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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Question Competitors and waist trainers????

Okay, so I'm sure by now we all have seen the parodies and memes of women in waist trainers. However, there are women that swear by them. My waist was a little blocky last year during my first figure season and I wanted to try to bring in my waist. Has anyone tried a waist trainer and what was...

sheharah‎, Today 07:13 AM
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Question Routine has to change :(

My whole life has changed (jobs/school) and now I only have Thursday morning, Saturday and Sunday free. Before I did upper on Tue and Sat, and lower on Thurs and Sun. Is it possible to still progress in terms of building muscle and strength if I can only work out these three days? Thursday...

tvist‎, Today 10:41 AM
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Why women shouldn;t train like men

Sorry if this is a repost, but I did a quick search and didn't see it. Menno seems to have a less conventional approach to coaching than most online coaches I've seen. I enjoy reading his stuff and this article is no different. Just some food for thought. ...

lee__d‎, Yesterday 07:40 AM
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Exclamation Prozac experiences?

Hi, I have been prescribed prozac to help with my Body Image after having recovered fro anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anyway I am terrified of weight gain (mainly fat gain, muscle I'd be ok with), metabolic effects and that it won't work. Does anyone have an experience with prozac? I would...

misspippainpink‎, 01-20-2015 02:31 AM
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Who's on Instagram?? Let's motivate each other

Just started on instagram about 3 months ago, I find it to be great for inspiration!! Anyone else on there? lets follow each other!!!! :) My username is @sarahramm

lilramm‎, 12-30-2014 08:22 PM
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Arrow New, 17, Female :)

Hey, I've been going to the gym for about 2 years now, doing mostly cardiovascular workouts and I haven't seen as much difference as I would like. I am aiming for fat loss, and started weights a few months ago. I have noticed that my legs are actually getting bigger, and look fatter, when it's...

lizmoo0721‎, Today 09:21 AM
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Ladies how much do you bench press?

I am just curious what other girls bench press. The last time I bench pressed I lifted 70lb for 8 reps. I was reading an article on tnation that talked about how few men can bench 300lb. and there was a table there says about 1% of men can bench 300lb. and about 1% of women can bench 135lb. I...

yummycow‎, 11-22-2012 06:41 PM
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lift and run

Is it counter productive to lift heavy weights and train for a half marathon at the same time? My goal is to have a good race time and progress to heavier weights. Is it a bad idea to do this at the same time? also,obviously aesthetics are important i dont want to lose muscle and i track my macros...

maryjane333‎, Yesterday 08:09 AM
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Smile Deadlifts

Quick question for everyone.. How much do you currently deadlift during your workout? What do the numbers look like based on your current body weight? I'm trying to complete a poll and would appreciate any feedback! Thanks ladies :)

hockeyfitness4‎, Yesterday 07:09 AM
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Smile Seeking a Trainner/Coach in NJ/NYC Area

I am throwing in the towel. I need expert advice for my nutrition and training. I want get ripped and maybe participate bikini show. Can anyone recommend a professional in my area in NYC or NJ.

sweet24‎, Yesterday 10:18 PM
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Parents are so against me weightlifting?

Hi guys! To start off, I am a 17 year old girl who was been weightlifting for 6 months. I have seen great progress, and really work hard in the gym. However, when at dinner with my parents and brother last night, I thought it would be nice to share that I wanted to do Cross Fit- a type of...

jiaxie97‎, 01-24-2015 09:29 AM
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Deadlift question

I'm at the point where I want to attempt a 135 pound deadlift, obviously with a 45 pound plate on each side. Stupid question - how do you get the plates on the bar. I've been doing them in the squat rack... but so far it has been light enough for me to move from the squat rack to the floor. Once i...

fitfanatic123‎, Yesterday 02:03 PM
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Butt building

My butt is fairly flat, is it possible to build upon by lifting light weights or doing the likes of pilates?????? or hill walking??? how do you build your butt? any advice appreciated

dollyisfit‎, 01-23-2015 04:52 PM
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Am I doing enough?

