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HALP! Heavy Lifting Made Me SUPAH Bulky!!!

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  • amyhossamyhoss Member, Premium Posts: 419 Member Member, Premium Posts: 419 Member
    I am loving this thread!! I want to fast forward time to 6 months from now so that I can share my results!!
  • jonilynn70jonilynn70 Member Posts: 147 Member Member Posts: 147 Member
    WOWWWW~~~!!!! How does one get started with a lifting program? I see things on the internet of course but have no idea how to do the exercises because they have names only, what weights are required, etc. Anyone point me in the right direction???? Do I have to buy a program or are there free workouts online? Looks like Stronglifts 5 x 5 requires a membership? 5/3/1 talks about weight lifting like I should know what they mean. :(
  • silvergurl518silvergurl518 Member Posts: 4,178 Member Member Posts: 4,178 Member
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    You look incredible! The rest of us heavy lifting 'BULKY OMGZ' women salute you! :drinker:

    ^couldn't have said it better. :P
  • CrankstrCrankstr Member Posts: 4,070 Member Member Posts: 4,070 Member
    SQUAT, BEEP!!! (rhymes with witch)



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  • littlepinkheartslittlepinkhearts Member Posts: 1,055 Member Member Posts: 1,055 Member
    I LOVE how your waist went so tiny!!! AWESOME job all around, including lifting!!!
  • usmcmpusmcmp Member, Premium Posts: 21,347 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,347 Member
    SQUAT, BEEP!!! (rhymes with witch)



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  • caseythirteencaseythirteen Member Posts: 956 Member Member Posts: 956 Member
    Wow I love all these pics and how amazing you can look from lifting. Thank you for sharing!

    I have been increasing weights for a year, but for women how much do you lift/increase on various machines??? I know everybody is different, but ballpark. FYI I am meeting with a trainer next week, but I never know if I am doing enough/too much.

    I've got a lot to lose, but oddly over the last year or two even though I haven't had a dramatic weight loss or even INCHES I look different/better. WTH?? :huh:

    Speak with your trainer about getting off of the machines and doing compound lifts. Machines isolate muscle groups but compound lifts with free weights enable your body to function exactly the way it is designed to - - rather than in the one or two degrees of freedom than the engineer's designed the machines to isolate.
    This.

    I second the This! Compound moves make a big difference and will get you to where you want to be more efficiently IMO.

    My profile has some befores and afters but not great ones. I owe all of my changes to a healthy diet and lifting!
  • MainebikerchickMainebikerchick Member Posts: 1,596 Member Member Posts: 1,596 Member
    Lea, you look ABSOLUTELY AMAZING & I will die a happy woman if I can get my body to look even half as good as yours! I know weight lifting is the way to do it and I'm not seeing a ton of results yet, but I AM feeling a lot stronger, so I am definitely going to keep it up! Thanks for being my friend and showing us all that we CAN DO THIS!!!! :heart:
  • CrankstrCrankstr Member Posts: 4,070 Member Member Posts: 4,070 Member
    BAH..i was trying to shrink that monster huge photo before it got quoted:grumble:
  • BurtHuttzBurtHuttz Member Posts: 3,925 Member Member Posts: 3,925 Member
    I second the This! Compound moves make a big difference and will get you to where you want to be more efficiently IMO.

    My profile has some befores and afters but not great ones. I owe all of my changes to a healthy diet and lifting!

    Work your whole body!
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  • BigDave1050BigDave1050 Member Posts: 869 Member Member Posts: 869 Member
    Good job!!

    Mine is a combination of cardio, lifting, carrying babies (well, 3 kiddos), and many, many pushpus.

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    Scary bulky, right?!? Rarr....
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    Damn your a bulky mom! I kid, I kid. Awesome job!!!!
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  • rosiereally2rosiereally2 Member Posts: 545 Member Member Posts: 545 Member
    Damn gurl! Looking good.
  • NJL13500NJL13500 Member Posts: 604 Member Member Posts: 604 Member
    Everyone looks amazing!
  • amyhossamyhoss Member, Premium Posts: 419 Member Member, Premium Posts: 419 Member
    BAH..i was trying to shrink that monster huge photo before it got quoted:grumble:

    But your a** and tiny waste look sooo good. :)
  • SarahBeth0625SarahBeth0625 Member Posts: 686 Member Member Posts: 686 Member
    Thanks! I never realized how weak I was before. It's a good thing to be strong and have strong muscles. Rarr! Plus it helps you burn calories even after a strength training session. My goal now would be to continue to up my resistance and push myself even more. It's weird when suddenly a certain weight (setting on the pin in the stack) doesn't feel that heavy anymore. It's crazy how the strength seems to increase suddenly even within a few days or a week!
  • cmcollins001cmcollins001 Member Posts: 3,550 Member Member Posts: 3,550 Member
    Love....just...love. Lot's o' love.

    You ladies are all an inspiration. And by inspiration I mean that I need to work harder because I can't have a girl beat me up kinda inspiration.
  • OneEyeUpOneEyeUp Member Posts: 373 Member Member Posts: 373 Member
    It's crazy how the strength seems to increase suddenly even within a few days or a week!

    You do actually. As you exercise, you create thousands of micro tears in your muscles, and the rest days in between patch those tears up. That means more muscle tissue. More muscle tissue = more strength.
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