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Women lifting heavy - with pics

SilviCorSilviCor Posts: 111Member Member Posts: 111Member Member
I`m trying to convince a friend that working out with heavy weight for women will NOT make you bulky. Can you send along your pics! I would love to show her how right I am!
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  • whierdwhierd Posts: 14,199Member Member Posts: 14,199Member Member
    It made me bulky. :sad:

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  • CrankMeUpCrankMeUp Posts: 2,860Member Member Posts: 2,860Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
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    me with heavy lifting:

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    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.
  • Factory_ResetFactory_Reset Posts: 1,697Member Member Posts: 1,697Member Member
    *sigh*

    Jules, I never get tired of these pics. Never.
  • whierdwhierd Posts: 14,199Member Member Posts: 14,199Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
    44475254_1042.jpg

    me with heavy lifting:

    44475254_7338.jpg
    44475254_630.jpg
    44475254_6214.jpg
    44475254_9.jpg

    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.

    Yum. Just...yum. And bendy too.
  • lostdogglostdogg Posts: 450Member Member Posts: 450Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
    44475254_1042.jpg

    me with heavy lifting:

    44475254_7338.jpg
    44475254_630.jpg
    44475254_6214.jpg
    44475254_9.jpg

    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.

    Yep you're awesome
  • whierdwhierd Posts: 14,199Member Member Posts: 14,199Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
    44475254_1042.jpg

    me with heavy lifting:

    44475254_7338.jpg
    44475254_630.jpg
    44475254_6214.jpg
    44475254_9.jpg

    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.

    Yep

    Mine. :angry:
  • ssaraj43ssaraj43 Posts: 575Member Member Posts: 575Member Member
  • CrankMeUpCrankMeUp Posts: 2,860Member Member Posts: 2,860Member Member
    stop infinity quoting me!!:blushing: :blushing: :blushing: :blushing: :blushing:

    thanks guys.
  • Factory_ResetFactory_Reset Posts: 1,697Member Member Posts: 1,697Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
    44475254_1042.jpg

    me with heavy lifting:

    44475254_7338.jpg
    44475254_630.jpg
    44475254_6214.jpg
    44475254_9.jpg

    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.

    Yep

    Mine. :angry:

    :mad:
  • bookworm_847bookworm_847 Posts: 2,000Member Member Posts: 2,000Member Member
    I'm just getting started seriously working with the weights. I just bought my very first barbell, and I'm about ready to move up from my 10 lb dumbbells... holla!:tongue:

    So in so I can remind myself of the awesomeness ahead (hopefully) when I get intimidated or discouraged.

    You ladies rock!:drinker:
  • spectralmoonspectralmoon Posts: 1,263Member Member Posts: 1,263Member Member
    Me ( I am 41)
    44475254_1042.jpg

    me with heavy lifting:

    44475254_7338.jpg
    44475254_630.jpg
    44475254_6214.jpg
    44475254_9.jpg

    pretty sure I was more bulky BEFORE i ever picked up a barbell.

    Yep

    Mine. :angry:

    :mad:
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  • BinaryPulsarBinaryPulsar Posts: 9,068Member Member Posts: 9,068Member Member
    I lift weights. I'm not bulky. See my profile pics. The ones with the blue headband are the most recent of all (including the one it is set at now). I do mostly lower body and compound lifts. And also body weight exercises as well (such as pushups).

    I don't lift as heavy as some of the ladies here. But, I do lift heavy for me. And heavy enough that people that see me at the gym are like: Wow!
  • michellekicksmichellekicks Posts: 3,631Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,631Member, Premium Member
  • whierdwhierd Posts: 14,199Member Member Posts: 14,199Member Member
  • BeachGingerOnTheRocksBeachGingerOnTheRocks Posts: 3,988Member Member Posts: 3,988Member Member
    Most of my lifts are in the intermediate/advanced ranges for my weight class. Bench is lagging behind, almost to intermediate, because of my surgical history, but it's catching up.

    here's one of me with enormous delts and biceps

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    and here's one of my bulky man-physique

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  • kairisikakairisika Posts: 131Member Member Posts: 131Member Member
    Ladies, when trying to show people that lifting doesn't make you bulky, don't show photos where you flex.
    It doesn't look bulky to your eye, because you're thinking lady-bodybuilder bulky. But some of the people who fear bulk are actually just afraid of the cut look, where you can see the muscles.

    Show your relaxed photos that show what you look like on a daily basis.

    The flexed photos are awesome in general, but not for this purpose. Sometimes they are detrimental to the effort.
  • ZaniejaneZaniejane Posts: 329Member Member Posts: 329Member Member
    I really love this thread!! You all look amazing :)
  • BinaryPulsarBinaryPulsar Posts: 9,068Member Member Posts: 9,068Member Member
    Yeah, I also want to say how beautiful all you ladies are!!! So inspiring!!
  • ZaniejaneZaniejane Posts: 329Member Member Posts: 329Member Member
    Ladies, when trying to show people that lifting doesn't make you bulky, don't show photos where you flex.
    It doesn't look bulky to your eye, because you're thinking lady-bodybuilder bulky. But some of the people who fear bulk are actually just afraid of the cut look, where you can see the muscles.

    Show your relaxed photos that show what you look like on a daily basis.

    The flexed photos are awesome in general, but not for this purpose. Sometimes they are detrimental to the effort.

    Wha......!? If I were to post a pic, I'd post anyway I was proud to post. If I was dead lifting 200 pounds you bet I'm gonna be proud of my muscles.

    Lack of "cut looking " muscles is fairly easy to achieve, just don't move much and they'll atrophy a bit.
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