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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 02:19 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 02:14 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 07:22 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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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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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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Fitness and Breast lift....???

I have been in the fitness world for 2 years, started lifting 6 months ago. I am healthy as an ox and take good care of myself. After having two kids I want to have a breast lift. I was wondering who out there has had one and how long before you were back in the gym? Everything I read says 4-6...

kimcameron520‎, Yesterday 07:58 PM
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Question Bikini Comp. Coach

So I hesitate to even ask this out of fear of the 600 messages I'll get of people offering to coach me, but here goes.. How do you find a coach?? I live in a small town but work in a major metro area, and I would think that it would be easy to find someone, but I just have no clue where to start. ...

lchoward‎, 04-24-2015 01:48 PM
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Fat Calves

Hello. I am female with big calves. They are basically just fat and no muscles. Working out would make them bigger. So is there any way I could make them slimmer? Here is a picture. They are almost the same size as my thighs. How unattractive... right?

fannnyzoos‎, 04-25-2015 11:48 PM
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Tracking macros & very tired

I am tracking my macros & I have been for going on 3 wks now. I am 5'2". 122lbs & having 122P, 65f, & 218c. The past 2 wks I have been so tired. I get my workouts in but come 7pm I am ready for bed! Should I adjust something? Or take a few rest days? I have a lot of stress right now so I am sure...

kelketchum‎, 04-23-2015 05:52 PM
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What is my body type??????? i.e Endormorph, Ectomorph, etc.

HI everyone! Just curious if anyone would know what my body type is from my picture? Thanks in advance!!

need2tone2015‎, Yesterday 07:24 PM
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Would really appreciate some advice

Hi all I'm trying to decide what I should be doing nutrition wise and would really value some of your input. I'm 5'8, 73kg (160lbs) and according to a recent dexa scan have about 53kg of lean mass, which puts me around 27% body fat. For the last 6 weeks I have been doing stage 1 of the new...

PurpleBug‎, 04-25-2015 08:09 PM
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Hey introduction and maybe a little direction

Hi all, new here and new to working out/ weights in general I started the end of last year working on running around the block and skipping. I also bought a what they call "total" gym and bench press. Then started on some weights. In the past I did some Muay Thai Kickboxing training so I've...

Smilewithme‎, 04-24-2015 11:53 PM
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Red face Hi. Some motivation and advice.

Hi my name is beck I'm 24 years old and the heaviest I have ever been :( I want to be healthy and fit and while I have have a gym membership I hate the place, the people not so much the gym. So back in Feb I told myself that is it you are not giving up this time and I started jogging every day...

Sminc‎, 04-25-2015 07:50 PM
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Recommended workout plans for women at home?

Hey girls.. Do you have any recommended workout plans for women at home? I'm looking for something that my girlfriend can do at home.. Please recommend something that is quick, simple and effective.. Thanks!

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girls what do you bench press?

just wondering what other ladies numbers are

tinktinktink‎, 11-23-2011 06:16 PM
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leaning out legs whilst getting a bigger bum- is this possible?

For the past 4 months I've begun lifting weights and trying to lose body fat. I am pear shaped and I have seen a difference in my shape (heavy shoulder and back exercises and fat loss from hips and thighs are helping slowly balance out my shape) I have been trying to build a bigger bum. However, I...

melissadwyer‎, 04-25-2015 01:47 PM
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Unhappy Muscle Weight Gain

I started training last May (2014), when I was 135lbs & 27% bodyfat. I've been lifting and doing cardio consistently for almost a year now and I was really happy with myself. I got down to 122lbs, 15.5% bodyfat (fluctuates to 18% at the highest) and started gaining muscle. The thing is, now I'm not...

graciehays‎, 04-25-2015 07:01 PM
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do you need to weigh more to lift more?

