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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: 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: 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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How do I get beach lean?

I think i have a good amount of muscle for now and im thinking of cutting now! i currently weigh 126 im 5'2 and 22% bf. I'm eating whole foods only should I do cardio or no?

basicdrea‎, Today 04:05 PM
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Beginner help

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a 25 year old woman. I'm 5" 2 and weigh 84 pounds. I'm seriously underweight and I struggle to eat regularly. I'm generally just looking for advice as a beginner. Can you offer any advice on gaining weight, what types of food will help (I'm also vegan) My...

Jmcdermott7‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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Advice on mild injury please!

Hi everyone! About 3 weeks ago, I started lifting weights and I've been loving it. However, today was upper body day and I was training my arms and back and close to the end of my workout, I started to feel a little discomfort in my left shoulders while doing shoulder presses. It's been a few hours...

Suzq86‎, 03-25-2017 12:10 PM
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Unhappy Training for back pain related to large breasts

Hello, I haven't trained for a long while, and am thinking of getting back to it. I have read the boob sticky, but it doesn't cover this that I could see. I have had, for years now, on and off, constant pain between my shoulder blades due to having large boobs and the resulting bad posture....

Baarb82‎, Yesterday 01:29 PM
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Cheat meal weight gain while on creatine

Hi all, Just wanna know what's your experience with water gain after having cheat meal while on creatine. I have taken creatine (first time, 4g daily) for the past 2 weeks and weekends are usually my cheat days where i don't count calories and macro and try to eat normally. However, i...

sharyJadennxr‎, Today 06:05 PM
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Another Benchpress Competition by 400Lb Gorilla

https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=173720541 I know, I know, I said I would be doing a squat competition this time, but I am nursing a slightly fukked up knee so I went with a lift I could actually do :D This the same kind of competition I have been running. Paused bench and...

400Lb Gorilla‎, 03-24-2017 04:38 PM
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Glutes Vs. Abs & lower back (How to order the cycles)

Hi All, I have lost 13 pounds and need to determine my next course of action. But I need your advice on whether I should cut more now or start bulking. I have some goals I would like to achieve. Firstly I would like to focus on a few different body parts to improve their shape and tone. I would...

Roxy003‎, Today 01:39 PM
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Going to do something scary

Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce myself:) I'm Trish and I've been hanging around a while soaking up a ton of information from all the knowledgable people here. So what's this scary thing I'm gonna do? Well I've started a journal and made some claims and set some goals so now that it's in...

MrsDisaster‎, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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Goals For 2017

I thought it was cool to see what all people had accomplished in 2016, and since the new year is almost upon us, why not post some goals.

Partyrocking‎, 12-19-2016 12:52 PM
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Barbell/Hip Thrust Pad

Hi Ladies, I'm sure this question has been asked a number of times before but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. What barbell pads do you guys suggest for hip thrusts? The past week I've managed to up my hip thrust to 40kg, it may not sound a lot but my hips have swollen from my...

halexis91‎, 03-22-2017 09:03 AM
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Need help!!

10 days out of my natural npc contest. I'm proud to say I have not used ANY fat burners, diuretics, etc. Nothing foreign in my body crpt for multivit. This is me as of today. I'm still leaning out. My water is up and these pics are after my breakfast shake and 24oz coffee. This is also my...

kitpapa‎, 03-22-2017 08:15 AM
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Help with Nutrition

I am trying to loose weight and gain muscle. I eat 1520 calories with 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat. I always go over my fat and eat about 70 or 80 grams of fat a day. Every week my weight goes up and only a few times it goes down. My body fat and muscle also fluctuates. I want to...

annadeangelis95‎, 03-26-2017 01:18 PM
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Exclamation Help! Am I eating too little calories?

Hey! So I am new to bodybuilding.com but would love to get some insight from y'all. I have been training with a personal trainer for the past 3 months, while I have lost approx 8 kg of body fat. I feel like I have hit quite a slump, I have approx. 4 kg of fat left to lose but I am a bit...

blonde4gains‎, 03-23-2017 07:04 AM
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When to increase weight

I am a beginner starting with a full body workout, 3 days a week. I am using mostly machines to get proper form ingrained. One or two non machine exercises. How will I know when to increase the weight that I am using? Right now I lift what I can lift for 10 rep and 2 sets and almost fail....

