Men: Are you impressed by strong women?

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Poll: Are you impressed by beastly strong women?
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SummerSofas
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We don't have any strong women at my gym, the most i've seen is a 40 kg squat, and a 25 kg bench.

Do you have strong women at your gym? Does it impress you when a chick deadlifts 150 kg+ or bench presses 100 kg +

Or don't you care?
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There's a girl at my gym that i used to spin with that used to have a 75kg squat and 90kg deadlift iirc...

A lot better than i had back then...

I was very impressed.
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(Original post by MHorman)
There's a girl at my gym that i used to spin with that used to have a 75kg squat and 90kg deadlift iirc...

A lot better than i had back then...

I was very impressed.
was she hot?
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(Original post by SummerSofas)
was she hot?
Yes.
She's a competitive rower.

Rows for the county or country or something. She sounds bloody good...
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we don't have any strong women in our gym...most of em do cardio or if they come near the weights, it's to get the 2-5kg dumbbells...but i don't think i would like to see strong women really...i mean ofcourse i would be impressed but i don't wanna see strong women...takes a bit of femininity away
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(Original post by Billa Bong)
we don't have any strong women in our gym...most of em do cardio or if they come near the weights, it's to get the 2-5kg dumbbells...but i don't think i would like to see strong women really...i mean ofcourse i would be impressed but i don't wanna see strong women...takes a bit of femininity away
This.

I never see a girl in my gym lift anything higher than a 10kg dumbbell lol Even on the machines, they're barely lifting anything. Most do cardio or 'light stretches'.
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I'm impressed but not turned on...if that's what the question was asking

But there is something strangely hot when I see a girl using the pec machine :coma:
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Saw a girl in my gym bench 40kg for 8 reps, which seemed even more impressive when she was benching with two skinny kids who were weaker than her.
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I see women use Dbs but none use barbells, most women wouldn't.
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to be fair most women probably couldnnt bench an empty barberll
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I'm usually impressed just to see them in the squat rack.... doesn't matter how much they lift
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And oh yeah, theres girl who comes regularly, squats 80kg for reps, to depth.
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I can squat 90kg and deadlift 60kg but I don't LOOK like I could if you didn't see it.

The guys in the gym always seem surprised when I head to the weights section.
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(Original post by ApplePi)
I can squat 90kg and deadlift 60kg but I don't LOOK like I could if you didn't see it.

The guys in the gym always seem surprised when I head to the weights section.
Squat 90 and deadlift 60?

Those the right way around?

The other way would make more sense.

Either way they're decent lifts for a girl.

If you got a 90kg squat then i am very impressed...
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(Original post by MHorman)
Squat 90 and deadlift 60?

Those the right way around?

The other way would make more sense.

Either way they're decent lifts for a girl.

If you got a 90kg squat then i am very impressed...
Yeah, squat 90 deadlift 60.

My hands aren't strong enough to deadlift any more than that! I do only weigh 55 though so at least it's above my weight.

I squat more because I'm a sprinter so have stronger legs/glutes. It's just generally easier :P
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I'd be impressed!

In my gym, there's a proper massive weights area with all the machines and the heavy weights and stuff and then there's a section over at the other side with a mirror and some yoga balls and a little rack of weights that go from 1kg-10kg. It's supposedly for "stretching" but honestly, it's where 99% of the women go to use weights. It's way too intimidating to go over to the proper weights section which is like a testosterone bonanza. I think that that's more of a reason that women don't use heavier weights than fear of being bulky. Not to mention I have no idea how to DO half of the stuff over there- sure, you could look up "deadlift" or whatever on the internet but it would be scary trying something out for the first time in the middle of the gym and you might hurt yourself and how would you even know what weight to start off with, etc.

So yeah, I'd be really impressed if a woman in my gym went over and started lifting super heavy weights. I'm gonna stick to my little girly section though xD
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(Original post by ApplePi)
Yeah, squat 90 deadlift 60.

My hands aren't strong enough to deadlift any more than that! I do only weigh 55 though so at least it's above my weight.

I squat more because I'm a sprinter so have stronger legs/glutes. It's just generally easier :P
Nice one, VERY impressed.

You squat more than my 13 stone brother does.

And as you weigh only 55 you squat more relative to bodyweight than i do...

(Original post by riotgrrl)
I'd be impressed! It's way too intimidating to go over to the proper weights section which is like a testosterone bonanza. I think that that's more of a reason that women don't use heavier weights than fear of being bulky. Not to mention I have no idea how to DO half of the stuff over there- sure, you could look up "deadlift" or whatever on the internet but it would be scary trying something out for the first time in the middle of the gym and you might hurt yourself and how would you even know what weight to start off with, etc.
Tbh, when i started about 10 weeks ago i was as clueless as anyone and i lifted less than most of the girls on here. I watched a few videos on each lift online and then went in and literally started with the empty barbell on every lift(squat/bench/press) and added 5kg a time until i started to slow down and that was my starting weights...

Then each time i went i added 5kg to the weight from the previous session and that would be my working set for that session...

As long as you start off light and make sure your technique is good you'll be fine...
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Nice one, VERY impressed.

You squat more than my 13 stone brother does.

And as you weigh only 55 you squat more relative to bodyweight than i do...



Tbh, when i started about 10 weeks ago i was as clueless as anyone and i lifted less than most of the girls on here. I watched a few videos on each lift online and then went in and literally started with the empty barbell on every lift(squat/bench/press) and added 5kg a time until i started to slow down and that was my starting weights...

Then each time i went i added 5kg to the weight from the previous session and that would be my working set for that session...

As long as you start off light and make sure your technique is good you'll be fine...
i wish people would stop giving women credit for squatting anything over 40 kg..

yes its very nice that you can nearly squat huge poundages approaching bodyweight, but when a 60 kg female squatter gets more credit than a 200kg male squatter you know somethings wrong..
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(Original post by SummerSofas)
i wish people would stop giving women credit for squatting anything over 40 kg..

yes its very nice that you can nearly squat huge poundages approaching bodyweight, but when a 60 kg female squatter gets more credit than a 200kg male squatter you know somethings wrong..
There's "over 40kg" and then there's 90kg. That's an impressive squat for any girl and especially good for someone at 55kg.

90kg squat for 55kg female >>>> 120kg squat for 100kg male...
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iirc sofas weighed 90 something kg.

(Original post by MHorman)
There's "over 40kg" and then there's 90kg. That's an impressive squat for any girl and especially good for someone at 55kg.

90kg squat for 55kg female >>>> 120kg squat for 100kg male...
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