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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: 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: 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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Arm Suggestions?

Hello - totally new here! I thought my arms were mostly fat until I lost some weight and came up with what's in the attached pictures. When they lay flat they look 'weird' like my shoulder and tricep is too big. When I flex, they look ok but it is still too big for me. They are 11" unflexed and...

Rosalynne‎, Today 02:22 PM
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How many calories should I be eating/when to start cut? (body dysmorphia)

Hello! I am a 20 y.o. female, 5'4" and 119lbs. I have been seriously lifting for about 3/4 of a year and I am starting to notice significant muscle gains. I lift for an hour 4 times a week and do 30 minute cardio about 3 times a week. I am having a lot of trouble determining how many calories I...

mindfulmushroom‎, Today 02:58 PM
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Body part Split

Please check out my body space and let me know what you think. I lift five days a week, only an hour most days. If my days off work fall on the weekend I lift an hour and a half.mi cut for spring and summer but have been at maintence for two weeks and plan to bulk starting in August. Currently...

WordsOfTruth‎, 07-24-2017 12:11 PM
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ab workouts and getting abs..

I know that to get abs u need a lower body fat percent. but i was wondering if i should incorporate some ab workouts. i really want to get more ab definition since its the only area of my body that im self conscious about. heres so pics.. what do u recommend? should i bulk and add muscle then cut?...

basicdrea‎, 07-24-2017 03:33 PM
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Good workouts for enhanced waistline?

My measurements are Bust--34" Waist--26 (while bloated which has been for a few weeks) Hips--34" I've done stomach vacuuming and some other core exercises.

Nervegirl1‎, 07-24-2017 12:01 PM
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Post Can you build hips?

Ive read many times that you cant build mass on hips, ive seen fitness models (befores) and a lot of other before and afters were women who had a very straight skinny body type and now have pornstar hips (in a good way!) im talking about a 8+ inch growth on the hips. They look extremely solid...

DanisaSahdala‎, Yesterday 04:40 PM
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Eating/exercise for bigger butt

18yr old girl. 5'8---112 lbs I have really fast metabolism and hardly an appetite. I can say I have a nice body and muscle tone but I wanted to fill out more on my lower body. I started lifting early this year to build mass. No cardio, I grew an inch & half of butt in about a month, forcing...

Nervegirl1‎, 07-19-2017 08:11 AM
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Water weight like mad.

More of a vent than anything else...I haven't changed my diet (maybe a 100 calorie surplus on a couple of days from an extra scoop or protein at night), and yet I've bloated up with 2-3lbs of water weight over the last couple of days. No extra carbs, no extra sodium. Just, boom, water. Maybe...

heywakeupami‎, Today 11:11 AM
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fat loss

HI, I am a 36 year old female trying to lose fat. I am 5feet 2 inch weighing 112.4 lbs. with 24.7% body fat. My goal is to reach to 15% body . I am on 1350 cals per day meal plan. How many pounds do i need to lose to achieve my goal? Is it possible to gain some lean mass while losing fat? Please...

passion727‎, 07-23-2017 06:06 AM
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Does meal frequency really matter?

I am sure there are countless debates on this -- but I am curious what you girls do as far as frequency goes with meals. I tend to vary -- sometimes I do the small food every 3 hours - sometimes I skip my snack times in order to accommodate what I want to eat at specific meal like dinner. Is...

AliGip‎, Yesterday 08:13 AM
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Can anyone recommend Diastasis Recti workouts?

Hi, I'm new to this site and just finding these helpful forums. I'm a mom of 4 girls, with my youngest almost two. They are all close in age, so I have had back-to-back pregnancies. I have been working out off and on for a while but it has only been in the last 2 months where I have made it a...

mandy5197‎, 05-22-2013 11:52 AM
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Smile First time BULKERS apply here ;)

I'll start. To summarize.... when *I* started~I'm not sure when to say my bulk began. Initially I went from eating at a deficit to eating at what I perceived as maintenance(1900-2000ish) around mid-August. Started eating about 200-300ish above maintenance by the 3rd week in August. BUT my...

brandibopeep‎, 10-04-2010 01:58 PM
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Gymshark Leggings

