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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. 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 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: 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: 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 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 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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Best approach at building Shoulders/ Delts

I upped working shoulders to twice a week but haven't noticed much growth. Any suggestions? Heavy, heavy weight? Burnout? Work them every other day? I'm open to anything and grateful for any help :)

TDP11‎, Today 06:32 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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Not seeing any improvements whatsoever?

Hi all, I am new to this forum so please bare with me. I am falling into a depression from being so frustrated with how I look and not knowing what to do. A little background... I was overweight up until 3 years ago when I stopped binging/restricting and ate a steady 1200-1300 calorie diet and...

sarashahgholami‎, Today 03:28 PM
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Unhappy Weight is going up and down! What should I do?

Hey! A little background, I am 19, 5'1, and 95.2 lbs. I am currently recovering from an eating disorder. About a month ago I was maintaining my weight at about 1000-1200 calories and over-exercising. I have since increased my calories to 1800 (a bulking value according to many online...

Gibbonsio‎, Today 02:32 PM
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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, Yesterday 10:25 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, Yesterday 08:06 AM
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Incorporating hot yoga

i didn't see any recent hot yoga threads so thought I would throw this out there. Does anyone incorporate hot yoga into their training plan? If so, do you do it on an off day or on the same day as a lifting day?

trailmeeks‎, Today 06:59 AM
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Strategies for eating enough food?

Sorry if this has been posted about before, but did the search and couldn't find anything. My Background: I'm very new to weight lifting, and I made a lot of mistakes in the past when I first became interested in building muscle (too much cardio, too much time in the gym, poor diet, etc.)....

WeakyLink‎, 11-16-2014 05:06 PM
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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, Yesterday 11:08 AM
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Nursing Mothers: Protein Shakes

Hey ladies, It's late and I am sitting here with the wife and she asked are there any safe protein shakes/supplements for nursing mothers? Currently she is in the gym 4 days a week, and curious if anyone has done the Body For Life program while nursing. I will start nagging her to get a...

DirtyBirdShot‎, 08-27-2009 10:20 PM
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Help losing weight with hypothyroidism

Hey guys, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 3 years ago, and its very hard for me to lose weight.. The Dr told me patients with hypothyroidism affect the metabolism, and its harder to lose weight if its not under control …. So was on meds for 2 years and still nothing changed levels were out...

yadira98‎, Yesterday 11:37 AM
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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, Yesterday 11:51 AM
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Need some help figuring out my ideal "category" for my first show and....

Some tips on interviewing a nutritionist. I have a few local nutritionists + a local pro level bodybuilder I met at the gym that I will be talking to this week in regards to helping me design a nutrition plan to gear up for my first competition.. What questions should I ask to test their knowledge...

Psychdockelly‎, 11-13-2014 08:22 AM
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Poll Poll: Fitness competitor between shows what should I do next- train for size or athleticism

Just competed in my first show ever in fitness category! I had a blast working on my routine but my skills were a little limited (the ones I do I do very well, though). I am trying to decide if I want to go to provincials in the spring. I have about a month before I start my training cycle in...

jgpfitness‎, 11-19-2014 07:17 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 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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Triceps Distorted HELP

Please help I am at my wits end. I have been lifting since mid-August to tone my arms. I work out at home using 10lb weights and do an arm circuit of front and lateral lifts, uoverhead presses, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, rows, shoulder shrugs, arm circles, push-ups and triangle push-ups,...

lip3‎, 11-14-2014 12:23 PM
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Would my extra weight be water weight or fat ? Just started reverse dieting

Hi all, I recently started reverse dieting so its all new to me , i weigh myself at the start and end of the week which i then increase my macros slowly if weight has not increased. However on November 11 i weighed myself and then again on November 15 ( till today ) and my weight went up a whole...

saraxxsa‎, 11-18-2014 06:16 AM
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Post competition photoshoot

(XP in fitness competitions) Hi all, Just looking for some advice regarding looking my best for a post competition photo shoot... I competed this past weekend (Nov 8th) and have a photo shoot scheduled for tomorrow (so 3 days afterwards). Unfortunately, that was all that was available. I...

ScullyC419‎, 11-10-2014 09:20 AM
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A few questions from a new over-40

Hi Ladies, So glad to have found this site. I have always been active and stayed thin over the decades of having and raising my big family...but I have been what I think is known as "skinny fat." :( I now have a little more time to focus on myself and would like to take my fitness (and health) to...

tam27‎, 11-19-2014 07:38 AM
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Thumbs down Saggy, flabby stomach

Hey there. I'm 6 months postpartum from my 2nd pregnancy in the past 3 years. I've lost all weight and then some from both pregnancies and am currently the size I was in highschool... All great, BUT my stomach looks like.. Well, sh*t (see attached photos)... even though my core is pretty strong. I...

Cherrysprite‎, 07-11-2014 11:01 PM
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Work Out Help :S (Losing Body fat, getting lean, toning up)

Hey Everyone, So, there's a lot of work out information on the internet about how to tone up your body. Whether I should do just strength training? or a combo of strength training and cardio? The only concrete thing I've gathered is that I shouldn't just be doing cardio. With that being said,...

Mya256‎, 11-19-2014 01:25 AM
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Loose Skin After Baby

I have 3 kids...ages 8,3, and 2 and I'm 27. I lost my weight quickly after each baby, however, it left me with saggy skin on my belly. I'm 5'7 and 134 lbs and pretty fit. I don't have a ton of loose skin but I definitely have visibly loose skin on my stomach. My question is...Is it possible to get...

Dez1987‎, 06-16-2014 09:55 AM
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saggy tummy :-(

So i have lost all my baby weight finally but the skin **** how long will it take to bounce back , or even will it?. I know that it doesnt look that severe in the photo but keep in mind i had just eatin and had chugged a bottle of water so tummy was pretty tight and my poor bellybutton my kiddo did...

earlybirdy2014‎, 03-29-2014 11:17 PM
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Best split for most gains?

Hi guys, curious to know what training split you follow currently/have tried and what works best? Right now I'm following a six-day split focusing on one muscle group each day (with legs twice per week). I've been thinking of changing my routine though as I've hit a bit of a plateau. Not to...

charlzyd‎, 11-10-2014 06:26 PM
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