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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: 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. 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: 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: 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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Thumbs down help

I had worked hard lost 20 pounds leaned out. Now I can't stick to my diet, I over eat everyday. This has been going on for a month. I am up 7 pounds

tank1titus2‎, Yesterday 06:05 PM
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Question Everythings transforming except...

Maybe I'm just being impatient but I've been lifting heavy for the past month eating decent and am getting great results every where except my lower stomach area. Just looking for some pointers, thanks!

MMMomof2‎, 11-26-2014 02:38 PM
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How should a woman start lifting?

Sorry if this is a silly question to ask, but are there any considerations to be made as to how a woman's beginner routine should differ from a man's? My GF is interested to start weight training. I would like to recommend that she begin with a 3x week full body routine. That's how I started...

jdiz86‎, Yesterday 11:18 AM
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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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I'm super new, go easy on me!

Hi guys! I'm Ellie, and I'm a 22 year old college student from California. For the past four years I've been suffering from an eating disorder, and I've been in recovery for the past 2 years. I want to turn my life around and turn my eating disorder into a success story: I'm looking to get into...

EllieBraven‎, 11-24-2014 02:09 PM
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casual jeans for big thighs :/

Any help would be appreciated, I'd like some regular jeans for everyday, that don't look painted on and aren't too big in the waist by the time they fit my booty and thighs. Thanks for input.

phreakwilson‎, 11-27-2014 01:02 PM
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How long to get me "toned"?

I've been hitting the gym since February 2014 and so far have lost around 40lbs from just the elliptical. My legs are looking nice but id like to tone up the rest of my body before it looks too weird. I just started doing cable machines for the past 2 weeks.. (Chest press, lat pulldown, bicep curl...

nicole019‎, 11-27-2014 08:04 PM
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Thats right, I got another one going....

Stop on by ladies and put in an entry when you can: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164338771 As some of you who have competed in my competitions before will notice, I beefed up the Women's Division by a chit ton this time. there is now an Overall Winner for Women as well as...

400Lb Gorilla‎, 09-29-2014 08:26 PM
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What should I do - bulk & cut, or cut, or keep doing the same routine I am now?

Hi I am new to the forum so please bear with me :) I am a 28 years old female, have been training for the past few years and looking after my nutrition with some results. However, they are not exactly what I want and I would be really grateful for some advice on how to achieve my goals. I...

Eiliyah‎, Yesterday 01:43 AM
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Bodybuilding Help

Hi, my name is Ellen, i am 131lbs, 5'2 and 12% bf I am just now coming off a back injury that only lasted 2 weeks in the time of my injury i kept my diet good,not consuming any bad foods. I want to try to compete in my first bodybuilding competition on June 13 2015. Any and all advice is very...

Ellen13‎, Yesterday 08:41 AM
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Regular laundry detergent or sport wash for workout gear

I'm curious if most people use regular laundry detergent (e.g. Tide, Gain, etc.) to wash their performance workout clothes-those made out of technical fabrics- or if you use sport wash, which I hear is designed to preserve the life of performance wear. Does it really matter? Is sport wash a gimmick...

nikkiastoria‎, 11-10-2014 08:55 AM
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Question Competing - Bodybuilding v Powerlifting

I recently went to watch my first bb comp, and first powerlifting comp. Which got me talking to my bf about "if" we ever wanted to compete, what we would do. Personally, I am more drawn to powerlifting and always have been. I prefer training strength > physique, plus my body type likes gains...

SkinCoffin‎, 11-27-2014 09:55 PM
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Question about bulking

Hi ladies, I just have a couple questions or maybe just looking for some reassurance that I'm on the right track. I've started weight training again in the past month after taking a break to have and take care of my baby! I'm doing a total body workout 3x a week and counting all my food intake....

mariannej5‎, 11-25-2014 04:37 PM
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Favourite compound lifts for upper body

What are the best compound lifts for upper body days? I do four lifts on leg days and feel like I've done enough. However I feel like I need to do a chest and back day separate from arms and shoulders and I would really like to squeeze them into one day. So far I'm thinking of jsut doing the...

dreadiechic‎, 11-26-2014 09:15 AM
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first bodybuilding competition help.

Hi, my name is Ellen, i am 131lbs, 5'2 and 12% bf I am just now coming off a back injury that only lasted 2 weeks in the time of my injury i kept my diet good,not consuming any bad foods. I want to try to compete in my first bodybuilding competition on June 13 2015. Any and all advice is very...

Ellen13‎, Yesterday 08:32 AM
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Smile I'm new to bodybuilding, needing advice on nutrition and training

Hello, I've had a profile on this for a while but never really been active, I haven't calculated my body fat in a while either but my weight is correct. How can I calculate my body fat percentage at home? Also I am looking to really get into bodybuilding but don't really know where to start ie...

cmacx‎, 11-25-2014 06:59 PM
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I'm not sure where to go from here to meet my goals. Help, please? :)

Hey guys, I'm sorry to beat a dead horse - I know that this topic has probably been done before, but I am still confused and just looking for help with my situation. I am 5'2 and 122 lbs. My body fat (according to an online calculator) is at 25% which sounds about right to me. I lost 45 lbs...

Sophiexo‎, 11-27-2014 04:36 PM
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Fat-based or Carb-based contest prep

I know this is really subjective, but I'm working with a coach for my second competition that has a fat-based approach to contest prep. I've typically kept my fats super low during prep, so I'm slightly nervous making the switch (especially since I gained wayyyyy too much weight during the...

jln627‎, 11-27-2014 04:16 PM
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Facing Some Obstacles

Hello! I was hoping you guys could help me out with some obstacles I'm facing getting in shape. I'm a freshman aviation student in Alberta, Canada. I'd love to one day join the military, the sooner the better. I love sports and outdoor activities but I've always been too out of shape to do them. I...

Parable‎, 10-27-2014 08:57 PM
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Can you work out more than once a day

Quick question. Now that it's getting cold I've noticed I have not been able to make it through a full work out and have switched to two or three shorter sessions only three times a week. As long as I do. Couple warm up sets to get my muscles ready is there anything wrong with say doing squats and...

dreadiechic‎, 11-26-2014 09:10 AM
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Fitbit users

How accurate do you think it is for overall calorie burn? I have and love a bodymedia. I already have a good handle on my TDEE but I'm just a gadget geek and love the graphs and such. :) The bodymedia is super accurate for me, but the device itself now causes my arm to break out in a weird eczema...

SuperMomx4‎, 12-17-2013 07:27 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, 11-22-2014 08:23 AM
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Smile newbie saying hello!

Hi guys my name is Claire and I am based in the UK. I lost 36 kilos or 84lb 3 years ago after a lifestyle overhaul and I have never looked back! I train 4-5 days a week and eat clean and 2 years ago I had breast aug and a year ago I had an abdominoplasty to remove the excess skin from the massive...

clairecrowther‎, 11-26-2014 08:41 AM
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German Volume Training - Need Help with Programming

Hi there, I'm looking for some help in coming up with a German Volume Training Program + cardio workout. I'm F 32, 140 lbs, 5' 5", 29% BF. My goals is to lose fat and gain muscle mass. I have trained previously with a power lifter using a GVT program and got great results. This is my plan: ...

ExerciseGirl‎, 11-25-2014 03:45 PM
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Talking Unique Gym Apparel

I've been looking for some unique gym apparel to buy and have came across a few nice brands: FlagnorFail - flagnorfail.com Outwork - outworkapparel.com Better Bodies Apex Athletic Apparel - apexathleticapparel.com Any suggestions/recommendations for more?

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