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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: 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: 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 02:51 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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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 03:07 PM
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Amputated but Motivated

Hi there! I got my story in some other sections but thought that maybe my story could help motivated some of you! I used to be an overweight kid, 220+pounds for 5f6...not great I lost about 110 pounds and ended up scrawny, I was mainly just running and doing push ups and stuff... Then I...

Icepray‎, 07-26-2015 02:42 PM
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2 year progress - What can I improve?

Hi all, Thanks to your help, I have made lifting a priority and have been consistent for almost 2 years. I definitely hit some snags (not lifting heavy enough, not eating enough, eating too much etc...), but I am wondering what you think of my progress so far. Should I be lifting heavier (i.e....

chicky74‎, Today 10:08 AM
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Scrawny legs, fat stomach! Help!

I am a complete newbie here, so bear with me if I say something stupid please. I have had legs that I consider smaller than average since I was a teen. They make me very self conscious. I don't wear shorts, skirts, or dresses because I don't like to show my legs. I wear pants all year round and...

busybee15‎, Yesterday 05:49 PM
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MACRO Help - More calories? Beginning a weight loss journey

Some background: After years of crash dieting and losing 20 lbs and gaining 30+ back each time, I'm done! About 3 weeks ago, I started working with a personal trainer and tracking everything I'm eating. I've been doing IIFYM with mostly "clean" eating, but treats to keep me sane and on track. ...

xNatKat‎, 07-31-2015 12:46 PM
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I hate my body..

Hello all, I am new to this forum and am desperately seeking help in losing weight and fat. A little bit about my background - growing up i have always been overweight, at 5'2", my highest weight was about 170lbs...over the last 5 years or so, i have slowly lost the weight by changing the way i...

iwantabs888‎, 07-31-2015 07:08 AM
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New Here, not sure where to post this?

Hello, I'm a 30 year old female. For the last 3 weeks I have been in a cutting phase, trying to lose fat. I am currently doing meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch with snacks like cucumbers/hummus or a baggy of walnuts in between for snacks. I've just added a BCAA drink to help with...

Evikecor‎, 07-31-2015 09:18 AM
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Endometriosis.

Hello. I am a 40 year old woman, have been doing bodybuilding for the past 20 years and tennis and cycling my whole life. The problem is I 've been suffering from a medical condition called endometriosis which causes pelvic pain and heavy mestruation, also bleeding between periods. Constant...

Thessafemale‎, 07-29-2015 11:04 PM
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Question about soreness

Hi all! I've been working out for about a month or two now and have been on and off with soreness for this while and am now wondering what this means. I am aware that soreness is a sign that you worked yourself hard and is your body repairing itself ... but does this mean that if you're not...

dara427‎, 07-30-2015 08:56 AM
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Squats and deadlift variations for a hurt back?

Obviously can still workout but definitely want those compound movements but the least straining on the back please! Thanks!

runliftandlove‎, 07-31-2015 03:14 PM
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Haven't been able to workout this week - keep feeling ill/faint...

I did some HIIT on the treadmill last Saturday and later began feeling something in my throat. Possibly catching a cold. Went out to run a mile on the track on Sunday and again, began feeling like possibly catching a cold. Tuesday, I felt the same, something in my throat and some body fatigue, but...

TrainBetter‎, Yesterday 04:16 PM
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Question Implants. Am I making a mistake? Upper body workouts

I'm not elite or a body builder but I just adore my relationship with weights. I weigjt lift x6 time a week and pretty heavy. I'd hate to have to alter my workout regime just to compensate for my implants. I'd only be gettig 290CC which is a small implant. Does this make a difference? My surgery is...

Csbbxo‎, Yesterday 01:40 AM
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Not sure if I belong but I desperately need help

I look at all of the pictures, read all of the stories and feel so out of place. I am the ultimate newbie. As a teenager, I was so active and fit. I danced, did karate, gymnastics, track, and basic lifting...and then I went to college and the weight started to pile on. I am now 34, 5'11' 344 lbs...