SeekerOfTheWay‎, 03-24-2017 05:11 PM
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I think i have messed my shoulders(need motivation)

Okay im new here & as well as to weightlifting ..23 yrs old ..started just three months ago ..I dont have an access to gym in my city so i started at home .. bought weights ..4 kg barbell rod ..3 kg dumbbells ..I started with bodyweight exercises & then progressed upto weights ..From last 3 days i...

vjfit22‎, 03-05-2017 08:15 AM
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Working out while working night shift?!

I am an RN who is switching to full time 8 hour night shifts next week (11:00pm-7:30am) and I was wondering if anyone else is doing this or has experience with this? I have been doing some 12 hr night shifts that kick my butt and make it very hard to workout, so I know it till be a lot more easy...

Katelyn357‎, 11-30-2011 12:33 PM
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Is it normal to not sweat during workouts?

I'm a 24 year old female, I was very active most of my life but had a baby 2 years ago and became quite stationary. For the last week I have been trying to get back in shape. The issue that I'm having is that I'm not sweating, at all. My heart rate during workouts sits around 160 (60-70 if I'm not...

aureliee‎, 03-24-2017 11:21 AM
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Question Lauren simpson fitness plan

Hey everyone, so I wasn't sure if anyone knows who Lauren simpson is, but I recently found her on IG. She is a bikini competitor from Australia. She offers fitness plans, which I was interested in due to her before pictures looking much like my present. I was wondering has anyone on here ever tried...

Melalexxxx55‎, 03-21-2017 06:46 PM
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Macro experiment for my first actual off season

A lot of you girls know I've been a competitor for the past few years and done well with it. But I only really started working with macros 2 years ago (I don't necessarily have the experience that some may assume I have, lol). My first year I kind of did things on intuition... so I'm not super...

ProYeo‎, 04-27-2016 09:34 AM
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Slimmer leg muscles?

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Recently I have set a goal where I want to achieve slimmer leg muscles. I am an athlete who has been active in competitive sports such as tumbling for many years, but overtime I have noticed my leg/thigh muscles grow significantly bulkier compared to the past...

starlight2341‎, 03-25-2017 11:33 AM
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Red face Help! I love my butt just the way it is, but its shrinking!

Hello, I've been exercising using no equipment for about 6 months, and recently introduced more cardio so that I can lose weight in my thighs and knee area and be more heart healthy. I've always kinda had a bubble butt and always loved it, but now its shrinking faster than my legs. I've...

popcorndream‎, 03-24-2017 10:18 AM
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Question Dissertation Study on Female Amateur Bodybuilders

Hi, I am currently undertaking a dissertation study which will focus on female bodybuilders that compete at amateur level (e.g. bikini fitness, figure). The study will aim to explore how female amateur bodybuilders experience their pathway of bodybuilding. It will focus on the onset, escalation...

Jhigginson1995‎, 03-24-2017 12:39 PM
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Progress pics (mini unintentional recomp) and what needs work?

I haven't been doing anything special these past two months but I have been trying to force more food and push my workouts harder. I took the first pic around New Years and the second one last night. My clothes have been looser in the waist. I noticed I look leaner in the second but seem to have...

inkedcat9‎, 03-17-2017 03:57 PM
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Question Starting Again

I had some problems awhile back with my arms. Doctor told me to stop using the pulling machines inside the gym. The doctor also told me to stop going to the gym and use the kettlebells instead. Said my arms had a wide carrying angle. Said its much safer for my built. Would kettlebells be effective?...

NamHaley888‎, 03-19-2017 02:51 AM
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If lifting is the way to get that 'toned' look, then why...?

I keep reading that the only way to get that sought-after 'lean, tight, toned' look is in fact to lift heavy and that muscles cannot be 'toned' or 'tightened,' they can only get bigger. But if this is true, then why do the women who lift that I know have bulging arm muscles, big thighs (muscular,...

jal845‎, 03-08-2017 12:48 AM
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