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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: 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: 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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Healthier= lonelier? Rant

I'm a lot more active than I was a year ago. Earlier this year, I bumped up my activity to include weight-lifting as a regular routine and have noticed the more active I am, the more active I want to be. Sounds like a good thing, right? No...not really. There's a couple of main reasons why. ...

cactusdance‎, 08-22-2016 12:26 AM
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body fat % not dropping!

Hi, I've never used a forum before but am really stuck on cutting my body fat! I've been losing weight since having a baby and now want to tone up and obviously reduce my body fat. I'm always in a calorie deficit, train 3 - 4 times a week doing half hour of intense cardio (alternate regularly)...

simone2627‎, Today 10:32 AM
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locking elbows?

I have a question you might be able to answer. When I'm doing rows, especially bent over one arm kettle bell rows, when it comes to the eccentric contraction my elbows feel like they physically lock in the middle as i'm releasing. There is also a slight pain to it as well until I "unlock" my elbow....

Cheart99‎, Today 04:36 AM
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Saw a good video about forums today

It was by a guy named Jessee Shand who was 700 pounds and posted his pics on as a joke. He got so much support from the forums that he ended up loosing over 400 pounds. It was very encouraging. I tried looking him up as a member but his name didn't come up. It just goes to show how...

CBrien35‎, Today 08:18 AM
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Not sure this is the right forum for me

Hello. I just started exercising/weight training 3 weeks ago. I try to go to the gym M-F for at least 35 to 45min and rest on the weekend. I want build muscle everywhere, but not to the point I want to compete or anything. I am looking for advice on exercises, weight I should lift, diet, etc. ...

Rrebeccag‎, Today 12:18 PM
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Question Lose Upper Body Fat and Gain more lower body muscle?

I'm currently 118 lbs, and 5'1 27 year old female. I really want to start Macros but its all a bit confusing when it comes to what I want. I weight train about 5 times a week and try to do abs about 4 times a week. I have some unwanted stomach fat that i want to get rid of BUT i want to gain more...

KaylaEspie‎, Today 09:21 AM
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Question Postpartum & Bulking... but not sure what to do first?

I was going to post in the Bulking thread but it's pretty much dead or so it seems... So I am 3 weeks pp and plan to get back to the gym in 2-3 weeks or so. I will also go back to doing martial arts sometimes in october. I gained 25 pounds, lost about 18 of them already doing nothing (well, do...

maeva27‎, Today 10:28 AM
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Exercises for being able to do a pull up

I was reading this article yesterday by Melody Schoenfeld about exercises to build the strength to do a pull up. I can't do one yet and can only do about three or four chin ups. a couple of...

CBrien35‎, 08-27-2016 11:28 AM
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Smile OFFICIAL Cutting Support Thread (Oh noez, not the evil C word!) (no emo)

Hurrow everyone. Thought I would start one of these. We have a bulking thread, and I figure that after all the winter months, there are most likely others (like me) working on cutting down some. So I guess I thought it'd be cool if we posted our progress here. :) Pics are always a bonus as well!...

fitlover‎, 03-31-2011 07:28 PM
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Body fat measurement discouragement

I am new here. I've been consistently lifting for about a year and a half at my local y. I'm not crazy strong but do workout very consistently. I recently joined a new gym and I'm very discouraged because their fancy body for measurement device called an inbody says I'm 35 percent body fat. I...

RealtorinCT‎, 08-08-2016 02:06 PM
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How to DECREASE quadzilla size

Hi everyone! Last year I bulked, then cut, and now am at maintenance. I put on 2 inches in my legs and a couple to my hips ( so butt grew). I didn't really want to get bigger. I wanted to stay the same size and bulk to gain muscle and cut to lose fat thus still saying the same size after its...

rachaelbutts‎, 08-22-2016 05:52 AM
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Is increasing weight always imporant for building muscle?

Good afternoon everyone :) I've always been focused a lot on numbers when it comes to lifting weights but then I notice that I plateau if I increase weight too often on most lifts. It's kind of un-motivating. Is it always necessary to increase weight every week or so? I've always believed that...

Suzan97‎, 08-29-2016 12:59 PM
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Body Dismorphia.

