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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: 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: 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: 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 03:51 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 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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New and need help

hello, i'm keeping myself as annonymous as possible but I would like to ask for help on getting a flat belly. I've always had "a belly" and I've been trying to get rid of it for a while now but it's not going away :/ Help!

myusername5‎, 02-08-2018 10:19 AM
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Any other skinny girls out there...?

Hey, I'm a skinny woman trying to bulk/build muscle. Would love to hear from other slim ladies out there and see your transformation pics with details of what program you have/are following. Inspiration and motivation needed please...I'm in my late 30's and wishing I had started this journey a...

chocheaven‎, 02-23-2018 04:47 AM
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Need help with my macros and hunger

I'm trying to train to see if i can get my body bikini competition ready. To either compete or just know that I could!! I'm currently 37years , 5ft 7 , 128lbs , about 16.5% body fat, muscle mass 7stone 5 ( according to my tanita scales) However my glutes are not big enough( lifted) and my abs...

dawnphoenixfit‎, Yesterday 01:21 AM
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What to do

Hello all, am seeking some advice please on how best to reach the goal I have in mind. I've read some of the stickies but am still not 100% on a few things, so hopefully some of you seasoned ladies can assist :) Quick background to help. I'm 33 and used to train several times a week, heavy...

foxsox‎, 02-23-2018 02:08 PM
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Period loss?

So I'm not exceptionally lean.. I'm 5'6 and ~145lbs last time i checked; an online calculator estimated 22.75% bf, but I haven't had a period in two months. This has happened before for about five years but it was when i was 110 lbs and lowkey anorexic/bulimic/running 50+ miles per week. I have...

snowphia‎, 02-22-2018 03:04 PM
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Strange Weight Loss - Question

Been lurking for over a decade - first post! Background: 41, 5'5", been lifting for 20+ years. For the last 4-5 years, I've mostly done Olympic lifting supplemented w/some isolation work. I normally lift 4 days a week, swim and/or surf the other days. For most of my adult life, I've weighed @...

gottabelieve‎, 02-23-2018 12:01 PM
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Arm Definition

Hello all! I'm hoping I can get a more specific answer to a question I've been struggling with for years. At this point, I have pretty big biceps. But, I am lacking a shadow on the inside of my bicep. I have heard a few different theories about how to achieve this: - Reduce body fat ...

root6741‎, 02-23-2018 08:41 AM
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Weight gain/strength gains

I have for well over a year now maintained my weight in the 132 to 135 range. I follow a very basic weight lifting schedule where I deadlift bench press and overhead press. I recently added squatting which I had never done with very much weight before. I had finally built my strength to the point...

RealtorinCT‎, 02-23-2018 09:03 AM
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"Aggressive" Fat Loss Advice

I have been on a cut since January of this year. I have a vacation planned for 13 weeks from now and would like to ramp up my fat loss. Ideally I'd like to drop 20 lbs in the next 13 weeks. I'm currently 165 and have been cutting on 1800 cals per day since January and losing about 1 lb per week....

SMB2003‎, 02-22-2018 02:12 PM
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Total Beginner, help?

I'm a total beginner. I've never really been to the gym but I've always really wanted to get into shape but I'm not sure where to stop. A little about me: Height: 5'2" Weight: 125 Age:19 B-W-H: 34C-27.5-36 I generally wear a size S/Size 4 I generally consume between 1600-1800 calories w/a...

cly98‎, 02-15-2018 10:11 AM
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Question Cardio/Eating on Rest Days

So I've been trying to gain weight (im 19, 5'5" and 98 lbs) but I'm coming from heavy caloric restriction. I manage to eat around 1,500 cals a day now and more whenever my stomach can handle it. My split is usually: Mon. & Fri. - Legs Tue. - Biceps & Triceps Wed. - Back/Shoulders/Chest...

collegefitlife‎, 02-22-2018 08:01 AM
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Calorie deficit and weight plateau

Hi guys. Some info first: Female 25yo 5'8" About 145 About 19% BF according to my gurus scale Im at the end of 6th week of prep for a show in May (about 10 weeks to go). I have a trainer who also makes my meal plans. The first 3/4 weeks i was losing a steady 1.5lbs/wk. But recently my...

sclem92‎, 02-16-2018 03:36 PM
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Please help with my wife's stomach issues

Hello. I am looking for some advise for my wife. She has been trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle and we are running into some issues. Specifically related to her stomach. She currently does a mixture of 21 day fix, Insanity Max 30, and running. The problem is that when she tries eating...

ehr1024‎, 02-15-2018 11:50 AM
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Unhappy Height to weight ratio for competitive physique

Hello all I know that the key to a successful physique is all about BF %, but I cannot seem to find guidance anywhere as to what is an "optimal" weight to height for someone who wants to compete. I suppose I'm trying to calculate when bulking can stop and cutting should commence. I seem to have...

