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RENA1965
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12/5/09 9:57 A

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I have large strong legs efter 6 years of power walking and now 2 years serious training at the gym, body building has never make my legs bigger. I now have definition considering how large my legs have been. I have to push some flipping serious iron to make the muscle I have lol..
It is plain bone hard grind getting those 26lbs hand weights up in the air for chest press for me.. lol..

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 12/5/2009 (10:02)
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MR.NITRO
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11/16/09 6:01 P

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I personally think thick legs, defined quads, and full calfs looks sexy on a woman. ive never met a woman in person that was too muscular.



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11/16/09 2:03 P

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OOPS.....
7 plates on each side.....14 total

I am sitting here at work and it just dawned on me that THERE is NO WAY to even get 14 45" plates on each side of the leg sled.....besides, even if there were....THERE IS NO WAY that I could press 1260#
Not even back then. LOLOL

My point was that, for most women, being really strong doesn't mean that the muscles have to be so huge as to look like the hulk.
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This month I am doing a strength rotation.
STS Mesocycle #3
Heavier weights with 3 minute rest between sets.

I like this style best.
Heaviest weights possible with good form.
Reps down around 8.
L o n g rests between.

I always feel so strong doing these types of rotations.
BUT, my hunger level soars. (like today) emoticon
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SMILES4383
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11/16/09 10:21 A

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I used to leg-press 630# (14 plates on each side)
I never had huge legs at all....
They were STRONG, but not big.

Can't even come close to that at home...
and can't aford the gym anymore.

So it's squats, lunges, modified plyo's for me...
oh, and step climbs with a 14" step.

Way to go Rena emoticon

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RENA1965
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11/14/09 12:04 A

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these puppies are natural I can doing max on the calf rotator machine lol.. 65 kgs (143lbs not cheating)
I can also leg press 3 times my body weight but don't want to look like Jay Culter lol
I put up a photo on my home page of my back, it has taken ages to get my V.. Bone hard work on the pulley row machine, wide and narrow front pull downs, pull ups and omg..

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 11/14/2009 (00:06)
"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsbility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
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MR.NITRO
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11/8/09 11:13 A

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40cm calf (16") dosen't sound too bad,thats what my forearm measures.



RENA1965
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11/8/09 1:25 A

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I keep my cardio at business as usual and bulk up using more weight.. I weigh in heavier but my WHR is just touching under normal. My waist is around 68 cms.
I am now getting my upper body in correct ratios with my huge leg muscles.. These are scarely large with no fat on them and I don't give the calf machine hell anymore either.. I am doing max weight lol. 40 cms calfs on a women is so not femine lol..

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 11/8/2009 (01:26)
"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsbility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
-google first. ask questions later
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MR.NITRO
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9/20/09 5:01 P

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I would do less cardio and more weight training. and the reason is, that cardio is not very effective for fat loss, belive it or not. what you eat is far more important than how long you run on a tredmill. and cardio does nothing for building muscle.

I would weight train 4 days a week and do cardio only when you have the extra time. either after your workouts or on your off days.3 days a week is more than enough.

I would not drop the ammount of weight your doing, infact I would suggest lifting slightly heavyer. 4 sets of 10-12 reps would be ideal.

I would break your weight training into seprate body parts, full body workouts are too much to recover from. so chest/triceps one day, biceps another day, legs and abs, then back muscles.



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9/20/09 10:41 A

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So I am trying to lose 20 pounds. I also have a goal of looking like an Oxygen Model (Alicia Marie, Monica Brandt) or pretty close. I am laid off right now so I have time to spend in the gym. I need to lose my belly (which is stubborn) and chisel the rest of my body. I am doing strength training of 3 sets of 15 with weights that are challenging by rep 15. I have done a 2 days split so I train upper body and lower body twice a week. I am also doing at least 30 mins of cardio 6 days a week.

I know women do not have enough testosterone to bulk up much...

So the questions:

Should I be doing my cardio, like 45-60 minutes a day?

Should I be maxing out my weights at 3 sets of 15 or should I drop the amount of weight and do 3 sets of 20?

Should I change my lifting schedule to full body lifting 3 days a week?

Should I still be taking in protein after my lifting?


My husband who was in the military for 10 years says that I am doing this wrong and will just bulk up instead of lose fat. I disagree but wanted evidence to support it.

Thanks guys!!



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