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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: 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: 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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Smile Fitness Photographers in San Diego / LA

Hi all! I am an Australian coming to USA compete in a few weeks in San Diego - I am looking for really great BB/Fit photographers in the area. San Diego / LA I am also competing at the Kentucky Pro incase you have any suggestions for here also. Also any suggestions on what to do /...

zoecyifbbpro‎, Yesterday 09:56 PM
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Question Am I ready to consider competing in bikini?

Hey! I'm new to posting in the forums, but a long time bodybuilding.com silent user. I've been lifting for a little over 2 years now. I've been through 2 long cutting cycles (first was my transformation from obese to "fit") and 1 short bulking phase. This is my first real year long bulk that...

sheena11‎, 08-14-2018 11:02 AM
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Upper abdomin sticks out causes crease in stomach

Hi, I’m 22. I eat pretty healthy and I lift weights everyday. I weigh about 130 pounds and I’m 5’7. I have a tiny waist of about 24.5-25 inches when I’m not bloated, which happens a lot. However, my upper abdomin sticks out and it causes this horizontal crease in my stomach, which is super...

hunterchick2014‎, 08-14-2018 07:26 AM
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Starting arms- tips for building the right amount of muscle? :(((

Advice or tips for building enough muscle in my arms for it to look SLIGHTLY defined and lean, but not enough to see the visible muscles or muscle definition. I was thinking of doing arms as normal and then stopping progressive overload when ive got the perfect amount of muscle but should i...

bitMEL‎, 08-14-2018 04:02 PM
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Smile first time fitness

(sorry if this is really dumb!! i'm completely new at fitness!) As my resolution last year I decided to try and lose some weight! I've never been athletic, but from changing my diet to healthier foods and just walking around 3+ hr a day I lost about 30 lbs. (also some workouts in my room i...

lizethr‎, 06-27-2018 08:09 PM
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How can I look muscular, not just toned?

First off, I'm 19 not 48. Not sure why it says that.I want to look muscular and some might even say "bulky" for a woman. Not necessarily super impossibly ripped but I want to work for a visible six pack, muscular arms, etc. I've been cutting and I plan to do so for the next 6 months, but after...

staygold27‎, 08-11-2018 11:51 AM
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Keeping positive is hard some days!

I’ve been lifting 2 years or so. I’ve made pretty good progress. Recently cutting and lost over 15lbs. Wanting to switch gears. I still feel like I have too much fat and not enough muscle but I think I’ve been WAY too focused on scale weight which doesn’t even matter and not enough focus on eating...

gcarey3678‎, 08-13-2018 05:23 PM
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How can you get rid of under ass fat?

I seem to have this problem mostly on the right side. Glutes exercises helped a little, but the bags of fat are still there and they look even worse in different lighting. I am not sure what is the cause of this and how i could solve it.

ema2396‎, 07-30-2018 07:29 AM
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Charlie Mike Question

Hello! Over thinker here! I'm looking at the Charlie Mike workout and it describes the circuits as 3 rounds, then by each exercise it says 3 sets of X reps. Is that 3 rounds of 3 sets or three rounds of one set each round (thus totaling the 3 sets I see next to the exercise)? Thanks in...

LindseyC55‎, 08-13-2018 12:36 PM
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Exclamation Bad..bikini prep help

Okay so I went to a family party last night and was doing very well. I made a Whiteclaw fit into my macros and before I knew it I was downing vodka waters and Bacardi from the bottle...I screwed up. I’m 7 weeks out and so afraid I screwed up bad in one night. I feel I really needed that one night...

Acavett‎, 08-12-2018 07:16 PM
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Calluses - how to deal?

I'm fast getting calluses on my hands, under the middle and ring fingers of both hands. Anything I can do to stave them off or do I have to file them under 'occupational hazard'? I wear gloves but they're pretty flimsy. I might try thicker ones. Other than that all I can think of is handcream. What...

