(Closed) Any women who like weightlifting?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I enjoy lifting weights…I bought the book The Body Fat Solution years ago and I’ve enjoyed doing his workout suggestions in the book..I also enjoy doing HIIT on the treadmill.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just changed gyms and their weightlifting equipment isn’t as intuitive as what I’m used to…but I used to enjoy lifting weights more than cardio. I need to woman up and ask for someone to show me the ropes because I’d really like to tone up.

 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great topic yay!! I enjoy weight lifting but I don’t lift heavy. a few years back I went back to school to finish my bachelors and met a girl who was a trainer and we got really close and started working out together. Before meeting her I knew nothing about fitness and I had just started learning to run. She taught me a ton about weights and strength training. I was amazed  once I started to build muscle to find that doing certain things was so much easier, things that should never hve been hard in the first place! what a wimp! 😉

these days I go to the gym on my lunch hour, between changing clothes and showering I only get about 30 mins. a coworker and I have been going together recently. We do 10-15 minutes of some sort of HIIT training and then 15-20 of circuits which include weights, or whatever we can think up. I try to throw in a 3 mile run on weekeds and sometimes yoga. If you have any ideas on how to best maximize the time we have I would LOVE to hear it!

I am not in the best shape now (my body fat is too high although I am pretty fit) but I gained a little weight after the wedding and got kind of lazy. Trying now to bring my weight back down and I’m hoping that by doing a good 30 min work out 5 times a week combined with an already healthy diet, I can get in a bit better shape and then start maintaining. My ultimate goal is to find something manageable so I can keep my weight steady and not hit the gym hard every time I go on vacation!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was pretty in to powerlifting-type weightlifting as a hobby a couple of years ago. I left my gym when I moved house and haven’t really gotten back into it since then. I’m currently 6 weeks out from an ACL/PCL reconstruction in my right knee and hoping to get back into it during/after recovery. Right now I can barely do a squat with no weight at all…I used to be able to squat 83kgs at 54kg bw :(I was doing some SL/SB deadlifts with just the Oly bar last night and it felt so tight/weird/awful around my hamstrings (where they took the grafts to make the new ligaments).

Recovery is a great motivation though, I want to get back to doing my favourite activities. I want to be able to do pull-ups again, too! The wedding helps as well. I just have to keep reminding myself how much I’m spending on my photographer and suddenly a workout feels much less painful 😉

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also love lifting weights and have been doing so for the past 25 years. The first ten years, I was a real gym rat – lifting 6X/week using split routines. I was also very heavily into martial arts (Kung Fu). I always lifted as heavy as I could. Then my joints started subluxating. I already had “stretchy” ligaments and the heavy weights were stretching them out more. So I switched to moderate weights and strict form. Over the years, I have changed my fitness routine to include Pilates, stability ball, Core Fusion, and my current love – kettlebells! I also have a LOT less time to workout now, but I still manage to do so 6 or 7X/week, even if it is only for 1/2 – 1 hour at a shot. I now do all my workouts at home as I have slowly created a home gym and a huge fitness DVD collection.  I also have a Bowflex, as I prefer to alternate upper and lower body exercises and the Bowflex makes it easy o do so. I also do not lift anywhere near the weights I used to, but I am still lifting and unlike a lot of my women my age, I can still pick up a 100 lb. bag of shell corn with ease and wear size 6 jeans.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so happy to come across this thread!  I am only just getting into weightlifting.  My husband has been doing it for over a year, and he loves it, but I’ve never been one for going to the gym.  So, we took our time and put together a beginner set of weights for me to use at home.  I only just got the key piece of the puzzle (an Olympic bar) this week and have one done one workout with it yet, but I’m so excited to get used to it.  I plan on doing deadlifts and squats mainly to start.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love weightlifting!!! i love to see my muscles pop out!! just got back from the gym and get so many compliments. i love it!!! i want to do a figure comp some day (maybe) but definitely i’m competing in a pole dancing comp next year. can’t wait

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@PhillyProper:  You rock! Thanks for starting this thread up. I’m commenting now so I remember to post more once I’m not on my phone!

Im a KB’er, so I’m happy to share some routines and fun combos to try. 

Post more soon!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I love weight lifting and have had to deal with an injury (ligament strain in my neck with severe pain that radiated into my shoulder for several months) I am on my tablet so posting is a PITA but just commenting so I can come back and chat with like minded ladies 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@MrsSanchizel:  I thought that I might want to train to compete too one day until I started to read about metabolic damage and rebounding.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like lifting too! I don’t do too heavy, usually just Body Pump or some sort of circuit workout. I don’t want to start lifting much heavier because I am really happy with my body and don’t want to change anything before the wedding! I may start experimenting a little after 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Commenting to follow – I have been starting to play with the dumbells at the gym in the past month or so, and plan to take an intro kettleball class in the next few weeks.  I am already seeing a difference and Fiance loves commenting how I’m his “fit athlete” of a fiancee (haha!).

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