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Re: letting go

Posted by alexandra_k on August 9, 2009, at 2:01:53

In reply to Re: letting go alexandra_k, posted by Deneb on August 9, 2009, at 1:24:19

> I don't think most women have to worry about looking too bulky. Those women who look super bulky are on steroids... There used to be this site about women's weight training, it was good. I can't find it now, but she explains that getting bulky is one of the myths of weight training for women.

Yeah, I found that, too. I think I might (possibly) be one of those women who does have the potential to bulk up, though. The notion is that most women don't because most women don't have the androgens that are required to build muscle mass. Some women have higher levels of androgen, though, so I'm supposing they are the ones who would have the potential to bulk up. My tests came back within the high end of normal range. That must make my skin especially sensitive (hair and acne) or it must mean that my levels fluctuate during the day so are higher at certain times. Probably this doesn't matter, though, because even if I have the tendency to bulk up (and I think I do - I'm not a 'lithe' build, I'm 'curvy' with solid bones) when you aren't pumped and / or on steroids you probably look just toned and fine.

The elliptical might be a bit much for my ankles, but I'll give it a (very brief) go tomorrow lol. I need to be careful of my joints (i'm very double jointed) so I really think that weights are actually a good thing for me. Takes the pressure / impact off my joints considerably. Trying to do flexibility too in stretching my muscles out since I should be pretty bendy by nature lol.


 

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