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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. http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/112345639.html 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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 08:12 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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Former athlete looking to transition to bodybuilding

Hi everyone, first time poster looking for advice. So I have been interested in fitness competitions for awhile now but I was involved in collegiate athletics, so that took up all my time. Now that I've graduated, it's something I'd like to pursue seriously. I've done a lot of work on my own...

fn347‎, 03-30-2015 06:13 PM
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how to hop on board again

Hi well im not new to the forum because I keep on falling off the motivation wagon. Im 5'10 and 156 pounds im 25 years old, I want to lose the body fat. Im about 25 percent. My caloric intake is 1800 to 2000. I own a kindergarten im the owner/principal/teacher I work 50+ hours 6 days a week,...

mayasaie‎, 03-27-2015 12:52 PM
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Red face What weight lifting shoes are you wearing?

First time posting on the forums here! I watched a couple of videos on what type of shoe is ideal of what activity, but I want to know what shoes you girls are using for weightlifting and the reasons behind why you chose that shoe. Feel free to include photos too.

Geelani‎, 03-14-2015 07:36 AM
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When should I start bulking?

Hi everyone! I posted a few weeks ago with some great advice in response to my stalled weight loss. You all suggested I go buy a scale, I did that and it has made a tremendous difference! I have lost a few pounds already. So clearly my tracking was off as suggested. My question now is how low of a...

jehammer99‎, 03-26-2015 09:46 AM
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3 weeks out progress pics..opinions?

I posted a few weeks ago asking for opinions so just looking for some in the same...I am currently 2 weeks out now (these pics were taken last week) and 119 lbs and 17.2% according to in body test.

price2getmomfit‎, 03-28-2015 06:07 PM
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Contest prep dropout rate...how common is it?

In late January I began my journey to my first figure competition along with 4 other girls, all of whom have opted out by this point. In fairness I think I was the only girl who was aware of just how much dedication it takes, so I came in mentally prepared for the 2-a-days and the strict...

MelissaLauren‎, 03-25-2015 02:12 PM
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Body Fat Estimate please :)

Hey everybody! I'm new here. Been lifting weights for about a year. I'm trying to decide on a clear goal. I'm looking for muscular definition, do I lean out more or do I try bulking with minimal fat gains? I'll post a couple pics and would appreciate any advice as well as an estimate on my body fat...

Lindsey6‎, 03-30-2015 09:28 AM
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Advice on how to progress.

Hi all, I've worked out on and off over the past few years, finding real enjoyment in changing my previously unhealthy lifestyle of eating crap and sitting on my butt all day doing nothing. I've managed to drop my weight from 200lbs+ to my current weight of approximately 164lbs. I'm now looking...

Flexcetera‎, 03-29-2015 11:20 AM
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Smile Hello! Sorry another newbie question - training advice please

Hi All Well after months of visiting the site Ive finally registered and decided to post on the forum, I absolutely love BB.com and have picked up lots of hints and tips in the past. I have always been a very motivated gym bunny but this year decided to up my weight training in order to...

vanessa205‎, 03-30-2015 07:02 AM
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any female officers/enlisted/law enforcement here?

I'm going to begin training to become a security officer (G licensed) and am admittedly worried about how seriously I will be taken as a female. I am pretty small framed and short 5'4 120 lbs. Not super skinny but definitely not as big as I would like to be. I want to gain upper body mass and...

oatmeal4dinner‎, 03-24-2015 07:27 AM
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Detox Tea and High protein meals for Gym

Well my fiance's got this bootea detox tea and they've also got a sort of eating plan with no meat. Check it out if you wish Question is, she's starting gym next week, looking to get lean, as well as lose the bit of fat on her belly and get some muscle. She's got her protein, & creatine. What...

emmpii8‎, 03-25-2015 01:22 PM
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Red face Sorry..more annoying newbie questions.. women please help!

Hi, hope this is in right section!!! If not please tell me how to move it. Long time lurker, newbie here. (Always felt a little self consious posting here) Two questions that I can't seem to work out on my own, I'm hoping someone can help me with. (I'm 165cm tall, weigh about 60.5kg...

newmenewbie‎, 03-26-2015 02:06 PM
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Best training programme

Hey guys, ive decided to convert from a cardio monkey to full on weight lifting. So my question is could you please suggest a good beginners weight lifitng programme? This is what i've been seeing on the forums, i feel like it doesn't incorporate enough exercises like lunges abs etc ---->>>>> ...

