I've only ever been to Hooters once, I think it was in Sarrasota, Florida. I'd just turned 21 and was home on leave after a tour in Northern Ireland and my parents and little bro were going on holiday so I joined them. My bro and knew what hooters was but the folks had no idea
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My world view has been shattered here at MDA. I have learned that a lot of men with big muscles aren't strong, just vain and that there are way more fake boobs out there than I thought were possible. All my life I've just gone with exactly what I was given. No surgery, no cutlets in my bra, no hair color, no waxing, no botox. No wonder I've struggled.
Now give it to me straight: those women bench pressing 100+lbs and deadlifting 300+lbs are on steroids, right?
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 157.5 x 2
Not necesarrily, but they've most likely been working hard on those lifts for many years.
Being "strong" is much about skill, leverage, muscle coordination, arching the back, using the legs when pressing, and in general; learning all the tricks in the book about how to get the weight up! Yes, it’s also about growing some relevant muscle(and fat!) to support the lift. Personally I got my worldview shattered already at a young age when I learned how to bypass strength test! Wrapping up knees, squatting in jeans with long bicycle pants under, benching with more than two shirts etc. And the coaches nodded and agreed upon the impressive “progression”! Coaches in general love to see that the numbers goes up...
Last edited by Gorbag; 06-22-2013 at 10:21 AM.
Sometimes it gets old after a while having to hear over and over how you are "skinny, underweight and unhealthy" by people who look like anything but the epitome of fitness and also having people constantly commenting on and critiquing your diet. Personally I'm also a little bit tired of hearing about how I'm so lucky because I'm "naturally skinny". No my weight and body fat is where it is because I watch my diet, bust my ass working out and have been working out regularly since I was 13. If I didn't work out/watch my diet I would be 30lbs. heavier, my waist line would be 6 inches bigger and nobody would be telling me how I'm "lucky to be naturally skinny".
My wife finally put a stop to the constant comments about her weight/diet at work when she finally said "I didn't know that my diet and weight were going to be the subject of the day. Maybe we should discuss your weight and diet for a change."
Hey, I also work hard. If I didn't work out and diet, I'd be 100 lbs fatter. Just because people call you "naturally skinny" doesn't make it OK to refer to people like me as "hog fat". Call me, unnaturally fat, discuss my diet, accuse me of laziness, but don't refer to me as a farm animal. It's degrading and dehumanizing.No my weight and body fat is where it is because I watch my diet, bust my ass working out and have been working out regularly since I was 13. If I didn't work out/watch my diet I would be 30lbs. heavier, my waist line would be 6 inches bigger and nobody would be telling me how I'm "lucky to be naturally skinny".
I work out with many women that bench over 100lbs, including one who I think is fairly new to lifting and 50. I doubt any of them use steroids.Now give it to me straight: those women bench pressing 100+lbs and deadlifting 300+lbs are on steroids, right?
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