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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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Lifting shoes

Hi, I'm on the lookout for some shoes for weight training. I think I would like one of those "crossfitter type" shoes like Nike Metcon or Reebok Nano. I'm not interested in heeled lifting shoes or Chuck Taylors. The problem is, I have very narrow feet - do you know of a good alternative to the...

oddinary‎, Today 03:39 AM
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Building muscle while breastfeeding

Hi! I'm currently nursing my one and a half year old son and I've finally gotten to a good weight where I can start building some muscle. Does anyone have any idea what supplements I can take to do this? If not supplements, what would be the most realistic way of achieving this? I'm trying to gain...

Alexa128‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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Smile I can front squat but can't back squat.

Hi there, My legs have always been the weakest part of my body which is weird! About 8 months ago I started to focus on my legs training them twice a week. However I can't even squat the bar by itself without my upper body leaning too much forward. I tried the front squat and that was no...

Cam78‎, Yesterday 02:11 PM
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Where do you hold fat?

Just a mini gripe.. my shoulders and chest keep getting leaner, but my abs and upper thighs have stalled. I guess it's just how my body naturally carries fat, but I want leaner abs, not more veins on my shoulders and striations on my chest! Anyone else want to complain with me so I'm not alone?...

TMStepanik‎, Yesterday 08:33 AM
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Leg Presses - what weight do you do?

I've recently just started going to the gym. Did some strength training for thighs and butt today and found that I quite like the 'leg press' machine. Just wondering if you use it and if so, what weight do you do it on and how many reps/sets before you get tired?

kdot28‎, 03-15-2010 03:02 PM
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Can someone give me an estimate on bf% please

I tried calipers but they're putting me at 31%. I don't know if I'm doing them right. Hoping for some estimates from you all. I"m upset that I could be 31% I"m 5'3 117 pounds. My waist is 27.5" and stomach 29 inches.

mamaherrera‎, Yesterday 12:54 PM
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10 Ways You're Consuming More Calories Than You Think

This hit home for me - mostly because I used to be one of those people who were eating 1200 calories a day and couldn't lose weight. At that time, I didn't track vegetables or condiments, and I eyeballed everything. For all of you who think you are stalled at a low calorie intake... Read it, learn...

anandagirl‎, Yesterday 01:00 PM
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Cool Girls-What is the Stupidest thing anyone has told you about lifting?

I was told this past weekend by my Aunt who is an RN (from back in the day, mind you. No education in over 20 years), that I should be careful lifting heavy weights or I could prolapse my uterus.

rwrynn‎, 06-05-2016 06:17 PM
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Guys Staring at the Gym..How do you take it?

First let me say there's a difference between staring, and noticing. For example, I never stare at women at the gym when they're stretching/exercising, mainly because I don't want to be seen as a weirdo or pervert or anything like that, but I'm sorry, when a woman with a nice body comes in with a...

Swole-N-Htown‎, 08-29-2008 10:02 PM
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Red face Hit new PR's last few days at gym

Hi all, Last night was chest night and I have been benching again for the past month or so. Started out using the smith machine and then two weeks ago switched to the regular bench and bar. While using the smith machine I was only doing 50 pounds just counting the plates and not the bar. I...

lherman‎, Yesterday 07:30 AM
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Lose weight first and then build muscle?

Im 27 years old 5'6 175 pounds. 36DD, hips-45in, waist-32in. Im screwed LoL. I guess Im overweight according to the internet. I honestly dont look overweight when you see me. In September of 2014 I weighed between 145-150 lbs based off my memory. Fast forward July 2016 im 175 lbs. How the hell can...

dandoun89‎, 07-25-2016 12:05 PM
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Unhappy Struggling....

I appreciate any comments, as I know this kind of stuff can get tiresome for the advanced members. I am struggling with how my body is responding to weight training. I don't have any trouble putting on muscle(please, I am not saying I am miracle of science and put on massive muscle so no...

BigKitty1‎, 07-21-2016 08:02 AM
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What are yours floor press (or bench press) : squat ratios?

