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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: 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: 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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Exercises for being able to do a pull up

I was reading this article yesterday by Melody Schoenfeld about exercises to build the strength to do a pull up. breakingmuscle.com/bodyweight/the-proof-is-in-the-pull-up-10-tools-for-getting-better-at-pull-ups I can't do one yet and can only do about three or four chin ups. a couple of...

CBrien35‎, Yesterday 11:28 AM
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Question Do not understand body composition vs. weight!

Hey all! So, I'll give a little background. I had a baby and lost all of my baby weight last summer. I am 5'6" and I weighed around 130, which is low for me. I prefer 135-140. I also was not very active during the winter, because I prefer to exercise outside and I live up north in a mountainous...

Queendancer‎, 08-26-2016 04:45 PM
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How many days a week is it okay to do Cardio?

I really enjoy doing Cardio a lot and feel it helps keep extra fat off my body, if I like eat a little more than I usually do. I've thought about doing it 4x a week along with my weight training plan.. My schedule is set up like this: Monday Lift and 20 minutes of Cardio Tuesday: Lift...

Suzan97‎, Yesterday 09:20 PM
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Body fat measurement discouragement

I am new here. I've been consistently lifting for about a year and a half at my local y. I'm not crazy strong but do workout very consistently. I recently joined a new gym and I'm very discouraged because their fancy body for measurement device called an inbody says I'm 35 percent body fat. I...

RealtorinCT‎, 08-08-2016 02:06 PM
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Burn fat with weightlifting alone?

I do cardio 2 days a week but want to do more lifting. Does lifting burn fat even though you burn more calories doing cardio?

Misskitty91‎, Yesterday 03:13 PM
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Getting started

Im only 16 but am beginning to build muscle i just am not sure of the amount of food i should be eating. If im looking to build muscle without gaining fat am i meant to have a caloric surplus, im clueless as to how many calories i should be eating a day.

Scarlettjacks‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Question Looking for cutting advices, butt line and quad fat

Hello everyone, i've searched a lot but I'm still wondering about if I should cut or bulk. I'm working out for more than a year and half. I workout 4-5 times a week, some days upper body + HIIT, others - lower body, or HIIT only. Since I workout I have tried to cut and I did it many times but for a...

Fitness05‎, 08-11-2016 08:35 AM
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Red face How to start tracking macros?

Hi! I am trying to start tracking macros but I don't really understand how? I'm 17 year old girl I have been lifting for around a year now, and I have been seeing progress but not at the rate that I want to I have seen good results from people who do IIFYM and I was wondering if anyone could...

littlepiggy76‎, Yesterday 11:24 AM
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I'm not overweight, but my stomach sticks out?

So, one main flaw in my body I've always wanted to improve on is my stomach/gut area. My abdominal area is fine, and I know it's not due to bloating as I don't deprive myself of water. I've also been doing about 20 minutes of abdominal exercises every other day for the past couple of months which...

killthelights22‎, 07-08-2012 07:25 AM
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reps and sets

hey, i recently started to be more serious with weight training and eating healthy. I most likely wonder about others squad, dead lifting and bench pressing skills.. especially other woman, since im the only female there who is lifting weights. I usually do 5x5, only dead lifting i do...

Hiedva‎, Yesterday 10:55 AM
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How do curb period cravings?

I just took a nice long walk, got home and craved chocolate, and ate a bunch of M&Ms.... any tips on healthy things to eat instead of chocolate, etc. for period cravings? edit;; Ugh the typo in the title bothers me. oh well.

alegendawaits‎, 08-25-2016 06:00 PM
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My Menstrual Cycle Affects My Workouts

first,hello everyone .. i am new here and i don't know if i am on the right section and i don't even know how to reply but anyway i will post my question ,it will be nice to read your opinions and advice every time i get my period i start to feel tired and dizzy and i want to throw up ,back...

Joan94‎, 08-25-2016 09:35 AM
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Carb cycling

Hi there! Sorry if this thread has been made by others but I just wanted to get some help figuring out how to properly do carb cycling successfully. I'm in a heck of a plateau and this is smt I haven't tried yet. My carbs are never higher than 100 g a day. I'm about 5,4 150 pounds and do cardio...