Pittawithcheese‎, 02-19-2018 02:29 AM
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Cheated on my diet! 10 weeks out !! Help

I’m a little over 10 weeks out until my bikini competition. I ate pizza and I’m feeling super guilty I just wanna know if I ruined everything. Updated: Sorry I didn’t include my information before, I am 20 years old, 5’5, about 128 pounds, tomorrow marks my last day of high carbs, I’m...

jennaswe‎, 02-17-2018 11:25 PM
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Unhappy Fed up!!!

I've been training for about 6 months and started with a cut. I lost a lot of fat but became far too bony and 'sharp' according to my husband! I've always felt like I could he pushing myself to the point of failure with every rep but I don't, I'm a bit of a pussy and find it painful. Is this why...

sciteach‎, 02-20-2018 12:31 AM
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Smile ISO: Honest bikini prep coach reviews!

Hi, I'm wondering if whomever is reading this thread could leave an honest review of online contest prep coaches, especially the larger/more well-known coaches and teams please! I compete in the bikini division and have previously worked with a couple of different coaches with different prep...

FitKimK‎, 06-15-2016 10:08 AM
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Unhappy How do I get rid of these rolls under my bum?

Ive always had this issue no matter how small I am, so I'm guessing it's genetic but if any one has any suggestions that would reduce this, it would be greatly appreciated! I currently do 2 days a week of hamstring/full leg workouts & 1 day of HIIT. Thank you in advance! ...

emmajay109‎, 02-19-2018 09:49 AM
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Should I do Starting Strength even if it's not designed to achieve my long term goals

*Decided to repost here for advice from other girls* Hi everyone! I started reading consistently about weightlifting, nutrition, fitness, etc on December last year. Mainly because I wanted to have a clear understanding of all the basics before going into the gym and also to reduce the risk of...

gigi890‎, 02-12-2018 01:07 PM
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Your thoughts on loss of strength with male-to-female transition

A weird one, perhaps. I’m writing an article regarding how males who transition to female (so taking T suppressors and estrogen) lose muscular strength. I’m trying to get a handle on expected losses etc. I’ve come across a story and something doesn’t feel right about the reported stats. I wondered...

doctoremma‎, 02-20-2018 04:02 AM
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Switching to yoga for maintenance?

Hello! At this point in my fitness journey, I want to step back from weight-lifting for a little bit and focus on a lower impact sport. Since I am not trying to build size at this time, I was looking towards yoga. I would really like to help reduce pain and discomfort accumulated from a car...

euphoriarockets‎, 02-18-2018 11:51 AM
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Unhappy How to get rid of these rolls underneath my bum?

I currently do 2 days of leg/hamstring exercises per week and 1 day of HIIT, but they don't seem to be getting any better! If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance! Tinypic.com/r/nh08pc/9

emmajay109‎, 02-19-2018 07:12 AM
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body fat %

Hello everyone, This is my first post. I am a 37 year old, 5'4'', 126lb female and I have been weightlifting in a structured manner for one month (4x a week, heavy compound lifts + accessory work, minimal cardio). I do have some prior lifting experience but it was not structured and it was lower...

brankers‎, 02-06-2018 12:19 PM
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Please help. My program isn't working for me.

I'm currently doing The Vikings Bare Bones full body routine as I can only train 3 days a week. I'm finding that it's too much for me in one workout and towards the end I have no strength. I'm also finding that it's too upper body focussed and I'm a woman who wants leg and booty gains! I'm...

chocheaven‎, 02-17-2018 03:24 AM
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Girls that claim they are gaining too much muscle?

Many times when I talk to a girl about working out they complain about the upper body workout and say they are gaining too much muscle in that area. These girls are my friends, sisters, and/or cousins. I eat above maintenance to gain muscle and I lift a lot heavier than them, and I don't even see...

chelle21689‎, 05-18-2012 09:57 AM
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