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    By Kristin Reisinger

    Let me explain. Through the years I have seen many women in the gym lifting these rinky-dink, pink and purple hand weights barely breaking a sweat. I see the same girls do three cardio classes in a row and spend countless hours on the treadmill like hamsters on a habitrail pondering why their bodies look exactly the same as they did six months ago. These are the same girls that come up to me and ask me repeatedly what I do to look the way I do or what do I eat or do I even eat. I even overheard a girl once say, "I'm doing so good today... I only had a bagel and a salad." The list is endless and it is endlessly frustrating.

    I wish I had a megaphone right now. Ladies... you need to lift HEAVY to have a physique like the chick from Terminator! When you feel like you can't squeeze out any more reps... do two more! Get calluses on your hands... your man will love it. So many of you comment on how much you'd love to have a body like Madonna or Angela Bassett or Gabrielle Reece but most of you don't do anything to get it! Do you think these women work out with tiny little dumbbells and their bodies look like that by mistake?

    Do you even know how hard it is and how much meticulous planning and preparation (and testosterone!) it takes to put on muscle and "bulk up" like a professional bodybuilder? I've been lifting as hard and heavy as any guy I know for two years and I keep getting smaller and leaner! I look sexier and more feminine than ever before, too.

    By really lifting weights and stressing your muscles you will increase your lean mass, and since it is this lean mass (muscle tissue) that burns fat, you will have the capacity to burn more fat even at rest. Combining this with a moderate amount of cardiovascular activity (not three step classes in a row) will turn your body into a fat burning machine. Too much cardio works against you and will eventually begin to utilize your hard-earned lean muscle tissue for energy which is NOT the desired goal.

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men...."

    You also need to EAT. Your need to fuel your body with the appropriate foods for energy as well as protein for the build up and reparation of muscle tissue. Starving yourself is NOT the answer and is more detrimental than most of you realize. It will slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and hang on to every last bit of bagel you consume as stored energy (fat).

    By eating small, low-fat meals throughout the day incorporating a protein source with good sources of fibrous and complex carbohydrates will stabilize your insulin levels and sustain your energy levels. This will prevent your body from going into starvation mode while giving you all the building blocks you need for developing and shaping your muscles. Plus, you actually get to eat more!

    "...the gym is our domain as much as any man."

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would even venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men. If I had a nickel for every time I witness some girl feeling intimidated in the gym because of the presence of a man or give up a machine or a bench because some dude is waiting for it, I'd have a bank account like Arnold. I have gone up to girls in the gym and yelled at them for doing that.

    Where's your damn backbone?! Self-esteem, confidence and an all-around, I don't give a **** attitude are all part of the package that go along with my philosophies on training like a woman which is far more attractive than a whole heap of mascara, lip gloss and eye liner. And the gym is our domain as much as any man.

    Training like a woman is a synergistic framework allowing everything else in life to fall into place that much smoother including relationships, career or whatever you allow it to flow into. Having a great body is merely a fringe benefit. So ladies, to quote a very wise person, "Go hard or go home," especially if you're a woman
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    I will be upping my weights after christmas (give me one more gym visit at current numbers since gym was closed 2 days in row). However, I'll be getting them to show me the barbells and "real" lifting techniques next month. Bench press club, here I come!

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    Women at the gym
    By Kristin Reisinger

    Let me explain. Through the years I have seen many women in the gym lifting these rinky-dink, pink and purple hand weights barely breaking a sweat. I see the same girls do three cardio classes in a row and spend countless hours on the treadmill like hamsters on a habitrail pondering why their bodies look exactly the same as they did six months ago. These are the same girls that come up to me and ask me repeatedly what I do to look the way I do or what do I eat or do I even eat. I even overheard a girl once say, "I'm doing so good today... I only had a bagel and a salad." The list is endless and it is endlessly frustrating.

    I wish I had a megaphone right now. Ladies... you need to lift HEAVY to have a physique like the chick from Terminator! When you feel like you can't squeeze out any more reps... do two more! Get calluses on your hands... your man will love it. So many of you comment on how much you'd love to have a body like Madonna or Angela Bassett or Gabrielle Reece but most of you don't do anything to get it! Do you think these women work out with tiny little dumbbells and their bodies look like that by mistake?

