 111 my lifts are s175 b80 w/ pause.. deadlifts 175. I'm currently doing gzcl jacked and tan 2.0. Just wondering what I should do next, and if i should really...

anncq‎, 03-18-2017 05:59 PM
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Exclamation Best way to gain lean muscle and burn fat *READ THIS FIRST!*

For any women that have the answer. I am taking anabolic halo after I workout then an hour later a protein shake. I just purchased L-glutamine and acetyl-carnitine when is the best time to take these together

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