I've noticed my FP:SQ ratio is 1. I always thought legs should be stronger than the arms and the ratio maybe more like 0,5 or 0,75? I don't have a bench at home, so I do floor presses instead. Post your ratios and add a comment of which exercises (ex. BP/SQ or FP/SQ).

Tarantulala‎, 07-16-2016 04:58 AM
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Eating too little or too much? Or just impatient?

I am currently trying to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy while also trying to increase my fitness. I work out 5 to 6 days a week (3 to 4 days a week of weight training) along with a few cardio sessions (mostly outdoor mountain biking for enjoyment but it is a very high calorie burn). I...

momchasingfit‎, 07-25-2016 04:45 PM
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Posture, posing, and pain. help!

I'm get fed up with muscle tightness. In particular, my hip flexors and traps are super tight (likely from my desk job). I stretch after every workout and most evenings, but nothing seems to help. How do you prevent muscle tightness when lifting? How do you get that beautiful stage-ready...

chicky74‎, 07-25-2016 08:07 AM
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Carb Cycling Question

I am currently cutting on 1700 cals (145g Protein, 145g Carbs, 60g Fat). It was going well for awhile, losing about 1.3 lbs per week..... and then I just got ravenous hunger and succumbed. :-/ I would be able to stick to my macros for a few days and then go way over. Since I noticed this pattern...

SMB2003‎, Yesterday 07:20 AM
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Morally ambiguous gym question

As some of you know, I've lately switched my focus from running/swimming (triathlon stuff) to lifting. I love it--I feel so much more comfortable in my skin and more satisfied with my energy and strength day-to-day, and my entire friend group can see it and is impressed (especially when I do...

shesprints‎, 07-16-2016 05:53 AM
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Do you spend more time working on your lower body?

how much time do you all spend on lower body workout compared to upper body on gym days ?

roxie411‎, 07-20-2016 09:10 PM
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My challenge

Hiya! New to this but need some advice. I am a runner, however want to gain muscle as am sick of being very weak! I have just started squatting Very light (25) but I want to be able to double that by mid October. Is that possible? What would be the best way to do that? I have quite a small frame at...

amy087‎, 07-24-2016 12:00 AM
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Intermittent Fasting for Women

Hi all, I don't exactly know where to post this but I think the Nutrition section is apt. I'd like to know if "intermittent fasting" is generally safe for females. I've been experimenting on the kind of diet that suits my body. I've tried a mix of paleo, counting macros, low carb, and even if...

orientcoyote‎, 10-03-2013 07:02 PM
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Red face Transitions from cut to bulk. Nutrition help?

Hey! I've been cutting for SO long eating at 1,400. It's finally time to go the other direction so I can gain some muscle. I did a RMR test and it showed my BMR at 1,685 and my maintainence to be 2,300. I plan on going about 200 over mantainence. I've always told myself when I do start a...

BryanChristie‎, 07-24-2016 05:02 AM
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Help with squats - inner thigh issues

I'm currently 190#, I've been squatting for almost 2 years now. Every time I get up to 165 or 170#, since last november, I injure my inner thigh or groin area (take 2-4 wx off, drop to 135, etc). So it's happened 3 or 4 times now. I did some research, and a study found taht the stress on teh...

rambor888‎, 07-09-2016 10:34 PM
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Going from skinny-fat to lean and cut.

Hey all- So I come from a long history of an unhealthy body image and different eating disorders and I'm finally in a place where I'm ready to crack down and treat my body like it deserves. However, I am still suffering the physical effects of that history. I at one point lost a lot of weight...

nevrofuture‎, 07-22-2016 11:01 PM
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I cannot find my journal thread

hey just wondering where my journeling thread is at? I didn't want to start a new thread. Thanks.

MadAlice‎, 07-22-2016 07:59 PM
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Struggle with Losing Fat

I know that you will say since I've had an eating disorder for 25 years that I should seek professional help, but please be aware that I have for years and that I just end up getting overweight when I see these so-called eating disorder nutritionists and therapists. They put me on 2500 calories...

deadliftbrah19‎, 06-21-2016 03:18 PM
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