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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: 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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Discouraged

I don't really know where else to share this but. . . I've lurked for a long time and I've looked at a lot of youtube videos or different types of lifts to get an idea of what is what. I've been doing this for years and I finally got the courage to hire a personal trainer and join a gym other...

YvetteMax‎, Yesterday 08:50 AM
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Cellulite (revisited)

I perused past threads regarding this topic, as I didn't want to repeat the same argument or questions. Most of the suggestions to get rid of it are losing weight and toning. Which brings me to share this article I found earlier this morning:...

toffeecoo‎, Yesterday 09:31 AM
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how did you train during pregnancy?

so I just got a few positive tests for pregnancy and looking forward to making adjustments during pregnancy time...how did you ladies train 1st/2nd/3rd trimester? Did your training stay the same as usual during first trimester? When did you start making modifications? Eager to hear and share...

rgvmkd‎, 12-07-2018 01:11 PM
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REached my goal weight but tummy flabby

Hi everyone. I am new to the forum...............having some little problem getting fat off my abdomen. I heard spot reduction was a myth so i was doing lots and lots of cardio, but i got thinner while my abs stayed as they wee, so now i look thin with a very big tummy. Please any suggestions?...

jaygirl3‎, 12-27-2011 08:24 AM
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If I eat 1600 calories per day will I still gain weight?

I am 5'2" female. The calculator says 1800 per day is needed to gain 1 lb a week but I am often not meeting that goal. But I know I am at least above the amount needed to maintain current weight so my theory is that I will still gain some weight. It has been challenging to constantly eat and all...

malverick‎, 11-25-2018 08:39 PM
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All Pro beginner program and running; will it kill gains?

I asked this over in the workout program forum and it was suggested that I ask the ladies over here too :) Hi all: 41 y/o female, height 5 foot 11, weight 190.7 lbs, body fat 21.9% Ultimate goal: do a physique competition (yes I know I'm a ways off) I've been focused on long distance...

cheremiste‎, 12-07-2018 08:57 AM
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Question When should I start wearing lifting belt?

Hello, people! I am sorry if there's something similiar here, I just couldn't find it. So I've been weightlifting for a year and a half now and started wondering if a should start wearing belt while sqauting and deadlifting. I am currently 135lbs(61kg) and can deadlift 198lbs(90kg) and squat...

Cleverwat‎, 12-07-2018 02:31 AM
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Hip pain with lunges?

I see a lot about knee pain while doing squats (which I also get) but what about hip pain while doing lunges? Anyone else get this? It's always in my right hip. Am I doing something wrong?

mausi79‎, 06-19-2011 09:44 PM
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Smile diet plan to build muscle

I am a little confused about how to gain lean muscle but not bulk up? I am currently about 110 pounds. my arms and my abs are pretty muscular. The back of my legs are what bother me the most. I do upper body workouts twice a week and legs 3 to 4 times per week for about 1 hour. I lift heavy. ...

brittany0804‎, 12-06-2018 09:56 PM
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Laser for hair removal/Brazilian?

Ok, so I have a bit of an embarrassing question, I hope it’s within what’s acceptable. When I prepare for competition, I’m having issues with rash etc when I get my brazilian wax. First time, it was really bad, luckily I did it a week in advance, but still it wasn’t completely healed. Thereafter...

Noorka‎, 11-01-2018 09:14 AM
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Advice on a programme

Hello ladies, I’m a bit 90’s old skool and completely new to these forums but looking for a bit of advice. Trained hard for a good 5 years naturally but my diets really slipped☹️Considering doing a challenge I like the look of Erin Sterns or Pauline Nordines challenges?? What’s your thoughts or can...

Elm84‎, 12-01-2018 07:53 PM
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Elbow injury

Hi, I fell down from a ladder and my left elbow hits on a display platform (was a rounded one and vertically standing there). It hurts so bad, fingers were numb and my forearm lose strength, can barely grab things and failed to do full range of motion. I don’t know when can recover, my...

spzdmao‎, 11-27-2018 11:22 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 01:27 PM
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Post Calorie consumption, building muscle on maintnacs

Hello. Recently I calculated how much calories i consume and it is around 2200- 300g carbs 120g protein and 50g fat. I have to mention that I am 53kg and 163cm. I was avare that my carb intake was high but this is a lot haha. I wouldnt say I am really lean but i am quite low on body fat %. I...