IDoTheThings‎, 08-07-2018 03:23 PM
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Question Need help with Routine

I need your opinion guys. I want to get lean and toned. About me: Female 27 years old 5’2’’ height (I’m Asian) Current Weight: 54.6 kgs

xhaye‎, 08-12-2018 06:20 AM
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Lifting weights but stomach still flabby

I have been lifting weights for about a year, i have noticed significant change in arm muscles and since going on Keto (6 months) i have lost a lot of fat and gotten some good definition on my legs as well. My stomach and love handles are a huge problem. I have tried many different kinds of...

MilaVera‎, 07-24-2018 12:26 AM
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Question Looking bulkier during my moderate cut

Hi guys, I've been on a very light cut these past couple of weeks and have noticed a significant bulky appearance. I do believe that it's mostly water weight, however I can really see and feel the difference. Also, I feel like muscle mass has definitely started showing too. I'm 5ft2, 22...

aloushc96‎, 07-30-2018 03:10 PM
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Need help with a routine

Hey, how it's going? I'm woman. Since a month ago I started training in a gym. In this month, I've been doing (5 days per week) different types of exercise but never the same. I'm getting tired of making the instructors remember that they have to give me a routine in paper. I tried to write it but...

YomiraM‎, 08-10-2018 10:33 AM
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Could I realistically compete this spring?

I am looking to compete (bikini) in the Spring of 2019 just after my 27th birthday. Right now my stats are 5'6" and 130 lb. I've gained 5 lb since May. All lifts have gone up and I am getting happier with how I look. I think my biggest "problem areas" are my waist and my upper back. My back is...

scfitness92‎, 07-26-2018 03:27 PM
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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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Smile Ectomorph? Maybe? Help please!! :)

Hey everyone, new to the forum and new to spending a majority of time in the weights section of the gym! Someone told me today that my body type is ectomorph.. and I’ve been doing some research on how this might affect the cardio/weights that I do at the gym! Said person mentioned when they do a...

Jaimeemaree‎, 08-01-2018 03:40 AM
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Bikini Prep Weight Fluctuation & Mental Game

I'm currently in week 5 of 12 for competition prep. Everything had been going really great, I've lost 10lbs total so far, but I'm worried I've hit a plateau this week. Is it just getting past the mental game of prep? I need to loose 10 more pounds in the next 3.5 weeks according to my trainer and...

Justine1145‎, 09-07-2016 08:42 AM
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Nrlfw

Hi! I did this program almost 10 yrs ago and got great results as a beginner. I am now a beginner again after years of doing nothing. So, I figured I should go back to the basics and do what worked the first time. However, although I believe this program is solid and does what it is supposed to...

SunshinyDaiz‎, 08-04-2018 07:31 AM
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Female bulking experiences

Hello everyone, I am in a Dilemma at the Moment and I help that someone will be able to help me solve it. I have lost a lot of weight (mainly fat) in the past few months. I am quite happy with my current weight but my Problem is that my butt got smaller as well (obviously it was mainly fat...

hepokrivka‎, 08-04-2018 11:28 AM
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Clicking or cracking hips while doing leg raises

Hello everyone, My wife asked me to post this question here - she doesn't really do internet forums but I talk a lot about the good advice I have had regarding my training journey. She has been doing - and seeing a lot of gains - by doing Pamela RF's home workouts - lots of planks, booty...

Aristotelian‎, 08-02-2018 02:58 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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Cool Chosing btwn 2 workout programs: Opinions!

Dear FitfFam! I am tryna drop BFP, and gain some strength in my arms are legs: Here are 2 programs I found: (link 1 is below) (link 2 is below) Out of these two, which is a a better choice?

aries4191‎, 08-06-2018 05:31 PM
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PMS/PMDD and Training

I followed my macros and workout plan almost perfectly for about 4.5 weeks. Then PMS hit. I tried my best but the cravings got the best of me, and I was way too tired to go to the gym after work. I ate pizza and binged on ice cream sandwiches one day. Then I followed my macros but didn't work...

meadow30‎, 08-06-2018 10:13 AM
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