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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: 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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Looking for advice...

I recently started in a new position at work, where I am on my feet for about 9 hours a day. This in itself isn't a big deal, but when DOMs from leg day kick in it's not so great. So I've been lax on my strength training for ... well a while, focusing on running and yoga. But I really want to get...

LadyLegasus‎, Today 08:16 AM
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Is it better to work out twice a day, or once for twice the time?

I've started a new workout called beach body guide, which basically involves circuit training 3 times a week. The first day my workout got cut off about half way, and I did the whole thing again later. The next day I was SO SORE!!! I could barely walk! But since then, none of the workouts (which I...

ddrprincess‎, 09-20-2016 06:39 AM
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Wink Weight goal for improved glutes

Hello all! Back after hiatus. I'm wondering if anyone has input on whether I need to change weight to improve glute shape, I'm just starting another round of lifting (took the summer off due to heavy physical job) and am wondering if I should just lift and maintain my weight or try cutting or a...

SmartWentCrazy‎, Today 02:45 PM
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Muscle soreness

I've been doing the Strong Curves at home workout for almost a month. I really try to make sure I'm doing each exercise with proper form and feel I'm succeeding, however, I never feel sore afterward and it makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong. Especially because I did a killer beginner...

KiwiFrankencop‎, Today 03:06 PM
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Protein Powders and Timing Routine

So I have my gym membership and I started taking Protein Powders. I was recommended by a friend to try Fitmiss Delight protein powders. It was recommended as the pre-made shakes cost too much to justify paying for it, The Fitmiss brand is a gateway to get started into taking a protein supplement...

ScarlettRed‎, Yesterday 06:50 AM
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Am I doing enough?

So after a lazy couple of months, I am back in the gym consistently. I have switched from an Upper/Lower split to a full body workout to help with removing all of the fat I gained during my time off. I have put my workout below. Feel free to critique. I know a few people will say stick to a...

halexis91‎, Yesterday 08:59 AM
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Does your height matter when you lift?

I'm 5'0 and I weight 135-37 but I look smaller. I can squat 225, bench press 135, leg press 6 plates of 45 each side no problem, I use 45's when it comes to over head press dumbbells. I have had people talking during my workout saying "she's cheating cause she's closer to the ground" or "it's easy...

kjc90‎, 09-18-2016 10:51 AM
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Question Flabby skin on stomach after having baby...

Ok, I know this is probably a dumb question but I had my 2nd daughter 8/8/11 and I was all belly. I've lost 37 lbs since I've had her but my skin on my belly is so saggy and gross. Is their any way to tighten up the skin or am I screwed with having this saggy skin? Please help, because this is...

FromFlab2Fab‎, 12-27-2011 12:21 AM
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Lack of Progress, Afraid to gain weight?

Hey everyone! Over the past year I've lost about 12lbs, probably gained a bit of muscle as well- but I have had not as much change as I know I should have. I workout 5 days a week usually doing a split of chest/back/legsx2/arms and non consistent cardio. I still have a pancake ass with remaining...

bseverson81‎, 09-21-2016 10:13 PM
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Best exercises for upper back pain and upper back fat?

I have terrible back pain, and yes I know I should see a doctor, so please don't reply with 'see a doctor', that is an obvious no-brainer. I'm working on that. Anyways, I have realized that my back pain is being caused by back fat. UPPER back fat. It is UPPER back pain. This is going to...

alegendawaits‎, 09-20-2016 08:35 PM
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Training with PCOS

Hello, I had a question for you ladies! A few years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. So I had been on this whole avoid carbs like the plague but to be honest, I'm starting to think that it's purely my choices (I was a big fast food eater). I stopped lifting weights for a few years and it made me...

brwnsugar2007‎, 09-21-2016 12:38 PM
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Smile ISO: Honest bikini prep coach reviews!

Hi, I'm wondering if whomever is reading this thread could leave an honest review of online contest prep coaches, especially the larger/more well-known coaches and teams please! I compete in the bikini division and have previously worked with a couple of different coaches with different prep...

FitKimK‎, 06-15-2016 09:08 AM
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Question i haven't be able to build my legs back up?

so my legs have always been the one part of my body to build muscle faster then everywhere else, even on a deficit, ive always had shapely legs. now due to almost miscarrying last year i was sent on bed rest and just walking and light wieghts after that for most of my pregnancy, i lost alot of...

