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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: 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 04:20 AM
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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 07:22 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 03:17 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: 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 07:25 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 02:19 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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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 08:12 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 03:07 PM
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A true 3 month bulk update - pics included

So yeah I moaned about bulking massively...but I got my husband to take some full body shots back in jan and we've just retaken they are!!

GraceMullings‎, Yesterday 11:07 AM
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Is it ok to gain weight when not training?

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this..not sure where it should go! I am a female, 5'4 and over the last 4 months have gone from weighing 107lbs to 97lbs. However, am small framed so it doesn't look 'gross' or anything. About 4 months ago I had to stop working out completely. Ive coped...

creatinelife123‎, 05-20-2015 10:51 AM
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Nausea while training

Does anyone ever find that when they are training they suddenly get overwhelming stomach. This has happened twice now and sadly seems to coincide with a really good workout. I feel so sick to my stomach that I can't do anything but curl into a ball. I just have to leave the gym to groan and clutch...

vhenley164‎, Yesterday 12:34 PM
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Female weightlifting bar - necessary?

My wife and I are getting a power rack + barbells and are doing the "starting strength" program. I was planning on purchasing a light training bar + a men's weightlifting bar. Given that we're both beginners, is there any disadvantage to my wife using a men's bar for her work sets? I'm concerned...

GregR2‎, Yesterday 01:44 PM
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Bunion surgery in Jan - need advice

I am scheduled to have bunion surgery in Jan. I have been told I will not be able to train legs or run for anywhere from 3-6 months. I am thinking though that I may still be able to do leg extensions, ham curls, as long as no pressure on the foot. Cardio I may be able to bike..... Anyway, I...

ms_mac‎, Yesterday 01:03 PM
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Lower Body Progress

I've completed my first "real" bulk and am nearing the end of my cut with 4 lbs to go.....maybe a little more depending on how I look. I can kind of already tell that my lower half isn't anywhere near where I want it to be and feel like my upper half had a more successful bulk. I also feel like...

SMB2003‎, Yesterday 12:52 PM
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Unhappy BodySpace Goal:Fit Woman, I need to LOSE 3.3kg of LBM?? Confused

Hi guys, I just put my height, weight, bodyfat etc into Bodyspace for Goal Setting. I am 167m. My last DEXA scan showed I was 64.1kg, with 14.4kg Fat, and 49.7kg Lean mass + Bone. I am now 65-66kg, so I adjusted both fat and LBM up a little ~500g. My goal physique is Fit Woman or Fitness...

Bulk4Lyf‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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How to defend why I want to compete

A friend of mine who is a bikini competitor, helped me with a nutrition plan. She told me she was going to train and coach a team of girls for an upcoming competition in 6 months. She asked me if I wanted to join. It sounds fun, disciplined, but fun. If I set my mind to something, I can accomplish...

Ksgoodlife‎, Yesterday 02:17 PM
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Critique for first bikini competition

Hi everyone, I have been coaching myself and been prepping for 8 weeks so far and have consistently lost just over 1lb per week so far. I have 9 weeks to go - do you think I will be stage ready in that time? Secondly, what body fat do you think I am from my photo? What should I be doing to make...

enkhbayarova‎, 05-19-2015 08:58 AM
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Kayla Itsines BBG

Here's a profile of her workout and the fitness community. What do you think of her guides? Has anyone tried them?

sealeeb1989‎, Yesterday 11:08 AM
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Am I doing this right?

I recently lost 35 pounds and now I want to take my fitness to the next level and gain muscle mass. I am planning to increase my calories from 1700 to 2100. I'm tracking my macros 40-25-35. I will be weight training 4 days of the week and doing HIIT cardio two days. Im new to this and I just worry...

JFrith1820‎, Yesterday 11:07 AM
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Smile PLEASE VOTE!!! Lifetime Fitness 90-Day Challenge Finalist

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! PLEASE VOTE!!! I'm a finalist in Lifetime Fitness 90-Day Transformation Challenge. I need your help. Please vote for me at (Must copy and paste into browser, no link sorry!) Read my story, see my before/after photos and check out my body fat...

mbartling‎, 05-19-2015 11:18 PM
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3 months into bulk...I feel it may be time to stop!

