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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 08:22 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 08:25 PM
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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 03:19 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 05:20 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 01:51 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 01:26 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 04:17 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 03:14 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 09:12 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 04:07 PM
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Need some general guidance/ advice about my body

So... I've been struggling with a few different things regarding my body, and I could really use some pointers from some people on here who have more knowledge on the topic than I do. For starters, I am a 19 year old female; 5'5 and fluctuating between 121-123 lbs. I eat very well, and am lightly...

Cmitchell737‎, Today 01:56 AM
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Red face Fitness & Relationships

Hi ladies! How does your fitness regimen affect your relationships? My boyfriend and I LOVE being "foodies." We like to try new restaurants and cuisines all the time. We critique the meals, and really just enjoy being served and talking. Eating really is one of the ways we bond with each other....

twiggiedoll‎, Yesterday 02:29 PM
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Unhappy I need help!

Okay, so I'm 22, 5'7 and about 127-130 lbs. My problem: No matter how clean I eat and how frequently I go to the gym- I am not losing ANY fat from my upper-body! No matter how much I eat, I never gain weight anywhere else except my upper-body. (Stomach, breasts, love-handles, and the...

LoveUsername‎, 03-04-2015 05:42 PM
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Question Do I have to follow a professional workout plan to be successful?

Hi ladies, Six months ago, I decided it was time to change my sedentary lifestyle and finally lose the extra fat I had acquired from school and general laziness/poor diet. So one day I just started going to the gym. I didn't really have a plan at that point, I just went in an started doing...

xinglx60‎, 02-12-2015 07:27 PM
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New to Lifting: 13lb. Weight Gain in a little over a month. Is this normal?

Good Morning All, I was looking to see if I could get some help or input since I am new to weightlifting and was hoping to get some answers about what I've noticing. Between June 2011 and December of 2014 I lost almost 150lbs. going from 300+ down to around 150lb. True I lost weight but ended up...

NLud4118‎, Yesterday 08:15 AM
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Can I do these exercises each day

I do crunches and sit ups for abs and squats and lunges for my legs with weights for both. I increase the difficulty each day by doing more and I also have rest days for each exercise. is this ok?

jparadis20‎, Yesterday 03:00 PM
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1 hr of cardio everyday and weight training 3X a week

Hi, these are the averages from the two TANITA print out the last time I got measured (2.5 weeks ago): Height: 5'5 Weight: 121.8 lbs BMI: 20.3 Fat: 12.59% Fat Mass: 15.7 (14.4 and 17.0) FFM: 104.8 and 107.4 TBW: 76.8 and 78.6 BMR: 1365kcal

marthonbunny‎, 03-04-2015 02:21 PM
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BUSY gym and waiting on equipment

I hate that it seems like my gym got way busier this year than ever. I hate HATE going early in the morning so I go after work but I might just have to now. The gym is packed and I usually don't have an issue waiting on equipment but I waited over an hour today for the squat rack. I did other...

chelle21689‎, 03-03-2015 08:17 PM
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Bloating after ab workout...?

Hey All! Every time I work abs (once or twice a month) I notice bloating in my stomach the next day, and it lasts for days... It's a noticeable bulge and i'm trying to figure out what could be causing it, and what I can take for it to go away faster. After all, I work hard to have a flat stomach...

SierraLee0130‎, Yesterday 01:39 PM
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Smile Want to build my butt, Can someone please make me a workout routine!?

I'm very active and i eat very healthy, however I'm just naturally skinny. I do have a nice perky butt, i just wish it were rounder and bigger. Can somebody please construct a weekly routine to build my butt? I have access to a squat rack & barbell, I also have resistance bands and ankle weights. I...

alexiakierstyn‎, 03-04-2015 08:14 PM
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8 Weeks Pregnant, need to get fitness back - safely!

Hi, I've had a look at the 'pregnancy' threads on the forum, but couldn't see one for my specific Q, please feel free to redirect me if I've missed an answer on this already - any advice from this brilliant site would be greatly appreciated :) So I found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm...

NjWi‎, 03-04-2015 04:37 AM
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Intuitive Eating versus Macro Counting

Hi ladies! I have a question concerning intuitive eating versus counting macros and calories. Until a few months ago, I had been intuitively eating for about 4 months. Coming from someone with an eating disordered background, this was amazing to me as I managed to completely separate food from...

sigen92‎, 03-01-2015 07:40 AM
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Can't squat so now what?

