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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: 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. 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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 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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Question Is this the only option??

What do I do?? I'm losing too much weight because I'm not able to eat as much as I should, I just can't force feed it. I'm burning too many calories just from adding the muscle and don't know what to do. Appetite stimulant? Work out less? It's also hard to eat that much at work! I direct a...

Drivenheights‎, 11-18-2014 07:13 AM
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I'm super new, go easy on me!

Hi guys! I'm Ellie, and I'm a 22 year old college student from California. For the past four years I've been suffering from an eating disorder, and I've been in recovery for the past 2 years. I want to turn my life around and turn my eating disorder into a success story: I'm looking to get into...

EllieBraven‎, Yesterday 02:09 PM
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What does a lb of muscle look like?

What does a lb of muscle gain look like? It's hard for me to visualize. Say you bulk and cut and your muscle gain was 1 lb (obviously that's not a very productive bulk, but it's just for the sake of the question), how much change would that be? I guess my question is: how much muscle gain (in...

tvist‎, Yesterday 11:31 AM
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need advice for gf

Hi Im looking fir a bit of advice my gf wants to lose fat ams get in shape. I was thinking of telling her to start on what I started with. Bench press shoulder press barbell row squat 3 sets of 12 each exercise followed by 20 minutes cardio every second day. How doe that look. She is a...

Walksnlifts‎, Today 12:53 PM
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New- need some guidence/advice

Hello all! I have been working with a personal trainer until I broke my foot. Wanting to get everything I can out of my personal training, I opted to suspend the training and work at home for a bit until my foot stops hurting. I have been working with 10 pound barbells and can do about 15 reps-...

huskermama‎, Today 08:08 AM
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Grip issues

Ok... So my left arm is a bit weaker in the grip department than my right counterpart. It's most noticeable in deadlift, dumbbell side bend, and lat pulldowns. I wear gloves (good quality ones with wrist wraps in them), and lift 5x a week. It's gotten better, but only marginally. What can I do to...

nuclearwarfare‎, 11-23-2014 08:09 PM
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Talking Competition coach/team in Wichita area?

I am new to the state and will be competing next season in NPC. Anyone know of a great coach near me? I would really prefer in person rather than online. Please and thanks!

baitlincailey‎, Yesterday 11:02 PM
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Is my metabolism damaged?

I'm only 17, but I have had a brutal past of eating disorders. Im 5'-5" but was 85lbs at one point. Now I'm around 135, and lift heavy and eat VERY healthy. I stopped counting calories per my doctors recommendations, for fear of an ED relapse. I'm very active so dont get me wrong, I LOVE to...

natiann123‎, Yesterday 06:46 PM
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No more weight loss, no more muscles

hi this is my first posting. My issues would fit to every subforum, so I post here. Hopefully this is ok? I am 170 cm and 37 years old. I have been training 4-5 times a week for 14 months. Since my last photo and the current one has past 8 months, and I dont think I have progressed appropriate....

Suna7‎, 11-18-2014 01:05 PM
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Question Need help with my body and exercise

Okay guys: WARNING: Huge wall of text. I'm going to be going into extreme detail in hopes I can get all of my questions answered from you guys :) I'm a 20 year old female, had been a tremendous athlete all of my life until I came to college. First two years, terrible diet, no exercise, drinking and...

CubanKlindo‎, Yesterday 04:31 PM
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sick =(

Been sick all week with congested sinuses, swollen glands, headache, full body aches, sore throat... I haven't been to the gym since Tuesday =( All I want to do is sleep. This sucks

natnat5‎, 11-22-2014 08:23 AM
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PCOS and Weight Loss

Hello, I am new to this forum (although I have used extensively in the past) and thought I'd post here for advice/tips/feedback from anyone going through the same thing. About a week ago, I was "informally" diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I say informally,...

pommepomme‎, 11-23-2014 11:48 AM
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Talking Unique Gym Apparel

I've been looking for some unique gym apparel to buy and have came across a few nice brands: FlagnorFail - Outwork - Better Bodies Apex Athletic Apparel - Any suggestions/recommendations for more?

kadymartin‎, 07-24-2013 09:20 AM
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Talking Ladies..Cardio.. realistically??