Hello all, Would like to get some advice. I'm a little worried about my girlfriend. She's 18 and she has body dismorphia. She told me she has it. She use to be 200lbs and in 9 months lost 40lbs. She says she's happy losing the weight but she doesn't see the results. She has recently...

crashoverride85‎, 08-29-2016 08:37 AM
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Stuborn cellulite - no muscle underneath?

Ok, so I've been at this now a while. I've seen results and I'm the smallest I've ever been measurements wise but a couple of kgs heavier than normal. I can see the top 2 of my abs and I still have a little bit of stubborn left on top of the bottom 4. My legs have seen the most - I had a lot of...

wakechica‎, 04-14-2012 01:44 PM
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Ladies, how much can you lift,,

Hi, I'm going to a small gym and it looks like i'm the only female there who lifts weights... When im lifting im surrounded by huge guys and i feel like im barely lifting anything, especially compared to them. So i was just wondering how much do you bench press, squat and dead lift, and how...

Hiedva‎, 08-02-2016 07:27 AM
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Learning to squat

I've had 5 children with each birth more difficult than the last. I also have a deep scoliosis that bends frontward as well as some other genetic issues like osteochondroma and knock knee, etc. During my last child's birth 3 years ago she was in severe distress and they pretty much pulled her out...

RealtorinCT‎, 08-29-2016 01:46 PM
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Lifting gloves

Hi all! I have small hands, even for a woman. I have purchased several "womens', small" gloves but they have all been too big for the palm area of my hands in addition to my wrists. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem and if they could recommend a good, "true" small size glove. In...

Mexitalian76‎, 08-29-2016 08:00 AM
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Intermittent fasting

Anyone done this before or 24 hour fast as a way to re-set? What do you do to combat hunger levels when they come on?

Misskitty91‎, Yesterday 06:47 AM
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Post Share your Gym Playlist

here is mine ,lets see yours ! James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine Joan Jett- do you wanna touch me Michael Jackson - Beat It KISS - I Love It Loud KISS - Let's Put The X In Sex Bruce Springsteen-Born In The U.S.A. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

Joan94‎, 08-29-2016 09:19 AM
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DOMS after Day 15 of Jamie Eason's Livefit

I have been lifting weights 2 times a week and doing cardio (running, etc.) 3 times a week for years. I just started Jamie Eason's LiveFit program and I am on Day 17. My legs are incredibly sore (crazy sore) from Day 15. I am concerned about doing legs tomorrow (Day 18) since I am weak with...

esedlock‎, 08-29-2016 09:07 AM
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Best time of day to workout

I was wondering if any of you have any personal input on when it is the best time to workout. I'm currently very busy with a job and summer intensive dance classes, so usually I find myself getting home around 4, taking a nap, making dinner, and then getting to the gym by about 6:30 or 7 for weight...

mspasdechat‎, 08-02-2011 01:27 PM
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Feeling discouraged, please help

Hello! I have been a longtime, on-and-off lurker here. I finally decided to post because, as the title says, I'm feeling discouraged and looking for advice and motivation. I recently attended my cousin's wedding and was shocked and dismayed by how flabby my physique looked in my dress. ...

Amy_Ant‎, 08-29-2016 04:39 PM
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How do curb period cravings?

I just took a nice long walk, got home and craved chocolate, and ate a bunch of M&Ms.... any tips on healthy things to eat instead of chocolate, etc. for period cravings? edit;; Ugh the typo in the title bothers me. oh well.

alegendawaits‎, 08-25-2016 06:00 PM
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reps and sets

hey, i recently started to be more serious with weight training and eating healthy. I most likely wonder about others squad, dead lifting and bench pressing skills.. especially other woman, since im the only female there who is lifting weights. I usually do 5x5, only dead lifting i do...

Hiedva‎, 08-27-2016 10:55 AM
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Getting started

Im only 16 but am beginning to build muscle i just am not sure of the amount of food i should be eating. If im looking to build muscle without gaining fat am i meant to have a caloric surplus, im clueless as to how many calories i should be eating a day.

Scarlettjacks‎, 08-27-2016 03:42 PM
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