Dani011‎, 08-24-2016 08:04 PM
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Working out and actually using muscles

I have recently started working out and my friend told me to do this type of work out daily. 30, 20, 10 which includes push ups, sit ups and star jumps so you do 30 of each than 20 than 10 with no breaks in between try and build up to as many reps as you can. I have been doing that for few days...

TrotonKat‎, 08-25-2016 04:00 PM
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Best time of day to workout

I was wondering if any of you have any personal input on when it is the best time to workout. I'm currently very busy with a job and summer intensive dance classes, so usually I find myself getting home around 4, taking a nap, making dinner, and then getting to the gym by about 6:30 or 7 for weight...

mspasdechat‎, 08-02-2011 01:27 PM
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7 month bulk pics

First attempt at bulking. I loosely tracked macros but did not do well keeping consistent...way too much intuitive eating. I had a lot of trouble handling hunger and often ate too much. Really like the butt and leg progress. SO sad that I lost my abs and gained a lot of hip and belly fat along...

88elizabethx‎, 08-25-2016 08:26 PM
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Question can bad posture affect abdominals?

just like my title says, I'm wondering if bad posture can adversely affect one's abdominal training? I've noticed lately, and even as I'm typing this that I'm slouching forward which makes my lower abs poof out- not very pretty looking :P Anyway, when I'm standing I have nice abdominal...

luvtherush‎, 06-12-2005 10:09 AM
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Unhappy Working Out with an Injury

So a little over a year ago I fell down a flight of stairs and hurt my hip. I think it hit some type of nerve because sometimes I can't put too much weight on it without it giving out or falling asleep on me. I've been working out and cutting so I've been doing cardio 5x a week plus weights,...

TrainLikeBri‎, 08-25-2016 08:27 AM
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Constantly craving sugar, how to curb it

Hey everybody. First off I want to say that since my last weigh in (last weigh in was 166, profile says 163 but that was before doctors appointment and it has been awhile and to date I am 155). I have been taking advice of using Fatsecret and being calorie deficient and upping my workouts to my...

ScarlettRed‎, 07-13-2016 03:37 PM
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Glute DOMS question

I didn't want to post this to injury section because there's not a lot of traffick there but I wanted to ask about an issue I have with what you might call "chronic glute DOMS" -issue. I have been working through the pain because it's DOMS pain and doesn't feel like injury, since stretching and...

Cass40‎, 08-16-2016 08:28 PM
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Stuborn cellulite - no muscle underneath?

Ok, so I've been at this now a while. I've seen results and I'm the smallest I've ever been measurements wise but a couple of kgs heavier than normal. I can see the top 2 of my abs and I still have a little bit of stubborn left on top of the bottom 4. My legs have seen the most - I had a lot of...

wakechica‎, 04-14-2012 01:44 PM
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Looking for opinions/information from you guys on my macros/bulking questions

For a quick background, I'm 5'4-5'5 and started with my online trainer in May for 2 months, over those two months I went from 134 to 124 and I thought I've gained muscle. My current macros she's provided me with are lifting days (4x week): 200g carbs, 125g protein, 50g fat rest days: 190g...

alexdolbv‎, 08-22-2016 08:44 PM
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How To Incorporate A Refeed

I have been on a ketogenic diet for the past three weeks and my weight-loss has stalled completely. I was 73kg when I started and got down to 69.7, however I've been between 70.7 and 69.7, which is really annoying me. My macros are fine and I try to hit them as best as I can, although I have not...

D3N11‎, 08-22-2016 06:39 PM
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Workout Balance

I'm trying to incorporate my interests into a balanced workout ratio to meet my goals and enjoy myself and I need help! Currently I lift 4 nights a week, run 5 mornings for 15 minutes fasted cardio, and skate in roller derby at least twice if not 3 or 4 nights as well. My weekends are active rest...

bunnyfoo‎, 08-24-2016 03:52 PM
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Unhappy Unexpected period after heavy workout?

I had a flu last week which made me stop working out. Today I decided to go for a leg day. I was working out heavy when suddenly I almost fainted. Terrible pain like cramps and dizziness. I was taken care of by the trainers. But when I came back home I found out I got my period. Not even close...

Ladyqat‎, 08-10-2016 01:23 PM
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