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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: 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: 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide to Female Bodybuilding and Fitness

' Beginner's Guide to Female Bodybuilding and Fitness Welcome to the Female Bodybuilding section of the Bodybuiding.com Forum. Whether you are new to fitness or just new to lifting weights, this guide will show you how to maximise the effectiveness of your training, nutrition and results. ...

Botika‎, 07-09-2015 03:51 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 09:12 AM
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Arrow 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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Question about female muscle gain/strength

I'm a male but have been wondering something. If a female can lift as much as a guy, will she have the same amount of muscle mass as a guy? Or can she be stronger than a male but he still has more mass than her because of the male body, testosterone, etc? And another question about female...

comp85t‎, Today 09:21 PM
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9 Weeks out, 1st Bikini Comp

Hey everyone! So I am 9 weeks out from my first bikini competition and I'm getting nervous! I've done very well prepping so far. I started out at 166lbs, 32% bf back in October and 111lbs lean matter. Now stand at 152 lbs, 20% bf (possibly a bit lower as I won't have it tested again until next...

DaniMTattoo‎, Today 01:58 PM
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Chicken/Rice/Greenbeans/broc/from scratch cream of mushroom 45m's

Sup ladies. I wanted to share my sweet new recipe with you ladies, because, well, women are the only ones who appreciate my cooking. I am a dude btw, I am partially bragging (cause I'm proud), and wanting to get input on this little concoction i just whipped up. This is a kind of a knock off of...

WeakSkeet‎, Today 08:23 PM
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Unhappy 100 lbs before Christmas, yay or nay? [NEED HELP AND ADVICE]

So to start off, I'm female, 22 years old, weighs 230 lbs and I'm from Philippines. I had made it as my goal to lose 100 lbs before the 2016 holidays or if it is possible, before November. I have read diet and exercise articles, surveyed health forums and found articles or ideas that are...

hashimada2022‎, 02-10-2016 01:11 AM
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Any other girls love dips?

Ive never seen a lady do dips ever at my gyms, surely I can't be the only one that does them? Let's have a little love for dips -the upper body squat- on here, shout out if you do them I could do them once I could bench about 80% of my BW which is less than you'd think? Give them a go, they just...

melDorado‎, 02-10-2016 03:10 PM
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Is it okay to train glutes 4x a week like this?

I've read that you can train your glutes daily for hypertrophy. This would work great for me, but I'm hesitant because I know I should be giving them time to rest. But if I train legs/glutes twice a week for hypertrophy, once a week for strength, and then add an additional pilates type training...

JessieEL‎, Today 08:49 AM
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Question How much to eat? Am I too active?

Hey guys. This is my first post so please be patient. I've decided I want to start building muscle. It's not the first time. I succeeded before (then Christmas 2015 holidays happened and I totally lost my regime and everything went to crap) but I was much less active than I am now. The only...

partonator‎, Today 03:26 AM
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Where did everyone start in their bodybuilding?

I was mostly a runner and yogi all my life however I have been at the gym for 6 months and I love it. I know a lot of people who bodybuild however, they are men. I was wondering for a female, how did you start? I'm about 5'3 and 135lbs. Did you start by cutting or bulking? I don't know which one I...

kassdickson‎, 01-21-2016 07:53 AM
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Sports bra help

Hey ladies, I'm just wondering how to choose the right size sports bra? I went and bought one yesterday from the Victoria's Secret workout line as they seemed very durable. However, I am usually a 34D, and the associate told me to go with a 32 DD instead, saying the 34D was a little bit too big...

tommygun2‎, 02-01-2016 06:45 PM
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Talking Athletigen: The Genetics of Athleticism & Body Conditioning

This will be my first post. I'm starting a daily regimen of weight training and exercise tomorrow. I want to share something interesting, and hopefully chat to some people who are aware of it. Since getting my DNA done, I've been interested in gene expression for physical ability. Part of what...

nerdgrrrl‎, 02-10-2016 04:52 PM
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Desk job. Help.

I'm at a good weight, 20% body fat, and I have a very well planned out diet that I stick to. I have a desk job now that keeps me at my desk for about 10 hours. I break for dinner and normal bathroom breaks, other than that I sit. I go to the gym 2 times a day morning and before bed, I do sprint...

Kmstadt‎, 02-04-2016 12:59 PM
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Food Logging Break During Bulk

Just curious about the experiences of others. I've logged my food every day for over 500 days. During that time I've lost 30+ pounds, maintained, and began a bulk. Recently my life has come to completely revolve around when/what I'm going to eat and when/how much I'm going to lift. Couple that...

