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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: 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: 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: 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: 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. http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/112345639.html 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: 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: 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 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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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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Talking how ugly is your lifting face?!

Mine is just horrendous. Its possibly the ugliest face I could make myself do, and I work out in a gym where everyone else is a gorgeous ripped young man. So its on my mind as I'm shoulder pressing and heavy deadlifting (those seem to be the lifts which bring on max ugliness - altho bet bench is...

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Guess the Body Fat% DEXA

Having a DEXA in a few hours, Pics taken this morning, weight 116.6 Guess the body fat and will post up results laters! Front Side Back Relaxed

rockangel‎, 01-28-2015 11:03 AM
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Smile Bulking whilst keeping waisy size minimum fat gain?

Hi all! After loosing so much weight, I have come to accept that I look too much like a stick! I like my small sized waist but can't help but feel skimpy and weak at most times. I am at around 10-15 percent bf. (Please see my images for clarity) I am wanting to bulk and do some weight...

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Smile Best for muscle toning?

I'm new to the whole 'gym thing'. I joined Planet Fitness back in November 2014 and met with their on-staff trainer who helped me get started on a plan. My goals were/are to lose weight, accomplish a proper push-up and be able to do a pull-up. He was able to tell me and show me how to work those...

JulieGB‎, 01-10-2015 06:31 PM
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What should I do first?

I got pretty fit last year and lost a bit of weightbut then I injured my back and had to take a break and didn't start again till I started school this year. Anyway, I want to lose about 20 lbs of fat, and I know what I need to do, but I also want to continue to lift weights but I don't know if...

nicolettekline1‎, 01-07-2015 08:14 AM
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I need some advice!

Hi, I'm new here. I am 20 years old, 5' tall, and I weigh 121 pounds. The gym I go to does not have full equipment and I am unable to find a good, experienced trainer. Right now I am going to add some squats to my routine and, since there are no olympic bars, I was wondering if I could use fixed...

Stellarum‎, Yesterday 10:55 AM
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Smile The prospect of competing in bikini/figure

Hey everyone! First time poster here and am still finding my way around this site :) I've been lifting since around June/July 2013 (and fell in love with it straight away) and ever since then have hit the gym/lift around 6 (sometimes 7) times a week. I have a rest day as needed and am currently...

Lauraholly‎, 01-30-2015 02:01 AM
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Question Former smokers please help.

Are there any former smokers in here? love to hear how you quit and what helped.

girl81‎, 01-29-2015 08:43 AM
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Any other girls out thee eating over 2200 cal per day?

I am a college student and currently eating around 2300 cal and gaining at a very slowww rate. It just feels like SO much food to me. When im with friends, Im always eating WAY more than them. Larger portions of everything, at every meal. It baffles my mind when I see others, ie my roommate,...

floridagirl7‎, 01-19-2015 08:48 PM
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Quad Dominants with bubble butts and killer hams.. how did you do it

Hello, a question for the quadzillas with overall killer behinds.. I'm a quad dominant girl and even tho I LOOOOOOVE the perk, i find it impossible to activate my glutes, and i'm not satisfied with my glute progress. Ive been doing this for years and i find it more and more difficult to but the...

Ally_OohLala‎, 01-30-2015 03:58 PM
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Smile Deadlifts

Quick question for everyone.. How much do you currently deadlift during your workout? What do the numbers look like based on your current body weight? I'm trying to complete a poll and would appreciate any feedback! Thanks ladies :)

hockeyfitness4‎, 01-26-2015 07:09 AM
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Calling all over35 females who might be interested!

