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2004/03/23 21:50:15 (permalink)
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Toned but not big myth sorted

Right! I know it is always said that women can't get too big weight lifting but I dont even want to look any way big, just defined. Do most women body-builders take some form of hormone to look so muscular or can a really muscular physique be acheived naturally on a woman. Do I still need to use heavy weights to get my definition?
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    kitty
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    RE: Toned but not big myth sorted 2004/03/24 10:50:08 (permalink)
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    Rachel it takes a lot of effort and in possibly 99% of the cases drugs to get anywhere near to what you are referring. However, if you consider your body's muscles, they are the only thing that can give it shape. (Imagine just a skeleton with fat, fluid and skin....YUK). BB is the only form of exercise where you can actually change the shape of your body. Forget sopt reducing diets etc BB is the way to go!

    I can guarantee that once you start training and notice the changes in your physique that you will start to like it. You do need to use heavy weights, what's the point otherwise...I always compare people using light weights to riding on a bike for CV work and only going downhill! Waste of time and effort.

    Start with the basic compound exercises as they will increase your core strength and an overall effective workout.
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    RE: Toned but not big myth sorted 2004/03/24 18:02:47 (permalink)
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    Don't worry Rachel, as said above unless you are very genetically gifted you will not start building 'big' muscles. Heavy weight training will give you shapely, firm muscles and an 'athletic' figure.
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    RE: Toned but not big myth sorted 2004/03/24 18:18:46 (permalink)
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    Thanks to everyone for all your support and good advice. [:X]
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    RE: Toned but not big myth sorted 2004/04/15 11:58:30 (permalink)
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    Compare pictures of Cory Everson with Andrulla 'Draculla' Blanchette, both trained hard, but it is easy to see which one went overboard with the amount of roids. I like for Cory thank you, wich may be in fact bigger than other girls anyway....
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    RE: Toned but not big myth sorted 2004/04/15 13:00:54 (permalink)
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    Rachael, if you're worried, look at the photos some of the MT ladies have posted - to take our babe de jour as an example, Gymbabeliz lifts hard and heavy, but certainly isn't an ogress. Far from it!
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