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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: 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: 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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Female/not building lean muscle anymore

Hey guys, I’m 5’7, 22yo 135lbs female. I started lifting heavy two years ago after I recovered from an eating disorder via modeling career. It’s been very difficult for me to gain any muscle or bulk. I was completely atrophied and couldn’t move the barbell when I started. I put on about 20lbs...

goatnakilt‎, 02-20-2019 04:02 PM
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Pulling in your stomach and keep it there? Man arms

I dont have a whole lot of fat around my middle, it looks really good when I pull it in I cant seem to find an exercise to strengthen the muscles to keep itt that way. I do tons of crunches, ab ball the standing abductor the twisting machine nothing seems to strengthen my abs and keep those muscle...

Aluviel‎, 02-13-2019 10:55 PM
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Tachycardia (POTS) Questions Regarding RHR

I have tachycardia (POTS), which all the tests have been done; verifying no underlying problem. Heredity thing I have. My question is, I workout 3 days a week. An hour doing pretty heavy weights, and 30 minutes of HIIT. I was doing 4 days a week, buy it seemed my resting heart rate was always...

sledgurl07‎, 02-18-2019 07:13 PM
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Girlfriend getting into fitness, help needed

Hey guys, I am helping my gf (22) getting into fitness. She broke her leg 1year ago and is pretty much recovered since few months now. However she still has a metal bar inside her whole upper-leg. And she has s****osis. Anyways her brother has a little gym setup in their garage (dumbell,...

Norlian‎, 01-19-2019 03:20 PM
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Post Coming Back To Fitness

Hey all! So I'm struggling over here and have lots of questions. But here's a few if you can help. I'm not new to working out. I've yo-yoed a lot. Last yr I was 162lb and weight training 3 days per week with some cardio thrown in there too. I was losing weight on 1600cals but it was really...

nicostar26‎, 02-19-2019 11:54 AM
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Question Female first-time cutter! Questions and Concerns!

Hi everyone! I am somewhat new to lifting, I have essentially been bulking for about a little less than year now and have made some impressive gains while learning a lot. So I am about to start my first cut... and am terrified. First of all, I am a teen. I am 16, about 5'2" and 150 lbs. From...

LizardLover‎, 02-18-2019 07:39 PM
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Lupus

Since this disease mostly impacts women so I thought I'd post here. I've recently fallen in love with a woman that has systemic lupus. The disease has been rough on her but she fights it really hard. She is currently in good physical shape with a low body fat percentage but needs to put on...

michail71‎, 06-26-2014 09:18 PM
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Smile First time BULKERS apply here ;)

I'll start. To summarize.... when *I* started~I'm not sure when to say my bulk began. Initially I went from eating at a deficit to eating at what I perceived as maintenance(1900-2000ish) around mid-August. Started eating about 200-300ish above maintenance by the 3rd week in August. BUT my...

brandibopeep‎, 10-04-2010 02:58 PM
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Bikini comp prep bathroom troubles.

Hi ladies, or gentleman, I made an account just to post this question, great TMI question but figured there's probably someone out there who's had my problem. I'm in my first bikini comp prep and I can not go #2, like hardly ever. I'm not bloated, or cramping or uncomfortable and I wouldn't even...

emmaccc‎, 02-13-2019 02:21 AM
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Are barbell frog pumps effective?

Hi, I'm a beginner and I've been trying to build my glutes. I've been working on the incline barbell glute bridge and it's my favourite exercise because I really feel the burn but I was wondering if I start doing barbell frog pumps, would it be essentially the same as the barbell glute bridge or...

Houda98‎, 02-15-2019 04:05 AM
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Exclamation How much time in the gym is too much?

Ive started to notice that everytime i am in the gym people that walk in at the same time as me always leave a lot earlier haha. I started to think that maybe my gym sessions are too long. Is two hours too long? I usually also streach and activate muscles.

Sara444‎, 01-21-2019 03:01 AM
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Underweight to bodybuilder?

Hi, Im currently very underweight and hate it. I'm wondering if anyone has experience and advice on bulking from a low starting point. I've always wanted to get into bodybuilding, and wonder if there's even a way I could gain enough muscle mass in time for competitions at the end of the year? ...

pointless32‎, 02-13-2019 09:42 AM
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In it for the gains, bulking advice appreciated!

