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    At the gym and there's this girl on the leg extension machine (the oh so popular machine amongst women). She takes out her phone and must have turned on her front camera because she starts doing her hair whilst looking at the phone.

    Seriously, what the **** women kind? Can you please beat them up and tell them to man up? I'm looking at you Aivi as you're a boxer.
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    At the gym and there's this girl on the leg extension machine (the oh so popular machine amongst women). She takes out her phone and must have turned on her front camera because she starts doing her hair whilst looking at the phone.

    Seriously, what the **** women kind? Can you please beat them up and tell them to man up? I'm looking at you Aivi as you're a boxer.
    It's funny that girls do leg extensions, when they don't want to get "bulky", and leg extensions target the quads specifically :rolleyes:
    I never know whether to laugh or cry, when I see most of the girls in the gym. I always feel like saying something like "hey you do know that your school books and handbag weigh more than those weights, and you haven't gotten any muscle from lifting your stuff daily, so..."

    Sorry, no can do. After my first and only bar fight, I've made a promise to myself only to fight whoever steps in the ring with me (then it doesn't matter if it's one of the guys or some tiny girl) :P

    plus you know violence is never the answer and all that ****.
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    (Original post by Chrisateen)
    aivi is right its best to start now plus when you get your body fat down your body would look great compared to someone who lost weight and did not do any weight training. Plus lifting weights will help to preserve any muscle you have now and preventing muscle loss when you lose weight
    Thank you

    (Original post by aivi)
    No, anyone and everyone can benefit from weight training. The training itself and adding some muscle mass as well will help burn fat. The only reason someone might want to lose weight before starting lifting, is if their weight or body composition prevented them from getting into the proper positions in lifts like deadlifts and squats. But you see +105kg men squatting ass to ground, so even a big belly is not a real limitation :P

    Thank you
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    Managed to get myself put onto the regional weightlifting steering committee
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Managed to get myself put onto the regional weightlifting steering committee
    Lol, is that such an awful thing?

    Witnessed an assisted powerclean and a rack pull today... :indiff:
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    (Original post by rlw31)
    Lol, is that such an awful thing?

    Witnessed an assisted powerclean and a rack pull today... :indiff:
    how does that even work?
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    (Original post by GQ.)
    how does that even work?
    Lol, everyone stopped and stared. He deadlifted it up, then shrugged it as his friend tried to push/pull it up with him. Everyone else just looked at each other like :lolwut:
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    (Original post by rlw31)
    Lol, is that such an awful thing?

    Witnessed an assisted powerclean and a rack pull today... :indiff:
    I went to this meeting on behalf of a guy from the club and ended up being forced into it because of Norwegian equality laws, lol. I don't really think there's any point of me being there, tbh, but oh well, might as well get involved and try and learn something.

    It's not really a power clean if you need assistance
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    (Original post by Becca)
    I went to this meeting on behalf of a guy from the club and ended up being forced into it because of Norwegian equality laws, lol. I don't really think there's any point of me being there, tbh, but oh well, might as well get involved and try and learn something.

    It's not really a power clean if you need assistance
    Yeah, try to make the most of it.

    It was basically a deadlift, followed by a "help me get it up" to his friend. He actually told me that he "powercleaned" a little more than that last week. The assisted rack pull looked like something that should be kept in the bedroom.
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    At the gym and there's this girl on the leg extension machine (the oh so popular machine amongst women). She takes out her phone and must have turned on her front camera because she starts doing her hair whilst looking at the phone.

    Seriously, what the **** women kind? Can you please beat them up and tell them to man up? I'm looking at you Aivi as you're a boxer.
    (Original post by aivi)
    It's funny that girls do leg extensions, when they don't want to get "bulky", and leg extensions target the quads specifically :rolleyes:
    I never know whether to laugh or cry, when I see most of the girls in the gym. I always feel like saying something like "hey you do know that your school books and handbag weigh more than those weights, and you haven't gotten any muscle from lifting your stuff daily, so..."

    Sorry, no can do. After my first and only bar fight, I've made a promise to myself only to fight whoever steps in the ring with me (then it doesn't matter if it's one of the guys or some tiny girl) :P

    plus you know violence is never the answer and all that ****.
    Problem is that most girls want to look 'skinny fat' and think that any woman that has a bit of muscle is too bulky :rolleyes: so stick to doing low weights and high reps on the leg extension hoping to get 'tonned' legs
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    Did you win the bar fight then? :P
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    Also, have you girls found that the guys you have been with have preferred some muscle or not?

    Was talking to a few friends about this and most were like "**** no!" but I'm sure that's because I train and they don't so there's that attraction to someone who works hard. I don't think very lean and muscley is a good look but some is nice. Most seemed to disagree though.
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    (Original post by rlw31)
    Yeah, try to make the most of it.

    It was basically a deadlift, followed by a "help me get it up" to his friend. He actually told me that he "powercleaned" a little more than that last week. The assisted rack pull looked like something that should be kept in the bedroom.
    How did you manage not to laugh in his face?

    random question: are quarter squats supposedly good for building muscle, or is there really no reason for doing them other than being a dumbass? Just saw someone doing really really shallow "squats", and was wondering.

    And yeah, I "won" the fight, though it wasn't exactly an epic battle. Long story short, she tried to scratch my face off (I've got scars on my arms from her nails), and I lost my temper and I sucker punched her and gave her a bloody face. But then we ended up apologising to each other afterwards and talking things through, and I spent the rest of the night crying about being a horrible person...I was very drunk lol.

    And gym now, after I get some coffee in mah belly. Squatting should be fun with sun-burned back.
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    (Original post by aivi)
    How did you manage not to laugh in his face?

    random question: are quarter squats supposedly good for building muscle, or is there really no reason for doing them other than being a dumbass? Just saw someone doing really really shallow "squats", and was wondering.

    And yeah, I "won" the fight, though it wasn't exactly an epic battle. Long story short, she tried to scratch my face off (I've got scars on my arms from her nails), and I lost my temper and I sucker punched her and gave her a bloody face. But then we ended up apologising to each other afterwards and talking things through, and I spent the rest of the night crying about being a horrible person...I was very drunk lol.

    And gym now, after I get some coffee in mah belly. Squatting should be fun with sun-burned back.
    No offence but that is such a female thing to do. lol
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    I think there is something to partial squats.

    Paul Anderson used to do quite a lot of partial movements. However, most don't do it to supplement their squat and thus they ONLY do that which is better than nothing but not as good as full ROM.
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    (Original post by aivi)
    How did you manage not to laugh in his face?
    With great difficulty.
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    (Original post by GQ.)
    No offence but that is such a female thing to do. lol
    I think it's more of a drunk thing to do. I've seen plenty of big guys all upset about stupid things happening when they're drunk.
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    I think it's more of a drunk thing to do. I've seen plenty of big guys all upset about stupid things happening when they're drunk.
    I think he's referring to the making up and apologizing lol.
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    Nice interview.

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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    I think he's referring to the making up and apologizing lol.
    I agree, it's a pretty female thing to do (guys like beating the **** out of each other, whether they be strangers or friends, standard in boxing), but for some guys as well being drunk makes them PMS.

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