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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: 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: Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support

' Resources: Training, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Supplements, Chat & Support Welcome to the Female Bodybuilding section of the Bodybuiding.com Forum. The following resources will show you how to maximise the effectiveness of your training, nutrition and results. This resource...

Botika‎, 07-09-2015 02:51 AM
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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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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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If lifting is the way to get that 'toned' look, then why...?

I keep reading that the only way to get that sought-after 'lean, tight, toned' look is in fact to lift heavy and that muscles cannot be 'toned' or 'tightened,' they can only get bigger. But if this is true, then why do the women who lift that I know have bulging arm muscles, big thighs (muscular,...

jal845‎, 03-08-2017 12:48 AM
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Exclamation Help! Am I eating too little calories?

Hey! So I am new to bodybuilding.com but would love to get some insight from y'all. I have been training with a personal trainer for the past 3 months, while I have lost approx 8 kg of body fat. I feel like I have hit quite a slump, I have approx. 4 kg of fat left to lose but I am a bit...

blonde4gains‎, Today 07:04 AM
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New to bodybuilding

Hi I am just starting out with bodybuilding and I'd like to gain 5-10 lbs. I am 5'3 100 lbs currently. I'm not sure where to begin and was just looking for advice. I've looked at the plans on here and have been doing a lot of reading on training but there is so much conflicting information. I just...

Kcampbell87‎, Yesterday 11:16 AM
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Need help!!

10 days out of my natural npc contest. I'm proud to say I have not used ANY fat burners, diuretics, etc. Nothing foreign in my body crpt for multivit. This is me as of today. I'm still leaning out. My water is up and these pics are after my breakfast shake and 24oz coffee. This is also my...

kitpapa‎, Yesterday 08:15 AM
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Weight used for bilateral hip thrust vs unilateral hip thrust

If anyone has done both of these can you share your numbers? I'm curious to see what's common. My current routine now has me doing both and the strength discrepancy is huge! Bilateral for 12 reps is 165# Unilateral for 12 reps is 15# I realize that my nonworking leg adds about 30# to...

okayest‎, 03-17-2017 07:34 AM
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Vein popping out of my forehead

My cut is going wonderfully. I've gained strength on it, it's smooth af. The problem is that I have noticed a very prominent vein that runs down the centre of my forehead. It's getting larger as I get leaner. It is very obvious after I squat or do any heavily exercises, it's embarrassing. I'm not...

cutebutpsycho88‎, Today 12:32 PM
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Question Starting Again

I had some problems awhile back with my arms. Doctor told me to stop using the pulling machines inside the gym. The doctor also told me to stop going to the gym and use the kettlebells instead. Said my arms had a wide carrying angle. Said its much safer for my built. Would kettlebells be effective?...

NamHaley888‎, 03-19-2017 02:51 AM
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Barbell/Hip Thrust Pad

Hi Ladies, I'm sure this question has been asked a number of times before but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. What barbell pads do you guys suggest for hip thrusts? The past week I've managed to up my hip thrust to 40kg, it may not sound a lot but my hips have swollen from my...

halexis91‎, Yesterday 09:03 AM
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Question Lauren simpson fitness plan

Hey everyone, so I wasn't sure if anyone knows who Lauren simpson is, but I recently found her on IG. She is a bikini competitor from Australia. She offers fitness plans, which I was interested in due to her before pictures looking much like my present. I was wondering has anyone on here ever tried...

Melalexxxx55‎, 03-21-2017 06:46 PM
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Lose fat first then build muscle? How?

Hi, I just have a quick question because I'm still not sure about this and have read different recommendations. I'm 5'7 and weight 135lbs, I have an ectomorph body type (small frame), so I do look better with less fat on my body. I'm in okay shape now, but I'd like to go down to around 125...

junerose‎, 03-13-2017 07:40 AM
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How to perform the "butt pose" in Bikini

I've seen the pose are done in different ways, however it seems like the former crossed legs pose are less common. What I've noticed is that it seems like many are doing a rather "exposed" rear pose. Recently I attended a posing class held by a pro Bikini competitor, and she did the same thing. If...

cf2311‎, Yesterday 02:05 PM
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Opinion: lose some fat or keep bulking

Hello, I would love your opinion on whether I should lose a few pounds or continue to bulk. I am a beginner, started 6 months ago at 101lbs, 5'1. I am now at 108lbs. The belly fat/love handles bother me a lot and I have a beach vacation coming up in May so it would be nice to look leaner for...