So I decided to stick this bulk out longer than I originally thought, likely until mid summer or fall (Started in Oct!). I really want to chase some decent gains after meeting these two ladies I follow on IG and look up to (KKfit!). I know super short bulks won't lead to much muscle gain, and I'm...

danaflava‎, 02-13-2019 08:39 AM
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Female Bodybuilding - A Condensed History of the Sport

The history of female bodybuilding and female bodybuilding competitions if rife with controversy and scandals. Only in the last couple of decades have the sport and athleticism of women's bodybuilding been recognized and taken seriously. The double standards applied to women make this an even more...

Gabriel450‎, 02-13-2019 03:18 AM
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I'm not getting sore anymore.. Is this bad?

I've been working really hard every time i go to the gym and i always try to get my muscles to failure.. but now i'm not getting sore the day after. Not that it was fun, but the soreness in my muscles meant (to me) that i was doing it right. I've tried different types of exercises, but i just don't...

Marikusa‎, 12-02-2010 01:49 PM
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Exclamation Please Help

Hi there, I am new to this and do not know what I am doing. I am looking for help. I go to the gym about 5 times a week and workout. I do not know what I should be doing. I hear I have good form. I drink a gallon of water a day. Take protein after I workout. I try to eat healthy but am not losing...

veasy112‎, 02-12-2019 02:35 PM
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Looking for a little something for the wife...(weight workout ideas for a novice?)

Hello all, So my wife and I joined a local gym a couple months ago - she's been going mostly for a yoga class and exercise bike. Think I've convinced her to start trying weights for the first time. She's in good overall shape (at almost 40) - enjoyed ballet, even took classes as an adult, and...

mikeasu‎, 02-12-2019 10:18 AM
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Question Vegetarian Recipes

Hey guys, right now i feel like everything i eat tastes bad and i become so close to breaking my diet, but i haven't yet! If anyone has any vegetarian recipes for dinner or lunch, i would really appreciate it??? Please and thank you

Browneyes*‎, 06-20-2007 11:13 PM
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numb below under-comes from lifting?

hi Ladies pls tell me your experience. Did u have any numbness on your genitals since doing lifting? I do have some real issues and dont know where it comes from. Gynacologist said its everything ok, but I dont feel not like before..its more numb, less very less feeling. I know it is NOT...

Suna7‎, 02-04-2019 10:34 AM
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Female Body Builder with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Problem

I am preparing for a figure competition but struggling with my diet as my IBS continues to flare up. I was diagnosed with IBS more than 10 years ago. I have been follow a FODMAP diet. I cannot consume any dairy based protein or pea protein. I am too scared to try brown rice protein. I am...

atw0908‎, 02-09-2019 05:57 PM
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Smile An interview with Mariela Bekyarska, a rising female bodybuilder.

This is a short interview with Mariela Bekyarska, a bodybuilder who has won several international rewards, and several national ones in the UK. She tells a brief story of how she started and why she fell in love with the whole lifestyle. Thought that some of you might find inspiration or simply...

Pethrys‎, 01-25-2019 09:09 AM
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Smile Overtraining?

Hey guys, I'm not sure if I'm working out too much heres a sample and i would do something like this alternating different excersises 2-3 times a week and home hiit workouts 2-3 times a week, along with short fasted cardio in the morning, please critique and give me feed back: Workout: Circuit...

linaV123‎, 01-23-2019 03:21 AM
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Should I focus on losing body fat or gaining muscle first?

Hi, I'm probably up at around 17-19% body fat. Should I do more cardio and maintain my muscle mass to lean out before I gain more muscle? I feel like a blob lol. Any advice would be great! Thanks bbs.

BbyGainz‎, 01-28-2019 06:02 PM
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Anyone with PCOS?

Hey! I very well may have PCOS but have been considering going off of my birth control. (my lab values indicated PCOS, had acne, but no weight gain) I often hear of women who do this and their symptoms- weight gain included- return with a vengeance. The weight gain associated with PCOS is usually...

Hausisse‎, 05-06-2015 11:15 AM
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Smile weighted vest questions

Greeting you guys and gals I have been walking at least a mile everyday the whole month of January 2019 gradually increasing the weight in my weighted vest. The first week I did no weight and starting at 201.6 lbs and at the end of the week Jan 8th I weighed 198.4 lbs The second week I...

Larenzia‎, 01-29-2019 08:44 AM
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