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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: 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: 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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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 03:51 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 03:51 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 09:12 AM
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body fat %

Hello everyone, This is my first post. I am a 37 year old, 5'4'', 126lb female and I have been weightlifting in a structured manner for one month (4x a week, heavy compound lifts + accessory work, minimal cardio). I do have some prior lifting experience but it was not structured and it was lower...

brankers‎, 02-06-2018 12:19 PM
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Switching to yoga for maintenance?

Hello! At this point in my fitness journey, I want to step back from weight-lifting for a little bit and focus on a lower impact sport. Since I am not trying to build size at this time, I was looking towards yoga. I would really like to help reduce pain and discomfort accumulated from a car...

euphoriarockets‎, Today 11:51 AM
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Please help. My program isn't working for me.

I'm currently doing The Vikings Bare Bones full body routine as I can only train 3 days a week. I'm finding that it's too much for me in one workout and towards the end I have no strength. I'm also finding that it's too upper body focussed and I'm a woman who wants leg and booty gains! I'm...

chocheaven‎, Yesterday 03:24 AM
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Girls that claim they are gaining too much muscle?

Many times when I talk to a girl about working out they complain about the upper body workout and say they are gaining too much muscle in that area. These girls are my friends, sisters, and/or cousins. I eat above maintenance to gain muscle and I lift a lot heavier than them, and I don't even see...

chelle21689‎, 05-18-2012 09:57 AM
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Cheated on my diet! 10 weeks out !! Help

I’m a little over 10 weeks out until my bikini competition. I ate pizza and I’m feeling super guilty I just wanna know if I ruined everything. Updated: Sorry I didn’t include my information before, I am 20 years old, 5’5, about 128 pounds, tomorrow marks my last day of high carbs, I’m...

jennaswe‎, Yesterday 11:25 PM
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Calorie deficit and weight plateau

Hi guys. Some info first: Female 25yo 5'8" About 145 About 19% BF according to my gurus scale Im at the end of 6th week of prep for a show in May (about 10 weeks to go). I have a trainer who also makes my meal plans. The first 3/4 weeks i was losing a steady 1.5lbs/wk. But recently my...

sclem92‎, 02-16-2018 03:36 PM
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Need suggestions for weight lifting schedule

Hi! I’ve just joined the community but I have some experience with having a trainer. I no longer have the funds for a personal trainer but I would really like to start lifting again. Without direction I always feel lost walking around the free weights and machines. I find myself asking “Should...

89ellipsis‎, 02-14-2018 03:43 PM
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Non-Supportive Partner

Does anyone have issues with their husband/sig. other not supporting your goals in the gym? My husband does not want me to appear muscular (I currently don't but not from lack of trying!) and sometimes mocks me when I try to talk about a new PR or sees me watching videos of other woman I look up to...

gcarey3678‎, 01-09-2018 12:40 PM
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Smile i need some new running shoes, any recommendations?

ill be using them for anything, running/jogging, elliptical, spinning, weightlifting etc. so anyways if anybody has any recommendations id really appreciate that! reps!!!!!!

justanothagirl‎, 04-26-2007 03:20 PM
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Smile Tips for a beginner?

Hey, i'm new to strength training and I was wondering if anyone would share any tips on diet, or exercise. I'm starting with a clean bulk; I also want to know some glute activation exercises, and how to build quads. If you have any opinion on inexpensive protein powder, that would be great too (I...

Aiden2440‎, 02-14-2018 04:38 PM
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Please help with my wife's stomach issues

Hello. I am looking for some advise for my wife. She has been trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle and we are running into some issues. Specifically related to her stomach. She currently does a mixture of 21 day fix, Insanity Max 30, and running. The problem is that when she tries eating...

ehr1024‎, 02-15-2018 11:50 AM
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People say I'm bulky

greetings from Austria! sorry for any grammatical errors. my work colleagues started saying to me Im bulky. I started working out after 1 year break (chest/bizeps, legs, shoulder/trizeps, back in 4 day training). My husband is bodybuilder so we train together. I train like him 15 reps, 8...

Retasa1106‎, 02-12-2018 07:59 AM
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Total Beginner, help?

