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  • #16
    Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
    Great story. I almost thought maybe it would be about me, but I'm not that good looking nor can I bench as much.

    I had a young guy who works in the gym spot me once and after I missed and then complained that it's hard being an old, weak lady he said no don't say that, he'd been watching me over the months and been very impressed with how much I can bench and how I just come in there every week and bench a little more each time. Totally made my day.
    This post makes me realize how often I "think" complimentary stuff without expressing it.

    I'm going to make more of an effort to express positivity to others and "make their day"

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    • #17
      This was posted on my FB wall this morning: Is this Australia's strongest mum? on MSN Video
      Apparently she's 51, can deadlift almost 4 times her own weight (which she says ranges from about 48-50kg, so she's pretty small) and she's not exactly covered in bulky muscles either (and she mentions something about how after training for 18 years, if she was going to get bulky she'd BE bulky!).

      I've also seen some YouTube videos of women in the under 48kg category doing stuff like cleaning and jerking over 100kg... Wow. They're not exactly big girls (you CAN'T really be big and weigh that!).

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
        This was posted on my FB wall this morning: Is this Australia's strongest mum? on MSN Video
        Apparently she's 51, can deadlift almost 4 times her own weight (which she says ranges from about 48-50kg, so she's pretty small) and she's not exactly covered in bulky muscles either (and she mentions something about how after training for 18 years, if she was going to get bulky she'd BE bulky!).

        I've also seen some YouTube videos of women in the under 48kg category doing stuff like cleaning and jerking over 100kg... Wow. They're not exactly big girls (you CAN'T really be big and weigh that!).
        It has to do with being small, not with being women. Guys who lift in the lower weight classes are small, too.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
          It has to do with being small, not with being women. Guys who lift in the lower weight classes are small, too.
          Well yeah, I know But the point stands that when you weigh 48kg you're not exactly going to be huge and bulky... and yet these are very strong women. The point I was making was more strength does not equal bulk, and you can be very strong and still very small!

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          • #20
            Excellent story, thankyou. What an inspiration.
            Annie Ups the Ante
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
              This was posted on my FB wall this morning: Is this Australia's strongest mum? on MSN Video
              Apparently she's 51, can deadlift almost 4 times her own weight (which she says ranges from about 48-50kg, so she's pretty small) and she's not exactly covered in bulky muscles either (and she mentions something about how after training for 18 years, if she was going to get bulky she'd BE bulky!).

              I've also seen some YouTube videos of women in the under 48kg category doing stuff like cleaning and jerking over 100kg... Wow. They're not exactly big girls (you CAN'T really be big and weigh that!).
              Thanks for posting this video. That is awesome!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
                Well yeah, I know But the point stands that when you weigh 48kg you're not exactly going to be huge and bulky... and yet these are very strong women. The point I was making was more strength does not equal bulk, and you can be very strong and still very small!
                If you look at my avatar photo, you will see that we don't all have the potential to be ectomorphs.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                  If you look at my avatar photo, you will see that we don't all have the potential to be ectomorphs.
                  Not sure what we're debating here . I'm simply pointing out that women can be strong without being big. Obviously, we're not all built the same, though, and some are going to be naturally bigger than others.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
                    Not sure what we're debating here . I'm simply pointing out that women can be strong without being big. Obviously, we're not all built the same, though, and some are going to be naturally bigger than others.
                    I wouldn't agree that "women" can be strong without being big, but "some women" can. The first makes it sound like an option.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by quikky View Post
                      Isn't it funny how people think about weight lifting? Many women avoid it because they think it will make them too muscular, while at the same time millions of men try to do it at gyms all over the world, and fail.
                      Lol true true.
                      Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015, 04:20 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                        I wouldn't agree that "women" can be strong without being big, but "some women" can. The first makes it sound like an option.
                        Okay good point. I get where you're coming from now .

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