Sara444‎, 11-28-2018 03:13 PM
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Are resistance machines a waste of time?

I've recently joined the gym and can only find time to go after class in the evening. Unfortunately, that's when the gym is packed to the max. I ventured to the weights section and felt overwhelmed and intimated by the people and equipment. I was thinking of starting out with resistance machines...

louren96‎, 11-29-2018 04:59 PM
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Pelvic Prolapse and Continuing Weightlifting Routine 😢

Unfortunately all the uti's (and yeast infections from the meds I've taken) has taken a toll on my body; from what my doctor mentioned. I'm devastated, and after my hubby told me to read up on weightlifting - (I was reluctant to read up on it because I've got some other health issues that I have...

sledgurl07‎, 11-17-2018 09:17 PM
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Smile Share your mini-story, encourage others!

So. I use to be VERY active here. Maybe some of you recognize me. Super long story short, I've been away for years and am kind of starting over on my fitness journey. I have so many friends and family members that feel it's 'too late' for them. I admit to have felt that way at points too. I'm going...

vandalgirl59‎, 11-08-2018 02:21 PM
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Design/cut for Figure suit

Hello to all of you! I'm about to buy a new Figure suit, and due to my limited height, I have been advised to get a lower "front cut" compared to what I have had so far. Doing national level now. Looking at pictures, and also what I've noticed in the competitions I've done, there's always girls...

Noorka‎, 10-03-2018 03:25 AM
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Bulk cut or recomp?

Hello everyone in the community, I am 1.57 tall and I weigh 49 kilos. I started lifting weights-squats,dls,bench press- about 1 and half year ago. Unfortunately, an ilness made me abandon my workouts and i had to stay off for 6 months. Due to the illness I had only a limited calorie intake,...

sofieviv‎, 11-25-2018 09:24 AM
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Trying to Calculate Cutting Macros/Calories

As I’m 16 and I’m light in weight I’m trying to workout my calories, but I worried they’re dangerously low... I weigh 102 pounds I tried to calculate my calories with the bodybuilding calculator and it gave me 1390, but I’m scared this is too low and bad for my health. I also wasn’t sure...

traacy‎, 11-24-2018 03:51 PM
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Trying to Calculate Cutting Macros/Calories

As I’m 16 and I’m light in weight I’m trying to workout my calories, but I worried they’re dangerously low... I weigh 102 pounds I tried to calculate my calories with the bodybuilding calculator and it gave me 1390, but I’m scared this is too low and bad for my health. I also wasn’t sure...

traacy‎, 11-24-2018 03:59 PM
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Angry Tall girls and Competition.

I wanted to see how everyone else felt about this. I have noticed that there aren't many tall girls that compete. Mostly because it is the shorter girls that win. Muscles look better on a shorter frame and it's harder for a tall person to have the same bulk look as a shorter person. I know...

abcreations‎, 05-23-2007 09:02 AM
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Unhappy How do you eat enough food to get 2,000 calories per day?

I wonder how people are able to fit in 2,000 calories it is such a struggle for me even getting just over 1,000. I don't know what people eat? I have soup veggie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or chicken with mashed potato. Banana and peanut butter for snack. And I drink whey protein shake...

malverick‎, 10-29-2018 04:23 PM
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Talking Lifting and orthotics

First post here! I have a few questions regarding footwear and bodybuilding! And i'm sorry this is very long winded! A little background about me, I used to be a runner. I ran XC for most of high school and a bit in college and continued running after I left XC due to the time commitment. I was...

danaflava‎, 11-20-2018 05:13 PM
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Atrophy of muscle on purpose?

Hi gyus! i've been training for over a year,but my legs, specifical my hamstrings, are bulkier that i want them to be. I've stopped training them, and started long walking..I'm starting dieting with 200-300 calorie deficit in hope that my legs will lean out.. Shoud I raise my deficit to lose...

Kale9‎, 11-16-2018 02:30 PM
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