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Old 06-25-2010, 01:42 PM   #1861
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I'll have to post the link that I got from a fitness forum I post on about how research was done showing most 10 year old girls can lift with a 10 lb weight. Most women start lifting too low and can lift heavier than they think. I kinda laugh when I see posts from women lifting 3 & 5 lb weights asking if they are gonna get bulky.
I see this so much at the gym I work out at. Women sitting on the bench I need, doing 3lb db bicep curls. It just kills me.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #1862
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Its too funny!
but oddly so many women believe that!
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handed in my biweekly this am.. still working on dialingin the bum.. we'll see what coach suggests going forward..

refeed today and im stuffed!

here's a shot from my biweekly. the rest are loaded on the webshots..

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Ileen! You look great! Nice job! YEAH for refeed!! Im sure your journal at LCF is getting many hits! Any mention of the "R" word and people come running! LOL
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I want at refeed!! Maybe when I hand in my next biweekly I'll get one?? Prob not. I'll probably just get my PB taken.
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you never know when you might get one... i think you are fairly close.. you need to be consistant for a wee bit though so now, maybe that you are out off and away from meds it mght happen.

Here is the full series to those biweekly shots..

OMG... my quads are sore! they never get sore and its getting worse by the hour~:eh: I still have some moderate intervals to do at some point.....


Here is the larger view of the avi shot.. and one taken a wee closer.. makes me look not nearly as lean.. and the back view.. front/side shots are so decieving.
what im hoping to do is get the spot where the ties in the back are OFF. Darn stubborn spot! :grumble:

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:42 AM   #1867
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Ileen, Yeah? You think Im close?? that would be so cool to have one. I would feel special to have a refeed in my plan! I knew that the refeed I had really helped me look jacked up for my photos, before I took my After pics with the bfl program. Your legs look amazing, among everything else! EVEN the hamtie part that you are grummbling over. But, I understand how you feel about stubborn spots.. LOL My legs take forever to lean out! Little by little they are, but its slow going. I can normally get them to shrink when I do a good number of cardio sessions a week, but now since that isn't going very well, I think its going to take more time and to be VERY clean with my diet.. I have found, for some reason, that they respond better to longer SS sessions, than they do with HIIT.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #1868
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Hello all. New member here. This is the thread that made me want to join the forum though so I thought it only right my first post be in here.

My name is Sophie (duh) and I'm 23. I've been lifting weights for almost 10 years, though not as consistently, or heavy, as I do now. The low carb thing is on and off for me, but I definitely feel better and do better in the gym eating low carb. I normally do a CKD, keeping carbs really low during the week and eating high carb on the weekends. It's done amazing things for me in the gym!!

Since this is a weight lifting thread, my routine is 6 days a week, push/pull/legs. Saturday is my off day. Sunday and Wednesday is push, Monday and Thursday pull, and Tuesday and Friday legs. I try to get in a session of HIIT once a week and plain intervals another day. I also take dance lessons at Arthur Murray and am there 1-3 times a week.

I have a cruise coming up October 2nd and REALLY want to do a 2x BW deadlift and a 100 lbs bench press by then.

So, that's a little about me. Can't wait to "meet" everyone.
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Welcome Sophie!! HOw fun about the cruise! Where are you going to?
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Thanks for the welcome Jami! I'll be going to Bermuda. I went there back in 2009 on a cruise and loved it. It's beautiful there.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #1871
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Thanks for the welcome Jami! I'll be going to Bermuda. I went there back in 2009 on a cruise and loved it. It's beautiful there.
Hey! You changed your pic! LOL Lookin' good!

So jealous about Bermuda! Im sure you will be SO ready for your trip. SOunds like you have all the knowledge to get the results your looking for.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:43 PM   #1872
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Thanks. It's an "old" picture from early May of this year I think. It was at a showcase for dance. Since I'm mainly looking for strength gains, it's just a matter of not letting the heat interfere too much with my workouts. If I wanted to be lean, that would be another story all together LOL
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welcome Sophie! great strength goals.
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Welcome Sophie.

I'm not on here as much as some of the other mainstays, such as Jami and Ileen, but we all enjoy sharing information and learning from each other on here.

Those are some great strength goals. It sounds like you know what you want and how to achieve it. Keep up the good work.
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Here is the full series to those biweekly shots..

