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Old 07-01-2012, 04:53 PM
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At the gym recently

While I was lifting, I saw a woman spotting her "boyfriend" on the bench-press. "He" put 450 lbs up 20 times. Proceeded to squat 670 10 times and do 5 deadlifts with 915 on it. (not that the spotter was a slouch) As they went by me, I realized it was a woman! She didn't look especially "juiced", just muscular. (I'd guess 6 footish) I was too polite to say anything, so do you think she "juices"?

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:05 PM
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I am highly skeptical of those numbers you cited.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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But where was she parked?
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:19 PM
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Powerlifting records.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:40 PM
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If she's putting those kinds of numbers up, she's juicing with Super-Soldier Serum.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:43 PM
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But where was she parked?
Dunno! I don't drive so it didn't effect me.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:28 PM
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Dunno! I don't drive so it didn't effect me.
(my bold)
slight nitpick...

But you are driven are you not?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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Yes, grammar police.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:46 PM
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Forget "her", I wanna know what you're on.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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While I was lifting, I saw a woman spotting her "boyfriend" on the bench-press. "He" put 450 lbs up 20 times. Proceeded to squat 670 10 times and do 5 deadlifts with 915 on it. (not that the spotter was a slouch) As they went by me, I realized it was a woman! She didn't look especially "juiced", just muscular. (I'd guess 6 footish) I was too polite to say anything, so do you think she "juices"?
Did she do this in a bench shirt and other work out gear?

Those numbers seem insanely high to me - unless it's a world class powerlifter (and even then, you say it's a woman...).
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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Yes, grammar police.
No, lol. It wasn't about grammar. It was referencing the fact that you are still driven to the parking lot (or are you dropped off at the front doors?), where you must deal with the same issues regarding handicap parking. LOL @ grammar police.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:24 PM
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Are you sure you have these poundages right? For a reference point, 450 lbs is 4-45lbs plates and 2-10lbs plates and 1-2.5lbs plate on each side. Or the more likely 455 would be 4-45lbs plates and 2-25lbs plates on each side. The bar itself weighs 45lbs. I've never seen anyone in person push that for 20 reps on a bench press; male or female. I've been a gym rat for over a decade.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:31 PM
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While I was lifting, I saw a woman spotting her "boyfriend" on the bench-press. "He" put 450 lbs up 20 times. Proceeded to squat 670 10 times and do 5 deadlifts with 915 on it. (not that the spotter was a slouch) As they went by me, I realized it was a woman! She didn't look especially "juiced", just muscular. (I'd guess 6 footish) I was too polite to say anything, so do you think she "juices"?
All due respect you are pulling those numbers straight out of your ass.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:27 PM
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ultra-I'm not on anything, just life.
Ambi-front door, but point taken. I was just razzing about your Pit thread.
Meatros-No special clothes that I could tell.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:14 PM
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etv78 Are you going to address those numbers you put out there or are you just going to ignore us?
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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etv78 Are you going to address those numbers you put out there or are you just going to ignore us?
Define address? I concede I didn't get a great look at the bars, so I probably miscounted/miscalculated. The point of the anecdote was that I mistaked a woman for a man. Just an egg on my face moment.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:42 PM
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Cool story bro.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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I concede I didn't get a great look at the bars, so I probably miscounted/miscalculated.
Unless you were seeing double, this is hard to believe. Maybe you should've stuck with drugs as an excuse.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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Define address?
Because you're really confused over what questions and comments you haven't been addressing and what it means to "address" right,?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:09 PM
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You were too polite to ask someone at the gym if they use steroids? Remarkable restraint.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:14 PM
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I am highly skeptical of those numbers you cited.
Seconded. There's absolutely no way someone could put the amount of weight on a bar that you quoted for the squats and the deadlift unless you go to a gym where serious professionals train for Olympic style weightlifting events.

99% of gyms only have 45 pound plates as their max and you just cant fit that many on for much over 600 pounds and forget about 900. I have seen a pair of 100 pound plates at exactly 1 gym in my lifetime. Although I have seen people bench in the 450 neighborhood, certainly no women. A quick search reveals that the world record is 530 for a woman. And yes OBVIOUSLY you'd either have to be on steroids or have a genetic mutation for a woman to develop that kind of upper body muscle.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 PM
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Although I have seen people bench in the 450 neighborhood, certainly no women. A quick search reveals that the world record is 530 for a woman.
And that is for a single repitition. 450lbs, twenty freakin' times, is absolutely comic-book shit.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:48 PM
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And that is for a single repitition. 450lbs, twenty freakin' times, is absolutely comic-book shit.
The 1RM calculator I found on Google says that this corresponds to a max of about 730 lbs. I have my doubts about the accuracy of the formula they're using for that input, but regardless, this is at the very limits of human ability. If someone's doing that, they are a world-class powerlifter.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:51 PM
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The 1RM calculator I found on Google says that this corresponds to a max of about 730 lbs. I have my doubts about the accuracy of the formula they're using for that input, but regardless, this is at the very limits of human ability. If someone's doing that, they are a world-class powerlifter.
For a woman?! No way. If a woman is doing that, she's an alien. You must be talking about anyone M pr F.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:56 PM
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For a woman?! No way. If a woman is doing that, she's an alien. You must be talking about anyone M pr F.
Yeah, sorry, wasn't clear on that.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:43 AM
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You were too polite to ask someone at the gym if they use steroids? Remarkable restraint.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:44 PM
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She does not juice. She works out.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:31 AM
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She does not juice. She works out.
Well duh! Everybody knows comic-book characters don't need steroids.

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:38 AM
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Well, it IS Olympic season.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:01 AM
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Lol at squatting 670 lbs 10 times. Only one woman has ever squatted more than 800 lbs., according to the world records runner pat posted. (one rep). If she could squat 670 lbs 10 times, then her 1 rep max is 867, 12 lbs. more than the world record. Impressive!
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