    Do you even know how hard it is and how much meticulous planning and preparation (and testosterone!) it takes to put on muscle and "bulk up" like a professional bodybuilder? I've been lifting as hard and heavy as any guy I know for two years and I keep getting smaller and leaner! I look sexier and more feminine than ever before, too.

    By really lifting weights and stressing your muscles you will increase your lean mass, and since it is this lean mass (muscle tissue) that burns fat, you will have the capacity to burn more fat even at rest. Combining this with a moderate amount of cardiovascular activity (not three step classes in a row) will turn your body into a fat burning machine. Too much cardio works against you and will eventually begin to utilize your hard-earned lean muscle tissue for energy which is NOT the desired goal.

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men...."

    You also need to EAT. Your need to fuel your body with the appropriate foods for energy as well as protein for the build up and reparation of muscle tissue. Starving yourself is NOT the answer and is more detrimental than most of you realize. It will slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and hang on to every last bit of bagel you consume as stored energy (fat).

    By eating small, low-fat meals throughout the day incorporating a protein source with good sources of fibrous and complex carbohydrates will stabilize your insulin levels and sustain your energy levels. This will prevent your body from going into starvation mode while giving you all the building blocks you need for developing and shaping your muscles. Plus, you actually get to eat more!

    "...the gym is our domain as much as any man."

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would even venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men. If I had a nickel for every time I witness some girl feeling intimidated in the gym because of the presence of a man or give up a machine or a bench because some dude is waiting for it, I'd have a bank account like Arnold. I have gone up to girls in the gym and yelled at them for doing that.

    Where's your damn backbone?! Self-esteem, confidence and an all-around, I don't give a **** attitude are all part of the package that go along with my philosophies on training like a woman which is far more attractive than a whole heap of mascara, lip gloss and eye liner. And the gym is our domain as much as any man.

    Training like a woman is a synergistic framework allowing everything else in life to fall into place that much smoother including relationships, career or whatever you allow it to flow into. Having a great body is merely a fringe benefit. So ladies, to quote a very wise person, "Go hard or go home," especially if you're a woman
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    Oh my gosh! Such a passionate women! Why can't I find a women like you in my area? There's only one girl who works out in the weights area at my gym...well...the only one I see...she lifts quite heavy, I suspect her boyfriend / partner has conditioned her to do it....good on her!

    I'd love a girl to tell me 'no, i'm still using this, (can you) wait 2 sets?'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistol Pete View Post
    Oh my gosh! Such a passionate women! Why can't I find a women like you in my area? There's only one girl who works out in the weights area at my gym...well...the only one I see...she lifts quite heavy, I suspect her boyfriend / partner has conditioned her to do it....good on her!

    I'd love a girl to tell me 'no, i'm still using this, (can you) wait 2 sets?'!
    Well I very rarely say no to someone asking me to use something. But I will let them work in a set. But I do feel the gym is as much a womans place as a mans. I've had several male trainers and they take no whining or mercy on me for being female. And those trainers got the best conditioning from me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Women at the gym

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    Women at the gym
    By Kristin Reisinger

    Let me explain. Through the years I have seen many women in the gym lifting these rinky-dink, pink and purple hand weights barely breaking a sweat. I see the same girls do three cardio classes in a row and spend countless hours on the treadmill like hamsters on a habitrail pondering why their bodies look exactly the same as they did six months ago. These are the same girls that come up to me and ask me repeatedly what I do to look the way I do or what do I eat or do I even eat. I even overheard a girl once say, "I'm doing so good today... I only had a bagel and a salad." The list is endless and it is endlessly frustrating.

    I wish I had a megaphone right now. Ladies... you need to lift HEAVY to have a physique like the chick from Terminator! When you feel like you can't squeeze out any more reps... do two more! Get calluses on your hands... your man will love it. So many of you comment on how much you'd love to have a body like Madonna or Angela Bassett or Gabrielle Reece but most of you don't do anything to get it! Do you think these women work out with tiny little dumbbells and their bodies look like that by mistake?

    Do you even know how hard it is and how much meticulous planning and preparation (and testosterone!) it takes to put on muscle and "bulk up" like a professional bodybuilder? I've been lifting as hard and heavy as any guy I know for two years and I keep getting smaller and leaner! I look sexier and more feminine than ever before, too.

