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    The Thighs the Limit

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    Just zoomed past a very determined guy on an electric bike. Left a group of cyclists half my age in the dust. Easily took over an elder on a moped. (ok, the latter not so impressive).
    But dang, these muscles are doing their part.

    So, besides how they look, when was the last time you were surprised by how your muscles performed in every day life?

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    I took several weeks off from biking to work and then biked to work. No issues whatsoever. I was so surprised that my legs remembered how to make the trip and I wasn't sore in the days after, either!
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    Shortly after starting to lift weights, and especially squatting, I noticed that it became waaay easier to push my dirt bike up the ramp into the back of the pickup truck. I also noticed that kickstarting the engine became a lot easier and I could kick many many times and my my muscles would not really even feel fatigued. Before I started lifting weight I did taekwondo for many years. While it was a good workout, it didn't make me nearly as strong as barbell training did.

    (Yes, I could have cranked the bike and used the engine to get it into the truck, but I usually didn't. The bike was kinda difficult to crank and if I accidentally applied too much throttle while trying to walk it up the ramp it could have been ugly.)

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    Ever since exceeding a bodywieght squat I notice that pretty much everything is easier. Everything but the squats anyway.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Everything but the squats anyway.
    ^Love it.

    For me it was only a few weeks ago.

    My parents moved a couple years ago before I started squatting. There were these huge concrete plant troths full of dirt that they wanted moving form the front of the house to the back. I tried lifting them to no avail and had to use a trolley. Two weeks ago they needed them moved again, this time I kind of squated/ deadlifted the buggers no problem!

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    I remember last year, the barn was stacking hay and I volunteered to help. I had no trouble keeping up with the barn manager and barely broke a sweat. The bales felt light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I remember last year, the barn was stacking hay and I volunteered to help. I had no trouble keeping up with the barn manager and barely broke a sweat. The bales felt light.
    That's such an honest days work; the type that makes you feel so great afterwards.

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    The thighs the limit
    Well, depends on what you're talking about ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFry View Post
    Well, depends on what you're talking about ...
    Cheeky.

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