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  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    psychod787 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Not in the realm of you serious weight lifters - y'all are glorious! - but I feel OK for a 126-pound li'l ol' lady who turns 65 in the middle of next month. I admit, whatever granny muscles I have come more from rowing (really *lots*, for over a decade), less from lifting (about which I'm suboptimally lackadaisical, but on again at this point). (Maybe some "cardio" is strength-y-er than others . . . ? 😆 And rowing's mostly a leg exercise, anyway, eh? 😉)
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    This is awesome!! @AnnPT77
    edited October 2020
  • kontehhalimakontehhalima Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    Omg you girls are amazing! I would love some advice. I'm on the skinnier spectrum but I gain weight relatively easy and I tend to gain on my upper body. I'm trying to do a bulk and gain some muscle around my butt, hips, and thighs for a curvier figure. So far I've gone from 35 to almost 37inches from September till now and my ultimate goal was to get to 38inches. Since I'm almost there I want to up my goal to 40inches by the summer. But im not sure if I'm mostly just gaining fat or muscle. I'd hate to keep going and then do a cut and lose all those gains around that area. What should I do?
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,833 Member Member Posts: 9,833 Member
    @kontehhalima
    How much weight are you gaining per week, how much have you gained total? Measurements are one tool but using a variety such as weight, progress photos, how your clothes fit and workout performance will be helpful too
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 28,074 Member Member Posts: 28,074 Member
  • nitaliebennitalieben Member, Premium Posts: 680 Member Member, Premium Posts: 680 Member
    My new favourite thread!!! <3
  • Hearts_2015Hearts_2015 Member Posts: 12,064 Member Member Posts: 12,064 Member
    Love Women only threads I find them relatable and so incredibly empowering! <3
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 21,565 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,565 Member
    Pulled 355 lbs for THREE!!!


    Whoah: Nice work, Quik

    Like I said on that other thread, sleek and *strong*. I'm all swoon-y with admiration over here! 😍
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 3,869 Member Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    Pulled 355 lbs for THREE!!!


    Incredible and impressive! WOW! Well done!
  • gelatinouscubegelatinouscube Member Posts: 73 Member Member Posts: 73 Member
    I've been toying with lifting off and on for about 8 years. I am back on again, have been lifting 2-3x a week since November and watching my cals.

    Celebrating my tricep/shoulder cut.

    Absolute goals! What has your routine been like?

  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 28,074 Member Member Posts: 28,074 Member
    Lots of new year's bumping.
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 3,869 Member Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    I've been toying with lifting off and on for about 8 years. I am back on again, have been lifting 2-3x a week since November and watching my cals.

    Celebrating my tricep/shoulder cut.

    Absolute goals! What has your routine been like?
    Thanks!

    I am working the stronglifts program (5 sets of 5 reps.. Squats, bench, overhead press, deadlifts, back row, with some accessory lifts added for biceps, triceps, traps, abs.

    I also try to box at least 1x week.

    Eating at a mild deficit. (half pound a week)
    edited January 25
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