Hey!!! So I've been serious bulking for 3 months's my first actual bulk. I've gone from 120lb to 129. Measurements are up a good amount (thighs 21in from 18in - waist 26 from 24 etc) but I'm now wondering if I should stop and cut. I initially planned to go 6 months but I think I had a...

GraceMullings‎, 05-18-2015 01:03 AM
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Arrow Stagnant after 12 weeks. Eat more? Eat less? More cardio?

I officially started body building in late February of this year. So far I've seen a drop from 31% body fat to 27%, but really no change in weight. I feel that for the last few weeks things have been stagnant or gaining, and I'm not sure if it's diet or exercise and I'm looking for some guidance. ...

cmasny‎, 05-20-2015 04:56 AM
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Bulk or Recomp

Hi there :) This is my first post here, but I have been reading these forums for a couple of years. So I've been training for almost 2 years on and off (holidays, exams etc). I'm 167cm, started off skinnyfat around 58kg (29%BF), and now I'm at my highest weight ever, 66kgs. I've had a few...

Bulk4Lyf‎, 05-20-2015 05:47 PM
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Abdomen trouble/Bloating(?)

Hi all, I was just wonderin about a few things. I've been struggling with the idea of putting on weight due to a long chase with an eating disorder since I was 14, I've only just started to turn things round despite the fact I've been working out for almost 2 years. I'm pretty short, barely reach 4...

Millzibeans‎, 05-19-2015 03:06 AM
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Thinking about a bulk

It's getting close to winter time in Australia and I'm thinking about doing a bulk. I weigh 126 with probably 23-24% bf. I was thinking of bulking through winter up to about 136-138 pounds. I'm not really out to have a bikini body but would be nice to get a bit leaner for summer and to be able to...

viccles007‎, 05-19-2015 01:20 PM
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Unhappy Nutrition help

Hello all, I'm in desperate need of some nutritional advice. I started my journey of getting fit (toned) and overall healthier in January. I started eating a lot cleaner and increasing my protein intake + decreasing carbs . The gym I go to did a metabolism test and suggested I eat approx. 1,500...

dberry00712‎, 05-19-2015 09:54 PM
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Thumbs up Thank you to all forum members!

Over the last 90 days I have lost 52 pounds! When I needed help or had questions I would search the forums here. I just wanted to thank everyone for all of the great information. I finished as a finalist in lifetime Fitness's 90 day weight loss challenge. Please check out my story and vote for me...

Bustinj‎, 05-20-2015 12:46 PM
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Cod for breakfast

Meal plan recently changed to 4 oz cod and cream of rice with 1 tbs almond butter for breakfast. Pleeeeeeease tell me someone has a magical recipe that will make this more appetizing. Fish for first may be the death of me (ok a tad dramatic but you know what I mean).

SkyStandards‎, 05-19-2015 02:31 PM
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Red face Slow metabolism after pregnancy

I have been training (cardio, weight training) and eating cleaner than ever and I noticed I am losing weight but very slow. Maybe my metabolism is slow after baby? Could be thyroid issue? Couldn't get doctor's appointment until next month and I can't figure anything else other than my metabolism...

Bengalifitmom‎, 05-20-2015 08:51 AM
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For those who need/want to take a break from weight training...A thread to vent.

Please share your stories!! Come to vent, ask questions, express your feelings, help others. You may be buff tough women, but we all still beat ourselves up for feeling like we aren't working out enough, and we all know what it feels like to think we are ugly when we are not. Kind of my story(so...

superbuffchick‎, 05-19-2015 06:24 PM
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Fat loss/Muscle building help!

Okay so this is my first post, sorry in advance if there is any stupidity. So basically I know you can't build a load of muscle whilst trying to lose fat, although I have been working out religiously for about 1 year and dropped around 10kgs and have started to build a fair amount of muscle in...

michellealyse‎, 05-18-2015 04:25 PM
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Albany, NY / Albany Strength anyone?

Hi! Is anyone here from Albany, NY or goes to Albany Strength? I'm looking to meet people from the area on here since none of my friends weightlift. I want to try out Albany Strength but am having some anxiety going in alone! Any advice would be appreciated. . especially if you already go there. I...

julietbecker12‎, 05-19-2015 04:33 PM
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