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  1. Get her to take a look at the Girls Gone Strong...

    Get her to take a look at the Girls Gone Strong site, particularly the recent blog series about getting lean. There are also plenty of workout suggestions, including an article about deadlifts and...
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    Sticky: Awesome work everyone :-) this is probably my...

    Awesome work everyone :-) this is probably my favourite thread, always so inspirational
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    Not a huge football fan, but I am a Geordie - so...

    Not a huge football fan, but I am a Geordie - so watch the name-calling Sol ;-)
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    Saw your other post in the Fitness section - why...

    Saw your other post in the Fitness section - why won't you be able to exercise on holiday if you want to? Body weight movements could be an option, or you could continue with sprinting/running. You...
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    Hi Jamie and welcome! Fellow Northerner here,...

    Hi Jamie and welcome! Fellow Northerner here, although I have been out of the region for a while now. Best of luck with Primal - it's been one of the best decisions I ever made :-)
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    A good friend of mine has been known to comment...

    A good friend of mine has been known to comment over dinner that her method of weight management is to eat exactly half of everything on her plate - sometimes as I am scraping the last morsels of...
  7. It's not just an American thing - I definitely...

    It's not just an American thing - I definitely heard it to an extent growing up in England, although we were never forced to eat something we didn't like. Both of my parents were born in the late...
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    Same here to an extent. There's a high % of Asian...

    Same here to an extent. There's a high % of Asian cultures among the expat population, and it just doesn't seem to be deemed as rude to comment on people's appearances - the best example I can think...
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    Sticky: Thanks Stacey!

    Thanks Stacey!
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    Sticky: Thanks dkJames :D nope not photoshopped at all ...

    Thanks dkJames :D nope not photoshopped at all

    I am so glad I took pictures at the start - I hated seeing them at the time (and I don't love looking at them now - can't believe I let myself get...
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    Sticky: Okay... Feeling a little bit self-conscious about...

    Okay... Feeling a little bit self-conscious about doing this as I am usually more of a lurker than a poster, but given that I hit my one-year Primalversary earlier this week it seems like a good time...
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    I remember going through a slightly evangelical...

    I remember going through a slightly evangelical phase shortly after making the switch to Primal/Paleo - I felt so amazing, surely everyone else should be eating/living this way too - and probably...
  13. Aha wrong link - should have been STRONG IS THE...

    Aha wrong link - should have been STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY. The reason I mention this site is that Marsha wasn't tiny or in her 20's when she started weightlifting but has still made huge positive...
  14. Another site you could suggest (if your female...

    Another site you could suggest (if your female friends do show an interest of course) is STRONG LOLA

    Without wanting to get involved in the bickering, I am female and abs are definitely on my wish...
  15. Another one for you Girls Gone Strong: Free...

    Another one for you Girls Gone Strong: Free Workouts, Nutrition and Lifestyle Information for Women. - not specifically Primal or Paleo but should definitely help from a women's strength training...
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    ^ What they said. I've been the same weight since...

    ^ What they said. I've been the same weight since December (with around a 2lb variance either side) but have lost body fat and inches. Don't get too fixated on the number on the scale, it's just one...
  17. I've lived in the Middle East for almost five...

    I've lived in the Middle East for almost five years now, and have "jet-setted about" in various other parts of Asia during that time - so live, work, train and interact with people "from all over the...
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    +1 on increasing fat, lifting heavy things and...

    +1 on increasing fat, lifting heavy things and cutting out the fizzy drinks. You could give IF a try too.

    If you are eating vegetables (even non-starchy ones) and nuts there must be some carbs in...
  19. You think making faces is bad? Have a look at...

    You think making faces is bad? Have a look at this guy - sick of deadlifting - YouTube

    I think I pull faces on most (if not all) of my lifts. I got my husband to video my first "more than...
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    Interesting, thanks. I've always thought I had...

    Interesting, thanks. I've always thought I had fairly large hands for a girl, but it sounds like I might be better off just sticking with the straps - or getting some chalk...
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    By "those grip thingies" do you mean Fatgripz or...

    By "those grip thingies" do you mean Fatgripz or lifting straps?

    I use DH's lifting straps for my heavy deadlift, currently at 75kgs - they don't remove the need to stop and re-set my grip after...
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    Light weight, high reps = endurance workout....

    Light weight, high reps = endurance workout. Agree that Pump is not the way to go for strength building, but it is a good way to pick up some of the moves, and walking into a mixed class (gender and...
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    A bit of both - I work out with my DH and we...

    A bit of both - I work out with my DH and we include body weight exercises as well as barbells. After years of being a Body Pump devotee I decided to give heavier lifting a go via 5x5, and needed the...
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    Yogabare - another site you might want to take a...

    Yogabare - another site you might want to take a look at is Gubernatrix — the joy of strength training - weight training, strength, fitness, weights, losing fat, women's weight training, bodyweight,...
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    Hi Wildandfree - another Primal Brit in Dubai...

    Hi Wildandfree - another Primal Brit in Dubai here, there don't seem to be many of us around! Have been following PB since June 2012 and loving it, have lost 14kgs (about 30lbs) and am so much...
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