Divineambition‎, 07-29-2015 07:10 PM
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Poll Poll: Figuring out how to do a recomp

I'm 19 years old, 5'4" and ~114 lbs with 18% BF. I'd like to gradually gain lean mass and get to about 15-16% BF, but since I do not want to gain fat that'll only cover my current muscle definition, I don't think a bulk is right for me. I also don't want to lose more fat in fear that I'll look...

gymratgirl04‎, 07-30-2015 11:43 PM
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HIIT/Tabata

How do I know if my treadmill pace is really fast enough when doing HIIT/Tabata?

jevansdavis‎, 07-25-2015 03:46 PM
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losing around 8 kg through diet and strength training, without cardio ?

I'm 21 , 162 cm and around 57 kg. I'd like to get to 49-48 kg. I used to be skinny until I went to college in 2013, and gained 10 kg, and then last summer(2014) I kind of starved myself( I ate less than 1000 calories) and did a lot of cardio, which made me lose weight very quickly, which was...

Sofiaa94‎, 07-30-2015 08:01 AM
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PHUL vs. Push/Pull/Legs - Bulking Workout Plan

I have been researching and trying to find the best plan to use for my bulk this fall. Currently I'm considering the PHUL plan or Nick Ludlow's Push/Pull/Legs plan. (Both programs can be found on Muscle and Strength's website by googling their title). Does anyone have experience with either of...

letsgetfit321‎, 07-22-2015 07:33 PM
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Question I'm Not Sure Where to Even Begin!

Hey guys! I'm so happy to have found a place to talk openly about my difficulties figuring this whole "work out" thing out! :) I'm 25 years old and have played sports my entire life to stay fit. When life got busier, I was forced to give up playing sports in exchange for a quick hour at the...

allisonmdoyle‎, 07-30-2015 06:27 PM
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Thumbs up Gain muscle loose fat???

Hey would be gratefull for some advice, i am a skinny fat build and carry alot of fat on my hips ass etc but no muscle, so im trying to build my muscles and lower the fat. I have been trying for a long time now but the only changes i see is a bit more fat on my arms and stomach, but no muscle what...

musclecandy‎, 07-22-2015 02:53 PM
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Trouble finding caloric deficit?

Hey you guys, so I've been having a bit of trouble trying to find my caloric deficit. Here are my current stats: 22 years old, 5'3 (160cm), 140lbs (63.5kgs). I've read the nutrition stickies and I'm just a little confused on what I'm doing wrong in order to find my true deficit. According to the...

gorideabike‎, 07-30-2015 05:47 AM
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Smile diastasis recti anyone?

Hi all - not new to the bb.com site or bodyspace, but new to using the forums. I had my daughter in October 2009 and have a diastasis recti from that time. Has anyone else dealt with this? Were you able to "repair" it on your own? I know you can have surgery, but I've also read of others "closing...

Dimps24‎, 05-29-2015 05:26 AM
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Help!! Can You Get Stronger Doing The Same Routine ???

I've always been a very tiny girl (5 feet, 88 lbs) and for as long as I can remember very weak. I'm 21 now and I've just recently started going to the gym in hopes of getting stronger and bigger but mostly just stronger, thankfully I have noticed a difference in my body from when I first started...

ssxxo‎, 07-31-2015 01:57 AM
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Losing breast size and shape

Hi everyone, I have very important question I hope if can find someone to answer me. I'm 31 years women I started to train since 8 years ago I used to have very nice breast shape, even the people around me was asking if I did plastic surgery but I never did it. Before 2 years ago I lost my...

MaramGadri‎, 07-31-2015 03:42 AM
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Can't get my squat form down!

Read up every possible thing I could do for high bar squats. Big breath (breathe air into lower back, chest out, knees out, push through midst, squeeze gluten on ascent, neutral head position, etc.) Heck, I even read on anatomy about what stance width would be best for me. Here, I am doing high...

jiaxie97‎, 07-18-2015 12:00 PM
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For those who need/want to take a break from weight training...A thread to vent.

Please share your stories!! Come to vent, ask questions, express your feelings, help others. You may be buff tough women, but we all still beat ourselves up for feeling like we aren't working out enough, and we all know what it feels like to think we are ugly when we are not. Kind of my story(so...

superbuffchick‎, 05-19-2015 06:24 PM
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Question I'm so confused!

Hi guys, I started on my journey to gain muscle two months ago. I would say I made some progress (as in by how much weight I can now lift compared to before) and I am starting to see muscle definition. I weigh 108 lbs at 5'4.5. The only thing that I am confused about is my nutrition. I've...

EuphoriaHealth‎, 07-29-2015 07:40 PM
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