Bhruninha‎, Yesterday 03:28 PM
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what quad exercises do you guys do?

Just curious what quad exercises everyone does? the hack squat machine kind of hurts my knees and i can't seem to figure out sissy squats. So I'm trying to find a few things to add in besides leg extensions. what does everyone do to hit quads?

fitfanatic123‎, Yesterday 12:50 PM
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Cut next?

My gym has a inbody machine. Here are my results. I have been lifting for a decent amount of time now I started off at 92lbs I am now 111. At 111 my lifts are s175 b80 w/ pause.. deadlifts 175. I'm currently doing gzcl jacked and tan 2.0. Just wondering what I should do next, and if i should really...

anncq‎, 03-18-2017 05:59 PM
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Exclamation Best way to gain lean muscle and burn fat *READ THIS FIRST!*

For any women that have the answer. I am taking anabolic halo after I workout then an hour later a protein shake. I just purchased L-glutamine and acetyl-carnitine when is the best time to take these together

aage‎, 11-05-2009 09:44 AM
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Exclamation Please help me traget zones for college graduation May6th

*Sorry for the typo in the title Hi there. I have been weight training for about a month now , and feel stronger, although I dont see much progress. I have had a hell of a time medically during this college journey, and I want to push a little more to wear a sleeveless and backless dress for...

kthughes‎, 03-18-2017 05:10 PM
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Mini cut vs cardio

I want to do a mini cut for 3-4 weeks. I tried doing it this week and failed because I'm hungry all the time. I was eating 1500 cals 110P/75F/150C. Do you think it would work if I tried eating around my maintenance (~1750 cals) and incorporate more cardio (I never do cardio)? I have a...

samangeles‎, 03-15-2017 05:45 PM
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Question Full Body Vs. Split Training

Hi, All So I am wanting a change of pace in the gym. Although I love working out, I go into these phases where I get bored with my routine and I am ready to change it up. I want to know what the differences of doing a full body workout 5 days a week and doing a specified group once a week, 5...

SoapQueen87‎, 03-20-2017 09:10 AM
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Progress pics (mini unintentional recomp) and what needs work?

I haven't been doing anything special these past two months but I have been trying to force more food and push my workouts harder. I took the first pic around New Years and the second one last night. My clothes have been looser in the waist. I noticed I look leaner in the second but seem to have...

inkedcat9‎, 03-17-2017 03:57 PM
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Horizontal Abdominal Dip

I have this dip just above my belly button and I am not sure the cause of it. I do know IT IS NOT diastasis recti. Has anyone else experienced this and was it fixable? What core exercises can I do to fix it?

TonyaGski‎, 03-20-2017 11:23 AM
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Dont know what to do ...

Hi can someone suggest me.should i first bulk or cut to get a flat stomach(get rid of fat overall) and grow a big butt ? I insert a photo of a goal body(big butt, slim waist, no fat ..) Thank you

Amelymels‎, 03-19-2017 02:59 PM
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Getting excited for my first competition!

Hi there! I've been lifting for about two years now (and lurking these boards like a weirdo for almost as long), and I'm six months away from participating in my first NPC bikini competition! I'm so excited and nervous - there are days I don't think I can do it and days where I feel on top of the...

SamJey‎, 03-14-2017 07:17 AM
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NPC Judges - Bikini Bottoms Ok!?

Hopefully some of you ladies & gents can help! I finally received my suit which I was most excited about this prep! My show is on April 1st, in NPC bikini. Don't get me wrong, I love my suit color and the stoning but I believe the bottoms are a bit too small and ill-fitting (see pictures). To...

MallyGal‎, 02-28-2017 04:42 PM
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Waxing or shaving?

As some of you probably know by now, Iím preparing for my first Bikini Competition. I realize I have to do some serious hair removal, preferable all body I guess?! At least thatís what my spray tan provider tells me. Iíve never waxed before, so are there certain things I need to be aware of? Iím...

Sillky‎, 02-04-2017 02:22 PM
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single reps for DL's

So my gym has weird plates - not exactly hex but not totally round. they have three equally spaced flat edges.. hopefully you guys know what I'm talking about. It makes it really hard to deadlift if you DON'T want to do touch and go. I have tried really hard to deal with this but it throws my form...

fitfanatic123‎, 03-20-2017 10:50 AM
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