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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: 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: 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: Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support

' Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support Welcome to the Female Bodybuilding section of the Forum. The following resources will show you how to maximise the effectiveness of your training, nutrition and results. This resource...

Botika‎, 07-09-2015 02:51 AM
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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 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 02:51 AM
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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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Still need help with what my macros should be, please help

I read the sticky of beginner's Guide to Female Bodybuilding and it was a very well written post and everything else makes sense to me. Except the "calculating calories and macronutrients" section. I see a lot of people posted that it was explained so well, but I don't understand how to figure...

kjnelson15‎, Today 02:39 PM
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Thumbs down About 2lbs in... 4 weeks?!

Hey ladies. So I've just started a cut after an 8 month bulk. Cut started at the end of September when I weighed 146lbs. I'm now sitting at 144lbs. For the first two weeks of the cut I dropped calories from about 1900 to 1650/1700 with a bit of cardio and lost a couple of pounds, then stalled. ...

Spartess‎, Today 12:58 PM
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Pescatarian/Vegetarian cutting diet...HELPPPPP!

Hello, I have been lifting for about 3 months now and seeing some slight changed in my body but am having a very hard time with the diet aspect of losing body fat. I am a pescatarian (only eat fish and as well as dairy/eggs). How about I supposed to eat? I have a feeling that one of my problems is...

liveloverun13‎, 09-02-2011 10:45 PM
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Options for Home Lifting?

Hey BB Gals, I recently had to discontinue my gym membership because the price went up to 50 a month. The price of 20 was what I was paying because a family member worked for the health system's gym. So, now I'm walking outside for cardio or doing DVD's indoors. I have a pair of 8, and 7 pound...

MadAlice‎, 10-24-2016 10:14 PM
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Knee pain

Hi all, I've been following StrongLifts 5x5 since the beginning of summer, progressing slowly (I'm 42 and new to weightlifting) but happy so far with the results. But for the last few weeks I'm feeling pain on my left knee, I don't feel it when I squat (I assume it's the squatting what's causing...

Queequeg23‎, Today 08:32 AM
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Smile Help buying my wife training shoes

Hi All My wife has asked for some new gym trainers for Christmas but will not tell me which she wants but wants me to choose. She does TRX and spin class along with standard cardio, running, cross training and squating etc. What training shoes do you ladies recommend? She said they must...

jackd87‎, Today 04:13 AM
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Pregnancy Routine Help

So I was working on putting a home program together for my wife that I would run her through at night (she has anxiety about gyms); but then I may have went and got her preggers :D Anyways, I really have no clue about building a program for pregnancy and I am super paranoid that I will have her do...

PrettyPinkDonut‎, 10-16-2016 12:30 AM
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Bodybuilding for the long term

Hey there, I've been working out for the past 3 years, doing different things for a couple weeks at a time. I've tried Thai kickboxing, lifting weights, Krav Maga, Crossfit, etc. I prefer lifting weights the most. From weightlifting I've learned different techniques to build muscle. I started out...

G245‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Is this routine enough to see/maintain results?

Hello. I'm new here! For the past several months I have been getting more and more into strength training. After I had a baby (17 months ago) I was able to drop 30 pounds (off of pre pregnancy weight) It was a combination of breastfeeding, walking everyday and cardio and kettlebell workouts that...

JKEEN20‎, Yesterday 06:18 PM
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Complaint about my squat again

So finally took a video of my squatting, nope not posting it sorry, and I noticed that I tilt my pelvis forward at the bottom. This is not what's causing my torso to be close to parallel though. I a already in a good morning position when my pelvis tilts. I took a week off from squatting because...

UrbanCowgirl‎, 10-17-2016 03:09 AM
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Consistent Strength Progression in Intermediate Lifter

Hello, I am attempting my first bulk cycle per say, but have been lifting for about 6 months doing full body routine 3 times a week. My strength gains of course were quite rapid during that time and now seem to plato. So the question is what is considered a sign of good consistent strength...

Aelita25‎, Yesterday 10:24 AM
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Angry Stomach Bulge

Okay so, I my lower stomach bulge just wont go away. I am a very slim girl. (17 yrs, aprox 126 pounds, and 5 ft 8). I play hockey, run cross country, and go to the gym. I don't eat very much. usually 800-1000 calories, 12,000 on days I am really hungry. I don't know why I still have a stomach...

baileydanielle5‎, Yesterday 03:25 PM
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Bodybuilding competition help for novice.