I am 5'10 and 151 lbs. Maybe around 25% body fat. I have a small frame and think I need to lose another 15 lbs fat. I have lost 45 lbs. Started stronglifts over a year ago. Near end of last year switch to Strong Curves. Now back to Stronglifts with some extra like hip thrusts,etc. I quit my...

rdkstar‎, 01-20-2015 11:07 AM
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Listening to music in the gym - how?

Yes, I am aware that this is going to be one of the stupidest questions ever. :) I see lots of people here love to listen to music in the gym. So do I! But generally only for cardio, when I can place my Iphone on the little support rack in front of the machine knowing that it is safe and...

IzTriv‎, 01-20-2015 01:53 PM
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alternatives to lifting

Looking for advice on ways to stay fit/healthy while transitioning from lifting as a lifestyle. Long story short, training since 2003 with typical nutrition (high protein, lower carb). Many years of powerlifting, kb's, and cross fit. Facing genetic polycystic kidney disease, told to follow very...

sonti‎, 01-25-2015 09:28 AM
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Question Females Competing with Tattoos

Hey everyone! I'm hoping to start competing in a few years (I'm not sure in what category but this question will apply to all). I've seen guys asking similar questions but I was wondering if it was different for us ladies. Would having tattoos affect ranking for women? I've seen the guys say that...

Surfergirl763‎, 01-24-2015 03:01 PM
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Is this possible??

Long long time lurker here. I have a question I'm hoping you can help me with. I've googled but never come across the answer. Ok here goes, let's say I wanted to compete in a bikini comp and I've already got a great base of muscle, let's say there's a few dates coming up I could choose for my...

chey101‎, 01-21-2015 06:23 PM
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Any other girls out thee eating over 2200 cal per day?

I am a college student and currently eating around 2300 cal and gaining at a very slowww rate. It just feels like SO much food to me. When im with friends, Im always eating WAY more than them. Larger portions of everything, at every meal. It baffles my mind when I see others, ie my roommate,...

floridagirl7‎, 01-19-2015 08:48 PM
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newbie. calorie limit and bulking/cutting

Hi, im female 17yrs old and weigh 107 pounds. My goal is to build muscle but i find it completely impossible to reach my calorie limit, I calculated my calorie limit and with the surplus of 130 calories its 2,000 a day which i still find to be a lot for me. Ive started my training about 2 months...

kimberry5‎, 01-25-2015 04:58 PM
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Fat loss / scale :(

A little background - I'm 32, 5'7", and 153 lbs. I started lifting when I was a teen but life and events took over - fast forward to a husband and two young kids, I want to get back into my workout days body :) I work out 3 days a wk - using the lifting routine from The New Rules of Lifting for...

genglerm1‎, 01-20-2015 07:09 AM
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skin removal surgery

any one had this done ?were you happy? what type ?I am new here and lost a lot of weight and wondering how was the surgery and recovery and out come things not to do and things to do and any advice ?

marzs18‎, 01-25-2015 03:49 PM
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Calling all over35 females who might be interested!

Hello ladies! We have a new thread going on in the over35 section. If you have any overall goals set in mind and are looking for support or to stay accountable, there's a motivational thread that has been set up with a deadline goal of June 1st, 2015. I would be great to see more females...

kimm4‎, 01-24-2015 02:00 PM
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Research Into Bodybuilding

Hey ladies, I'm doing my university psychology dissertation on bodybuilding, which is reliant on me being able to distribute a survey to as many bodybuilders as possible (18+ years old and active in bodybuilding for at least 6 months). This research has the potential to be published as a...

BerserkrRage93‎, 01-24-2015 12:34 PM
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Smile Competent at the gym... but look like an idiot in other sports.

Hey girls, I could use your input because I am feeling embarrassed. Just like you, I work my butt off at the gym and am fairly competent. However, when I go play a team sport (like soccer), I canít say I even look like an athlete. In fact I look like an idiot, even though Iím the only one on the...

SportyAndGirly‎, 01-14-2015 07:13 PM
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