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Weightlifting (or weight training) is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It uses the weight force of gravity (in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks) to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction. Weight training uses a variety of specialized equipment to target specific muscle groups and types of movement.

Serafin-Luftmann, Elise


  • No yoga - lots of training, lots of weight training.
  • My ankles paid the price.
  • Halle Berry [1]
  • Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights.
  • The giant female bodybuilder proves unthinking people wrong who believe feminine beauty can never be harmonious with well developed musculature.
  • Women's professional bodybuilding today is deplorable. The contestants spend more money—on drugs—than they can earn if they win; it's a vanity thing. People who win the contests cannot hope for any lucrative modelling or endorsement careers ... what is it all for? Just to say, "I won.
  • As explained in my book, I mark the Kim Chizevsky era as the end of female bodybuilding. Her success was a double whammy. First, her body was the most muscular of all time, unsurpassed by anyone before or since then as far as I know. Second, the Weider's stopped promoting female bodybuilding with her, and then when they sold out to AMI the promotion of female bodybuilding de facto stopped.
  • The image of women in the bodybuilding magazines reverted back to approximately what it was like in the 70s, except, of course, modern times made the "fitness" style models harder and stronger. Most of them also have breast implants, which was not so in the old days. When I started looking at the magazines again in the mid 90s, it was like déjà vu, "the 70s are back". I was startled. What happened? I thought, and then did the research.
  • Think of it. In the gender war, males have to be "bigger and badder" than women because that's how they dominate. This is promoted. Male bodybuilding was a part of that "public relations program." Now this woman comes along, promoting that females also have muscles and should develop them, and then what?
What I did in the media was like little David knocking out Goliath. But no woman came along after me to keep it going—not even to keep my name alive. It remained in the hands of men. Not that this could stop the trend of females being fitter, stronger, and more muscular and macho. That they could not do; the idea took hold worldwide and cannot be erased.
But what they could do, and did do, was to relegate the female bodybuilding part into oblivion; it's a remnant, a tiny cult. Mind you, they are promoting "fitness" and "bikini" or "figure" contests again, basically telling women to go back the way they were ... how about if they started "jock strap" or "body beautiful" contests for men, not allowing men to fully develop their muscles—how would that make men feel?
  • ̈My question is: if males have so much of these hormones, why are they taking them?
The fact is, men and women both have the same hormones, but yes, males have more testosterone. Black males also have more muscle, and I was told by a black woman bodybuilding journalist, "Iron Eyes," (now deceased) that they tried to stop the men from taking hormones for a while, and when they tested the men the black guys wiped the floor with the whites.
So of course, they stopped testing them, but continued testing the women, for a while—everything was unfair. Now you have bodybuilding, so if the males can take it, so should the females, it should be a level playing field.
I might add that after menopause, female hormones die down, but their testosterone levels increase. Men's levels decrease, they get more feminine, have less "virility" whereas women, with more testosterone, get hornier, and they can get more muscular. So I am doing well with my bodybuilding these days. I look great.
Anabolic steroids build muscle, so if this is the game, you will have people taking the drugs. If they don't they can't compete.
  • Take it out of the hands of males, start organizations solely owned and managed by women, and you can re-establish female bodybuilding in a proper manner.
  • Kellie Everts Campaign for Women's Bodybuilding Interview
  • Wait until they see these arms in Africa. They look big enough to me.
  • The Iron never lies to you... The iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the real deal. The iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.
  • While other boys had pin-up girls and Playboy bunnies hanging on their walls, I had semi-naked men. I had Sonny Liston hanging there, Muhammad Ali — anyone who was heroic. I was planning to get inspired by all of these guys.
  • Piccolo: Alright! I've heard enough talk! You know why we're here so lets get on with it!
Goku: Huh? Piccolo!? I had no idea you trained with weighted clothing too.
Piccolo: What? Thought you were the only one? Hmm...oh yeah. I feel much lighted.
Goku: That outta do it, Piccolo. Unless you can thing of something else
Piccolo: What am I? Your tailor?

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