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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: 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 03:17 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 07:22 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 07:25 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: 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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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 08:12 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. I really like what he had to say and he mentioned the need to set...

kfisherx‎, 01-10-2011 02:19 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 04:20 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 03:07 PM
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Smile Help? Fit to anorexic to now fat, help?

In 2010 I weighted 56kg, I joined the gym and ate 'better' I dropped to 48kg without effort, from there I went between 48kg-52kg as my weekends were pretty crazy. I ate normal, healthy on weekdays and unhealthy on weekends. Then I started insanity in 2012 from March 2012 to February I dropped...

MrsGrindrod‎, Today 06:58 AM
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First Bulk - I've Got Questions

Hi there fellow bodybuilding friends! I'm thinking it's time to do my first bulk ever. I've been lifting heavy and doing cardio since last October. I'm 26, 5'4 and went from 170ish to 127. I have a little fat all over, however, it's nothing grotesque and I'm not looking to get my body fat...

writerwholifts‎, Today 07:03 AM
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I am bulking at 5'7 140lbs and body fat at 20-22% . I have pretty good newbie gains right now and I want to see my butt grow. I got down to 134 and my stomach would not buldge. Everything else was disappearing except my stomach. I want to gain a butt and abs. I was suggested to clean bulk in...

aubpanda69‎, Today 01:58 PM
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Talking Any Ladies on P.H.U.L or Lyle McDonalds Generic Bulking Routine?

Want to follow progress of those currently on the routine. If you've tried it in the past, please comment your experience with the program, duration, how (and if) you deloaded/backcycled like Lyle explains in his Recomp articles. It's very detailed and a little difficult for me to understand all of...

kravm‎, Today 02:04 PM
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Worried about looking too masculine

Hi girls, I’m 22 years old and keen to get into bodybuilding. I think female bodybuilders look incredible. However, I’m really worried that if I start to build muscle a lot of guys will start to think I look too ‘masculine’ and not sexy. Has anyone had any of these problems? Is there a line that...

xleatham3‎, 08-06-2014 06:12 AM
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Falling Down and getting back up.

I've fallen and I can get up. My diet over the last 6 weeks has been crap. I've hit the gym the same, 6 days week and do the work. I can see the difference in my body with my diet of all carbs all the time. Over this long weekend I did not go to the gym at all. This morning, I didnt hit the...

Photoglady‎, Today 07:33 AM
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Just wondering what type of barbell to get as far as female or male? I feel like the female one will be nice to grip and a little easier to get started with since its a bit lighter, but since there is a smaller selection it will cost me a bit more too. What do you all think? Does it even really...

Nehalennia‎, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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Adrenal Fatigue

I'll try not to go into too much detail, but I am 99% sure that I have adrenal fatigue syndrome. I've been reading a lot of medical websites, trying to come up with answer as to why I've been feeling like I have been for several months now. I know I've always had hypoglycemia, but was able to...

star4822‎, 09-03-2007 02:11 PM
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Need some help; bulking questions.

I'm a 40 year old woman. I live in holland so excuse me for my bad language. I need some advice because i'm not sure what to do next. I've been training for the past 2 years. I think now it's time to do a slow bulk. I'm 5.48 feet (1.67 cm) and i weigh 116 lbs. Can anyone tell me what bulking...

Dieko1974‎, 08-31-2014 01:05 PM
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Pre contest wobbles!

I don't mean of the flab variety! Well I do a bit. I was feeling fairly confident then this last 2 days I'm suddenly worrying that I still have some fat on my thighs and butt. Everyone I've asked personally has been positive but they would I suppose! I have uploaded a new progress pic of a back...

MadCatLady‎, Today 01:52 AM
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For Those Not Counting Calories

I've counted calories for so long now and recently been thinking about trying a new approach. Does anyone not count and how do you lose weight or maintain doing this? Any tips or advice greatly appreciated. I should note that overeating was my problem before calorie counting. I simply didn't stop...

moter98‎, Yesterday 02:30 PM
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Biting the bullet....

So I'm very new here... and thought i would introduce my self, at the same time hopefully get some input/help/guidance/support ect... and hopefully hiding out in here (womens section) will decrease the amount of idiot males responding - as i discovered on another forum i was reading the other day.....

sjmisfit‎, Yesterday 07:01 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 05:41 PM
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Menstruating day of comp. How to handle this?

