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HALP! Heavy Lifting Made Me SUPAH Bulky!!!

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  • Biggiwig69Biggiwig69 Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
    Old post ?
    edited November 24
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,804Member Member Posts: 25,804Member Member
    Biggiwig69 wrote: »
    Old post ?

    Nope. Women post on this thread still and I think it’s a good one

    Yep. I bump it all the time.
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 327Member Member Posts: 327Member Member
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    Ladies, you all look amazing! 😍 👏🏼

    Strength training helped completely reshape my body. 💪🏼

    Nice work.
  • MarissaRiv23MarissaRiv23 Posts: 273Member, Premium Member Posts: 273Member, Premium Member
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    Ladies, you all look amazing! 😍 👏🏼

    Strength training helped completely reshape my body. 💪🏼

    Nice work.

    Thank you!
  • robingmurphyrobingmurphy Posts: 306Member, Premium Member Posts: 306Member, Premium Member
    Hi everyone! I'm 46 and what's inspiring to me is how much better and healthier middle aged and older women look when they are strong. But, honestly, it's hard to find inspirational pictures of women in that 40+ age range ... few women in older generations lifted, and many of those that did stopped as they got older. Where can I find pictures of strong, muscular, fit older women?
  • middlehaitchmiddlehaitch Posts: 8,169Member Member Posts: 8,169Member Member
    @robingmurphy.
    This thread, if you haven’t read it already, is full of women over 40 who lift.

    The first two posters alone, @mom23mangos and @quiksylver296, are great examples of women in their 40’s who lift with different goals.

    There are loads of other 40+ers sprinkled throughout the thread all the way up to 60+.

    The recomp thread is well sprinkled too.

    Cheers, h.
    Sorry on my phone had to edit to post thread.
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10689837/does-this-uterus-make-my-stomach-look-fat/p1
    edited November 29
  • MarissaRiv23MarissaRiv23 Posts: 273Member, Premium Member Posts: 273Member, Premium Member
    YukiChan7 wrote: »
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    Ladies, you all look amazing! 😍 👏🏼

    Strength training helped completely reshape my body. 💪🏼

    Geez! What a transformation! You don’t even look like the same person! You look so freaking good! It just goes to show you what amazing results hard work & consistency will give you.

    Thank you so much!! ❤️ It took about 3 years, but it was worth every workout! 💪🏼
  • Mmcook70Mmcook70 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Love all these pictures of all these amazingly fit women!
  • amiocamioc Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    I wouldn't consider myself bulky at all, but I do have a decent muscle base and curves which I worked hard in the gym to build over many years with surplus (bulk) cycles. I also keep my bodyfat levels more in the fitness or high end of athletic range.

    When people who lift flex, you can better see their muscles. I personally love to see people show off muscle, but some may be intimidated by that and it can put them off lifting. But see when I don't flex is what I look like most of the time in my everyday life. Lifting and building muscle has made such a difference in my confidence, my strength, my aesthetics, my outlook on food and eating, it has been so healthy for me all around. :)

    Non-flex vs flexing photos:

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    You look incredible! Would you please share your diet and exercise plan? I’ve been exercising 5-6 days a week since may this year and have been weight lifting since September this year but I’m not getting far because of my diet. I can’t seem to get it under control 🙁 do you have any advice please?
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,475Member Member Posts: 8,475Member Member
    @amioc Thanks!

    I believe those photos were a few years ago. I did run some bulk/cut cycles, but if you are looking to lean down and retain muscle to look more defined/toned,you just have to eat in a deficit, lift and get enough protein. Definitely want to follow a progressive resistance program. I ran Strong Curves and other similar programs by Bret Contreras. Lifting programs with focus on the lower body/glutes. In terms of eating, just make sure you are in a deficit (nothing too steep)...track all your intake on here, and get adequate protein at least 0.8-1g per lb goalweight (or more) is what I aim for.

    What specific diet issues are you having? Are you feeling hungry, cutting out all the foods you enjoy? It can help to play around with different things... macros, fibre levels, volume of food, including small treats into your day, also meal timing and calorie banking can help many people with hunger and staying in a deficit.
    edited December 8
  • amiocamioc Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    @amioc Thanks!

    I believe those photos were a few years ago. I did run some bulk/cut cycles, but if you are looking to lean down and retain muscle to look more defined/toned,you just have to eat in a deficit, lift and get enough protein. Definitely want to follow a progressive resistance program. I ran Strong Curves and other similar programs by Bret Contreras. Lifting programs with focus on the lower body/glutes. In terms of eating, just make sure you are in a deficit (nothing too steep)...track all your intake on here, and get adequate protein at least 0.8-1g per lb goalweight (or more) is what I aim for.

    What specific diet issues are you having? Are you feeling hungry, cutting out all the foods you enjoy? It can help to play around with different things... macros, fibre levels, volume of food, including small treats into your day, also meal timing and calorie banking can help many people with hunger and staying in a deficit.

    Thankyou I will look them up now 😊. The banking calories sounds good to me. I think maybe I’m restricting myself to much and then I just binge. I haven’t gained any weight but I haven’t lost anything either. I need to get my s**t together otherwise my hard work I’m the gym won’t pay off.
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