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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 12:36:43 PM »
I realize this is an older post, but I figured I would take a chance and just reply to it rather than start a new one.  If I get no bites, I might just start a new one.  :)
First - thanks Wlfdg for the link!  Very informative.  Seems pretty much like common sense, but very few people are common and even fewer have much sense.  ;)  (I'm kidding around, of course.)
I have a question though, regarding what type of weights are best.  There is so much conflicting info, and you seem to be (from reading your posts) quite knowledgeable in this area. 
So - what's your input?
Free weights or weight machines?


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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 01:21:45 PM »
Free weights or weight machines?
Machines create strength imbalances by completely isolating the stabilizers that assist the prime movers.
Imbalances lead to disfunction which lead to injury.

Free weights are the only choice for a physically capable individual.

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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 11:24:33 AM »
So how do I get started and what exercise do I do?

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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 10:49:37 PM »
Thanks for that  :)

I lift free weights at home and do what my body tells me. It quickly told me to give up light weights and go on to fewer reps with heavier weights. I do it for strength, not looks, but can verify that I never developed huge muscles. I did get a whole lot stronger though, and that's a great feeling :)

CF (female)

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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 01:14:51 AM »
Thanks for that  :)

I lift free weights at home and do what my body tells me. It quickly told me to give up light weights and go on to fewer reps with heavier weights. I do it for strength, not looks, but can verify that I never developed huge muscles. I did get a whole lot stronger though, and that's a great feeling :)

CF (female)
Bravo! Stay the course. Learn to use new training tools and mix it up.

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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 11:39:08 AM »
Thanks for that  :)

I lift free weights at home and do what my body tells me. It quickly told me to give up light weights and go on to fewer reps with heavier weights. I do it for strength, not looks, but can verify that I never developed huge muscles. I did get a whole lot stronger though, and that's a great feeling :)

CF (female)

Thanks. I plan on following the beginner link posted above and going from there.

My goal is only fitness....not to be skinny or bulky or anything.  I just want to be strong and fit.

In the past I have had issues with my legs bulking up (calves and thighs) and I'm hoping this WOE and working out will lean them out a bit. 

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Re: This is For the Ladies
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 01:02:17 PM »

My goal is only fitness....not to be skinny or bulky or anything.  I just want to be strong and fit.

In the past I have had issues with my legs bulking up (calves and thighs) and I'm hoping this WOE and working out will lean them out a bit.

Personally, I want a big, round, solid bum.  Don't ask me why, seeing as I already have a big, round, pretty solid bum that doesn't fit in to any dresses I want to buy!

My question is, what constitutes a 'heavy' weight for a 5'1'' girl who's only starting weights?

I'm doing
freeweights - squat, lunge, hip thrust, chest press (dumbells)
machine - lat pull, leg press

I may bin the leg press and start doing deadlift, seeing as the lunges already cover the quads and glutes