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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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 02:19 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 04:20 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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Newbie

Hi, So I guess I'm not the first one asking for advices here, but I would really like to know what I'm doing wrong with my routine ... I'm french, sorry for the possible mistakes btw! I'm 26, and after years of bulimia & anorexia, I found relief with sport. I recovered one year ago. I'm...

dominorosae‎, 09-16-2014 12:10 AM
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changing from council fitness gym to bodybuilding gym

Where i expect to be the only lady. I feel like I've come to the end of the road at the fitness gym as they have no squat rack and horrible rubber BBs that only go up to 100lb. Really want to start proper DLs and squats. This is the only other gym local to me but I'm a bit nervous about joining. Do...

melDorado‎, Today 07:17 AM
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Question Feeling flu like symptoms after exercising

Has anyone else felt flu like symptoms a day or two after working out? I hadn't worked out for a month because I caught the stomach flu and just seemed really weak for the month of Dec. So here I am in January and I did 3 sets of 12 deadlifts, barbell squats, leg presses, and at the end I did the...

bluegettinit‎, 01-13-2013 12:27 PM
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Ideal arm size for female looking to compete Bikini category?

Hi all, my GF is looking for some feedback on her current size/physique taking into account she is hoping to compete in bikini class. She is 5'2 125lbs with fairly high BF% at the moment (mainly in her arm and under butt). Her main concern is if her arm size is too big for bikini? Currently at...

imdrax‎, Yesterday 12:54 AM
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is there a stream for todays womens physique at olympia?

I see the night stream bit for women's physique at 10:30 this morning there doesn't seem to be an option? Am I just missing something? Tia

travisvwright‎, Today 07:03 AM
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Too embarrassed to squat in gym

Hi, I'm new here, I have weights in the house and can squat 32kg (I weigh about 52kgs and I'm 5'6), but I'm too embarrassed to go to the gym and squat in public. How do I get over this embarrassment? I want to go to the gym as I feel I get a better workout there, mostly cos I'm not sitting around...

shelly453‎, 09-13-2014 11:41 AM
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Is anyone else annoyed at girls bragging they squat?

On my Instagram and Facebook, I see so many girls always bragging that they squat. I'm thinking "Ok...what's the big deal? I squat too, anyone can squat." Now if they were bragging about a PR or weight or a transformation within their body I can see how that'd be different. But all day these girls...

chelle21689‎, 09-17-2014 10:08 AM
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Loosing assets

Hello, I am 17 years old (18 next month) and weigh just over 9 stone. I'm 5 foot 4, and a keen swimmer, gym addict and horse rider. I swim at least twice a week, gym for 40 - 60 mins at least twice a week and horse ride at least once a week. My boobs are a size 34 DD, going in to an E, I would...

Ellsxx‎, 09-18-2014 10:51 AM
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Can't bulk linearly

Hello everybody! So I've been bulking for 6 months now and gained 14 lbs so far (2.31 lb/month), however, all of that was gained with weight spikes. I'd would stay at the same weight for a pretty long while, then up the calories JUST by 100 and all of the sudden 2.2 lbs gain or MORE, which did...

FilthyCasual‎, Yesterday 05:36 AM
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Smile ACE Certification???

HI everyone. Im doing some research on what Personal Trainer Certification would be the best. I have heard many great things about ACE Certification and I may order the study materials. Is anyone ACE Certified? Can you give me a heads up?

Fitness-Fox‎, 02-12-2007 08:22 PM
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Ex cardio-junkie getting into lifting!

Hi everyone! I have been a lurker on this site for quite awhile, but finally decided on joining. I have just very recently gotten into lifting. I used to be a cardio junkie, doing long distance running and endless hours of group lessons like Club Step and Spinning. After lots of research , I...

tash0904‎, 09-18-2014 02:30 AM
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starting over--thoughts?

OK, so after about a year of really being serious, I think I've made some progress. (Sorry, no current pix available.) My butt looks better than it did when I was in my teens/20s. I know I've added some lean mass. However, based on what I see from others who have posted on here with similar...

