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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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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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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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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, Yesterday 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, Today 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, Yesterday 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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Views on Fighter Diet Transformation Challenge

Was thinking of doing this challenge, but I wanted to get other's views on it. I have no idea what the diet is like except that it has a lot of vegetables in it. Is is possible to gain muscle on this diet? Thanks.

nchalona‎, Yesterday 09:14 AM
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Realistic Muscle Building Goals

I have been eating a relatively clean (maintainence) diet for the last 7 months and have lost bf. I can't really say how much bc all I have is a scale which does not give me consistent measurments. I originally wanted to compete in a fitness competition in April, but since losing the fat I...

nchalona‎, 03-10-2015 07:51 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, Yesterday 09:46 AM
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Taking a week off from gym because overtraining. Change nutrition?

Literally every single symptom and I didm't listen and now I have gotten physically ill and can't eat the same amount/etc. So Im taking a quiet week. Question is… do I try and keep calories high to recover (even though Im getting sick from the amount of food) or should I lower calories and drop...

runliftandlove‎, 03-25-2015 02:30 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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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, Yesterday 02:06 PM
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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, Yesterday 09:37 AM
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Comp prep tips please?

Hello! So im competing for the first time in 3 weeks, training is on track and so is nutrition, with body fat going down and muscle mass increasing slightly every week, with the training and the food and supps it all just gets too pricey so I have spent hours out of my day watching comp...

kalenegeduld‎, 03-25-2015 05:14 AM
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Talking Do you even gym? (Weird/Bad workouts you've seen people do)

Since my gym didn't have the best hours , I got a membership at Planet Fitness for a couple of months last summer. Let me tell you, I have seen some pretty questionable things in those couple of months, things that have forever engraved themselves in the back skirts of my memory when I look at...

MelissaLauren‎, 02-11-2015 04:08 PM
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Question Building Muscle On A Beginner

I've done it before and got my strength up but hit a point where my muscles tire before the set is over, even if it is low weight. This is consistant and even with low weight. Why am I tiring so easily? It seems I will never grow muscle because of this! Any advice?

Tropicaltwizter‎, 08-06-2013 10:19 PM
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Unhappy Lacking Motivation, unable to cut. ISSUES!

Hello all! I am new the community! This is my first post. I am here to gain some insight and put to rest the incredible frustration I have been dealing with regarding my exercise and nutrition issues. I have always been a pretty skinny person, I am 5'6 and my weight has always fluctuated between...

bellithorp‎, 03-19-2015 11:22 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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help on macros please. Urgent!

Hi, I am aiming for 2100 calories per day, My ratio is: protein:35%, fat:35%, carbs:30%. First things first - is this an ok ratio for bulking? I lift 5 times a week and my stats are as followed: I weigh 8.1 stones, 5'5 in height. I'm currently gaining 0.5-1lb per week with this reigeim. ...

Csbbxo‎, 03-21-2015 12:51 PM
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Question sleep apnea

For those with sleep apnea, I am seeking personal counts and advice please. TIA Who diagnosed you? If you did a sleep study, did you do the one that can be done at home? Do you use a Cpap? If so, has it helped? Did you pursue surgery instead?

girl81‎, 03-24-2015 04:11 PM
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Advice for a newbie friend

Hi everyone! A friend of mine would like to start working out, and I am unsure as to what routine to advise for her. When a guy asks, I usually recommend Fierce 5, and honestly I see no reason why I shouldn't do the same in this case, but I am afraid that she will be intimidated by the amount...

Luca2‎, 03-25-2015 09:08 PM
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Machines to incorporate into workout?

I've kind of been avoiding machines at my gym, but I feel like I should probably be utilizing them. I don't really know which ones I need and on what days I should be using them. I'd like to be able to improve in the chest area (I've made very little progress in the span of almost half a year), but...

Abaolone‎, 03-25-2015 10:26 AM
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Online personal trainer

are there any successful personal trainers out there? I travel a lot and need flexibility in a training and meal plan. Need support more than once a month. A touch point at least once a week. I would prefer. Female that knows the female body. Thanks

sgooding29‎, 12-27-2014 08:15 AM
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