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 Post subject: The 2:04-minute-hanging-back-girl :)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:08 pm 
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Hey y'all!

Now it's my turn! I'm from Germany and have allready been vegan for 4 years now! I love it :D

I basically just started with weight lifting. After my first atempt last year I had some problems with my back and could not train any more for so long that I now consider it a new start. The tiny bit I might have achieved during the short time of training last year was definitively totally gone!

My new start is about 7 months ago and I love it. I am very lazy though and sometimes I have a hard time getting my ass up, but I want to see some more improvement and I therefore am very motivated right now. It's not bad so far.

I always wanted to go to the gym, had several magazines at home, had posters from big bodybuilders at the walls, worked at a fitness-center as part time job besides school, but I never made it to be working out good. When I started working out in a little gym, when I was 13, everybody just laughed at me and I was very discouraged with all those huge guys around me and no female. With 16 another try failed, because I was extremly shy.

BUT NOW ALL THIS IS OVER :twisted:
and I'm getting myself in shape :)

Last training I tried out what my personal bests are and here we go:
Bench: 37,5 kg (82,7 Pounds - calculated with a online calculater)
Squat: 45 kg (99,2 Pounds)
Deadlift (stiffed leg): 50 kg (110,2 Pounds)

Bodyweight *cough* is: 63kg (138,9 Pounds)
Yes, that's the way it is. Without this forum (to post my PB) I would have never tried to figure out, and now I can see how I improve! I like that.

I am here to keep me motivated, exchange ideas and experience and to see that not all Bodybuilder are meat eating monsters! That I can talk with people about bodybuilding and fitness without always having to discuss the basics of my lifestyle!

:) So far from me now,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:27 pm 
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Hey welcome to the forum. Cool you've been vegan about the same length of time as me. Don't let people discourage you from weight-training because you're female. People like that are close-minded and irrational and they stink of poo.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:28 pm 
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hey hey!

firstly congratulations on the hanging back! that is some awesome grip strength!

cool that you are training - dont let idiots in the gym put you off! my girlfriend has been training since christmas (we train at home) and loves it - you are not alone!

they are some really decent pbs there - over on www.veganfitness.net under power and strength there is a vegan strength table, with about 12 ladies, including a couple who compete. always good for motivation. my missus is kathryn :)

no need to be ashamed of 63kg of bodyweight - by the look of your photo, and the weights you lift, im sure you are toned and lean!

ich bin auch halb Deutsch, aber ich kann viele besser reden als schriebben!

vielle grusse!

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Oh yes :) I love it too, I've always liked weights, and now I am with people who do not only work out, but are also vegan....
what more can I want ? :D

The 63kg-cough in my post was not ment so serious, but thanks very much for the compliment 8)
I just don't like it that much, because in my head I like to see me as such a bodybuildinglady with great strength and a very low fat body and then I look at the mirror after training and.. :shock:

:lol:

Well... I am working on it and I will not stay at 63 kg.. I hope at least not with the same percentage of fat *nod*

I allready saw the table in veganfitness.net and are registered at the forum... I have the goal to work my way up to the first 3... we will see how that works! Great work from Kathryn!!!
I'll post my pbs there later I think.

Thanks, you two for the encouragement. I can't wait to see the gym again!


And Jonathan: German is a pretty hard language in my eyes, so I am impressed!


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hey!
welcome, i'm sure you'll have a great time here :)
its awesome to see how many vegan athletes are coming from germany.
i always had the impression that veganism is not very popular around here :?: :!:


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Welcome K-oz!

Great to have you here!

I will have to work to beat the 2:04! 1:52 is my record right now but watch out, soon I'll be above you and Man who Walks in Day :shock:

We'll see, I'm sure it will be a battle. :twisted: 8)

This forum is really new, but gaining popularity all the time and we have great vegan friendly athletes here!

I have made some good friends on this board and hope to meet up with lots of them on our Vegan Vacation next year.

The people here motivate me as well. I haven't missed a scheduled workout in a long time.

Take care and I look forward to getting to know you.

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what's going on K? welcome to the site, and it's awesome you're working towards a goal. stick with it! :D


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Oh yes, I want to become some competition for Kathryn, but that will still take a little while. I think the I will catch up first at Benchpress... but the Deads are going to be hard for me... well the Squats too... I hate 'em. :?

Hey Robert,

I also will be hanging in there ;) to beat myself and of course Daywalker... that is a pretty good time he holds.

Wow, you have organized vacations! :D I will try my best to come next year!

@lelle: Don't know if you can call it popular... as far as I know we have in this forum you, Daywalker and me... who else? I guess veganism in general is not very popular so far... but we are all working on it, right?! :)



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:07 am 
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Welcome to the boards K-oz. I think the reason your lower back was hurting is the posture that you have when you do standing or seating exercises. People generally tend to use the back as an extra boost, which causes strain on it.

Glad to see you are doing that Hanging Back thing. You'll never catch me doing it though :P If you ever have questions, feel free to ask! Thanks for joining!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:37 am 
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hm you're right, there is still a LOT to do promoting the vegan lifestyle...

haha one day a girl in my former class asked me "you are a vegan? but why are you so tall?" :roll: :roll:


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lelle wrote:
hm you're right, there is still a LOT to do promoting the vegan lifestyle...

haha one day a girl in my former class asked me "you are a vegan? but why are you so tall?" :roll: :roll:


Ha. Although I am not a big beef-cake, I am in alright shape and not tiny, so when people discover I am vegan, they are surprised and say 'but how come you're not all skinny??' like they expect you to just fall to pieces without meat and milk and stuff.


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i'm still skinny, but quite tall (for a vegan) :lol: haha


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Yes! We need a girl who can kick The guys butts in here! :lol: Welcome, and have fun.

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hi k-oz, :D

great to have you here and its amazing: the number of germans here seems to increase day by day!!!

you seem to be very sporty and ambitious too! cool! more and more good examples for our lifestyle! 8)

because you wrote of posters and magazines: are you ifbb fan too? there not so many females i know you like these amounts of muscles :)

i would be especially curious how did you find this board and site? where did you find infos or links to come here?? or was it advice from other vegans?

:)


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Oh, I can tell a story too. A girl was so suprised that I am vegan that she choked on what she was eating and told me that I don't look like one since I am neither sick nor do I look like I am about to die because of my physical appearance :lol:

and Vamprilla, we will see how much butts I can kick... so long I am working on kicking mine :wink:

I am not really an IFBB fan Felix... I haven't read those magazines in quite a while, but I love muscles! On women just as much as on guys.

My boyfriend brought me to this site. I don't know why I never looked myself and searched the net. I think I just dind't believe there was such a great forum out there in the www.

sorry to keep me short, but I am out of town and online in a restaurant,
K


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