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    thinking of training with my female friend

    so im thinking of joing a gym that my female friend goes to. shes a BODYBUILDER(i know right ) but she is pretty strong. last time i saw her which was like in december she was benching 140 for a few reps at like 5'6 155.

    do you think training with a female will help me or hold me back?

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    is it your best option?

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    If she's a bodybuilder I'm going to assume she's pretty committed and will train like a beast. She's almost doing BW bench which is pretty sick. Do it.
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    It was a female pl that helped me get my 1st 400 bench. I have also trained with my wife who has lifted off over 500 for me on the bench and helped me get 150's to my shoulders for seated dumbell presses. Never underestimate the stronger gender.


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    I dont see anything wrong with it.
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    I don't know why you'd want to train with a 155 pound girl:
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    alright cool. she is one of those p[eople who thinks protein is kind off like steroids though so i was kind of concerned. but she is a strong freaking chick. idk how much shes lifting now, because when i lifted with her last time she was bulking. now she does like 25 reps of everything so not sure if lifting with her would help or not. but i need to join a gym anyway, and ican either join the one shes at, or join one for the same price that i kind of like better.(the machines are better) yeah im gonna use their machines! lol i know youre not really supposed to use machines if youre a hardcore pl but if im paying for the gym im gonna be using everything in sight luls.

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    If you want to do powerlifting, then you should train with powerlifters. Body building is a different sport.
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    It really doesn't sound like your focused on PLing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    If you want to do powerlifting, then you should train with powerlifters. Body building is a different sport.
    thats nonsense


    And i have been training with my fiancee for 2 years. W e do the sme stuff, i just go heavier. She spots, loads, and holds boards if i get the itch. If im gettin in gear i have other PL there with me or go to a PL gym, but almost all of my training is with her. On a side note, i cant imagine having a woman who wasnt involved in this with me and supportive of my lifting and competing. I know guys whose women bitch and moan about them spending too much time at the gym or dont understand it. ive been there, its not fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rctriplefresh5 View Post
    alright cool. she is one of those p[eople who thinks protein is kind off like steroids though so i was kind of concerned. but she is a strong freaking chick. idk how much shes lifting now, because when i lifted with her last time she was bulking. now she does like 25 reps of everything so not sure if lifting with her would help or not. but i need to join a gym anyway, and ican either join the one shes at, or join one for the same price that i kind of like better.(the machines are better) yeah im gonna use their machines! lol i know youre not really supposed to use machines if youre a hardcore pl but if im paying for the gym im gonna be using everything in sight luls.
    i love a good hack squat machine for days i just dont feel like squatting. and machines are great for after u have already exhausted ur stabilizer muscles with the free weights. they allow u to keep pushin hard after the weak link has already given out.
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    Sam, that's a smart strategy with the woman. My gf runs distance so she plans her runs for when I train. You're the only guy I know of that can mostly train like a body builder and still be a world class powerlifter. Most of the top powerlifters train with other powerlifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    It was a female pl that helped me get my 1st 400 bench. I have also trained with my wife who has lifted off over 500 for me on the bench and helped me get 150's to my shoulders for seated dumbell presses. Never underestimate the stronger gender.
    Yup. My wife is all of 138 lbs soaking wet. She's the one training partner who's beat my butt through the years in the gym.

    The first time I ever benched 500 lbs in the gym she handed off to me. Her words: "you better get this you fat f'er 'cause theres no way in hell I'm pulling it off of you". I got it.


    I've said for years the absolute best training partner a big guy can have is a woman who's serious about their weight training. They will push you harder than any guy will. The size difference adds a bit of an uncertainty that makes the guy pay attention to stuff he normally wouldn't. It makes for safer training and it makes for better strength gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    On a side note, i cant imagine having a woman who wasnt involved in this with me and supportive of my lifting and competing. I know guys whose women bitch and moan about them spending too much time at the gym or dont understand it. ive been there, its not fun.
    I'm in between right now. My girlfriend understands my training and will hold boards for me if I need it, but she bitches and complains about how much time I put into it. It's very frustrating at times, but I told her from the start, i'm dedicated, so you need to understand that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    I'm in between right now. My girlfriend understands my training and will hold boards for me if I need it, but she bitches and complains about how much time I put into it. It's very frustrating at times, but I told her from the start, i'm dedicated, so you need to understand that.
    Then get her involved. Start slow, be nice, explain what you are doing, but get her under the bar. If she's worth it, the bug will bite her and then you'll never look back. If she isn't, then.... well then you know.



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    Just remember, somewhere in China there is a 14 year old girl warming up with your 1 REP MAX!!!

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