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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: 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: 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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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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I have recently made a decision to start training to compete in figure. I have worked out on a regular basis and ate healthy for a long time now, but committing to a competition is completely new for me. The thing is, I am hesitant to tell me boyfriend. He hasn't exactly been supportive about my...

rockymtncowgirl‎, 10-07-2015 06:21 AM
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Any ladies who train glutes regularly & have a square shaped bum?

I have been training about 3 years now, maybe 1.5 of those training 'properly' i.e. bikini athlete style workouts, 5-6 day split and training legs (glutes focused) 2x per week. I've had great results and I am generally pleased with my body, althouhg everyone has some parts that need more work than...

natalieoneill‎, Today 06:13 AM
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Smile diastasis recti anyone?

Hi all - not new to the 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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Red face xpost: Jeans

Initially I posted in the Misc forum and not sure that's the right spot considering the replies haha ladies... what jeans/pants do you buy? I'm looking for something for a big booty, small waist, and room in the thighs to prevent circulation problems. I hate high rise and hate the...

AlexahG223‎, Yesterday 02:13 PM
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What are the best cross training shoes?

I'm doing Body Beast & there's only 1 cardio day a week so about 90% of the time I'm doing upper workouts & legs (squats, DLs, etc). I'm looking at the inov-8 bare xf, new balance minimus & vibrams five. Any good recommendations? I currently wear a size 7.5 in my old Nike frees. So with the ones I...

LuvFelicia‎, Yesterday 05:58 PM
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Thumbs up Macros for the PEAR body - higher fats or carbs?

Macro counting is so awesome! I love the flexibility it gives in my clean macro lifestyle but I'm struggling with finding the correct amount of macros of my body. I'm a big believer that you should eat for your body type but there is so much information out there that I'm more confused than ever....

goneriding243‎, 10-07-2015 05:34 PM
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Exhaustion after workouts

I did legs today (1 hour of deadlifts, leg press, hamstring curls, etc) and it was three hours ago but I'm still so exhausted, I feel like I need someone else just to hand me a friggin glass of water lol. Is it normal to feel so wiped out? I've only eaten about 800 calories so far today because I...

manicrose‎, 10-05-2015 04:16 PM
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Exclamation HELP LADIES! Pants with Pockets? : )

Hi ladies! Iím looking for a pair of comfy pants I can lift in with pockets to put my cellphone/chap stick in thatís preferably not black (dog owner probs). Can you ladies recommend something for me? I saw Under Armour has a couple cute styles and same with Puma. Sweatpants or light weight...

harleytigress‎, Yesterday 01:25 PM
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Who's your favorite..?

Hey ladies, anyone have a favorite YouTube channel to watch for fitness videos? I love finding people with good informational videos along with workouts and obviously fun food recipes cus I'm always looking to spice up my meals in new ways. :) anyone have a favorite that they love watching? Doesn't...

kgraziano13‎, 10-06-2015 05:47 PM
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Building Muscle while losing Fat/Weight

Hey Guys! I am postpartum about 8 months now and have lost most of my baby weight 173 to 120-122. Before getting pregnant i was very involved in lifting, but had complications during my pregnancy and had to stop lifting at around 30 weeks. Obviously i lost a substantial amount of muscle mass and...

exxohhashh‎, Yesterday 07:10 AM
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Ladies: What was your biggest fear about weight-lifting and how did you overcome it?

I'm always trying to convince other women to lift so hoping some background / experience from other women will help me to assist them in tackling their fears. Any and all answers are appreciated!

missladyj‎, 09-10-2015 02:35 PM
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Opinions on Jim Stoppani's Shortcut to Shred...

I have been bulking since May of this year and have put on a satisfying amount of muscle mass, however, I'm going on a cruise in December and would like to cut before then. I noticed Jim Stoppani's, "Shortcut to Shred" program on here and was wondering if anyone else had tried this with good...

doiron14‎, 10-16-2014 10:09 AM
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Help! Is my current program right for my goals?

Hey guys, First post here. I really need some expert advice. Over the last 6 months I've been trying to gain muscle in my legs and butt, but at the same time staying lean and even losing a bit of fat. What's got me a bit confused is the calories needed for gains vs calories for losing fat. I'm...