Here is the larger view of the avi shot.. and one taken a wee closer.. makes me look not nearly as lean.. and the back view.. front/side shots are so decieving.
what im hoping to do is get the spot where the ties in the back are OFF. Darn stubborn spot! :grumble:
Ileen,

I'm always impressed with your photos. You are much more critical of yourself than I could be of your progress - it's hard for me to see the "bad" spots you point out.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:11 AM   #1876
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I handed in my biweekly to Erik today.
Jami,

As always, you are doing great and seem to making some good progress. I'm impressed with your arms in the middle photo you posted.

It sounds like you are on your way to being fully back on track after all the pain you went through recently.
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Okay, sorry for the multiple posts this AM, but I figured I better update a little on my workouts.

Things are going fairly well. I've been sick on and off a lot the past few months, which is very unusual. And, I haven't skipped many workouts when I should have while sick. I had strep throat twice, and another unexplained sore throat with swollen lymph nodes recently.

After a bunch of tests, I find out that I have Mono. My Nurse Practitioner said she thinks that I probably am still feeling the affects of the Mono, but I have probably had it for at least the past couple of months (based on my lab results), and that I'll probably still feel the affects for some time yet. It sucks. Luckily, my spleen isn't swollen so she said I can still do powerlifting if I have the energy to do so. Which, right now, I do have the energy to keep up.

I'm going on a business trip to Pennsylvania tomorrow, so it's going to throw off my workouts a little. I'll have to skip only one, since I doubt the hotel will have free weights.

I'm doing a "Texas Method" template for my workouts, which involves a three day workout plan.

Day 1 - High volume / Moderate intensity (sets of 3x8, etc.)
Day 2 - Low volume / Low intensity (sets of 3x5, etc.)
Day 3 - Low volume / High intensity ("Max outs", sets of 2 to 3, etc)

I need to read up on the best way to continue if I miss one of these, but I think I'll just do the following workout instead of trying to make up for the one I miss.
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inatic and yorick- Thanks for the welcome!

I'm really close to my goals already. So far I've deadlifted 230 lbs and benched 90 lbs. Bench press suffers due to a ganglion cyst. Deadlift suffers for the same reason but since I started hooks, it's been a lot better. I still am working on my grip, but I'm not going to let it hold back my deadlifts.

yorick - Ugh! I've never had mono but I've known some people who have. Take care of yourself.
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Matt, You Have MONO!! It does seem like you haven't been feeling well for a while now. I hope everything gets cleared up for you soon! I hope your trip goes well! I am doing a 3 day lifting plan too! LOL It just works well with my schedule.
I AM finally pain free! I have lost some endurance during all the time, but it will come back soon. Thank you btw for the compliment!
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I'm really close to my goals already. So far I've deadlifted 230 lbs and benched 90 lbs. Bench press suffers due to a ganglion cyst.
Sophie,

I'm curious how you set up for your deadlift? I use a method that is recommended by Mark Rippetoe. It puts my hips a little higher than how I used to do deadlifts, but it seems pretty effective.

I'm sure that if you have been doing it awhile, you already have a good technique that works for you, but I guess there is always wiggle room to adjust your technique to push your lifts up a few more pounds.
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I'm curious how you set up for your deadlift? I use a method that is recommended by Mark Rippetoe. It puts my hips a little higher than how I used to do deadlifts, but it seems pretty effective.

I'm sure that if you have been doing it awhile, you already have a good technique that works for you, but I guess there is always wiggle room to adjust your technique to push your lifts up a few more pounds.
My setup is according to Rippetoe also. Bar in the middle of my feet (where shoelaces are), bend over to hold bar, bend knees until shins touch bar, chest up, lift.

Because of my proportions, my knees aren't bent very much and my hips are high, back almost parallel to the floor, but, I'm lifting 230 lbs, so I'm not complaining.

I have a video of my DL'ing 225 lbs on my YouTube page (link to website in profile, and link to YouTube page is on my website), but it's from the front, not the side. I was more interested in showing off the weight than my form.

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Matt i hope you get to feeling better! We suspected my 16yo had mono.. oldest kiddo had it once.

Unless you are training for powerlifting meets, i'd use wraps.. i love my versa gripps
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My setup is according to Rippetoe also. Bar in the middle of my feet (where shoelaces are), bend over to hold bar, bend knees until shins touch bar, chest up, lift.