AmbarGabriel‎, 09-22-2016 05:29 AM
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bf% for veins?

What bf% would the average female need in order to show veins in order to have veins pop out? I have my veins in my hands and fingers and a little bit up the wrist (1/3-1/2 way up my arm), but none like the massive ones guys have that run up the entire forearm.

kylescislow‎, 09-20-2016 07:50 PM
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Question Clueless and seeking some supps advice

Hey all! Please be gentle, I'm an absolute newbie! I'm 24, 5'11 and currently weigh 90kgs. Since June 2015 I have lost 40kgs, the majority of that was in the first 10 months. During that time I was doing about 50% cardio and 50% weight machines. I was also eating pretty clean however in the last...

TayJ1992‎, 09-21-2016 08:55 PM
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Olympia - Is it just me?

Or the Figure ladies are getting huger and more shredded every year? So many striated quads, even striated glutes... remember when striations were a no-no in Figure? Good times... Now they could go do Physique.

sy2502‎, 09-19-2016 10:55 AM
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Need Help Getting Started

Hi everyone, I am currently recovering from bulimia(My profile pic is from over a year ago, I was 120 lbs then). I am 5'2 and weighed 82 lbs in January, and am currently 101 lbs; I still can't even fit in a size 00, I have to wear kids clothing a lot of the time. I am by no means fat, but have no...

hannahrenae‎, 09-19-2016 01:11 PM
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Massive weightloss and comps

I'll just preface and say I get it . Not everyone needs to step on stage...or Mabry you think it's okay for people to do that but I don't want to disrespect anyone who takes competing very serious. So long story short I've finally lost about 100 lbs...I have and in the morning I got a bicep vein...

TheAmazon‎, 09-19-2016 08:34 AM
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Arrow Any Competitive Powerlifting Women?

So due perhaps to time constraints, or perhaps because I was never good at the only lifts to begin with, the past month I have just been doing the big lifts three times a week and little if any accessory lifts. I am hoping to keep building muscle and strength but am wondering exactly how much...

UrbanCowgirl‎, 09-15-2016 07:20 AM
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Growing bigger shoulders

For some reasons, I can't grow big shoulders. I need your opinion on this... I am thinking keep working hard on my delts while trying to downsize by biceps & triceps a little to give a illusion on bigger shoulders. What do you think about my strategy? I am a figure competitor. ...

ninoum‎, 09-19-2016 07:32 AM
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2 weeks out from NPC Bikini show...no weight loss

hi there, so I will start off by saying I KNOW i shouldnt let the scale be my measure of progress. it's all about body composition/inches lost/clothes fitting etc. And normally I would agree...BUT I am at the tail end of my contest prep for an NPC Bikini show. This will be my 3rd show so I have...

kristyam89‎, 09-15-2016 06:28 AM
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Getting those last reps.

I really like to lift in the 3 to 5 rep range for multiple sets. Right now I'm just moving into getting 3 reps of 95 for multiple sets on the bench press. I notice that as I get into the sets I will struggle significantly on the last rep (or even second to last if I'm doing more than 3) however...

RealtorinCT‎, 09-16-2016 06:47 AM
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Question 19 years old, looking for arm gains

Hi all! I'm new here, and I'm not a native speaker, so please forgive me for my spelling mistakes. I'm a 19 years old female. My short story is, that I started lifting 2 years ago, after I was down to 48 kgs with no muscle (all I'd done until that was cardio...) So I managed to gain some size...

Aramata10‎, 09-18-2016 10:25 AM
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Unhappy happy with overall body shape...except huge stomach

I'm very frustrated ladies...ive been working very hard with weightlifting on all aspects of my body and feeling tighter and more toned than ever! except for that my stomach persists to be HUGELY and DISPROPORTIONATELY large compared to the rest of my body. I'm feeling bloated constantly and don't...

Tuesday33‎, 09-18-2016 09:15 PM
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Help with squats - inner thigh issues

I'm currently 190#, I've been squatting for almost 2 years now. Every time I get up to 165 or 170#, since last november, I injure my inner thigh or groin area (take 2-4 wx off, drop to 135, etc). So it's happened 3 or 4 times now. I did some research, and a study found taht the stress on teh...

rambor888‎, 07-09-2016 10:34 PM
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