ClappyTrappy‎, 10-07-2015 04:19 PM
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Need some advice on nutrition please

Hello! First off, let me introduce myself. I'm Isabel and I'm 21. I've been lifting for 10 months now and I've progressed quite a lot considering that a year ago I was eating under 1200 kcal and running on the treadmill every day obsessing over the calories burnt. I was never anorexic or bulimic...

isabelcosta‎, 10-07-2015 05:13 PM
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Unhappy Not sure if I should do the cardio in my program

Hey! I'm 178cm 57kg and the calculator told me I'm 25% Mesomorph and 63% Ectomorph. I got a fitness program from fitnessblender, it's the FBBooty 4 week program but there's cardio in it, and HIIT, most seem leg focused but with my body and me being thin already I'm wondering if I should leave...

jessiemendes‎, 10-07-2015 05:53 AM
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Added weights and gaining weight

I was always a cardio person, for over 25 years all I did was cardio, classes, walking, walk/running. As I got older I recognized that I needed some weights to keep from losing shape and form. The skin was starting to droop around my knees, I stopped that with weighted squats. The skin around the...

Bozldy‎, 10-05-2015 07:35 AM
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Meet Helle Trevino Saturday Oct 10th at FitCon Expo in Pomona CA

Heyday Footwear is pumped to have female bodybuilding super star Helle Trevino at our booth at Fit Con in Pomona, CA this Saturday October 10th! She'll be signing autographs, and answering your training questions, and we'll have love the new Heyday Footwear styles available to buy right at the...

DarinHager‎, 10-07-2015 08:24 AM
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Red face Any ladies with similar goals? ?

Hello. I just had my baby 8 weeks ago. I lost all of the baby weight but my body composition is so different. Im 5'3". I went from a 122 pounder to having a decent bum and some abs to a 122 pounder with love handles and no bum. I would like to get my body fat percentage down to about 18% .. im...

lilayzianmami‎, 10-05-2015 01:25 PM
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Can I Bulk Already or WHAT? Need Help.

I'm 5'4", 130ish pounds. I've lost 30+ pounds lifting in a deficit, spent some time in maintenance, and am currently trying to lean out some more for a bulk. The problem is, I am working so hard trying to be in a deficit but I am just NOT losing. It's been about 6 weeks. This is frustrating for...

StevieMaria‎, 10-02-2015 06:43 AM
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Cardio & Muscle

Hello, another nooby question from me! This is something that's been bothering me and I've read a lot about the subject but there's tons of conflicting information. Basically, my situation is as follows: I lift heavy and also do boxing, 5 days a week for both. I separate the workouts with several...

GirlOfSteelx‎, 10-05-2015 10:51 AM
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First Figure Competition - 7 1/2 Months out

Hi All! So I've decided to take the plunge and compete in my first figure competition (Aiming for May), But i have no idea where to start. Right now my diet is 40:40:20 ratio 40% Protein and Carbs and 20% Fat. Weight lifting consists of Super-sets, some isolation movements with shorter rest...

watsonma23‎, 10-06-2015 05:48 AM
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Eating enough to build

Sorry if this is a newbie question...Starting on the 19th (after my vacation) I plan on 'bulking'. I figured up about 2000-2100 calories is what I'll need but I have an issue. Unless I eat junk, I'm having a really hard time with that much food. I'm trying to maintain right now and get about...

jcarlino28‎, 10-06-2015 11:21 AM
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Leg/Glute Workout at Bev's Powerhouse Gym

I'm going to train legs/glutes at Bev's tomorrow and I know they have some really awesome leg machines that most gyms do not have. Does anyone have a fun leg/glute workout that they enjoy doing at that gym specifically?? Thanks!

slk06c‎, 10-06-2015 09:19 AM
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Would you pay someone to do your meal preps for you?

I ask for a reason and am interested to hear the response

LyssieDoll88‎, 06-02-2014 10:35 AM
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Unhappy Does this workout/diet plan seem realistic?

I'm 5'3", currently weighing 123 pounds with about 22% of bodyfat. I would like to get down to about 18% of bodyfat..possibly around 115 pounds. I am 8 weeks postpartum though and I am breastfeeding. Ive been eating 1900 calories this past week. Ive lost nearly an inch on my belly, but my...

lilayzianmami‎, 10-05-2015 05:24 PM
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