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A couple of questions

#1 Postby CrispyQ » Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:27 pm

When I do lat pull downs, I can feel the muscles in my back working. But as I let up, it feels more like my arms working. Am I doing something wrong? Do I just need to concentrate more on using my back or is the nature of this exercise?

And, second, I'm curious how much wieght some of the women here are bench pressing.
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#2 Postby CollegeB » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:22 pm

You probably wont feel your back muscles relaxing as you do when they contract. Perhaps if you let up more slowly you can notice something with the back.

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#3 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:11 pm

Right now I am doing 75 pounds on the barbell flat bench press.
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#4 Postby kollision » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:08 pm

Crispy, before you even start to do the lat pulldown, pull your shoulder blades together as if you were going to pinch a quarter between them. Keep this position throughout the workout. Also what CollegeB said, go a bit slower as well on the way up.

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#5 Postby jonathan » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:10 pm

the most that kathryn, my gf has benched is 88lbs for a single. at the moment it is about 83lbs, but its on the way up :D

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#6 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:27 pm

I've never done a barbell bench press in my life. I never use barbells for anything.

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#7 Postby kollision » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:28 pm

Theres one girl that can do 280+ lbs on bench press. I posted her pic on here a while back, so she's prolly way past 300 lbs already.

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#8 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:34 pm

kollision wrote:Theres one girl that can do 280+ lbs on bench press. I posted her pic on here a while back, so she's prolly way past 300 lbs already.

:shock:

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#9 Postby kollision » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:38 pm

FormicaLinoleum wrote:
kollision wrote:Theres one girl that can do 280+ lbs on bench press. I posted her pic on here a while back, so she's prolly way past 300 lbs already.

:shock:

Who is she?


Mariam Power. Shes only 150 lbs and she is all muscle (but isnt like those roid users).

http://images.google.com/images?q=maria ... f&filter=0

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#10 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:01 pm

kollision wrote:
FormicaLinoleum wrote:
kollision wrote:Theres one girl that can do 280+ lbs on bench press. I posted her pic on here a while back, so she's prolly way past 300 lbs already.

:shock:

Who is she?


Mariam Power. Shes only 150 lbs and she is all muscle (but isnt like those roid users).

http://images.google.com/images?q=maria ... f&filter=0

Ah yes, I do remember seeing her pictures before. Cool.
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#11 Postby kollision » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:13 pm

FormicaLinoleum wrote:
kollision wrote:
FormicaLinoleum wrote:
kollision wrote:Theres one girl that can do 280+ lbs on bench press. I posted her pic on here a while back, so she's prolly way past 300 lbs already.

:shock:

Who is she?


Mariam Power. Shes only 150 lbs and she is all muscle (but isnt like those roid users).

http://images.google.com/images?q=maria ... f&filter=0

Ah yes, I do remember seeing her pictures before. Cool.


She's beautiful, I like her. She doesn't have a mans body, but boy is she strong. Also at 150 lbs, man that's a huge lady! Heres a video of her talking:

http://www.naturalbodybuildingcanada.co ... erview.wmv

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#12 Postby CrispyQ » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:50 pm

kollision wrote:Crispy, before you even start to do the lat pulldown, pull your shoulder blades together as if you were going to pinch a quarter between them. Keep this position throughout the workout. Also what CollegeB said, go a bit slower as well on the way up.



Thanks. I will try both suggestions!
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#13 Postby kollision » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:51 pm

CrispyQ wrote:
kollision wrote:Crispy, before you even start to do the lat pulldown, pull your shoulder blades together as if you were going to pinch a quarter between them. Keep this position throughout the workout. Also what CollegeB said, go a bit slower as well on the way up.



Thanks. I will try both suggestions!


You are welcome. With most Lat exercises, such as rows and lat pulldowns, you always pinch your shoulder blades together before you even pull it back or down, and you keep it this way until you are finished with that set.

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#14 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:13 pm

kollision wrote:Also at 150 lbs, man that's a huge lady!

I'm 150... unfortunately it's not primarily muscle. :(
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#15 Postby jonathan » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:56 am

FormicaLinoleum wrote:
kollision wrote:Also at 150 lbs, man that's a huge lady!

I'm 150... unfortunately it's not primarily muscle. :(


how does being 150lbs and female constitute being huge? kathryn is 145lbs and she is anything but huge. johanna, over on vegan fitness (german international rugby player) is 175lbs+ and she looks great.

i hate it that women who are say 5'9" are expected to be 125lb. its unfair and unhealthy.

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