Can't do squats, knee is screwed up (arthritis) so what to do...squats are a huge staple in the gym, trying to find alternative things to do that don't put ridic amounts of pressure on my knees. Is my lower half doomed to look crap now? What are the next best exercises? ( I have access to a lot of...

BB26‎, Yesterday 04:04 AM
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Is a size 12-14 really average in America??

This idea came to mind when I heard about Sport's Illustrated's first plus size model http://www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPost/posts/10152836243696130 Everyone seemed pretty upset that she was considered plus size bra use they see her as "average" and she is bigger than a size 12. I'm a size 4...

chelle21689‎, 02-08-2015 01:25 PM
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Red face Workout music

Hi everyone, Just wondering what everyone listens to at the gym? Can anyone recommend any radio channels or apps and albums that are good to work out to? I've exhausted all my playlists and am starting to get bored. I normally enjoy listening to either heavy metal or anything with a fast beat....

cmmurrell28‎, 04-24-2014 01:07 AM
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Starting weight training, any pointers welcomed.

Hello! I'm new to bodyspace and I'm just starting with weight training, I have been doing cardio for several years. I usually do 45 - 60 minutes 5 times a week on the elliptical and sometimes the treadmill. While my stamina and cardio is very good, I think actually changing my body will take...

KatRambo‎, 02-26-2015 05:57 PM
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Angry Getting fit after a baby! Help!

I'd like to get into the body building world, and need help starting out. I've never been huge on exercise, and have always been in the larger side. At one time I weighted 300 lbs, and then somehow I lost 100 lbs, but then I had a baby, and all of it come tumbling back into my life. I love weight...

missymarie214‎, 02-20-2015 07:10 AM
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Dropping weight and cellulite appears to have increased

AS you drop more fat, is it normal to see some cellulite appear as you are dropping? Don't know if that makes sense or not. But even though my legs have gotten smaller, it appears that some dimples are also appearing?

Paintballchick‎, 03-02-2015 01:16 PM
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Thumbs up Best. Rejection. Ever!

A guy on Tinder told me that I'm TOO muscley! I'M ON CLOUD NINE!!!! Is there a higher compliment? Not today! 13 WEEKS OUT TO FIRST WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE COMPETITION!!!

LyssieDoll88‎, 03-02-2015 01:42 PM
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Trying to cut..help?

I'm 120 pounds & 5'3.. I've been trying to put on muscle by eating at maintenance since I'm a "newbie" at this, but not a lot of luck.. Since summer is around the corner I want to start cutting instead of trying to bulk.. Will these macros work: 1200 cal, 120g carbs, 27g fat, 120g protein. Will...

kkayleecurran‎, 03-02-2015 12:54 PM
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Red face Need honest feedback on progress!

I am competing in my first NPC bikini competition in a little over 6 weeks. It isn't allowing me to post pictures on this post, however I just posted some progress pictures ranging from 18 weeks out to 7 weeks out on my page. I am relaxed, not flexing in any of the photos except the two that I am...

price2getmomfit‎, 02-26-2015 09:30 PM
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Need some help figuring out my ideal "category" for my first show and....

Some tips on interviewing a nutritionist. I have a few local nutritionists + a local pro level bodybuilder I met at the gym that I will be talking to this week in regards to helping me design a nutrition plan to gear up for my first competition.. What questions should I ask to test their knowledge...

Psychdockelly‎, 11-13-2014 08:22 AM
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Contest Prep

So I'm 2 weeks out from my first bikini contest. So of course I'm in the cutting stage. I'm feeling flat and not seeing definition. Is that normal to feel that way so close to the day? This is all new to me and I don't know what to expect!

Jacyhowe‎, 03-01-2015 08:52 AM
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gaining body fat??!!

Hi, I am quite new to this and really confused! I started a new workout/diet regime 2 weeks ago - the weight exercises i have been doing are on the advice of a PT at the gym and change of eating habits is going well........... so basically looking for advice on whey i am gaining body fat but...

louise1405‎, 03-02-2015 07:10 AM
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