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Offline C C G

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Re: ladyweights for beginners?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2011, 09:03:55 AM »
It is sad how many women are afraid of getting bulky

I wouldn't be so concerned about it if I were 6 inches taller!  A 10.5" bicep (my current measurement) on a girl of 5'7'' looks very different to a 10.5" bicep on me at 5'1''.  It's a similar thing with my hips - they look a lot wider on me than they would on a taller girl.  I am desperate to avoid a 'short and wide' look!

Seriously, I suspect your waist is already smaller than on the Victoria's secret models.  Measuring pixels on photographs, those models are at waist to hip ratios of 91/136=0.66 and 86/125=0.69, while your photo at 114 pounds is at 102.8/157.2=0.65.

I love how analytical you are Warren!  The models of the 90s (like in the pictures) tended to be 34-26-36.  But again, 26 on a girl of 5'10'' looks a lot slimmer than 25" on me. 

I reckon the absolute ultimate workout plan for a girl would be tabata thrusters 3x a week

I did these today after my yoga session and now I officially hate you!


Anyway my list of weights to do are

squats
weighted lunges
weighted hip thrusts
leg press
? chest press or chest fly, as I don't mind pectoral or upper back development, given the current size of my ribcage!

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Re: ladyweights for beginners?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2011, 05:16:02 PM »
The most important factor with regards to attractiveness to men, is the waist to hip ratio.


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Re: ladyweights for beginners?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2011, 10:41:41 PM »
There's a limit to how much muscle everyone can grow. The only way to escape that limit is drugs.