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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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Dieting with a low maintenance calorie requirement?

I paid to have my RMR tested (resting metabolic rate) last year. It was revealed that mine was just over 1500 calories, even though I had been working out a lot over that summer. I then gained 30-40 pounds over this year because I was just studying and working (not gym-ing). Now I obviously...

TrainBetter‎, Today 03:45 PM
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How to lose muscle mass on upper body for females

Hi, I've been lifting for two years and I've always gone quite heavy. Especially on my upper body. My rep ranges were in the hypertrophy section for so long and didn't realise my upper body (Delts, traps and arms ) were getting larger than my lower body. I haven't trained my upper body properly...

Nattyabi‎, 12-22-2016 05:12 AM
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started lifting 6 month ago....need physique advice please

So hi everyone, I am quite new to sports in general. I started lifting in March for a better health and physique, I am 170 cm tall which would be 5'6'' and weight 68 kg which is 152 lbs. And since I started doing lifting my weight did not change at all. At first I decided to lose fat and I ws on a...

SabinaN‎, Yesterday 10:31 AM
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Skinny fat

Hi everyone I am new to this site. I joined because I need some help with my fitness routine. I am currently 133 pounds and started off at 150 pounds four months ago. I am a 5'9'' female. My problem is that even after losing all this weight that I still have extra fat on my body. Muffin top, back...

TotorosFitness‎, 08-19-2018 11:17 PM
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Bulk or cut?

Hi everyone! I'm new here, though I've been lurking for a few months. I wanted to get everyone's opinions on whether or not I'm making the right choice by spending the next 9 or so months on a slow bulk. A little background and information about me: I started weightlifting in March and have...

jenpwriter‎, 08-17-2018 11:58 AM
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Do I need to lose weight or gain weight?

Hi, I'm new here and new to bodybuilding in general. I'm 22 years old, 121 pounds and 5 ft 3 inches. I'm not overweight, but I have never liked my body shape - it's not quite an 'inverted triangle' but my shoulders are slightly wider than my hips. My hips are fairly narrow and I don't carry much...

alexxxxn‎, 08-19-2018 02:21 AM
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First Time Bikini Cometitor

Hi! I am planning to do my first competition in May 2019. I am starting training next month, but have been bulking on my own for the past year. In order to register I need to have an expected stage weight, but I am clueless. I am 5'9" and carry all my weight in my legs/butt. I put on muscle...

camillelynn42‎, 08-19-2018 10:24 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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Training percentage calculator or table?

I'm looking for a table or calculator for training percentages. If a program calls for 5 sets: 6 reps 1 rep 6 reps 1 rep 10-12 reps

SunshinyDaiz‎, 08-16-2018 04:10 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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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, 08-15-2018 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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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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