Chapmansbody‎, 03-29-2015 07:00 PM
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Talking Post-Op and Beginner Lifter- Nutrition and Starting Questions

Hello All, I had an arthroscopic hip surgery on my left hip on October 1st (2014). Prior to surgery I was unable to walk on that leg for about 2 years, so I have only been able to work out on and off during that time. I also have muscle atrophy in my left leg because I was unable to use it, but...

HipGirlLifts88‎, 03-29-2015 04:58 PM
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Types of Barbells?

Hi I'm a beginner at strength training and I'm struggling which barbell I have to use for which exercise. At my gym there is a barbell stack with around twenty barbells, chromes and blacks, different lengths and different weights. (I think some are also olympic weightlifting bars, not sure...

mietz‎, 03-27-2015 08:55 AM
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How much weight do you start with?

I am just beginning my weight lifting journey. I am weak! I have a hard time doing 50lb arm raises after 2 reps of 12. I can squat with around 50lbs also. Do I just continue to stick with this or add more weight and less reps to increase my strength>? What was your story in adding more weight...

ashleya0930‎, 03-26-2015 09:37 AM
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Weak during period

Does being on your period make you weaker in weight lifting? Today I saw massive drops in my strength. Everything I had to alter and take down in pounds and I was sweating like crazy. I just assumed it was because I am first day in my period, but just wanted to make sure. Also why would this...

mybestgirl‎, 09-16-2006 06:47 PM
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Skinny fat.. Clean bulk? Bulk? Or Cut?

Okay guys and ladies... I'm a 5'02" girl.. around 15.8% body fat (according to an online calculator) and weigh 92.5 lbs (42 kg). I've been on an ABS oblique and cardio exercise, just now starting my 2nd week. But I got a little discouraged after seeing myself in a picture (skinny and still with...

Raciram90‎, 03-27-2015 08:46 AM
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Unhappy Lower back injury from deadlifting

Hi! I need a little advice. I'm 5'1 120ish lbs. I've been lifting for a few years but just doing different routines. Not really any goal in mind except not getting fat:) basically I did a recomp in 4 years without realizing that's what I was doing. I stayed at 120ish. Anyway my concern is that I...

Masmich‎, 03-27-2015 09:53 AM
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Shaking but no burn

When your working out hard and you feel no burn really but your legs are shaking will you still get good results??

zebuza2‎, 03-26-2015 10:08 PM
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Need to put my female friend on a program.

I haven't read much on female training. So, could you guys help me out? My friend is 24 and 52 kgs. She wants to get fitter. Please point me towards a good program. Thank you. :)

runningregime‎, 03-27-2015 01:03 AM
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BODY HAIR: Best way to remove it?

Hi all, I'm a guy, but I thought this'd be the best place to get help. Okay, so I've tried removing my leg hairs by plucking them, but when I do this I'm left with red spots where I've plucked the hair and it looks terrible... so I tried using a razor without shaving cream and then I get razor...

MoonWalker0‎, 03-25-2015 02:05 AM
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Exclamation New to the weight section: HELP!

A little bit about me: 21 years old Female Height: 5'2" Weight: 155 Body Fat %: 20.6% (measured by rep at campus gym) Goal: lose weight and tone up.

ShelbysBBG‎, 03-26-2015 01:42 PM
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Can't lose lower pooch! Help!!!

I am approximately 5' 4" and weigh between 120-124 lbs. I have been following workouts from Jim Stoppani's Short-cut to shred. I take GNC women's ripped vitapak every day, Gnc amplified wheyabolic extreme 60 (3 scoops) post workout and the following is roughly my diet: 5 am---oats 1/2 cup(raw)...

hodjiema‎, 03-24-2015 02:39 PM
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Unhappy skinny fat, do I bulk or cut first?

I'm 5'8 and 133 pounds with out an ounce of muscle on me, I ultimately want to be lean, toned and have a nice amount of muscle ( preferably in the bum because it is currently a saggy pancake) but I'm not too sure if I should bulk or cut first. On one hand I want to lose my stomach and love handles...

lorfit‎, 03-25-2015 07:53 PM
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