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Offline C C G

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ladies - what do you do?
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:18:17 AM »
Ladies (or interested gents) - I am curious to know what kind of weights we are all doing....

Myself, I am quite short, very hourglass and a little stocky ie. even with no training I carry a fair amount of muscle, and bulk a little easier than some girls.  I do weights because it's healthy but I already posses big enough thighs and do NOT want them any larger, even if it's muscle. 

I do the "high weight, low rep" thing, and I'm not very dedicated so class myself squarely as "beginner". At the moment I don't do squats or deadlifts because I have tight calf muscles from years of high heel wearing and find those lifts rather uncomfortable.  Am working on stretching my calves.

At the moment I'm doing 2-3x per week

weighted bridge/hip thrust, 25kg, 3x8reps (I used to do 35 or 40kg and lower reps but it doesnt feel good lying across my abdobmen)
chest press with barbells, 16kg, 3x5reps
leg press (horizontal), 75kg, 3 or 4x5 reps
chest press with machine, 17.5kg, 3x5reps
glute kickbacks, kneeling, 12kg barbell behind knee, 3x5 reps each side
cable standing fly, 5kg, 3x5reps
weighted step ups, high bench, 20kg, 3x5reps

I do core stuff between my sets

Ideally I want to ditch the machine weights (chest and leg press) move onto squats and bodyweight exercises like press ups and pull ups but ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.....how I hate them

Unfortunately I live in a city that is literally impossible to walk in, so I don't get much background exercise.  In the summer it's also pushing 50C and I'm really fair-skinned, so being outside really is just not an option :(


What does everyone else do?

(Also, bodybuilding guys - anyone know any other exercises that are good for glutes but don't work the quads much?)

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Re: ladies - what do you do?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 10:39:31 PM »
50C?  Are you no longer in the UK?


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Re: ladies - what do you do?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 05:46:15 AM »
Totally out of subject but I hope you are OK today... I heard the hearthquake was felt as far as Dubai...

Gool luck!

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Re: ladies - what do you do?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 08:21:27 AM »
Oh My both legs... Poor thing, hope she recovers quickly...

Take care,

Katou