Hello. I have been somewhat regular on my menstrual cycle, and luck would have it that I will start again the day of or day before my competition. Is it as simple as using a tampon? I am deathly afraid that the string might show, or even worse, I could bleed through. . . What if my flow is heavy?...

audreyperez29‎, 08-25-2014 08:59 PM
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Looking for workout buddy OSU

Hey everyone. I thought I would give this a shot. I'm a girl who wants to get back into lifting and working out more. I'd really like to have someone to workout with for motivation and help. I go to Ohio State in Columbus and I work out at the RPAC. I want to get back into really good shape with a...

osugirl‎, Yesterday 12:47 PM
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How long to bulk?

This is my first time bulking/building and purposely eating over maintenance. I have lifted heavy in the past but did it while cutting. I want to compete in figure eventually, possibly bikini first to get my feet wet. How long should my initial bulk last? I started just over 2 weeks ago with this...

TorreTornado‎, Yesterday 06:50 AM
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Question Finding a good trainer?

Hi everyone. Been thinking about the possibility if getting a trainer in the future to help me with my goals and have a few questions: 1) is it worth getting a trainer as a newbie or is it better just to lift, follow a decent routine for newbies and get a good foundation before paying...

vhenley164‎, 08-30-2014 05:01 PM
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Angry Dormant Glutes that overslept for years

Hello all! I have a mystery for you that three very experienced PTs haven't been able to solve for me. Do you feel you're experienced enough to tackle this? My glutes are dormant but my thighs are explosively growing! I want to activate my glutes and grow the glutes without growing my thighs. ...

bruntbajs‎, 08-25-2014 06:38 AM
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Smile Flattening naturally rounded stomach

Hey guys. So, even when I was a teenager, real skinny 110lbs, I had a round tummy. Part of it is from Interstitial Cystitis (a bladder condition) that causes inflammation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I also have scoliosis and lordosis. This may be the wrong place to ask, it's more general...

SpazzyGinger87‎, 08-26-2014 07:36 PM
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Ladies please help maintenance, BCAA, creatine need your guidance pretty please :)

Hi Ladies I am hoping you can help guide me. My body has been through the ringer I am trying to get opinions on what has worked for you. I know we all are different, however I would like to know anyway. I have used the iifym calculator and the Mifflin-St Jeor calculations (since I do not have...

qtip2824‎, 08-31-2014 05:16 AM
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Question "bodybuilding" vs. "weight training to be healthy"?

Just looking for various opinions here to give me some food for thought. What does each individual on this forum think are the differences between "bodybuilding" and "training with weights in order to improve health/look better/get stronger/gain muscle and lose fat"? Is it the level of commitment?...

Spark77‎, 08-25-2014 11:27 AM
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What is your calorie maintenance? Bulking question also

I know this varies per person, but I am curious to see by how much. What is your height and calorie maintenance? In my attempt to bulk, I've have been eating more and tracking for the first time and I am at 2000 calories and gaining weight. I can only guess that my calories must have been quite...

schnauzer20‎, 08-28-2014 04:44 AM
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Trouble Sleeping

hey everyone-- So I recently started a new workout program along with taking a female vitapack daily and taking a post-workout protein. I noticed that throughout the day I have great energy, which I'm sure not complaining about. But at night, it is nearly impossible for me to fall asleep. I feel...

chanchanconley‎, 08-28-2014 07:36 AM
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Smile Introduction

Hello, my name is katrina I just started on this website yesterday so a little new to this community. I have been working out since I was 17 but, things went down hill after getting married and having kids I gained 80lbs. So I'm BACK TO get fit and be the best I can be for my kids and I.

DreamFit87‎, 08-28-2014 09:17 AM
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Exclamation Ladies, I need advice. The numbers are not adding up. HELP.

Hello ladies, I am relatively new to bodybuilding but have been an athlete all my life. I have always had a TON of muscle and during college at my tip top shape I was 5'3" about 19-20% body fat, 145-147 lb and had a waist measurement of about 29in. So clearly I have always been about as dense as a...

onealac1‎, 08-29-2014 05:02 PM
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