Spark77‎, 09-11-2014 10:58 AM
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Question keep cutting or ready for bulking? ?

At what point do I stop cutting and start bulking? Im 116# 5'2" and about 24% bf ( tape measure method). I have been consistently training for a year and 4 mons. I can feel abs and leg muscles but they arent visible. TIA

ahays00‎, 09-18-2014 06:52 AM
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Complete newbie, but determined to achieve my goals!

Hey everyone! My name is Katie and I have been a long-time reader of these forums and I have always had an interest in strength training and being a part of the "fitness community", but I had always been nervous about getting into it. I don't have much experience with lifting; I have been a...

zebulancherry‎, 09-10-2014 05:46 PM
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Question Where to get Breast implants in Brisbane/Gold Coast (Australia) area?

Hi there, I am thinking of getting breast implants but need to find a good surgeon... Does anyone have any recommendations or any experiences that they can share to help guide me. Cheers

Blisstas‎, 08-26-2013 01:07 PM
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Question Thoughts on fasted exercise?

So as of recently I've been getting up and getting my morning lift in before my morning clients and I usually eat either after the lift (if I have time) or after my client. Have any of y'all had any success in fasted exercise as their daily routine? Every once in a while? Or not at all breakfast...

erinriley93‎, 09-14-2014 04:31 PM
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Seeking advice on how to get defined abs.

I have just read something on the internet, and of course now that I am trying to ask questions related to what I read, I cant find the dang article. But it basically said that women SHOULD NOT lift heavy when it comes to abs. Is this true? One of my main goals it to trim down my waist, and get a...

badgirlmeat‎, 09-16-2014 08:55 PM
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5 months after implants surgery

I did my second surgery 5 months ago, I would like to ask you if you feel small disconfort after abs workout on days after. Do you remember the period after your surgery if you feel that kind of stuff too? For now I can only do body weight exercicies, if I go to musculation machines I feel tension...

aguaintegral‎, 09-09-2014 04:42 AM
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Help with cutting

If I was to guess I would say I'm about 25% bf and about 146#. Over the last 2 months I have been bulking and put on about 10# of muscle. I was trying to bet to about 155 before I started cutting but I can't get passed 146-148#. Is it a lost cause or should I give it a few weeks and start to cut?...

Kryptongirl16‎, 09-16-2014 06:37 PM
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Sexism In The Weight Section of The gym

Last night before I did cardio I decided to shoot a video based on what i have been dealing from the gym lately at 24 hour fitness and would like to hear others opinion on this from both men and women who actually try to lift a good amount of weight. RIRGsB_XJHI Would love to hear other...

rdy2bfit‎, 09-16-2014 12:17 PM
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Have any women tried universal sterol complex?

Has any women tried it and seen side effects . And if u tried it could u explain ur experience with it :)

nadaline123‎, 09-16-2014 09:54 AM
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hi there. Trying to get into shape

So I have been working on losing weight (I am 231 pounds. I have thus far lost 17 pounds.) but as I have been working out I have found something. I LOVE TO LIFT and honestly..I want a body with muscle. I was wondering if any of you have went from being VERY overweight (in my case I got wraped up in...

xenobiarose‎, 09-16-2014 05:23 PM
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Hypothyroid and losing weight/competition

Has anyone lost weight or competed after being diagnosed with a hypothyroid? I was recently diagnosed and would like to compete, but feel discouraged from what I have read online.

MingYoun36‎, 09-06-2014 01:01 PM
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indirect ab development?

I've been doing PHUL for a month, lifts are steadily increasing, I have gained 2.4 lbs, and my measurements are increasing as well. I am weighing and measuring and recording everything and am at a small surplus in calories. I have not done any direct ab work but I find myself much more aware of my...

TorreTornado‎, 09-16-2014 02:45 PM
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training major muscle sufficient?

is training major muscle sufficient for muscle gain? so that i can lose the body fat i have been training 2 muscle groups a day but i havent got any progress. chest/ bicep back/ tricep legs/ shoulders abs on everyday

Kairi91‎, 09-16-2014 12:21 AM
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