Ladies, how do you feel about Gymshark leggings? Best type? Are they comfortable? Good quality? I just ordered two pairs of the flex leggings, hoping they're worth it!

veronikafit‎, 07-21-2017 08:02 AM
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Running before lifting

Would it be hurtful or helpful if I ran/walked just one mile right before lifting?

tbmount‎, 07-24-2017 03:10 PM
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Creatine for fat loss - Women

Hi, I am a 36 year old female at 24.7 % body fat. I want to lose some fat and I was wondering can I use Creatine to lose fat and preserve muscle. I am so skeptical about it as Creatine for women is not highly recommended. Can any one help me with the below questions? 1. Is is safe to use...

passion727‎, Yesterday 10:08 AM
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InBody scan WTF!!!!

On a whim, I did an InBody scan exactly a year ago while visiting family at local gym. In an effort to build muscle The past year, specifically the past 6 months, I've cut cardio and focused on weights. I workout 6 days a week...3 strength circuit classes and 3 weight sessions on on my own. I eat...

kirstywithak‎, Yesterday 01:11 PM
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I need more glute exercises

I'm an 18 year old girl, 112lbs after I started training in bodybuilding. I started working out early this year and after the 1st month I specifically measured my glutes (main focus for building) and noticed I'd gained 1.5 inches. I never stayed in the gym over 1.5 hours, was very inconsistent,...

Nervegirl1‎, 07-24-2017 11:55 AM
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Question Train Arms and Back without getting bulky?

Hello, I am a gym newbie wanting to lose mass (fat) on my arms I am wanting to tone my arms and back without it looking worse as in "puffier" I am confused on how to plan my routine and avoid those results, how many times a week should I work them out? any way to avoid this? Any extra tips are...

DanisaSahdala‎, Yesterday 10:53 AM
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Workout program to reduce cellulite?

I've always been slim, hanging around 21-23% BF. Right before I got pregnant I was at 21 %, doing half an hour HIIT 4-5 days a week and half an hour to 45 minutes of strength training. I never saw a reduction in my cellulite (and I was BUSTING my butt in the gym!). I'm due in 3 months, and as soon...

sophiemy‎, Yesterday 11:01 AM
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Confusion solution - Losing fat while building a booty as a woman

Hey guys! I've posted some questions in more general sections but I still feel like I have a lot of questions that I'm just not clear on and it would be super helpful to hear from some women with possibly similar body types or men with experience training women. Basically whatever first hand...

Asstronaut‎, 07-16-2017 03:23 PM
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Hand and Finger Issues

Hi all, I'm new to this forum, I did search for posts on this issue, but didn't find any - so if a thread/post already exists, please point me in the right direction. About me. As a middle aged, overweight woman, with a badly arthritic knee and lower back issues - I went back to the gym...

Patsy2800‎, 07-21-2017 05:10 PM
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Bodybuilders with Diabetes

Hello, I am a 38 years old female training and considering the possibiltiy of starting to compete in Fitness and body Figure, but at the moment and I am looking for any type of advice from possibles bodybuilders with Diabetes type I if there is any one available through any of the...

yol_rosa‎, 05-02-2009 02:45 AM
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Question women"s testosterone

Hi all, I am a 49 year women, I workout 5-6day a week, lifting, running, cycling etc. I stopped taking the pill a few weeks ago because I wanted to see if it would help me shed some weight around my middle. I have always been pretty petite but all of the sudden I look 5 months pregnant, abs are...

mismolly‎, 07-25-2017 06:07 PM
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Breast implants and chest exercises?

I have read conflicting views on whether or not you can exercise your chest when you have breast implants. Mine are not new I had them done two years ago. I have read that it can shift the position of the implant but I find this difficult to believe considering that they are placed within the...

petitpowerhouse‎, 02-13-2010 04:01 PM
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Smile Beginner, would appreciate some advice.

Hi, I am a 29 year old woman and started lifting weights with my 69 year old mother 2 months ago. We are both absolute beginners but trying to educate ourselves. We have been using a mixture of Bowflex, free weights and calisthenics to train. We were using the Bowflex to do Low Back Extensions...

Kalypso333‎, 07-23-2017 08:09 PM
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