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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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Bodybuilding and birth control

Hello all - Have any of you had experience shedding body fat while on the birth control pill? I think I am retaining ridiculous amounts of water due to my pill, and I am thinking about switching to an IUD but have not had a chance to do so yet. Any tips or tricks as to how to get rid of the...

nicolericketts‎, 08-25-2014 09:50 AM
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“No More Cellulite: Say Goodbye to Cellulite in 3 Easy Steps!”

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I have a special 5 day promotion on Amazon Kindle coming up where my newest book on investing in gold will be available for FREE. It will be free starting Sunday 08/31/14 until Thursday 09/04/14 “No More Cellulite: Say Goodbye to Cellulite in 3 Easy...

JoanneSohn123‎, Today 04:01 AM
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Unhappy Want to do my first bikini competition in Vancouver Canada...

Hi guys... hoping I can find some support here! I have never done a bikini competition before. 3 months ago I hired a trainer and he told me I would get to my desired level of lean ness in 3 months.. Ive made some progress but Im no where near close to what I want, which is almost bikini...

r3rosario‎, Today 02:46 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, Yesterday 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, Yesterday 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, Yesterday 09:17 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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Fitness/ competition coach?

I would really like to compete, but don't know the first thing about it. I have read there are coaches that can work with you online, has anyone done this? I live in Oklahoma and don't know of any competition coaches here (I'm sure there are some, I just don't know where). Being as clueless as I...

Deziyou‎, Yesterday 06:30 AM
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BB Competition With Tattoos

Im a former professional fighter who just hung up her gloves last year after nearly 15 years in the sport. Im fiercely competitive, and need competition to keep me motivated. Im naturally muscular, and one of my old training buddies suggested that perhaps I look into some of the different types of...

McMavis‎, 08-26-2014 08:06 PM
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Tire Flips

Just thought I'd share the video of me and the hubby doing tire flips from yesterdays training. These are awesome for strength, building explosiveness and definitely gets your heart going a mile a minute, so you get some cardio with these as well. These hit the whole body, and aren't easy to do, as...

sweetkissees918‎, 08-27-2014 02:14 PM
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Hi All, I would like to compete in an amateur bikini competition in the beginning of next year. For the past three weeks I have been working out 2 hours a day 6 days a week. Two hours of heavy lifting and half hour of cardio. I do cardio 4 days a week. Once a week out of the cardio days I do...

Ashhh2015‎, 08-18-2014 11:20 AM
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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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Another bulk/cut question

So here I am again, unsure which way I want to/should go to progress. I've been on a long, slow recomp since about this time last year. My weight has stayed right around 130 lbs and judging from progress pictures, I have put on a little muscle and lost a little body fat. All good things. I'm...

cdhussey‎, 08-27-2014 06:23 AM
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Spouse suddenly not supportive?

Been lifting and going my gym thing for about two years now, partially as therapy for my anxiety, and to help my figure now that my career is majority of the time a desk job. Lost weight, gained confidence... Lots of amazing results. During our vacation a few weeks back now, my spouse comes out...

SacredVas‎, 07-12-2014 05:59 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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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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How to maintain

Hi all , so I've recently been trying to gain weight and I've uped my calories doing just that and it's slowly working . However what do I do when I reach my goal? Do I stay eating the same calories ? I was giving macros and calories but not for weight gain it was what I needed in general but a...

danasa‎, 08-27-2014 07:09 AM
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Smile 4 week prep? New bikini model needs help!

Hey guys! I'm a boxer been training for the past 4 months on a team, previously I worked our with weights for 6 months and I'm currently 51kg at 163 cm. Today I decided to compete in inba bikini devision in 4 weeks!! Need suggestions on diet and possibly training. I do box 5 nights a week...

Mandydolly‎, 08-26-2014 09:55 PM
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Question Abs Like Candice Swanepoel

How do I get defined vertical lines on my abs without losing the hourglass shape? and is it possible to make your hips/lower back larger by working out? In other words how do I get abs like Candice Swanepoel and Lais Ribeiro?

Lazyarab‎, 01-01-2014 07:49 AM
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Gaining healthy mass

Here are my stats and current calories/workout: 5'3", 35 years old, body fat according to hand held omron appx 18.2%, weight fluctuates between 119-121 depending on my hydration level. Taking in between 1900-2300 calories per day depending on how hungry I am. Usually getting 1 gram of protein...

efoy‎, 08-24-2014 12:02 PM
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Red face Apologies

I rec'd a warning notice about a post I made and I just wanted to clarify here that I never intended to ridicule or laugh at anyone. I could have written my post a lot better. I really am sorry if I offended anyone or made anyone feel like I was laughing at them. I'm a noob here too and have...

Jodie10‎, 08-26-2014 01:27 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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I just want to build my glutes...

I have never lifted a weight in my life. I eat a clean vegan diet and I have a nice body imo, I just want bigger glutes and abs. The rest I want to tone. I don't want to look bulky. I don't need to firm up, I want my butt to grow. The thing is that most of the female bodybuilders have small butts...

vaaalerie‎, 08-24-2014 03:14 PM
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help for my aunt

hi i need help, my aunt is 38 she is 5'2 , she weight 60 kilos. she want to lose 12 pounds. i know about bodybuilding, how much calories, carbs , protein and fat to take. but i dont know if is the same for a woman. how much protein, carbs, fat, does a woman need? doea she need one gr per pound...

deaftons‎, 08-25-2014 11:13 PM
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First post-show

I recently competed in my first bodybuilding competition - bikini division - and am looking for some advice on what is happening to my body. I used to be lean in my stomach but after a week of not being on the contest diet (close but a few more calories, and the obvious 48 hour cheat window) I have...

jln627‎, 08-24-2014 06:01 PM
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