Hello ladies! We have a new thread going on in the over35 section. If you have any overall goals set in mind and are looking for support or to stay accountable, there's a motivational thread that has been set up with a deadline goal of June 1st, 2015. I would be great to see more females...

kimm4‎, 01-24-2015 02:00 PM
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Who's on Instagram?? Let's motivate each other

Just started on instagram about 3 months ago, I find it to be great for inspiration!! Anyone else on there? lets follow each other!!!! :) My username is @sarahramm

lilramm‎, 12-30-2014 08:22 PM
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I want to start weight lifting...

but I don't want to look like those lean fitness models where you can see every line on their body, but at the same time I don't want to be huge. I want to look like an off season female bodybuilder, like those thick fit girls on Instagram. I admire Brittany Renner, Eva Andressa, Gracyanne Barbosa,...

iwanttobefit97‎, 01-28-2015 03:56 AM
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Red face Two weeks in and discouraged..already

This is my first thread! Hope you all can help. I have been following the paleo diet since October 2013. I started at 158 lbs and by May 2014 I was down to 134. I also lost several inches off my body but I don't know off hand how much. (I'm 5'8") I wasn't following a strict workout routine so I was...

krystaln08‎, 01-28-2015 06:26 PM
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Ladies how much do you bench press?

I am just curious what other girls bench press. The last time I bench pressed I lifted 70lb for 8 reps. I was reading an article on tnation that talked about how few men can bench 300lb. and there was a table there says about 1% of men can bench 300lb. and about 1% of women can bench 135lb. I...

yummycow‎, 11-22-2012 06:41 PM
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Red face Support

Hi Ladies, I just wanted to come to a place in the forum that is full of positivity. I recently posted a question in another section of the forum and got bashed. I train from home, and have forgotten that weight training is a male dominated area, where they feel free to be misogynistic and...

kelleysherwin‎, 08-25-2013 08:22 AM
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Unhappy getting out of my comfort zone

Hello, really need help! I have been going to a gym for the past year, finally got off the treadmill and eliptical and branched out to the smith machine and free weights in a private area. I was really only able to do this because someone made a comment that I was hiding. Which I was :(( ...

cecilialapham‎, 01-29-2015 02:02 PM
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Safe to Start @ Jamie Eason Phase 3 for fat loss?

Hi, I'm a pear shaped mesomorph w/ strong tendency to get a thick lower body. I'm looking to start Jamie Eason or a better plan to suit my goals (open to recs) in this order: 1) fastest fat loss 2) gain some muscle to get toned in the long term (not looking to get big arm/leg muscles or a thick...

SkinnyFattay‎, 01-29-2015 07:33 PM
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Unhappy i'm so tiny and skinny!!! please help

hello :) i'm 23 and looking to gradually tranform my body. i am naturally slim with small bones weighing only 7.6 stone. I am 5ft3. i actually hate been this tiny and i am looking to tone up for summer! i particularly hate my legs as the bottom of them are so thin. i would be grateful...

Daisy0123‎, 01-29-2015 06:05 AM
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Parents are so against me weightlifting?

Hi guys! To start off, I am a 17 year old girl who was been weightlifting for 6 months. I have seen great progress, and really work hard in the gym. However, when at dinner with my parents and brother last night, I thought it would be nice to share that I wanted to do Cross Fit- a type of...

jiaxie97‎, 01-24-2015 09:29 AM
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Need help finding a program

Hi! I am a long time lurker of the forum and finally decided to join today. After my last physical with the dr (who was very unhappy) I decided to take control of my life again. I have always been fairly active person until I started college and gained the "Freshman 15" and beyond.. I have some...

JV1126‎, 01-29-2015 08:48 AM
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any home gymmers use a vertical leg press?

I'm looking to expand my home gym, i currently have bench set and a lat machine. i was looking into buying a vertical leg press. i want to do more heavy squats (safely). I can only lift so much over my head safely and i dont have a spotter. i dont think i will have the room for a rack (i have...

esh83‎, 01-28-2015 08:48 AM
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How heavy ?

Okay, so I'm currently on PHUL routine, and have some questions! Today was upper power day, and I have to admit bench press is my weakest point. I can't add more than 7,5 kg (16,5 lbs) on a 20kg olympic bar, so 60,5 lbs total. On power days most compound movements are between the 3-5 reps range,...

dominorosae‎, 01-28-2015 01:40 AM
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Smile Seeking a Trainner/Coach in NJ/NYC Area

I am throwing in the towel. I need expert advice for my nutrition and training. I want get ripped and maybe participate bikini show. Can anyone recommend a professional in my area in NYC or NJ.

sweet24‎, 01-26-2015 10:18 PM
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