I have a video of my DL'ing 225 lbs on my YouTube page (link to website in profile, and link to YouTube page is on my website), but it's from the front, not the side. I was more interested in showing off the weight than my form.
Awesome. I tried to check out the video, but I'm at work and Youtube is blocked.

Wow, your hobbies and interests you listed on your page are very similar to mine. I did undergrad and grad school in Psych., and almost took enough Philosophy to minor in it. If you replaced your "Photography" with "Political Science", that would about sum up my hobbies.

Plus, it looks like you might have some Libertarian in you too (at least based on your favorite books). Not to turn this thread political, or anything, I'm just noticing.
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Matt i hope you get to feeling better! We suspected my 16yo had mono.. oldest kiddo had it once.

Unless you are training for powerlifting meets, i'd use wraps.. i love my versa gripps
Thanks Ileen.

I'm feeling a lot better, but I'm still tired a lot.
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If I didn't start using hooks for DL's, I would not be as far as I am. Progress is being made though, with and without hooks, and that's what counts.

Matt - I almost went to grad school for psych, but what I want to go into is still a budding field, exercise psychology (NOT sports psychology). Maybe some day.

And yes, most definitely libertarian. LOVED Roark's speech in court in The Fountainhead and loved John Galt in Atlas Shrugged. I need to reread them. Once isn't enough.
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, but I'm at work and Youtube is blocked.
ME TOO!! Bunch of party poopers!!
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ME TOO!! Bunch of party poopers!!
You're as bad as me, posting all day long on here while at work.
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Matt, I know it! LOL I get a computer ALL to myself when Im at work.
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YouTube is blocked where I work also. I NEVER check forums though. I know my company is checking our internet logs and such.

Just finished my workout for the day. Felt great!
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I think the muscle does return quickly when you get back into it. Probably returning from your powerlifting days. I don't know how much being obese or overweight makes you stronger. I know that the heavier you are that the more you can lift - via the old Force = Mass x Acceleration formula, but I kinda doubt it put on any long lasting muscle. I could be wrong.
well there's quite a bit of research about it...

Grossly obese individuals (FORBES, 1987; JAMES et al., 1978) may have over 30% more fat-free mass than lean individuals of the same height. In the example shown in Figure 3, the obese individual weighting 140 kg has a fat-free mass that is 29% greater than the 70 kg man. Obese individuals appear to have more muscle and bone than lean individuals, and these help support and move the excess body weight. Obese subjects have large vascular volumes and larger hearts, which are necessary to pump more blood around larger bodies, especially during weight-bearing activities. Obese individuals may also have visceromegaly (NAEYE and ROODE, 1970). Finally, adipose tissue contains about 15% water and 5% protein (SNYDER et al., 1975), so that the presence of excess adipose tissue is associated with excess fat-free tissue (although in obese individuals adipose tissue has a smaller fat-free component than in lean individuals).

Since all the above tend to increase fat-free tissue in the obese, dieting is expected to reduce the amount of fat-free tissue and cause a negative N balance. This loss should be regarded as physiological, although excessive loss of lean tissue, especially when it is associated with loss of body function, is clearly not desirable.


This is just an example there are many more studies out and about. Being obese necessitates the development of muscle and bone to support and move about all that extra mass.

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Hello all. New member here. This is the thread that made me want to join the forum though so I thought it only right my first post be in here.

My name is Sophie (duh) and I'm 23. I've been lifting weights for almost 10 years, though not as consistently, or heavy, as I do now. The low carb thing is on and off for me, but I definitely feel better and do better in the gym eating low carb. I normally do a CKD, keeping carbs really low during the week and eating high carb on the weekends. It's done amazing things for me in the gym!!

Since this is a weight lifting thread, my routine is 6 days a week, push/pull/legs. Saturday is my off day. Sunday and Wednesday is push, Monday and Thursday pull, and Tuesday and Friday legs. I try to get in a session of HIIT once a week and plain intervals another day. I also take dance lessons at Arthur Murray and am there 1-3 times a week.

I have a cruise coming up October 2nd and REALLY want to do a 2x BW deadlift and a 100 lbs bench press by then.

So, that's a little about me. Can't wait to "meet" everyone.
Ah! Welcome to our thread... cruise sounds fun! I'm going on a metal cruise January of 2011. Can't wait!

@Ileen... damn photos are blocked at my work. Cannot wait to check out your pics after work!
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