I'm a total beginner. I've never really been to the gym but I've always really wanted to get into shape but I'm not sure where to stop. A little about me: Height: 5'2" Weight: 125 Age:19 B-W-H: 34C-27.5-36 I generally wear a size S/Size 4 I generally consume between 1600-1800 calories w/a...

cly98‎, 02-15-2018 10:11 AM
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Lightbulb New on this forum, badly need your advices..

Hi everyone! I’m reading from you guys since many months but I never felt that I needed to become a member.. till now, I really need some help from people who know more than me. I’m 30 years old, mom of 3 kids. I’m 5’7 and reached 180lbs at my maximum. I did a diet and managed to lose 51lbs in...

FancyFrenchie‎, 02-06-2018 09:56 PM
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Recovering From Eating Disorder, Want to Gain Muscle!

Hi everyone! My name is Monika and I'm a 21-year-old college student. Recently, I extended my four year program into five years to give myself time to recover from my eating disorder. It lasted ten years but I'm finally taking the time to eat a lot of healthy food, exercise, sleep and to do regular...

Monikachama‎, 02-14-2018 05:19 PM
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About to start Fierce 5 - looking for advice

Hi All, I've been doing a bit of ****arounditis for the last 6-8 months for various reasons and am finally able to settle into doing a dedicated novice program. Fierce 5 looks like something i can take on with more consistency. I'll be incorporating some glute work (bridges, etc) but is there...

4Me2017‎, 02-12-2018 06:54 PM
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Got my **** together

Sorry posted and bailed. I was being a whiney little bitch. As you guys said, that was part of my problem and brought on myself No more. I want to take care of me and use only energy from supportive people. Yeah, I’ve had to grow up because I do what makes me happy. That means toxic...

Homebounded‎, 02-11-2018 06:41 AM
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Keeping What I've Gained (Muscle) While Recovering from Surgery?

I have a surgery coming up in a few months; which I'll not be able to "lift, pull, bend, twist" for 12 weeks. Arrrrr, I've worked so hard to get this strong, and obtain nice muscle definition. Is there things I can do while recovering to at least keep what I have, and not loose it? Or am I simply...

sledgurl07‎, 02-05-2018 08:33 PM
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Trying to gain weight

Hey guys. Well, listen, I'm really desperate. Last summer I noticed I had gain a few pounds, so I decided to take them off. I love running, so I started to do cardio almost every day for 30 min. I cut some calories and by almost the end of the vacations I looked as I wanted. I started eating...

Rubidragon‎, 02-12-2018 05:52 PM
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Should I bulk, cut, or maintain?

I've been doing a slow cut + doing crossfit for about 8 months now and have lost ~15 lbs, and I wanted to get opinions on what I should do now. I feel like i still have a lot of fat to lose but I'd like to get more into oly weightlifting (possibly competing) and gain a lot more strength and muscle....

snowphia‎, 02-12-2018 04:02 PM
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Should I do Starting Strength even if it's not designed to achieve my long term goals

*Decided to repost here for advice from other girls* Hi everyone! I started reading consistently about weightlifting, nutrition, fitness, etc on December last year. Mainly because I wanted to have a clear understanding of all the basics before going into the gym and also to reduce the risk of...

gigi890‎, 02-12-2018 01:07 PM
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Finding a posing coach??

Hi ladies! I’m hoping to get recommendations or advice on how to find posing coaches in or around the upstate South Carolina area. I am competing (OCB bikini) for the first time in September and would like to find an in-person posing coach for this first competition. Thank you!

AimeeMarie‎, 02-11-2018 08:53 AM
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Is it possible to make my thighs slimmer but make my booty bigger?

I want to slim down my thighs but build my glute muscles. Is there a way to do this or do I have to accept that I will get bigger thighs if I want a bigger butt?

grumpsneko‎, 02-01-2018 03:09 AM
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I hate vegetables, what can I do???

Trying to start a healthy diet, but I hate vegetables. Have never eatin them, the thought of them makes me want to throw up. Are they really that important if taking a multivitamin?? Is there anything I can substitute for them??? Love fruit, meat, and carbs.

cpazh5‎, 11-20-2010 09:12 AM
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Joined but never set up profile etc last year

I get teased by my friends that I’m buns and guns. However, yesterday my husband said you’re 38 you need womanly curves. Stop trying to look like a man. It hurts cuz I had finally started liking myself because I’m a former anorexic that was 83 lbs. now I weigh 123. As if that didnt hurt enough,...

Homebounded‎, 02-03-2018 02:55 AM
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