I'm wanting to enter a bodybuilding competition next year, around April hopefully. I've recently finished a long distance hike (2650 miles) and my body is in reasonably good shape. Although my midsection likes to hold onto fat :). Over the course of my hike, I've been eating a high calorie diet so...

dogma533‎, 10-04-2016 01:07 PM
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Red face Dexa scan results progress on bulk. Thoughts?? Advice?

I'm 30yr female 5'7 & this is my first bulk. I was of course that dreaded skinny fat. Listed below are the results from my first Dexa scan (July) and the results from a few days ago (October) So this has been a 3 month progress. Baseline (July 16, 2016) 120.5lbs BF 23.9% Fat tissue 28.8lbs...

BryanChristie‎, 10-24-2016 06:01 PM
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Quitting Cardio?

A brief overview if need be: I have been back in the gym for five months and have been lifting heavy with th email goal of getting strong and secondary goal of gaining muscle. In the five years or so I have been out of the gym I was still working out but not heavy and with lots of cal esthetics...

UrbanCowgirl‎, 10-22-2016 02:23 PM
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How do I achieve the body I want?

I'm currently on a weight gain diet (2500-3000+ calories net a day) because I'm underweight. I'm wanted to gain at least 1-2 lbs each week. I'd like to come out with a healthier weight, but also I would like to keep my bf% pretty low instead of coming out with a high bf%... and for health reasons...

svnflower‎, 10-24-2016 09:43 AM
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how can I make my legs appear longer and leaner?

I keep hearing/reading that women do not get bulky and yet, frankly, I looked way better before becoming a gym rat. My legs have become bulky. I see plenty of women with bulkier legs from working out. To give you a visual understanding, my legs look exactly like this woman in the picture. Do you...

womendogetbulky‎, 10-24-2016 03:25 AM
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Smile First time BULKERS apply here ;)

I'll start. To summarize.... when *I* started~I'm not sure when to say my bulk began. Initially I went from eating at a deficit to eating at what I perceived as maintenance(1900-2000ish) around mid-August. Started eating about 200-300ish above maintenance by the 3rd week in August. BUT my...

brandibopeep‎, 10-04-2010 01:58 PM
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Bulking and fat gains

Hello, newbie bulker here. I was wondering when you bulk, roughly how much of the weight you gain do you believe should come from fat? I'm scared if I'd gain more fat than muscle. Or is it that you guys don't bother too much and just focus on it at cutting periods? I'm currently 5'4 100lbs,...

Eifrig‎, 10-23-2016 10:34 PM
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help, dents in sides of my butt?

from the back, i look rectangular. I recently lost around 24 pounds, and am now approximately 146 pounds. i plan on losing a bit more, because i still have a slight muffin top and fatter thighs than i would like. in between my muffin top and thighs, i seem to be concave? i have these large dents in...

strider111‎, 01-15-2013 01:35 PM
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lump under butt? ugh ew

SO I'm new to this website. I still have some weight to lose to be happy with my body. Also, in no way or form am I training or looking into being in a competition or a body builder. Anyways, I am so self conscious over this like lump under neath my butt.. It won't go away no matter what I do. I...

risalh‎, 10-19-2016 07:29 PM
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How do you find direction?

I need some help finding direction for my physique. My stats as of now...and I know body fat scales are notoriously inaccurate, but it's all I have at the time: Height: 5'7" Weight: 126.8 Body fat: 14.4% ????? Body water: 60.3% BMI: 19.9

inkedcat9‎, 10-22-2016 02:37 PM
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Pull ups?

I'm getting my degree in criminal justice to pursue a career in law enforcement. I'll be applying for a police academy local to me after I achieve my degree next year. One of the things I'm concerned about is pull ups. You have to be able to do 10 and I have never been able to do any. I have 1 year...

Shinebrightx‎, 10-15-2016 10:25 AM
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Smile Hey girls looking for starters workout program

My husband and I are recently married, and we've started going to the gym together. The only problem is that I have no idea what to do. I'm looking for a program that focuses on the flutes, thighs, and general toning. If anyone can point me to a workout, I would greatly appreciate it!

Binksey‎, 10-23-2016 09:49 AM
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Training with PCOS

Hello, I had a question for you ladies! A few years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. So I had been on this whole avoid carbs like the plague but to be honest, I'm starting to think that it's purely my choices (I was a big fast food eater). I stopped lifting weights for a few years and it made me...

brwnsugar2007‎, 09-21-2016 12:38 PM
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