Hey all, So I have been lifting since 2011, with a year break from April 2013- April 2014 (high risk pregnancy). Anyway, I love love love lifting. I love EVERYTHING about it and have managed to drop a significant amount of fat with mostly lifting and little cardio. I typically do a 20 minute...

Wendeelou87‎, 11-20-2014 10:25 AM
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not losing weight :(

hey i am 5'3 i weigh 131.9 lbs....i workout 5 times a week 30. minutes cardio n 30 min. abs,arms etc. but i am unable to lose single pound for the past 2 years...i wasnt eating healthy earlier but now i have been eating 1300-1400 calories everyday...except for the weekends...on weekends i eat...

amritflora‎, 11-20-2014 11:08 AM
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How much progress could I expect?

I'm bulking 100kcal over maintenance and I'm gonna be bulking until the end of Feb 2015. Would this be enough, in your opinion? How much muscle gains could I expect? (I understand it's different for everyone, but in general).

tvist‎, 11-23-2014 01:39 AM
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Regular laundry detergent or sport wash for workout gear

I'm curious if most people use regular laundry detergent (e.g. Tide, Gain, etc.) to wash their performance workout clothes-those made out of technical fabrics- or if you use sport wash, which I hear is designed to preserve the life of performance wear. Does it really matter? Is sport wash a gimmick...

nikkiastoria‎, 11-10-2014 08:55 AM
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Injury to both arms, doc can't find what's wrong!,,

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had the same problem or can shed some light, please!!:) Firstly I'm 28, female and have been doing weights for about a year, we'll I had been until March this year something went wrong. I was fine until I started really pushing it and introduced tricep bench...

jenna1986‎, 11-09-2014 08:05 AM
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Full body, 3 days per week too much (55 yrs old)

Hi, Would greatly appreciate any advice, I'm 55 yrs young and have been exercising for years...mostly cardio...for the last 3 years working with weights but only the 10, 15 and 20 pounder's. I'm 5'6 and weigh 140 but look flabby with no clothes on! I've been through NROLFW and loved it but...

Kerry54‎, 11-18-2014 12:14 PM
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Unhappy Pain from previous bad lifting form

Basically I used to have terrible form lifting, a few months ago. Now I've fixed it but pain from the bad form times still exists. My lower back hurts and feels tight, my knees ache a bit, the top of my feet hurt, and I had tendinitis in my left forearm which sometimes shows up. What can I...

tvist‎, 11-20-2014 11:51 AM
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cannot drop the pounds!

Hi all! Any help is greatly appreciated! I am 5'7 and weigh 140 lbs as of today. My "normal" flucatuated weight the past year has been 132-136. Yes I know it is only "4 lbs more" and it isnt fluctuating anymore, it is staying up there in the bigger number region. With that being said, I work...

stormtiger02‎, 11-20-2014 08:06 AM
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Unhappy Training Hard, eating healthy but still have cellulite! Help!!!!

Im not sure if i'm posting this question on the right section but here it goes. I've been working out for a long time now since I was 19, I'm 32. I started off with just cardio and then at 22 or 23 I started weight training. I've always done a lot of cardio. I would run about 1 sometimes 1+...

stronggal‎, 10-05-2011 10:31 AM
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Smile This is *much* better!

I haven't posted in quite a while, but I've been lurking and reading and learning. And lifting heavy. And eating a lot. And thoroughly enjoying it. Stronglifts 5x5 is working well for me. I'm setting a lot of PRs I should have set years ago. I also simply quit worrying about stuff,...

Spark77‎, 11-21-2014 08:46 PM
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Where and WHEN to start?

Hi! I'm new here. I'm looking to transform my body. I float between 110-112lb on 5'3" frame; 43 yrs old. I've used the transformation > Fit Woman goal in my Dashboard, so I'm targeted to be 120lbs (with decidedly less body fat than I've got now). My question is WHEN do I start eating differently? I...

53114gal‎, 11-22-2014 11:52 PM
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Bulking and Holidays

As of today I have 99 days left on what I planned for my long slow bulk. I started last December and so far am up ~20 lbs (started 130 and am just under 150 currently). Had to retire my smallest size pants and am approaching having to retire the next size up as well. Its getting to the point...

SMB2003‎, 11-22-2014 12:43 PM
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