StevieMaria‎, 02-03-2016 07:50 PM
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No change in WHR (discouraged)

My biggest aesthetic fitness goal since I started lifting has been to change my WHR and get it further from the risk category and closer to a .70. I remember it was .78 when I started. Two years have passed. My fitness level has improved greatly, I feel better, and have dropped a lot of body fat...

88elizabethx‎, 02-10-2016 02:29 PM
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Can someone give me advice on how to lose 10 pounds?

Hi! I started adding strength-training in addition to my cardio mid-december. Since then, for the amount I work out (20 min cardio and 40 min lifting;) and how clean I was eating, I didn't lose much weight. I probably lost maybe a few inches but nothing significant. I then started tracking my...

KayKay922‎, Yesterday 02:11 PM
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Cool Getting started

So I'm looking for any advice please! I am looking to compete in my first bodybuilding competition this year or next. I have searched Google many a time regarding how to, which division, which federation etc etc I'm still no better educated so thought it best to ask! Firstly I really don't...

emmaj25‎, 02-10-2016 10:43 PM
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Another Gorilla Competition Starting Soon

Benchpress this time, ladies, although I think a lot of you were in on the first benchpress competition I did. This one starts January 18th and will most likely run 12-13 weeks. Wanted to give everyone here a few weeks to get prepped for this. There is only one change for the women and that was...

400Lb Gorilla‎, 12-28-2015 05:54 PM
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When the glutes just won't grow.

I've been working my glutes for 3 years 2 x a week. I have been through 2 bulks and have for the last year or so been doing a recomp. I have been lifting for 6 -7 years. When Bret first came out with his Curves book I got it asap and focused on his routines. Then I started following other routines...

attaroa‎, 02-09-2016 01:54 PM
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Smile Military and bodybuilding

Opinions on this? are you still able to eat clean and train as hard while in the military ?

pinkkbunnie112‎, 02-10-2016 10:50 AM
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===///Ladies MFP Support Thread\\\==

This thread is for those of you, like me, who use Myfitnesspal and: - Have no friends who give a **** about tracking food - Would like to experience those amazing feels of someone caring that you logged in, 10 days in a row - Long for someone to share your triumphant defeats over your cravings...

missladyj‎, 02-05-2016 01:46 AM
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Red face Going nuts! Should I cut/ bulk/ recomp..?

Hi all! Bit nervous, it's my first time posting anything on here..ever! Stats: 5'4 123lbs, Age 25 Background: Spring of 2014 - spring of 2015: Started lifting weights about 5x a week. Was eating between 800 and 1700 calories a day, averaging at 1300ish on cyclical calorie and carb cycling...

Genevievex‎, 02-10-2016 05:34 AM
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Question Can someone help me:(

After I had my baby a year ago I gained 20 LBS. I've lost 10 already from no carbs and working out, a year later I can't get the other 10 off. I go from 140-137, but can't seem to get past that 137! I also have issues with bloating, and stomach craps. (Not sure why) could anyone recommend a...

maddieclaire18x‎, 02-03-2016 08:45 AM
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Dealing with the bulk

So I just finished my bulking stage. I gained about 25 pounds in 12 weeks. In the beginning the bulk was great, I felt strong, my muscles where full all the time and who doesn't love all the carbs . Now that I'm at the end of my bulk some days I feel fat and some days I feel buff. I know it's all...

ashleynelsonfit‎, 02-10-2016 07:33 AM
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Exclamation *Waves* Hello!

HI everyone....I am somewhat new to BB. I have been on here for the past couple weeks browsing looking for ideas on protein shakes and gaining lean muscle mass..blah blah blah and I finally decided to make a profile. I need some help. I am on a huge motivation streak right now to get back...

eggums86‎, 02-10-2016 12:37 PM
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Building Glutes while maintaining "box gap"?

Hi ladies, I was wondering if any of you had advice for me. I am having a huge bodybuilding crisis. It's stressing me out to the max because I'm having conflicts about how I should set up my routine and split to suit my new goals. I struggle to get my Glutes to grow, but since introducing...

JessieEL‎, 01-26-2016 06:27 AM
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4 month progress: need diet and exercise advice

Hi guys, quick background -5'6.5ish -120 lb -1.5 years lifting -age 24 Alright, so I've reallllly been working on improving my waist hip ratio. I've gained one pound between those pics. I eat 2500 calories at 40% carb, 30 protein, 30 fat. My natural body shape isn't good, and I have to fight...

88elizabethx‎, 02-09-2016 01:44 PM
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