Can your lifts continually increase without gaining weight? i'm always so impressed when i see women deadlifting and squatting such heavy weight, yet they weigh around the same amount as me (135-140).... I feel like i will never get there unless i continually eat more and bulk and gain weight. and...

fitfanatic123‎, 04-15-2015 07:40 AM
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Total body workout for pear shape

Hi! I'm very new to training. I'm petite but a skinny-fat girl with lots of wiggle, jiggle and hail-damage in my lower body. Skin and bones up top. I'm becoming confused with all the conflicting fitness advice online about pear/spoon shapes e.g. avoid squats, avoid heavy weight training for...

freeebird‎, 01-02-2015 03:53 AM
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Lets see how many strong Wimmenz there are

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=167065011&p=1353713931&posted=1#post1353713931 It is a raw deadlift competition It is in the Misc as usual inb4 beatha outpulls me :D

400Lb Gorilla‎, 04-07-2015 04:09 PM
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How far do you go to the gym?

I live in a very small town and our small gym closed a couple months ago, when the preacher who owned it took a job in a large church in a bigger city. So far, no takers on buying/ reopening the gym. There is only a small Crossfit box, which I go to a couple times a week cause I do enjoy...

rhbrand‎, 04-06-2015 06:52 PM
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Bikini Competition Prep LOW-CARB

My girlfriend is 5 weeks out from her bikini competition and has been on a high-fat diet, with maximum 10g of carbs per day. Her coach has her doing 7 hours of cardio a week plus weight training 6 days a week. She is feeling extremely weak and tired, having troubles even walking up the stairs....

ChrisTherrien‎, 04-24-2015 09:21 AM
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Bar weight - do you count it?

So yesterday I hit a PB of an 80kg1RM Deadlift...I started on 20kg back in December so pretty proud! However - Do you ladies count the bar weight? Some have told me I should have (I didn't in that lift). If I had it would have totaled at 92kg - my gyms 5ft bar weighs 12kg. What do you do?...

GraceMullings‎, 04-24-2015 12:49 AM
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Exclamation Why is fat essential?

Hi all! from what I understand, just so long as you meet your "protein and fat" macros, you can just eat whatever, from whatever macros (just so long as you don't over-exceed your daily calorie goal) *is this correct? However, I want to know what the implication is, in not getting enough fat...

Csbbxo‎, 04-23-2015 04:11 PM
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Arrow Would YOU Critique or compliment this routine please

Critique or compliment this routine In this context: A new lifter looking to gain mass proceeds in the following workout... (TAKE INTO ACCOUNT that The lifter is 8.1 stones and is 5'5 in height) *Straight stiff wide deadlifts - 3 sets of 10 (35kg) *Deadlift bent knee - 3 sets of 10 (30kg) ...

Csbbxo‎, 04-23-2015 04:29 PM
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In between weights??

I apologize in advance if I should be posting this elsewhere, if it has already been asked several times, or if I don't make any sense lol... My upper body strength is pretty pathetic, and after a little over a month of lifting, I'm at this really weird stage with my biceps and my triceps where...

RTrout18‎, 04-24-2015 12:20 PM
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Red face Hey Bodybuilders! I could use some help getting to my dream body!

Hello everyone I just recently started my weight loss journey and currently weigh 270 lbs. I've lost 10 lbs already (started at 280) from eating healthfully and doing shakeology. I need some workout advice considering I've only been walking for 15 mins a day thus far. My goal is to be a size M top...

folklaur‎, 04-23-2015 12:43 PM
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Lady Competitors- How often do you weigh in during prep?

As of Saturday (April 25th) I will be 6 weeks out from my FIRST show! I'm working SO hard and absolutely LOVING the process of this contest prep. I'm doing all my own training, diet, posing...EVERYTHING! I think that is what is making the process so fun.... that being said.. the evil...

LyssieDoll88‎, 04-23-2015 10:56 AM
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2nd place in my first show, questions on bulking...

I took 2nd in figure novice and open in my first show. It was a national qualifier (yay). Going to do team U in NJ next july. Im so excited. Going to do a long bulk and a 12-16 week cut depending on how much I gain. My focus is going to be quads and shoulders (of course all of me matters but those...

TorreTornado‎, 04-22-2015 06:11 PM
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Any tips for doing leg days with lower back pain?

I've got a pain in my lower left side of my back. I've talked about it before. It's basically an ongoing 2 year ordeal. I figured out the cause of it. My left leg is shorter than my right leg due to a car accident as a teenager leaving me with a metal rod for a femur and it not continuing to grow...

Psychdockelly‎, 04-23-2015 07:47 AM
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