    By really lifting weights and stressing your muscles you will increase your lean mass, and since it is this lean mass (muscle tissue) that burns fat, you will have the capacity to burn more fat even at rest. Combining this with a moderate amount of cardiovascular activity (not three step classes in a row) will turn your body into a fat burning machine. Too much cardio works against you and will eventually begin to utilize your hard-earned lean muscle tissue for energy which is NOT the desired goal.

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men...."

    You also need to EAT. Your need to fuel your body with the appropriate foods for energy as well as protein for the build up and reparation of muscle tissue. Starving yourself is NOT the answer and is more detrimental than most of you realize. It will slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and hang on to every last bit of bagel you consume as stored energy (fat).

    By eating small, low-fat meals throughout the day incorporating a protein source with good sources of fibrous and complex carbohydrates will stabilize your insulin levels and sustain your energy levels. This will prevent your body from going into starvation mode while giving you all the building blocks you need for developing and shaping your muscles. Plus, you actually get to eat more!

    "...the gym is our domain as much as any man."

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would even venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men. If I had a nickel for every time I witness some girl feeling intimidated in the gym because of the presence of a man or give up a machine or a bench because some dude is waiting for it, I'd have a bank account like Arnold. I have gone up to girls in the gym and yelled at them for doing that.

    Where's your damn backbone?! Self-esteem, confidence and an all-around, I don't give a **** attitude are all part of the package that go along with my philosophies on training like a woman which is far more attractive than a whole heap of mascara, lip gloss and eye liner. And the gym is our domain as much as any man.

    Training like a woman is a synergistic framework allowing everything else in life to fall into place that much smoother including relationships, career or whatever you allow it to flow into. Having a great body is merely a fringe benefit. So ladies, to quote a very wise person, "Go hard or go home," especially if you're a woman
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    Why aren't there more women like you?
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    We get so many women coming in the store and they don't want to hear us telling them that 60 minutes of weights is much better for helping them lean out than the 3 hours they spend doing cardio. Thank you for posting this. I should print this out and put it on display.
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    Great post!

    As a trainer, I've had to deal with countless woman trying to lose weight that have the mindset of lighter weight, more reps.

    Now, if you yourself would come and tell these woman this, it would be greatly appreciated
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    yeah, as a trainer, I've had to do a lot of convincing (if that's the right word), that heavier weights are OK, even...better!
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    I love the heavier weights..It has not made me bulky at all. If anything it has brought out good definition!

    Now cardio I hate, so I would much rather build the muscle that it takes to burn fat at a resting rate.

    It was explained once to me like this, You can do cardio for an hour and burn 400 calories and then go out and eat somewhere and blow all the good you did,minus straight cardio benefits. Now I do cardio for around 15min-30 min at the end of a good workout for health reasons. But I rely on diet and weights to kep weight down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    You can do cardio for an hour and burn 400 calories and then go out and eat somewhere and blow all the good you did,minus straight cardio benefits. Now I do cardio for around 15min-30 min at the end of a good workout for health reasons. But I rely on diet and weights to kep weight down.
    I need a shirt that says that. Then maybe the 4 hour power walkers will see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    I need a shirt that says that. Then maybe the 4 hour power walkers will see it.
    Lol I doubt it. People seem to get set in their ways and they are hard to change.

    I know that cardio has its benefits, but unless you are lifting weights and have diet locked in it won't change you. You may lose some weight but if you don't eat correctly the calories cross each other out when you eat out.

    But if you are lifting at the same time your body burns fat at a resting rate to suport the muscle.

    I guess it depends what you want out of your gym time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    I need a shirt that says that. Then maybe the 4 hour power walkers will see it.
    Ahhhh yes the 4 hour power walkers...... "blow em' up"
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    "I don't want to get too bulky or muscle'y"


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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Women at the gym

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    Women at the gym
    By Kristin Reisinger

    Let me explain. Through the years I have seen many women in the gym lifting these rinky-dink, pink and purple hand weights barely breaking a sweat. I see the same girls do three cardio classes in a row and spend countless hours on the treadmill like hamsters on a habitrail pondering why their bodies look exactly the same as they did six months ago. These are the same girls that come up to me and ask me repeatedly what I do to look the way I do or what do I eat or do I even eat. I even overheard a girl once say, "I'm doing so good today... I only had a bagel and a salad." The list is endless and it is endlessly frustrating.

