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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    America is becoming a nation of sparkling-vampire, everyone gets a medal, skinny jeans-wearing, emo music-listening, whale-saving, Prius-driving, Axe-wearing sissies. Guys would rather talk about their feelings with the girls they're too chicken to ask out and play video games than get under weights that could crush them or learn to throw a proper punch.
    Whereas this post is actually worthy of a medal. Couldn't agree more. As Jim Wendler says, "What would Conan do?"
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    • #17
      There's a lot of misinformation out there about lifting (Ex: squatting is bad for your knees), and a lot of guys just don't know the benefits. Lifting also requires some mental strength, as well.
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      • #18
        Besides the cardio... What about when a guy picks up the same weight as you and it's for a bench press! I've seen about 3 men in my gym do a barbell deadlift in the past 2 years.... Same with squats. Alsooo... What's the deal with men that are 6 foot tall walking 3-3.5 mph on the treadmill. I would have just stayed in bed an extra 30 minutes!

        I'm not trying to be to hard on the men but come on! Lol
        Yeah, the slow-walkers are weird, particularly readers - I mean, unless you are an octogenarian....
        My gym has very steady crowd of decent weight-lifting folks, can't complain, always have eye-candy and white envy material, but because these guys are so successful you would think not a single male would be in the cardio-world of upstairs apart from kettle-bells and boxing bag?
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
          America is becoming a nation of sparkling-vampire, everyone gets a medal, skinny jeans-wearing, emo music-listening, whale-saving, Prius-driving, Axe-wearing sissies. Guys would rather talk about their feelings with the girls they're too chicken to ask out and play video games than get under weights that could crush them or learn to throw a proper punch.
          definitely sig-worthy Mr. Anthony. keep up the good work

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
            Perhaps the male beginners get intimidated when they see a woman bench more than they can.

            I never thought I'd see it, but I was actually benching more than this guy I saw in the gym (granted it was 15 years ago, when I was 35.). He wasn't warming up, either!
            How is the fact that you're weaker than a woman a valid excuse not to lift weights? Seems counterintuitive.
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            • #21
              My husband won't lift weights. As he is losing weight, he is just looking soft. Not appealing but I think he is nervous to be a beginner at the gym.

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              • #22
                I don't know, but thank god for the ones that do because those skinny little bitch men make my stomach churn. I can't think of anything worse than having sex with someone that you know can't lift as much weight as you can.

                So please, as a message to all men, go, lift heavy weights and get nice muscles and know that skinny jeans on little tiny legs are a turn off. A nice ass, chest, shoulders, biceps and thighs... are such a turn on. It makes up for balding, excess body hair and even BO and bad taste in clothes.

                And well.... I know a guy in his 50's that lifts. Guess who gets laid... a lot. Yeah, I go DAYUM when I see him all muscley with no hair and crows feet.

                To women who like skinny men in skinny jeans.... really? Men are supposed to be MANLY. Stop ruining it for us. Or better yet, go get &%^&% by the muscular guy leaving the gym that can pick you up, throw you on a bed and *&^*& you silly. So much more fun than outweighing your partner and hoping you don't crush him when you climb on top.

                Rant over. Thanks!

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                • #23
                  America is becoming a nation of sparkling-vampire, everyone gets a medal, skinny jeans-wearing, emo music-listening, whale-saving, Prius-driving, Axe-wearing sissies. Guys would rather talk about their feelings with the girls they're too chicken to ask out and play video games than get under weights that could crush them or learn to throw a proper punch.
                  I think I have an even bigger crush on you now.

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                  • #24
                    There is a guy in our gym from the neighborhood retirement house, who comes in, puts his walker in the corner, and does what he can with the machines. Doubt it's to get laid, but he is the coolest senior!

                    (Sigh) I wish I could convince my husband to lift. Always envious of the couples who lift together....
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Leida View Post
                      There is a guy in our gym from the neighborhood retirement house, who comes in, puts his walker in the corner, and does what he can with the machines. Doubt it's to get laid, but he is the coolest senior!

                      (Sigh) I wish I could convince my husband to lift. Always envious of the couples who lift together....
                      can you get him to do bodyweight stuff? I lift with my wife sometimes, although she doesn't love lifting. she'll do bodyweight stuff and gymnastic stuff all day long though. I even get her to wrap her hands and hit mitts sometimes too. maybe find something he would enjoy and then do it with him.

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                      • #26
                        I tried to talk him into Pavlov's Ladders, did not work, even if he still has decent push-ups in him.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                          I think I have an even bigger crush on you now.
                          Since you keep asking, Mag:

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                            Or better yet, go get &%^&% by the muscular guy leaving the gym that can pick you up, throw you on a bed and *&^*& you silly. So much more fun than outweighing your partner and hoping you don't crush him when you climb on top.
                            srsly
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                            • #29


                              Looking good Mr. Anthony. Did you crop out the women chasing you?

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                              • #30
                                I have a crush on the beautiful place where you live.

                                My boyfriend is 62 and doesn't lift weights. I think it is because:
                                - He's got a bad back and thinks it'll only make it worse (false, I know) or he'll hurt himself elsewhere
                                - He believes cardio is better for your heart health, especially if you are a man
                                - He prefers to exercise outdoors
                                - Doesn't understand the difference between strength training and something like P90X
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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