    I wish I had a megaphone right now. Ladies... you need to lift HEAVY to have a physique like the chick from Terminator! When you feel like you can't squeeze out any more reps... do two more! Get calluses on your hands... your man will love it. So many of you comment on how much you'd love to have a body like Madonna or Angela Bassett or Gabrielle Reece but most of you don't do anything to get it! Do you think these women work out with tiny little dumbbells and their bodies look like that by mistake?

    Do you even know how hard it is and how much meticulous planning and preparation (and testosterone!) it takes to put on muscle and "bulk up" like a professional bodybuilder? I've been lifting as hard and heavy as any guy I know for two years and I keep getting smaller and leaner! I look sexier and more feminine than ever before, too.

    By really lifting weights and stressing your muscles you will increase your lean mass, and since it is this lean mass (muscle tissue) that burns fat, you will have the capacity to burn more fat even at rest. Combining this with a moderate amount of cardiovascular activity (not three step classes in a row) will turn your body into a fat burning machine. Too much cardio works against you and will eventually begin to utilize your hard-earned lean muscle tissue for energy which is NOT the desired goal.

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men...."

    You also need to EAT. Your need to fuel your body with the appropriate foods for energy as well as protein for the build up and reparation of muscle tissue. Starving yourself is NOT the answer and is more detrimental than most of you realize. It will slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and hang on to every last bit of bagel you consume as stored energy (fat).

    By eating small, low-fat meals throughout the day incorporating a protein source with good sources of fibrous and complex carbohydrates will stabilize your insulin levels and sustain your energy levels. This will prevent your body from going into starvation mode while giving you all the building blocks you need for developing and shaping your muscles. Plus, you actually get to eat more!

    "...the gym is our domain as much as any man."

    "It's all about ATTITUDE," says Fortress, and I agree wholeheartedly. I would even venture to say us women need to dish out even more of it than men. If I had a nickel for every time I witness some girl feeling intimidated in the gym because of the presence of a man or give up a machine or a bench because some dude is waiting for it, I'd have a bank account like Arnold. I have gone up to girls in the gym and yelled at them for doing that.

    Where's your damn backbone?! Self-esteem, confidence and an all-around, I don't give a **** attitude are all part of the package that go along with my philosophies on training like a woman which is far more attractive than a whole heap of mascara, lip gloss and eye liner. And the gym is our domain as much as any man.

    Training like a woman is a synergistic framework allowing everything else in life to fall into place that much smoother including relationships, career or whatever you allow it to flow into. Having a great body is merely a fringe benefit. So ladies, to quote a very wise person, "Go hard or go home," especially if you're a woman
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    I'm SOOOO hearing you here, gal (in fact I said something similar to Norweigan on my log before I came across this!). Wish females would actually realize this and get hard with training!
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    AMEN TO THIS THREAD!!!! I think being a male makes it even harder to convince the stubborn women that lifting hard and heavy is what they need. Thank you and way to go
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    I've been preaching what this article says for years. Now I'll spread this article around to back my self up!
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    Three cheers to you!!! I can't tell you how many times a day I say that **** to my female clients. As far as attitude I'm the one usually pushing the guys out of the way to get to the equipment I need let alone hurry up so someone else can use it "Attitude" is right!
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    Im with ya, the guys are bull****tin sittin on the benches for 10-15 minutes not doing anything. Im there to get it in and get out
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    sooo, my girlfriend eats right all the time and at the right times (read: salads, cottage cheese, tuna, lots of protein - shakes, bars, etc, every 2-3 hours) - she's 23, 5' 114lbs and complains to me that she doesnt notice a difference in her body (year ago she weighed 126lbs) I do, she is leaner and slimmer than when i first met her - but her goal isnt to be thin, it's to be more defined and tone.


    She does a million hours/miles of cardio a week. I tell her her 6 days/wk are too much. She does do some light lifting, high reps.


    After reading this sounds like i should be telling her to lift heavy and cut back on the cardio.

    Also, she may be interested in taking some supplements, any suggestions from the ladies on something that will help her build that lean muscle mass she wants? I'm personally partial to applied nutriceutical products, but anything that is reputable is okay. (My igf-2, recomped neovar, and drive get here this upcoming week )

    any/all help is appreciated!

    edit: just made her read the article
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    She needs to hit the weights to get tone. Cardio will not do it. I would say at least 4 days a week of weights, it does not even have to be heavy. Maybe lower weights and higher sets and reps.

    My sets are all supersetted and usually are 15 reps and 4 sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I love the heavier weights..It has not made me bulky at all. If anything it has brought out good definition!

    Now cardio I hate, so I would much rather build the muscle that it takes to burn fat at a resting rate.

    It was explained once to me like this, You can do cardio for an hour and burn 400 calories and then go out and eat somewhere and blow all the good you did,minus straight cardio benefits. Now I do cardio for around 15min-30 min at the end of a good workout for health reasons. But I rely on diet and weights to kep weight down.
    I have to say, more women need to understand this like you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30Kat View Post


    She does a million hours/miles of cardio a week. I tell her her 6 days/wk are too much. She does do some light lifting, high reps.


    After reading this sounds like i should be telling her to lift heavy and cut back on the cardio.

    Yes, lifting will only further her progress. My girl used to do this as well. Now she deadlifts, legpresses, lunges and her toning has increased dramaticaly. I would have her do weights 3-5 times a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomNW View Post
    I have to say, more women need to understand this like you do.
    Well with my job requiring pictures on this site and keeping in top shape, you learn really quick what you have to do! I can make all the excuses I want but at the end of the day I'm the one who has to live with it!!! So I get up and I go lift. I suppliment what I need to and diet , diet, diet!! Without dieting correctly and pulling in the protein I would be nothing!!

    Oh and by the way I love the fucoxanthin you sent. Its stacking quite well with the DCP/ephedra stack I'm doing.
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    thanks for the input... i'll let her know whats up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30Kat View Post
    thanks for the input... i'll let her know whats up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    BMW fan?
    ha, absolutely... i'll get a pic up of my whip in a minute... you?


    edit: here you go





    /threadhijackwithpictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30Kat View Post
    ha, absolutely... i'll get a pic up of my whip in a minute... you?
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    Hey!! No car talk or pics in my thread unless its being used in a powerlifting pic as a car drag!! This is a workout thread, not the blah blah talking for 30 min clogging up the gym guy kind of thread!!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Hey!! No car talk or pics in my thread unless its being used in a powerlifting pic as a car drag!! This is a workout thread, not the blah blah talking for 30 min clogging up the gym guy kind of thread!!! LOL
    Easy there Tiger. We were just showing all the other ladies exactly how it gets started and what was meant by this quote:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I rebuilt an old 325e (Torquester) after my SE-R got totalled by a drunk driver. The only car I really crave is a sweet new M3 or M5.
    yes, they are absolutely sexy. and the difference between cars and women is the fatter/wider the cars are - the better


    If there's anymore car talk we'll take it to pm... you can have the bench now




    and thank you again for everybody's input on my previous question in this thread. To be on topic, my girlfriend just said to me last night that while she was at the gym yesterday, she was embarrased/intimidated to go over and do free weights near all the guys. So it definately is an issue women need to take a hold of. She's had experiences where she'd be working out with another girl friend, and guys would either bother her - or snicker and laugh at something they were doing improperly instead of being mature and helping out. I think part of the problem lies on us guys too. thats my .06 (inflation).
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    Ahh well then you should take her over and teach her good form, as she builds confidence that will get better for her. It just takes time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Ahh well then you should take her over and teach her good form, as she builds confidence that will get better for her. It just takes time.
    My last post was referring to a time where I wasnt at the gym same time she was.

    Today she worked out with me and a buddy and we hit legs hard. We're both nice and sore already, and she's happy she tagged along with us.

    Slowly but surely she should be comfortable to do it on her own...

    thanks again for the suggestions!
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    Thats awesome you work out with her. It can be fun and make it easier sometimes!
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    Its stacking quite well with the DCP/ephedra stack I'm doing.[/QUOTE]

    Is DCP ok to stack with ephedra??? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question... i haven't been on this forum in a while and am still going threw all the posts!

    Any help will be much appreciated!

    P.S. I have a HUGE jiu-jitsu competition that I have to loose another 15 lbs. to make weight. I am running an ephedra stack right now, I am seeing results but would love to make a bigger dent in fat loss.
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    I'm using the ephedra/DCP combo right now. As long as you keep water up its fine.
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    This post is awesome! It gives me inspiration to go out there and work even HARDER! Thanks!
  

  
 

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